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Maison du Château - magical location at foot of castle in Labyrinth country

Ashley Seager

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Ashley Seager

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Maison du Château - magical location at foot of castle in Labyrinth country

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Carcassonne City House Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious, Spacious House With Garden and Pool By Castle

Maison du Château is a superbly renovated and extremely spacious 4 bedroom property in a world class location, nestled at the very foot of Carcassonne castle. The views from the house of the floodlit castle at night are simply breathtaking and the house sits on a quiet street in the ancient district of La Barbacane, just two minutes' walk via a secret stairway to the Port D'Aude entrance to the castle.

The Castle itself is the one of the world's most striking medieval fortified cities, housing a basilica, outdoor theatre, shops, restaurants with superb and varied local cuisine, as well as fantastic original battlements to explore.

All bedrooms are luxurious appointed with generous en-suite facilities (3 have minimalist wet-rooms), the large lounge has a huge L-shaped contemporary sofa and 55 inch TV with blu-ray player and powerful hifi giving amazing home cinema experience. The large kitchen, and adjoining dining area, is extremely well equipped and offers every modern convenience.

The house extends over three floors. The ground floor has a garage and entrance hall at the front, a huge dining room with exposed stone walls and adjacent kitchen to the rear, both of which open onto the garden and pool. The first floor has a large living room at the rear, again with exposed stone walls and access to a covered roof terrace with views of the castle, then two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms at the front of the house. The top floor has two very large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, the rear one of which has unrivalled views of the castle.

All our guests have thoroughly enjoyed staying in the house, please take a read of our reviews which have been excellent! For dining at the house there is the elegant indoor dining room with wood-burning stove, and outdoor area with French shingle and pretty Olive trees, or the large balcony with breathtaking views of the Castle towering above.

The house also has 2 powerful wood-burning stoves, which allows guests to stay any time of year, with many of our winter guests combining a cultural trip to historic Carcassonne with skiing in the nearby Pyrenees mountains.

The house and gardens boast a host of unique features including an outstanding internal medieval well (in the kitchen itself) and stone walls dating from the Romans which run along the back of the garden.

The nearby castle plays host to year-round festivals and world-class live music (this summer's festivals included concerts by Elton John, The Arctic Monkeys etc). Outside of the historic city, the Bastide St Louis -- a grid of shops, historic buildings, and the Place Carnot marketplace, with its Saturday market and outdoor cafes -- is just a short walk across the beautiful Pont Vieux.

Fantastic scenery nearby with swimming lake on edge of town and Mediterranean beaches 45 minutes drive away. The French countywide around Carcassonne is superb, with rolling hills, historic hilltop villages with historic churches and abbeys.

This is an ideal location for an extremely relaxing family holiday. In addition, Carcasssonne offers a huge variety of day trips within 30 minutes drive, such as the wonderful villages of Mirepoix, Minerve and Lagrasse which are internationally acclaimed for their history and beauty.

The house is easily spacious enough to accommodate two small families, with two super-King beds and two double beds, and space in the lounge for extra people to sleep on the sofa bed. There are also extra occasional beds available.

The local streets are the setting for the current Channel 4 series Labyrinth, based on the celebrated novel by Kate Mosse.

Special note: secure bookings via the website. Half the rent is due up front to secure a booking and the other half, along with a €400 refundable damage deposit, is due a month before you go. Prices are fully inclusive of all linen, towels and local taxes.

Higher price for Bastille Day week in Carcassonne, with incredible world-renowned fireworks display over the Castle.

PLEASE NOTE -- The adjacent property (on holidaylettings.co.uk REF 371733), which is under separate ownership, sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms, so for larger parties (like weddings etc) it may be possible to book both properties together. Please contact either owner to discuss.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Ashley Seager (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Ashley Seager

I purchased this property with a friend to enjoy as a holiday home and to rent out. We just fell in love with the location as it's right at the foot of Carcassonne Castle, and the view of the house by day and night (when it is floodlit) are spectacular.

Ashley Seager purchased this house in 2011

Why Ashley Seager chose Carcassonne City

We love the fact the house is on a peaceful road but very near a really lively area with lots of superb restaurants and bars. The nearby countryside is, in my opinion, some of the very best in France and extremely varied. And the sun shines so bright and all day long in this region, at least it seems that way!

What makes this house unique

Very comfortable, luxurious house. Swimming in nearby lake (car journey) is exquisite, and the Mediterranean coast is only 50 minutes drive away. In Winter, excellent quality Skiing is available Approx one hour drive away.

