From the entrance lobby at the main door two stairs lead down to the newly-refurbished shower room/WC. Upstairs the first floor has two double bedrooms (one with an additional single bed) and an additional shower/WC. Also on the first floor, the kitchen/diner/lounge includes two large settees, a breakfast bar with four high stools (please bear this in mind if you have younger children), oven and hob, microwave, and a dishwasher. There is a wood-burning stove in the lounge for the winter months and electric panel radiators are throughout the other living areas and staircase. The washing machine is in the utility room in the cellar and the private garage can also be accessed via the cellar. The opening to the garage is 174cm tall and 222cm wide - this is large enough for most cars such as Vauxhall Meriva, Mazda 6, Peugeot 308, Ford Focus, but not for particularly tall cars like SUVs. The garage is 560cm long, so long enough for most cars. There is free parking available in the street and in other very nearby streets.
Free wi-fi, (high definition) Satellite TV, and Playstation 3 with a selection of games and Blu ray movies.
Carcassonne, in South West France, is easily accessible via its own airport with Ryanair flights to London Stansted, Glasgow Prestwick, Liverpool, East Midlands and Bournemouth airport in the UK, Porto in Spain, Dublin and Cork in Ireland, Brussels in Belgium, and Billund in Denmark. Toulouse, Perpignan and Beziers Airports are all a little over an hour away by car with flights to many other European locations.
Carcassonne is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France, with its dramatic medieval Cité (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997). Walk along the castle ramparts to get fantastic views of Carcassonne and the surrounding countryside, or visit the Castle itself or the historic Cathedral, dating back to the 11th Century. Numerous excellent restaurants and independent high quality shops are within the walls of the medieval Cité, which are a few minutes walk from the house. Two Michelin-starred restaurants are within 400 metres of the house, one of which is in the Cité itself, the other (two-starred) a few minutes walk along the road.
For those with a car, historic local villages such as Villemoustaussou and Pennautier are within 15 minutes drive. Slightly further away (about 40 minutes) is Narbonne, and a little over an hour away are Toulouse, Beziers, and Perpignan. Alternatively why not take a train to some of these larger cities, or to the seaside resort of Sete, with its long beachfront.