Lovely Former Watermill near Carcassonne

Le Moulin
Le MoulinFront PatioBedroom 1Bedroom 2KitchenSitting RoomPoolDonkey PathFarmers FieldLa CiteCanal du MidiLac de St FerreolGruissan on the Med

From $80 / night

Carcassonne, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Lovely Former Watermill near Carcassonne
4 bedrooms
9 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 9
Type: Apartment
Per week: £450 - £950
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Carcassonne vacation apartment rental
Le Moulin was originally a water mill and is around 300 years old. The house has been separated to provide a large gite and private living quarters for the owners and has been renovated to a high standard whilst being careful to retain its rustic charm. The gite is very spacious and comfortably provides accommodation for 9 people in an unspoiled and secluded but not isolated location. Perfect for idyllic French holidays in the Languedoc Roussillon region of Southern France.

The accommodation comprises of a sitting room (with single bed settee), 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are ensuite with showers, a further family bathroom and a well equipped kitchen.

There is a radio/CD player, a DVD player and a video cassette recorder with a small library of DVDs and video cassettes available, but you can also bring your own.

All bedrooms have single beds so that they can be arranged either as double or twin rooms according to your preference.

The gite has a dishwasher, microwave, toaster, cooker, a fridge and a good range of cooking utensils so that if you choose to you can cater for and prepare your own meals almost as if you were at home.

Linen and towels are provided and beach/pool towels can be hired at €5 each for the period of your stay. A cot and a highchair are available on request.

There is a pool and gardens which provide a tranquil setting in which you can relax. The attractive swimming pool (15 x 6.5 meters) is fenced in accordance with the new French safety regulations. The pool is in the sun for most of the day but there are trees in the garden which can provide dappled shade when you want to avoid direct sunlight. The total area of the immediate site is around 1 acre and is surrounded by sunflower and barley fields depending on the local farmers crop for the year.

Brian Stephens

Area Information
The Languedoc Roussillon region just south of Toulouse in Southern France is an area of outstanding beauty and interest with a wealth of places to visit and enjoy including Carcassonne, Perpignan and Montpellier the capital. Ideal for a holiday in the South of France.

Le Moulin sits just outside the little village of Issel which is about halfway between Castelnaudary and Revel and has easy access to the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenean mountain range. Revel and Castelnaudary are about 15 minutes and 10 minutes' drive away respectively and provide access to local amenities including restaurants, bars, shops and banks. Le Moulin is also conveniently situated ten minutes from the A61 auto route, and approximately 9 hours driving time from the Channel Ports for UK crossings.

The region is famous for "les Chateaux du pays Cathare" with local castles, towns and villages dating back over 800 years. Historic towns such as Revel, Mirepoix, Foix, Fanjeaux, Limoux and Castres can all be reached within 30-60 minutes as can the three noted wine regions of the area- Fitou, Corbieres, and Minervois. The nearest market town of Castelnaudary is famous for its cassoulet, which is served in almost every restaurant in town. Rick Stein of Padstow, Cornwall visited Castelnaudary when he traveled along the Canal du Midi exploring the local cuisine of the area.

Rennes Le Chateau of Da Vinci code fame is about an hour and twenty minutes drive via Limoux and is well worth a visit, anyone interested in the Knights Templar will be spoilt for choice of the places to visit in this region which is steeped in the history from that period.

There are two lakes - le Lac de la Ganguise and the Lac de St Ferreol within 20 minutes of Le Moulin which both have beaches and various activities for all ages, including walking, sailing and (at St Ferreol) pedaloes and mini-golf. Full size golf courses are available at Carcassonne, Mazamet and near Toulouse. Mazamet is also close to the Black Mountains (La Montagne Noire) to the north east of us, while the Pyrenees are about an hour to the south. Both regions provide the opportunity to take walks of varying degrees of difficulty and also offer much to the cyclist.

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 02 2017 May 30 2017 - - £450 - 1 Week
May 30 2017 Jul 04 2017 - - £750 - 1 Week
Jul 04 2017 Aug 29 2017 - - £950 - 1 Week
Aug 29 2017 Sep 26 2017 - - £750 - 1 Week
Sep 26 2017 Oct 31 2017 - - £450 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 20% of total cost of holiday to secure the booking Balance 8 weeks before 1st day of holiday or immediately if less than 8 weeks. £100 security deposit refundable after the holiday subject to any damage caused Payments must be made in GBP or Euros either with a personal cheque, cashier's cheque or bank transfer.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
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