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Rustic Apartments In The Heart Of Carcassonne - apartment 2 (grenache) sleeps 4 (6)

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



apartment 2 (grenache) sleeps 4 (6)


A tastefully restored apartment with 2 double bedrooms and sun terrace. Flexible accommodation for couples or families.

The living area has a generous kitchen and dining area with all you need to dine in style. With many original features blended in for modern comfort.

Comfortable sofa with British and French TV available music centre (with i-Pod docking station), DVD player, books, magazines and games. Can sit in the living area or on the sun terrace to overlook the St Vincent Cathedral.

Bedrooms:You have a choice of four poster double bedroom or a therapeutic remote control double bed (which can be separated to two singles). Both bedrooms are light and airy with many original features with a real french ambience. Each bedroom has ample storage with luxury bedding with dressing tables and hairdryers.

Bathroom: A luxurious double walk in shower complete with body-jets and overhead sprays.

Sleeps 4-6 with convertible sofa bed.

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About the property


Les Bottes Cachees,(the hidden boots) Free pick up from the airport

Situated in the Bastide de St. Louis in the center of Carcassonne This 16th century house with original features and modern facilities, has separate secluded sun terraces. Carefully restored into separate apartments, with lots of original character. The perfect location to reach La Cite, Canal du Midi, cafes, restaurants and places of interest. Toulouse, Narbonne and the Mediterranean all within an hours reach.

raymond hainey
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About raymond hainey

After holidaying in the area for many years, we decided that the laid back French way of life was definitely for us. We came across the property a few years ago. It was in a terrible, run-down state and we have worked hard to lovingly restore this property to its former glory. We hope our guests enjoy the area and that they appreciate the hard work we have put in to restore this charming 16th Century house and retaining most of the original features.

raymond hainey purchased this apartment in 2010

Why raymond hainey chose La Bastide Saint-Louis

We loved the fact that the property was right in the heart of Carcassonne, with all the amazing shops, restaurants and cafes on our doorstep.

We love spending weekends down on the Mediterranean which is just 45 minutes away.

There are many lovely villages to explore nearby, especially the famous book village, Montolieu and Saissac with its amazing Chateau.

What makes this apartment unique

We spent a lot of time making sure that the property retained its original features but also had all modern facilities.

The lovely terrace is perfect to enjoy a glass of wine or simply enjoy the views of St.Vincent Cathedral. It is very rare to get outdoor space in the heart of Carcassonne and that is one of the reasons that we were attracted to this property.

La Cite is just a 15 minute walk away, and there are so many restaurants and shops to explore nearby. Place Carnot is particularly nice to sit and enjoy a drink and watch the locals going about their business.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
we would be happy to arrange reservations to resturants or have flowers , cards prepared for any special occasions.
booking by email or telephone (to be confirmed by email). A deposit is required at the time of the booking with final payment on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Guests must depart by 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
We do a free pickup from carcassonne airport and take you to the apartment.

The prices are for 2 persons in apartment one and 4 persons in apartment two.
There is a supplement of 10 pounds per night for extra persons.

we have no smoking policy except on the sun terrace


Accommodation and facilities for apartment 2 (grenache) sleeps 4 (6)in La Bastide Saint-Louis in Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Full body wash shower with over head and body jets for a invigorating shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • We have a Four poster bed and 2 therapeutic beds or i double bed .
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Bed linen, towels, dishtowels, iron, ironing board, hairdryer provided within price.(no extra charges for cleaning) There is a washing machine dryer available. Welcome pack with every arrival. Free computer broadband available (Wifi) Please visit our website for more Outside: The Grenashe and the Merlot have their own seperate sun terraces.


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apartment 2 (grenache) sleeps 4 (6)
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Lovely stay in Carcassonne Nov 2017

  • 5 of 5

Great welcome from Raymond, pick up from the airport, tour and welcome pack much appreciated. Lovely apartment, has everything you need. Coffee machine is Dolce Gusto you need to take the coffee pods. Also take a few CD's if likely to have a night in, were a few in the apartment but a bit limited/ old films.Highlight was Carcassonne Cite by day when a bit busier (do the castle tour 9 euros, European citizens under 25 go free, need proof of age), and at night very atmospheric but quiet not much was open but still had a lovely meal. Try the cassoulette anywhere. Good Saturday food market in Place Carnot centre of town. Celt pub good pub vibe, sky sports good mix of locals and tourists.Trip to Limoux 1 euro train or bus from the strain station nice but very quiet. Airport shuttle from the train station 5 euros each from stop in front of the station, times linked to flight times. Le bistrot restaurant near the train station good food, value and choice excellent for last meal before flight, (only small cafe at the airport and no restaurants nearby). November was a bit too quiet and cold would suggest spring or late summer if planning a visit. The Lawrence family.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for taking the time to give us great review also all the information will help our guests. Nespresso coffee machines have been very popular with our guests. Glad you had a comfortable stay and enjoy Carcassonne and we would welcome you back anytime. Regards Raymond and Julie
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Great place to stay - Comfortable, good location, well-looked after

  • 5 of 5

Location is grand, just a stagger to the main square, station and canal. Well equipped and maintained and a comfortable base for a visit. Small price to pay is a bit of noise (church bells and street sounds) but can't expect anything else of a town centre flat. The wee terrace seals the deal.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our terraces are always loved by our guests Many thanks Raymond and Julie
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Clean, well equipped, warm and comfortable. Very easy to use temperature controls.

