|MaisonQ||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||2||1 single folding bed|
The house itself has:
4 good-sized bedrooms (of which 2 on the ground floor);
2 bathrooms (one on each floor);
A spacious through lounge/dining room, leading out to a sheltered balcony with tables and chairs overlooking the rear garden and stream;
A spacious basement with garage, utility room and third toilet, giving access to a private pool with surrounding patio equipped with sunloungers and a summer kitchen with built-in bbq and dining table to seat 8.
The kitchen is fully equipped, and includes:
Gas and electric hob
Stand alone oven
Electric kettle and toaster
Eight sets of dishes and cutlery
Pans and utensils
The dining area provides comfortable seating for 8 around a large dining table.
The lounge area contains a 3 seater settee, 3 armchairs and an occasional table. The tv has a freeview satellite connection and a dvd player with a good selection of dvds. There is an adequate number of glasses on the drinks cabinet, as well as a cd player.
Both the lounge and the dining area give onto a sheltered balcony ovelooking the garden and stream, with further seating and tables.
Description of sleeping capacity:
Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)
Notes on bedrooms:
Bedroom 1: ground floor with large double bed.
Bedroom 2: ground floor with double bed.
Bedroom 3: first floor with double bed.
Bedroom 4: first floor with double bed.
1 fold-away single bed also available in lieu of 1 double bed.
Ground floor family bathroom with shower over bathand separate wc.
First floor en suite bathroom with shower over bath and wc.
Basement wc with wash basin.
Centrally heated in winter months. Log fire in lounge sealed off in summer months. Fans available in all 4 bedrooms.
Tv with limited Freeview connection
Dvd Player with good selection of English language dvds
A good selection of books and boardgames
There is a private pool surrounded by a patio terrace, and sunloungers, tables and umbrellas are provided.
There is a built-in barbecue in the summer kitchen, where there is seating for 8 around a dining table, hot and cold water and a 2-ring gas hob.
The lounge and dining room give onto a balcony which overlooks the rear garden and stream. Additional seating and occasional tables provided.
A small enclosed garden surrounds the property.
There is off road and on drive parking, as well as a garage which will accommodate 2 cars.
An ideal location for a relaxing holiday for adults and kids alike. However, we do not make specific provision for babies (cots, highchairs etc.) and the property is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Gloria and I (John) are a retired couple who bought this house in Quillan as a holiday home just before retiring.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||Maison Q is set in a delightful position within easy walking distance of the shops, bars and restaurants of Quillan, an attractive market town situated on the banks of the river Aude and in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
There are several restaurants in the town, ranging from fine dining to good family eateries (pizzerias and snack bars).There is a twice weekly market selling local produce, and in the high season there is a weekly night market, and occasional free music and dancing concerts. The town also boasts an outdoor swimming pool, and an outdoor activity centre offering several water sports on the river Aude. Additionally, there are lovely country walks, both along the river, and in the surrounding hills.
|Unique benefits of property||MaisonQ is a detached property with 4 good sized bedrooms situated at the head of a quiet cul-de-sac and overlooking a stream and private woodland. It has a private swimming pool and a summer kitchen with a built-in barbecue.|
Quillan itself is ideally situated for visiting all the Cathar castles, local lakeside beaches, the nearby mountains and the Mediterranean coast. There are plenty of opportunities for wine tasting on the regional wine trails. The beautiful medieval city of Carcassonne, a World Heritage site, is within an hour's drive, and well worth a visit, as is the ancient town of Limoux, home to Blanquette, the original sparkling wine. Also worth a visit are the spa towns of Alet-les-Bains and Rennes-les-Bains, as well as Rennes-le- Chateau and its mysterious history, charted in The Da Vinci Code and the novels of Kate Moss. A good day out for those wishing to enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery and fantastic duty free shopping is a drive throught the nearby hills to Andorra. Two recently opened recreational lakes (one fishing; one bathing with hill walks and children's play areas) are an attractive addition to the town's facilities. See photo of Parc St Bernard in photo gallery.
The nearest Golf course is in Carcassonne, again an hour's drive away and the nearby town of Axat boasts a great water adventure park
So there is plenty to do throughout the region for all ages - as active or as relaxing a holiday as you wish to make it!