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1 of 14The large living-room. The television receives UK stations. Many books, DVDs and cassettes
7 nights minimum
Chez Magali is for those who want convenience married to comfort. A holiday home, not just a holiday house. It is a recent restoration of an old property eight miles east of Carcassonne and 100 yards from the river Aude. It offers secure parking. It has two twin bedrooms and one double with en suite shower. One twin has a balcony looking towards the river. Outside, you have your dining patio and garden.
You approach the house by the lane which leads towards the river. Park your car behind the lockable gates and walk across the dining patio towards your front door. The patio is surrounded by shrubs and bushes, and the external dining table has overhead lighting. Next to your patio is the grassed garden for sitting out or for children's play. You enter the huge living room which covers al...Chez Magali is for those who want convenience married to comfort. A holiday home, not just a holiday house. It is a recent restoration of an old property eight miles east of Carcassonne and 100 yards from the river Aude. It offers secure parking. It has two twin bedrooms and one double with en suite shower. One twin has a balcony looking towards the river. Outside, you have your dining patio and garden.
You approach the house by the lane which leads towards the river. Park your car behind the lockable gates and walk across the dining patio towards your front door. The patio is surrounded by shrubs and bushes, and the external dining table has overhead lighting. Next to your patio is the grassed garden for sitting out or for children's play. You enter the huge living room which covers almost the entire floor area. The kitchen is well equipped and easy to use. The dining table under its chandelier is close by, making serving very straightforward. The living area has very comfortable seating, many books in English, the television, DVD player, cassette player with cassettes. Windows to the south and west look over the fields. All very relaxing with nice décor and attention to detail. There is a separate wc on the ground floor near the porch. The house has two washing-machines, a dish-washer and all the equipment necessary for easy living.
The house has wifi.
Easy stairs lead to the first floor. To your left is one twin bedroom and the double bedroom both facing south. The double bedroom has en suite shower and washbasin. The second twin bedroom faces towards the river. From it, a door leads out onto the balcony looking over the fields and the trees along the Aude. The bathroom has a bath with hand-shower and wash-basin. There is a separate wc on this floor also. You will like the décor and the ample room and wardrobe space in each bedroom.
Your shops, banks etc. and tourist office are two miles away in Trebes. It is easy to get to Super 'U', your nearest supermarket, while the huge 'Geant' is a little further on towards Carcassonne. You can take boat trips at Trebes along the Canal du Midi, or you can walk or cycle along the tow-path, very easy and relaxing. Casrcassonne is a 'must-see', Europe's largest medieval fortified city with plenty of interest and entertainment for adults and children. Carcassonne 'new town' has good shopping and sports facilities.
To your north is the Montagne Noire where there are spectacular caves to explore as well as lovely drives through high woodland. To the south are the Corbieres hills, wild country and yet so close to the sea. You are in Cathar country, the land of the 'heretical' sect eliminated in the thirteenth century. At every turn, you will find fortifications and castles from that period.
Access is easy by road and air. Carcassonne airport is about 10 miles away, and the autoroute access is just beyond Trebes (3 miles). From there it is a quick, easy drive round Narbonne to the little road which takes you down to Gruissan, Narbonne Plage and other coastal resorts. Our favourite is Peyriac de Mer with its lagoon and rare birds. Or you can get to Toulouse by autoroute for an interesting day out (60 miles).More
Look after the house and look after yourselves! We expect you to call our handyman if you find anything amiss in the house, dispose of your rubbish and bottles, not to move heavy furniture about and generally help our cleaner. This in return for our not asking for a damage deposit, preferring to rely on mutual trust.
We shall not be at Floure during your stay. Therefore we expect you to accept a certain degree of self-help and look after yourselves. For example, call our handyman if you find anything broken or not working, dispose of your rubbish and bottles in the municipal bins nearby, don't move heavy furniture about, and do what you can to help our cleaner. This is in return for our not operating a damage deposit, relying on mutual trust instead.
There is very little in the small village of Floure. However, it does contain the quite magnificent Hotel de Floure with its wonderful grounds and splendid interior and restaurant. You can dine there for that special celebration, or simply take a drink and explore the place. It used to be a Roman legionary base, later a monastery. Beyond Floure, you can drive up the nearest slopes of the Corbieres and enjoy a panoramic view of the entire plain. There is a military museum in Floure and, we are told, a naturist centre. We know nothing of the latter. You can get to the Canal du Midi at Marseillette, a couple of miles away. This is one of the more attractive stretches of the Canal, through open countryside. The lane by Chez Magali takes you down to the river Aude where there is a weir with an ...
You will need a car. The autoroute access is 3 kms away linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The bus service between Carcassonne and Floure is so rare as to make it unusable. Carcassonne railway station is on the one from Bordeaux to Narbonne. Carcassonne itself has a bypass north and south.