Les Jasmins

Routier, Aude
Self-catering


The little house for 3 of gracious country charm and soft comfort overlooks miles of vineyards; Cathar sites to visit, great wines to try…

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 3

The
Experience

Standing for the last 200 years in this tiny hamlet at the end of the road, the simple little house has been sympathetically restored by Patricia, who lives next door and provides a generous welcome basket. It is an excellent holiday house for four with a small enclosed garden on one side and a pretty terrace overlooking endless vineyards on the other. Inside, white walls and softly coloured furnishings give an atmosphere of gracious rustic charm. In the open-plan living space, there’s a good kitchen, plenty of light, a wood-burner in the traditional fireplace and simple furniture. Upstairs, two comfy bedrooms have good new bedding and country peace. You are in the historic Cathar area, a 12th-century sect of peace lovers whose persecution as heretics by the Catholic Church inspired legends, fiction and films. Their fortresses of Montségur, Peyrepertuse and Carcassonne are within an hour’s drive. Axat offers rafting and canoeing; you can go boating on the Canal du Midi; and don’t miss the wines. The famous sparkling ‘Blanquette de Limoux’ was first made by monks long before champagne. Remarkable value.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
Closed
27 October - 30 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Restaurants 8km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €70
Weekly price
from €485
Damage deposit
£100
1 House for 3
From €703 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Great base for exploring the medieval abbeys of Ste. Rieunette, St. Polycarpe, St. Hilaire, Lagrasse, and Alet-les-Bains, with a dash of Gregorian chant, Romanesque frescos and sculpture, and back country roads. The climb on foot from Alet-les-Bains up to St. Salvayre and its mysterious chapel overlooking the Pyrenees not to be missed. Or simply dine in the sunshine al fresco at nearby Domaine Gayda. or the bistros of Limoux or Mirepoix, or for a royal treat up the road in Couiza chez le Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse. Glorious!

Diana, Bennington

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Patricia Scott

  • Discover the medieval town of Carcassonne. Walk around the city walls and enjoy panoramic views or take a stroll in the cobbled streets and a break at one of the cafés or restaurants.
  • Visit one or more of the Cathar castles in this beautiful area. These remnants of a turbulent time in the history of this region are often situated in spectacular settings.
  • The Lac de la Caveyere is a delightful spot just outside the town of Carcassonne. The ideal place for a peaceful lakeside stroll at any time of year with beach areas for the summer months.
  • Limoux is the home of Blanquette de Limoux. This sparkling wine can be tasted in a number of cellars in and around Limoux. If you also visit the nearby abbey of Saint Hilaire you will hear the story of how its monks produced the first sparkling wine.
  • Local markets abound in small villages and larger towns. Limoux has a good general market on Friday mornings. The Monday market in the lovely medieval bastide town of Mirepoix is well worth a visit.