Bastide type Villa with 8 rooms on 190 m2 on 2 levels with contemporary furnishings.
The Ground-floor is comprised of 2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and their own terrace. There is an open kitchen with a traditional 6 hotplates range cooker, dishwasher, micro wave, and an american fridge serving crushed ice and water. The lounge area is spacious with satellite flat screen TV, sound system, Free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating. The dining room is modern with views across the garden. The terrace is accessible via 3 double doors.
The 1st floor offers 2 large double bedrooms and 2 twin rooms convertible into large double bedrooms,1 en-suite bathroom & 1 bathroom with contemporary standing bath & walk-is shower. Views across the country, vineyards and mountains from all the bedrooms.
The terrace is 50 m2 with furniture & deck chairs for up to 12 adults and 6 children. The large 10x5 Pool is fenced and offers natural shades.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude region
From the family-friendly coastline full of beaches and activity opportunities to the historic Cathar Country inland, the Aude in Languedoc-Roussillon has it all:
1. World heritage sites
The Aude boasts two UNESCO listed landmarks – the fortified city of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi. Parts of Carcassonne were once in disrepair but its medieval ramparts and towers saved from demolition. The Aude is also home to a 100km section of the Canal du Midi, an impressive 235km in total.
2. Exceptional architecture
In Cathar Country, medieval castles abound. Catharism was a religious dissidence developed in 13th century Languedoc. It was fought against in the Albigensian Crusade (1209) and eradicated in the 14th century but castles such as those in Peyrepertuse, Quéribus and Villerouge can be visited today.
3. The Aude mark of quality
The ‘Pays Cathare’ trademark identifies a range of quality products and services offered by local people in the Aude. From booking your stay to seeing the various sites and tasting food and drink from the area, put your trust in the blue label and enjoy the tourist professionals’ personalised welcome.
4. House boat holidays
Get back to nature and journey slowly down the Canal du Midi. The greenery provides a beautiful backdrop for boating and a peaceful place for birds and other animals to live. There are ample opportunities to wave at people walking, talk to lock keepers, moor up and wander into town to stock up on provisions.
5. Coastal resorts
From the mouth of the river Aude to the lake of Leucate are some fine sandy beaches and seaside resorts, including: Narbonne-Plage, La Palme and Port La Nouvelle, where people of all ages gather to top up their tans, cool off in the water and enjoy a wide range of other open air activities all year round. The Languedoc is one of France’s sunniest areas.
6. Land of plenty
As the celebrated Carcassonne-born chef, Prosper Montagné, once said, “On ne fait du bon qu’avec du trés bon” (“Good cooking is only possible with very good produce”). Thankfully, the Aude is a table heaving with shellfish from the sea, plus game, olive oil, goats’ cheese, honey and cassoulet from the mountains. All are enhanced by the superb appellation wines.
7. The Cathar Trail
Of the 3,000km of designated hiking paths in the Aude, the 200km Cathar Trail comes highly recommended. It runs from the Mediterranean all the way to the Pyrénées and offers a real invitation to discover a wide variety of landscapes with a number of medieval castles dotted along the way.
8. Cultural events
Carcassonne Festival in the summer brings together over 100 performances, including opera, dance, theatre and music, most of which you can watch free of charge. For music lovers, Fugue en Aude Romane spans two weeks in July and involves a series of concerts held in abbeys across the department.
9. Sporting competitions
The coastline of Narbonne is one of the best windsurfing spots in the world. More recently, kite surfing and kite flying have also taken off. Competitions make great spectator sports for the uninitiated but in the absence of these, it is common to find would be competitors practising on the waterfront.
10. Colourful markets
One of the largest is in Carcassonne, held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at Place Carnot in the town centre. Castelnaudary has a food market on Monday morning and the market at Lézignan-Corbières takes place in the centre of the commune on Wednesday mornings. Visit Limoux on a Friday for more fresh local produce.
The Bellegarde du Razes / Rouzet area
The property is situated between the villages of Bellegarde-du-Razes and Belveze-du-Razes and gives all the necessary amenities like grocery shop, pharmacy, bakery, butcher, restaurant, cafe, tobacco-press, bank, etc.
The village has also got a Chateau with their own production of wine: http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fchateaubelveze.blogspot.co.uk%2F&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=fr&ie=UTF8 (in English) http://chateaubelveze.blogspot.co.uk/ (in French).
The Domaine Gayda, only 10 mins away offers a high-class restaurant, an international wine school, and visit of their winery: http://www.domainegayda.com/
There is a famous Golf course only 25 km away: http://www.golf-de-carcassonne.com/news.php; riding stables 30km away: http://www.pommayrac.com/site-equestre/balades_fr.html