LeBalcon Holiday Home apartment near
Chalabre and Mirepoix
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To make a reservation or for further information please call Mike on 00447799886294
or e mail
This beautifully appointed first floor apartment within an 18th century house is located in the small riverside village of Ste. Colombe sur L'Hers, some 30 miles south of Carcassonne. The quiet village once part of the areas vibrant textile and jet industries is well located for outdoor pursuits, historical sites and local vineyards including those of the famous Blanquette de Limoux, said to be the earliest forms of champagne.
The apartment has been recently refurbished to a high standard and will sleep upto four people (two in the bedroom and two on a sofa bed in the lounge).
There is excellent swimming, sailing and canoeing locally at the beautiful Lac Montbel or Puivert with restaurants adjacent ( 5-10 mins away).
Toulouse (1.5 hours) and Carcassonne (45 minutes) are the nearest major cities.
You access your apartment through your own front door and up 13 steps to the entrance hall .
A fully equipped kitchen/Diner awaits you with oven and hob, microwave oven, dishwasher fridge and freezer.
From the kitchen you can access the large balcony with table and chairs for four people.
Across the hall is the large double bedroom (with space for an extra single bed if required) with fitted wardrobe and drawers plus door to the balcony.
Further down and to the right of the Hallway is the newly appointed shower room with walk in shower, twin basins and built in washing machine .
The loo is adjacent.
Your spacious lounge with fine views up the valley to the mountains has twin sofas (one a double bed) and WiFi is available in here.
There are basic domestic items within the apartment, i.e. linen, bed sheets, pillows towels etc., Ironing board and iron, washing powder, soaps, hair dryer, extension lead with 13 amp sockets for UK electrical items, eg phone and ipad chargers etc.
The village boasts a small shop (epicerie) which also doubles up as a post office. Large supermarkets are 15 minutes away at Lavelanet and smaller convenience stores in Chalabre (5 minutes). There are colourful outdoor markets during the week in surrounding towns and villages. There are three bars ( some who serve light snacks) in the village including Studio 620, Le Petite Pirate and Pub Stop cafe. There are several restaurants/bars in Chalabre, Lavelanet and Leran all within easy driving distance.
Summer sees a host of events in the village including, the May carnival, July village fete and the August voisinade where neighbours take over the Petite Rue for a street party and dance. Other villages offer similar attractions through out the summer.
Further afield the area offers a host of other leisure activities including swimming, sailing, mountain bike riding, canoeing, fishing, horse riding and white water rafting. You are in excellent walking country and the long distance footpath once the route of the old railway passes through the village and you are close to the 240 km long Cathar Way.
The Medieval towns of Mirepoix with its colonnades and cathedral (25 mins) and Chalabre with its grand chateau - open in summer for a host of activities for children - are within easy reach. The mysterious village of Rennes-le-chateau (think the Da Vinci Code) and the little spa town of Rennes-les-Bains with its natural hot spring baths are a must to visit.
Last but by no means least the ruined chateaux of the Cathars (a Medieval persecuted religious sect) perched on steep mountain tops will transport you back to another age - good walking boots are recommended!
And, after all this activity you return to your apartment, relax with a glass of wine and listen to the tinkle of the goats bells as the herds head for home off their hill side pastures.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
We are on hand to clients should any problems arise during your stay.
Please be aware that the staircase to the apartment may not be suitable for those with mobility problems or very young children.
Access to the apartment from the street is through its own front door and the apartment is entirely self contained.
A car is recommended to obtain the most from your stay and rental cars are available at Carcassonne airport
Parking streetside is available but in high demand, but there is a local carpark a minute away down by the river
For those flying into Carcassone airport we offer a pick up service for a small charge.
For touring cyclists we have secure storage available
Finally thank you for taking time to view our website and should you have any further queries please contact
Mike at 0044 7799 886294 or e mail
PLEASE NOTE There is another page on this site for our "Petit Champ" 1981 vintage Glamping caravan situated in our orchard, running on a Eco System, Solar electricity,composting loo etc. Available for renting June 1st 2018 or before .