Larger living room with Television sofas and leading to terraceTelevision and sitting room
Big penthouse in Carcassonne's Renaissance centre

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

Light spacious Penthouse in the centre of Carcassonne's Renaissance Bastide. Easy walk to the Medieval City. Close to parking, markets, theatres and restaurants. Ide for family, friends with or without car. Beaches accessible by train, pools in walking distance ski resorts in the winter.
The apartment has a well equipped kitchen and a spacious private south facing Terrace. Linen for two is included. Additional linen if required is 10 Euros per stay per person.

The space

The appartment is exceptionally spacious and light. There are two living rooms and a large south facing terrace.

Total area: 168.55 metres square

Total area: 1814.25 square feet

suite bedroo(URL HIDDEN)17.00 metres square
Master ensuite bathroom (inc WC(URL HIDDEN)3.75 metres square
Second double bedroo(URL HIDDEN) 9.75 metres square
Main bathroom with bat(URL HIDDEN) 6.15 metres square
Storage cupboar(URL HIDDEN)4.66 metres square
Bunkbed roo(URL HIDDEN) 8.75 metres square
depth- 16.5cm
height - 121cm
width - 186cm

First living room, atriu(URL HIDDEN)15.25 metres square
Second living roo(URL HIDDEN) 41.88 metres square
Kitchen and dining are(URL HIDDEN) 19,84 metres square
South Facing Terrac(URL HIDDEN)41.88 metres square

Excepcional loft con aire acondicionado, y una gran terraza de cara al sur con vista al centro historico de la Muralla Renacentista de Carrasconne. A 15' caminando de la Ciudad Medieval. Los techos de la Ciudad Medieval y de la Catedral de St Michel pueden ser vistos desde la terraza. Cerca de estacionamiento, tanto gratuito como pago. El piso es ideal para grupos de amigos, familias o parejas, y está disponible todo el año. Equipado para bebés y niños. Apto para vacaciones con o sin auto. Cerca de piscina (5 minutos en verano), lagos, mercados, viñedos, castillos de cata, deportes de invierno, playas y mucho más. Cocina bien equipada. Las tres habitaciones están incluídas en la renta. Tanto la terraza con vista al sur como el piso son privados. Se incluye buena conexión a internet.

El apartamento está a sólo unos minutos de los mejores mercados de Carrcassonne, de restaurantes de calidad, del teatro y de una bonita caminata por la Ciudad Medieval.

La estación de tren se encuentra a unos 500 metros, y los buses locales a una cuadra. El apartamento cuenta con los beneficios de estar situado en el centro sin estar sobre una calle muy transitada.

El piso está bien equipado con una buena distribución para familias, con todas las camas en la parte norte. Igualmente apto tanto para estadías de una noche como de tres meses. Si está interesado en descuentos por estadías largas por favor escriba una nota junto a la consulta y le responderemos con el mejor precio posible para su estadía larga.

Información del apartamento

3 habitaciones
1 sala de estar
1 hall/biblioteca
1 cocina amplia
Cuarto de ducha
2 sanitarios
Lavadero (con lavarropas y secadora)
Aire acondicionado
Reproductor de DVD
Reproductor de VHS

Luego del pequeño lavadero se llega a un gran vestíbulo equipado como una confortable biblioteca. Más allá de la biblioteca está la sala de estar, que conduce directamente a una gran terraza (40 metros cuadrados). Sentarse allí por las noches es mágico, un oasis de tranquilidad sobre las calles. Desde la terraza se ven los tejados de la muralla y las torres de la Catedral de St Michel, y cuenta con privacidad.

Al este del apartamento hay 3 habitaciones y dos sanitarios. Hay un baño, un cuarto de ducha y un guardarropas con gran espacio. Todas las ventanas cuentan con doble vidrio. Hay aire acondicionado y la electricidad está controlada con diyuntores. Todo el apartamento se encuentra bien iluminado y equipado.

Hay barreras para niños en las escaleras. Cuna y silla alta pueden ser provistas.

Durante el invierno la gente de Carcassonne usualmente se dirige hacia la montaña. Sitios de interés histórico, arqueológico y relacionados con el vino se encuentran cerca y están abiertos todo el año. Toulouse, Lourdes y Barcelona son también destinos populares. Deportes acuáticos, golf, caminatas, aventura para niños, parques de animales y naturaleza pueden ser alcanzados a poca distancia.

Guest access

The standard check in time is between 2pm and 8pm. Arrangements can be made for late arrivals by arrangement. There is access to great restaurants, markets, theatre, castles, museums galleries and beautiful walks are all within easy walking distance. Paid and free parking is available close by. Some examples of distances are below.

