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Well-equipped House At Foot of Medieval Cité with Garage, Wifi & 2 Shower rooms

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Two Bedrooms (three beds), Two Shower Rooms, Kitchen/Diner/Lounge, Wifi and HDTV

From the entrance lobby at the main door two stairs lead down to the newly-refurbished shower room/WC. Upstairs the first floor has two double bedrooms (one with an additional single bed) and an additional shower/WC. Also on the first floor, the kitchen/diner/lounge includes two large settees, a breakfast bar with four high stools (please bear this in mind if you have younger children), oven and hob, microwave, and a dishwasher. There is a wood-burning stove in the lounge for the winter months and electric panel radiators are throughout the other living areas and staircase. The washing machine is in the utility room in the cellar and the private garage can also be accessed via the cellar. The opening to the garage is 174cm tall and 222cm wide - this is large enough for most cars such as Vauxhall Meriva, Mazda 6, Peugeot 308, Ford Focus, but not for particularly tall cars like SUVs. The garage is 560cm long, so long enough for most cars.

Free wi-fi, (high definition) Satellite TV, and Playstation 3 with a selection of games and Blu ray movies.

Carcassonne, in South West France, is easily accessible via its own airport with Ryanair flights to London Stansted, Glasgow Prestwick, Liverpool, East Midlands and Bournemouth airport in the UK, Porto in Spain, Dublin and Cork in Ireland, Brussels in Belgium, and Billund in Denmark. Toulouse, Perpignan and Beziers Airports are all a little over an hour away by car with flights to many other European locations.

Carcassonne is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France, with its dramatic medieval Cité (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997). Walk along the castle ramparts to get fantastic views of Carcassonne and the surrounding countryside, or visit the Castle itself or the historic Cathedral, dating back to the 11th Century. Numerous excellent restaurants and independent high quality shops are within the walls of the medieval Cité, which are a few minutes walk from the house. Two Michelin-starred restaurants are within 400 metres of the house, one of which is in the Cité itself, the other (two-starred) a few minutes walk along the road.

For those with a car, historic local villages such as Villemoustaussou and Pennautier are within 15 minutes drive. Slightly further away (about 40 minutes) is Narbonne, and a little over an hour away are Toulouse, Beziers, and Perpignan. Alternatively why not take a train to some of these larger cities, or to the seaside resort of Sete, with its long beachfront.

More Details

Owner
Ian & Anna Dougal
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cite medievale extraordinaire. Maison idealment situee! Parfait.
Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Carcassonne Salvaza
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
several
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Golf Club de Carcassonne
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 23 or 24, E80
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
several
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Camurac
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Lac de Cavayere
Car: not necessary

At the foot of the medieval Cité (a UNESCO World Heritage site), this house in the historic Barbacane area is ideally placed to explore both the old and new towns of Carcassonne. Two Michelin-starred restaurants are within a few minutes walk and many other excellent local restaurants and cafes are also nearby. The historic old bridge over the River Aude, with its dramatic views of the castle and its ramparts, and the Pyrenees in the distance, is five minutes walk away. A tree-lined stream, ideal either for a short stroll or longer walks is at the end of the road. An open air swimming pool and tennis courts are fifteen minutes walk away. The train station and town centre are within a twenty minute walk with numerous independent shops, restaurants, museums and the town square. Boat trips on the Canal du Midi (also a World Heritage site) are available next to the train station.

Local bakers/grocers are within a few minutes walk of the house and a mini-market in the town square is a fifteen minute stroll away

Internally, the bright bedrooms offer glimpses of the castle ramparts. There is a new shower room with a separate additional shower room.

Free wi-fi and (high definition) satellite TV.

For the winter months there is a wood-burning stove and electric radiators are throughout.

A kitchen/diner/lounge area includes two large settees as well as a breakfast bar with four high chairs (please bear this in mind if you have younger children).

The washing machine is in a utility room in the cellar.

For those with a car the house also has a private garage.

A golf course is 10 minutes drive away as is the beach at the Lac de Cavayere. Toulouse is just over an hour away via the Autoroute and the beaches at the Mediterranean seaside are also around an hour away. Numerous historic villages are less than an hour away including Bram, Villemoustaussou where excellent vineyard tours are available at Domaine O'Vineyards, Pennautier and Aragon.

