Village House in La Palme, Nr. Narbonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Historic Old Village
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Saturday to Saturday Bookings only. For example 7, 14, 21 days.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Idyllic house in centre of town.
We received an extremely warm welcome from Liam and Yvonne who showed us around the property. The house is large and extremely well equipped. The pool is safe, large and beautiful. There is a fantastic BBQ and pizza oven. The stairs in the house are uneven and high so not great for toddlers or the elderly. The local town is sweet with bakery, small shop, bar and restaurant. The fantastic cities of Narbonne and Perpignan are 30 mins away. Beach at Leucate is good for the family but can be windy. Overall a great experience - thank you Liam and Yvonne!
A wonderful house with space for everyone
We had a great holiday here, 3 generations of a family, for two weeks. The pool and surrounding patio areas were perfect for even the hottest days to splash around or sit out of the sun. The house itself was spacious and comfortable, stocked with everything you need. We used the dart board, tucked around the corner, every evening and had a few evenings using the pizza oven and bbq. The village of la Palme is quiet and charming. Nice to see Liam in the local restaurant, just up the road from the house. It was a shame we left on the day of their festival. Plenty of beach and areas to explore.
Beautiful sanctuary, nothing to do but enjoy
Liam's house would be only lovely if it wasn't for the fact that the Host has thought of EVERYTHING. So this La Palme house is the perfect get-away. All you have to do now is enjoy the cool interior, the beautifully fitted kitchen, generous bathrooms and bedrooms; and spend quality time in and around the pool.
Follow the walking paths in and around the Village, visit the most accommodating Alimentaire for food essentials, buy traditional baguette at least once a day and stock the fridge with local wine from behind one of the nearby coloured-door Caves.
A visit to the Grau de Leucate Oyster shacks is a must do.
Do try to watch the feats of the wave riders and kite surfers when the Tramontane lures them onto the water.
Explore the haut Corbieres or Pais Catalan by car (easy parking right at the front door).
Lovely villa/house. Great facilities and mod cons. Catered well for our 2yr old. Nice pool and outdoor area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property.
A fabulous fortnight
A wonderful time was had by our family (nine of us).
A very spacious house, well equipped kitchen, and an excellent swimming pool.
Where to begin? This is probably the best holiday home we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few, over the years). Liam and Yvonne have thought of everything - from the extremely well equipped kitchen, complete with super duper "bean to cup" coffee machine, to the spare pool towels, to the wifi access in the garden. The house comfortably sleeps nine people, so is ideal for two families and the pool and wifi access will keep everyone amused, whether travelling with young children or teenagers. Three well equipped bathrooms, with powerful showers, complete the picture.
Everything is immaculately clean - it is a really well kept, well looked after house. The fact that it is located in a working village is a great bonus, as it is possible to walk to the (very good) restaurant, and the excellent bakery in the morning.
There were a couple of welcome surprises too, such as the table tennis table, and the beautiful terrace behind the pool (perfect for sipping on a drink in the evening whilst watching the teenagers cavort in the pool).
La Palme is ideally located with some lovely beaches nearby, and Carcasonne, Villefranche de Conflent, Collioure and the Spanish border are all within a one hour drive.
We attended the annual village festival on the final night of our holiday, which was just lovely - live bands, stalls selling local food and wine, and a really good firework display to round off the evening.
We hope to return soon - thank you Liam and Yvonne for a wonderful holiday.
Special interest holidays:
The Garrigue (Wilderness area) around La Palme provide excellent walking with many marked trails. The Etang de La Palme, a shallow sea lagoon is the ideal venue for Windsurfing and Kite Surfing. There are a number of schools where you can take lessons and hire equipment.
La Palme boasts it's own large sandy beach which is never crowded. During the summer you can drive right on to the beach. It is even possible to drive to the next town across the beach. At Port La Nouvelle (8km) there is a beautiful beach with Lifeguards on duty. Very suitable for young children. Part of the beach adjoining La Palme beach is suitable for naturist.
La Palme is well served by Budget Airlines with Airports at Perpignan (20 mins), Carcassonne (60 Mins), Beziers Cap d'Agde (30 minutes) and Girona (75 Mins). High Speed Train services run to Narbonne and Perpignan. La Palme is just 4 km from Autoroute A61. Driving from the Channel ports is possible and takes about 11 hours
Perpignan - 25 minutes
Narbonne - 25 minutes
Sigean - 5 minutes
Port La Nouvelle - 5 Minutes
Spanish Border - 30 Minutes
La Palme is well provided with basic shopping. There are a number of bakeries, two grocery stores, a Newsagent, Chemist, Florist and Hairdresser. Large Supermarkets are available at Port La Nouvelle (8km) SuperU and Sigean (8km) Intermarche. There are very large Commercial Centres in Perpignan and Narbonne