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Spacious gite at the foothills of the Pyrenees France
Apartment in Languedoc, France
Comfortable apartment with large terrace, south-facing & panorama view.
Welcome to the Aude, the exiting Cathar region of southern France.
Here, less than an hour’s drive south of Carcassonne, we have a comfortable residence available for you. Apartment ‘Bella Vista’ is situated in Quillan.
On the outskirts of Quillan (5 minutes walking from the centre) is the ‘Bella Vista’ residence with two flats. The top apartment has just reached complete renovation and is comfortable, well-designed and fully equipped self-catering apartment.
Ground floor: Big garage
Second floor: (seperate access)
Entrance hall, spacious bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
Corridor, two double bedrooms, living room with dining area and kitchen, both with French doors opening to the south-faced terrace with sun loungers and brick barbecue as well as a beautiful panoramic view of the valley.
We provide towels and bedlinnen.
For more details and foto’s, please look on our website: www.relax-en-aude.com
Local Area InformationQuillan is charming and exciting little town with various pavement cafs and restaurants and a market on the Wednesdays and Saturdays. The ruin of the castle and the historic church are among the notable buildings of the town which lies on the rapidly flowing river the Aude. This is not only the kingfishers and dippers habitat the beaver is found here and for a number of years the otter has also been spotted again!
The river Aude is a spectacular scene for canoeing and rafting and ramblers too have lots of opportunities in this area.
In spring it is paradise for devotees of wild flowers in particular the orchid It is also an interesting environment for specific Pyrenees bird species if only for the griffon vulture which regularly glides past.
The town has an independent cinema with barrestaurant and also a swimming centre with openair pools. Some bakeries a few butchers and greengrocers a fishmonger and a small supermarket are situated in the centre as is the post office and various banks.
In addition you will find a tourist office providing you with all required information on Quillan and surroundings. On the outskirts you have two big supermarkets at your disposal Quillan also has its own train station.
The nearest airport is Carcassonne 50 km.
This is the very region for those interested in the Rennes-le-Chateau mystery and the history of the Cathars illustrated by many sights such as castle ruins and churches. One of the strongholds of the Cathars was the Montsegur fort besieged in the thirteenth century by the popes troops Many ruins in the area bear witness to this turbulent period in the history of Europe.
There are markets once or twice a week in Limoux, Quillan and Espéraza.
In many regional villages and hamlets during the summer months up to autumn people organise a vide grenier attic sale a lovely chance to prowl around and find a good bargain. These sales often go together with local festivals and wine tasting events.
Swimming in hot spring water is possible in the thermal Rennes-les-Bains pools if you seek coolness and a place to swim in spring water you can also find it in Alet-les-Bains. There are also a few lakes in the neighbourhood.
From Quillan it is only a 90minute drive to the coast Perpignan Collioure and PortVendre are splendid seaside villages with beautiful bays.
Andorra is famous for its taxfree shopping and is accessible through a beautiful two hour car or bus drive through the mountains.
For more information please check our internetsite with lots of information and fotos www.relax-en-aude.com
|Location:||Limoux, Languedoc, France|
|Map : ||Sorry, no map.|
|This Property Sleeps:||4|
|Minimum Price Per Week:||€350 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Week:||€450|
|Day of arrival is optional.
A 150 euro returnable security deposit is required on arrival at apartment Bella Vista this we be posted on to you on your return home.
For the final cleaning of the apartment we ask 50 euro|
* Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Bathroom||Bathrooms 1, Toilets 1, Shower Rooms 1|
|Dining||Dining room table, Seating for 4 People|
|Entertainment||Satellite or Cable, Hi Fi, TV, DVD Player, Radio|
|Kitchen||Crockery & Cutlery Provided, Microwave, Oven, Fridge, Separate dining area, Grill, Toaster|
|Laundry||Nearby Laundrette, Washing Machine Provided, Linen Provided, Towels Provided, Iron, Ironing Board|
|Living Room||Seating for 4 People, Sofas 1, Armchairs 1, Gas Fire|
|Local Activities||Cycling, Fishing, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Swimming, Walking, Mountaineering, Water Sports|
|Local Area||Quiet Bars and Pubs, Restaurants, Distance to Local Town Centre 500m|
|Location||In the mountains, Distance to convenience store 500m, Distance to local restaraunts 500m, In a Town, Distance to Airport 50-100km, In the Country|
|Outside||Barbecue Area, Barbecue, Patio, Parking, Terrace, Outside Tap|
|Suitability||No Pets, Wheelchair inaccessible, Unsuitable for the elderly or infirm, Non Smoking Only|
|Accommodation||Accommodation Type: Self Catering, Size: Spacious|
|Theme||Away from it all, Quiet yet close to local activity|