4 bedrooms, study/bedroom, 3 bathrooms, terraces, gardens with beautiful views
Situated in the beautiful wine region of the Aude and surrounded by vines and sunflowers, this very private, pretty house is located at the foot of the quiet village of Hounoux. Built in 1992, it has all the character of an old house but all the comfort of a new house.
The accommodation sleeps 8-10 people and is comprised of 1 double master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a second double and 2 twin bedrooms. These are located on the first floor along with a further wet room/loo. The ground floor consists of a very comfortable open plan sitting room and dining area with French windows opening onto the terraces - lovely for drinks and alfresco dining; kitchen with small breakfast table, utility room, wet room, separate loo and a study/office/bedroom. Perfect for couples or families.
The heated outdoor swimming pool is 7 x 3 m and the large terrace has plenty of space for dining, BBQ, sun loungers and table tennis.
With its 2,500 years of history, the magical and medieval citadel of
Carcassonne with its fairytale towers, turrets and cobbled streets is 25 minutes
away. Unsurprisingly, it has been the backdrop for many a film and boasts many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. On the outskirts you'll find golf and treetop rope walks for all the family.
If you are interested in walking and nature, right on the doorstep, we have a famous old pilgrimage trail ( the GR7) which stretches all the way to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. This route is a gift and you probably won’t meet a soul on your way but there are lots of lovely walks from the house.The Pyrenees (and skiing) can reached in about an hour.
There are many castles and fortresses in the area, as this is Cathar
Country, which is steeped in history as well as being prominent in the
Legend of the Holy Grail. Montsegur and Rennes-Le Chateau are
of particular note to enthusiasts.
Chalabre Chateau has medieval games in the summertime and there
are re-enactments of chevalier training, jousting and equine dressage.
Montbel Lake with its superb scenery, has lovely walks, cycling and riding
around its shores and you can swim and sail there too.
The Canal Du Midi is 15 minutes away which is great for boating and cycling.
Other attractions within a 30 min drive are kayaking, horse-riding and wine tasting.
The Mediterranean coast is easily reached in just over an hour and here you will find long stretches of golden sand, fishing ports and the ancient towns of Beziers, Sete, Narbonne and Perpignan.
You will find a bakery, butchers, grocery store and pharmacy in Belveze or Fanjeaux, both a delightful 10 minute drive away through lovely countryside.
The enchanting, half-timbered little town of Mirepoix is a 20 minute trip and everything is here from small shops and supermarkets to the colourful Monday morning market which is abundant with local produce and crafts.
Toulouse and Beziers are approx. 1 hour drive, Carcassonne - 25 minutes.
This property is a new listing with Chez Nous
Las Costas Ouest Property Features
Housekeeping & Services
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Weekly Maid Service
- Bed Linen Included
- Towels Included
- Fuel and Power Included
- High Chair
- No Smoking
Open Fire/Wood Burner
- 2 Double Bedrooms
- 2 Twin Bedrooms
Ground Floor Facilities
- Ground Floor Toilet
- Ground Floor Shower
- Outdoor Pool
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Machine
- TV - Satellite or Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Table Tennis
- Sun Loungers
- Patio Furniture
- Beach Towels
- Private garden
- Terrace / patio
- Enclosed garden / play area
Activities within 20min drive of the property
- Wine Tour
- Horse Riding