Situated in the Cathar Region, this is a typical french, stone-built cottage constructed at the beginning of the 20th century, renovated by owners with love and originality paying attention to modern demands and needs such as ensuite bathrooms.
The owners are wine-makers and run an organic 12 hectare wine domaine from a cave literally next door - so no need to travel far for a wine tasting!
This rural cottage sleeping 4 with an outside jacuzzi and a small outside garden/patio is at the side of the main house. This is an attractive holiday home which has been given the '3 Epis' by 'Gites de France'. It can be rented independently or as 'overflow' for either Maison Guilhem ref A10 or Maison des Vendangeurs ref A12.
The two bedrooms are very comfortable and each has its own bathroom or shower room and independent toilet. - (double beds or single beds on request).
The stone walls, terracotta tiles and rush matting give a rustic atmosphere to the interior. The curtains are in soft reds, yellows and orange and the mid-19th century (Louis Philippe) furniture complete the ensemble.
The sitting room is open plan with the dining and kitchen area. There is a comfortable settee which converts to a bed and a television set.
This property has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 people
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This property has 2 bathrooms
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€130 per Night
*** Default rates are subject to change. Please confirm the rates prior to booking.
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Location Type: Town
Discover the Cathar Castles of Aguilar, Queribus, Peyrepertuse, Villerouge-termenes... la Cite medievale de Carcassonne - the largest fortified city in Europe (given World Historical Monument status by UNESCO), the romanesque abbeys of Fontfroide and Lagrasse.
Visit the vineyards in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, learn about growing vines and the art of wine making from the knowledgeable owners. See the wine harvest 'Les Vendanges'.
Visit the African Safari Park (Reserve Africaine) at Sigean where there are 3500 animals - 63kms.
Take a tour on a mountain bike following the marked tracks around Cascastel.
Walk along the 'Sentier Cathare' (Cathar footpath) or along other tracks and footpaths around Cascastel.
Concerts and evenings of wine and music from November to March at the owner's wine Domaine next door.
Good restaurants: 'Le Clos de Cascastel'; 'L'Auberge du Vieux Puits'; 'La table du Pecheur'; 'La Rotisserie Medieval'; L'Amandier', 'La Fargo', 'Chateau de Lastours', 'Le Merle Bleu'; 'Le Corbierou', 'L'Auberge du Vigneron'...
Play boules in the village square.
Horseriding 7 kms away.
Hang gliding on Mont Tauch.
Tennis 2 kms away.
The ski slopes of Font-Romeu, Pyrenees 2000, Les Angles.are within 1hr.30.
Take a boat trip along the Canal du Midi.
Beaches - 25km
Water Sports/Boat Hire - Leucate 42 kms
Abbey de Fontfroide 8 km built by the powerful Bishops of Narbonne with a beautifully restored 11th century cloister.
Narbonne 50km km. Founded around 600 BC by the Romans. It boasts a flamboyant cathedral and Episcopal Palace. Excellent restaurants. One of the most splendid markets.
Bages 50 km. Lovely fishing village on the shores of the Narbonne 'etang'. Several very good seafood restaurants. Great windsurfing on the etang in early spring and late autumn (some speed records have been set here).
Port la Nouvelle 28km. Superb sandy beaches.
Carcassonne 65 km Largest fortified medieval town in Europe.
Beziers. 50 km. Major market town, noted for its bull-fight 'Feria' in August.
Perpignan 53 km. Palace of Kings of Mallorca.
Montpellier 129 km. Large university town.
Nimes 178 km. Roman temple and amphitheatre.