South of Carcassonne, in the beautiful Corbière Hills, this one bedroom apartment nestles in the ancient village of Termes, at the foot of one of the most famous castles on the Cathar Trail.
The village is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, which you can explore on waymarked paths. Below the village are the dramatic gorges of Termes, where waterfalls tumble through fantastically sculpted stone into turquoise pools.
The gite is ideal for two but can sleep three. The upper part includes a living room with a convertible sofa, television, and fully-equipped kitchen, which includes a dishwasher, oven, microwave, cafetière, kettle and fridge with a small freezer. The village’s own supply of delicious spring water is on tap.
The bedroom (with extra-long double bed) and bathroom are on the lower level, which is naturally cool in summer. The sofa can also be converted into a small double bed. All rooms have electric radiators, and a fan is provided in hot weather.
A table and chairs outside the front door are ready for breakfast on a sunny morning. And there is a garden on a terrace above the gite, where you can eat your lunch or just relax.
I enjoy welcoming guests, and will be happy to provide maps and any other information they may need about the area.
Termes is centrally placed in the Corbières, and is an ideal base to explore this region.
Close by is the beautiful village of Lagrasse with its restaurants and medieval abbey. A little farther away, you can unwind in the warm healing waters of the pool at the spa town of Rennes-les-Bains, soak up the sun on Mediterranean beaches, scale the dizzying heights of the chateaux of Queribus and Peyrepertuse, or investigate the mysteries of the Rennes-le-Chateau.
Guests will need a car, motorbike or bicycle as public transport does not reach the village. You can park lower down in the village or in the visitors' carpark.
Termes is just over an hour from Carcassonne airport, and two hours from Toulouse and Montpellier airports. It is also accessible from Perpignan and Girona airport in Spain.
Narbonne rail station (with a connection via Lille to London) is just under an hour away.
Rosemary is a lovely person and so very hospitable that we wee immediately invited in for a welcoming aperitif. She is a very interesting woman and is exceedingly knowledgeable about her area and loves this village and the stunning surrounding countryside. Although weather not so clement it was all so gorgeous it did not matter.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.