”Le Vigneron” is a truly charming old grovers house, where a genuine atmosphere of harmony and simplicity offers you a real feeling of ”la France douce”.
The house has a beautiful flowering garden offering you a magnificent view the Pyrenees.
"le Vigneron" is situated on the border of the village with a beautiful garden offering you a magnificient vue over hilly wine- and sunflowerfields and the beginning of the Pyrenees.
The house has been piety renovated to keep its ancient charm with old sandstone walls, tiled or polished wodden floors and exposed timber beams. Here a mixture of old and new things are chosen with taste and care to create an inspiring environment.
For you who appreciate the calm of the genuin french countryside away from the highroads, this is an excellent place for just relaxing in between discovering a most interesting historic area in the middle of the Catar country.
Villelongeu d´Aude is a small typical medivial village with its church on the hilltop and surronded by narrow paths. By the church, there is a small market place with a little cafe, in summertime open in the evenings. The village is famous in the region for their popular sundaymarkets selling products from the region and where you can enjoy apretif with concert and ”repas convivial”.
There are several winecaves in the village with excellent white chardonnay-wines and the speciality of the region; Blanquette de Limoux, a sparkling white wine of champagne-type.
A bakers car brings frech bread and croissantes to your door every day. There are also cars with meat, fish and grocery passing on a special day.
The nice little town of Limoux is in only 10 min. drive where you find all sort of shops. Several villages around have their special market-days each week, where you find vegetables, fruits, cheese, wine and all sort of specialities from the region.
Groundfloor: A large open livingroom with a large dining table in the middle, a big fireplace, a canape and a fully equipped kitchen (Gas-cooker with electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator.)
With a special entrance from the courtyard there is a washingroom with shower, toilette and a washing machine.
First floor: Three bedrooms; 1 with double-bed, 1 with 2 single beds that can also be made to a double bed. 1 with 2 single-beds. A big bathroom with window and a toilet.
To the left - attached to the house, but completely independent - I have a studio, with its own terrasse etc. By periods in summertime I spend some time there.
When I am not present a neigbour women is taking care of the house, and will be to your help.
In front of the house there is a beautiful richly flowering garden. From your sunchairs under the olivtree you can enjoy the wide and magnificiant view with at the horizon the Corbiers montains and the beginning of the Pyrenees.
Althoug you are away from the highroads in a quiet and unspoilt surrounding, you are in the middle of a fascinating area offering you a numerous of places to discover; as the the Catar- castles among the most famous is the walled City of Carcassonne, Andorra, prehistoric caves in the Pyrenées, Canal du Midi, warm springs .......
The region offers a most varios nature with the Mediterranean beaches and the high mountains of the Pyrenees in easy reach. And also plaines, rivers and woods where you can find activities for all tastes; cycling, horse-riding, tennis, rafting, carting and numerous paths for hiking.
In the house you will find all sort of information about the region, interesting places to visit and cultural events .