SELF-CATERING COTTAGE (GÎTE) IN MARKET TOWN FOR HOLIDAY LETS
Espéraza, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, Southern France
In the High Valley of the Pyrenees only a two-hour ramble across hills from the mysterious Rennes-le-Chateau. The cottage is located just around the corner from Esperaza square where people gather on the terraces of the nearby cafés, or sit on shaded benches. It is well equipped to sample the seasonal fruit and vegetables available locally and from the nearby Catalan, Corbiere and Ariege regions and for those with laptops a broadband connection is easily available.
The cottage has two comfortably furnished double bedrooms and two bathrooms with garden views. It is equipped for small children with stair guards and cot, a high chair and other baby equipment is available on request. There is free broadband wireless internet and easy parkng. On the ground floor is the lounge, kitchen, a lavatory with washing machine and entry hall. The kitchen facilities include a gas cooker /oven, extractor fan, overhead light for cooking, clock radio, electric shutters and fridge.
Bedroom 1 has an extremely comfortable queen size double bed, chest and wardrobe. Its bathroom is bright and newly fitted. The bathroom is equipped with bath with shower, twin washbasins, a hairdryer and an electric shaving socket.
Bedroom 2 has a double and a single bed, table, chair, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers and a small collection of books and videos. When only bedroom 1 of the cottage is occupied, bedroom 2 makes a comfortable sitting room. It also makes a very relaxing winter quarters. It has an ensuite shower and washroom. Each bedroom is on its own floor and has fan, a mirror and reading lights.
Within two minutes walk you will find boulangeries, patisseries, tabacs, newsagents, bars, restaurants, banks, a post office, a grade I listed church and two museums catering for children. Dinosaur relics, pre-historic man, Cathar castles, market, and scenic villages, fishing, cycling and water sports (kayaking, swimming and white water rafting) facilities, clubs etc., are nearby. Horse riding is also widely available.
Thousands of kilometers of public footpaths and bridle ways thread the richly varied terrain; natural hot springs, forests, meadows, orchards and vineyards. Local producers offer a cornucopia of traditional and organic produce from wines, to fruit and cheese, to cosmetics. In summer Espéraza is at the hub of many local village fetes and summer fairs and there are at least half a dozen good restaurants locally. Every Sunday the square seethes with the good produce and buzz of the Sunday Market.
At least six ski resorts are reachable in between one and two hours, as is the Mediterranean coast, Andorra and the Spanish border.
Electricity and broadband is included.
A cleaning service is available for 30 euros.
All electricity and gas included May to September.
No charge for use of ADSL connection with laptops.
We are very happy to advise you on your sight seeing and gourmet and activity planning.
How to get to Esperaza
Fly to: Carcassonne (45 mins.), Perpignan, Girona (2 hours) Montpellier, Barcelona (under 3 hours).
COTTAGE IN HISTORIC MARKET TOWN NR RENNES LE CHAT Sarrazac, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Additional Location Information
The cottage is two doors away from the market square with is shady benches, cafe and proximity to shops and church. Many of the regions treasures are within easy driving distance and the train station is a 5 minute walk away.
Parking is nearby and free of charge.
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Last updated on March 03, 2015
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