Mazerolles-du-razes House Rental Photos and Description
Nr Carcassonne in the heart of the Razes with views to the Pyrenees
Ancienne Maison De Vigneron, lovingly renovated and standing in 1/2 acre of gardens with a private swimming pool. Located near Carcassonne the property is in the heart of the Razes wine region with views to the pyrenees and just 1 hour from Mediterranean beaches at Narbonne. The accommodation is approached through a secluded courtyard to the front where access can be gained to two private buildings; the 'Ancienne Maison' which has 4 bedrooms (2 ensuite) family bathroom 2 reception rooms and kitchen, and the 'Stables' which has 2 bedrooms (1 ensuite) family bathroom 1 reception room and kitchen.
Natural features such as exposed beams, stone walls and high ceilings have been retained to maximize the feeling of rustic grandeur, while all modern conveniences have been incorporated into the design.
The large private gardens are to the rear of the property and provide access both to the swimming pool and many seating areas from which to relax and observe the stunning county side.
Local Golf Clubs: Golf Club de Carcassonne. 18 hole golf course and club house with views to the Medieval City. An impressive Club offering an exhilarating and constant challenge from the natural gorge, lakes and hills through which the course has been crafted.
Route de Saint-Hilaire, 11000 Carcassonne.
Tel +33 (0)6 13 20 85 43
Fax +33 (0)4 68 72 57 30
Golf Club Mazamet La Barouge. 18 hole golf course in the foot hills of the Montagne Noir. Developed in 1956 it is a mature course with stunning views.
Pont de L'Arn, 81660 Tarn, Nr Mazamet.
Tel +33 (0)5 63 61 06 72
Fax +33 (0)5 63 61 13 03
Club House Restaurant +33 (0)5 63 61 08 00
Golf De Font-Romeu. 9 hole golf course nr the Pyrenean ski resort of Font-Romeu. This course is the height of golfing experience with incredible views across the Pyrenees Catalanes. [Open July to October inclusive.]
Espace Sportif Colette Besson, 66120, Font-Romeu.
Tel +33 (0)4 68 30 10 78
Fax +33 (0)4 68 30 29 70
Carcassonne 'La Cite': La Cité Médiévale
The medieval walled town lies on the right bank of the river Aude. It has 52 towers connected by two rings of battlements that stretch for 3km.
Built over the ruins of a former Roman fortress, 'La Cite' of Carcassonne was occupied by both the Visigoths and the Saracens, before becoming the theatre of Pope Innocent III's crusades against the 'Cathar' heretics in the 13th century.
La Bastide St Louis
The town situated on the left bank was all but destroyed during the crusades but was rebuilt in 1260 to a chess board layout. The first of its kind in Europe it is the template for the linear design of many modern cities.
Despite the attentions of the 'Prince Noir' who set the Bastide ablaze in 1355, the town retains the ancient architecture to this day.
Exhilarating Christmas Market
The center of Carcassonne is transformed into a winter wonderland, with market stalls surrounding an ice rink which provides the perfect focal point for the festive season
Canal Du Midi: The Canal du Midi and the Canal de la Robine. Undertaken by Pierre-Paul Riquet in the 17th century, to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, it crosses the Aude river from West to East over a distance of more than 100km.
The Canal du Midi runs 240 km and is filled by a complicated system of feeder canals and reservoirs. It includes surviving examples of the earliest inventions related to hydraulic engineering and associated construction works. Thanks to some 350 such works (bridges, locks, aqueducts, overflow outlets), a number of which have never been altered since their first construction and the towpath with 300 year old trees, the Canal du Midi was included by UNESCO in December 1996 on its World Heritage List.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
About Heather Fisher
My Affair with Carcassonne began in 1974 when visiting the fairy tale castle and vibrant city as a child. It was many years after this first visit before I returned to live in the Carcassonne area with my wife and family and it is now our great pleasure to open our home to travelers and first time visitors alike so that they can enjoy the unique character of this dramatic and un-spoilt region of France.
Heather Fisher purchased this house in 2004
Why Heather Fisher chose Mazerolles-du-razes
Heather and I found this property, while living in Montreal, when our first son was just 3 months old. We loved the idea of being within the perimeter of the Mazerolles du Razes village, although equally important was the south facing garden which is completely private, with views over vineyards and sunflower fields to the Pyrenees.
We lived in the property for 5 years before returning to England, with both our sons attending the primary school in the village.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hello Heather and Alan,
Just a quick note to say thank you for sharing your house with us.
We all had a thoroughly splendid time in the house, so comfortable and a splendid pool.
We are considering a holiday again next year as we had such a lovely time.
Would you like us to write a review on trip advisor? It would be very positive.
Gaynor and family