Sixteenth Century House, Carcassonne, South France
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||96 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
Situated just fifteen minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne, the second most popular tourist and UNESCO heritage site in France. Also near the Mediterranean and its beaches, and thirty minutes from the Pyranees for walking in the summer and skiing in the winter. The Languedoc is a land of vineyards, castles, wine and festivals...all year round.
The house is in the village of Saint Hilaire where the first sparkling wine in the world was invented in the 15th Century. The largest private vineyard in the village produces Gold award-winning sparkling 'Blanquette' which you can buy in the local shop. The village has an excellent rest...Read more
Sixteenth Century House, Carcassonne, South France
Saint-Hilaire-d'Ozilhan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
The house is in the village of Saint Hilaire, fifteen minutes south of the medieval city of Carcassonne. The village has around 900 inhabitants and it's famous as being where the first sparkling wine in the world was invented. The medieval village is surrounded by the hills of the Corbieres. To the north is the valley of the Minnervois which is also well known for its wine and good food. To the east (a thirty minute drive on the Deux Mers highway are the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. The motorway also leads to Barcelona which is only a three hour drive away. Spain is around 1.5 hours drive south. To the south are the Pyrenees which are good for walking, hiking, climbing, kyaking, and white water rafting. To the east is the city of Toulouse, one of the larges and liveliest cities in France. Further north is the Black Mountain and the nature reserve of the Languedoc. This is very beautiful country. On the tops of many of the hills and mountains are the ancient castles of the Cathars.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$151||$151||$759||$0||3 nights|
|All Dates||$151||$151||$759||-||3 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Toowoon Bay, Australia
We had the pleasure of staying in Lizzie's cute home for only 1 week but during our stay we were extremely comfortable and the area is very central to everything we wanted to visit. The village has everything you may require and great for early morning strolls.
Thank you Lizzie hope to return one day and all your assistance in our enquiries before we arrived.
Response from Lizzie Jackson - 11/29/2012
Thanks so much for leaving this review. Really glad you had such a good time.
Joan and the Spotty dogs
Lovely village near the beautiful city of Carcassonne. The area the restaurants and the weather were all wonderful. The house was very well cared for and full of charm. Everything was clean and in working order. The local caretaker was charming and helpful although I did not need to contact her after my initial check in.
Loved having a log burner and WiFi. Only slight disappointment was the very small outdoor garden area. Would stay there again. My 2 dogs who were with me had a fantastic time walking in in the hills around St. Hilaire
Great for a reunion
A group of old friends met up in this lovely house and spent happy hours around the woodburner and the dining table, walking along the river, visiting Carcassonne and admiring stunning scenery, drinking lots of blanquette, putting the world to rights and sleeping it off in comfortable beds. Highly recommended!
A French Idyll
I really enjoyed my stay in this pretty house in St Hilaire. The property was full of rustic character, in a sleepy village, not far from exciting historical places to visit and bathe. I went out of season and was enchanted by everything I experienced both in St Hilaire and in the surrounding area.
The bedrooms in the house were comfortable and pretty, decorated with thought and care. The little walled garden was just perfect for outdoor meals or just sitting in the sun. The wood burning stufa in the sitting room, made the house warm and inviting - a place where you could sit and enjoy the company of friends, in the charming Medieval sitting room, with its winding staircase and shuttered windows.
St Hilarie itself is a piece of forgotten France with winding cobbled streets and little shops tucked away where you can buy delicious French produce. The people are friendly and kind and always happy to point me in the right direction or pass the time of day.
There is even a beautiful restaurant in the village, situated in an old Georgian house, with chandeliers and starched white table cloths - where you can sample the delights of real French cooking.
Not far away is Carcassonne with its castle and spectacular markets. The fascinating town of Limoux is also nearby with is wonderful markets and haunting masked carnival.
I cannot recommend this property enough and thoroughly enjoyed my visit!