About this listing
Studio Barberouge is a very practical, well-equipped space suitable for 2/3 people. It has all the amenities required for a comfortable stay, whether for work or leisure. Bedlinen and towels are provided and we have recently installed (free) wifi.
Studio Barberouge Limoux, Aude, Languedoc- Roussillon, France
This delightful studio apartment which is situated on the ground floor of a large typically French house in a quiet sidestreet but is just 2 minutes walk from the “Place de Republique” in central Limoux has been lovingly refurbished and offers comfortable accommodation for up to 3 people. It is ideal either for a week-end break or as a base for discovering the surrounding area.
We (or our representative) will be at the apartment to greet you.
The accommodation comprises of:
Kitchen Area: is well equipped including electric oven/grill, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee-maker, cooking utensils; all crockery, glassware and cutlery are provided. A supply of coffee/tea/sugar/salt/pepper/oil & balsamic vinegar is provided.
Living/Sleeping Area: has a dining table and wooden chairs, rugs, lamps, a comfortable sofa, TV/DVD player and CD player. There are books (English) and games. Some DVDs are available on request. There is a double bed and a single bed, a unit for hanging clothes and a chest of drawers (for those who don’t want to live out of a suitcase!).
Bathroom: Fully tiled, consisting of a large modern shower unit, WC and handbasin. There is a hairdryer, ironing board and iron for guests use.
The apartment will have been cleaned to a high standard ready for your occupancy with fresh bed linen & towels and a change of linen/towels is provided for mid week.
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights, except by special arrangement; but “change over day” is flexible subject to availability.
The bathroom has a “step-up” which may be difficult for anyone with mobility problems.
There is no landline telephone here, but mobile phone signals in the area are generally good.
In France it is necessary to pay a Taxe de Sejour at the end of your stay but this has been included in the rental cost.
There are no pets allowed and it is strictly a non smoking apartment.
Please let us know if you are hiring a car or organizing your own transport so that we can give you directions from the airport/ railway station or we can collect/return you to the airport or railway station by arrangement.
Additional Location Information:
LIMOUX is a pretty, ancient, market town on the banks of the River Aude, and is about 25 minutes drive from Carcassonne has everything you would imagine a traditional French market town would have: a lovely main square with a big fountain, an interesting galleried arcade of timber framed houses, shops, cafe-bars and restaurants, a vibrant Friday market, plus Tuesday evening market in July and August, museums, concerts, festivals and events almost all year round.
The Carnival of Limoux, known locally as the “Fecos”, is a yearly event which runs from January to April. Most of the carnival events are on Saturdays and Sundays and take place in the main square.This is the longest carnival in France and is conducted in the traditional Occitan language. There are also Folklore Festivals, Spanish week-ends (Feria), Bastille Day celebrations with amazing firework displays, and music in the square most week-ends throughout the summer.
Limoux is famous for Blanquette de Limoux, a delicious sparkling white wine which predates champagne - sit in the square and enjoy a glass; or tour one of the many vineyards in the area and enjoy the “degustation” (wine tasting).There are approximately 2,800 producers in Languedoc-Roussillon, making it one of the world’s largest wine-producing regions and between them they make around two billion bottles of wine a year!
Sports Facilities: include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, walking, cycling, kayaking, fishing, and golfing. For winter sports, skiing and snowboarding, Limoux is just over 1 hours drive from the nearest ski resort.
Sightseeing: Limoux is an attractive place with a wonderful sense of fun, and whilst well worth visiting in itself, it is also an excellent base for discovering the history of the region and is ideally placed for exploring the coast, the mountains and surrounding areas. Carcassonne is famous for its medieval castle, the Carcassonne festival in July and August, and the Christmas market in December and Mirepoix is one of the most stunning medieval bastide towns in the area. For lovers of the mountains you can visit the Pyrenees and Andorra to the South and the Black Mountains to the North. There are several Cathar Castles to visit detailing the history of the Cathars or for those of you interested in the Holy Grail stories a visit to Rennes-le-Chateau is a must. The popular Mediterranan beaches of Perpignan and Narbonne (and lots of other beautiful but lesser known beaches) are approximately a 90 minute drive away, or you can relax and bathe in the soothing thermal mineral springs in the spa towns of Rennes-le-Bain and Alet-les-Bains.
Many brochures detailing Local Attractions & Events are available in the apartment or contact the Tourist Office in the Promenade du Tivoli for more information.
Studio Barberouge is on the ground floor of a large house. It has a communal hallway but the apartment has a secure, private entry door with a double locking system.
Interaction with guests
My husband and I live in Limoux, just a few minutes walk from the apartment, we like to meet and greet our guests on arrival to show you round the apartment, hand over the keys, give you information etc. We are always contactable by mobile phone and are usually available should you need assistance.
Limoux is a small vibrant market town, the home of "Le Carnival de Limoux" and "Blanquette" (rumoured to be the original champagne). It has easy access to either the Mediterranean or skiing in the winter.There are a variety of sports facilities in the area. There are numerous festivals and events throughout the year (Jazz weekend, Folklore festival, Rock and Classical music concerts). It is a 20 minute drive or a short journey on the train (1 euro!) to Carcassonne and the magnificent castle "La Cité". It is the perfect base for sightseeing in the area or just enjoying good food in the main square.
Limoux is easily accessible by car (hire) from Toulouse or Beziers (both approx.75 minutes) or Carcassonne (25 minutes) airports, and once you arrive, there is plenty of free public parking in town. The railway station is a 5 minute walk from the apartment, serviced by trains from Toulouse, Narbonne, Barcelona via Carcassonne. Everywhere within the town (museums, galleries, shops etc) are accessible on foot.
Other things to note
The apartment is very practical, but has a step-up into the bathroom and therefore may be difficult for anyone with mobility problems.
On arrival please read the Welcome folder, which details everything that you might need to know about the apartment, area and things going on locally and check that the inventory items are available for your use.
If there is any problem ie something missing, broken, needs cleaning or repairing please call us so that we can organise for it to be replaced, cleaned or repaired.
The apartment will have been cleaned to a high standard ready for your occupancy with fresh bed linen & towels but general cleaning during the period of your stay is down to yourselves as no maid service is provided other than a change of linen/towels being provided for mid week. Please provide your own beach towels.
At the end of your stay please leave the apartment clean, and in good order.
We accept that accidents happen therefore if you break/damage or loose items such as crockery, linen, or keys please inform us before you depart otherwise a charge will be levied upon you to cover the costs.
The rooms must be vacated by 11am on the day of departure unless a prior arrangement has been made.
The guests must not cause annoyance to neighbours and adhere to all safety and security precautions as might be required by insurance policies covering properties.
No smoking is allowed in the studio apartment.
No animals/birds are allowed in the studio.
Guests are advised to take out insurance to cover travel, health, death, injury or disablement, cancellation etc as we the owners accept no responsibility for these.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
My husband,Andy,and I fell in love with Limoux, bought a house and decided we wanted to live here fulltime and would now like to give others the opportunity to visit this beautiful (but a little crazy!) town. We live just across the river from the apartment which we have lovingly refurbished and do all the change-overs, cleaning etc ourselves.We can usually be around to give our visitors any help, advice or assistance they may need and hope that they will enjoy the home comforts of "Studio Barberouge".