Inga and Mike Heywood

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Carcassonne City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering rental, Carcassonne, Carcassonne centre, Cité, canal du Midi

Located in Historic Trivalle District between the Medieval cité & Carcassonne centre (walking distance to both). Newly renovated town house retaining original features whilst providing a high quality & all mod cons. Ideal all year round self catering holiday location balancing culture, gastronomy, romance & an appealing climate. Stunning oak framed roof terrace with great views over Carcassonne.

Apartments Cezanne & Monet with stunning views of Carcassonne medieval Cité. All recently renovated to a very high standard. Apartment Renoir is cosy, on ground floor with no stairs. Cezanne with private shaded roof terrace.

Friendly English owners living locally.

All inclusive prices with no hidden charges.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES - CARCASSONNE

Carcassonne is a tale of two cities - divided by the River Aude - the ancient walled Cite and fairy-tale castle on the plateau on the right side of the river and the 'newer' Bastide Saint-Louis or lower town on the left..

Theories on how Carcassonne got its name abound, but arguably the most popular is the story of Dame Carcas, which dates to a siege of the City in the early Middle Ages.

According to legend, around 8th Century the Frankish king tried to starve Carcassonne's Saracen population into submission.

After a long siege foodstocks were severely deplenished and defeat was looming - but the ruler's wife Carcas had a bright idea: she gave orders for a pig to be force fed with the very last sacks of grain, and then tossed over the city walls.

When the pig fell and split open, revealing the contents of its stomach, the watching troops were fooled into believing the inhabitants still had plenty of supplies.

As they retreated in dispair, the jubiliant townsfolk called for church bells to be rung in triumph: 'Carcas, sonne!' ('Ring Carcas!').

Today visitors to La Cite can admire a head and torso statue of a plump, smiling woman, representing the town's namesake, mounted on a column near the Porte Narbonnaise.

A more likely theory, however, is that the name comes from the Celtic Carsac, or the Roman Carcaso or Carcasum, (an important Roman trading post on the site some 2000 years ago).

Others say it derives from Occitan, from the words carac (meaning rock, after the spur on which it sits), and sonne (meaning wood, for the surrounding forest).

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Details for Apartment Renoir 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Ground floor one bedroom apartment sleeping 2 people. Recently renovated to a very high standard. Living room with satellite television. Well equipped fitted kitchen with dining area.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Inga and Mike Heywood

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Speaks french, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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5
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Apartment Renoir
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Apartment Renoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=1072211
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
5

RELUCTANT TO LEAVE

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I stayed at Renoir for 4 nights. The location of this apartment is perfect for a stay in this area, it is accessible for a day in La Cite, and La Basse, as well as exploring the local area. It is easy to find and there is free local parking under 5 minutes walk away. Communication between myself and Inga was constant, helpful and friendly, made all the more hospitable when both Inga and Mick knocked on our door to introduce themselves and share their favorite spots of the area. I was shown the other apartments in the building and they were of equally high standard and all with their own personality. This apartment is bigger that the pictures lead you to believe. The sofa bed is extremely comfortable, the shower is really good and the street is very quiet. The self catering facilities are easy to manage. Other guests have left suggestions and comments in a book in the sitting room which, alongside Inga & Mick's recommendations proved very helpful. There is so much to see and do in this area that I know I will be returning. I would recommend exploring La Basse as well as Le Cite, and I would definitely recommend staying at Renoir. Waking early and walking to the shops to get breakfast was a highlight.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Apartment Renoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=1072211
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Burton-on-Trent. UK
5

APARTMENT RENOIR

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is clean and modern with a nice kitchen and bathroom.
It was great living so close to the Medieval City but the apartment is also convenient to the main part of the city. We had wanted to experience life close to the locals and you do just that. There was a lot of very useful material about 'what to do and where to visit' left by previous residents.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
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Apartment Renoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=1072211
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
United Kingdom
5

A WELCOME BREAK

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we entered into email exchanges with Jason and Inga they proved to be very efficient and communicative - definitely the reason why we decided to rent their accommodation.
Inga had offered to pick us up from the airport and also to buy us some groceries. As a result we landed at 10am and were in the property at about 10.45. Inga was very personable and having shown us around Renoir she left us - making sure that we knew how to contact her if necessary. (we saw her again when she returned us to the airport)
The apartment really is very well decorated, furnished, clean and so close to the Cite. To my delight they even had a hi-fi system with a lead for my ipod ;-)
Thanks to Inga and Jason we had a great few days in Carcassonne and we would not hesitate to rent one of their apartments in the future.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Apartment Renoir
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+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Norwich
5

RENOIR APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We have recently returned from a four day break in Carcassonne staying at the perfectly located Renoir apartment and had a fabulous time. The apartment was beautifully furnished, very clean and comfortable and very well equipped. Inge was so helpful, getting some groceries in for us upon arrival and even picking us up from the airport; it made the trip so much easier and enjoyable. The apartment is excellently located, just at the foot of the ramparts of the old Cite and a short walk into Carcassone town.
I would certainly recommend this apartment (and the one upstairs which we saw) as being well-located, comfortable, and clean with very, very friendly and helpful owners and friends.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Apartment Renoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=1072211
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
UK
5

APT RENOIR, CARCASSONNE

  • 5 of 5
Great little apartment, well fitted out. Great location underneath City walls. We spent a very comfortable week there and throughly enjoyed it. The apartment has a great kitchen. We would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Apartment Renoir
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+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Ayr, Scotland
5

GREAT APARTMENT WITH FANTASTIC LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Arrived at the apartment to find it in great shape: clean, well maintained and decorated. Inga had been very kind and picked us up some bits & pieces of shopping which we paid for at the end of the week. Fantastic location for exploring the city, barely any walk from the Medieval City Walls. Lots of information in the flat left by other tourists including maps of the city, and leaflets of nearby attractions. Had a great time, would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Carcassonne Plage - Lac Cavayere
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Carcassonne
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Mont D'Olmes
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Carcassonne
Car: not necessary

Located in Carcassonne Centre & foot of Historic Medieval Cite (largest walled Medieval city in Europe). Close to many restaurants & bars catering for all tastes & budgets. Everything in walking distance, no car necessary, although free parking nearby. 10 minutes from Carcassonne Airport with regular Ryanair flights. 40 minutes from Toulouse Airport (easyjet, Flybe, BA). Mediterranean coast & beaches 40 minutes drive. Excellent golf course 5 minutes. Numerous picturesque circulade Villages & Cathar Castles under an hour. Upcoming wine region with delicious discoveries on your doorstep. Leisurely cruising, walking or cycling along the Canal du Midi. Ideal central location for exploration or house hunting.

Other Activities: wine tasting

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Availability & Rates

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Carcassonne City Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£80
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£400
 
 
Mid
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£70
£350
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
£60
£300
 
 
Mid
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
£70
£350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The above prices are inclusive of all charges, heating & bed linen/ towel hire.
We welcome enquiries for longer rental periods, please ask for a quote.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Carcassonne City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower size 90cm x 90 cm. heated towel rail. Washbasin & mirror with Shavepoint.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom has bedside tables & lamps, large wardrobe with hanging space and shelves& electric heating.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Many guests book this apartment whilst visiting with elderly relatives as it is on the ground floor and the rest of the family book the other apartments which we also own in the same building.
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