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Stylish, Luxurious Riverside Home In Beautiful Lagrasse - Ramparts and Riverside (Sleeps 2)

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Nov-2016
Holiday Home in Lagrasse, Nr. Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon - Peaceful Location Set Within A Stunning Medieval House Overlooking The River Orbieu

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.

Details for holiday apartment Ramparts and Riverside (Sleeps 2), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived in Lagrasse for 10 years now. 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 a former interior designer and stylist and Michael was a builder and gardener and has many years experience working in hospitality when living in America several years ago.

Love having 'guests' come to stay and the chance to share this very special and hugely beautiful part of France.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

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: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Scotland
5

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: Jul 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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North Yorkshire
5

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: Mar 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 42 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lezignan-Corbiéres at 19 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Exit 25 of the A61 at Ferrals-les-Corbières at 13 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange wine tours and cookery classes and for a highly qualified personal fitness instructor during your stay. We are currently creating additional special interest holidays in 2010 - please enquire for details and dates etc.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£321
for 3 nights
£750
 
 
Christmas & New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
£700
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
£770
 
 
Mid Season
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£321
for 3 nights
£750
 
 
June
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
July & August
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£334
for 3 nights
£780
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We request a deposit of 30% to secure your booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival date. We also request a damages deposit which we refund shortly after your departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually a Saturday, although we are flexible with this out of the main holiday seasons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Internet

Dining

  • Dining Area

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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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