Lovely gite to let in large grounds in Aude - RA006540

La Courtete (9km from Fanjeaux), Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RA006540 Advertiser since: 13 August 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Grand Pic Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

A Three Bedroom Self Contained Fully Equipped Gite.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

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.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

The lounge is equipped with comfortable sofas, tv, dvd and satellite receiver with Freeview. There is also a cd player.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

The family bathroom has bath with integrated shower, washbasin and toilet. Bath and hand towels are provided and refreshed weekly.

Heating

Electric radiators are provided throughout the gite.

Entertainment

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!

Garden and outside

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.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of room to park the car outside the gite but there is also a garage if required.

Visitor suitability

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.

Information about any additional facilities

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.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Limoux
Distance: 23 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Peche a la Truite Ludique et Familiale
Distance: 47 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Carcassonne
Distance: 26 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre les Fjords du Razes
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 50 km

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: Station de ski des Monts d'Olmes, Montferrier
Distance: 42 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR7

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateau de Belvezes, Belvezes du Razes
Distance: 9 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Ian French

We have just moved to the quiet life 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 with our dogs. At night there is no noise or light pollution to impede our 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 Owner Recommends

Carcassonne and Cathar country

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.

Mirepoix market

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.

Wine tasting

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!

Walking and cycling

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).

Local restaurants

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.

The Carcassonne Festival

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. 2018 featured a performance of Swan Lake by the St Petersburg ballet company alongside artists such as Simple Minds, Robert Plant and A-ha.