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Overview of Large Garden, Private Pool, Close to Mountains Southwest of Carcassonne

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3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill
  • Fireplace

Explore the area

    Popular LocationChâteau Chalabre3 min drive
    Popular LocationPlage de Montbel8 min drive
    Popular LocationLac de Montbel16 min drive
    AirportCarcassonne (CCF-Pays Cathare)58 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1830 sq ft
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bathroom 1
Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
Shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Large Garden, Private Pool, Close to Mountains Southwest of Carcassonne

Family-friendly villa in Chalabre
Les Cerisiers is a large house on the outskirts of the medieval village of Chalabre, surrounded by farmland and forest in one of France's 'hidden secrets'. The area is wonderful for walkers and cyclists, the mountains are very close and the Mediterranean is one and a half hours away. The local French people are very friendly and welcome visitors. Chalabre is just one kilometre away and has convenience stores, cafes, restaurants, doctors, pharmacy, butchers, baker, etc. The accommodation comprises the complete top floor of the house with separate entrance and separate access to the pool and grounds. The owners live on the ground floor with Frank, their friendly and gentle Springer Spaniel.and there are no other guests. The modern fitted kitchen is equipped with electric range cooker, washing machine, microwave, Neff fridge/freezer and Neff dishwasher. One bedroom is a double with ensuite shower and wc. The second bedroom is a double and the third has twin beds. The main bathroom has a full-size bath with shower and wc, etc. There is free wifi, subject to reasonable use. We provide a welcome pack of basic food items, just in case you arrive too late for the shops. Outside - a door from the dining room leads onto a private balcony overlooking the garden and the swimming pool beyond. Steps lead down to the garden, which has a barbecue area and table in the shade of tall trees. A few steps further lead to the 10 metre x 5 metre swimming pool (occasionally shared with the owners). A large play/recreation area is beyond the pool; as the pool is fully fenced, children can play safely in the garden separated from the pool area. Beyond the immediate garden, a gate leads to woodland and the L'Hers river, or you can turn left or right and follow the field boundaries which follow the river banks. Or just curl up with a book in the shade of a tree and relax in the peace and quiet. Beyond - the area is heaven for walkers and mountain bikers, with literally hundreds of official paths and tracks leading through the hills and mountains. Road cyclists can travel for miles on quiet, almost traffic-free roads. The Mediterranean is just one and a half hour's drive away. The area offers a wide range of attractions within easy reach; the beautiful medieval town of Mirepoix with its Monday market, the dinosaur museum at Esperaza, the prehistoric cave paintings at Niaux (one of the few remaining where you can actually visit the original paintings rather than replicas) and the remarkable city of Carcassonne, a World Heritage site that from a distance looks like a Disney movie set. The hot springs at Ax-Le-Thermes are housed in modern, purpose-built baths and are a great outing for everyone. You are in the heart of Cathar country here, with its rich heritage going back hundreds of years. Fans of Kate Mosse ('Labyrinth', 'Sepulchre' and 'Citadel') will feel at home, and there are many Cathar castles to visit, most of which are perched on mountain-tops. We provide all bed linen, towels and pool towels. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- « Les Cerisiers » est une grande maison à l’extérieur du village médiéval de Chalabre, entourée de champs et de forêts…. Unvrai petit bijou inconnu. L’environnement est superbe pour les randonneurs et les cyclistes. Les montagnes sont proches et la Méditerranée est à une heure et demie(en voiture). Les gens du pays sont très aimables et accueillants. Chalabre n’est qu’à un kilomètre et l’on y trouve magasins, cafés,restaurants, médecins, pharmacie, boucherie, boulangerie etc. Le logement comprend tout le premier étage de la maison avec son entrée privée et un accès indépendant au jardin et à la piscine. Les propriétaires habitent au rez-de-chaussée avec Frank, leur sympathique et doux épagneul Springer et il n’y a pas d’autres clients. La cuisine rénovée est équipée d’un piano électrique, lave-linge, micro-ondes, réfrigérateur, congélateur et lave-vaisselle Neff. Il y a une chambre double avec salle d’eau ensuite avec WC, la deuxième est double et la troisième a des lits jumeaux ; La salle de bain principale contient une grande baignoire avec douche, lavabo et WC. Dans la salle à manger, une porte ouvre sur un balcon d’où un escalier descend au jardin. Il y a là un barbecue avec table et chaises à l’ombre des grands arbres. Un peu plus loin il y a une piscine clôturée de 10 x 5 mètres parfois partagée avec les propriétaires. Une aire de jeux s’étend au delà de la piscine où les enfants peuvent jouer en tout sécurité. Plus loin encore, il y a une barrière qui mène à la forêt et la rivière de l’Hers, où vous pouvez vous promener le long des berges de la rivière ou vous reposer avec un livre dans la paix et tranquillité. Les alentours sont un paradis pour les randonneurs et les Vététistes, avec des centaines de sentiers et de pistes à travers les collines et les montagnes. Les cyclistes peuvent aussi parcourir des kilomètres sur des routes très tranquilles. La région offre de nombreuses attractions facilement accessibles : la belle ville médiévale de Mirepoix avec son marché tous les lundis, le musée des dinosaures à Espéraza, la grotte de Niaux avec ses peintures rupestres préhistoriques (unedes dernières ouvertes au public) et la cité de Carcassonne(classée au patrimoine de l’UNESCO), sans oublier les Eaux Chaudes à Ax-les-Thermes et les Bains de Il y en a pour tous les goûts !
Guest accommodation at this villa offers private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Alan & Barbara
Speaks English, French
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Property amenities

Beach

  • Beach sunloungers

Pool/Spa

  • Private pool

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • High chair

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Bike rentals on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

General

  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1830 sq ft (170 sq m)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area

Chalabre

Located in Chalabre, this villa is in a rural area and in the mountains. Esperaza Hat Museum and Piano Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Château Chalabre and Puivert Castle. Discover the area's water adventures with snorkelling and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain climbing and hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Château Chalabre - 3 min drive
  • Plage de Montbel - 8 min drive
  • Quercorb Museum - 10 min drive
  • Puivert Castle - 13 min drive
  • Lac de Montbel - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Limoux Station - 28 min drive
  • AirportCarcassonne (CCF-Pays Cathare) - 58 min drive

Restaurants

  • Le Refuge Gourmand - 10 min drive
  • Le Pamir - 10 min drive
  • Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Au Petit Verger - 10 min drive
  • Brasserie du Quercorb - 10 min drive
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5/5 Excellent

Lovely house with stunning views
We have had a fantastic holiday! A good balance of being able to just relax by the fantastic pool admiring the scenery plus beautiful places to visit close by. The house was clean and tidy and offers everything we needed for our holiday and we would love to return.

5/5 Excellent

Comfortable, spacious, well appointed with everything you need for an excellent holiday!
A spacious, well appointed property in a great location to explore the Cathar region of the Aude and Ariège with places like Mirepoix, Foix and Carcassonne within easy travelling distance, you’re never short of day visits. If you’re into cycling or walking, you’ll never be stuck for a glorious scenic route. Alan and Barbara live on site and although we were their first visitors, they instinctively knew when to interact or leave us alone. We never felt that their presence was constraining or intrusive, rather, they assisted in making our stay much more enjoyable with their knowledge of the typically French events helping us to get the most out of the area. Their swimming pool was great on the frequent hot days. The accommodation has everything you need and we could not find fault with it. As hesitant users of accommodation with the owners on site, Alan and Barbara unexpectedly enhanced our experience and we wouldn’t hesitate to revisit them when we return to this wonderful region of France.

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