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Le Moulin - Beautiful Aude Holiday Home Between Toulouse and Carcassonne

Weekly Rental:From GBP 2500 to GBP 2950

Property

Houses

Sleeps

12 and 2 cots

Single/Double

6 / 3

Bathrooms

5

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

Yes

Le Moulin is a typical farmhouse for the area, located in glorious countryside halfway between Toulouse and Carcassonne. The house is totally private, but not secluded, and is under one hour from the convenient airports of Toulouse or Carcassonne.

There are six bedrooms, one fitted out with bunk beds and so intended for children. One bedroom and bathroom is in a converted windmill, just a few yards from the house. This romantic and secluded bedroom has a steep staircase, so is not suitable for everyone .

The small village of Salles sur L'Hers is only a five minute drive away and provides all the essentials, with supermarket, butcher, boulangerie, tabac, newspapers and chemist and also has a health centre, dentist and hairdresser.

WiFi is available throughout the house and Hangar, usually providing between 5 and 15mbps, not bad for rural France.

This is not a house for those yearning for discos and crowds, but for all others it will provide a magical holiday location.


ACCOMMODATION:

Ground Floor
: Entrance hall, kitchen, utility room and w/c. Master bedroom, with double bed and French windows, with ensuite bathroom and seperate shower plus a small dressing room. This bedroom is far removed from the rest, providing total peace and quiet. To the other side of the hall is the large sitting room with French windows, those on the South side opening onto the terrace.Ample comfortable seating for 10 and satellite TV picking up UK stations,

First Floor Bedrooms:

All the bedrooms have panoramic views.
Bedroom 2 with large double bed (can make singles) and with ensuite bathroom with separate shower.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds: bathroom across the passage, bath with shower over, w/c and basin
Bedroom 4 with twin beds,
sharing a shower room with Bedroom 5, which has 2 full size bunk beds.
(bedrooms 4 and 5 can be made ensuite with the shower room)
 

The Moulin Bedroom, which is a few yards from the house is totally secluded and charming. You enter up some steps into a bathroom with a large central bath, w/c and basin. The bedroom is on the top floor and has French Windows opening onto a commanding view. 
 

THE HANGAR AND SUMMER ROOM

The Hangar is a large barn, open on the North/South sides. The high roof  combined with the open sides ensures that even on the hottest days the Hangar provides a cool shaded oasis  . There are two large sofas and several other comfortable chairs and a large dining table that will seat 12 as well as a small table for young children. There is also a full size ping pong table.

The Hangar overlooks the heated swimming pool which is about 10 metres long with a good shallow end and Roman steps, ideal for young children.The pool is 'fenced off", although not sufficiently to be designated child-proof, but there is also an electric safety cover which complies with the stringent French laws. The pool is totally private and not overlooked. There are six loungers and plenty of other comfortable chairs between the pool and Hangar.
The Hangar is perfect for eating on hot summer days. Everyone is comfortably shaded and there is usually a gentle breeze blowing through. The large glass table will seat 12. There is also a small table for young children.
For the evenings the roof lighting provides good background light and there are plenty of candles.

On the far side of the Hangar is the Summer Room which has a Fridge, a drinks fridge a dishwasher and sink and a full set of eating and drinking ware
For cooking there is a choice of a large charcoal or a gas barbecue.

The Summer Room also has another large dining table which will seat twelve using the extension provided. It is a wonderful room for dinner in May and October when it can be a bit cold for dinner outside.

THE GARDENS

There is masses of room at Le Moulin. To keep everyone amused there is croquet (admittedly on a rough lawn) and boules, a sandpit, a trampoline and a climbing frame. We also have giant chess on the terrace outside the kitchen. For golfers there is a challenging pitch and putt down a steep bank onto an artificial green.

But there is also plenty of room to escape for anyone seeking peace and quiet: there are two hammocks shaded under trees and swing seats and benches dotted around the grounds .

We hope there is everything you would want for a perfect holiday.

In the house there is a large TV with Free to View channels including BBC and ITV . WiFi is available through most of the house and the Hangar and there are lots of indoor games like Monopoly, plenty of books and puzzles: 

The bedrooms have hairdriers and mosquito plugs. All linen and duvets are included with plenty of spare for changes if needed. Bath towels are there but NOT swimming towels.
The kitchen  is well equiped with everything you would expect. It was re fitted in 2019 and has 2 ovens, a microwave and electric induction hobs .The fridge/freezer is cavernous.The Summer Room has a smaller fridge and freezer as well as a wine chiller. There is another dishwasher and a full set of plates, knives and forks etc. For cooking  in the Summer Room there is an electric hob and the two barbecues.
 

