Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Carcassonne area - La Couscouillette
Ancient Wind Mill sleeps 4. Gorgeous Views, Heated Pool, Tennis.
Times Online August 12, 2009 as one of 31 most unusual holiday homes in Europe:
... 'Sit outside to watch the sunset as your nostrils fill with the aroma of mint and lavender'. .... Historically interesting 13th century stone windmills. Charmingly renovated, open-plan, providing a fabulous holiday home for 4 people in each mill.
Luxurious, heated swimming pool April till Oct. ! Near air temperature! Private grass tennis court, not Wimbledon of course. Home made and very bumpy! English TV. 2 football goals on tennis court. Barbecue available.
10 acre domain of glorious countryside, on a hill, private, yet at the edge of a small village in Aude, magnificent views. Beautiful sunsets with our Camargue horse outlined against the horizon. Our vineyard is part of the grounds. Dates 13th century, the first windmills in the South of France
Our pets, little dogs, cats, parrots, horse and chickens.
Fantastic walking and in beautiful unspoilt nature.
YouTube video http://youtu.be/edmoijYDVW0 and http://youtu.be/Wf4V2rfBnLU
Around the Mills: The ancient miller's house, where we live, is near the mills. Our ten acres of 'garigue' surrounding the mills has wild thyme, rosemary, mint and lavender among many other plants growing wild and has supposedly medicinal properties. It certainly emits a gorgeous perfume. We have our own little vineyard.
Video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/Couscouillette#p/a/u/1/edmoijYDVW0 and
We have dogs, cats, chickens , a horse, and parrots. So, though we adore animals you will not be able to bring yours. Our little dogs, Fifi and William, both Coton de Tulears, adore visitors and will welcome you to our grounds. For more photos of 'La Couscouillette' as our country estate is called, and stories about our animals please click http://www.la-couscouillette.com. Golf at 25 minutes from the mills at Carcassonne nearby the famous Cite Medieval
Village Activities: The friendly, wine producing village provides walks, excursions and village open air dances and (occasionally) meals in the summer. The small supermarket, there's a baker, butcher, post office and pharmacy. Our horses are not suitable for riding but horses can be sometimes be rented locally.
Sightseeing, Historical, Gastronomic: Gastronomic delights in the region are numerous. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the luxury of world famous French Cuisine at very reasonable prices.
Fantastic sightseeing: for instance the famous Medieval Walled City of Carcassonne is reached in 25 minutes. There are beautful abbeys nearby and of course the Cathar Castles, from the early Middle Ages, are worth a visit. In fact, the mill itself dates from the Cathar period (1266) and is probably the first windmill in the South of France.
Drive through beautiful countryside to the Dinosaur museum at Esperaza. It's at an hour's drive from here and it will take you back 70 million years.
Details for holiday chateau / country house Pointed Roof Mill, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
Guestbook comments from the owner
...The time here was very beautiful; you've got an amazing place here and thank you so much for sharing it not only with the guests coming here, but also with all you wonderful animals.We wish you and your animals the best health and thank you for your hospitality, gifts and care, Raphaela, Helmut, Susanne.