Don`t forget the skiing.

Medieval Cité 1.2 miles
Canal du Midi 0.4 miles
Mediteranean sea 46.3 miles
Cathar castles Cabaret closest 12.7 miles
Bathing Lake Le lac de la Cavayère', Mont Legun 9 miles
Mirepoix 33.1 miles
Markets 0.1 miles
Golf 4.4 miles
Limoux 16.6 miles
Narbonne 37.6 miles

Interaction with guests

We will meet you and show you the apartment personally and come to get the key when you leave. We can help you with recomendations and tips and there is lots of helpful fun information in the apartment. We live 45 minutes south in the stunning countryside a little bit south of Carcassonne We have friends nearby who can be with you quickly if required.

Other things to note

Linen for two is included in the rental amount.

For additional guests linen is provided for 10 Euros per person per stay. Guests are welcome to bring their own linen. Precise bed dimensions are provided in the reservation procedure.

Please be aware of neighbours when arriving and departing taking care for example to not bang suitcases.

Children are usually excited to arrive at the apartment. Please ask them not to run up and down.

Please keep voice quiet in the evening and on the terrace.

The apartment is on the third floor of an historic building and so may not be suitable for the elderly traveling alone or those with other disabilities.

The standard check in time is between 2pm and 8pm. Late arrivals are fine by prior arrangement.

We appreciate your feed back. Please sign the livre d'Or. Please send a message if you would like to suggest equipment or information that would add to the pleasure and convenience of your stay.

The visitors book Livre d'or
The visitor’s book is a good resource for recommendations and tips. It is kind if you can also make a note of things you have particularly enjoyed or any great adventures you have discovered while out and about.

There are many more restaurants on the Boulevard around the Bastide and in the Cité. The cards of recommended places are with our cards. Please pick up a card or a flier for the apartment if you are very satisfied with a restaurant or entertainment.

The Medieval Cité has many very decent restaurants with agreeable out door settings and very reasonable prices. It tends to stay open later than the Bastide.

The brown bins on the street are communal for house hold rubbish. The ones nearest to the apartment are outside the ‘Hotel de la police’ just two doors along to the left. Plastic bin bags are stored in a white dispenser under the kitchen sink. There is a compost on the terrace. It is good for tea bags, all vegetable waste, citrus. Please NO BREAD OR MEAT.

Any watering of the plants greatly appreciated.

Do not worry unduly about throwing away perishibles. We always keep an eye to detroy things which are past it and otherwise people are generally happy to finish up the odd bits an pieces left over from a visit between the cleaner, the dogs, the next visitors and ourselves usually nothing is wasted.

Is Electric fan oven.

Washing and Ironing
There is an ironing board in the cupboard under the stairs, next to the washing machine. In the laundry room there is a washing machine and a drier. The instructions are in the laundry If there is washing powder in the laundry you are welcome to use it but it is not provided as a rule.

Cleaning and linen
Please do not worry about making the beds the day before you leave. Please strip them if you have a chance and leave dirty linen in a heap in the bath. Please leave clean linen folded. If you need to do clearing up during your stay will find vacuum cleaner, buckets and mops rags detergent etc in the little room beyond the bathroom.

If you have opted to do the clean please make sure bathrooms are vacuumed and washed, bins emptied, kitchen items put away and surfaces dusted. Do not worry about vacuuming and the mop everywhere, or windows unless there has been exceptional usage.

You are very welcome to use the vacuum cleaner should you need it.

Please be careful to keep lights switched off when you are out. The television has a plug board with a switch so that it is easy to disconnect the standby current which we are told consumes a lot of electricity.

The electricity panel is at the far right end of the little room behind the bathroom.
Hot water is at the bottom right. It is a small black switch and has off position, auto and 1 which means constant. Hot water is on automatic for you when you arrive Automatic is usually fine for visitors without children or who do not all bathe at the same time.

Should the electricity trip during your stay the trip levers are the orange switches on the top left..

Hot weather
The window in the kitchen makes a nice through breeze in warm weather. There are two airconditioning units. Another trick is to leave the french windows open in the day when you are out and the shutters shut to encourage cool breeze.

The Terrace
Terrace electric shutters are electronically operated with a toggle switch first two top right hand switches on the left of the French windows.
The terrace light is controlled by a switch next to the switches for the electric shutters.
Feel free to use the barbeque. You may find left over charcoal in the bucket marked « charbon ». Please clean the barbeque thoriugly after use. Long tongs are in the kitchen.
We make an effort to water plants adequately between visits but in very hot weather plants can suffer. Please sllp them a little water if they seem to be suffering or let us know.

