|La Peyre||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||6||One day bed in master bedroom|
Constantine was fully renovated in 2003. It enjoys a 12 x 6 metre pool with pool alarm and 2.5 acres of private land. Constantine has a fully enclosed garden which is safe for children. It also has a pool house with table tennis and other games. It has a stereo in the pool house with a good selection of music.
The main house has 3 bedrooms (2 en suite, 1 with bathroom next door to the bedroom) and a further 2 bedrooms, en suite, in the adjoining gites. It has a large reception room with air-conditioning, a large kitchen diner with American fridge-freezer, 6 hob cooker, two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and a stereo in the dining area for some music whilst you dine. The lounge is equipped with three sofa's and armchairs, tv, dvd player and a good selection of films. There is a utility room with ironing board and iron, a washing machine and sink.
There is a large terrace with bbq and seating for 10 plus. The garden is surround by cypress, fig, grape vines, plum and almond trees. There is a large lawn area and a nice size play house for smaller children to enjoy.
The house is over 200 years old with exposed beams and brick in some areas, there are 2 logburners (kitchen and lounge) making it homely in the spring and autumn. This is not a modern property.
We are in the middle of the countryside with fields surrounding on all sides so it is possible to see lots of wildlife during your stay.
The large open plan kitchen dining area is well stocked for the catering of 10 plus guests.
Six burner gas range with 2 ovens, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge-freezer.
Cosy cool west facing lounge, well furnished with logburner for the colder months. Satellite tv, dvd player with a large selection of dvd's.
House master bedroom: large super-king size bed and single day bed with en suite bathroom with roll top bath, wc and basin.
House double bedroom: double bed, en suite bathroom with shower, wc and basin.
House twin: two single beds with built-in wardrobe, adjacent to family bathroom with shower, wc and basin.
Gite double: double bed, en suite bathroom with shower, wc and basin.
Gite twin: two single beds, en suite bathroom with shower, wc and basin.
As above plus house ground floor bathroom with shower, wc and basin.
Air conditioning for cooling in the summer and heating for the winter.
Storage heaters in all rooms.
Log burner in the dining room and lounge.
Lounge: Large flat screen tv with satellite receiver, dvd player and dvds. Wi-fi Free.
Dining room: Stereo and cd's
Pool area: Stereo.
Private swimming pool 12 x 6m with Roman entry steps and safety alarm. The code for setting the alarm is in the house information book and must be active at all times the pool is not in use.
Patio areas around the pool and at the back of the house, large enough to comfortably accommodate all guests. Sunloungers and garden furniture are provided.
We are happy for you to pick the fruit from our numerous fig, almond, apple, cherry and plum trees. We also have an abundance of vines with edible grapes for you to enjoy.
Ample private parking for 5-6 cars on gravel to the rear of the house/gites.
Suitable for large families and groups of friends.
Gites situated on the ground floor are ideal for guest not wishing to climb stairs.
Washing machine situated in the utility room attached to the gites.
Celia and I currently live in England and are looking to move to France sometime in the next 3 years. We love spending as much time in our France home as possible and its rural location gives us the much needed time away from the hustle and bustle of our hectic lives.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||We fell in love with the property after being chosen to appear on 'A Place in the Sun- Home or Away! '
Saint Paulet is a quiet village surrounded by beautiful countryside. Our property is located on a hill with views of fields planted with sunflowers, wheat and barley, an artists paradise. We can see the pyrenees from the driveway on clear days and only 50 mins from either Toulouse and Carcassonne airports. Although we are located 1hr 15min from the beautiful Mediterranean (Narbonne Plage), there are local fresh water lakes with water sports and beaches.
|Unique benefits of property||Our home is a 200 year old farmhouse set in 2 1/2 acres of woodlands/fields with a secure garden. We have a private 12x6m pool and our closest neighbour is 250m away offering guest a truly secluded setting for the perfect get away. Although a 5 bedroom property 2 en-suite gites are separate from the main house, perfect for large families or a group of friends sharing.|
Carcassonne is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cité, with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications. The first walls were built in Gallo-Roman times, with major additions made in the 13th and 14th centuries. Château Comtal, a 12th-century castle within the Cité, offers archaeological exhibits and a tour of the inner ramparts.
The Basilique St-Nazaire-et-St-Celse, dating from the 11th–14th centuries, has rose medallion stained-glass windows and a 17th-century organ. Outside Cité’s walls, the Musée des Beaux-Arts exhibits European art from the 17th century on, while the Musée-Trésor de Notre-Dame de l’Abbaye presents illuminated manuscripts in a 12th-century abbey. Ville Basse is the lower town, with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Cruises on the scenic Canal du Midi pass nearby, and the vineyards of the Cité de Carcassonne wine region spread out beyond the city walls.
World renowned Saturday morning market is held in the square and surrounding streets in which a variety of goods, but especially food and clothing, is on sale.
There is something very special about the Canal du Midi, something that simply makes people fall in love with it. Running from the city of Toulouse down to the Mediterranean port of Sète, the Canal du Midi is arguably the most beautiful and well-known stretch of inland waterway in Southern France.
These days the Canal du Midi is a haven for tourists from across the world who come to bask in its beauty and soak up the scenery. In the summer the weather is gorgeous, but the colours and its serenity make it a place for all seasons. It is easy to see why it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. First time visitors will certainly be bowled over by its magnificence and even old hands will find new and exciting things to explore on every visit. It is truly a magical holiday destination.
The closest location to access the canal is in Castelnaudary which is 20 mins away.
At the foot of the Black Mountains and near the fortified town of Revel, the Saint-Ferréol lake is located in an unspoiled forested area. The lake covers 67 hectares in size, the Saint-Ferréol lake was conceived by Pierre-Paul Riquet, the architect of the Canal du Midi, with the aim of being the main water reservoir of the Canal du Midi. Today, this lake is very popular with sporty types and people who just want to chill out. Its beautiful shores are dotted with trees and a great place to relax.
About fifteen kilometres to the east of Narbonne, City of Art and History, at the foot of the Clape mountain, in the Regional Natural Park of Narbonne in the Mediterranean, lies the seaside resort of Narbonne-Plage. Carrying the European Blue Flag label, the resort is appreciated for its long beach – no fewer than five kilometres of fine sand – which is great for relaxing, bathing, and for sports activities such as sailing, beach volleyball, jet-skiing, sand yachting, catamaran or sea kayak. There is also lots of entertainment in the summer at Narbonne-Plage, such as evening markets, open-air shows and traditional festivals...
For nature-lovers, the resort is a good starting point for rambles on the wild, unspoilt Clape massif.
Nature lovers and hikers, come and discover the abundance of the Black Mountain (Montagne Noire)! Situated at the southern extremity of the Massif Central, at the edges of the Aude and Tarn departments, this mountain in wild, unspoilt terrain has contrasting types of countryside, as can be seen in the dark forests of pine trees, oaks and beeches towards the north, and the vineyards, garrigue and olive groves towards the south.
The highest point of the Black Mountain, at 1,211 metres, the Nore Peak has a superb panoramic view from its orientation table - you can see the Pyrenees, the Corbières, the Mediterranean Sea, the Toulouse plain and the Lacaune Mountains!
The Prise d'Alzeau, at Lacombe, is the source of the Black Mountain stream which brings water to the Saint-Ferréol basin.
There is nothing like a ramble or a bicycle ride for exploring the natural and built heritage of the Black Mountain, and discovering its typical villages like Roquefère and its castle!