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Delightful Medieval Riverside House

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Aug-2016
House in Lagrasse, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Probably one of the best views in the village.

Lagrasse with its medieval Abbey and ancient bridges crossing the green waters of the Orbieu, is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in France. It has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere with residents from all corners of the world and many artisans based in this village.

In July and August many of the villages have their fetes, with music, dining and dancing in the village squares. There is a thriving musical culture in the area - with pop and dance music in the streets, and many classical and choral concerts in local churches and abbeys.

The village itself boasts 7 excellent restaurants/cafés, a museum and many artisans – artists, potters, leather goods producers, etc. and also offers a hairdresser, ATM machine, bakery, newsagent, pharmacy, grocery shops, wine shops and brocantes (antiques). Swimming in the river Orbieu is a real pleasure and in high season and there are numerous water holes and waterfalls to explore. The river is dammed in the summer down at the footbridge which is 100 metres away. The swimming is maned by a local life guard and there are various small beaches surrounding the swimming area. It is very clean and very pretty. In fact the river bed has just been dredged which will make the swimming even better. The Med Beaches are only 50 minutes away and the slopes of the Pyrenees beckon.

The area is a mecca for enthusiasts of riding, rafting, canoeing, fishing, hiking and rock climbing. The area around Lagrasse has many well signposted hill walks, cycling tracks, and also picnic areas. Wine tasting is available at more than half a dozen outlets in the village and also in many of the surrounding vineyards.

It has been a great holiday house for our family. With 5 boys and 1 girl Lagrasse has given us numerous great family holidays where the older children can swim, meet friends, play tennis and football and really entertain themselves.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

4
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

4

Delightful house in great setting

  • 4 of 5

The house is perfectly situated within Lagrasse with a great view of the abbey, a short stroll to the swimming area in the river and enough local restaurants and shops to mean you don't need to drive anywhere if you don't want to. That said there are lots of wonderful surrounding places as well.

The house is well equipped and the main bedroom is really lovely, the top floor bedroom has a sloping ceiling and is quite low in places but our 12 year old loved having her own space. The kitchen/dining/living area isn't large but it is full of character and has all you need if you want to cook.

We had a great time and would be happy to recommend this as a place for our friends to stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

The best location in Lagrasse!

  • 4 of 5

The location was excellent, a minute's walk from the medieval market square, with picturesque views over the river to the abbey. Both bedrooms were clean and our double was a delight. The children enjoyed swimming in the stream which was more like a shallow lake a minute's walk in the other direction. The Saturday market was excellent and we hired bikes to enjoy a fabulous circular cycle with a stop at Chateau Peche-Latt - delicious wine. We cycled back with a few bottles to enjoy sitting outside in the evenings, watching the sun set behind the abbey.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassone at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lagrasse at 10 Metres Nearest Train : Leizian at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Leizian at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lagrasse at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Luecate at 40 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Wonderful wine country with some great vineyards and plenty of degustation.

Coast/Beach:

Great beaches 40 minutes away.

Local river swimming in the summer. Closest is 150 meters from the house. Life guard patrolled river swimming. Other great swimming gorges and natural pools in the area.

Travel:

35 k from Carcassonne airport. Hire car recommended.

40 minutes drive from Narbonne station. Trains direct from Paris and Barcelona.

Further Details:

Village has 7 restaurants, pharmacie, doctors surgery, alimentation, tabac, boulangerie, maison du terroir, local olive and wine shops, designer clothing and local craft shops.

Other great restaurants in the area including a 3 star Michelin restaurant 25 mins away.

Other activities include horse riding, biking and walking. There are many local attractions such as Abbe de Fontfroide.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£532
for 7 nights
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £254

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners, returnable damage deposit minimum of 300 euros (depending on length of booking) and 50% rental payment to be paid on booking in euros.
Rental balance to be paid 55 days before stay.
Cancellation policy: cancellation up to 55 days before stay return 50% of rental balance payment. Cancellation up to 4 weeks before stay return 25% of rental balance payment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is usually Saturday but enquire with owner.


Notes on prices:
It is possible to rent for a minimum of three nights but at an extra cost. Please apply to owner for details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • river
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite 1 with wc and bath Ensuite 2 with wc and shower Cloak room off the courtyard.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, ensuite with bath. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and sofa bed, ensuite with shower.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Bedrooms are large and spacious and very nicely furnished. Bedroom 1 overlooks the river and Abbey. Outside: Small court yard provides a cool seating area in the summer and has table and chairs with a stone sink. There is also a barbecue. The downstairs clock room is off the court yard. Utility Room: The cave houses the washing machine and an extra fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Property is cleaned at the end of the stay. Arrangements can be made for cleaning during two week stays if required. Other: Satalite TV, hairdyer.

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