La Blanquetière offers flexible accommodation with six bedrooms across two floors of a large Mediterranean villa. On the first (terrace) floor there are two double bedrooms, a large lounge, dining area and kitchen. There is also a separate toilet and a spacious walk-in wet room with a state-of-the-art shower.
The upper floor has four double bedrooms, a large lounge with dining area and kitchen. There is also a bathroom with shower and WC.
The property can be rented as a six bedroomed house, but is cleverly designed to accommodate smaller groups by closing off either of the individual floors. If you book this property in any one of the three combinations (two bedrooms, four bedrooms or all six bedrooms) the unused part of the house will be closed off and will not be available for booking by anyone else. You will have exclusive access to the beautiful terraces and private pool.
There are terraces along two sides of the villa and another, a sun terrace, in front of the heated indoor swimming pool. The pool benefits from ceiling to floor sliding glass windows allowing the outside in and is heated all year round.
TV is available on both floors and the house is well-equipped with everything you should need, including Wi Fi, a surround sound system, lots of DVDs and CDs, air-conditioning in the lounge area (central heating in the Winter) and ample seating for 12 people. Outside, there are garden tables, chairs and loungers plus a large barbecue.
The villa is in an elevated position, overlooking the hamlet of Ginoles les Bains. There are amazing views of the mountains which surround the hamlet. It is a nature lover's paradise and one can regularly see eagles and vultures rising on the thermal drafts from the land below. The night sky above the house is spectacular. You can sit and watch the Milky Way glide across the sky!
The town of Quillan is a 15 minute stroll from the house. It has many fine hotels, bars and restaurants and a local market twice a week. There are many individual shops in town and a large well-stocked supermarket on the outskirts. The town has a busy events calendar throughout the year, with many outdoor concerts, exhibitions, cycle races and even motor races.
There is a bus and a train station, and the town is well-connected to historic Carcassonne to the North and the Mediterranean resorts to the South East. Limoux, home of "Blanquette de Limoux", the sparkling wine invented by monks and the original "champagne", is only 29 km away.
Quillan is situated in the heart of Cathar country and is within easy driving distance of many Cathar castles. For followers of the Da Vinci code, Rennes-le-Château, where Bérenger Saunière allegedly discovered treasure, is very close at hand.
For those of an active persuasion, there are kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting activities close by, and in Winter the nearest ski resort is only 35 km away.
Close by, a new swimming lake was created last year and it has a lovely beach around it on which you can sunbathe or enjoy water sports.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SMALLER? LA BLANQUETIÈRE IS AVAILABLE AS A TWO OR FOUR BEDROOMED APARTMENT. SEE LISTINGS 8584389 AND 8585261 FOR FURTHER DETAILS.