|Les Reves||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||3||An extra single bed can be put in a bedroom|
Les Reves is a large 3 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 2 spacious bedrooms upstairs are en-suite. There is also an additional double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. The kitchen comes with oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The comfortable living area has 2 sofas, satellite tv and a dvd player. The woodburner creates a cosy atmosphere during the cooler months. Frenchdoors 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.
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.
Our Walking for Foodies package combines a cooked meal or picnic everyday with local walks or an activity. Round off each day under the stars in the jacuzzi or snuggled up in front of the wood burner. We can even provide transport while you're here. V
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.
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.
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.
Both bedrooms have an en-suite shower, wc and washbasin.
The property is fitted with electric heaters. Electricity and fuel for the wood burner are included.
The gite benefits from satellite TV, DVD player and Bluetooth speaker.
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.
Off road parking is provided.
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.|
Visit the beautiful fortified cite or while away a few hours on the Canal du Midi.
For its weekly market, famous Blanquette sparkling wine or the Carnival which sees dancing through the square during winter.
Simply breathtaking scenery, you can drive, walk or canyon through!
Amazing day out, the warthogs were a surprising favourite!
One of the numerous Cathar chateaux of the region, within walking distance.
Wonderful hacks through the red earth of the area, with a very interesting and informative guide. For any ability rider.
The Sunday market in Esperaza has an eclectic mix of people and stalls, well worth a visit.
On the river Aude at Couiza.
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.
Detailed walking guides are provided to guests. The walks range in ability, with some starting from just outside the gite.
Detailed mountain bike circuits are provided to guests and we have bikes available.
Beautiful village with working monastery.
At La Forge at Quillan, try tree walking or a range of different water sports.
The dinosaur museum is great for children and adults too!
Restaurant on a fish farm, small, very carefully selected menu, delicious.
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!