|Grand Pic||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2|
Grand Pic is a self contained gite with capacity for 6 people. It can be rented separately or together with Petit Pic (RA006541) to accommodate groups of up to 10.
The downstairs area is fully open plan. The fully-fitted kitchen includes an oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, coffee-maker and all cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. In the open plan dining area there is a large dining table with plenty of room for 6. The lounge is equipped with comfortable sofas, tv, dvd and satellite receiver with Freeview. Also downstairs is a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a separate ground floor shower room and toilet.
On the first floor we have 3 separate bedrooms. There is one double bedroom, one twin and a small third bedroom with 2 bunk beds. The family bathroom has bath with integrated shower, washbasin and toilet. Bed linen and towels are provided and refreshed weekly.
Please note we provide washing powder, softener, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, hand soap, kitchen towel and toilet rolls.
An outside terrace is perfect for al fresco dining with views over the garden. A retractable awning provides shade. Barbecue facilities are also available.
The gite has a garage for your car in hot weather if required.
Guests have use of the 10m x 5m pool (shared with our other gite and the owners!) which comes with sunloungers, pool toys and inflatables. We also provide pool towels.
The gardens also have swings and a trampoline and there is a gamesroom with table tennis and darts.
The fully-fitted kitchen includes oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, food processor, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster and all cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware. In the open plan dining area there is a large dining table with plenty of room for 6.
The lounge is equipped with comfortable sofas, tv, dvd and satellite receiver with Freeview. There is also a cd player.
On the first floor we have 3 separate bedrooms. There is one double bedroom, one twin and a small third bedroom with 2 bunk beds. The family bathroom has bath with integrated shower, washbasin and toilet. Bed linen is provided and refreshed weekly.
The family bathroom has bath with integrated shower, washbasin and toilet. Bath and hand towels are provided and refreshed weekly.
Electric radiators are provided throughout the gite.
As well as the tv with satellite Freeview and dvd player, we provide games and books for those rare days when the weather will not co-operate!
The gite is part of an 8 acre property with extensive lawned gardens and paths. Guests have use of the 10m x 5m pool (shared with our other gite and the owners!) The pool area is fully equipped with sunloungers and we provide pool toys and inflatables.
For our younger guests a trampoline and swings (including a baby swing) can be found in the garden.
We also have an indoor games room with table tennis and darts.
There is plenty of room to park the car outside the gite but there is also a garage if required.
We are in a very rural location so you will need a car.
This property is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues as all bedrooms are on the first floor.
Cots and highchairs can be provided upon request at no extra charge.
The gite is equipped with an iron and ironing board.
There is a hairdryer for guests use in the main bedroom.
We also provide essential items such as dishwasher tablets, washing powder and softener, washing up liquid, kitchen cleaning items, aluminium foil, clingfilm, sandwich bags and toilet rolls.
We moved to the quiet life and the tranquil, beautiful surroundings of the Languedoc in 2018 after 15 years living and working in the Middle East.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||This is the perfect quiet peaceful location to enjoy the countryside. At night there is no noise or light pollution to impede your view of the night sky or muffle the sounds of nature.|
|Unique benefits of property||The house and gites are situated in grounds of 8 acres. We are surrounded by rural countryside creating a safe haven for families to enjoy the pool and gardens in complete safety and security.|
The local area is steeped in history. We are just 40 minutes drive from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Carcassonne with its' magnificent restored citadel. The surrounding area has many ruined Cathar castles in spectacular settings. There are also abbeys and spa towns to visit.
Each Monday morning the medieval centre of Mirepoix comes alive with the weekly market in the 2 old central squares. Local farmers, butchers and artisans come to sell their produce. The timbered arcades of the square have many restaurants with menus full of local specialities for you to try.
Our property is situated in the middle of the AOC Malepere wine region. The fields around are full of vines with many small producers in the local villages offering tastings and sales at the cellar door. The area is also famous for Blanquette de Limoux - the forerunner of champagne. This sparkling wine was first produced in 1531 using the traditional "methode champenoise". To start you off we provide you with a bottle of Blanquette de Limoux and a bottle of AOC Malpere free on arrival. We can arrange a half day wine tasting tour for you including a visit to a Blanquette producer. We do the driving - you do the drinking!
We are surrounded by walking trails. Just a few minutes walk from the house it is possible to access the GR7 with wonderful views of the countryside - fields full of sheep, horses, donkeys and cattle. On a clear day, the snow capped mountains of the Pyrenees are visible. If you prefer two wheels to two legs, we can arrange cycle hire (delivered to your door).
Dining options range from fine dining to the local take out pizza. Our favourites include Chateau Pennautier or A'kotee for a special meal out. For fun, cheap eats, Pizzeria Le Rol in Belveze du Razes has a great atmosphere where locals and visitors alike mingle.
Every year in July, the open air theatre in the citadel of Carcassonne hosts the Carcassonne Festival. Performances range from classical music concerts through ballet and opera and include French and international rock music. 2019 highlights include Sting and Liam Gallagher. Last year featured a performance of Swan Lake by the St Petersburg ballet company alongside artists such as Simple Minds, Robert Plant and A-ha. Further details and tickets are available at www.festivaldecarcassonne.fr/