- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
A charming two bedroomed 18th century stone cottage in the village of Cailhavel. Situated 20km from the medieval city of Carcassonne and 15km from Limoux in the heart of Cathare country in the Languedoc region of France. The cottage has been restored to provide modern comfort, while retaining the traditional feel of the property. The cottage is available all year and has a wood burning stove for the cooler months as well as full central heating. Two terraces offering sun or shade are situated immediately outside the cottage and provide private, tranquil areas for relaxing. The built-in BBQ is exclusively for your use and outside furniture is...Read more
Chez Grady, your home from home
Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
We’re 20kms from Carcassonne for airport, rail and motorway links and its fairytale medieval Cité (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Toulouse (the 'Pink City'), also with an airport is about an hour's drive west, as is Narbonne and the beaches of the Med' to the east. South and north are to the mountains; the Pyrénées and Black Mountains respectively, again both reachable within about an hour's drive. And if you wish to spread your wings even further, you can drive to Andorra or Spain in about two hours.
Closer to home, there are many delightful towns to visit. Limoux sits astride the river Aude and is home to the sparkling Blanquette wine and winter Carnival (from January to April; the longest in the world!) Castelnaudary is proud of its Cassoulet dish and the picturesque Bassin which provides a popular mooring point on the Canal du Midi (another UNESCO World Heritage Site). And Mirepoix sports its grisly medieval gargoyles and excellent Monday market in the main square.
This is Cathare Country and there are many castles, abbeys, museums and activities to help you discover this dynamic period of French history. Visit the fortress of Montségur to relive the Cathare horrors recently revived in “Labyrinth” by La cité de Carcassonne Kate Mosse or explore Rennes le Château; the setting for “Sepulchre”; another of Kate Mosse’s books with its mysterious links to the Da Vinci code. And rumour has it that Dom Perignon created the first “champagne” at the Abbey de St Hilaire, now known as Blanquette de Limoux. The scenery is breathtaking around here, with gorges, lakes and forests and there are numerous parks and wildlife centres to enjoy visiting.
For those wanting an energetic holiday, as well as providing a wealth of sightseeing, the region offers walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, fishing, and many other activities and the nearest ski stations are about a 90 minute drive away. The area is also a corridor for migrating birds and is the perfect place for ornithologists.
For those seeking the quieter life, there’s plenty to see with little effort! Glide up and down the Canal du Midi or take a horse-drawn carriage around the famous medieval Cité de Carcassonne. There’s much to tempt the senses even from pavement café chair or a picnic rug!
More About This Location
Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Horse riding nearby, Fishing nearby, Tennis courts nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive
Nearest beach: Narbonne
Nearest shops, 4 miles
Nearest airport: Carcassonne
Nearest train station: Bram
Car is essential
Last updated on July 27, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $187
Additional notes from the owner
Please contact us for rates which may apply during Easter, Christmas, New Year and other holiday periods, for stays during July and August we only accept bookings for a minimum of seven days. Please note our prices are 60 euros per night in low season and rise to 97 euros in high season, please contact us to confirm the price of your stay. A heating supplement of 5 euros a day will be applied when required.
NB. Please consult our rental agreement concerning cancellations, methods of payment etc Chez Grady is an independent commercial enterprise and as such we reserve the right to set our own Terms and Conditions.
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Central heating
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Alarm Clock
- High chair
- Hair dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 4 Dining chairs
- 4 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 80 square meters