This spacious and well-equipped apartment forms the first floor part of a six bedroom Mediterranean villa. It has two double bedrooms, a large lounge, kitchen and dining area, one bathroom and separate WC. There is a cot available, if required.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BIGGER? LA BLANQUETIÈRE IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A FOUR BEDROOMED APARTMENT OR A SIX BEDROOMED HOUSE. SEE LISTINGS 8585261 AND 8527958 FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
There are attractively-tiled and well-furnished terraces along two sides of the villa and another sun terrace, in front of the heated indoor swimming pool. The Pool house benefits from ceiling to floor sliding glass windows allowing the outside in and is heated all year round. Holidaymakers booking the apartment will enjoy exclusive access to the private terrace and Pool house.
TV is available and the apartment 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 and a wood burner in the Winter) and ample seating. Outside, there are garden tables, chairs and loungers plus a large barbecue.
The villa is in a unique 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 classy 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 lots of 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.There is also a café bar where you can sit and soak up the warmth in the shade of a parasol.