Marc Kaczmarek

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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
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12TH C. CHÂTEAU ARAGON FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

Aragon Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, sleeps 12, Château, 5 bathrooms 1 WC, pool

The Chateau is furnished with custom Balinese furniture created to blend with its distinct Medieval character. The grand salon, on the ground floor, has an 18th century wood-panelled fireplace with a long 12-seat dining table. Floor-to-ceiling glassed arched windows overlook the Zen-like courtyard with original gargoyles. A fully-equipped kitchen with double doorways provides easy access to the courtyard and a magical experience, dining by the illuminated raised stone pool. On the 1st level floor, there are 3 en-suite bedrooms, all with floor-to-ceiling

French doors leading to the front terrace, a perfect spot for breakfast. On a clear day, guests enjoy an unobstructed view of the Pyrenees 100 km away and magnificent Mediterranean sunrise or sunset. On the 2nd level floor, 2 bedrooms share an inter-connected full bath and the 3rd bedroom has a full en-suite bathroom.

Languedoc-Roussillon: The Languedoc-Roussillon is a triangle which spreads from Nîmes to the north, Perpignan to the south and Toulouse to the west. The Mediterranean landscapes are bathed in sun and freshened by the two dominant winds, the Cers and the Marin. The vineyards, cultivated from the dry stony heath land called Garrigue, can be seen with neat parallel rows of vines throughout the region which continue to the banks of the Midi Canal in the plains. The region’s wines are soft and complex due to the regular ripening of the grapes produced by the hot sun and the cool air from the Montagne Noire.

The Languedoc has always been a region of exchange and creation, occupied successively by Celts, Maurs, Greeks, Romans and Visigoths.

The Aude Department, Cathar Country: The village of Aragon is under the Aude department within the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Aude represents an extraordinary countryside that includes the Mediterranean coastline to the Pyrenees, and the dry heath land of the garrigues to the Black Mountain pastures. The parallel lines formed by the vines of vineyards compose a visually striking landscape covering the diverse terrain: the plains, the river valleys, the stony chalk hillsides of the Montagne Noire, and the dry red soils of the Corbières. Imposing medieval castles are an important element in the local past and culture. Ten or so ‘Cathar’ castles, also known as the ‘vertiginous citadels’ were built high up on rocky summits to be as inaccessible as possible.

Cabardès, East Wind, West Wind: Two winds blow alternately here, the Cers, a cold dry wind from the north-west and the Marin, warm humid blusters from the Mediterranean sea. The Cabardès was once the land of the Lords of Cabaret, the previous name for the village of Lastours, overlooked by the four medieval fortified towers. The area includes the south facing slopes of the Montagne Noire and the area north of the Cité of Carcassonne. In the Cabardès, the eye turns naturally towards the north to the Pic de Nord, the summit (1211 meters) of Montagne Noire. The rounded dark curves are a distinctive viewpoint and a dominant landmark. When the weather is clear in the Cabardès, one can see across the south valley towards the craggy horizon of the Pyrenees mountains. The Pyrenees is a natural grey during the summer and crystal white in the winter, a vista of incomparable beauty. When the wind, the rain and the Mediterranean sun come together in the right way, rainbows appear so often, its called, 'rainbow country'.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
thank you so much for a marvelous location to celebrate our shared

50th birthdays with friends + FAMILY .

We explored the beautiful region with Windy Gedney + enjoy dinners by Peter Woodstock + his wife , Deborah . Amazing !

Merci beaucoup !

The Beeks from San Francisco , CA

The Doobs from Seattle , WA

The Shumways from Chicago , IL

The Simons from San Fransisco , CA

Grace Bransford from San Rafael , CA
Sep 2010
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Marc Kaczmarek

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Speaks french, english, Chinese
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights
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12th c. Château Aragon for your Holiday
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SUPERB CHATEAU

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Captivating chateau at the top of the charming hillside village of Aragon, five miles from Carcassonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. The chateau was very well equipped, clean, comfortable; most bedrooms have their own bathrooms; only two bedrooms have to share a bathroom. There is a separate toilet on the ground floor. Plenty of towels in the bedrooms and cooking utensils in the kitchen. The views over the surrounding hills are lovely. What wasn't so good, however, was the fact that no toilet paper had been left in the bathrooms and the first bathroom on top floor isn't properly ventilated, so the smell of sewage is discernable. The chateau has a small swimming pool, but the water in it was too cold to swim in. There is no parking specifically for chateau guests, who must park their cars in the public spaces on the road about a hundred yards from the chateau. Like most hillside villages in this region, the streets are very narrow and the corners make for tight driving. The best approach to the chateau is to take the back road around the village. Follow the signs for La Bergerie, the village's award-winning restaurant and hotel, which is a very short walk down the hill from the chateau.
The chateau is well placed for sight-seeing in this gorgeous part of France. It is also only five miles from the LeClerc supermarket where most supplies can be found.
I can whole-heartedly recommend this rental as a perfect place from which to explore the wonders of southern France.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Salvaza Airport at Carcassonne
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A61
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Narbonne plage & Mediterrannean beaches
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Carcassonne area
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Font Romeu in Pyrenees
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf de Carcassonne (18 holes, 5800m)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
1 star restaurant by Michelin Guide
Car: necessary

The number and diversity of sites to visit within an area of 60 kms surrounding Aragon is exceptional. First and foremost, 2 major UNESCO listed sites of Universal Heritage are within 15 minutes of Aragon.

