The Retreat - LAGR101

Prices from £944 - £1,186

Sleeps: 8   Bedrooms: 4

(6 reviews)

Lovely restored farmhouse on edge of quiet hamlet and 15 minutes from one of the most beautiful villages in France. Safe river bathing 5 minutes away. 4 bedrooms can sleep 8.

About The Retreat

The house is about 150 years old and has been renovated and decorated in keeping with its age and traditional style and design, to comfortably sleep 8 guests.

It is a perfect retreat from the stresses and strains of busy life. You won't find internet access here, nor is there television or a phone, just peace and quiet for a perfectly relaxing holiday in stunning surroundings.

Ideal for aspiring artists, writers, musicians or people who just want to sit in the sun and read. The owner is an artist and this is evident in the house, from his work which is displayed on the walls to the decorative style of the whole house. A gorgeous place to chill-out and revive your spirit.

Enter through the front door into the lounge which has a comfortable sofa and armchairs, a big open fireplace, coffee table, desk and bookshelves filled with books. Stereo amplifier and speakers for connection to your personal CD and MP3 players.

Down a couple of steps into the kitchen which is very spacious and the owner has left many cookery books here for people who enjoy experimenting with French produce.

This room was originally the adjoining barn, and maintains the wonderful high ceiling and traditional stone walls.

The large pine table under the huge iron chandelier, provides a focus for family dining or entertaining.
The kitchen is well-equipped with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron and ironing board.

There is also a comfortable seating area here by the fire for friends and family to keep the cook company while they produce fabulous meals!

Doors lead onto the rear terrace which has exterior furniture and a BBQ.

The main bathroom is on the ground floor with a bath, separate shower unit, wc and basin.

There are 4 bedrooms - the first, a double bedroom is on the ground floor with antique brass and iron double bed, and French doors which lead to the garden with table and seating.

Three further bedrooms are located on the first floor, 1 with double bed and 2 with twin beds. There is also a travel cot if required.

Also on the first floor there is a shower room with wc and basin.

The property is centrally heating and room fans are available for warmer nights.

The house has a traditional french feel that is in keeping with the local area. There is an 11th. century chapel opposite which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Crusaders stopped there on their way to laying siege to the many Cathar castles that lie further up in the Pyrenean foothills. The Orbieu river provides safe bathing, a 10 minute walk away. The surrounding hills are covered in wild herbs. The nearby village of Lagrasse has everything you need in the way of shops, restaurants, bars, galleries etc. It is very beautiful with medieval houses, cobbled streets, and an Abbey. The area is given over to viticulture and there are many places where you can taste the excellent local wines.There are uncrowded mediterranean beaches an hours drive away. Spain can be reached in 2 hours. Carcassonne airport is 45 minutes or Beziers, Perpignan, Toulouse and Girona airports are not too far away.


OUTSIDE

2 sets of French doors lead you out into 2 terraces, for outside dining or sunbathing.

The house is surrounded by planted gardens and woodland of pine and cypress trees.

There is a barbecue and a range of garden furniture.

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Facilities and Features

Large kitchen/dining room.

Separate lounge.

2 double bedrooms and two twins.

Bathroom (ground floor) with bath, separate shower unit, wc and basin.

Shower room (1st floor) with wc and basin.
  • Private Villa
  • 4+ bedrooms
  • Private Parking
  • Terrace
  • Child Friendly
  • Golf Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby

Location and Map

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This property is situated on the edge of the quiet hamlet of St Martin, nestled on a bend in the River Orbieu.

It is in the Corbières region of the Languedoc, an area unspoilt by tourism or development in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

It has planted and wooded gardens, ideal for children to play in, and the immediate area is perfect for long walks, offering fine views and total peace and quiet.

The outstanding village of Lagrasse, classified as one of the most beautiful in France, is a 15 minute drive away with its medieval streets, abbey, restaurants, shops, bars and markets selling local produce etc.

The immediate area is perfect for long walks in the hills of the regional forest, covered in wild herbs with fine views and total peace and quiet.

10 minutes walk from the house there is safe tranquil bathing in the river pools, or there are several Mediterranean beaches to choose from, whether long stretches of sand or family oriented resorts, all within an hours drive.

The ski slopes of the French Pyrenees, and Andora.( 80.0 km)
are relatively close and the nearest airport is a 45 minute drive south from Carcassone (Ryanair and autoroute).

The house has a traditional french feel that is in keeping with the local area. There is an 11th. century chapel opposite which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Crusaders stopped there on their way to laying siege to the many Cathar castles that lie further up in the Pyrenean foothills. The Orbieu river provides safe bathing, a 10 minute walk away. The surrounding hills are covered in wild herbs. The nearby village of Lagrasse has everything you need in the way of shops, restaurants, bars, galleries etc. It is very beautiful with medieval houses, cobbled streets, and an Abbey. The area is given over to viticulture and there are many places where you can taste the excellent local wines.There are uncrowded mediterranean beaches an hours drive away. Spain can be reached in 2 hours. Carcassonne airport is 45 minutes or Beziers, Perpignan, Toulouse and Girona airports are not too far away.

