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“Relaxing stay in stylish gite”
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the property has its own small private courtyard
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double bedroom
double bedroom
single bedroom
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Carcassonne Lake
Canal du Midi
villlage cafe-bar; (temporarilly closed due to illness). Nearest bar now just 3km. away
kiddies play area and village church
Limoux town on carnival night. (see www.limoux.fr)
public swimming pool at Belveze just 3km. away (open in summer) (this pool is not on our property)
Carcassonne city. A lving city - never closed and not to be missed
lake Mont bel just 40 mins away. Great for swimming & walking
the town of Esperazza is only half an hour away and boasts an excellent dinosaur museum
the magic that is Carcassonne castle
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie

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Yy-one
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Relaxing stay in stylish gite”
Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed for a week in the two bedroom gite - l'Ancienne Forge. We were made very welcome by our hosts Geoff and Lin, who have good knowledge of the local area and were able to suggest things to do and places to see. They also prepared a dinner for us, including local wines, that was excellent.
The accommodation was in the old forge which they have renovated, and which has all mod cons, very comfortable, and stylishly decorated.
The village is small but friendly, has a Boulanger that bakes the best croissants and baguettes every day (exceptThursday). Unfortunately the only restaurant/bar in the village was closed during our stay due to illness, but there are many options in nearby villages and towns.
A car is a must.
We have no hesitation in recommending this gite for a relaxing stay in the French countryside,
Tim & Linda
Adelaide, South Australia

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Sheila J
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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“French Village Living in Style”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

We booked L'ancienne Forge for one month to return to an area where we had stayed before. It was easier to choose a place to stay this time as we knew the surrounding countryside quite well and wanted to catch up with friends we had made on previous visits. However, we were amazed by the standard of the accommodation we chose and the facilities on offer. The property was very pretty, very French but with all the finishing touches that made it extra special - lots of books to read, music CDs to play, chic furnishings, garden table & chairs, cleaning materials provided, etc, etc. Additionally, the property was immaculate on arrival which unfortunately is not always the case when renting nowadays.
The property was originally a forge which was converted in a very imaginative way making optimum use of the space with the open-plan staircase show-casing the finished project.
Our hosts owned the Chambre D'Hote close-by and we took the opportunity to dine there more than once during our stay. The food, wine and hospitality were all outstanding at a very reasonable price. They were also very helpful about suggesting places to visit and had a good insight into the local way of life, its history and traditions.
The village of Alaigne has its own bakery, a wonderful church, an art gallery and a bar which offers food in the evening. During our stay we felt very 'included' in the village way of life and were close enough to enjoy a wide range of attractions in the area. Another added benefit is that the property is only half an hour from Carcassonne Airport - what more could we want?

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Liked best: The overall standard of the property
Liked least: The entrance to the property straightt into the Lounge
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Bill H
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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“Perfect retreat in a friendly village”
Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

We have enjoyed several stays at this beautiful gite, and that says it all. Lovely old property which has been beautifully renovated, with lots of character, but all modern comforts. We hope to stay again this year. Note that the television does not receive UK broadcasts, if that is important to you (but you are in La Belle France).

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Liked best: Besides the property, it was the owners and the friendly villagers
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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