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Private Riverside Deck,Enchanting House with Charm & Views in Center of Old Town

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Comfortable 4 Bedroom Home On the River & Steps Away from Quillan's Main Squar

A recent guest commented: "...you are truly sharing a rare gem with your visitors."

Just one half block off the town’s main square, La Maison Cerisier comfortably sleeps up to 8 people, but we can happily accommodate smaller groups as well. Please contact us for more information.

Originally a mill and then an epicerie, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is full of charm, retaining many of its original features such as hand painted Languedocien tiles, original floor boards and lovely paneled shutters on original french windows and doors. The character and quirks of the house have been retained as an 'architectural archive' of Quillan and its history. The house has a fully equipped eat-in kitchen comfortably seating 8+. There are two full bath/shower rooms.

The lounge area includes television, board games and reading material. The entire home is finished with tastefully selected furnishings, artwork and finishes that will enhance your enjoyment while relaxing in this charming home.

The upper terrace just off the kitchen is a superb spot for taking your morning coffee. A barbeque is also just off the kitchen. The flowery lower deck area, shaded by the ancient cherry tree and perched over the river Aude, has dinner seating for eight. Enjoy views of Quillan’s Vieux Pont or the hilltop Chateau from this special spot. The lower deck is a favourite gathering area of everyone visiting La Maison Cerisier.

We hope you can visit Quillan and experience our 'gem' in this special little corner of France.

And if you find yourself spending an extended time in France, we are fortunate to offer another property to our guests in the Dordogne- a lovely old orchard farm in the Perigord Noir with private pool which sleeps 8 between 2 cottages. If you will be visiting this fascinating part of France, do let us know and we would be happy to welcome you. Please see listing #1875018.

More Details

The Bevans Family
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About The Bevans Family

We are global travellers and have lived in the United States, Switzerland and the UK. La Maison Cerisier in Quillan is our home away from home...

The Bevans Family purchased this house in 2012

Why The Bevans Family chose Quillan

We fell in love with this region of France due to its rustic charm, French authenticity and easy living. The home's proximity to year-round activities of all sorts was important as we have children. The home's original features and the deck with its river views really captured our imagination as we loved the idea of entertaining on the deck. We visit in summer to spend time at the med beaches, secret river swimming holes and local pools, and in winter to ski in the Pyrenees. We are never tired of our view of the river and what the region and Quillan have to offer.

What makes this house unique

The unique location of our property allows us to visit Quillan and take advantage of summer festivals and concerts without having to drive around...everything happens just steps away in the main square. Bastille Day is a highlight as a generous fireworks display takes place over the Chateau Ruin. La Maison Cerisier has the best seats in town!

We are fortunate to offer another property to our guests in the Dordogne- a lovely old orchard farm in the Perigord Noir with private pool which sleeps 8 between 2 cottages. If you will be visiting this fascinating part of France, do let us know and we'll be happy to welcome you. Please see listing #1875018.


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Le Palace, Cafe de Fleuves
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
St. Cyprian
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
D118, D117
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Le Galerie
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Les Angles
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Le Barcares
Car: recommended

Quillan is a lively and picturesque French Market Town set in the heart of Cathar Castle Country. Set in the dramatic Aude Valley landscape, Quillan is a designated French Village Fleurie ( Flowering Village of France). The region is a destination for those seeking non-stop activities while enjoying the ambiance of a welcoming and well-appointed village home.

Quillan’s variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and services combine to make this picturesque spot comfortable and convenient.Amenities within the town and the immediate area make this the perfect base to explore the region's sites and enjoy its numerous activities, historical monuments, vineyards and leisure pursuits.Quillan's services include: twice weekly outdoor markets, full service restaurants and bars, wonderful boulangeries, bucheries, full service markets and grocery stores, banks, public pool, spa services, cinema and a wonderful Bureau de Tourisme. Guests staying at La Maison Cerisier receive insider tips to finding the best restaurants and local knowledge of the best places to visit in the region.

Quillan is a 45 minute drive South of the medieval town of Carcassonne, a Unesco World Heritage Site. With its quaint narrow cobbled streets, open air market and magnificent walled citadel, Carcassone makes a superb day trip. The graceful Canal du Midi, another Unesco World Heritage Site also flows through Carcassone.

While driving East from Quillan en route to Perpignan and the coast, enjoy the drive through the magnificent ravines and dramatic gorges of the Gorges de l’Aude, followed by lush vineyard valleys on The Route de Vins with sweeping vineyard panoramas. Following this route will take you to some of the Languedoc’s most beautiful Mediterranean sand beaches with their crystal blue waters and stunning Pyrenees backdrops.

Drive times to popular regional destinations:

