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STUNNING MEDIEVAL APARTMENT WITH SOLAR HEATED POOL IN WALLED GARDEN.

Guy Viccars

Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Guy Viccars

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STUNNING MEDIEVAL APARTMENT WITH SOLAR HEATED POOL IN WALLED GARDEN.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Lagrasse - The Arch Apartment

A luxury 1st floor self-catering gîte with air con & en suite shower rooms.

Situated within the walls of the village our house offers visitors a relaxed, peaceful & historic holiday experience.

During loving renovation, the house unveiled many historic secrets associated with the Cathars. With 15 authentic stone arches scattered throughout the property and various 13th century paintings 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 Arch Apartment so called for its many splendid medieval arches is on the first floor of our 13th century house and has two bedrooms. The Master bedroom (kingsize), so called after the beautiful 3 metre high double Venetian arched window at the foot of the bed, is a light and airy room with a handmade vanity unit and large Italian shower. The garden bedroom, so called for its lovely views over the walled garden from the Juliet balcony, is a large fresh room with twin beds (can be made into a double) and has a unique modern en-suite shower room situated through yet another stone arch. There is a separate WC.

The majestic Venetian window central to the lounge/diner allows the sunlight to flood the room and window seat beneath adds character but also invites languid afternoons of reading. The fully equipped bespoke reclaimed French oak fitted kitchen adds to the charm of this apartment.

One of the few houses within the village walls to have a garden - a little piece of paradise can be found. With its beautiful grassy lawn, 3 BBQ areas, 5 terraces, pétanque area & solar heated secure pool with sun deck, spending time in the garden will be high on your list of priorities!

Cathar Trail: As Lagrasse nestles in the foothills of the Pyrenees on the Cathar Trail there is an abundance of historic sightseeing to be done within the region.

Water Sports: Lagrasse has a small river beach which is a fun place to spend time relaxing and excellent for fishing. For those who want more excitement the beaches at Lucate and Port Nouvelle are only half an hour away. Here you can wind surf, water ski, kite surf, book fishing trips, hire boats and go sailing.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guy Viccars (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Guy Viccars

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.

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.

Supplying plenty of things to see and talk about over a cold glass.

Guy Viccars purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Guy Viccars chose Lagrasse

The house is nearly a 1000 years old. It has a unique past and ongoing story that seems to build with every room you walk into.

What makes this apartment unique

To much to tell so we will wet your whistle.

Sculptures of the chief knight for the abbey of Lagrasse ( the true location of the Cathar trial).

Painting’s of the battle dating back to the 13th century.

Sculptures dotted throughout the property.

Why not come and see for yourself and join us for one of our legendary BBQs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for an amazing stay. You guys are so welcoming and helpful. The girls had the best time playing with Chilli and the boys and we enjoyed the wonderful garden. Guy, your amazing craftwork has left us in awe - beautiful scale and built in wardrobes in Arch. can't wait to come back.
Aug 2013
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning medieval apartment with solar heated pool in walled garden.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Stunning medieval apartment with solar heated pool in walled garden.
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Lagrasse Carcassonne surroundings
Yorkshire
5

This place is steeped in history......

  • 5 out of 5
A beautiful holiday in a seriously historical house, with a wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable host. And he presents a first class barbeque! Who could ask for more. Of course we shall return.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning medieval apartment with solar heated pool in walled garden.
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Lagrasse Carcassonne surroundings
Almeria Spain
5

A True insight into French Living

  • 5 out of 5
Having spent many holidays throughout France, we stayed in one of the appartments at Neuf Rue de Cancans last September. It proved to be the highlight of a three week European tour! We have always felt on the periphery of French life but staying with the English owner Guy who is fluent in French and fully integrated into village life gave us a true flavour of France and allowed us a glimpse of what could be. From the slow cooked lamb on the barbeque, to the neighbours bringing round fresh home-grown produce and yes bottles of wine the experience is one we will never forget and will return again and again.
Jo and Roger Spain.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning medieval apartment with solar heated pool in walled garden.
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Lagrasse Carcassonne surroundings
Bucks. UK
5

Visit To Lagrasse

  • 5 out of 5
lovely big apartment. Guy is an excellent host and very informative. If you want some good wine, ask guy where to get it from because the good stuff is better than good! Wish we could stay longer!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning medieval apartment with solar heated pool in walled garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p99850
+33 -0468904610
Lagrasse Carcassonne surroundings
UK
5

Lagrasse Trip

  • 5 out of 5
Lived up to all our expectations. Spectacular scenery North, South, East and West. very comfortable apartment with lovely features. Beautiful weather for time of year.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning medieval apartment with solar heated pool in walled garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p99850
+33 -0468904610
Lagrasse Carcassonne surroundings
Texas. USA
5

Our Favorite Place In the World !

