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Stylish and very comfortable RIVERSIDE HOME In Beautiful Lagrasse - House la France - Large Terrace Apartment (Sleeps

Bedrooms 3
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



House la France - Large Terrace Apartment (Sleeps

The accommodation has 3 bedrooms. There are 2 Doubles - one with a king size bed, the other with a super king. This last can be changed into 2 singles should you prefer. The third bedroom is a Twin and has 2 standard single beds. All the bedrooms have en-suite modern, well-finished bath or shower rooms with the largest having a cast iron roll top bath. We provide all bed linens in fine white Egyptian cotton.

All the interior accessories are antique or have been custom made locally. It is bright and spacious with some exposed stone walls, high ceilings and large windows looking out over the river toward the fragrant hills opposite - wild Rosemary and Thyme grow there in abundance among the many Pine and Cypress trees.

The kitchen is well equipped with gas hob, oven, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave and all accessories required to turn out your holiday meals. It has French doors opening out onto a terrace, perfect for dining, drinking or…..anything else you might fancy!

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About the property


Featured in several Home Decoration magazines and more recently on French TV with Maison France 5 this is an exceptional & beautifully decorated home on the river Orbieu in historic unspoilt Lagrasse.

Two terraces overlook the iconic medieval stone bridge & the hills across the river. Watch the sun set while you have drinks, with dinner cooked on the plancha. The internal courtyard always stays cool & shady, even on the hottest summer days. Step out of the back door & go for a paddle in the river or step out of the front to find yourself in the heart of this special village. Parts of the house date back to medieval days. The cool colours of the ancient stone walls combine with the thoughtful renovation to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and the scent of pine, thyme and rosemary from the surrounding hills. Lagrasse is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is famous for its 8th Century Abbey and perfectly located to explore Cathar Castles, the Canal du Midi, the Citadel at Carcassonne, the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees & Spain.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Nicole

I lived in Lagrasse for several years, initially falling for this beautiful village and area when out searching for a property with which to create our 'change of life' plan after living in London for many years.

Nicole is an interior designer and stylist.

I genuinely enjoy having 'guests' come to stay and to have the chance to share this very special and hugely beautiful part of France.

Nicole purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Nicole chose Lagrasse

It's not my style to be immodest ..... so I shall leave you to guess what I would say if I was not that way inclined. Suffice to say that many guests want to and do return, even several times. Hopefully this speaks for itself.

Available Rentals

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A separate payment to your rental will also be due as a security deposit against damage or theft to, or from, the property. This will be in the region of £550 but could be more (or less) depending on your party and whether there are children and/or pets.
Usually a Saturday, although flexible with this out of the main holiday seasons.
By prior arrangement with the owner


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lagrasse in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A £580 damage deposit will be due to the owner prior to access.
  • You will be asked to complete and sign a Booking Form which I will send you separately.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We have a child's cot available for those traveling with a very young child and bicycles available on request for you to borrow. Outside: The house has been featured in Homes & Gardens Magazine, BBC Homes and antiques along with several other Home and Interior Magazines. To the rear of the house is the riverbank leading down to the river Orbieu which at this point is very shallow and therefore provides a safe place for paddling and fishing. We have bicycles available you can borrow. A little further up stream the river has a natural pebbly beach. During the summer months the river is dammed thereby creating a lovely swimming spot with a lifeguard provided during high season.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful apartment in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and stylistic but still homely. If you want a relaxing holiday in an outstanding property, this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine Thank you so much for taking time to write your review. I'm genuinely glad that you enjoyed your stay and do hope that you will consider a return visit before too long. Best wishes to you all, Nicole
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Week In Lagrasse.

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing week in very comfortable surroundings. Everything you need contained in this very special apartment. A number of good restaurants within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Craig Many thanks for your thoughts. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here. It's true that one of the aims I had was to create a relaxing and comfortable environment for my guests, I'm really glad you found it to be so. Best to you, Nicole
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Ann Arbor, MI USA

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Lagrasse and the surrounding countryside are impossibly beautiful, and you can't enjoy them better than at House La France. No other property has better views of the hills, river, and medieval bridge--and none appears in more photographs! Entering the apartment from a narrow, cobbled lane, you immediately step into a cobbled courtyard with stone walls and high galleries. You feel you’ve been transported back 800 years. Ascend a spiral staircase to the apartment. A living space, at once elegant and rustic, greet you. On either side of the living room are main bedrooms, each with tall French doors and its own toilet/bath. A set of stairs leads to a precious third bedroom, also with its own bath. The jewel, however, is the open terrace that looks out over the river and hills. You could spend your entire vacation lounging on it and never leave the apartment. Did I mention the large picture windows that open in two ways, depending on how much air you want in? Or the sound of the water trickling over the river rocks at night? Or the local rooster whose first cockcrow at 4h30 is initially annoying but then becomes quaint? I could go on and on. Let me finish by saying that Nicole is a gracious and professional host, quick to respond to any questions you may have, and obviously one who takes great pride in her property, and for good reason.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh..... Kathy, thank you SO SO much. I have the biggest smile now and you have genuinely made my day! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay in my property and also have to thank you for looking after it so wonderfully. I appreciate it so much when my guests show their appreciation by treating the property as their own and you certainly did. I very much hope that you will consider a return visit before too long so that we might be able to share a glass of something special together. Best to you, Nicole
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the most delightful of houses and villages

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at your house. Your house has given me major bonus points among my friends! Sorry that we didn't get to meet you, but you were always easy to correspond with.

You must be accustomed to this by now, but your house is the loveliest house (among many lovely houses!) that we've ever stayed in. I cannot let you know adequately how much I appreciated your thoughtful design. Every detail was superb. I want to reproduce the concrete (?) flooring throughout the space. The unanimous favorite space for the entire group, though, was the rooftop terrace. I could easily spend a return week never leaving Lagrasse or your house. In fact, I could spend much longer in Lagrasse.

A note to future travelers: early May is a delightful time to visit. This May was a bit cooler than normal, but it was still quite pleasant. All night long one sleeps with the frogs croaking along the river. It was heavenly.

Another unexpected surprise was how beautiful the view is from the house and terrace: a rocky slope with native vegetation that was very calming.

Many thanks again for the most delightful of stays.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bruce Oh my ….. thank you so very much for this delightful review, not just for me to read, but also it's helpful for future guests. I have to say that you too were always easy to correspond with, I’m just disappointed that things turned out for me that I wasn’t able to be in Lagrasse at the time of your stay. With a bit of luck though you’ll come back and we’ll have that opportunity. I’ll have to find a way to get you further bonus points with your friends. Many thanks again, Nicole
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
38 Kilometres
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Exit 25 of the A61 at Ferrals-les-Corbières
Nearest Beach
57 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange wine tours and cookery classes and for a highly qualified personal fitness instructor during your stay.


The Mediterranean and its long stretch of beautiful beaches are only 40 minutes drive away and there are many to choose from. We have a few favorites that are never crowded and always clean, even in the height of the summer. We can let you know these 'secret' spots upon your arrival.


Carcassonne is 40 minutes drive, Narbonne (TGV train station) also 40 minutes away and Perpignan and Beziers approximately 1 hour drive. All of the above mentioned airports are serviced by Ryan Air. The larger airports of Toulouse, Montpelier and Girona are about 90 minutes drive.

We do recommend hiring a car to get to the many sites of the area, however, it is possible to vacation in Lagrasse without a car - we are happy to arrange airport transfers for you, please enquire if interested.


Lagrasse is perfectly situated to explore this wonderful region. The Cité of Carcassonne is a scenic 45 minute drive. The beaches of the Med are about 45 minutes away.


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