Gorges de l'Aude- 5 Mins

Rennes Les Bains (Thermal Spa) and Rennes le Chateau- 20 Mins

Carcassone La Cite and Canal du Midi- 45 Mins

Mediterranean Coast -55 Mins

Skiing 30-60 Mins

Collioure/Banyuls and Spanish Border -90 Mins

Toulouse- 75 Mins

Andorra- 90 Mins

Barcelona- 2.5 hrs


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Quillan in Aude

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bath 1 is located on first floor with an extra large shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bath 2 offers a Cabine Shower & heated towel rack.
  • Both bathrooms are generously sized and offer new plumbing and fixtures. Besides ample storage for towels and robes, each bath offers hair dryers, magnifying mirrors, and storage for toiletries. Bath 1 offers a unique opportunity to experience the shower with the window open looking onto the river...almost feeling as if you have access to an outdoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1st floor adjacent to the bath. Lovely river & chateau view.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st floor Village View with a peek of the town square.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Floor 2 with a Roof Top View and peek of the Pyrenees.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd Floor adjacent to the bath with river& chateau view.
  • All the bedrooms have a generous amount of light that can be controlled with the charming original interior shutters. The rooms offer storage for both folded and hanging clothing. Each bedroom is tastefully furnished with complete bedding and accented with antique and vintage finds.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Suitable for groups of any size, this house is filled with character and charm ....Your own French Village House sits next to the River Aude and just half a block from the town's main square...La Maison Cerisier ( The Cherry Tree House) is located at the foothills of the Pyrenees in Quillan, Languedoc Roussillon. This wonderful house, is full of original details and modern creature comforts. Its spacious riverside deck enjoys a privileged spot with views of Quillan's hilltop chateau ruin and Vieux Pont from its cherry tree-shaded riverside deck. A gourmet kitchen, large dining area, ample outside seating, barbeque, comfortable bedrooms and well-appointed lounge promise you, your family and friends a wonderful visit to this special little corner of France.


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Private Riverside Deck,Enchanting House with Charm & Views in Center of Old Town
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Sunshine Coast

Beautiful riverside house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and we loved it just as much the second time around. The house has got great characters and a wonderful deck overlooking the river and very well equipt. It's perfectly located in Quillan, very much in the heart of all the action. We enjoyed lots of festivals during our stay espically the Quillan criterium which was wonderful to watch. The surrounding area has so much to offer, for walking, cycling, swimming, water sports driving, it's just beautiful. Quillan itself Is a very relaxed french country town with so much to offer in the way of markets, festivals and the river. We spent lots of time swimming in the cool fresh water. We hope to return to Quillan for a third time in the future as we do love it.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional town house with wonderful riverside deck

  • 4 of 5

The house is located in the heart of the town of Quillan, with all the necessary amenities on the doorstep. The decking at the back of the house under the cherry tree is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy meals. The river is really fast flowing, with some man-made rapids in line with the back at the house, so there is a constant though not unwelcome sound of rushing water. We watched with fascination the kayaks trying to negotiate the rapids, and tried it for ourselves on our final afternoon - a great way to end the holiday.

The house was clean on arrival, and is well equipped. The kitchen is a great size and provides a real traditional French feel. All the bedrooms are large and airy with tall ceilings. With the windows left open there is a nice breeze throughout the house that helps to keep you cool at night.

Quillan has a good selection of restaurants, bars and more importantly boulangeries. It has a great public outside swimming pool that we used - the pool wasn't busy, it was cheap to enter, and it provided a great way to cool off on the hot summer days. Quillan is just under one hours drive from Carcassonne, always worth a day out. We also visited the Sieur d'Arques wine producer cooperative located in Limoux, famous for it's sparkling wines.

La Maison Cerisier is a charming French town house that provides a wonderful base for exploring the Cathar trails and castles, and for enjoying the white water activities on the river Aude. A great find and we can recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you found our home comfortable and that it provided you with a welcome base to explore the region. We would like to particularly say thanks to you for leaving the house in such a tidy and orderly state upon departure- very much appreciated! Please come and visit again; you are most welcome any time.
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Restful stay in a little gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

Our family booked a last-minute trip to the area at the end of Easter Break. The owner was very accommodating to us with just just a few days to prepare for our visit. We were blessed with gorgeous weather and could use the deck and the barbeque even in April. The property was lovely with lots of fun details to enjoy inside. The view of the chateau was a treat to behold every day. We found the town to have all the conveniences we needed, and on several days did not use the car at all. The owners suggestions in the welcome book were very helpful and we tried the hot mineral springs pool in Rennes les Bains per their tips. Fun for an April afternoon. The view alone was worth that trip!

Clean, welcoming, comfortable. This quick trip gave us the Spring pick-me-up we were after. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cedar Grove, WI

Enchanting Village House with Riverside Deck

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as described and was easy to find. The house is in city centre of a very old, quaint French village. It was very clean and well-equipped making food preparation easy. The owner gave very complete and informative assistance before and during our stay. I was very impressed with the level of customer service she gave us. I've already given the highest recommendation to some close friends and will continue to do so.

We enjoyed following the Cathar trails and seeing their castles. One of our objectives was to explore the Corbieres wine region of Languedoc. We accomplished that goal with a flare! Outstanding wines.

This was a trip worth taking to a unspoiled region of France, and a beautiful place in which to stay. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunshine Coast

Beautiful house with plenty of french charm.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Quillan, the house was perfect for our extended family everyone loved it. Plenty of time spent on the large deck and kitchen. We also loved the cherry tree for shady area. Our host Patrice has done a very tasteful job on the house and was more than helpful with any of our issues. I don't think we could have stayed at a better house in Quillan, the location was so convenient to all amenities, and Patrice had documented so very thoroughly information of Quillan and surrounding area and instructions for everything in the house. Quillan itself is a charming little town and perfect for discovering the Pyrenees whilst also being very close to Carcassonne. We felt we had the best of both worlds. Public transport was great, we really felt we did not need a car, only for Pyrenees trips. We would definitely go back for another stay. Thank you Patrice from all of us.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful easy vacation, great for kids

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the charming, traditional 3-story house. It is conveniently located just steps from the main square complete with a few nice ( and surprisingly affordable) places to eat. The kids could roam around without supervision. Quillan is easily walkable, all necessities right there and they have a daily train connection Carcassonne. The landscape is breath taking and there is so much to do. We can only recommend it especially for families with children. The house easily fits 8 people.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Quillan, Aude

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £223.06

We would be pleased to host groups of any size. Please contact us for special rates accommodating groups smaller than 8.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation more than 30 days prior to your booking forfeits the deposit.
Cancellation 15-30 days prior to your booking forfeits 50% of the booking fee.
Cancellation 0-15 days prior to booking forfeits 75% of the booking fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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