|The Grenier Apartment||Self Catering||Flexible||2||5||2|
Holidays in Lagrasse situated within the walls of the village offers visitors a relaxed, peaceful & historic holiday experience. Guy and Claire provide a warm welcome and are on hand to provide advice or suggestions on where to visit.
During loving renovation, the house unveiled many historic secrets associated with the Cathars. There are 15 authentic stone arches scattered throughout the property and various 13th century paintings. The latter are currently under restoration with the first paintings unveiled in the village Maison du Patrimone (September 2014) revealing 20 chevaliers including one that depicts the coat of arms for Simon de Montfort who was hated in the Languedoc for his cruelty and ambition towards the Cathars - you are sure to feel you have taken a step back in time! However, with all mod cons and a comfortable feel to the living accommodation in the self catering gîte, it is history at its best! With arguably the most spectacular façade in the village, Neuf Rue de Cancans really is a gem nestled within the cobbled streets of a village voted 'One of Frances Prettiest.'
The Grenier Apartment so called for its location within the converted loft is a unique and spacious apartment on the top floor of our 13th century house with 2 large double bedrooms sleeping 4-5.
The Grenier Apartment provides a spacious beamed Master bedroom with a hand crafted Emperor bed, a large en suite bathroom with walk in shower, sink and wc. The second bedroom has two twin beds, a double day bed, en suite with glass sink, wc and bath with shower over.
Both bedrooms lead to the centre of the apartment where you will find the bespoke, fully equipped kitchen with dining area. The kitchen is built from wood found during the renovation of the house and in addition to the original loft beans adds character to this attractive yet functional and usable space.
The comfortably furnished lounge looks down to the walled garden and has cosy sofa’s with Sky TV and DVD player. The apartment has free wifi (18 MB) and is fully air-conditioned.
The apartment also includes access to the communal garden. The garden contains 3 x BBQ areas, a pizza oven, 5 terraces, a grassy lawn and to top it all off a solar heated swimming pool with decked area. All of this is nestled within the original medieval stonewalls of our courtyard providing secluded privacy from the outside world.
The Grenier Apartment has all you need for modern living twinned with the medieval and historic features we unearthed during the renovation. With sloped ceilings, original oak beams, hidden nooks and original wooden doors, the Grenier is sure to enhance any stay in Lagrasse.
Please note, The Grenier is situated on the 2nd floor so is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility or toddlers.
We provide: free wi-fi internet, bed linen plus tea towels and bath towels. Laundry facilities are on-site. Cooler bags, ice packs etc are available for the days you would like to take a picnic. We can arrange holistic treatments, wine tasting, painting courses and for those feeling more energetic guided walking is available through the local countryside and bike hire can easily be arranged. For those of you bringing your own bikes we have plenty of secure space on-site.
Holidays in Lagrasse is an ideal solution for friends and family looking to holiday together but wanting their own space as we have 4 other gites, The Arch Apartment, The Garden Studio the Pool View Studio and our newest addition the Terrace Apartment. The Pool View and Terrace Apartment have their own private terraces.
Our reviews are excellent so why not search 'Holidays in Lagrasse' to view the comments from our past clients who describe the activities and the high standard of service that we provide. We have been awarded Certificate of Excellence since 2015.
Will consider: long term lets and short breaks.
We are open all year round.
A large spacious kitchen with all mod cons and the most important utensil the bottle opener! On a serious note the kitchen is well equipped with fridge, freezer, coffee-machine, dishwasher, oven and hob, microwave, toaster and a range of kitchen things that we all need. We even have the garlic crusher and salad spinner! The dining table and chairs are located in the kitchen.
We provide some basics like tea, coffee, salt, pepper and oils.
The living room has two sofas, is light and bright. Air con is provided in the room plus English tv, dvd and Freeview sky channels. We have a range of dvds in our library.
The Grenier Apartment provides a spacious beamed Master bedroom with a hand crafted Emperor bed, a large en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, sink and wc.
The second bedroom has two twin beds, a double day bed, en-suite with glass sink, wc and bath with shower over.
Both bedrooms are very spacious, light and both with air con. We provide all bed linen and bath towels etc plus a hair dryer.
Master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, sink and wc. The second bedroom has en suite with glass sink, wc and bath with shower over.
Both bathrooms have electric towel rails and the apartment has reversible air con units i.e provide both heat and cools.
Free wi-fi in the apartments and garden.
We have a wealth of dvds and books.
We are a few minutes walk from the restaurants. A babysitter can be arranged if required.
