About the property
- House807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
2 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 5)
Located in the heart of Cathar Country, this quaint, recently renovated house is located on a quiet square in the center of Quillan. View of Chateau and just two houses from the Aude River. Walking to all amenities (bakeries, cafes, restaurants, train station, post office, banks, swimming pool, etc.).
Each bedroom is totally private on a separate floor with its own bath featuring towel warmers. All windows face the chateau and offer ample light. Heat is electric. Kitchen is located on the ground floor.
Quillan:: Through the Pierre Lys and St Georges gorges, enjoy 12 km of sporting river! Rafters, white water swimmers, and kayakers from all levels of ability are offered the most exceptional water sports spot in the Pyrenees.
Markets in Quillan are on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Surrounding villages host markets, so you are likely to find a market nearby every day of the week. Why stay in a hotel, when you can rent an entire house and enjoy the many flavors from the markets.
Other Nearby Attractions:: Saint-Hilaire (40 minutes) - Home of the blanquette. See the old benedictine abbey, the cloister in the church, and a sarcophagus decorated with scenes of the martyrdom of St sernin.
Limoux (30 minutes) - Famous for its 3-month long carnival. - Catha-Rama : a 30-min audio-visual show about the cathar religion and history. Musée-Petiet: a 'belle époque' museum. Numerous Blanquette wine cellars, wine tasting and buying.
Alet les Bains (25 minutes) - Health spa- Village built around its abbey, old bishopric. Beautiful half-timbered houses in the village, after the old wash bridge supplied with a continuous flow of thermal water. Bring your empty water bottles and fill up with natural spring water and do laundry if you are into hand-washing!
Espéraza (15 minutes)- This village has been marked since the 19th century by the production of felt hats- In the old station, visit the museum of Millinery - Dinosaurs Museum: the paleontological excavation area that supplies the museum is open to the public in July and August, at a 5 km distance in Campagne/Aude.
Celine & David
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- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Celine & David
Celine and David are the owners of the property. We purchased this 150+ old village house with nothing but a kitchen sink and a toilet and turned it into a very comfortable home. We have raised two daughters and now have two grandsons and we live on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington state.
Celine & David purchased this House in 2007
Why Celine & David chose Carcassonne
Having spent some of my childhood in the area with my grandmother, it was an impulsive purchase during a vacation in 2006. My husband has also always loved the area and we are anxious to explore the area further now that we have done so much work on the house.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Peaceful and relaxing !
Celine and David have a lovely place and we would recommend it anytime!!
The house was just right for us. We loved our time in Quillan so much that we are already planning to go back there next year.
Celine and David are wonderful hosts and they made sure we wanted for nothing.
The sound of the river always lulled us to sleep and our son enjoyed riding his bike round town.
Thank you so much for the great time we had and letting us use your home as if it were ours.
Ruth & David
Quillan still retains its charm!!
Very clean and well equipped Quillan townhouse. Brilliant central location. Great kitchen to cook an evening meal and sit round the big dining table.
Lots of guide books and good recomemmendations re restaurants. Great walking and cycling country.
Clean and comfortable. Ideally located.
This comfortable holiday home was very well equipped. We had all the things we needed and immediately felt at home. The house is ideally located if you wish to explore the area - castles, mountains, wine tasting and the sea about at hour and a half away. We came home to rest as there was so much to see and enjoy in the area.
The village is charming and very friendly. We have extremely limited French, and were still made to feel welcome. There are plenty of places to eat and drink and the Thursday evening market was a real treat.
We travelled with our 2 teenage boys who loved the holiday. It was just such a lovely location for a family holiday.
vacances au pays cathare
séjour agréable, petite ville tranquille, région pleine de magnifiques paysages
Delightful, classic town house in peaceful square
An attractive little town house, on 3 storeys and with lovely views from the top 2 floors. Clean, well equipped kitchen/dining area and with some nice old furniture that gives a good feel. Two spacious and very comfortable beds with en-suite bathrooms on top 2 floors. Everything you need in town is within a few minutes walk and there are some excellent places to eat. A really pleasant stay in a delightful spot.
There is nothing I could even think to complain about. It is the ideal headquarter location for visiting Carcassonne, and Le Pays Cathare with all its castles and abbeys. Celine (the owner) is super helpful and nice, the house itself has everything one needs and is very nice, Quillan is a small town but has a couple of good restaurants, beer places, one great bakery, grocery store, pharmacy. Definitely recommended.
Quillan is a small town and commune in the Aude département, in southwestern France located at the foothills of the Pyrenees, on the road between Carcassonne and Perpignan. Located at the top of the Haute Valley of the Aude, close to the mountains, this is an excellent area for hiking and mountain biking as well. Horseback Riding is available nearby and the views are amazing. Take a short trail ride or sign up for multiple days. Carcassonne is a must see and just one hour away. The medieval walled town lies on the right bank of the River Aude and is featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. It has 52 towers and 2 rings of town walls making a total of 3 km of battlements. There is no restriction on access to this area of Carcassonne. It is still home today to its population of approximately 120 and it boasts a large number of shops and craftsmen. Other Activities: kayaking, rafting
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Single bed only: add 35€. Add cleaning fee of 60€ for bookings of less than 5 nights. 5-7 nights pay weekly rate. Sec. Deposit - €250 (refunded, less damages, after cleaning & inspection) 25% due at booking (non-refundable) Final payment due sixty (60) days prior (partially refundable only if dates re-booked) Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice