Dublin-based journalist with holiday home in Carcassonne. Two great reps working with me in France to ensure that you have a lovely break in this marvellous location.
The location of the flat is excellent being just around the corner from Place Carnot in La Bastide.
The flat is on the first floor of an old building accessed by a communal entrance. The only natural light is via windows to inaccessible open areas surrounded above by several stories of the building.This means the flat is very dark requiring artificial light for much of the time.
The daytime living/cooking/eating space is adequate for 4 persons though 1 will need to sit on a dining chair.
One good bedroom contains a double bed and adequate storage / furniture but the other bedroom is very small and bare containing a metal 2 person bunk bed and no furniture. Although suitable for children this room is not suitable for less mobile adults/retirees.
There is an automatic washer, modern cooker and hob, spacious fridge,crockery but only 2 bowls and 2 cooking pans.
Some redecoration is required although the flat is clean.
The bathroom / shower whilst basic is adequate.
In summary not what we were expecting though we enjoyed the Carcassonne sunshine and flat price is cheap.
The apartment is just a block away from the centre of Carcassonne which we found better than staying in the old walled city. You can walk up there to see it and eat but there is much more to see and do in the main part of town. The apartment was spacious and well equipped. We did not meet Frank but Lisa was very helpful with her recommendations. Parking was close under Place Gambetta plus it was secure and cheap. Visit La Ferme for an amazing array of French wine, food and kitchen ware- just a couple of blocks away. 4 or 5 hours cycling on the Canal Midi with lunch and coffee by the canal in Trebes was very pleasant. Bikes from Generation VTT on the left just before the canal as you head to the railway station.
I stayed in franks apartment with my husband and 2 boys - it was perfect for us as it was very spacious, centrally located and right by the market and local shops. It was indeed charming- spotless, nicely layed out and decorated with a comfortable double bed. We were met with the keys by Lesa who was very helpful and accommodating on arrival and departure times. There is parking on the street out side but it is limited time wise however once you have unloaded you can leave your car for free about 5 mins walk away. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend it. Really good value for the money.
Wonderful apartment in a brilliant location. Would definitely recommend it!
My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights in Carcassonne in this lovely apartment. It's very central, right in the centre of the lower city around the corner from Place Carnot. Carcassonne is very compact anyway but the location made everything really easy to get to! The apartment itself is very comfortable with everything you need. It's quite spacious for 2 with a big bedroom and living space. There's also another bedroom should you need it. The kitchen is very well equipped if you fancy cooking. Lesa, Frank's rep in Carcassonne, is very friendly and there to help in anyway she can. Would definitely recommend it:)
El piso de Frank está en una situación ideal, en pleno centro de Carcasonne, no tiene vistas ni similar, el edificio es antiguo pero el piso está reformado y para pasar un par o tres de días es genial, a demás hay dos restaurantes al lado que están muy bien. El piso está total mente equipado, el baño le hace falta un repaso pero si vas allí es para estar visitando todo el día y no estar todo el día en el apto. La persona de contacto de Frank es Lesa, y es muy agradable. Saludos.
Very comfortable, well-equipped accomodation. Perfect to visit the old town and the major monuments.
Had a great few days in Carcassone when Lesa managed to find us an alternative appartment when our original AirBnB flat had a plumbing problem. We found the flat very well equipped and in a perfect position for enjoying both La Cité and the Bastide. Comfy beds, quiet though just minutes from the central square with markets and restaurants
Really comfortable apartment had everything we needed. Very well looked after by Lesa. Highly recommended :)
Apartamento muy centrico , perfecto para conocer la ciudad sin grandes desplazamientos. Es ideal para una familia con ninos, estamos muy contentos de nuestra visita, Volveremos !!!