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House In Bugarach, Midway Between Carcassonne And Perpignan

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jun-2016
House in Bugarach, Nr. Rennes Le Chateau, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Located On Edge Of Mountain Village, Near Cathar Footpaths, 5 Minutes Walk To Lake

Character village property of exposed natural stone, dating from the 17th century, situated in a cul-de-sac on the edge of the village of Bugarach (pop.200), a few yards from one of the Cathar footpaths. The house has a large south-facing balcony, with an uninterrupted view of the famous Pech de Bugarach, the highest mountain in the Corbieres range. It has extensive grounds, including a small hill affording a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, and a beautiful secluded courtyard shaded by trailing plants. This is an ideal base for outdoor activity since footpaths radiate in all directions from the village, offering a wealth of local and long-distance hikes. There is a swimming lake a few minutes walk from the house as well as opportunities for horse riding, rock climbing and caving. The Cathar castles of Peyrepertuse and Queribus, and the spectacular Gorges de Galamus are all within easy cycling distance. Rennes-les-Bains, famous for its thermal baths, is close by and can be reached via a beautiful forest path, as well as by road. This house offers you the perfect base for exploring an area of striking natural beauty, rich in human history.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

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1 holidaymaker review

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Ode to Aude

  • 4 of 5

We’ve had the holiday of a lifetime in this fabulous house in Bugarach. This is a large house with extensive grounds and yet it retained a cozy and intimate feeling. The house and grounds have the most amazing views of the Pic de Bugarach, The village is quiet and the locals are extremely friendly.

During our two weeks stay we clambered up mountains, hiked through forests and gorges, assailed castles, visited beautiful villages and churches, shopped until we dropped in local markets, swam with the fishes and the locals in the nearby lake and canoed the river Aude

Although we did lots of activities during our stay, this was also the most relaxed holiday we have ever had. We went with two older kids (10 and 11 years old). They loved fishing in the brook next to the house as well as playing in the enormous garden and roaming around the village. Although the owners do warn that some stairs in the house aren’t suitable for very young children, these stairs are right at the top of the house and in most of the sleeping areas this wasn’t a problem. Our kids had no problem at all with the top floor.

The kitchen is a lovely and natural gathering place to hang out. It is as well equipped as the description says and the Aga cooker was lovely. The kitchen is a great place to chill, chat and play games. On cooler evenings we drifted to the comfy lounge next to the wood-burning stove to play charades. We thoroughly recommend having a barbeque in the garden with the mountain as backdrop and seeing the Milky Way dazzle as it gets pitch dark.

We realize that we have found something special in this house and location and we hope others enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne or Perpignan (equidistant) at 58 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bugarach Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 60 Kilometres Nearest Train : Couiza at 17 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Carcassonne at 57 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Close to Perpignan at 65 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beaches, close to Perpigan, can be reached in 1hr 15mins approx. The beaches of northern Spain can be reached in 2 hours. The beautiful Spanish coastal village of Cadaques, once home to Salvador Dali, can be visited on a day trip.

Travel:

Bugarach is midway between the airports of Perpignan and Carcassonne, both just over one hour away. Carcassonne airport is open all year round, while Perpignan closes over the winter. Girona airport (Spain) and Toulouse airport are both about 2h 30mins away.

TGV services from Paris

Car necessary, preferably from airport, since public transport does not reach Bugarach.

Distances:

Perpignan airport 60Km/37miles approx; Carcassonne airport 58Km/36miles approx

Limoux 33Km/25 miles; Quillan 25Km/15 miles; Couiza, 17Km/11 miles;

Esperaza 21Km/13 miles; Rennes-les-Bains 9Km/5.5 miles;

Rennes-le-Chateau 13km/8 miles; Chateau de Peyrepetuse 25Km/15.5 miles;

Gorges de Galamus 15Km/9 miles; Cadaques, Spain 151Km/94 miles; Andorra 111Km/69 miles

Further Details:

Landscape/climate: mountainous limestone area, occupying 3 climate zones giving rise to Mediterranean summers, Northern European winters, year-round mountain influence and a wealth of flora and fauna. The village, nestling under Bugarach mountain, is surrounded by broad-leaved woodland, mainly oak and chestnut. The forests are home to wild boar; eagles nest on the mountain; black vultures visit daily to feed.

Ideal terrain for walkers, climbers, cyclists and nature lovers. Also an ideal area for lovers of historic sites.

Things to do in and around Bugarach: Visit the Cathar castles, in particular Peyrepetuse and Le Bezu; visit other historic sites in the area, including the medieval city of Carcassonne; hike the many footpaths, swim in the local lake, climb the Pic de Bugarach, go canyoning at the Gorges de Galamus and visit the Hermitage; visit the colourful Sunday market at Esperaza and the thermal baths and cafes of Rennes-les-Bains; visit Rennes-le-Chateau made famous by 'The Da Vinci Code'; sample local wines; take in one of the many village fetes, festivals and music events.

Bugarach village amenities: Bar/restaurant 'Les Saveurs de Terroir' is close to the house. 'Le Relais' - tea room, delicatessen and souvenir shop. Village post office - mornings only.

Food shopping: Daily bread van for baguettes etc. Organic vegetables and eggs on sale opposite house. Nearest supermarket - Couiza. Organic bakery and cafe in Luc-sur-Aude, organic winery 'Domaine de Mayrac' - both just outside Couiza and both highly recommended.

Cash: nearest ATM, Couiza post office; nearest bank Esperaza.

Nearest tourist office: Couiza

Nearest towns for all facilities: Limoux, Quillan

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% booking deposit; house reserved for one week pending receipt of deposit. Balance due 4 weeks before departure. £200 damage deposit, payable with final payment, refundable within 2 weeks of the end of the rental period. The rental price is inclusive of all fuel and normal cleaning charges.

Length of stay flexible in off peak periods

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday but this is flexible, particularly in off peak periods.



Notes on prices:
Payment is accepted in either Euros (at exchange rate current at time) or pound sterling. Small surcharge for more than 8 people renting the property.

Reductions for smaller parties in off peak periods. Prices adjusted for shorter stays.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin, w.c. Downstairs bathroom with walk-in shower, wash basin, w.c. Excellent water pressure throughout at all times

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: 1 double and 2 single beds, balcony and mezzanine Bedroom 2; double bed Bedroom 3, double bed, attic Bedroom 4, single bed, attic Additional mattresses can be provided, with plenty of space to accommodate these.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is on 4 levels: Level 1 - access to the street, utility space and shower room (Bathroom 2) Level 2 - living room, kitchen, access to garden Level 3 - main bedrooms, balcony and bathroom Level 4 - attic bedrooms Wood-powered heating and central heating; plentiful supply of wood, provided free. Domestic hot water can be heated 3 ways, separately or in combination, via solar panel, back-boiler on kitchen stove, electric immersion heater. This is a quirky spacious house, full of character and original features, suitable for active people of any age. No smoking in house. Pets considered. Outside: Large garden on several levels, including small hill, at rear of property; bordered by stream. Secluded courtyard with garden furniture. Other seating and barbecue areas on land. Vegetable garden, washing line, fruit trees, wood shed. Flat areas for camping. The house is situated in a narrow cul-de-sac with ample space to load and unload but with limited parking places. Cars can be left in the village square a short distance away. Utility Room: Additional sink and gas hob Large storage space for outdoor gear and bicycles Access to street Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and some towels provided House cleaned between rentals

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