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Stylish and very comfortable RIVERSIDE HOME In Beautiful Lagrasse - Ramparts and Riverside (Sleeps 2)

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Ramparts and Riverside (Sleeps 2)

As the river trickles by why not sit & drink your chilled glass of local wine on the terrace whilst watching the sun slowly setting over the hills opposite.....You might even strike lucky & spot the local heron or a Kingfisher swooping past & if you come at the right time of year, you can even be lulled to sleep by the mating calls of the local frogs - & we don't mean the human kind!

We have created our Ramparts & Riverside Gite within the original rampart walls of this lovely listed village. It's a great spot whether you are 2 friends away on a break together or a couple wishing to "get away from it all" Terracotta floors combine with clean white washed walls with carefully chosen antique furniture, accessories & unique art. We have aimed to create a space in which you would feel comfortable & relaxed. There is a large double bed or 2 singles if preferred; a modern well equipped kitchen & dining space for 4 so you can invite other holiday makers you might meet while on your holiday.

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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 against damage or theft to or from the property.
This will be in the region of £400 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.
Only by prior arrangement with the owner.


Accommodation and facilities for Ramparts and Riverside (Sleeps 2)in Lagrasse in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • You will be asked to complete and sign a Booking Form which I will send separately.
  • The Booking Form will request a separate Security Deposit payment. This is due shortly prior to your arrival and will be approx £450.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom is on the Riverside so you can fall off to sleep with the gentle trickle of the river passing by.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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 a bicycle 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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(6 traveller reviews)

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Ramparts and Riverside (Sleeps 2)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful apartment in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is well equipped and beautifully furnished, overlooking the river and views over to,the hills. Lovely for walking and sampling local vineyard produce.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jane for taking the time to write your review. I am of course really happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you might return for a second visit. All the best.
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Perfect apartment in Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

What more can I say? Myself and my partner booked this apartment for a few days of relaxation and it was just perfect. The apartment has everything you could need and is beautifully laid out. The balcony is perfect for sitting in the sun and reading a book, and watching the birds fish in the river.

The river below is perfect for an afternoon swim, and the next village down the road has a bigger deeper swimming spot which I highly recommend. We will most certainly be coming back, we could not have asked for a more perfect spot.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was delighted to read your review. Really, so glad that you enjoyed your stay. There is in fact a book called 'Wild Swimming France' which mentions a few of the special spots that are not so far from Lagrasse for natural river swimming. So..... next time which will be soon I hope you can continue to explore! Thank you for being perfect guests. Nicole
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Your property is absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Your property is absolutely beautiful and the view- stunning!! Sitting outside on the terrace with a glass of red and a book, overlooking the river and all its magnificent surroundings- pure bliss!

We also wish to thank you for all your help with everything we needed and more! True hospitality and great service! :)

A holiday of a lifetime and we will surely be returning :)

Angie and Tim x

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in a picture postcard village

  • 5 of 5

We stopped in the one bedroomed 'Ramparts and Riverside' apartment for a week in July. The apartment had looked lovely on the website and even exceeded our expectations when we saw it in person. It was decorated and furnished beautifully throughout and was a very special place to stay. We loved having breakfast (fantastic pastries available from the nearby boulangerie) and many of our evening meals sat out on the little terrace, our only company being the swallows flying over head and the sounds of frogs in the river we overlooked. Lagrasse is a picture postcard French village, old stone houses and cobbled streets, set by a river dominated by an abbey, with medieval bridges crossing it. It was nice to just step out of the house in the evening and go for a meal in one of the excellent nearby restaurants or just buy an ice cream and take a stroll along the river. You could easily spend all your time just relaxing in the village or, like us, you could explore some of the many nearby interesting towns and tourist sights (far too many to fit into the week we had there). If you have a car with you there is plentiful free parking in a car park a couple of minutes walk from the apartment. If you are looking to holiday in a lovely area of France and want to stop in a beautiful apartment, then look no further and book this one.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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very special

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment in a lovely old building. We are returning for a second stay this year which says it all.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A gem

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay unfortunately cut short. Full Latin Mass a la Vatican 1 in the monastery is a marvelous experience. Restaurants were not super but passable. House wine quite delicious at La cocotte Felèe

though. If you are arriving late access can be tricky.

We would love to return although not in high season - I suspect Lagrasse is a bit of a honey pot and the thought of lots of tourists on "our" bridge too much to bear.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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