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Last updated: 08/11/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

La Serre is situated in the village of Paziols in the hills of Cathar Country. The Canadian owners, Susan Martin and Adrian Hussey would be delighted to welcome you to enjoy a perfect rental holiday home, ideal for large or small groups of friends, or families.

The large 17th Century stone house offers unique, comfortable and beautifully decorated living for a quiet getaway or for a large group. On the ground floor the house has a large well appointed kitchen with updated appliances, a dining room that comfortably seats 8, a small patio off the kitchen, a powder room and a bedroom with a queen sized bed and ensuite bathroom. The second floor features a large sitting room with a walkout terrace that has stunning views in 3 directions, as well as another bedroom with 2 twin beds and an ensuite bathroom.

The house features expansive views overlooking the rooftops and vineyards, and a private courtyard nestled behind old stone walls, which beckons visitors to enjoy quiet relaxation or a gathering for an alfresco dinner. Have a drink. Sit back. Relax...



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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/11/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 95 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs are allowed. Due to allergies, no cats permitted....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    160 x 200 bedsize...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    two beds 90 X 190 ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Swimming in the local river which is crystal clear and aquifer fed, terrace with views of local Cathar castle. Parking is available for free at the village car park which is 50 yards from the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    View of Chateau Aquilar (Cathar castle) from the terrace ...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided and cleaning at the end of your stay. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    THe washer is in the unit. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fridge, stovetop, oven, sink, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and toaster....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Fabulous views and equipped with a table and chairs so it is perfect for relaxing meals al fresco!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Oct 11 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$80
$507
Christmas
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$80
$560
Low Winter
Jan 4 - Apr 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$80
$507
Spring
Apr 29 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$91
$613
High
Jun 25 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$720
Fall
Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$91
$613
Low Fall
Oct 1 - Dec 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$80
$507

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

45 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Perpignan
1000 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Cafe des Sports
1000 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Reve D'Angele
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Mediterranean

Car: Necessary

Le Sommet is situated in the village of Paziols in the hills of Cathar Country. The village of Paziols is a rustic, charming, hillside village which encourages a laid-back lifestyle and boasts plenty of sunshine in which visitors can enjoy the stunning surroundings and cool off in the local swimming hole.

The village is well placed for exploring the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, taking a day trip to Spain, hiking, or discovering the fascinating history of the Cathars.

Walking, Hiking, and Mountain Biking

In the valley, the walking is gentle. Once you get out of the valley there are more challenging walks, hikes, and mountain biking trails in the surrounding foothills, or for extreme activities you can visit the Pyrenees Mountains, that are located about an hour drive from Paziols.

The great medieval castles are a spectacular feature of the region. The Albigensian crusade against the Cathar heresy occurred in this region in the 13th century - a brutal and dramatic history which comes vividly to life among the castle ruins. The extraordinary walled city of Carcassonne, one of the most dramatic medieval sites of Europe, is only an hours drive away.

For the bird watcher and naturalist, the area has a wide variety of Mediterranean flowers, birds (flamingoes and egrets on the Etangs) and animals, including wild boar.

Within walking distance of La Serre, our local river, the Verdouble provides a beautiful and safe place for swimming and sunbathing.

As well, the Mediterranean is only 45 minutes drive away and it is littered with miles of sandy beaches. And, the Etangs, inland salt water lakes, are ideal for wind-surfing and sailing.

The region has many award-winning wines. In Paziols, we recommend Domaine Bertrand Bergé.

In Tuchan:

Château de Nouvelles - lovely Château with excellent wines.

Domaine de Rolland and Chateau Wialu.

Cucugnan - Chateau Trillol.

This is just a small sample. There are many more wonderful local wines for you to check out.

There are many provincial style restaurants offering famous local French country cooking. Below is a list of our favorite restaurants, all within a 5-20 minute walk or drive of L'Ecurie.

We strongly suggest you make reservations at any of the restaurants before you head out.

