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Our house is within a lovely village with all amenities; butcher,baker,4 bar/restaurants,post office, 20 minutes drive from Carcassonne. The house has everything you need for a great holiday with amazing views from the garden to the 12th century Cathar chateau to the Pyrennees. 6 sleep comfortably in the 2 bedrooms plus a double bed on the mezzanine which acts as a TV space if not used. There are 2 additional single beds in one of the bedrooms which leads to the pool room and has its own door to the garden...a great space for youngsters/teenagers. Kitchen The kitchen is well equipped – most of what you would expect is here. All plates, cutlery and glasses are in the buffet in the main living area; cleaning materials etc. are under the sink. There is also a butcher’s block trolley. The baskets below contain various spices including salt a...
Our house is within a lovely village with all amenities; butcher,baker,4 bar/restaurants,post office, 20 minutes drive from Carcassonne. The house has everything you need for a great holiday with amazing views from the garden to the 12th century Cathar chateau to the Pyrennees. 6 sleep comfortably in the 2 bedrooms plus a double bed on the mezzanine which acts as a TV space if not used. There are 2 additional single beds in one of the bedrooms which leads to the pool room and has its own door to the garden...a great space for youngsters/teenagers. Kitchen The kitchen is well equipped – most of what you would expect is here. All plates, cutlery and glasses are in the buffet in the main living area; cleaning materials etc. are under the sink. There is also a butcher’s block trolley. The baskets below contain various spices including salt and pepper – further spices and herbs are in the utility room. The cooker runs on butane. The gas bottle is in the corner under the sink. If the gas runs out, there is a spare in the same place and also another couple by the washing machine in the utility room. The oven has 5 gas rings including a double ring in the middle. The grill is electric – same button as oven but turn to the right. There is also a dishwasher and the microwave is on top of the shelves. If you want to use the ice maker in the fridge, you will need to switch it on – basically take out the ice maker section behind the freezer door (at the top) and locate the on/off switch. We tend to set the freezer is at -17c and the fridge temperature at +4c. The front/kitchen door actually is a window as well – you can undo the latch and the 2 catches and the two panels open – it is fantastic in the summer with the cool air blowing through. These windows also have anti-fly nets fitted. Utility room This has a range of mostly non-perishable foods, all of which are in sealable containers. Use whatever you see but can you replace please. You will also find the ironing board, washing machine and pegs in here. There is also a range of picnic equipment and cool bags here. Ground floor toilet (through the utility room) The vacuum cleaner is located below the basin in the cupboard. Top of stairs to sous-sol There is a variety of beach type stuff here (chairs, parasols, wind breaks etc.). Lower ground floor/sous sol This has two rooms – a bedroom with a king-size bed & chest of drawers (along with 2 separate chairs which double up as single beds) and a wardrobe; and a games room with a pool table. There are cues, chalk, a triangle, set of balls and a brush as well as a cover for the table – the cues tend to be stored in the main room underneath the stairs. There is also a small drinks fridge. The ottoman in the games room contains some garden games and various BBQ tools; garden chairs, cushions for the loungers and 2 bikes are stored here.. We also have put in place a system to allow air flow when we are not there. You will see a gauze window frame in situ and a Perspex glass window frame to the side. If it is cold, simply change them over. Main living room/dining room has a settee, 2 armchairs, table and 6 dining chairs (around the house, I think there are 9 dining chairs in total). All the cutlery, glass and crockery that you could possibly want are in the buffet. The old fashioned chest has games etc. and the wooden chest has an iron and jigsaws. There is a substantial number of guides and maps of the area on the book shelves as well as a load of English books. Cookery books and and a folder of recipes are also kept here. The book shelves have 3 red box files: one containing tourist-type leaflets, one maps and the other instructions for the gadgets/electrical equipment in the house. Please only use wood on the fire. Once it gets to a specific temperature, it clicks on a pump which pumps hot air around the house. You will see the logs just outside the front door. There are also 2 butane gas heaters in the house. One is on this floor; one is in the sous sol. To get these going, you open the gas valve on the bottle, hold down the button on the right for about 10 seconds and then push down the spark button - keep both buttons down for a further 10 seconds. There is also an electric oil heater in the sous-sol. There are also a number of wall mounted convector heaters in the house as well. Mezzanine – the TV room The settee transforms into a double bed. There is a TV and DVD player. There is a selection of DVDs in the big chest. The TV via the skybox gets very few channels – it was fine until the BBC moved the satellite! The wooden dresser at the top of the stairs contains the bed linen. We have 2 solar powered sky light windows each with its own remote control which are on the ground floor near the coat hooks, don't leave open when you go out. We have a number of fans throughout
About the Owner
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2016
Interaction with guests:
On your arrival
Either Roisin will be there to greet you or the house will be unlocked with the keys in the kitchen.
Getting into the house
You have to unlock the gate. It is a double throw lock (i.e. two turns). The front door has two locks, both with double throws and a central handle. The door is sometimes a bit stiff (esp. in the winter), so you might need to push quite hard.
When you leave, can you give the keys to Roisin or lock up and put the keys through the mailbox. Can you also leave the local tax amount in euros in an envelope - 0.40euro per person per night ( not children under 12).
Have a great time
No large groups. No parties. Smoking allowed in garden.
1 Full bath
1 Half bath
Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
R 1 882 / stay
Local tax - per person per night exc under 16s:
R 0 / stay
R 941 / stay
About the neighbourhood
The village of Saissac is an old Cathar village in which are the ruins of a Cathar chateau. In the summer we get a fair number of visitors. The village is fairly well serviced. There is a boulangerie , 2 grocers as well as a chemist, and hairdressers. There are two great walks. One takes you round the parcours sportif et biologique . turn left out of the house, take the 1st right (Rue de Lilas) and walk along the Promenade to the parc signposted on the left. For the other walk, turn right at the Boulangerie and right at the road called The Cascades - at the end of the walk you will be at the viewpoint next to the house.
Restaurants There are quite a number of restaurants around ranging in price from the lunch time rustic variety of approx 14 euros for 3 courses to the very smart Michelin starred establishments. Apart from the ones in Saissac (Hotel Montaignoir, Le Pause cafe, Pizza place and La Farge (don't go to the latter), there are many and various restaurants - Entre 2 in Saint Denis, La Framboisier in Carcassonne are our favourites - look in our restaurant book for further suggestions.
How to get there
Airport: carcassonne: 25.0 km
Railway: carcassonne: 25.0 km
If flying, then you will probably go Ryanair to Carcassonne (or Easyjet/BA/Air France to Toulouse). Driving from Carcassonne airport you exit the airport at the end of the car park and are immediately onto a roundabout. Take the third exit, and at the next roundabout, take the third exit signposted to Mazamet/toutes directions. Continue on this for about a mile until you come to another roundabout with an E Leclerc hypermarket on the left. At this roundabout, take the third exit (the N113). You drive through Pezens and then turn right at a roundabout onto D629 to Saissac. When you reach Saissac look out for the Boulangerie - we are 4 houses up from there - number 7. There is free parking a little further up the hill and in other locations
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 80.0 km.