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THE CATHAR COTTAGE, PENNAUTIER - LOVELY VILLAGE HOUSE IN SOUTH OF FRANCE

The Cathar Cottage

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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The Cathar Cottage

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Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2014
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THE CATHAR COTTAGE, PENNAUTIER - LOVELY VILLAGE HOUSE IN SOUTH OF FRANCE

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Pennautier - The Cathar Cottage-Pennautier

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Whether it's your base for exploring the ruins of Cathar Castles, walking through beautiful nature, strolling the battlements of the medieval La Cité of Carcassonne, cruising along the Canal du Midi on a barge or sampling the beautiful wines of the region – the Cathar Cottage is your perfect home away from home!

The Cottage is located in the village of Pennautier which is found 5 minutes drive North of beautiful Carcassonne. Pennautier has been known as such since 1781, however its history wends it's way back through the Middle Ages and Roman Occupation into pre-history.

The Cathar Cottage is an attached village house on 3 floors (see floor plan in the photo section). The ground floor consists of the entrance, kitchen and dining area, along with a full bathroom. The first floor comprises the Master Bedroom, Sitting Room, Terrace and second toilet. The second bedroom is contained on the second floor.

Pennautier has all the basic services within walking distance, including a newsagent, grocery store, bakeries, butcher, cafe, pizza restaurant, pharmacy, and doctor. The Chateau de Pennautier is on the edge of the village (2 min walk from the Cottage) and dates back to 1620 - a wonderful place to engage in a bit of 'wine tourism'!. Parking is available within meters of the house.

Keywords: French, village, intimate, historic, services, shops

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The Cathar Cottage (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2014

What makes this cottage unique

The experience of holidaying in a genuine functioning French village in a cottage full of character. The ability to walk up the street and shop for fresh croissants, baguettes, jambon and fromage to construct your own beautiful picnics. And of course walking 2 minutes through the village at night to visit the lovely restaurant of the Chateau De Pennautier to enjoy a lovely meal and sip a range of the excellent wines that are a product of the Chateau winery.

Why HomeAway

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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The Cathar Cottage, Pennautier - Lovely Village House in South of France
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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The Cathar Cottage, Pennautier - Lovely Village House in South of France
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p371959vb
Pennautier Carcassonne surroundings
Abbotsford
4

Cottage with character

  • 4 out of 5
Close to major sites like Carcassonne and the beach at Narbonne. Loved walking to the bakery every morning for our baguette and croissants! Worked well for family of four. The stairs to the upstairs bedroom were very steep so probably not suitable for very young children. Loved the stone walls and the character of the home!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Cheryl,

Thank-you so much for your review. We do really enjoy getting great feedback on our little cottage! Regards the stairs we do have information on the booking page that highlights that they are very steep (character building even!). This is why we have had hand rails fitted to the top staircase :). Again thank-you so much for your feedback and we hope to see you again in Pennautier! Merci et à bientôt, Scott, Ash et Lisa
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The Cathar Cottage, Pennautier - Lovely Village House in South of France
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p371959vb
Pennautier Carcassonne surroundings
Québec
5

Quiet, secure, clean and more!

  • 5 out of 5
We rented the cottage for 6 days with our daughter in April, and we've just LOVED it. It is clean, quiet with everything we need. A large bathroom at the first floor and a wc with a sink at the second floor were well appreciated. The village is quiet and secure, with all the accommodations, and the people are very kind and helpful. The owners answer rapidly and efficiently to our demand and welcome us with a bottle of the local wine (which was appreciated after a long travelling day). What is written in the description is what you get and more. We highly recommend this location.
Thank you
  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Cathar Cottage, Pennautier - Lovely Village House in South of France
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p371959vb
Pennautier Carcassonne surroundings
5

