Carcassonne is a good spot to be based near for a long term rental in the South of France. Not only do you have one of France's most prominent tourist sites on your doorstep, but you are also blessed with picturesque scenary, the Minervois wine region (one of the best in the South of france) and the Canal du Midi - the quintessential picture of the slow South of France way of life. Also the large city of Toulouse, with its international airport is just 45 minutes down the road. Carcassonne itself has its own airport - serviced mainly by low-cost flights from the UK and Scandanavia. It can get a bit windy in the winter months - check out the number of windmills - but it is not as bad as some areas.
It is the huge scale of Carcassonne's citadel that first takes your breath away. It is absolutely huge, it has 31 towers, an amphitheatre, hotel and a full medieval town inside its fortified walls. You enter the citadel through the main Port Narbonnaise (the entrance nearest the car park) and cross over the now grassy moat. As you follow the road ahead up past all the souvenier shops just shut your eyes. It really doesn''t do Carcassonne any favours to allow the shops to sell plastic suits of armour and baseball caps with jousting rods protuding out of them - but hey-ho. At the end of the road you will come to the Chateau Comtal, where Count Trencavel made his last stand against Simon de Montforts forces in 1209.
Carcassonne long term lets, France
We have quite a number of long terms lets in and around Carcassonne and it has proved to be a popular place to rent in the last couple of years. We have moved the majority of our long term rentals onto a new dedicated website (www.longtermrentalsinfrance.com). Here is a selection of the long term let properties:
This long term let Carcassonne is a beautiful rustic farmhouse in the heart of the Montagne Noire and Cathar country in-between Carcassonne and Mazamet. Relax completely in an extravagantly but sensitively restored farmhouse, set in 2 acres of your own private gardens and woodland. 3 double bedrooms sleeps 6-8. There are two large double bedrooms, one of which has an additional double sofa bed. The third bedroom has two single beds suitable for adults or children. The lounge has plenty of comfortable armchairs and sofas for all to sit around and relax on. There is a DVD player with a stock of films and a stereo. Large log burner and plenty of logs should you need them.
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This house rental in France is a large independent gite with gardens, ideal for those looking for outdoor activities and adventure for both adults and children. Apart from a wide range of local sports, the house comes with a large games room, including a full size pool table and an option to hire mountain bikes to explore the local mountain trails. The house is situated in a quiet village, surrounded by mountains, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The area is full of historical and cultural interest being at the heart of the Cathar region with its magnificent castles. White water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, cycling, caving, horse riding, wild swimming, walking, mountain biking and skiing are just some of the popular activities available locally. There is a swimming lake just 15 minutes’ drive away from the house with a sandy beach, small bar and restaurant. There are also opportunities for wild swimming in high mountain lakes and rivers. The nearest shops and restaurants are just 5 minutes away.
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This long term furnished property in France is situated in the large village of Olonzac and is in a narrow dog leg type road unused by any traffic as such. There are only about five other properties in the road, two of which are seldom used. The gite is compact but very light and airy and has only recently been fully renovated and painted. The accommodation comprises of a downstairs sitting room with a corner kitchen including newlyfitted units, oven, fridge, hob and microwave. There is a satelite dish already installed and English TV is available with the tv if you have a decoder box.