Le Reve d’Angele - Five minutes walk from L'Ecurie in the centre of Paziols, this lovely, small restaurant offers traditional, local cuisine and wines at very affordable prices. Dishes such as a seafood platter, fresh fish, brochettes and assorted meat are prepared from the freshest local ingredients and the ‘set’ menus are very good value for money.

Auberge du Vieux Puits -Fontjoncouse - 3 Michelin star restaurant 30 minute drive from Paziols.

Le Petit-Gris -Tautavel - Route d’Estagel - 04 68 29 42 42

In a quiet setting just 10 minutes drive from Paziols and outside the town of Tautavel, this charming and friendly restaurant offers local cuisine in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. The large windows offer scenic views of the vineyards and the Pyrenees. Specialties include rabbit or snails grilled over a wood fire, grilled sweet peppers and eggplant, various fish dishes, chocolate and honey tart and other Catalan specialties.

Auberge du Vigneron - Cucugan -

In the town of Cucugan, 13 km drive from Paziols, this former wine making building has been converted into a rustic restaurant. With stone walls, oak casks and wine making equipment for ambiance, this auberge serves authentic cuisine of the land at reasonable prices. Menu items include tomato tart with basil, quail, foie gras and fried red mullet.

L’Auberge du Cellier - Montner - 1 Michelin star- Approximately 18 km from Paziols, this restaurant is one of our favourites. Situated in a pretty village the innovative menu presents foie gras in 3 ways, typical food in a creative way. The knowledgeable staff can provide advice on wines to complement your meal.

Le Pichenouille - Maury - Unassuming, comfortable, cosy restaurant with authentic local cuisine, good value for the money and over 200 local wines.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are Susan Martin and Adrian Hussey, Canadian owners of La Serre. We live in Toronto, Canada with 2 children in university and 1 miniature poodle. We spend as much time as possible visiting our vacation property in France. We love to travel, enjoy fine dining, wine tasting and immersing ourselves in the local French culture. We also enjoy trips to Spain which is only an hour away! Adrian explores the region via mountain bike.

Why the Owner Chose Paziols, France:
We fell in love with this part of France as it is stunningly beautiful, off the typical tourist radar and has lots to see and do. It is also a prime grape growing region, home to many small vintners who make really good, reasonably priced wine. The people in our small town of Paziols are very friendly and welcoming. The area is quiet and peaceful. We like to be physically active and there is lots of hiking, cycling, swimming in the local rivers and lovely Mediterranean beaches. It is a great part of the world for bird watching. For excitement, it is only an hour's drive away to Spain, 1 hour to Figureres, 1.5 hours to Girona, 2.5 hours to Barcelona. Toulouse is 2 hours drive, Montpellier 1.5 hours, Narbonne and Carcassone one hour's drive and Perpignan 45 minutes drive.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The village of Paziols is a rustic, charming, hillside village which encourages a laid-back lifestyle and boasts plenty of sunshine in which visitors can enjoy the stunning surroundings and cool off in the local swimming hole. The village is well placed for exploring the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, taking a day trip to Spain, hiking, or discovering the fascinating history of the Cathars. Superb local restaurants explore fresh regional cuisine to accompany the region's award-winning wines.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/11/2016

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Photos

  • View from Terrace

    View from Terrace

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Courtyard View

    Courtyard View

  • Poppies in May

    Poppies in May

  • Local Street Scene

    Local Street Scene

  • Mediterranean Beach - 45 minutes away

    Mediterranean Beach - 45 minutes away

  • Queribus - local Cathar Castle

    Queribus - local Cathar Castle

  • Aquilar - Cathar castle we can see from the terrace

    Aquilar - Cathar castle we can see from the terrace

  • Spring colours and textures

    Spring colours and textures

  • Terrace Eating Area

    Terrace Eating Area

  • Le Sommet Kitchen

    Le Sommet Kitchen

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Church in our town

    Church in our town

  • Local Cathar Castle

    Local Cathar Castle

  • Local River Swimming Hole

    Local River Swimming Hole

  • Le Sommet Living Room picture 2

    Le Sommet Living Room picture 2

  • View of Paziols

    View of Paziols

  • Local cycling

    Local cycling

  • Terrace Plants

    Terrace Plants

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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