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“FAbulous”
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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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Arjaywinn...
Winnipeg
1 review
“FAbulous”
Reviewed 26 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We can not rate this home anything less than top marks ! It was fantastic . We arrived and immediately felt we had chosen the best of the best for our vacation . The home is cozy , charming and welcoming . In addition it was immaculate with every convenience that you could wish for and then some . Plus , the modern conveniences and bathrooms just put the icing on the cake ! We couldn't,not have been happier .
Debra and Steve were wonderful folks , friendly ,knowledgable and available for all our questions .
Location was super for exploring the areas as well as a wonderful retreat .
Jim and I could not have chosen better for our vacation in France and we highly recommend Chez Grady for travellers to France .

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There was nothing we didn't like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
29 Sep 2015
We appreciate this review of your recent stay and thank you for taking the time to write it. It's always pleasing to hear that our guests have felt they have made the right choice and to be "the best of the best" is a great compliment; also something to which we aspire. We try to offer our guests something more than just a place to sleep and we are always happy to share our local knowledge to help our guests make the very most of their stay with us. We are pleased you were able to enjoy this fabulous region of France and it's nice to know we we're able to help. Many thanks once again and perhaps we'll have the pleasure of seeing you again one day. Regards S&D
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Caiena T
Ashford, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing hosts and amazing gite!”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Steve and Debbie are amazing hosts! They were very helpful. The communication before our arrival was great. When we arrived also they kept in touch to make sure we had everything we needed. They made us feel very welcome and we truly felt at home. It was a pleasure to meet Steve and Debbie. They also gave us many tips about places to visit and also it was loads of information about the area in the gite. The gite was great! It had everything we needed. You could see all the love that was put to restore it. The location is very beautiful and peaceful, but still a close drive from Carcassone. I look forward to go back and stay longer to explore the area even more.
Thank you Steve and Debbie for your hospitality and your help.
Love from Daniel and Caiena Teichert

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Liked best: Peaceful location with loving hosts and restored gite
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
22 Sep 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to write this review and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. It's pleasing to know that you found the information which we provided you, both before and during your stay, so useful and that it enabled you to make the most of your time here. We're also pleased that thanks to our strong local knowledge and good professional contacts we were able to provide you with tips and ideas for your outings. We look forward to helping you again in the future. Regards S&D
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AGoudie
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An oasis of peace”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We highly recommend Chez Grady, the very comfortable gite restored superbly by Steve & Debbie Grady. The location is very peaceful, the gite is very comfortable, making it easy to unwind quickly on holiday. Steve/Debbie were very welcoming and did everything they could to make our stay so enjoyable. They were very kind and made wonderful hosts. The extra treats were much appreciated. The story of how they have restored the farm building into their home made us realise that Steve & Debbie have poured their heart and soul into the gite in a wonderful way. If you want an oasis of peace for a break in this area, then this easily could be the place for you.

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Liked best: Very comfortable
Liked least: No view
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Aug 2015
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt so "at home" right from the beginning of your stay, it's reassuring that we've achieved an environment where our guests feel relaxed, comfortable and are able to enjoy our region in a stress free way. Many thanks for your visit and for taking the time to write this review and we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Regards S&D
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Michael R...
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
“For a restful holiday stay at Chez rady”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Steve and Debbie, are both very attentive, warm and welcoming hosts. The Farm house has been restored to a very high standard, with comfortable beds and every modern facility, yet still retaining it's charm.
The location is quite and peaceful being on the edge of the village; the terrace receives the sun all day and is private. Car parking in the barn, keeps the car cool, for forays into the nearest towns.

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Liked best: The location and both Steve and Debbie
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Aug 2015
Your review is very much appreciated and we're very pleased the cottage met all your expectations and needs. It's always satisfying to have confirmation that we are still getting things right and we welcome constructive feedback both verbally and in review form. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and our future guests. Regards S&D
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Richjjohn
Munich, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 599 helpful votes
“A fantastic experience, so much to see and do.”
Reviewed 18 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
4
people found this review helpful

We set out to experience the area around Carcassonne and found Chez Grady here on Trip Advisor. Our week long stay was far better than we might have hoped. Located in a cute village, Chez Grady is a completely renovated modernized home with unlimited fine touches that make life so comfortable. Deborah and Steve make everything so easy, from booking, well appointed furnishings, many helpful travel and touring ideas and most of all their hospitality make Chez Grady a home away from home. We truly look forward to returning soon!

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Liked best: Modern and clean with great hosts!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
22 Jun 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write this review about not only us but also our wonderful region, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you'd like to return. We look forward to your next visit and we'll do our very best to make your stay as easy and as enjoyable as possible. Regards S&D
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Malcolm C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place to stay”
Reviewed 3 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This property is situated in a small quiet village but shops and tourist locations are easily accessible. Deborah and Steve are attentive and knowledgeable hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble.
We went mainly to visit Carcassonne but were enchanted by the beauty of the countryside and the many other historical sites.
The accommodation is to a very high standard, well equipped with very comfortable beds. The outside area provides shade as well as sun and excellent barbeque facilities.
Prior to arrival e-mail contact with Deborah provided all the information we needed to make this a successful and memorable visit.

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Liked best: Ambience
Liked least: cannot think of anything
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
16 Oct 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to this wonderful region of France, we're also very pleased that the pre-stay information contained in our guide enabled you to make the most of you time with us. We look forward to seeing again some time in the future perhaps.
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Marius P
Stanwell, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely”
Reviewed 7 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Lovely holiday!

It is the third time we’ve been there and we really enjoyed every time. The gite is located in a very nice and quiet village, in the heart of Pays de Cathars, very conveniently located if you want to visit the castles. It is equipped with all you need to make your stay pleasant, it is very clean and suitable for a family.

And then- for the grill lovers- it is that lovely BBQ outside on the terrace entirely yours!

Debby and Stephen are fantastic hosts – always very nice and welcoming, very much enjoyed their hospitability. Definitely a place to come back!

Cristina and Marius
Stanwell/ Staines-upon-Thames
UK

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
20 Sep 2014
Many thank for your review, we're so pleased that you have chosen to stay with us for each of your visits and also we're delighted that you want to return to this superb region of France to continue to explore it's many treasures. Many thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future.
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