|La Cave||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
La Cave originally was the village wine co-operative and has been beautifully converted into a 3 bedroom gite with a huge private terrace garden and pool. The tasteful conversion has retained many features of the original Cave and combined them with a fresh modern fully equipped and air-conditioned spacious apartment.
Set at the end of a quiet village snuggled into the hills of the High Corbieres, La Cave is a perfect base to relax and explore one of the least populated areas of the Languedoc. Breath taking gorges, beautiful towns and villages, and the Cathar Castles make the High Corbieres a paradise for walkers, cyclists, climbers, and horse riders as well those who wish to explore the area from the Mediterranean coast, the cities of Carcassonne and Perpignan to the foothills of the Pyrenees. The spring and autumn blankets of rare flowers and summertime aromatic herbs of the garrigue will thrill any nature lover, the large raptors and coastal salt lagoons are a bird-watchers delight.
Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer. Dining table and seating for 6.
Large sofa, coffe-table, dvd player, English satellite tv, cd player
One double bedroom en suite and 2 twin bedrooms.
One en suite and a family bathroom with bath and separate shower cabin
The terrace and pool are private and not overlooked. 6 sunloungers. Outside table and chairs for 6. Bbq
More than ample parking
All on one level apart from 5 steps up to terrace/house and 2 internal steps
On arrival, guests can have keys after 14.00 hours and are asked to vacate the cave by 10.00 hours on the day of departure.
This is the ideal place to relax and to explore this wonderful area where you can sample the local wine in the many caves and eat beautiful food at various restaurants.
The gite was spacious and secluded in a small village so very quiet too. Everything was right about it, clean, including all the material you might require for the comfort of home. There are 3 big bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom, another bathroom, big lounge with an American kitchen type. The owners put themselves out to provide the necessary for a baby of 7 months: cot, high chair, paddling pool, changing mat, rocking seat, steriliser for bottles, baby bath, marvellous. Very nice people. Wi-fi is available. The weather was fresh morning and evening but very hot day.
We did not mind but the drawback is perhaps the fact that all the big shops are 1 hour away, although there is a nice little town called Tuchan at only 13 km where there is a small Spar with the essentials.
There is also a lot to do around for visiting like Carcassonne, Perpignan, Narbonne, the sea is at about 45km away, there is a natural lake with waterfall and shallow little pools for young children at 1/2 hour at Moulin de Ribault with a big car park.
We have spent a delighful week. We all liked it and would recommend it to anyone.
First class Gite with everything you will need for a very relaxing holiday. A bit out of the way, but if you are looking for peace and quiet and stunning scenery on your doorstep look no further.
John and Lin are great hosts (live next door) but the gite is very private and not overlooked whatsoever.
Pool is on the small side but that is clear from photos.
Overall highly recommended
Very clean, spacious accommodation with excellent facilities, including nice clean 5m sq outdoor pool located on private balcony . Friendly, helpful local owners. Good quality BBQ plus all charcoal and fuel provided. Interesting property with historic wine 'cave' private to the property (i.e. it is a quaint converted wine factory). Beautiful countryside within comfortable driving distance of the coast (great beaches) plus many beautiful French villages and sites of interest. Local swimming lake nearby, plus rivers, fantastic gorges and a Spa pool (32c) in local town.
The only minor issue for me was that the bed pillows were slightly too firm. The one softer pillow available was used by my wife! But other than that, this is a top quality venue in a very nice location. Highly recommended.