We joined our daughter, son-in-law and 2 young grandchildren for a week at this lovely cottage. It was lovely and airy, modern while keeping a country charm and so clean. Jill's was a wonderful hostess, with nothing being too much trouble. Advice on where to go and what to do was endless, and her son was soooo patient with our grandchildren! They would have happily stayed at 'home' every day and played in the pool and garden, occasionally popping down to say hello to the horses and emu! Surrounding villages provided lots of eating out choices and beautiful drives.
We enjoyed a wonderful holiday at La Matte; Jilly and her family made us feel very welcome. Jilly works tirelessly to ensure the comfort of her guests, providing many extra touches which we didn't expect. Having recommended a local Michelin star restaurant for our wedding anniversary (she made the reservation), Jilly surprised us with a bottle of Blanquette (Dom Perignon's predecessor to champagne!). Jilly also provides meals if required - delicious duck breast for us following a late arrival!
We stayed in Vine Cottage - plenty of space for 2 of us, with a modern kitchen & bathroom and bright reception room. The cottage is very rural, surrounded by vineyards, so nowhere to eat within walking distance. It is very peaceful (apart from the cicadas!), although within easy reach of numerous sites, small villages and, of course, Carcassonne, which is amazing. Enjoy!
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Really enjoyed our stay at vine cottage. The accommodation was of a very high standard and very comfortable. The beds were all very comfortable and large- plenty of space to stretch out. There were many extras that we weren't expecting, e.g. hair driers, welcome pack of basic provisions, plenty of tea towels and the bath towels were large and soft.
The owner, Jilly, was brilliant. She is so welcoming and always happy to give advice on where to go, what to see. she even emailed us during the holiday with links to upcoming activities in the local area. It is very convenient for Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi as well as other attractions in the area.
The shared Garden was very nice, with sun loungers and swings/trampoline as well as the above ground pool.