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exterior view of the holiday cottage
patio & bbq for long lazy lunches
gite inside
gite fully equiped kitchen area
gite master bedroom
gite twin room
gite landing
Shaded sitting area for cool drinks on warm evenings
view of the village of Cailhavel
fabulous autumn colours of the vines
A view towards the Pyrenees
Canal du Midi, a UNESCO world heritage site
The Cité of Carcassonne, a UNESCO world heritage site
Limoux Carnaval, the world's longest carnaval
Excellent wines from the Languedoc region on our doorstep
Tour de Magdalene at Rennes-le-Château
The Bassin at Castelnaudary, a UNESCO world heritage site
View of the Lauragais
Poterie Not, hand made pottery near Castelnaudary
Limoux market, one of many local markets selling fresh produce
Local produce is available at many local farms
Château Lastours
Lagrasse Abbey, one of the 'plus beaux villages de France'
Chalabre
Abbey de St.Papoul
Vines near Carcassonne
Grotto at Cabrespine
Tourist Train from Axat to Rivesaltes
Château de Puilaurens
Mural
snails
sunflowers
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie

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Gareth J
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Interesting location, superb property, friendly welcome”
Reviewed 14 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We were able to find the property easily and were given a warm welcome by Stephen and Debbie who can give any helpful advice and information you require. The location and surroundings are superb and the property is well equipped and comfortable.
Many interesting places to see in easy driving distance and several great walks on the doorstep.
A great get away from it all break but no shop, café, bar or restaurant within walking distance - you do need a car.
I would very highly recommend this property and will be very tempted to return on a regular basis.

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Liked best: The tranquility, the views and the French village feel.
Liked least: Getting out of Toulouse with our hire car.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Richard A
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Quiet and comfortable, with all possible facilities and very welcoming hosts.”
Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We stayed for a week in May, with unseasonably cold wet weather; so couldn't make much use of outside facilities. Debbie and Steve were really friendly and welcoming; and it was impossible to imagine anything more which could have been laid on. They directed us to suitable wine cellars, for visits and purchase in the rain; and always checked if we needed anything further (which we didn't). The whole area is lovely and the village very quiet: you have to drive a couple of miles for shopping, and even for a bar. So the cottage is the place you return to, to chill out, after exploring endless sites: châteaux, river valleys, churches, woods, hills, and Carcassonne itself. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The feeling of sharing space with owners who really cared about it.
Liked least: Perhaps a few more signs of life in the village would have been nice.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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swerr
Kfar Saba, Israel
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect place to spend your vacation.”
Reviewed 2 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We stayed 3 nights in Chez Grady. Very lovely place held by very friendly and welcoming people Debby and Steve. The apartment fitted and equiped so well that there is no things you can't find. Everything is shiny cleaned and in ideal order.
Village Caihavel is a pleasant place among the fields and meadows of French South. Close to Carcassone, Limoux, Mirepoix. We loved Chez Grady and I can recommend it to all as perfect place spend your vacation. My best regards to Debby and Steve.

Vladimir

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Liked best: Cleanness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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spain
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect get away from it all rental.”
Reviewed 5 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

The house has been renovated to a very hu¡igh standard. The owners are very welcoming and generous, on hand for any help you need but also give you your own space. Little touches like having the fire lit on arrival make all the difference and make it a place that we would return to. Perfect for a weekend away for some relaxation and fresh air, set in some beautiful countryside.

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Liked best: welcoming feel, spotlessly clean and beautiful setting.
Liked least: having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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David W
Villemoustaussou, France
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay”
Reviewed 5 January 2013 for a stay in November 2012

Lovely gite and wonderful host. Well presented cottage in quite village with lots of places to visit with easy reach. The Med and the pyrnees are about one and a quarter hours drive.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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HP_MT
Beijing, China
2 reviews
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“Peaceful little peaceful village, beautiful countryside, and welcoming owners”
Reviewed 13 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Just what we were looking for - a charming, renovated old stone house in a little village with easy access to Carcassonne and the surrounding countryside and towns. Very clean and cosy.

Debbie and Steve made the whole experience stress free from booking to arrival and departure, a lovely couple who have lived in the area for years and know it well. Ready to help with advice as needed and lots of information prepared in the gite on what to do and see in the area, where to eat, what markets to go to on what days etc.

Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Lovely location and Steve and Debbie were helpful, discreet, and made the stay stress free.
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chaise L
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1 review
“Could not have been better!”
Reviewed 1 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We had such a great time in this gorgeous gite in a beautiful part of the world.. Cailhavel is a quiet village, pleasantly off the beaten track. Everything was within a shortish distance when we needed it. We were there with children and had a very relaxing time. We all enjoyed ourselves thanks, in a big way, to advise given by Debbie and Steve.
I could easily imagine us going back again and again and not outgrowing the place. If you stay there I hope you have as good a time as we did.

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Liked best: relaxing outside, drinking coffee
Liked least: I think I liked everything
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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