Our renovated stone cottage is beautifully positioned to take advantage of the panoramic views over the Aude & Salz valleys to Coustaussa Castle and Rennes-le-Chateau from the first floor lounge balcony. It is within walking distance of restaurants and shops but still quiet enough to enjoy the peace of a village setting. The south facing terrace is an ideal spot to relax, enjoy the views over a meal and a glass of wine at the end of a day.
We have a double bedroom on the 2nd floor with space for a baby cot if necessary, plus a twin bedroom.
There is a bathroom with shower on the 2nd floor with vanity unit, WC, and heated towel rail. There is a separate WC on the ground floor.
The ground floor kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and preparing your meals. With an electric oven and 4 ring hob, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, toaster kettle, crockery and cutlery for 4 people.
The ground floor dining room seats 4 plus a high chair.
The 1st floor lounge with french windows and a balcony overlooking the Aude Valley is great for relaxing. With UK and French satellite TV, free high speed wifi , telephone, CD stereo and ipod station, it is an ideal place to sit and relax after a busy day exploring this fascinating region.
Bed linen and towels are included in the rental price.
Our south facing terrace has sun loungers and dining table with stunning views to Rennes-le-Chateau and Coustaussa Castle on the other side of the valley.
Additional notes (if any):
Whether skiing in the Pyrennees, enjoying the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean or exploring hill top Cathar Castles, Maisons Loli is ideally placed to enjoy all the Languedoc has to offer.
Local Area / Activities
We are a 15 minute walk to restaurants, bars & shops and 10 minutes walk to the train/bus stop to Carcassonne. Montazels is at the centre of the Cathar region, with hill top castles and the medieval city of Carcassonne to remind you of the fascinating and often tragic history for which this region is renowned. We are situated in the foothills of the Pyrenean mountain range which form the natural border between France and Spain, and completely engulf the tiny nation of Andorra. Just across the valley from the cottage is Rennes-le-Chateau, centre of a mystery still very much alive with many books written & films made on the subject. The mystery is one of sudden wealth, secret codes and a search for treasure in the latter part of the 19th C. The link with the village is very strong - in 1852 Bérenger Saunière, the priest at the centre of the mystery was born in Montazels. Just type Montazels into any search engine and take your pick of the many web sites if you wish to delve deeper. Here you will find the story that gave rise to the Dan Brown book 'The Da Vinci Code'. The medieval city of Carcassonne is 40 minutes drive, or why not take the heavily subsidised train - a 10 minute walk to the stop from the cottage. Buy your 1 Euro ticket ( Yes...one euro!) on the train & travel to the heart of the city without the bother of parking. The best selling novel ‘Labyrinth’, by Kate Mosse features the city of Carcassonne as its setting and in her follow up ‘Sepulchre’, the nearby spa village Rennes-les-Bains. The Mediterranean coast with long stretches of golden sand, and the Camargue National Park is just over an hours drive with lots of interesting villages en route. The Camargue, a delta region of pastures, dunes & marshes are great for viewing wildlife, is the only place in France (and one of the few anywhere around the Mediterranean) where pink flamingos nest on inland salt water lakes, called étangs. Also look out for the free running bulls and the famous Camargue white horses used to round them up.
These prices are a guideline only, please enquire for prices for specific weeks.
Prices include bedlinen, towels, wifi, telephone calls and all taxes.