Lovely gite to let in large grounds in Aude - RA006541

La Courtete (9km from Fanjeaux), Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RA006541 Advertiser since: 13 August 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Petit Pic Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

A Self Contained Two Bedroom Gite - Perfect for Four. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Petit Pic is a spacious self contained gite comfortably sleeping 4 people in 2 bedrooms - one double and one twin. As such it is suitable for either a family of 4 or 2 couples sharing. It can be rented separately or together with Grand Pic (RA006540) accommodating groups of up to 10.

The main living area is an open plan kitchen/living/dining room.

The gite has terraces to front and rear for al fresco dining. The front terrace is shaded by a built in awning.

Barbecue equipment is also available.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Petit Pic has a fully equipped kitchen with all amenities including oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, food processor, cafetiere, kettle, toaster and all cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware. The kitchen also includes a washing machine and separate tumble dryer. There is a small dining table for four but most meals will be taken on one of the two sunny al fresco terraces.

Living rooms

Guests can relax in the cosy lounge which is equipped with tv, dvd player and satellite Freeview box. There is also a cd player.

Bedrooms

The master bedroom contains one double bed, chest of drawers and dressing table. There is a small walk-in wardrobe with ample clothes storage.

The second bedroom has 2 twin beds, a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a small dressing table.

Bathrooms

The gite has a family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. There is also a wc and washbasin.

Heating

All rooms are equipped with electric radiators.

Entertainment

As well as the tv, dvd player and Freeview there are books and games provided for the rare days when the weather does 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 sun loungers 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

Parking is available outside the gite.

Visitor suitability

We are in a very rural location so you will need a car.

As this property is single storey it is suitable for guests with mobility issues.

However it is not really suitable for wheelchair users due to the access to the gite.

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

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 bike hire (delivered direct 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.