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exterior view of the holiday cottage
patio & bbq for long lazy lunches
gite inside
gite fully equiped kitchen area
gite master bedroom
gite twin room
gite landing
Shaded sitting area for cool drinks on warm evenings
view of the village of Cailhavel
fabulous autumn colours of the vines
A view towards the Pyrenees
Canal du Midi, a UNESCO world heritage site
The Cité of Carcassonne, a UNESCO world heritage site
Limoux Carnaval, the world's longest carnaval
Excellent wines from the Languedoc region on our doorstep
Tour de Magdalene at Rennes-le-Château
The Bassin at Castelnaudary, a UNESCO world heritage site
View of the Lauragais
Poterie Not, hand made pottery near Castelnaudary
Limoux market, one of many local markets selling fresh produce
Local produce is available at many local farms
Château Lastours
Lagrasse Abbey, one of the 'plus beaux villages de France'
Chalabre
Abbey de St.Papoul
Vines near Carcassonne
Grotto at Cabrespine
Tourist Train from Axat to Rivesaltes
Château de Puilaurens
Mural
snails
sunflowers
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie

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swerr
Kfar Saba, Israel
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect place to spend your vacation.”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We stayed 3 nights in Chez Grady. Very lovely place held by very friendly and welcoming people Debby and Steve. The apartment fitted and equiped so well that there is no things you can't find. Everything is shiny cleaned and in ideal order.
Village Caihavel is a pleasant place among the fields and meadows of French South. Close to Carcassone, Limoux, Mirepoix. We loved Chez Grady and I can recommend it to all as perfect place spend your vacation. My best regards to Debby and Steve.

Vladimir

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Liked best: Cleanness
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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spain
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect get away from it all rental.”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

The house has been renovated to a very hu¡igh standard. The owners are very welcoming and generous, on hand for any help you need but also give you your own space. Little touches like having the fire lit on arrival make all the difference and make it a place that we would return to. Perfect for a weekend away for some relaxation and fresh air, set in some beautiful countryside.

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Liked best: welcoming feel, spotlessly clean and beautiful setting.
Liked least: having to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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David W
Villemoustaussou, France
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53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Excellent place to stay”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 for a stay in November 2012

Lovely gite and wonderful host. Well presented cottage in quite village with lots of places to visit with easy reach. The Med and the pyrnees are about one and a quarter hours drive.

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HP_MT
Beijing, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful little peaceful village, beautiful countryside, and welcoming owners”
Reviewed October 13, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Just what we were looking for - a charming, renovated old stone house in a little village with easy access to Carcassonne and the surrounding countryside and towns. Very clean and cosy.

Debbie and Steve made the whole experience stress free from booking to arrival and departure, a lovely couple who have lived in the area for years and know it well. Ready to help with advice as needed and lots of information prepared in the gite on what to do and see in the area, where to eat, what markets to go to on what days etc.

Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Lovely location and Steve and Debbie were helpful, discreet, and made the stay stress free.
Liked least: No complaints
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chaise L
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1 review
“Could not have been better!”
Reviewed September 1, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We had such a great time in this gorgeous gite in a beautiful part of the world.. Cailhavel is a quiet village, pleasantly off the beaten track. Everything was within a shortish distance when we needed it. We were there with children and had a very relaxing time. We all enjoyed ourselves thanks, in a big way, to advise given by Debbie and Steve.
I could easily imagine us going back again and again and not outgrowing the place. If you stay there I hope you have as good a time as we did.

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Liked best: relaxing outside, drinking coffee
Liked least: I think I liked everything
Traveling group: Young Children
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Eog M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Would love to have stayed longer”
Reviewed August 27, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We were looking for somewhere: quiet, sunny, affordable and within distance of activities for our children (< 10 y.o). We certainly found what we were looking for. The house itself was lovely (as described by other reviewers). It was as much a pleasure to be inside it as it was to be sitting outside it. Debbie and Steve were great, they were happy to provide advice when asked.

The village of Cailhavel is a lovely haven of tranquility with easy access to all that we needed. I couldn't imagine not having a pleasant time at Chez Grady.

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Liked best: Feeling very relaxed
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Young Children
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Luke C
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb accommodation, fantastic location and faultless hosts.”
Reviewed July 31, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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If you visit this area you MUST stay here. The accommodation was excellent with every facility carefully selected and planned by the gite owners. The hosts who live next door obviously pride themselves on helping you have a first class experience. Vegetables from the garden were gifted by the hosts and the delivery of fresh breads from the local baker every morning added to this reviving break. The hosts were helpful when sharing thier extensive knowledge of the region and yet respectful and unobtrusive allowing us to relax and chill. Driving in the area was breath taking either passing field after field of vines and sunflowers or the rush of hairpin bends in the mountains - excellent fun.

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Liked best: Excellent BBQ with wood from the vines as fuel !
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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