Village House - Aude - Sleeps 6

Carcassonne and Corbieres 

  • Village House exterior
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom
  • Beach
  • Nearby Town/Village
Village House in Aude, a cottage in Languedoc-Roussillon: Village House exterior

Characterful village house, high guest satisfaction

A very comfortable, large, sixteenth century house and garden in a pretty village with a bar, supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, tabac. Perfect location for touring or just staying put. Successfully let since 2004 with excellent feedback. All linen and towels included.

GROUND FLOOR: Large open plan living room/dining/kitchen with a wood-burning stove. Sofa, chaise longue/day bed, armchair. The kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and a large fridge-freezer. Scullery to the rear with a washing machine, bathroom, and separate toilet.

FIRST FLOOR: Two double bedrooms with shutters, one single bedroom with a French window and Juliette balcony overlooking a pretty garden. Second single bedroom with shutters overlooking Rue de la Gloire. Bathroom with a large shower. Hairdryer.

GARDEN: Small pretty & secluded garden. Table & chairs, parasol, reading bench, BBQ.

BARN: A barn for wood and tools storage.

SUMMER: Fans in all rooms, and the house remains cool all day if the shutters are kept ajar. WINTER: The woodturning stove and electric storage heaters keep the house very warm.

ENTERTAINMENT: UK TV ('Now TV'), very fast Internet, landline phone, books, games, DVDs, and an extensive library of films.

THE VILLAGE: Cafe, pharmacy, bakery, supermarket, tabac, wine shop, garage, tourist office, post office. The Abbey of Saint Hilaire is where the first sparkling wine in the world (Blanquette de Limoux) was documented as being made (in 1531), by the monks. The recipe then went north to the Champagne region of France and become world famous. You can buy Blanquette in the village and it wins gold awards at wine tastings worldwide.

THE AREA: Saint Hilaire is in the vineyards of the Corbieres hills and between the medieval cite of Carcassonne; a UNESCO heritage site (15 minutes north) and the lively town of Limoux (15 minutes south). The village is also 20 minutes from the UNESCO heritage Canal du Midi.

THINGS TO DO: The Festival of Carcassonne is one of the largest in France and lasts from July to August. In September there is a Fiesta. The square in Limoux has night markets and music from Easter to late Autumn and it's fantastic to eat out under the arches of the medieval square and watch the festivities. The market in Limoux is on Fridays and on Saturdays in Carcassonne.

The beaches of the Mediterranean are 40 minutes drive and there's an award-winning lake beach 20 minutes north. Rennes Le Chateaux (The Da Vinci Code) is 20 minutes south, next to Rennes Les Bains, an open-air swimming pool which is filled by a warm thermal spring. There's excellent walking in the Pyrenees and its foothills, and white water rafting, Kayaking, and skiing. It's also only three hours drive to Barcelona.

HOW TO GET THERE: 20 mins drive to Carcassonne Airport, 1hr 20 mins drive to Toulouse Airport. Excellent motorway links north to the UK, east along the Mediterranean, and south to the Costa Brava - 1.5 hours away.

This property has been listed with Chez Nous for 14 years

Village House Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural
  • Village

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Telephone
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Cot
  • No Smoking

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner

  • 2 Double Bedrooms
  • 2 Single Bedrooms

Ground Floor Facilities
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • Ground Floor Bath
  • Ground Floor Shower

  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Tumble dryer

Internet Access
  • Broadband
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • TV
  • Radio

Leisure Equipment
  • Sun Loungers
  • Patio Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels

Garden/Terrace/Play area
  • Private garden
  • Terrace / patio
  • Enclosed garden / play area

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Fishing
  • Wine Tour
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Theatre
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Caving
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
  • Jet Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • White Water Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (indoor pool)
  • Swimming (outdoor pool)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
7 night(s) · 31 October 2020
Key Property Details
Property Name Village House
Reference 170481
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Reviews 0 Add a Review
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Village House in Aude

Nearest TownCarcassonne - 5 miles (approx)
Nearest AirportCarcassonne - 5 miles (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortMarseilles - More than 30 miles (approx)

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