I find myself a little reluctant to write a review of this property, as it strikes me as a wonderful secret, which I don't want to be booked out every time I try henceforth. Everything about it is just perfect for a holiday visit. Having spent two weeks there, I am not sure there could be a better location, whether you want to hunt Cathars, explore vineyards, or just lie down outside on the private terrace with a good book and the ambition to acquire a sun tan. From there, we watched the Bastille Day fireworks - political opinions on the French Revolution are irrelevant here - the fireworks were amazing!
The house itself is extremely well finished, particularly if you are a bit of a 'foodie' - everything required is there, right down to the three whetstone knife sharpener and electric milk frother. There are great food shops nearby, including an excellent and very friendly butcher one minute's walk away, the extremely helpful (Spanish owned) Vival Fernandez grocer next door (which, as well as everything else, sells a great selection of cheeses) and L'Ancestrale, an artisan baker which sells fantastic breads and cakes. A well-stocked Geant supermarket is 5 minutes away by car.
The rest of the facilities are great, too: spacious rooms, all with air con, two bathrooms (and a WC), garage, decent wifi, private terrace, washing machine, dish washer, TV, etc etc.
The property manager, Jason, is one of life's good guys: extremely helpful, friendly and informative. Thankfully, we did not need to ask for his help during our stay, but I have no doubt he would have stepped in, had there been the need.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this excellent property.
This well equipped and stylish house is ideally situated for visiting the sights of Carcassone and the surrounding area. Wouldn't hesitate to return.
A large apartment, full of all that you need to holiday away from home. Large kitchen, lounge and dining area downstairs, beautiful patio outside, and generous bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.
Great house...contemporary, comfortable, clean, spacious with everything we needed; is a really high standard. Sun terrace lovely and was a great place to end the day with a glass of wine (or 3) before heading into the Cite (only 5 mins walk!)for an evening meal. Shops 2 mins walk so very handy for morning bakery while waiting for fresh coffee to brew in the coffee maker. Jason very kindly collected us and dropped us back to the airport and pointed out shops and best walking routes into the town. Couldn't be better!
We appreciated Jason coming to meet us at the airport and taking us to the Townhouse which was only a short drive away. The Townhouse is ideally situated - 5 minute walk to the Cite and 15 minute walk to the newer part of Carcassonne. There is a mini supermarket round the corner selling essentials such as cheese, ham & wine. We got morning croissants from Crousti cheap (opposite the mini mart).
The Townhouse is spacious with 3 bedrooms, 3 toilets, a large kitchen diner and a large lounge. There is air conditioning/heating in most rooms and wifi available. Top quality finish. Very comfy beds and so quiet at night.
We would definitely return to this Townhouse & Carcassonne.