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Paradis des Papillons - Luxury Gite for 2 people

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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Paradis Des Papillons is a newly refurbished (June 2015) luxury gite near to Carcassonne and its airport but in a quiet and secluded hill top village with views to the Pyrenees and Black Mountains. The gite comprises a very large living room with comfortable sofa, coffee table and fireside chair and fully equipped luxury kitchen (dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge, microwave, hob and cooker). There is a stunning bathroom with walk in shower and heated towel rail, a double bedroom with plenty of storage space and outside there are two sunny terraces for dining and sunbathing, a charcoal BBQ and a large secluded garden and off road parking. British TV is provided via satellite and there is also a DVD player and wi-fi. There is electric central heating throughout and a wood burning stove for co...Paradis Des Papillons is a newly refurbished (June 2015) luxury gite near to Carcassonne and its airport but in a quiet and secluded hill top village with views to the Pyrenees and Black Mountains. The gite comprises a very large living room with comfortable sofa, coffee table and fireside chair and fully equipped luxury kitchen (dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge, microwave, hob and cooker). There is a stunning bathroom with walk in shower and heated towel rail, a double bedroom with plenty of storage space and outside there are two sunny terraces for dining and sunbathing, a charcoal BBQ and a large secluded garden and off road parking. British TV is provided via satellite and there is also a DVD player and wi-fi. There is electric central heating throughout and a wood burning stove for cosy evenings later in the year. A Welcome pack of fresh French bread, butter and local, organic eggs and bottle of wine produced in this area will be waiting for you on your arrival. We supply Luxury large towels and bathrobes, hairdryer and high quality bed linen, including vintage French linen sheets. There is a Gite handbook with information on what to see and where to eat in the area and a selection of novels, local guide books and DVDS for you to use. A baby cot and high chair are also available. We have bikes, with a lock, for you to explore the stunning surrounding countryside. The English owners live next door and are on-hand to assist guests. We can also help you in your search for your ideal property in this beautiful area and can arrange vineyard tours with opportunities to sample and buy the wonderful range of wines produced here. Paradis des Papillons is in an ancient hill top village with spectacular views of the Pyrenees and Black Mountains. Situated in the heart of the Malepere wine producing and the historic Cathar area, the gite is in a former vigneron's barn, tastefully renovated and ideal location for a peaceful and tranquil holiday. The principal tourist sites are all close by - Carcassone and the mediveal walled town La Cite and the Canal du Midi - both UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Limoux - the longest running carnival in the world and it's famous Blanquette - Castelnaudary - the capital of the regional dish Cassoulet - The Cathar castles especially the majestic Peyrepertus and Queribux - Natural Thermal Spas - Rennes les Bains and Ax Les Thermes - The High Valley of the Aude - Rennes Le Chateau and its legends - The historic town of Mirepoix with its magnificent medieval covered walkways and markets - Numerous walks and cultural activities all nearby - The Mediterranean beaches are 1.5 hours away and the ski stations of the Pyrenees are 1 hour away. Our preferred changeover day is Saturday but we can be flexible so please contact us to ask. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 815205844000More
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About the Owner
Susan /Andy G
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
Interaction with guests
We will be at Paradis des Papillons to meet you and show you around our property. We live next door and are on hand to answer any guest questions or suggest places to visit and things to do. Paradis des Papillons is entirely self-contained with its own secluded garden and off-road parking, so if guests prefer to remain totally private during their stay, then they can do so. We have provided a comprehensive guest manual in our gite with information to help guests make the most of their holiday with us.
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time here. We needed somewhere where we could just completely get away and chill but still be near somewhere for some entertainment and food. Enjoyed every minute. Thank you so muchMore

Date of stay: September 2018
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Sue G, VR Owner at Paradis des Papillons - Luxury Gite for 2 people, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review and 5* too! We are so glad you felt able to rest, relax and recharge your batteries at Paradis des Papillons. As you describe, we are in a beautiful rural environment but not far from all amenities -...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

So you want to visit the beautiful south of France? You need to just do it because it is fab-u-lous! Even better, the great news for you is that your mission to find an incredible gite in a brilliant location is over. You've found it...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Sue G, VR Owner at Paradis des Papillons - Luxury Gite for 2 people, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Wow! We are both humbled by this review. Of all our reviews, every one 5*, yours has really touched our hearts. Reading this makes all the effort we have put into providing our guests with a good experience worthwhile. Thank you for this review and...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a long weekend and can't wait to go back for a longer holiday ! Gite beautiful with everything you need in a peaceful and relaxing location but within easy access to Carcassonne and surroundings idyllic villagesMore

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Gill H
Sue G, VR Owner at Paradis des Papillons - Luxury Gite for 2 people, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

We are happy that you enjoyed a relaxing stay at Paradis des Papillons. You are quite right - a long weekend just isn't long enough to explore all this lovely region has to offer! We look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

Excellent location for peace and quiet yet so close to everywhere around Carcassonne. The gite can be used as a one or two bedroom layout dependant on your needs, the latter has one of the bedrooms with en-suite. It is fully equipped with everything you...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Mark H
Sue G, VR Owner at Paradis des Papillons - Luxury Gite for 2 people, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Paradis des Papillons and exploring all that our wonderful and unspoilt part of France has to offer. Plenty more wine Domaines, Restaurants and beautiful places to visit so we...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Paradis de Papillons. Sue and Andy are welcoming, helpful and provide first class accommodation. The gite has everything you require to enjoy your stay and the outside space, gardens and location are excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Val...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Sue G, VR Owner at Paradis des Papillons - Luxury Gite for 2 people, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you for your great review! We are happy you enjoyed a relaxing break at Paradis des Papillons. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the future. Sue and Andy

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighborhood
Our area is steeped in historical places to explore including:The historic city of Carcassonne (La Cite) which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, is 25 minutes away with its fantastic architecture including the world famous château, open air amphitheatre, cobbled streets and visitor attractions, lively bars, restaurants and shops. Carcassonne also has a beautiful man-made beach by a lakeside. The historic town of Fanjeaux, which is famous for its persecution of the Cathars in the thirteenth century, is 10 minutes away. Perched up high on the hillside with its narrow streets the village has a stunning view of the Montagne Noir, and the Pyrenees Mountains and a weekly Saturday morning organic market. The Canal du Midi, which is also a World He
Getting around
A car is highly recommended to make the most of your stay with us. We do have bicycles for guests to use.
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