Cottage to let in Languedoc - RA004490

Alaigne (35km from Carcassonne), Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RA004490 Advertiser since: 6 January 2016
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Honeysuckle Cottage Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Beautiful Cozy Cottage, Pool, Wi-fi, Pretty Village. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Free wi-fi and welcome pack of essentials on arrival including fresh french bread and bottle of local wine or Champagne.
 
Honeysuckle Cottage is a cosy, rustic little cottage set on a private gated drive next to Rose Cottage. (Not on a road) . Roses, jasmine, honeysuckle and wisteria clambering up the walls, pots of flowers and hanging baskets and very french interior. It has everything you need for a wonderful stay here in southern France and is just 25 mins from Carcassonne Airport.
 
You can pick up your shopping on the way through and enjoy a bbq (webber gas) or eat out at our local Cafe/bar five mins by car down the road. We have a fab bakery/ grocery store the village which also does amazing pizza's to order. Neat accommodation, with pretty little shuttered windows, view of the pyrenees, tiled and wooden floors and beamed ceilings. Wi-fi /tv/dvd with good films to watch. Bookcase full of interesting books including some novels about the surrounding area to while away the hours maybe whilst sunbathing in the pretty south facing garden. .
 
We have a selection of bikes for you to use with helmets which you ca use to get to Limoux and then use the train service to Quillan and/or Carcassonne or just potter around the vines on them.
If you are thinking of buying a property in the area we can help with that too. We know the area pretty well now and can advice on great villages and even get some properties together for you to look at.
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen area is fitted with all you need for a relaxing holiday including a full gas cooker with hob and oven/microwave/fridge and loads of storage space. A typical double pot sink with constant hot water. Tiled table with seating for 2.

Living rooms

The lounge/dining area area has 2 comfy french fireside chairs with matching sofa, coffee tables and lamp etc. and an old but beautiful french dresser with all your crockery in.
There is a writing desk with bookcase full of a variety of books including the Kate Mosse historical novels about the area.
The bedroom and bathroom are up a wooden open tread staircase.

Bedrooms

A very spacious special bedroom with a chandelier in the beamed ceiling over the beautiful KINGSIZE 200x200 bed with crisp linen and a comfy mattress. Lots of storage space including wardrobes painted in the provencal style a french dressing table with ornate mirror, bedside chests with matching lamps and stunning views including a glimpse of the Pyrenees from the shuttered window.

Bathrooms

The bathroom by the bedroom is spacious and has a white modern suite with a large walk in shower, tiled floor with comfy chair, a selection of toiletries and an electric towel rail.

Heating

Lounge electric wall heater
Bedroom Convector heater
Bathroom Heated towel rail.

Entertainment

Jacuzzi
15' above ground pool open from June to end of September. With sunbathing area.
Multi Gym in barn.
Chicken garden (they are very entertaining)
Bikes to potter around on.

Garden and outside

Flowers galore around the south facing cottages and gardens.
Many areas in the gardens to sit and eat or read or sunbath. Sun loungers by the pool.
Jacuzzi
15' above ground pool open from June to end of September.
Multi Gym
A variety of bikes for you to use at no extra charge
Webber gas bbq + others

Parking and garages

Parking by the cottage or other side of gate or plenty of parking in the village.

Visitor suitability

The bedroom and bathroom are up a wooden open tread staircase °°°°
Please be aware of this before booking.
The stairs are not steep but they are open tread. We have had no complaints.
The property is not really suitable for children. Please ask for further details.
We have a no smoking policy.

Information about any additional facilities

Shop in village which sells a good selection of produce including fresh bread, cakes, buns and some groceries and fresh pizza orders taken with half hours notice. They are good value and delicious.
Post Office opens most mornings till 12.
Art gallery and crafts
Cafe/bar and pizzeria 5 mins down the road in next village.
Spa type shop in next village + outdoor pool/ tennis courts/ fishing lake also
Bank/hairdressers/doctors/pharmacy etc etc

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Limoux
Distance: 11 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, carpe
Name of nearest fishing location: Belveze du Razes
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: 0

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Limoux
Distance: 11 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sue Brooke

We are a retired (from teaching) married couple from Uk who have settled in France and run a little holiday Cottage business. We moved here in 2009 and have family in Uk and in France.<br/>

Year property purchased 2009
Why this location? Family already living here so it was an easy decision.
Unique benefits of property Set in a superb and peaceful location surrounded by vines and sunflowers. Facing South with no houses in front we have the perfect setting. Most of our holiday guests say "How did you find this place" or " you have really found an amazing location" or "we are so envious and we don't want to leave". That says it all. We consider we have it all here including around 300 days of sunshine per year. Seems to be true so far.

The Owner Recommends

Rafting/Cycling/Swimming/Boating/Walking/Painting/Bird Watching/beach/mountains/wine tasting/shopping

Our area is overflowing with things to do. People who come for a week tend to come back as they just didn't get to see everything first time around. The history of the cathars and the amazing chateau's etc are just two of the historic adventures to go on. The gorges through the mountains are also a must see as is the Medieval wonders of Carcassonne la cite. Festival de Carcassonne is on every summer. Over 70 live music and theatre events www.festivaldecarcassonne.fr Carcassonne - Plage A beautiful man made beach with lake................................. 30 Mins Limoux: Our nearest town with its lively square and great shops............................. 15 mins Toulouse: A wonderful historic city well worth a trip................................................ ( 1 hours drive) Cathar castles: The area is steeped in the history of the Cathars with remarkable fortress castles in the mountains. Gorge de Galamus: Only 30km away is this breathtaking gorge. Great for driving + hiking/rafting etc. The Pyrenees: hiking in the summer skiing in the winter............................................ 1 Hour Narbonne seaside..............................................................................................................1.5 Hours Argeles beautiful coastal area..........................................................................................just over 2 Hours Roses in Spain ……………………………………………………………………………2 and a half hours.