A new and very well equipped single storey villa in the heart of a lovely French village just outside the market town of Limoux. Offering superb accommodation for couples or families alike and well placed to visit the beautiful surrounding countryside. The garden and pool offer an alternative to sight-seeing and are ideal for a relaxing day reading and sunbathing.
The villa sleeps up to 8, with two double bedrooms and one twin room, each with fans. There is also a double pull out bed in the living room. Each bedroom includes shuttered windows to keep guests cool. There is a family bathroom, comprising bath and shower, a separate w.c. and an ensuite shower room with w.c.
The open plan living/dining area is light and airy with 2 sets of patio doors. One to the side, overlooking the neighbouring vineyard, with a superb view to the old village and the hills beyond and the other provides direct access to the large patio area and pool. There is a comfortable sofa to unwind on, with a direct view of the pool and garden to keep an eye on kids at play. The modern fitted kitchen is situated off the dining space and is well-equipped, with fridge/freezer, oven/grill, microwave and dishwasher and plenty of cupboard storage. There is also a washing machine at the property.
The large selection of DVDs and games/puzzles, for all ages, will keep everyone entertained.
The pool measures 8 X 4 metres, with a large tiled terrace for sun bathing and alfresco dining .There is a large gravelled area for ball games and for young children to enjoy. With its spacious south-facing garden, this makes the villa the perfect space for both sporty types and those wishing to just laze around and relax in the sun.
The house is located in a village called Cournanel and is situated approximately 3km from Limoux. Cournanel is typical of a sleepy circulade village of the region where the pace of life is very slow. It can be appreciated by walkers, history buffs, winelovers and sunseekers. There are three signposted walking trails from the village and a picnic area at the edge. Only a short walk away is the market town of Limoux, a bustling riverside market town with a good variety of shops and restaurants in and around the traditional market square. There are numerous activities within short distances, water sports including rafting and kayaks. Horse riding, hiking, skiing in winter in the glorious Pyrenees. Also a piano museum, an autom ata museum and a small art museum. Limoux is renowned for its sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux said to predate champagne. Market day in Limoux is Fridays but during July & August there is a weekly night market. There are many festivals throughout the year in Limoux centred around the market square. Driving through the breathtaking gorges of the Aude and taking the waters in the natural spas of Alet les Bains and Rennes les Bains. Something for everyone!
Come to the Limoux carnival between January and March 2014 - a wonderful break in a lovely little town that knows how to party !!
This is a beautiful region of France where vineyards and sunflowers abound. One of the sunniest areas of France, where you can remember the rainy days, because there are so few. A perfect climate to explore, or just enjoy the sunshine. There are plenty of opportunities for wine tasting, in nearby Limoux, Belveze and Montreal. Wine historians believe that the world's first sparkling wine (the original champagne), was produced in this region in 1531, by the monks at the abbey in Saint-Hilaire, not far from Limoux. It has to be tried and where better, than at the summer night market held every week in July and August.
The Pyrenees are a backdrop to this area, easily reached and it is well worth a trip into the mountains to escape the summer heat. For history buffs, the villa is a great base for visiting the remaining examples of Cathar and Medieval culture and of course the fairy tale ancient cité of old Carcassonne, where you can relive the epic 13th century crusades, is a must for young and old alike. La “ ville rose” (pink city) of Toulouse, thus named due to its pink terracotta brick buildings, makes a great day out and of course, the Mediterranean beaches are only a little over an hour away. The Spanish border is only 2 hours away. Less than 25 minutes from the house are the towns of Mirepoix and Carcassonne both of which are must dos for anyone visiting the area for the first time.
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