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Large Independent Gite with Games Room, Bike Hire, Gardens and Mountain Views

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House near Couiza, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Mountain Location With Easy Access To Amenities; Just 50 Mins Away From Carcassonne

This is a large independent gite with gardens, ideal for those looking for outdoor activities and adventure for both adults and children. Apart from a wide range of local sports, the house comes with a large games room, including a full size pool table and an option to hire mountain bikes to explore the local mountain trails. The house is situated in a quiet village, surrounded by mountains, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The area is full of historical and cultural interest being at the heart of the Cathar region with its magnificent castles. White water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, cycling, caving, horse riding, wild swimming, walking, mountain biking and skiing are just some of the popular activities available locally. There are 2 swimming lakes just 15 minutes’ drive away from the house. The lake in Puivert has a sandy beach, small bar and restaurant. There are also opportunities for wild swimming in high mountain lakes and rivers. The nearest shops and restaurants are just 5 minutes away.


Owner
Donna Hopcraft
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a fantastic time here with our 2 friends and 2 teenage sons. Lots of water activities to do during the day and time to relax with a glass of wine in the evening while the boys were occupied in the games room'.



'Lovely, clean spacious house. Close to everything. Spent hours cycling and walking in the mountains; the castles and views are awesome! Loved exploring local towns and villages too. Got quite a few inspiring ideas for my artwork back home'.



'The sunday morning market in Esperaza followed by lunch in the cafe in Fa is not to be missed. The market has a very festive atmosphere with lots of people and live music. A great place to try out local food and wine as well as browse the colourful stalls selling other market goods. The cafe in Fa has bags of character and great food. Handy being just a few minutes cycle ride from the house.'
Jan 2014
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Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

A lovely house from which to explore this wonderful region.

  • 5 of 5

The large house easily and comfortably accommodated our adult family of 5. We loved the sunny terrace at the front of the house where we barbecued, ate and played games into the evening, drinking the local Blanquette de Limoux.

The games room and laundry on the ground floor were well equipped. The pool table and table tennis table provided much entertainment and not a little competition. This level provided a cool contrast to the sunny terrace just outside.

The living area on the first floor was beautifully organised. The kitchen - dining area provided a main living space. The kitchen was well equipped with two sunny Juliet balconies overlooking the terrace onto the front of the house. We ate mostly indoors at the table which sits in front of one balcony; the red squirrel which lives opposite provided daily entertainment over breakfast as he ran along the wire into the trees and back again. The other balcony has comfortable chairs overlooking the front of the house. We loved using the mountain bikes to explore the local area using the good paths that start very near to the house.

The owner, Donna, met us when we arrived. She took the time to show us around the house suggesting local attractions and also gave advice about the beaches on the east coast. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to others wanting to explore this beautiful part of France.

As to what to visit... Esperaza market is on Sunday, so that is useful on your first day when most supermarkets (except the one in Esperaza) are shut. It is worth the drive to the coast to see Colliure and Banyuls sur Mer. Recommend rafting and exploring all the nearby Gorges.

A lovely house from which to explore this wonderful region. Thank you, Donna.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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4

Great house in a great spot

  • 4 of 5

We were two families with 4 children (aged 5, 4, 3 and 2) and a baby. We spent 5 days in the house and visited a couple of castles in the Cathars area (Puivert and Arches). The museum of dinosaurs in Esperaza is really impressive, and Carcassone is beautiful. The house is big and the rooms are comfortable. The kitchen is very spacious and we had all our meals in it as it has a big table. Very handy altogether. The living room is cozy and the playroom in the basement is fully equipped (darts, pool table, table tennis, table football and hi-fi system).... it was a pity there were no heaters in the playroom and it was too cold to enjoy it during the days of our stay at the end of December.

We really had a nice time and we're very happy of our stay at La Maison Blanche. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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4

A Great Holiday!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Rouvenac ; we’ll long treasure memories of our time there and would love to pay a return visit one day. It’s a lovely place at the edge of a typical French village. The House is very comfortable and tastefully decorated (with some of Donna’s beautiful paintings!); and we had everything we needed. The kids also had a great time with the games room. Importantly, Donna was happy to answer and help with any queries/problems.

There is so much to do and see in the area and this Holiday house is well located! We enjoyed cycling, white water rafting on the Aude and swimming in the Lake at Puivert. We loved exploring the Cathar Castles with incredible views and villages such as Rennes le Chateau and Fanjeaux. We also took a boat trip on the Canal du Midi. There are Markets and festivals and happenings all over the region; we even managed to see a cycle race at Quillan. A Great Holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
12 Feb 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
£385
 
 
Spring
2 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
£420
 
 
Summer
28 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Peak Season
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
£420
 
 
Low Season
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
£385
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
£455
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Notes on prices:
Please contact the owner directly to negotiate alternative minimum stays during the off peak periods of November through to the end of February.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rouvenac in Aude

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms with a shower, wash basin and WC; a separate WC with a wash basin; Bedroom 3 contains a wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms have a king size beds; bedroom 3 has a double bed and the fourth bedroom has bunk beds. A cot that can be made available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The is a large, light, airy, house providing independent living for family and friends to share, sleeping 8 people comfortably. It is situated in a quiet, traffic free no through road; one of the oldest roads in the Aude department. The accommodation is all on the top floor. The ground floor contains a 40 m2 newly equipped games room and a utility room. Mountain bikes are available for hire. The rooms are clean and spacious. The 4 bedrooms are well equipped with 2 king size beds,a double bed and a set of bunk beds; all with good quality mattresses. The kitchen is also well equipped, large and modern with large french windows looking out towards the village and mountains. The lounge has 2 sofas, an armchair, a desk, a stereo with an amp for playing portable music and free WIFI. Smoking is not allowed in the house. Please contact the owner directly with regards to the possibility of pets being welcomed. Outside: There are gardens with terraces to the front and rear of the property. The front garden and terrace faces on to a quiet, no through road, apparently one of the oldest in the region. The centre of the village is at the end of this road. The street is traffic free allowing quiet and privacy to relax. There are 8 garden chairs, 2 tables, sun loungers, and a barbecue available. A lovely pergola provides shade on the front terrace and is decorated with coloured lights for relaxing outside in the evenings. Both gardens have views of the mountains and village. The large back garden can be accessed from the main road and can provide off street parking. There are double gates protecting it from the road which is also relatively quiet. There is always a sunny place to sit outside when the sun is shining or enjoy a meal al fresco in the evening with a glass of wine while the children are entertaining themselves in the games room. Utility Room: Washing Machine, second fridge and dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and cleaning are included in the price. Other: Games room contains a new full size slate bed pool table; a full size table tennis table; a darts board in a cabinet; an amp and speakers. There is also a WC/shower room downstairs, a second fridge and a laundry room.

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