view of Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc

the river apartment

Entrance to the River ApartmentRiver apartment riverbank

Best dining roomBest living room of gite, Aude

/Bedroom en-suitePhoto of the best river

BathroomBest Bathroom

One bedroom, luxury apartment with three reception rooms, private south facing garden and dining terrace overlooking the river (sleeps two).
This is a non-smoking property.

“the river apartment” is set in a beautiful, tranquil valley, with beautiful views out of the living room out onto the river/rockpool. If you’re looking for a quiet retreat, together with unspoilt countryside, this is the location for you.

This luxury one bedroom apartment, located on the ground floor has been converted sympathetically from an old stone barn into a beautiful home, featuring stunning views out to the river, with it’s waterfall and rockpool. You have your own private south-facing garden, with views out over the vineyards to the Corbières hills. There is also a dining terrace and a courtyard garden to the rear, with views of the river.

The apartment has been restored, using only the finest materials and built to the highest standards. Underfloor heating and a wood burning stove keep you snug in the winter and thick walls combined with double glazing to keep you cool in the summer. Hot water is produced through our environmentally friendly solar panels. There are french doors from the living room out onto a small balcony, with table and chairs and steps leading down to the river. There are french doors from the bedroom to a balcony, overlooking the river and from the dining room, down some steps to the dining terrace. Further down some rock steps is the courtyard garden.

The kitchen is fully equipped with quality appliances, including a microwave and dishwasher. Washing facilities are available in the laundry room. The bathroom includes a bath and a separate walk-in shower and is finished in beautiful marble tiles. A hairdryer and sets of towels are provided, including beach towels. A small welcome pack is provided in the fridge, including a welcome gift.

The living room, with elegant period furniture mixed with contemporary, has a television, featuring all the main British channels, including radio stations, together with a selection of dvd’s, also a stereo with cd’s. The biblioteque features many interesting books and magazines. You also have the dining room with french doors out to the rear dining terrace/barbecue and the music room, with access out to the garden, across the courtyard.

The south-facing garden is well-stocked with plants and has two parasol trees and a walnut tree, so you can gather the sun in the sun loungers or sit and read a book in the shade. The private garden has uninterrupted views through the vineyards to the Corbières hills. An outside-dedicated parking space is provided. To the side of the property is the (shared) river garden, with stone steps leading down to the river/rockpool.

Car Park

The best kitchen of the River apartmentBest bedroom - River apartment

Orange at Holiday CorbieresRockpool fish

There are also local lakes and rockpools for swimming/picnicking, within just a few minutes’ drive. Fresh bread is delivered in the morning, six-day’s a week. The local village of Servies en Val, with it’s medieval château, is only a ten minute walk and has a bar/restaurant, post office, tabac, boulangerie, grocery store, cash machine, wine cellar, hairdresser’s, doctor’s/pharmacy and a garage, also selling petrol. The medieval village of Lagrasse, a fifteen-minute drive away has numerous cafés and restaurants. The property is in the heart of the “Cathar” country and many castles are to be found locally.