During the summer months the village holds host to festivals, classical concerts, brocantes, market days and in 2018 Lagrasse held host to the Royal Ballet!
The apartment also includes access to the communal garden. The garden contains 3 x bbq areas, a pizza oven, 5 terraces, a grassy lawn and to top it all off a solar heated swimming pool with decked area. All of this is nestled within the original medieval stonewalls of our courtyard providing secluded privacy from the outside world.
Parking is payable just across the road from us. 3€ a day and discounted for stays of a week or more.
The Grenier is situated on the second floor so is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility or toddlers.
Bikes can be hired by a nearby company who will deliver to the property.
Chef services are available.
Recommendations for the following:
Local wine tasting
Guided historic tours.
Guy and I have a wealth of knowledge on the area. We have lots of information and maps on site and are happy to make suggestions on where to visit, reserve tables etc.
We are a couple that originated from Cornwall, where we both grew up in the holiday industry. After careers in the marine industry, super-yachts and economic regeneration we have found our little piece of paradise here in Lagrasse.<br/><br/>After a 5 year and 600 ton renovation, the secrets of the property have been revealed, providing some of the most amazing architecture, sculptures and paintings from the Cathar period.<br/><br/>Supplying plenty of things to see and talk about over a cold glass.<br/>
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Lagrasse is a stunning medieval village dating from the 7th century. It is steeped in history with beautiful architecture, cobbled streets, and a 14th century market. Lagrasse is one of the Les Plus beaux Villages de France.
With consistent temperatures in the mid to late 20's from May to September this part of Southern France has something to offer everyone, with its colourful landscape which changes dramatically through the seasons.
Lagrasse is situated just 30 minutes drive from Carcassonne and 40 minutes from Narbonne. Lagrasse has a number of bars, restaurants, local artisan shops, local supermarkets & a boulangerie to name but a few. There is a market every Saturday in the village square where fresh regional produce can be sampled and purchased.
Throughout the year you will find many events are held including live bands, classical concerts, Bastille Day, the international Banquet des Livres; all creating a typical French atmosphere.
|Unique benefits of property||Within our lovingly renovated medieval house we unveiled many historic secrets associated with the Cathars, such as arches, sculptures & 13th century historic paintings that we have loaned to the Batiment de France & are visible in the Maison Du Patrimone.
We have 5 self-catering luxury properties all with character and charm the Arch Apartment, the Garden Studio, the Pool View Studio and our newest addition in 2018 the Terrace Apartment. We have held the accolade of best in Languedoc-Rousillion on tripadvisor Speciality Lodgings 2014/15/16 out of 900+ properties & received Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence each year since 2015. With all mod cons & a comfortable feel to the living accommodation it is history at its best!
Our medieval walled garden offers the opportunity to sit beneath the 13th century arch or enjoy a chilled glass of wine at the one ton table or cool off in the solar heated swimming pool. A little piece of paradise can be found.
Lagrasse is an ideal base from which to explore the local history and architecture.
For those wanting a truly relaxing French village experience there is the pretty beach on the river Orbieu which is only a stone's throw away through the cobbled streets. Superb fishing is also found on this river & with the Canal de Midi close by, tranquil boat trips are a must. Wonderful walks can be found in and around the village. Cycling is a fun way to explore the cobbled streets & surrounding areas. The Tour de France passes nearby each year on-route to the Pyrennees! Within easy driving distance you will also find a myriad of Cathar castles from the Albigensian crusades of the early 13th century on hilltops, fortified cathedrals at Albi, Bezier and Capestang, Abbeys galore and the exciting cosmopolitan cities of Toulouse and Montpellier.
A two minute stroll up the main street will bring you to the tennis courts & the football & boules pitches. Sailing & windsurfing can be found 30 minutes drive away, so there is also something to occupy the more sporty! Skiing is approximately 2 hours away.
The beautiful beaches of Leucate, Gruissan, Port Leucate and La Franqui are located approximately 35 minutes drive away with a variety of activities to occupy the more sporty or we can direct you to those ‘off the beaten track’ restaurants where you can sample the delights of fresh sea food.
There are 2 fun aqua parks located within an hour of the house and a pirate theme park in Gruissan. In Carcassonne and Leucate there are the O2 Aventura Parcs where older children and adults can test their climbing skills - and their head for heights - in the tree top adventure park. In Sigean there is an African Safari Park which plays host - to amongst other things - elephants, lions and rhino.
Lagrasse & surrounding area provide a unique environment for enjoying.