Surrounding Area

Le Moulin is about 8 miles due South of the town of Castelnaudary, situated just abouve the hamlet of Ste. Camelle. The nearest village is Salles sur L’Hers, about 5 minutes drive away, which has a small supermarket, bakers, greengrocer and newsagent. There is also a doctors surgery and dentist in the village.
We are about 40 minutes from Carcassonne airport and about an hour from Toulouse airport.
BA from Heathrow and EasyJet from Gatwick fly into Toulouse and Ryan Air flies from Stanstead into Carcassonne.
There are flights from all over the UK into either airport and in particular from Dublin, Bristol, Birmingham and Prestwick.
If you are driving we reckon on anout 10 hours from Calais on a good run.

Golf

There are two good courses within about 45 minutes of the house, at Carcassonne and Toulouse. There are two other courses within about an hour of the property.

Water Sports

The Lac de la Ganguise is a 15 minute drive from the house.  Paedallos and Paddle Boards can be hired by the hour. In July and August the Ecole Francaise de Voile provide 5 half day courses.

Cathar Castles

The Cathar Castles are  not to be missed. The walled city of Carcassonne is world famous and must be visited but the hill forts of Peyperteuse, Queribus and Monsegur are more majestic. Mont Segur is the nearest, just uder an hour away.

Walking

There are two easy 40 minute loops from the house and for the more adventurous there are any number of marked trails similar to our footpaths. You can walk for miles and miles, enjoying the breathtaking scenery.
There are four market towns within about 30 minutes. 

Go Karting

Just west of Carcasonne on the D33 Route de Bram (behind the airport) is the WinKart track, a looping 1km circuit where karts of various sizes are available for hire.

Skiing

Skiing at Axe les Thermes is just over an hour away. 

 

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine Tumble Dryer

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Central Heating Log Fire Valuables Safe TV Satellite Video Player DVD Player CD Player Internet Access Phone Table Tennis

External Features

Private Pool - Heated Pool Barrier/Alarm Fitted Private Garden Mountain Views BBQ Trampoline Swing Climbing Frame Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

Internet
Swimming pool
Heater
Fireplace
Satellite or Cable
Children Welcome
Washer & Dryer
Parking
TV
Fireplace
Telephone
Internet
Books
DVD Player
Games
Croquet provided over rough lawn.Full size Table Tennis and Giant Chess.
Large trampoline, sandpit.
Satellite / Cable
UK freeview services via Satellite
Television

Local Attractions

Terraces surround the house.

There are masses of loungers, chairs, a swing seat and two hammocks.
18 hole courses at Toulouse and Carcassone are both about 40 minutes away.

The large garden surrounds the house.Hammocks and benches are in shaded areas providing escape for peace and quiet.
We have a large charcoal barbecue and a Gas barbecue

The Skiing resort of Axe Les Thermes is about an hour away and provides ideal beginners and intermediate skiing by the day.

There is a communal tennis court in Salles sur l'Hers

Special Rental Conditions

The rental includes all running costs, bed linen and bath towels, but not swimming towels.

A cleaning lady comes once a week and if further assistance is needed with cleaning, babysitting or cooking please let us know.

Out of the High Season we are delightged to offer weekend rentals, for three nights, either starting on Thursday or Friday night.

These weekend deals exclude the use of the Master Bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
However the property will still provide very comfortable accomodation for four couples, incorporating the Moulin bedroom and Bathroom, Bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom, Bedroom 3 with its own bathroom across the passage and Bedroom 4 with ensuite shower room.

Outside the High Season air fares can be very low (for example EasyJet flights in February are around £60 return)

Le Moulin is a very comfortable and warm winter house with a massive log fire, effective central heating and plenty of hot water. The winter weather is usually a bit better than in the UK but can still be very cold: however there are still the restaurants, castles, golf, skiing, and wonderful walking.

In the early summer you get the benefit of the wonderfully long evenings and the heated pool ensures that you can swim without turning blue while in the Autumn the weather is generally more settled.

The cost for the three night- rental is £800 for up to 8 people and includes everything.

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Heated):
Yes
Pool Barrier / Alarm Fitted:
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
Mountain Views:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Trampoline:
Yes
Childrens Swing:
Yes
Climbing Frame:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

Terraces surround the house.

There are masses of loungers, chairs, a swing seat and two hammocks.
18 hole courses at Toulouse and Carcassone are both about 40 minutes away.

The large garden surrounds the house.Hammocks and benches are in shaded areas providing escape for peace and quiet.
We have a large charcoal barbecue and a Gas barbecue

The Skiing resort of Axe Les Thermes is about an hour away and provides ideal beginners and intermediate skiing by the day.

There is a communal tennis court in Salles sur l'Hers

In the area

This Property is situated in Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Nearest Airport: Toulouse or Carcassonne

Nearest Station:

Nearest Ferry:

Nearest Beach: Lac de la Ganguise

Nearest Ski Resort: Axe les Thermes

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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Contact Person: Christopher Elwes

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