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Bastide Bellegarde is a country style villa in the south of France with a private pool and 7000 m2 of private land with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and the Pyrenees mountains.The spacious interior of this property is newly decorated in an elegant, contemporary and natural style. There is a large living area with an integrated kitchen and a modern dining room with views of the garden and vineyards. The house is set over 2 floors, with 2 bedrooms on the ground floor that include en-suite bathrooms and walk-in showers, and 4 bedrooms on the 1st floor. The bedrooms are spacious with views across the countryside, vineyards and Pyrenees mountains.Bastide Bellegarde is surrounded by vineyards and fields in a secluded, quiet location. The 7000 m2 grounds are beautiful, with lawn and trees overlooking the mountains and vineyards.
The terrace is 50 m2 with furniture and deck chairs for up to 12 adults and 6 children. The large 10x5 Pool is fenced and has natural shade.Bastide Bellegarde is situated in the heart of the Cathare country, 30km south of Carcassonne, 100km from Toulouse and 100km from the Mediterranean coast. The nearest village is Belveze-du-Razes (3 km). Guests can enjoy golf at Domaine d'Auriac in Carcassonne, and skiing at Mont d'Olmes, which is 50km away.
The nearest railway station is Limoux.
The nearest airport is in Carcassonne (CCF) (25km). Alternatively, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS) is 93km away.
The Aude boasts two UNESCO listed landmarks: the fortified city of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi. The Aude is also home to a 100 km section of the Canal du Midi, which has an impressive 235km length in total.
Guests can enjoy exceptional architecture in the local area, with several medieval castles in Cathar Country. Catharism was a religious dissident sect developed in 13th century Languedoc. It was fought against in the Albigensian Crusade (1209) and eradicated in the 14th century, but castles such as those in Peyrepertuse, Queribus and Villerouge still exist.
Hire a boat and enjoy a slow journey down the Canal du Midi to the local town. The greenery provides a beautiful backdrop to the birds and wildlife.
The Languedoc is one of Franceâ€™s sunniest areas, with fine sandy beaches and seaside resorts including: Narbonne-Plage, La Palme and Port La Nouvelle.
Of the 3,000km of designated hiking paths in the Aude, the 200km Cathar Trail, which runs from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees, is highly recommended. Discover a wide variety of landscapes with a number of medieval castles appearing along the way.
The Carcassonne Festival, held each summer, brings together over 100 performances, including opera, dance, theatre and music, most of which you can watch free of charge. For music lovers, Fugue en Aude Romane spans two weeks in July and involves a series of concerts held in abbeys.
The coastline of Narbonne is one of the best windsurfing spots in the world, and offers excellent conditions for kite surfers and kite flying.
One of the largest local markets is in Carcassonne, held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at Place Carnot in the town centre. Castelnaudary has a food market on Monday morning and the market at Lezignan-Corbieres takes place in the centre of the commune on Wednesday mornings. Visit Limoux on a Friday for more fresh local produce.
Pro tip: look out for the â€˜Pays Cathareâ€™ quality mark, which identifies a range of quality products and services offered by local people in the Aude.The house comprises 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite), a large double living-room and dining room and spacious kitchen.On the ground floor there are two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and their own terrace. There is an open kitchen with a traditional six hotplates range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, and an American fridge serving crushed ice and water. The lounge area is spacious with satellite flat screen TV, sound system, free wi-fi and comfortable seating. The dining room is modern with views across the garden. The terrace is accessible via 3 double doors. The first floor offers two large double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms (which can be converted into large double bedrooms), one en-suite bathroom and one bathroom with contemporary standing bath and walk-in shower. Views across the country, vineyards and mountains from all the bedrooms.Facilities include: internet access, private outdoor pool, air conditioning, TV, DVD player, satellite TV and WiFi.FacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessAir conditioningWi-FiIdeal for celebrations / Party houseGround floor bed & bathChild-safe PoolIndoor gamesCable TVDVDHeatingRecommendedThe nearest railway station is Limoux.
The nearest airport is at Carcassonne (CCF) (25km). Alternatively, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS) is 93km away.The nearest railway station is Limoux.
The nearest airport is at Carcassonne (CCF) (25km). Alternatively, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS) is 93km away.ExtrasMaid service available (at extra cost)Babysitting service available (at extra cost)