This beautiful villa situated in the foothills of the Black Mountains boasts panoramic views of the French countryside with the Pyrenees in the distance. It is located within walking distance of a historic village with a shop [1.4km] and restaurant [1.1km].Aragon is the centre of Mountain Biking for the Aude region. Lots of information on the house and what to do in the area can be found on our website www.villamontagnenoire.co.uk
There are 4 bedrooms, 3 of which have their own stunning views with double doors opening onto terraces. The open plan living and dining area provides a light and vibrant environment in which to relax. There are two bedrooms on either side of the house separated by the main living area.The master bedroom, with it's ensuite shower room, is located on the upper floor and possesses double doors opening onto a private balcony with breathtaking views looking out over the local vines. The main bathroom allows the opportunity to watch the sun setting whilst relaxing in the bath. There is free Wifi available in the house and air-conditioning in the main living area and all bedrooms.The terrace provides panoramic views over the Languedoc-Roussillon area presenting the perfect setting for dining al fresco and watching the magnificent sunsets. In the cooler months there is a log fire and a fantastic sun room allowing you to enjoy the views from the sofa.
The villa is set in an acre of un-gated woodland. Within this acre of land there is a private10 metre heated pool that claims its own incredible view of the local area. The gated pool is surrounded by a spacious patio that is perfect for relaxing. Pool heating is available from early June through to the end of September and is reliant on ambient temperature.
Aragon is a pretty Medieval village and only a short walk from the villa. In the village is a local shop with a selection of day-to-day necessities and fresh baguettes. You will also find 'La Bergerie' restaurant, where you can experience some of the best haut-cuisine. The village itself claims a number of historical monuments, including the 14th Century Church of Sainte-Marie.
If you want to get out and about then there are a multitude of activities on your doorstep. The famous Carcassonne castle and Canal du Midi are only a 15 minute drive away and with a number of events planned throughout the year there is alway something to do. If you are looking for a more active day out then visit 'Lac de la Cavayere', which is a lake near Carcassonne, where you can 'Go Ape' and zip wire over the water or you can go for a refreshing swim whilst the kids are let loose on the water park, featuring a range of different water slides and games.
Aragon itself is the centre for mountain biking in 'Aude' and provides about 160Km of trails, with varying skill levels suitable for everyone. For more information on this go to the mountain biking section of our website where you can get information on local routes and download them to devices such as Garmin.
Chateau de Pennautier is a 10 minute drive away on route to Carcassonne and is a centre of wine production. It features a historic Chateau with impressive grounds that you can walk around and on Wednesday there are tours around of the Chateau itself.
Other villages in the surrounding area include Le Chateau de Saissac which is a ruin of a Cathar castle only a 20 minute drive away. Montolieu, often referred to as the 'village of books', contains 15 bookshops and numerous workshops and galleries of the artists that live and work in the town. Lastours are 4 small castles that are each built on a 300m high rocky ridge, you are able to walk up to each one of these castles and explore their ruins,whilst taking in the extraordinary surroundings.
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