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Rustic Apartments In The Heart Of Carcassonne - Groung floor apartment (muscat) sleeps 2 (4)

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Groung floor apartment (muscat) sleeps 2 (4)


Ground floor flat (no stairs) living area with dining area , blending all modern comfort with many original features The apartment was carefully brought back to its former self with restored charectar and original features, It is the ultimate getaway,There is an open plan layout .The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher and W.M.and all you need to create a gourmet meal dishwasher and w.m. (although the restaurants are plentiful in the vicinity) or just have a simple snack

There is French and British Television available DVD player, music centre (including ipod docking station) and a range of books and magazines to enjoy.

There is a good sized double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and vanity unit with hairdryer supplied.

There is a modern bathroom with an ergonomic luxury power shower with body jets and and overhead spray

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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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Calendar last updated:
13 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely Apartment

78 Rue Jules Sauzède, Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, 11000, France (8107575)

Date of Stay


Helpful votes:4/4

My friend and I chose this apartment because of the location and the good reviews,we were not disappointed. Raymond picked us up from the airport and gave us a mini tour of the town.He was very helpful and gave us lots of useful info .The apartment was spotless and had absolutely everything you could need. It was close to the square/new town and trains and buses very close . La Cite is amazing and about 20 minute walk away. We caught the 1 euro train to Quilion and also visited Narbonne .La Lac is a hidden secret! Its a lovely lake with a sandy beach and very nice to swim in(I Did)There are loads of nice resturants close by ,the nicest is the one with the storks outside called L ALSASSIETTE I can recommend the duck! Overall this is a fab place to stay.Donna and Helen

Recommended for: Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car
Jun 2015
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Booking Notes:
We are offering a free pick up from carcassonne airport
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 Groung floor apartment (muscat) sleeps 2 (4)in La Bastide Saint-Louis in Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Power shower with bodyjets
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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Groung floor apartment (muscat) sleeps 2 (4)
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 16 reviews

Muscat ground floor apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at this lovely apartment in June 2017. I was slightly concerned when we arrived about road noise, but we slept really well and weren't disturbed at all. The apartment is ideally located for all of the attractions that Carcasonne offers. The owner was very helpful with tips and advice. I would recommend this property without hesitation. C Moss, Stoke-on-Trent.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We try to make our guests as comfortable as possible and give them as much information about the area and the history of Carcassonne Regards Raymond and Julie
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Perfect mini break

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, only a few minutes from the main square, restaurants and shops and only 20mins walk to the old cite. Apartment was spotless and had everything you need, great shower. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. They offered plenty of advice and some essentials to get us going, thanks so much. Would highly recommend and hope to be back, maybe next time I'd try one of the other apartments the owner has above to get some outside space.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location and Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely long weekend in November. Raymond kindly picked us up from the train station and took us to the apartment and gave us all very helpful information including recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. The location was very good, right in the centre of the town and only 20min (max) walk from La Cite (the historical city of Carcassonne). We had the ground floor apartment which suited all our needs, lovely new kitchen and bathroom. Had a dishwasher, Washing machine, fridge and freezer. Perfect size for two people and very clean. Visiting in November was quiet as it is off peak and provided a perfect atmosphere for a relaxing weekend. The historical city is a must see!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are glad you had a comfortable stay and enjoy Carcassonne. Regards Raymond and Julie
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Fantastic apartments in a central location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in carcassonne. Raymond met us at the airport and took us on a lovely tour of the area before taking us to the apartment. He gave us great ideas of what to do in the area and suggested some places to eat and drink. The apartment is beautiful and in a central location. A short walk took us to la cite which is well worth a few visits. Overall we had a great stay and would recommend it to anyone looking for a chilled, relaxing holiday. Thanks again to Raymond who made our holiday stress free.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank very much for your review ,we love to hear that our guests have had a great time and a comfortable stay. Carcassonne has so much to offer and we like to give as much help and information as possible. Many thanks Raymond and Julie Hainey
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Great place. In excellent order, comfortable, brilliant shower, well equipped. Close to town.

  • 5 of 5

Owners, Raymond and Julie really looked after us. It made all the difference to a great trip. We arrived at 5:30am and special arrangements were made for us to access the property. Offers of picking up from airport or station adds a touch of class. Both Raymond and Julie had lots of really good tips on where to eat , places to visit , things to do, local car hire at a really reasonable cost. The apartment is only 10 mins from the town square and really close to the bus and trains. The area itself is awesome- red guest books has lots of comments from other guests on where to go and what to do. The apartment itself was spot on. We were a family of 4 (12 &15) so although a bit of a squeeze apartments upstairs might be more spacious with a balcony. But for our needs it was fine. This is probably the only place I would recommend both for the location, quality of accommodation and the owners. We are already looking to return. Highlights of visits were La cite-of course, would recommend visiting Lac de la cavayere-a man made lake with 2 beaches and an aqua park,also Lastours and further afield Mountsegur. We came by train from the UK, so the bus from La dome to the lake for €1 each was great. Car hire-ask Raymond about LOV car hire-great deal. If you have half the great time we had you will, I am sure, have a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you had a fantastic time in our apartments. I certainly makes us feel that we are doing something right. You were perfect guest and we would welcome you back any time. Thank you and hope to see you again. Regards Raymond and Julie Hainey
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Les Bottes Cachees,(the hidden boots) Carcassonne

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the ground floor apartment 'Muscat' and it was the perfect home from home and had everything we needed. The townhouse is well located to the town square, shops and restaurants and has been lovingly restored by its current owners Raymond & Julie to an excellent standard and was very well maintained and clean. Raymond welcomed us and was extremely helpful and informative about Carcassonne itself and the surrounding area. We visited 'La Cite' including the castle and ramparts, the bustling local market in the town square with its many pavement cafes, the Canal du Midi and we also travelled to Toulouse, Narbonne and Narbonne Plage which were easily accessible by train and the local bus service. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this review. We are pleased you had a good time. Julie and Raymond
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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.