  • 5 out of 5
How wonderful your 'home' is! We enjoyed our stay very much. The surrounding area kept us occupied during most days but coming back to your beautiful space and friendly village was definatly the highlight of each day. Thank you again.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning medieval apartment with solar heated pool in walled garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p99850
+33 -0468904610
Lagrasse Carcassonne surroundings
East Grinstead. UK
5

Our French Get Away.

  • 5 out of 5
Lovely spacious apartment in a beautiful setting within a picturesque village ideal for families with young children. Lots to do and see and we had fun exploring the region. Weather was perfect and Guy was a great host. BBQ's galore and the children were impressed with the huge paddling pool and garden! Will definatly return in the Summer.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Lagrasse
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Sete
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Lezignan
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Lezignan
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
lagrasse
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Port Nouvelle
Car: recommended

Lagrasse is situated within 45 minutes drive of the historic cities of Carcassonne & Narbonne.

The village has something for everyone - bars, restaurants, local artisan shops, boulangerie & once a month in summer, the local 'brocante'. Live bands play in the 8th century Abbey, classical concerts in the church & a world famous music festival during July, all lively & fun, a typically French atmosphere is guaranteed!

With village facilities including tennis courts, football & boules pitches only 2 minutes walk away & sailing & windsurfing a 30 minute drive away, there is also something to occupy the more sporty!! Skiing is only 2 hours away too. For those wanting a truly relaxing French village experience there is the pretty beach on the Orbieu river which is only a stones 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. The local market in the village offers superb local product.

Other Activities: Guided tours, painting, pottery, shopping, wine & honey tasting, shooting, boules, football, boating, canoeing, rock climbing, canoeing & relaxing,

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Lagrasse, Carcassonne surroundings

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low season
11 Oct 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
€240
for 3 nights
From
€80
€500
 
 
Autumn/Winter
25 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€225
for 3 nights
From
€75
€450
 
 
Winter
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
€255
for 3 nights
From
€85
€550
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
€225
for 3 nights
From
€75
€450
 
 
Spring
21 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
€270
for 3 nights
From
€90
€500
 
 
Spring
11 Apr 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
for 3 nights
From
€100
€530
 
 
Low season
25 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
for 3 nights
From
€100
€580
 
 
Mid season
23 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
for 7 nights
€650
 
 
Mid season
20 Jun 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€780
for 7 nights
€780
 
 
High season
27 Jun 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€850
for 7 nights
€850
 
 
High season
4 Jul 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,175
for 7 nights
€1,175
 
 
High season
22 Aug 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€995
for 7 nights
€995
 
 
Mid season
29 Aug 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€750
for 7 nights
€750
 
 
Mid season
12 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
for 7 nights
€650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0
Refundable Damage Deposit €150
Notes Linen & towels provided.
Change over days are flexible out of mid and high season.
The Arch Apartment is available from 3 pm on the day of arrival. We ask clients to vacate the property by 11am.
Long term rentals are welcome. Couple discounts available in mid and low season.
30% of total booking fee required at time of booking.
Balance & security deposit of £100 - 150€ paid one calender month prior to arrival.
Security deposit returned in £'s once property has been cleaned.
Electric readings will be taken at the beginning and end of your stay and electric cost will be deducted from security deposit.
Cleaning service available 40€.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lagrasse in Carcassonne surroundings

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet - Toilet
    Garden View - Shower Enclosure
    Venitian - Shower Enclosure
  • In the Venetian bedroom there is an Italian style walk in shower with mosaic tiles and a powerful, rain shower head as well as a large round butler sink resting on a bespoke mahogany vanity unit. From the garden bedroom, thought a stone archway you will find a contemporary en suite shower and basin. Separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Venitian - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Garden View - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Posible extra bed
  • The Arch Apartment twin bedroom can be made into a double bed. Please state your preference at time of booking to ensure the apartment is made up to your exact requirements.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The raised pool area (solar heated) & sun deck are safe and secure for children. Covered terrace with summer kitchen. There is also a communal pétanque area and children's play house in the peaceful walled garden. The garden also has 3 BBQs, 5 terraces, a grassy lawn plus a covered heated terrace. A put you up bed and travel cot are available upon request at a small cost. Saturday change over (out of season flexible). We ask clients to vacate the property by 11am. The property is available from 3pm on day of arrival. Long term rentals are welcome. Discounts apply. Couples discount available in mid and low season.

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