About this listing
Very popular large house with a 26' garden and barn in the village of Saint Hilaire. Available by the week, all year round. Sleeps six. Ideal location fifteen minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne and thirty-five minutes to the beaches of the Mediterranean and twenty minutes south to the Pyrenees.
The house has been successfully let since 2004 and always gets great reviews! It's popular and people return for repeat visits. Feedback from guests is always positive. The house is mainly praised for being comfortable, cosy, and extremely well equipped; as one guest said "it feels more lent than rented'. The house is new to Airbnb!
Two double bedrooms, two single bedrooms, large open-plan living/dining/kitchen with wood burning stove. Two bathrooms (bath and walk-in shower), scullery, convector heaters for the winter and fans for the summer are available in all bedrooms. Fully equipped kitchen with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge-freezer. Scullery with washer-dryer. Entertainment includes CD player. WiFi, television, video, games, books and films. The garden has a BBQ and a large table and chairs with a parasol.
The village of Saint Hilaire is famous for being the place where the first sparkling wine in the world was invented. The monk Don Perignon was taught the method by the monks of the Abbey and he successfully began to make his own version.....champagne. Blanquette, the sparkling white wine of the Languedoc is made locally and wins gold medals every year. There is also white wine and a red wine AOC at the Rothchild's vineyard two miles to the east.
There is a local train to the mountains, south, and to Carcassonne to the north. This train connects with the TGVs to Narbonne, and Toulouse. The 'Deux Mers' motorway is fifteen minutes north which takes you to the beaches of the Mediterranean in 35 minutes.
No smoking in the bedrooms.
This was such a charming place to stay. Lizzie insured we had information on all aspects of the home. The photos were accurate to the actually place. The neighborhood was adorable as well. Cute little market, bakery and restaurant just walking minutes away. The garden was perfect too. I would definitely recommend this place.
Nous avions un séjour de 3 semaines en France et sommes restés chez Lizzie pour 8 jours. Nous avons bien aimé notre séjour avec une grande maison confortable et bien meublée. La petite cour était bien agréable pour les repas. Lizzie s'est montrée bien disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Les voisins sont bien gentils et disent bonjour systématiquement quand on les croise. Il y a plusieurs choses interessantes à faire dans les environset nous avons bien aimé la f^te au village le samedi soir.
We really enjoyed our stay at Lizzie's house in St. Hilare. It was the perfect getaway. The house was very charming with plenty of space for the 5 of us. On the way there we got lost and were able to call for more specific turn by turn directions. Thank you! We especially enjoyed the area and its charm. We will definitely be back!
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About the Host, Lizzie
I am an academic who used to work for the BBC. I love living in London and my place is very special as it's a Georgian warehouse flat which dates from 1765. I also have a house in France and love travelling; I travel as much as I can, all over the world, or as much as time and budget will allow.