The siren
The first Wednesday of every month at Midday the town tests the sirens. Do not be alarmed I suppose it is something to do with the barracks but be warned it emmanates from the police building next to the apartment so sounds pretty loud but be assured that it does not occur regularly.

Internet connection
Full details for client access are in the telephone cabinet along with a CD

We grow an abundance of mediterranean herbs at the château. We intend to one day sell them but in the meantime have more than we know what to do with so we always have a selection in the kitchen. They are grown organically. If you would like to order some to send as a gift just say the word. We do have a price list and they are freely available while you are in the apartment.

We are raising money to repair the roof of the Château de St Ferriol. Any visitors contributing in this way are of course very welcome to visit the site when it is open and are kept up to date with renovation progress.

You can visit the (EMAIL HIDDEN)

Special recommendations
Delicatessen La Ferme
55 Rue Verdun

Tourist office, Right and then left out of the front door.

Market, Saturday morning in Place Carnot

There are 3 food halls nearby. One is on the far side of place Carnot, one is in the Monoprix,,situated on the left on the pedaestrian mall leading from place Carnot to The SNCF station, and another (which has the longest opening hours ) is found if you continue to the top of this Mall to the Boulevard on the SNCF side of the bastide and turn left.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $231
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

Prices include use of the whole three bedroom apartment.

We are flexible whenever possible regarding check in. The general rule is check out at 11am and check in at 2pm. If you do arrive before 2pm during the day you are welcome to leave your bags until the apartment is ready for you.

Three bedrooms; two double bed rooms, one bunk bed room/ office (all with high quality mattresses), two living rooms, large terrace and well equipped spacious kitchen with dining table and chairs.

Trundle bed and cot available

The apartment is baby safe and non smoking (except on the terrace).
Smoking on the terrace only. Please dispose of butts carefully.

One en suite bathroom WC, and one family bathroom with double vanity sinks, bath and WC.

ADSL (Broadband), heating and all taxes and utilities are included in the rental amount.

Linen and towles for two is included in the base rental price. If there are more of you linen will cost an additional 10 euros per person. This is optional and guests may bring their own.
An optional cleaning service is available at the end of or during your stay.

Bookings may start and finish on any day of the week. (minimum stay is usually three nights). For exceptions worth enquiring.

A security deposit of 200 Euros is paid in cash on arrival and returned in cash on departure.
For arrival and departures times, when possible we are flexible. Standard times are
Arrival after 13 :00 hrs and before 20 :00 hrs
Departure after 11 :00 hours



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62 Reviews

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Juliette User Profile
May 2017
Lovely light airy flat

Sam User Profile
April 2017
We stayed in Sophie's penthouse for a few nights. Perfectly located in Carcassonne with easy access to the whole city. Very much enjoyed our stay.

Carol User Profile
April 2017
Perfect location and beautiful apartment in the center of the old part of town. Walk to restaurants, shops, boulangeries and many sites! Thank you Sofie!
Sophie User Profile
Response from Sophie:
Thank you CarolCarol. So glad that you had a wonderful time. So kind of you to offer that we may look you up if in Texas. I would love to visit a Rodeo one day. We will stay in touch with some news about our work here and that will help me to remember your kind invitation. Best wishes for the rest of your French adventure.
April 2017

Jo User Profile
March 2017
Great apartment in perfect location. There is lots of space and it is really well equipped and was very clean and comfortable. The market in place Carnot Sat am was great and there is a fab deli on Rue Verdun called La Ferme. It was lovely to have a terrace to sit out in and enjoy great wine and cheeses. The best meal we had was at Le Clos des Framboisiers. Carcassonne was lovely, very relaxed and friendly. If you like castles then Saissac is a must.

Freddie User Profile
March 2017
Sophie's apartment was lovely. A lovely space right in the heart of Carcasonne. Could thoroughly recommend.

Weihua User Profile
March 2017
the house is really very good
Sophie User Profile
Response from Sophie:
Thank you so much. Best wishes for the rest of your adventure in France.
March 2017

Amberly User Profile
February 2017
Such a charming and beautiful loft in an incredible location. I immediately liked the location for its safety because it's around the corner from the police station. Parking is a little tricky, but most places over there are. The loft was very bright and welcoming. The only bad thing I have to say about it was the master bathrooms toilet was not working during my stay, but the loft itself was incredible in a great central location just outside the castle walls.

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Sophie User Profile

Irish and English couple Living in beautiful French country side. We are renovating a renaissance chateau...very slowly and love beautiful hill herb garden. We have been welcoming people to this beautiful part of Deep rural french countryside since 1997.

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