The house is on a cobbled pedestrian street in the heart of this historic village, right near the historic 12th century abbey. A car can be parked just nearby and Rue du Château is lovely and quiet in spite of its proximity to the centre of the village with its restaurants and the Mairie. It is on four floors - the lower ground with a utility room. The raised ground floor is a very large open-plan kitchen/dining/living room which opens via French Doors at the rear to its own courtyard garden complete with wood-burning pizza oven built into one of the walls. The first floor has a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and another double bedroom and family bathroom. The top floor is a large loft bedroom. The whole house has just been completely renovated to a very high standard and combines luxury with the 500-year old tradition of this lovely stone house. The kitchen has a 900mm wide range cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen is very well eqipped and contains all the things you need to create lovely French food during your stay.
Quality linen and towels are provided, the beds are comfortable and there is a good selection of pillows..
The large flat screen TV is connected to Orange and has approximately 300 channels. We have Satellite capability if you bring your own Sky Card.
The stereo/FM radio has an ipod dock as well as the ability to play music or radio from your Smart phone by Bluetooth.
We have free Wifi.
What to do: There is lots to do in Caunes itself and the wider region, which lends itself to visiting historic castles and churches as well as to cycling, walking or wine-tasting at all the local vineyards, many of which are engaged in a drive to go upmarket and so there are some really fine wines to be checked out across the Minervois. The landscape is scattered with beautiful historic villages such as Minerve and Mas-Cabardes. There is also a huge swimming/sailing lake nearby which is great fun. Most of all this is a restful holiday destination in one of France's oldest and most beautiful regions, with Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi very close by. If you fancy days out at the seaside, Mediterranean beaches are less than an hour away by car.