The village Lagrasse with two shops and a good selection of restaurants is 10 km away.

If you fancy a day trip to Spain, the fascinating town of Gerona is only 2 hours drive, as are the Dali Museum in Figueras and Cadaques on the Costa Brava coast. Barcelona is a 3 hour drive.

Nearest airport is Carcassonne (Ryanair), a 45 minute drive away.

Availability Calendar

 

Weekly rates and Extra Charges

Prices

rental period weekly rate
21 Mar 2020 - 19 Jun 2020 £944
20 Jun 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £1186
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £944
20 Mar 2021 - 18 Jun 2021 £944
19 Jun 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 £1186
28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 £944
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: £200.00
  • There are plenty of duvets and pillows, and linen and towels can be hired at an additional cost of £15 per person.
Click here to view Booking Details and Terms and Conditions

Further Information

Linen and towels can be hired for £15 per person.

Visited by one of our team. Highly recommended.

I just wanted to let you know that we have had a lovely time in LAGR101 and were delighted with the house.
It has all the character I was hoping for and lots of warmth and quirky touches in its furnishings that made it feel a family home.

I especially loved all the various places there were to sit and relax. The double bedroom upstairs was truly perfect; comfortable, pretty, and with the windows open, you can hear the river babbling all night. When you wake up you see the chapel and the trees. Adorable!

Customer Reviews

  • LAGR101 - COMMENTS FROM THE VISITORS BOOK

     
    "We enjoyed our stay in your lovely house. Being here with another family of four we've appreciated the large open spaces and curious nooks and crannies." 
    Abbot and Schultz family. Frankfurt, August 2009                 
     
    "We had a wonderful time. The smell of baking pine trees, rosemary, thyme, juniper berries, mint and sage. The wonderful cooling winds, delicious refreshing swims and above all the amazing precious peace"
    T Littlewood Somerset                
     
    "The house has been a very restful haven away from the stress of London. After our stay we feel energised and rested - just the right amount of seclusion, but with easy striking distance of some good sightseeing, great beaches and lovely meals out"
    G Kerr London                    
     
    "We had a wonderful week here, the swimming was great and the trout huge. We took the Cathar trail and could not believe where people built Castles, truly amazing. Thank you for allowing others to share this wonderful gite."
    Max and James, Melbourne               
     
    "We had a fun week here! It's 46c !! Have enjoyed swimming in the river and catching fish. Visited lots of 
    Castles, went climbing and have eaten loads. We loved Lagrasse, the winding cobbled streets are perfect for exploring. Overall a great place to stay. Many thanks.
    The Gadd Family, Epsom                   
     
    "Just to say thanks for letting us stay at your house - we had a lovely time. Your house is a delight."
    R Tietchman.
     

  • Thank you very much for your cooperation prior and during our stay, it was a lovely holiday and we hope we can use your services sometime in the future as well. 

    Iva (July 2014)

  • I just wanted to let you know that we have had a lovely time in LAGR101 and were delighted with the house.
    It has all the character I was hoping for and lots of warmth and quirky touches in its furnishings that made it feel a family home.
    I especially loved all the various places there were to sit and relax. The double bedroom upstairs was truly perfect; comfortable, pretty, and with the windows open, you can hear the river babbling all night. When you wake up you see the chapel and the trees. Adorable!
    Many thanks, Ruth (August 2014).

  • LAGR101

    Jill,

    I just wanted to let you know that we have had a lovely time in LAGR101 and were delighted with the house.
    It has all the character I was hoping for and lots of warmth and quirky touches in its furnishings that made it feel a family home.
    I especially loved all the various places there were to sit and relax. The double bedroom upstairs was truly perfect; comfortable, pretty, and with the windows open, you can hear the river babbling all night. When you wake up you see the chapel and the trees. Adorable!
    If there are any comments I would make they are that it would benefit from an upgrade to the fridge, the oven and the towels. Otherwise absolutely wonderful. Many thanks,

    Ruth

  • "The property description and photos are accurate and the house was even better than expected.   It is an appropriate price for the property. It was very cozy, well-equipped. It was very clean on arrival. We liked the guest book and all the advice given in it, plus the box with tourist information was very helpful. Booking procedure was very good, helpful and flexible. In general, very nice property, well maintained and equipped. "

     

     

  • I wanted to thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house! We had such a wonderful week there and particularly loved spending time in the kitchen/dining area. With the children tucked away upstairs, it was nice to have a place where the adults could enjoy the evening. The garden was great and the BBQ well used. 

    Suzi (Aug 2014)