Maison Vetivert is a stunning, typical French town house that has been sympathetically modernised, located just a few kilometers outside the enchanting medieval city of Carcassonne. With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, large light and airy communal areas, and great out side areas to enjoy. The house caters to a maximum of 13 people and is completely child friendly with amazing facilities for kids, including Little Tykes climbing Frame undercover in an outbuilding in the garden. Whilst the house is predominantly available in season as a self catered holiday let, we also offer fully catered packages and extra services such as baby sitting, aromatherapy, or a massage by the pool from a qualified masseuse. Out of season we also specialise in group breaks staging yoga retreats, life coaching and detox weekends, as well as cooking and writing seminars.
Mature private gardens with solar heated, private saline pool (about 1/8 salinity of the sea and fantastic for sensitive skin and young people). Terrace leading off the kitchen for easily accessible alfresco dining. Additional dining area under the shaded pergola by the pool with outside kitchen facilities and barbecue. Little Tykes climbing frame & activity centre in the outbuilding in the grounds (undercover - all weather / shaded area - requires parent supervision)
Situated in the heart of the sleepy hamlet of Brezilhac, amongst the last of the vineyards of the region. Nestled just 20 mins from Carcassonne, and its walled Unesco world heritage site, and 20 mins to the beautiful towns of Mirepoix or Limoux.
Carcassonne has great shopping, with markets on a Wednesday and Saturday, with La Cite boasting some fabulous restaurants. Toulouse is just 40 mins away, and Montpellier 1.5 hours.
Local markets available almost daily with all the atmosphere and amazing fresh produce. Boulangerie, farm shop, pharmacy and supermarket are all within a 5-10 min drive of the village.
Local restaurants and bars are available in the two closest main villages of Belveze and Montreal, both 5km away. With some fabulous local wine domains offering a more indulgent experience. Or just soak up the calm and tranquility of rural France lounging by the pool, or in one of the hammock chairs.
Direct flights available to Carcassonne from numerous UK airports. The nearest airport is Carcassonne (Salvaza) - 20 mins, Toulouse (Blagnac) - 45 mins, Beziers and Perpignan - 1hr 30 mins. Girona - 2hrs 30 mins. Carcassonne train station also easily accessible. Car hire is essential to fully experience the region and all it has to offer, easily available from all airports.
Ax-les-Thermes is the closest ski resort, which is an easy hours drive from the house. It is at 720 - 2400 metres and has a variety of ski runs. Ax-les-Thermes is a venerable spa town and ski centre in the Ariège valley. Three ski resorts dominate the valley: Bonascre, le Saquet and Campels. At the head of the valley is the tiny mountain state of Andorra.This is a year-round resort with spring and summer activities centred on the rushing whitewater river and the thermal spa at Ax.The slopes at Bonascre, Campels and le Saquet have 70 km of signposted pistes, going from 1400 to 2400 m in altitude, serviced by 34 lifts and telecabins and equipped with 40 snow cannons. The pistes are accessible by telecabine from the centre of Ax. Further afield are the slopes at Pas de la Case, in Andorra (30 kms) or Puymorens (32kms) south towards Spain. Cross-country skiing -The plateau of Beille is the most important cross-country resort in the Pyrenees, with more than 80kms of pistes.
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