My place is close to Carcassonne airport and a 40 minute drive from the city itself with it's castles, historic sites, bars, restaurants and shops. Ski in the Pyrenees. In summer enjoy hot sunny days on the terrace. With a cosy 'home from home' feeling. It is my home! Araminta an interior designer travels widely but she wants to share her lovely house with you. My place is good for couples and families. Or perhaps you simply just want to relax, share a a bottle of wine and dream!
A double fronted, stone house in a pretty village with a wealth of timbers dating from 1836. The house is large enough to accomodate 6/7 people comfortably. A very large bedroom on the top floor with a 6ft bed has sliding doors leading onto the terrace. There is an adjoining bathroom with bath as well as shower. Depending on the number of people in the house this is either entirely private or shared as a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom with the second double bedroom which has an additional bed. The first floor has a pretty bedroom with double bed and exclusive use of a shower room. The salon has a large comfortable sofa, a wood burner in winter, TV and a large selection of DVD's. There is even a piano and music to play, together with a variety of DVD's. Throughout the house there are books which you are welcome to read. Markets are close by if you are a keen cook. No one should miss the Monday market at Mirepoix 25 minutes distant, the largest in the area. Mirepoix has covered, carved 13th century arcades, one of the finest examples in Europe and a cathedral. There are plenty of bars and restaurants from which to choose. Visit Cathar castles and marvel at their size and rugged beauty. The local baker's van comes three mornings a week providing crusty baguettes and croissants. Fanjeaux is the nearest village 3 three kms distant where you will find a grocery store, chemist, baker, butcher and a petrol station. There is also a bar and a much loved local restaurant serving regional dishes, best to book! Other villages are near.
Guests may use all parts of the house designated. That is 3 double bedded rooms, two bathroom with extra WC on the ground floor, dining area, kitchen, salon and all other common parts. This is the entire house except for Araminta's bedroom and bathroom, which is separate.
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I am not avaialble to greet guests but have a person who is, and who is always available if needed. Guests will be greeted and made familiar with the house and given a key. At a small extra cost to guests a welome pack is available, which includes tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam, fresh croissant and baguette.
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Children are strictly prohibited from being on the roof terrrace without an adult. There are bars on the windows in the bathroom and small bedroom as a preventive measure. There are fire extinguishers in the kitchen area and on the first floor landing and two smoke alarms; one in the kitchen and the other underneath the stairs. You will find an information pack on the kitchen table.
- There is a library of books, DVD's and CD's all can be used.