Prices include all taxes, bed linen, towels, cleaning and, if needed, heating.

Amenities

Carcassonne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Ensure cutlery, crockery and glassware are clean for next guests - use dishwasher (tabs provided)
  • Any equipment is used at the renters’ own risk. If the bicycles stored at the house are used, the renter must confirm they are in a suitable condition
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
  • The main shower room has an enormous shower enclosure, with two Grohe shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom offers glimpses of the castle ramparts from the windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf Clubs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
All areas of the house accessed via stairs. There is a breakfast bar with high stools which are not suitable for young children. There are two showers but no bath.

Reviews

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Well-equipped House At Foot of Medieval Cité with Garage, Wifi & 2 Shower rooms
average rating of 4.75 based on 38 reviews
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Four night stay

  • 4 of 5

Stunning location. Able to walk up steps to La Cité. Comfortable and clean. Immediate response when reporting pipe leak. Fixed same day. Our Berlingo would not fit into garage - we knew beforehand. Parking tricky. U.K. Tv disappeared after first day. Blessing in disguise?

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and everything we required

  • 5 of 5

The house was just what we needed and close to the centre. Easy access from the airport

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

It does exactly what it says on the tin!

  • 5 of 5

Often properties are misrepresented on these sites but, not in this case. This pretty little house IS at the foot of the medieval city and there is direct access only moments away that, depending on your fitness, will have you in that magical place in five minutes or so. The property is large with two generous bedrooms a large and comfortable seating area and all the comforts you could ask for in a holiday location. The centre of the modern Carcassone is also a short walk so this really is a central location. Yet, it is a peaceful spot and quiet at night. There's a grocery and a newsagent a few doors away and I came to feel like a local going down in the morning to collect a baguette and paper and practice my French. Be warned, though, you won't find many people who speak English but, when you make an effort to speak French, they are gracious, friendly and helpful. Go if you like a quiet holiday, history, architecture and an excellent climate. Stay in this house if you want a home-from-home. Thank you Anna and Ian!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Top stay in the shadows of the medieval city.

  • 5 of 5

Even before we arrived, we felt this stay would not disappoint and it didn't. Ian's communication beforehand was excellent, his information helpful and, as it happened, his instructions for contacting Pierre to greet us were spot on. Pierre was promptly at the house upon us phoning him and even though our French was limited, we were able to adequately understand his descriptions and explanations. The house was easy to locate. Parking might have been tricky however having a usable off street garage was a real bonus. Another bonus was the two bicycles in the garage. The house was very well equipped and immaculately presented. The beds were comfortable, the showers were hot and the kitchen was complete. A little shop down the road was handy for staples like baguettes and milk but also stocked some fruit and vegetables and smallgoods. From the bedroom windows, it felt like we could reach out and touch the walls of the medieval city of Carcassonne. Taking both the guided and self-guided tours of this historical wonder was the right move. The new town across the river has its own attractions and is easily reachable on foot, a pleasant stroll. The market in Place Carnot on Saturday morning, presenting an extensive variety of first class produce at reasonable prices, was well worth the visit. We recommend this house without hesitation and would gladly return to see the many sights in and around Carcassonne that we had insufficient time to savour on this visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a hidden gem at the the foot of the old city walls. The house was well equipped and more with everything that we required for our stay. We were very appreciative of the welcome gift too, such a great touch. Pierre and Chantel were extremely helpful and on hand if needed.

If like us, you like to explore and discover, there is so much to do by car and on foot within the city. The old city is a must visit and would recommend a guided tour as you can get a passport which allows you to get discounted tickets to several things, including the jousting tournament in the castle, the castle itself and St Hilaire (the home of the first sparkling wine) all of which we would highly recommend. If like us you wanted to know more of the local history of the Cathars, then go to Foix at the foot of the Pyrenees and not for the faint hearted, a hike up to Chateau de Lastours. The views from both were amazing.

We have fallen on love with this area and merely scratched the surface. We will be back and would highly recommend staying at this property, I know we would like to again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

The location was excellent and the house was well-equipped. Communication with the owner was great, but with Pierre and Chantal on location was tricky with no English between them. But we managed!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $294.81

We accept payment in British pounds sterling or Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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