This charming old farmhouse is hidden away in a valley of the unspoilt and breathtakingly beautiful haute Corbieres, far from the maddening crowds of summer. The large living room and kitchen both lead out onto the gravel covered terrace where you can contemplate the crystalline blue of the 11 metre pool contrasted with the vibrant green of the lush vegetation that surrounds it. The pool is bathed in glorious Mediterranean sunlight all day long which hinders the effort to tear yourself away to go and visit the glorious countryside drenched in Cathar history and mystique. However the free wine tastings at the dozens of vineyards in the region is slightly more tempting for some. The whole of the ground floor is split between the large living room and kitchen while the bedrooms are divided between the other 2 floors. There is an extensive garden around the house which often has delicious veg on offer.
House details: This 200 year old farmhouse is spacious but has an unusual layout. There are 3 bedrooms on the top (2nd) floor; a large double, a very large twin and a small single, there is also 1 bathroom. On the middle floor (1st) there is a large reception room ( formerly a second kitchen/living room), a small double, an en suite single and a bathroom with bath. On the ground floor we have a large living room and a large farmhouse kitchen with a dining (rustic kitchen) table. From the kitchen you access an annex, which we call the granny flat, and that has a bathroom (the washing machine is located here) on the ground floor and a double bedroom with terrace on the first floor. The house retains its old world charm with a lot of original features. However due to its size and age it isn't well suited for toddlers with open staircases and high windows.
Facilities: There is a TV and a PlayStation 2, with 1 console. There are over 10 games and over 120 films available as well . All the beds and electrical appliances are new and there is even an iron available. There are 7 outside lights and the pool also has underwater lighting which all help to maximise the al fresco experience. Bathroom and hand towels are provided but not pool ones. The fenced garden is spacious while not massive, however there are 7 hectares of woodland attached to the property. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a 5 ring gas cooker, hand held blender , electric oven and more or less everything you'll need to conjure up spectacular dishes, except the chef. There is a good sized Outback BBQ for the essential poolside cooking along with 2 tables that seat 6 each and 2 sunshades.