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Gite des Cathares

Terrace in Couiza, South France
1 of 19Terrace in Couiza, South France
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Couiza, Aude, Occitanie
Couiza is a pretty village in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon and is ideal for an active or family holiday. Couiza itself has 2 restaurants, 2 patisseries, a local shop, cafe and bar and is a short walk from markets, river swimming and beautiful landscapes. Gite des Cathares is well-equipped, beautifully decorated gite with a door opening onto the terrace. (This page describes the ground floor, there is also a 1st floor apartment which sleeps 6 and has a double and twin room). Please see our website for more information.

3 apartments; 2 sleep 4, 1 sleeps 6. Property can be rented as 1 unit. The ground floor apartment has air conditioning in the bedroom and the top floor apartment has a wood burner.

4km from Gite des Cathares is Rennes-le-Chateau, former home of the famous priest Sauniere and said to contain buried treasure. Several...
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Listing #HL30812
About the Owner
David W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:77%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2007
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Really enjoyed our stay in this lovely, well-equipped Gite. It's very spacious and has a pleasant terrace, overlooking the river and ideal for warm summer evenings. Couiza is perfectly placed to explore the Cathar country, with its wonderful castles. It's also well placed for a...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We spent a week in the ground floor apartment. Thank you for a lovely family holiday. The apartment was much more spacious than we had envisaged from the photos and plan shown on the website. The welcome pack was a godsend as we had not...More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2013


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The holiday gite, Gite des Cathare in Couiza is hung with original art from 3 local artists and has a very well-equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, etc. and plenty of pots and pans. Bedding is included and towels are available for hire. Also included are ADSL Broadband Internet access, electricity, heating (with fans for the summer), tea and coffee and a final clean meaning the gite is lovely for the next holiday makers.

The spacious lounge has a sofa bed and comfortable chairs, with a door opening onto the terrace and the bedroom contains a king-sized bed and ample storage.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    1 Sofa
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Long term rentals available all year, for as little as €495 per month in winter (plus electricity but price includes all other bills and Wifi internet)

3 apartments; 2 sleep 4, 1 sleeps 6. Property can be rented as 1 unit (sleeps 14).

We offer excellent discounts for bookings of 2 weeks or more: 2 weeks 20%, 3 weeks 30%, 4-6 weeks 40%, 6-8 weeks 50% and 2+ months 55%.

We require a 25% deposit, with the balance due no less than 8 weeks prior to the arrival date. We accept payment in Pounds Sterling or Euros by cheque, PayPal or bank transfer.
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About the neighbourhood
Near to Couiza are the thermal spas of Alet les Bains and Rennes les Bains with outdoor swimming pools at a steady 30 degrees. There is river swimming in several spots up and down the river Salz, including one almost on our doorstep and another ten minutes walk away in a secluded spot. Locally, other water-sports include canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting and trout fishing (or tickling, if you prefer). There's pony-trekking on the local horses of the Camargue, golf and even a casino with piano bar, a dinosaur museum and a museum of hats, truly something for everyone!

East of Couiza is the forest of Arques and its swimming lake, to the West another two lakes, Montbel (pictured above), where you can wind-surf, canoe, kayak or hire pedalos and lake Puivert, which also has one of the...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Carcassonne: 34.0 km
Railway: Couiza: 0.5 km
The nearest airports to the holiday gite in Couiza are Carcassonne (34 km), Perpignan (60 km) and Toulouse (100 km), Montpellier (190 km) and Barcelona airport (270 km). There are regular flights to Carcassonne with RyanAir from London Stansted, Brussels, Dublin, East Midlands and Liverpool and flights to Perpignan from London Stansted, Birmingham, Southampton, Manchester, etc.

There is an aerobus service from Carcassonne which drops you at our door, or alternatively Couiza is on both a bus and train route. Couiza is between the towns of Quillan and Limoux and other nearby towns include Arques, Esperaza, Rennes-le-Chateau and Rennes le Bains. Please scroll down to visit the owner's website, which includes details of the local taxi service, aerobus and links to train timetables and a...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 60.0 km.
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