- Restaurants nearby
- Peaceful & quiet
- Satellite TV
- Child friendly
This holiday cottage in South France is a large independent gite with 4 bedrooms and a garden. The cottage is ideal for those looking for outdoor activities and adventure for both adults and children. Apart from a wide range of local sports, the house comes with a large games room, including a full size pool table and an option to hire mountain bikes to explore the local mountain trails. The house is situated in a quiet village, surrounded by mountains, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The area is full of historical and cultural interest being at the heart of the Cathar region with its magnificent castles. There is a swimming lake just 15 minutes’ drive away from the house with a sandy beach, small bar and restaurant. There are also opportunities for wild swimming in high mountain lakes and rivers. The nearest shops and restaurants are just 5 minutes away.
Holiday house to let - Our verdict:
This holiday cottage in France is located in a picturesque setting in the French Pyrenees. The cottage is ideal if you want to find self-catering holiday accommodation close to the Pyrenees and benefit from all the outdoor activities that this beautiful part of the South of France has to offer - excellent hiking and skiing, mountain bike trails, cycling routes, etc. Quillan is also conveniently located to explore the sites of Aude, Languedoc Roussillon and the beaches of the South of France
- Linen & towels provided
- Peaceful & Quiet
- Satellite TV
- Scenic views
- Washing machine
- 2 bath
- 4 bed
- Beautiful location
- Child friendly
This holiday cottage in France to let is situated on the Aude river. Quillan is a small thriving town with all amenities, including a municipal swimming pool, gym and cinema. There are local shops, supermarkets, and a market twice a week. You can enjoy the french cafe culture at one of the local cafes and Quillan also has a large number of restaurants. This is a lovely area for walking, birdwatching, sightseeing, horse-riding, kayaking, white-water rafting and most other outdoor activities. The nearest Cathar castle is about 10 miles away at Puilaurens. In the South of France, fairly close to the Spanish border you`ll find the departement of the Aude. The capital city of the Aude is Carcassonne which has motorway and train connections as well as an international airport. If you follow the Aude river due south of Carcassone at a distance of about 40 miles is Quillan.
The nearest Ski resort is Camurac a 35-40 minute drive, other SKI resorts include Mijanes-Donezan, Pulvalador, Formigueres are within an hours drive away and within one and a half hours drive are some of the larger resorts like Les Angles and Font-Romeau. All this and you are still a little over an hours drive away from the Mediterranean coast and its beaches.
You have your choice of airports across the South of France and Northern Spain to reach this holiday cottage in France. You can :
Fly to Carcassonne (45 mins)
Fly to Perpignan (1 hour)
Fly to Girona (2 hours)
These are the booking terms for Quillan holiday cottage in France:
Full rental cost and deposit must be paid full 8 weeks in advance of arrival date. Reservation deposit (Non refundable): 25% of the rental price. Damage deposit required. Included in quoted prices are bed linen and bath towels.
Sleeps 6-8 (#1)
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- Value for money
We really enjoyed our stay at Rouvenac ; we’ll long treasure memories of our time there and would love to pay a return visit one day. It’s a lovely place at the edge of a typical French village. The House is very comfortable and tastefully decorated (with some of Donna’s beautiful paintings!); and we had everything we needed. The kids also had a great time with the games room. Importantly, Donna was happy to answer and help with any queries/problems. There is so much to do and see in the area and this Holiday house is well located! We enjoyed cycling, white water rafting on the Aude and swimming in the Lake at Puivert. We loved exploring the Cathar Castles with incredible views and villages such as Rennes le Chateau and Fanjeaux. We also took a boat trip on the Canal du Midi. There are Markets and festivals and happenings all over the region; we even managed to see a cycle race at Quillan.
Reviewer: Nick K. Worcestershire, UK.
Date: Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
We were two families with 4 children (aged 5, 4, 3 and 2) and a baby. We spent 5 days in the house and visited a couple of castles in the Cathars area (Puivert and Arches). The museum of dinosaurs in Esperaza is really impressive, and Carcassone is beautiful. The house is big and the rooms are comfortable. The kitchen is very spacious and we had all our meals in it as it has a big table. Very handy altogether. The living room is cozy and the playroom in the basement is fully equipped (darts, pool table, table tennis, table football and hi-fi system).... it was a pity there were no heaters in the playroom and it was too cold to enjoy it during the days of our stay at the end of December. We really had a nice time and we're very happy of our stay. We would definitely recommend it.
Reviewer: Andreu N.
Date: Jan 2016
The large house easily and comfortably accommodated our adult family of 5. We loved the sunny terrace at the front of the house where we barbecued, ate and played games into the evening, drinking the local Blanquette de Limoux. The games room and laundry on the ground floor were well equipped. The pool table and table tennis table provided much entertainment and not a little competition. This level provided a cool contrast to the sunny terrace just outside. The living area on the first floor was beautifully organised. The kitchen - dining area provided a main living space. The kitchen was well equipped with two sunny Juliet balconies overlooking the terrace onto the front of the house. We ate mostly indoors at the table which sits in front of one balcony; the red squirrel which lives opposite provided daily entertainment over breakfast as he ran along the wire into the trees and back again. The other balcony has comfortable chairs overlooking the front of the house. We loved using the mountain bikes to explore the local area using the good paths that start very near to the house. The owner, Donna, met us when we arrived. She took the time to show us around the house suggesting local attractions and also gave advice about the beaches on the east coast. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to others wanting to explore this beautiful part of France. As to what to visit... Esperaza market is on Sunday, so that is useful on your first day when most supermarkets (except the one in Esperaza) are shut. It is worth the drive to the coast to see Colliure and Banyuls sur Mer. Recommend rafting and exploring all the nearby Gorges. A lovely house from which to explore this wonderful region.
Reviewer: Mr & Mrs Thame
Date: Aug 2016
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