Holiday gite with pool and hot tub, Languedoc - RA005169

10/10
1km from Arques, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RA005169 Advertiser since: 5 January 2017
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Les Reves Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2 An extra single bed can be put in a bedroom

About this property

Spacious Gite, 2 Bedrooms, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub. This villa is in a village setting.

Les Reves is a large 2 bed gite, with pool, hot tub, terrace and extensive grounds.

The property is on the edge of the attractive village of Arques, in a peaceful location, yet within 5 minutes walk of the village centre with bakery, bar/restaurant, horse riding, and a playground etc. Even a Cathar castle is less than 1km away.

Each of the two spacious bedrooms are en-suite and the kitchen comes with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The comfortable living area has two sofas, satellite tv and a dvd player. The wood burner creates a cosy atmosphere during the cooler months. French doors lead onto the patio area, complete with seating and barbecue.

There are mountain views in each direction, yet just 10 minutes from all amenities in Couiza. Visit holidayinaude.com for details of walking/cycling/horse riding holidays.

During the July and August changeover day is on a Saturday and the minimum stay is one week. For all other times during the year, the minimum stay is 3 nights and the changeover day is flexible.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with full cooker and hob, microwave and dishwasher. All crockery, cutlery and tea towels are provided and there is a washing machine in the utility.

Living rooms

The living area has comfortable sofas and satellite TV. Listen to your favourite music on the Bluetooth speaker, or admire the views across the village. The wood burner creates a cosy atmosphere during the cooler months.

Bedrooms

Both bedrooms are en-suite. The double bedroom looks across the meadow, to the village, and the twin bedroom has views to the front of the property. An additional small single bed can be put in either room, as can a travel cot. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Bathrooms

Both bedrooms have an en-suite shower, wc and washbasin.

Heating

The property is fitted with electric heaters. Electricity and fuel for the wood burner are included.

Entertainment

The gite benefits from satellite TV, DVD player and Bluetooth speaker.

Garden and outside

The swimming pool is great for both exercise and fun, or why not try the hot tub to ease away the aches and pains of a hard day walking, cycling or eating?! Pool towels are provided. The gite is surrounded by fields, plenty of room for football, swingball or giant Jenga. There is also a table tennis table on site, a dart board, bikes and petanque.

Parking and garages

Off road parking is provided.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Limoux
Distance: 20 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Lake at Arques
Distance: 2 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Cheval n'Arquois
Distance: 0.2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 40 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: L'Arboretum du Planel a Arques

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Maurette
Distance: 7 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Aideen Hills

It was a big decision to move our daughters from their schools in England to this area of France, but having found our perfect property, it was an opportunity too good to miss!

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? Mountains, beaches, gorges, views of the Pyrenees, good food and wine, space, the list goes on...
Unique benefits of property You could sit in the Jacuzzi and watch the birds soar over the mountain tops or perhaps view a night sky like no other, away from ambient light, or just relax by the pool.

The Owner Recommends

Carcassonne

Visit the beautiful fortified cite or while away a few hours on the Canal du Midi.

Limoux

For its weekly market, famous Blanquette sparkling wine or the Carnival which sees dancing through the square during winter.

Gorges de Galamus

Simply breathtaking scenery, you can drive, walk or canyon through!

African Safari at Sigean

Amazing day out, the warthogs were a surprising favourite!

Arques chateau

One of the numerous Cathar chateaux of the region, within walking distance.

Horse riding

Wonderful hacks through the red earth of the area, with a very interesting and informative guide. For any ability rider.

Esperaza Market

The Sunday market in Esperaza has an eclectic mix of people and stalls, well worth a visit.

Canoeing/kayaking

On the river Aude at Couiza.

Mediterranean beaches

Try Narbonne plage for a relaxing day on the sands or Gruissan plage for thrilling water sports. Both beaches are about one and a half hours away.

Walking

Detailed walking guides are provided to guests. The walks range in ability, with some starting from just outside the gite.

Cycling

Detailed mountain bike circuits are provided to guests and we have bikes available.

Lagrasse

Beautiful village with working monastery.

Tree walking and water sports

At La Forge at Quillan, try tree walking or a range of different water sports.

Esperaza

The dinosaur museum is great for children and adults too!

Le Moulin at Lanet

Restaurant on a fish farm, small, very carefully selected menu, delicious.

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Hilary007 15 October, 2017

The owners were outstanding. We had a welcome pack on arrival, nothing was too much trouble for them, they were happy to tell us about the local area and amenities but made sure that we retained our privacy.
The village is in a rural area - you do need a car to get here and travel around. There are plenty of good walks, some starting in the village.
The accommodation was just as described in the advert. The only issue was tv reception - it is via the internet and is this is a rural area, service can be sporadic. However, this didn't spoil our holiday as we hadn't come to watch tv!