I stayed with Di and Fred in July 2011 for 2 nights. They were recommended to me by the owners of a B&B I stayed in at Limoux. I was so lucky to get the recommendation. The accommodation is excellent and wonderful value. Extremely new, modern, spotless and large by French standards. Di and Fred were great hosts, happy to have a chat and kindly offer me a glass of red and generally do everything they could to make my stay a good one. The place faces the Pyrenees and sits on a ridge so the views of the vines and the sunflowers with the mountains behind were beautiful. I can only imagine how good it will be when they put their pool in this winter. The little town they are in, Cailhau is cute but there isn't much there. However, they are an easy 15 minute drive to Limoux which has everything you would need. Cailhau is close to Carcassonne and it is actually easier to get to Cailhau than Limoux from Carcassonne. I nearly forgot to mention the wonderful breakfast. It was fresh, full of pastries, cereal, fruit, bread etc and Di was more than happy for me to take what ever I wanted to get me through my day's travels. If I am back in this area I will certainly hope they have a room for me again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Les Amandiers, a modern villa with a self-contained B & B wing. Situated in the 'circulade' village of Cailhau we are in the the wine growing area of the Aude, Languedoc Roussillon. The Aude department is famous for the Cathars and two World Heritage sites of the Canal du Midi and the medieval fortress city of Carcassonne. Positioned in a large plot, we have uninterrupted views over vineyards and fields of sunflowers towards the Pyrenees and Andorra ... more less