Property ref: 6390Les Casses
Spacious well appointed house in the heart of the historic village of Les Casses. Villa Confey is a non-smoking house with garden, private pool and parking for up to two cars. Three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with twin beds, sleeps up to 6 people comfortably.
Situated between Carcassonne and Toulouse in the heart of the Cathar village of Les Casses you will find Villa Confey on arrival clean and tidy and the perfect place to relax and explore this beautiful region of France.
A specious well appointed house with a fully equipped kitchen and all the necessary modern appliances.
Villa Confey has three bedrooms, a double and twin bedded room on the ground floor and the master double bedroom with en-suit shower and WC on the first floor.
Also located on the ground floor are the living room, dining room, fully fitted kitchen (with dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave), family bathroom, a separate WC and a utility room (with a washing machine and ironing facilities).
The living room has a small video/DVD library, satellite TV with both UK and French channels and a music system. French doors from the living room lead to the garden and pool area.
There is a cot available on request and the master bedroom also has a sofa bed that can easily modified to allow a small child to share the room with his/her parents.
For outside entertaining there are a table and 6 chairs, a gas barbecue. To soak up the sun, 4 sunbeds are provided and a large parasol to give some shade.
The pool area is fenced and the swimming pool is 7.0m x 3.5m with Roman steps and a pool alarm.
The private south facing garden is planted with aromatic herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, bay, mint and lavender; where you can relax on the sunbeds in front of the pool soaking up the sun. Then when the heat becomes too much; you can take a cool dip in the pool. A gas barbecue is available and will be invaluable for entertaining and al-fresco dining.
If you wish to play Pétanque, then there is a boule area in front of the village hall. Tennis courts owned by the local tennis club are situated at the edge of the village (which with a small fee you can arrange to use with the local club)
Local maps and guides are provided, where you can go for local walks; cycles can be hired nearby if you wish to cycle along the Canal du Midi, La Riglole or just explore the local area without the use of a car.
The Aude is the perfect location for exploring rural France, and also the medieval city of Carcassonne or Toulouse.
This part of the Languedoc has a sunny, Mediterranean climate. It can be hot in summer, but the temperature is often tempered by a breeze. Now the 3rd most visited region in France by British people, the Languedoc offers something for everyone. Miles of long, sandy beaches, coastal lagoons, vibrant cities such as Narbonne and Montpellier, historical sites such as Carcassonne and the many Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, great cuisine and plenty of vineyards.
Les Casses area:
Les Casses is near Saint Felix Lauragais and the towns of Revel, Castelnaudry and Villefranche de Lauragais.
In the heart of the Lauragais, with its beautiful countryside and cathar castles. Villa Confey is 35 minutes by car from both Carcassonne and Toulouse. Toulouse, the 'Ville Rose', has excellent shopping facilities, architecture, history and art. The medieval cite of Carcassonne, the inspiration for the book Labyrinth with its two outer walls and 52 towers is definitely worth a visit.
Near Revel is the Lac de St Ferreol which is ideal for children with its sandy beach, pine woods, bars and restaurants. You can also hire pedeloes and small boats. The Lac St Ferréol is one of several water sources for the Canal du Midi and in the town of Castelnaudary it is possible to take boats trips along the canal. If you wish to rent bicycles, then they can be hired nearby to the canal at the village of Montferrand. A cycle path exists along the whole canal from Toulouse to the Mediterranean.
There are plenty of local markets in the nearby towns of Castelnaudary, Villefranche de Lauragais and Revel; of which Revel is worth a visit on Saturday mornings. The Revel market and the area around here were featured in the television cookery series 'French Leave' with John Burton-Race.
Explore the Cathar castles and visit the inspiration of the 'Da Vinci Code' and the 'Holy Blood and the Holy Grail' - Rennes Le Chateau. This truly is a great place to unwind and enjoy fabulous regional foods in a sun drenched area of Southern France.
The area has good local wines as we are nestled on the edge of the famous wine regions: Carbardes, Cote de la Malpere, Corbieres, Minervois and Fitou. The nearby town of Castelnadary is famous for the local dish 'Cassoulet' and has the Fete du Cassoulet during the last weekend in August.
If you decide not to cook at home; then there are plenty of good, reasonably priced restaurants in the area to explore, two nearby with a Michelin star are certainly worth a visit.
With the excellent road connections the coastal resort of Narbonne is about 1 hour, the Pyrenees mountain range approx 1½ hours, Andorra about 2 hours and Barcelona about 3 hours.
Other activities possible nearby include swimming, golf, walking, horse-riding and cycling
Payment can be made by UK sterling cheque or bank transfer. We can also accept payment by credit or debit card using Paypal - please enquire for details. Payment in Euros is also possible - again please enquire for details.
Prices include electricity and water, however there is a 75 Euros per week charge for heating if requested (payable on arrival). Bed linen and towels are provided (although towels are not for pool use).
The pool and terrace
The swimming pool
The dining room
The living room
One of the double bedrooms
Master double bedroom
The twin bedroom
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