3 bedroom house with south facing roof terrace.
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An absolute gem!
This is one of the loveliest holiday homes we've ever stayed in. The house is spacious, tastefully decorated, with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The terrace is wonderful, the two kitchens are well equipped and the bedrooms are charming. The location is perfect too. The village has a supermarket, a butchers and one of the best boulangeries we've ever visited (try the Redortais bread - it's delicious!) The Canal du Midi is a two-minute walk from the front door and there's a lovely local restaurant just by the canal. There is so much to do in the local area as well - we only managed to do a fraction of what was on offer in the week we spent there. If you like to be active you can walk or cycle along the Canal du Midi, with cycle hire available locally. Head five minutes down the road to Puicheric and you can hire a canoe to go down the River Aude. The lake in Homps is lovely too, where you can swim, cycle or hire a canoe. Our sons especially loved O2Adventure, just south of Carcassonne, where we spent an afternoon on high ropes and zip wires. There are plenty of historic sites too - Carcassonne of course, plus plenty of castles, abbeys, caves and other sites of interest. Narbonne was a fantastic day out too - many thanks to Nancy for the suggestion! - with bags of Roman history alongside pretty streets to wander down. On pretty much any day of the week there is a market somewhere nearby, and Emile has very helpfully left a folder at the gite with plenty of information about this and other attractions. Finally, if wandering through pretty villages and stopping at local cafes is your thing then you can happily do this the whole week without straying far. This house was a truly wonderful find and we can't wait to return.
This is a lovely house. The roof terrace and summer kitchen is just perfect.
The house is a cool stone cottage with endless homely touches. It really feels like you are borrowing a family home. It is cool and peaceful on the ground floor opening onto the lane way which is very quiet but puts you in touch with the passing life of this little corner of the old village. The bedrooms are all on the first floor and are a good size and nicely decorated and furnished. The third floor summer kitchen is a lovely touch and the roof terrace that opens off makes the house. The advertising shows a large parasol which was not there in our stay (mid May) but would be essential in high season. The house is specified as sleeping 6/7 but the bathrooms would make this quite challenging. Neither of the shower rooms really works. Hot water is plentiful but the fixtures are tired. We were just two so made the best of this but a larger party might struggle. The position of the house in the village and the area is perfect and everyone very friendly and welcoming. Would certainly visit again as so much to enjoy. Particular mention to Narbonne & Carcassonne although we especially enjoyed Lastours and Minerve.
Thank you for your positive review. We are happy you liked our house. It’s always good to hear our guesst enjoyed the house and the beautifull area so they enjoyed their holiday.
I am sorry to hear there was no shade on the roof terrace, because there are special sun sails as a shade available in the summer kitchen. It’s easier and more practical than a parasol.
We will take care everybody knows in the future, so thank you for your remarks. The house is an old one, and the bathrooms are a later addition and are not very big, we are planning to optimize them in the near future.
We hope to welcome you again.
Great stay in the South of France
From the start we felt immediately at home. The property was clean, and comfortable.
The roof terrace was especially nice. Great location and, as birdwatchers, we saw beautiful birds like the hoopoo and swarms of bee eaters (side note: we read a review before leaving saying the furniture was worn out, but the owners renewed it recently).
Incidentally, we left the key of the house inside and had to call the owner. He answered immediately and we had quick access again to the house. Great service!
All in all, great area, especially if you love nature, french villages and great food (we recommend the restaurant in Aigne and one in Lagrasse!).
Comfortable house in La Redorte
We enjoyed 3 weeks in January in La Redorte while helping a friend renovate his flat nearby. The house was a convenient base, with excellent facilities, including a wood burning stove which kept us cosy when we encountered some unexpected snow on arrival! La Redorte is well-placed for exploring the Canal du Midi and villages surrounding Carcassonne and Narbonne, where there are lots of vineyards in evidence. We would highly recommend the cottage - which has the added advantage of the handy roof terrace to relax and recuperate after a busy day.
A lovely week
We really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was very French, you always felt as though you were in France even as you climbed in and out of bed.
The roof terrace is in need of new furniture and will then be more reflective of the picture. Having said that the terrace makes the prperty into something special we spent most of our time when at home out there. The summer kitchem makes this a real possibility.
The stairs in the property are narrow and steep, be aware of that before booking, we did not find them a problem but some may.
I would heartily recommend this property for a quiet, romantic, french holiday.
Not practical, lots of stairs, small and quiet.
We stayed in this house for two weeks with our three kids (17, 15 and 13 years old). First of all La Redorte isn't the place to be with children of this âge, it is too quiet. Fortunately there is an excellent swimming pool in Peyriac.
The house is small and we were a little disappointed. No television reception, no outiside light on the terrasse, no microwave in the upstairs kitchen. Only one tiny WC and shower as the bigger shower and toilet are with a Sanibroyeur which disfunctionned a lot. It's a nice house for visiting the region but not for us as we spend a lot of time in the house reading, playing games, sunbathing and bbq-ing !
Thank you for your comments, we will use these comments to improve our holidayhome. It's always difficult with teenagers to have a holliday in the French villages. They are always quiet, even the French kids are complaining about it.
The tv reception has been recently changed by the BBC, we need a bigger disc now but sadly it's not possible with the wind in this area. We tried other solutions with streaming etc. but the internet in France , and specialy in the little villages , is not fast enough.
We hope you still have enjoyed your stay in our home and enjoyed the beautifull area we still love.
Ruth & Emile
The village has all the commerce and services you will need, ready at hand, to be able to maximize the enjoyment of your holiday: the boulangerie and butcher are just around the corner, but there is a also a supermarket, petrol station, post office, pharmacy, another butcher, a hairdresser, a newspaper agent, an antique store, two bars/cafes, 2 restaurants and, most important, a bank and a cash dispenser. There is a daily bus service to and from Carcassonne. And if you want going by car, Carcassonne and Narbonne is in reach within a 20/30 minutes drive.
Other Activities: Wine tasting