Esceuillens is a small and peaceful medieval 'Circulade' which enjoys breathtaking views of the Black Mountains and is surrounded by gentle rolling countryside, vineyards and sunflower fields. Our charming home offers the perfect base to explore the vineyards, Cathars chateaux and medieval towns and cities of the Aude and Ariege regions. Sleeping up to 6, the house offers a fully equipped kitchen/ dining room with dishwasher and comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove, internet and satellite TV/DVD. Upstairs compromises three bedrooms and a bathroom. The paved courtyard garden to the rear of the house has a small above-ground swimming pool, garden furniture and BBQ. The traditional summer kitchen which leads off the courtyard is now used as a utility room with washing machine and sink. Linen hire service available. A tranquil hideaway from which to explore this beautiful area of France.
Les Lavandières is a typically French end of terrace house in the heart of this pretty hilltop village situated in the heart of some of the loveliest scenery in this region known as the Razés.
You are ideally placed to visit the incredible fortified city of Carcassonne (about 25 mins), Montsegur and other Cathar mountain fortresses. Andorra and Albi are within reach, as is the Mediterranean coast and 15 minutes away you will find Mirepoix, one of France’s prettiest medieval market towns. Beyond Foix (45 mins) is the longest underground river in Europe where you can take a boat trip through the stalagmites and stalactites. Relax along the tranquil Canal du Midi which wends its way towards the Mediterranean, perfect for walking, cycling or hiring a boat for the day. Local wines can be tasted at most of the Domaines and especially recommended is the Blanquette de Limoux – a sparkling wine made by a process older than that of Champagne.
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