Inga and Mike Heywood

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Carcassonne City House 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 Town House 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Luxury 2 bedroom Town House in quiet Street. Sleeps 2 to 4. Shaded roof terrace with great views over Carcassonne. Contemporary well equipped Oak Kitchen with Granite worktops. Separate utility room with washing machine & Tumble dryer.
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

Inga and Mike Heywood

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Speaks french, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Town House
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
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Town House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
New Mexico, USA
5

RAVE REVIEWS FOR TRIVALLE DISTRIC APT

  • 5 of 5
This wonderful townhouse in the Trivalle district of Carcassonne has everything one could need or want in a holiday rental -- right down to the picnic basket and day trip cooler. The flat is very well equipped and beautifully fitted out, including a lovely top level eating area for warm summer evenings. The washer/dryer are a plus for long-term visitors. The neighborhood has bakeries, restaurants, wine shops, newsstands and, of course, the La Cite (all within easy walking distance). The 'newer old city' (Bastide) is a pleasant 10 minute walk -- the pleasantries of a city neighborhood without the hussle & bustle of the heavy traffic. Owner is the perfect landlord -- there when you need him, absent when things runs smoothly (which they do because he has prepared this property very well) ... he lives nearby. You and your family cannot ask for a more pleasant holiday rental."
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sue & Steve were our first American guests & so we are really pleased they enjoyed their holiday & found everything they needed for a one month stay. As a result of their visit we now offer free wi-fi internet access in the house.
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Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Washington, DC
5

GREAT TOWNHOME IN GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful 2 bedroom townhome. The distance to the castle was amazing and the apartment was so well appointed with everything we could want or need. I hope to come back soon! The best part of the our stay was a wine tour through Limoux with Wendy at Vin en Vacances and having the lovely townhome to come home and make dinner!
  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • 5 of 5
This has to be one of, if not the best place we have ever stayed!.
We usually rent an appartment for a week in various locations over a Month and in most cases, they are ok.
Well carcassonne was PERFECT. From the time walked in, we felt at home, everything you need is there to the smallest detail.Beautifull towells, Heater on, and the more you look the more you will find all you need..
Close to all, the old city and restaurants to all modern facilities and shops.
Our hosts Jason and Annette were very friendly and very knowledgable about Carcassonne and the region.
They even picked us up to go to an excellent restaurant by (The canal du midi) on our last night. What a treat.
Will be telling all our friends about this one, thanks again
Philippe + Silvia
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
5

EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this lovely townhouse for 5 nights in August with our 5 children (aged 9-15 years). This was our first visit to Carcasonne and we really had a fantastic time. The location is fabulous, just beneath the old cite in a quiet narrow street with only the occasional passing car/moped. Well renovated and quirky (the spiral staircase to the roof terrace was fun to negotiate with hot cups of coffee!), we really enjoyed starting the day with breakfast on the roof terrace looking out over the colourful rooftops and listening to the bells ringing out from nearby churches (they seem to stop at night though or at least we had no problem sleeping).
The bedrooms are spacious and the kitchem really well equipped so we tended to eat lunch out and cook dinner in. The washing machine and tumble dryer were also a bonus and were put to good use.
We found lots to do as a family. We visited the old cite several times, took a boat trip on the Canal du Midi, hired bikes and cycled to Trebes for lunch and back, swam in the nearby River Aude (there is a swimming pool but we didn't have the required 'speedos' for the boys) and had a hair-raising few hours on the high ropes at the Lac de la Cavayere (I watched!).
The owners Jason & Annette were really helpful from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble, from suggestions for hire car companies, to extra bedding for the sofa bed, to even going and collecting documents from the airport that we had inadvertently dropped on our return home 10 days after our stay in the townhouse and posting them to us in England.
Thankyou Jason and Annette for going 'above and beyond the call of duty'. We really hope to return to Carcasonne sometime soon and wouldn't hesitate to stay with you again.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Town House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Bristol, UK
5

A GREAT WEEKEND!

  • 5 of 5
Excellently located literally round the corner from the Cite the townhouse was clean and comfortable and so much nicer for us than staying in a hotel. Would definitely stay here again. Would recommend the Adelaide restaurant in the cite.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Town House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Cambridgeshire
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5
Town House excellent, area great what more can one say a about this beautiful place, ideal for the old and new city. Weather good for the end of March (a little windy) but food and accommodation fantastic! We will be back!!
Wendy & Phil
  • Submitted: May 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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 House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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
£130
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£650
 
 
Medium
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
£80
£400
 
 
Medium
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
£100
£500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £200.00
Notes Rates inclusive of all utility bills, heating,taxes & Bed Linen/ towel hire upto four people.
For stays of more than 1 week additional nights will be charged pro-rata of the weekly rate rather than the nightly rate.

Cancellation Policy

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

Carcassonne City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • High quality fitted bathrooms, fully tiled with heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms equipped with bedside tables & lamps, wardrobes & chest of drawers. Electric heating. Main bedroom has ensuite shower room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
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
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