1)Cité de Carcassonne, a gigantic fortified town restored to its original lustre.

2)Canal du Midi, a pluvial link between the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean built during

the XVII century by Pierre Paul Riquet, the complexity of which defies imagination.

Rich with medieval churches: Cistercian Abbeys of Caunes Minervois, Fontfroide & Villelongue.

Paper mill at Brousses is perfect for children!

Book village of Montolieu is a rare book collector's delight. Must explore Cathar castles: Lastours, Peyrepertuse, Puylaurens, Quéribus, Arques & Monségur.

Narbonne and its Gallo-Roman remains.

Roussillon, Collioure and Banyuls, Ceret and it's Museum of Modern Art,

Mediterranean beaches, the Pyrenees, and Mont Canigou and endless vineyards.

Golf: Located at the foot of the medieval city since 1988, the Carcassonne Golf offers fans a panoramic view over the Pyrenees and the Montagne Noire. This journey to all 18 holes is quite unique giving the natural configuration of the site. It spreads over almost 5800 meters of undulating fairways. It is accessible to all, 12 months a year.

The tranquility of the area, scarcely disturbed by the passage of some curious squirrels and rabbits, should not obscure the fact that this par 71 has rather fast greens and some spectacular holes i.e. the infamous No. 1 or the impressive No. 9 Par 3 which challenges golfers with its descent of 110 meters. The driving range is open every day of the week, it has 15 seats with 9 covered, and a grass driving range, putting green.

Ski: Eastern Pyrenees ski resorts are less than 100 k from Carcassonne including Font Romeu, Les Angles, Andorra and Ax-les-Thermes and the closest, Camurac. As an example, Camurac combines a charming mountain village with the practice of sport, while preserving its environment. It is a family resort with 11 trails, 3 lifts, ski school ESI, starting with telecord space, garden and snow tobogganing. Skiing and snow shoeing with 2 tracks north. Suggested activities: downhill skiing & cross country; Equipment and services on site:

Ski Resort of Camurac

11340 Camurac

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Aragon Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Notes

  • • Changeovers from Saturday to Saturday
    • Check-in 4pm/check-out 10am. Other times must have prior agreement.
    • Confirmed Booking: 30% payment. Balance due 1 mo. Before arrival date.
    • Cancellations: Full refund 12 weeks prior to booking.
    • Security Deposit: 500€ 2 weeks before arrival.
    • Security Deposit Returned: Within 15 days after satisfactory inspection.
    • The château is to be returned in the same state of cleanliness as upon arrival.
    • Bath towels and bed linen included.
    • Short rentals for smaller groups available off-season.
    • Sorry no pets or smoking at Château d'Aragon

Amenities

Aragon Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • ARAGON - toilet , combination tub/shower , window overlooking courtyard from bathtub
    MABILIA - toilet , shower , Fully enclosed shower
    EFFENTE - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite full bath
    ELZEAR-ALIENOR - toilet , combination tub/shower , sharred bathroom
    AZLAIS - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite full bath
    BATHROOM 6 - toilet , Off the living room
  • Four en-suite baths have free-standing claw foot tubs for a relaxing soak after a full day exploring nearby 12c fortress ruins. The Aragon bathroom offers a window overlooking the private courtyard. As customary, each bathtub includes a flexible shower head. A fully enclosed shower is located on the first floor en-suite Mabilia room.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • ARAGON - 1 king , 32m2 with teak wood poster king bed, baby crib
    MABILIA - 1 queen , 4-poster queen bed with boudoir
    EFFENTE - 1 queen , Warm bentwood teak headboard graces queen bed
    ELZEAR - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twin beds
    ALIENOR - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Coral rose room with queen bed
    AZLAIS - 1 queen , Headboard reading light queen bed
  • Each bedroom of the château has a unique personality reflecting the interplay of structural features, legendary Mediterranean light and sensitive custom furnishings. The Aragon room is our master bedroom. It is a 32 m2 bedroom with exquisite teak wood 4-poster king bed with plush mattress. French doors open to a balcony to enjoy breakfast. A secretary, ample closet, baby crib, boudoir and full en-suite bath complete the enormous bedroom. On the same floor, two additional bedrooms, Effente and Mabilia offer 160x200cm queen beds, each with an en-suite bathroom and floor-to-ceiling French doors leading to the balcony. On the 2nd floor, there are 3 more bedrooms, Alienor, Azlais and Elzear with 2 bathrooms. The first room, Elzear, has 2 twin beds, 90 x 200 cm each and the 2nd and 3rd room are with 160x200m queen beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Very spacious living room with a grand 18th century wood-panelled fireplace. All furniture has been made to order in Bali, Indonesia using the rarest, highest quality wood with simple designs to blend harmoniously with the Château’s character and medieval history. Furniture includes fine rattan chairs, sofas and day beds. Your family and friends will enjoy unforgettable dinners at our beautiful one piece exotic wood table that seats twelve. From the living room, you will take pleasure in the garden view through grand arched windows. Adjacent to the living room, is the library-media room for your entertainment and relaxation. The château comes equipped with a full state-of-the-art kitchen including: large gas range, oven, dishwasher, broad granite counter tops with plenty of cabinet space. Double doors give easy access to the dining room and Zen-like garden, rich with atmosphere and history.