Apartment Blanquette | France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Limoux

SLEEPS: 3 BEDROOMS: 1

PRICES FROM £393 pw

Flexible changeover

A little jewel of an apartment designed and beautifully presented for 2 + baby or small child. It is just a few steps away from the main square, shops, museums and cafe-bars in Limoux, and in an ideal spot for exploring the delights of Languedoc Roussillon, including Carcassonne. Romantic, stylish and comfortable and very well equipped! WiFi! No car necessary if you don't wish to hire one. Limoux is just 25 minutes drive from Carcassonne.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

In a charming garden location on a quiet road near the River Aude and a very short stroll from the main square, you'll find this delightful apartment with a private entrance.

The apartment is on on the one level, with no-one living above. It is adjacent to APARTMENT PALAIS also featured on our website.

You simply walk through a gate into a lovely garden, a part of which is available as an outdoor dining and relaxing space for the guests in this apartment. The other larger part of the garden is owned and beautifully kept by a charming, friendly Limoux resident.

It has a very pleasant light and bright living/dining area, a well-equipped modern kitchen, a lovely en-suite bathroom and a double bedroom. It is stylishly decorated and furnished to a very high standard.

The property is in a very pleasant, generally quieter area of the town and just a short walk from the central square where the events for Limoux's Carnival (Fecos) and the Toques and Clochers ceremonies take place. Toques et Clochers begins on 23rd March 2013.

Whilst absolutely ideal for a couple, a travel cot or Z-bed can be provided for a baby or a small child under 6 years of age.

Limoux is an ancient, pretty, market town on the banks of the River Aude, in the department of Aude in Languedoc Roussillon and is about 25 minutes drive from Carcassonne Airport. It has everything you would imagine a southern French market town would have: a lovely main square with a big fountain, an interesting galleried arcade of shops, cafe-bars and restaurants, a Friday market, museums and concerts and events almost all year round.

The Carnival of Limoux, known locally as the 'Fecos de Limoux', is a yearly event. It usually starts in early January and ends in mid April each year. Most of the carnival events are on Saturdays and Sundays and take place in the main square - they are very colourful and interesting with all the participants in bright local costumes. Additionally, there are other events and concerts right through the summer months e.g. Toques et Clochers..

Limoux is famous for Blanquette de Limoux, a delicious sparkling white wine, after which this apartment is named - be sure to visit a winery and try it on your next visit! It's delicious.

Sports Facilities: include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, walking, cycling, kayaking, fishing, and in the winter months Limoux is just over 1 hour's drive from the nearest ski resort.

Sightseeing: you are really in a great location here for visiting Carcassonne and Mirepoix, both fascinating places. In Carcassonne head for the fairytale medieval city, the Carcassonne festival in July and August, and the Christmas market in December.

Mirepoix is one of the most stunning medieval bastide towns we have ever seen and makes for a lovely day out. For lovers of the mountains you can visit the Pyrenees and Andorra to the South and the Black Mountains to the North. For those of you interested in the history of the Cathars, there are several Cathar Castles to visit as well as Rennes-le-Chateau for those of you interested in the Holy Grail stories. The Mediterranan beaches are approximately a 90 minute drive away.

Markets: In Limoux the market is on a Friday morning. There are other markets in Carcassonne and Mirepoix, as well as others in local villages.

Restaurants : Limoux has many cafe-bars and restaurants just a short walk away (200 metres).

Supermarket: There's a 'boulangerie' just 100 metres from the apartment, a small supermarket in the central square just 200 metres away, and a larger superstore on the edge of town.

Living and dining area: Enter the apartment up a small flight of steps into a bright, light and attractive living area, featuring an exposed stone wall, with a comfortable 2 seater sofa and matching armchair, a coffee table and a lamp. There's a modern flat screen TV receiving English satellite channels. The owners have added some lovely small features, artworks and renovated pieces of French furniture to create a charming ambience.

Dining Area: There's a wooden dining table with 2 chairs.

Kitchen: The kitchen is newly fitted and well-equipped with a 4-ring electric cooker, oven, microwave and a refrigerator, cutlery and utensils. The use of a washing machine in a separate laundry room is possible for a small charge.

Bedroom: A charming romantic bedroom with a double bed, quality bed linen and storage and hanging space. A hairdryer is provided. The en-suite shower room bathroom is accessed via a door from the bedroom.

Additional sleeping accommodation: A travel cot for a baby or Z-bed for a child under 6 yrs can be provided by prior request.

Bathroom: The newly fitted shower room comprises a large tiled shower, a glass handbasin, mirror and a WC.

Outside: This apartment has a lawned area just in front of it, equipped with dining table and chairs, for eating alfresco or simply enjoying a glass of 'blanquette'. The garden is pretty and full of flowers and birds in the summer months.

Parking is available, free of charge, in the large municipal car park close by, which runs alogside the River Aude or in any of the other town car parks.

Carcasonne Airport transfers: Should you not wish to hire a car and subject to availability, the owners can arrange to collect you from and deliver you back to Carcassonne airport. The round trip cost is 60 euros or £ equivalent - please enquire as advance notice is required.

EXTRAS AT THIS APARTMENT: Shopping service for your first evening meal or breakfast. The owners can help you with getting some basic shopping in for your first meal on arrival or your first breakfast. Please enquire. Mountain bikes, picnic ware, beach chairs and towels, all available to hire from the owners.

Suitability note: The apartment is in a generally quieter part of the town. However you may hear some noises associated with the daily life of a small French town - we do not believe they are obtrusive.

Internet: An internet connection is available for you via WiFi.

Telephone: There is no landline telephone here, but mobile phone signals in the area are generally good.

Baby Facilities: A travel cot or child's Z-bed are available upon request.

Winter Heating: Is included in the rental price.

Electric and Water: Are all inlcuded in the rental price.

End of Stay Cleaning: Is included in the rental price.

Bed and bathroom linen: Are included in the rental price.

Taxe de Sejour: In France it is necessary to pay a Taxe de Sejour at the end of your stay. It has been included here in the rental cost.

Change Over Day: Completely flexible subject to availability. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights.

Short stays: are possible, subject to availability, and a minimum stay of 3 nights. Please enquire for availability and a firm price. 

Special offer: Are you travelling with another couple?  Rent this apartment together with Apartment Palais for a stay of 7 nights or more and receive a 10% disocunt of the price of both apartments.

Pets: are not permitted here, sorry.

Smoking: is not permitted in the apartment.

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    Wonderful! Everything there, generous 'welcome pack' for our 2 week stay and lovely hosts. Better than we'd hoped! Proeprty was immaculate - no negatives at all!  Mrs LT, Shetland Isles, June - July 2013.


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