17th century cottage for the 21st century traveller

  • 5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the cottage and our travels through the surrounding Languedoc countryside and villages. The cottage was great. Its in a quiet lane, has all the mod-cons (except a TV) and was within a 5 minute walk of a bakery, a butcher and a mini-mart. We rented a small car (at the Carcassonne railway station) so we could get around the region easily. The cottage was in easy reach of Carcassonne (10 minutes) and Toulouse (1 hr), but also places that had very engaging places of interest including Albi, Foix (cave paintings), Arles, Mirepoix, Fanjeaux and many quaint French country villages. Highly recommend Cathar Cottage for a couple of days or a couple of weeks.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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The Cathar Cottage, Pennautier - Lovely Village House in South of France
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p371959vb
Pennautier Carcassonne surroundings
5

Charming Cathar Cottage

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks in Cathar Cottage in Pennautier, France. The experience of living in a little village in France was delightful, especially if you are interested in the history of the area. This is the part of France where the Cathars (Christian heretics) were victims of the first Papal Inquisition in the early 13th century. We biked and hiked along the Canal du Midi and climbed numerous mountains to reach the Cathar castles at the top. We visited numerous medieval villages in the region and drove into the Pyrenees Mountains to marvel at the views.

The cottage was fully equipped for our visit, just as it was described in the VRBO listing.The little lane where the house is located was charming. Some of the houses had dates carved above their doors, dating back into the 1600's. There is a winery in Pennautier, so we were totally enjoying the local wines during our entire visit. The local restaurant and little shops in the village were delightful and very friendly, especially helpful when our French challenged our ability to clearly order what we wanted.

Overall, our experience with this VRBO rental was excellent. If we had the time, we would go back to Pennautier for another visit and more time in the Cathar Cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Cathar Cottage, Pennautier - Lovely Village House in South of France
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p371959vb
Pennautier Carcassonne surroundings
Wodonga Victoria Australia
5

Comfortable and Charming

  • 5 out of 5
The property was located in a small feeder village close to Carcassonne. It was well-stocked with esentials, clean and very comfortable. The Agglo bus to Carcassonne is worth a try for 1 euro and connects with other transport. I'd recommend a day at the old town and, for eating out, Le Clos Occitan - excellent food and service, especially the range of Grand Marniers! Having a car would be an advantage, but is not essential.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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The Cathar Cottage, Pennautier - Lovely Village House in South of France
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p371959vb
Pennautier Carcassonne surroundings
Hoddesdon, UK
5

Very peaceful and pleasant stay

  • 5 out of 5
The cottage was clean, cool, spacious (although there were only 2 of us in a flat which could fit 5). Pennautier was a nice village to stay in with a choice of food options and very close to Carcassonne. Property listing was accurate with regard to location and appearance. Good communication with owners before and after. Definitely recommend this cottage and the surrounding area.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Carcassonne International Airport-Salvaza Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Le Rustik Cafe and Bar, Boulevard Pasteur
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Carcassonne Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Autoroute de Deux Mers (highway of the two seas)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Les Chais Du Chateau, Pennautier
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Inland Beach - Lac de la Cavayere
Nearest Point of Interest
Boucherie Charcuterie
Nearest Point of Interest
Boulangerie/Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Boulangerie/Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Vival Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Mairie
Nearest Point of Interest
Mixed Business
Nearest Point of Interest
Chateau De Pennautier
Nearest Point of Interest
Chateau De Pennautier Restaurant
Car: recommended

Bar/pub, discotheque, park and garden, sea world, nature reserve, exhibition center, art gallery, historical site, summer theater, festivals, antiques & bric-a-brac, local craftstore, cellar and wine tasting, natural spring baths, thermal baths, beauticians, fitness center, Bio farm

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Rates & Availability

From €65 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Pennautier, Carcassonne surroundings

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Xmas - New Year Period
22 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
€285
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1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
€160
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€130
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Refundable Damage Deposit €100
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pennautier in Carcassonne surroundings

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bathroom on ground floor (toilet, shower, basin, etc) Toilet and basin on first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1) Master Bedroom on 1st floor, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two single beds are provided on the 2nd floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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