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Enjoy this beautiful, well-appointed, light and airy stone house on the River Aude in Southwestern France with spectacular views of the Pyrenees. Completely renovated 200+ year-old mill is comfortable, spacious and tastefully furnished. Kitchen is fully equipped and has new appliances. Ground floor has entry hall with coat closet, powder room and laundry; kitchen with large dining room and adjoining roomy balcony overlooking the river, village and mountains. First floor has comfy living room, guest room with twin beds and bathroom with shower. Top floor has a cathedral ceiling with exposed original beams, king bed, bathroom with shower/bathtub and bidet. It has it's own outdoor loggia with hammock. The cave or basement has its own tiny private balcony. All floors are new tile or terra cotta except for top floor which is original wide-planked wood. The living room and all beds have good reading lights. There's free wi-fi Internet access and iPod docking station with radio. Great group as well as private spaces. Views are wonderful, as well as the sound of the River. Nature at its best. In addition to lovely spring blossoms and gorgeous summer, the autumn colors are divine and winter activities are nearby.
Airport Details: Guests arriving by air may prefer flying into Perpignan which is 45 minutes away by car or Carcassonne which is 1 hour away.
Guests coming from the United States would probably prefer flying into Paris Charles de Gaulle and connect to Toulouse/Blagnac. Axat is a 2 hour drive from the Toulouse/Blagnac airport.
There are tables and chairs for use on the Balcony and the Loggia. The Loggia off the master bedroom has a very comfortable hammock.
The Axat community outdoor heated pool is delightful and open during the summer months. Near the pool petanque is played. The wonderful Tourist Train runs 60 km between Axat and Rivesaltes (near Perpignan) through the gorgeous foothills of the Pyrenees and glorious Cotes de Roussillon wine country. The timetable and differing routes vary from month to month--exciting and fun....moreless
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The beautiful, rushing River Aude, which our balconies directly overlook, affords wonderful water sports like rafting and fishing.as well as lovely background sound....moreless
Axat is a scenic village in the Pyrenees foothills near the Mediterranean--2 hours SE of Toulouse, ! hour S of Carcassonne, 45 mins W of Perpignan,...moreless
The preferred payment method is in Euros via PayPal or to our French bank. A deposit of 250 Euros is required for reservation and also serves as the security deposit refunded within three weeks after your stay if no loss/damage is found. Please leave our house in the manner it was entrusted to you.
The full rental amount is due 6 weeks before the start of your stay.
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Axat is a scenic village in the Pyrenees foothills near the Mediterranean--2 hours SE of Toulouse, ! hour S of Carcassonne, 45 mins W of Perpignan, just N of Andorra and Spain in the Languedoc-Roussillon in Southwest France. Axat enjoys lots of sunshine and a moderate Mediterranean climate with the sea nearby and cool mountain air. Activities are white-water rafting, kayaking, horse riding, cycling, skiing, swimming in the gorgeous village heated outdoor pool, rock climbing, walking and wine-tasting. For history lovers, it's the heart of Cathar country with spectacular 12C fortress castles--Puilaurens, Queribus, Peyrepertuse and Montsegur nearby. The village of 800, laid back and welcoming of visitors, has a charcuterie, epicerie, boucherie and superlative boulangerie/patisserie, a comprehensive medical clinic with pharmacy and other related services, hardware, ATM, 24-hour gas station, and restaurants. The fun Train du Pays Cathare goes from Axat through famed wine country to Maury and Rivesaltes. Nearby museums of art, piano, automates, culture, musical instruments from historic jongleur tradition and more.
Other Activities: whitewater rafting, fishing, snow sports in winter.