  • 4 of 5

It was a pleasant surprise to be picked up from the airport and given a ten minute tour of Carcassonne. Raymond gave us a lot of useful information about getting to the town centre and other useful places. Also a brief history of the building we were staying in.

We had a wonderful stay in the apartment. The kitchen was well equipped and we had a welcome pack of bread, wine and milk which was much appreciated.

The visitors book gives an useful insight into places to visit and restaurants to eat at. If you enjoy reading I do recommend Labyrinth by Kate Mosse which is set in the Medieval city of Carcassonne, before your holiday. If you don't get to the tourist information place ; there are plenty of leaflets in the apartment. It is in a very central position, close to the market square, station and buses not longer than 10-15minute walk. There lots of boutique type shops. There's a Carrefour and mono prix close by for groceries and also boulangiers and pattiesiers.

In the market square there are plenty of places to eat.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are pleased that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed your stay Regards Raymond and Julie Hainey
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Excellent apartments in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Carcassone and the comfort and location of these apartments. Raymond the owner was very helpful, picking us up at the airport and showing us around. The apartment was spotlessly clean and very well equipped.Beds very comfortable too. The shower is particularly good with extra water jets . We enjoyed the spacious roof terrace where we downed some of the local wine! The shops , restaurants and canal de midi are less than 10 mins walk and La cite about 25 mins. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An ideal apartment for two couples. Full of character, well equipped and in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Spent a fabulous week in this lovely apartment in the heart of Carcassone. The apartment itself is spacious, well equipped, beautifully restored and has the bonus of an outside terrace. It enjoys a great location being close to the local square and an easy walk takes you to the medieval city with it's many shops, restaurants and spectacular views. Being picked up from the airport was great and Raymond was readily available for any help or advice. A week wasn't long enough to explore fully and I would happily return and would recommend this beautiful apartment to friends and family

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for your review we are so glad you had a good time in our apartments. We would welcome you back any time. It makes it all worthwhile when we receive a good review Many regards Raymond
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Grenache apartment Jul/Aug 2016

  • 5 of 5

A stylish, well appointed apartment, spotlessly clean and well maintained and in an ideal location.What more could you want, would recommend to all!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we are so pleased you both had a good time and enjoyed your stay in our apartments, We would welcome you back any time. Many thanks Raymond and Julie Hainey
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
10 kilometers
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
15 minutes
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
5 minutes
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
35 kilometers
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
5 kilometers

Special interest holidays:


Golf is available near this property.

Nearest golf: Carcassonne, 3 Kilometres


Skiing is available near this property.

Nearest skiing: Pyrenees, 100 Kilometres

Car not necessary


Nearest TRAIN - Carcassonne: 1/4 Kilometres

Nearest MOTORWAY - Carcassonne: 2 Kilometres

Nearest AIRPORT - Carcassonne: 3 Kilometres

Nearest BEACH - Carcassonne Plage- Cavayere: 3 Kilometres

Nearest BARPUB - Carcassonne: 50 Metres

Nearest RESTAURANT - Carcassonne: 50 Metres

Nearest SKI - Pyrenees: 100 Kilometres

Nearest GOLF - Carcassonne: 3 Kilometres


The Mediterranean coast is about one hour by car.

A large choice of beaches like Narbonne Plage, Gruissan, Porte La Nouvelle and Leucate. Fresh fish at the harbours of Gruissan (mussels and oysters at its pier) and Porte La Nouvelle. Good fresh seafood restaurants at the quay's.


Carcassonne airport is only 10 minutes away,especially beneficial for cheap Ryanair flights. Direct flights to many destinations in Scotland, England, Ireland, Belgium and Germany. Toulouse's international airport, Blagnac, is about 45 minutes by motorway. Car hire available at all airports.


Right in the heart of Carcassonne. Within walking distance of all amenities like bakery, butchers, supermarkets, restaurants.

Limoux, Montolieu, Saissac, Lac de Cavayere all within half an hour.

Further Details:

Shopping available in the centre of town in several small supermarkets, or go to the large supermarkets which are just 5 minutes drive.Several very nice restaurants nearby. Local Carcassonne market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.