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Maison du Château - magical location at foot of castle in Labyrinth country
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Stunning property great location

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant house for a large party of people, so much space both indoors and outdoors which is unusual in this setting. The garden was perfect for sunbathing and dining with shaded areas if you wanted it. We didn't use the pool as it was to early in the season, but in the summer it would be wonderful. The house creates a feeling of calmness and seclusion while being accessible to all Carcassonne has to offer. The immediate area has local shops for daily bread etc and several Good restaurants. La Cite is within short walking distance with restaurants to suit all tastes. A 15min walk takes you over the bridge to Carcassonne old town with good restaurants and small boutique shops. The house has been well planned and provides everything needed in a holiday home plus extras. The views of the Castle morning and evening are spectacular and the house has been designed to get the best of these. The owners although we did not actually meet we're wonderful when air traffic controllers took strike action, and responded to our situation with overwhelming kindness. The house would be excellent to stay in throughout the year and I will most certainly use the property again when holidaying in Carcassonne. We have stayed in homes in various destinations and this one is one of the best. I have already recommended the property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Casa fantastica y my equipada

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos del 29 de diciembre al 2 de enero. pasamos fantástico fin de año 3 familias con niños. La casa es muy grande, muy limpia y superequipada. Tiene 4 dormitorios completos, 2 muy grandes y cada uno con su baño. además hay dos baños más. la cocina, el sueño de mu mujer: muy grande y superequipada. A pesar de que estuvimos 12 personas, en ningún momento estuvimos incómodos ni apretados. Además es fantástico porque hay ambiente de niños y de adultos. En cuanto a la ubicación, a 5 minutos del centro del castillo caminando. Tiene garaje pero se aparca perfecto en la calle. A propósito, a pesar de que en la calle estábamos a -5 grados, no pasamos nada de frio en la casa y con las chimeneas/estufas de leña que hay en cada salón, una sensación genial. Nos lo pasamos tan bién y estuvimos tan a gusto que ya hemos prereservado para el año que viene. Simplemente fantástico.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

An absolute slice of fairytale heaven

  • 5 of 5

A returning visitor to Carcassonne I cannot believe I had'nt stumbled upon this gem of house before. A beautiful townhouse in a prime location yet completely private and not overlooked at all. A true 'home from home' we did not want to leave! The house is stunning, has more than everything you need to enjoy the perfect holiday. The pool is fantastic, a little oasis of calm, the patio area has immense chill factor, lots of fabulous lanterns to light a starry evening. There is even an original 'well' in the kitchen, a fantastic feature.The house is at the foot of 'le cite', perfect for daytime exploring and evening dining! We had a truly memorable stay and would recommend this house to everyone, the master bedroom knocks spots off the best suite in a 'hotel du vin'! In our dreams we would stay here every year, I would upsticks and live in this house tomorrow!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Ideal location. Beautiful house. Spotless and v we

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location. Beautiful house. Loads of room. More than big enough for a group of ten. Spotless and v well equipped. Even better than expected from the pics! Didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Spacious, high quality accomodation and great loca

  • 5 of 5

Maison du Chateau was a very very positive surprise, so much space, super facilities and interior, clean and at a prime location! We were 4 couples and having our own bathrooms was just perfect. We used the covered terrasse a lot, as the weather was nice and warm. And it was just perfect that a bit of coffes beans, teabags, oil etc were there when we arrived, it makes the start of the holiday much easier.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great house, fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic week was spent at Castle House with our friends after a week of cycling the Canal Du Midi. Eight of us enjoyed the beautiful house in the ideal location for enjoying the old city views while lazing on the terrace, drinking the local wine. We travelled from Australia, New Zealand, UK and Holland to meet and enjoy Carcassonne. Castle house provided everything we could want for a wonderful holiday. It is ideally located for the old city and a short walk across the Pont Vieux gets you in to the town where there are a good variety of restaurants and shops. There are also good restaurants very close and small shops providing most of your daily needs.

The house itself provides all the mod cons with lovely furniture and linen and very comfortable and practical. A bathroom in every room was great and quality linen is a lovely touch.

The owners are very helpful and informative, always willing to answer questions and give directions.

I will be recommending this house to my family and friends & would definitely return if in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A61
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lake
Car: not necessary

Unique location at the very foot of Carcassonne Castle, Europe's largest Castle and a celebrated Unesco World Heritage site, immortalised in Kate Mosse's Labyrinth. Set on a quiet, medieval street the house is adjacent to the house Kate Mosse has in Carcassonne. It is just a few minutes walk away from a huge array of cafes, bars and restaurants set within the Castle walls. Just a 15 minute drive from the house are lovely lakes with first-class beaches for swimming and water sports activities. Carcassonne also offers a huge variety of day trips within a 30 minute drive, such as the wonderful villages of Mirepoix, Minerve and Lagrasse which are internationally acclaimed for their history and beauty.

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Rates & Availability

From €214 Per night

Carcassonne City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late spring 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,600
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Bastille week 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,350
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 18 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,800
 
 
Autumn 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 23 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
Winter 2015/16
Oct 24 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Xmas 2015/16
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 9 2016 - Mar 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Early Spring 2016
Mar 26 2016 - Apr 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
€1,700
 
 
Late spring 2016
Apr 30 2016 - Jun 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
€3,300
 
 
Bastille week 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Jul 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
€3,800
 
 
Summer 2016
Jul 16 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
€3,300
 
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
€2,300
 
 
Winter 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Xmas/New Yr 2016/17
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €400.00
Notes Changeover day is flexible for most of the year but Saturday in July and August.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Carcassonne City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Newly refurbished house has four modern bathrooms with good showers throughout. There are also two separate loos, including one on the ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Huge bedroom with ensuite, facing castle at rear of house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , huge bedroom with living area and ensuite, front of house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Smaller bedrooom with ensuite, front of house
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Smaller bedroom with ensuite, front of house
  • Two very spacious bedrooms, two are huge. In addition, there are two smaller compact doubles. All bedrooms have excellent en-suite facilities: 3 have walk in wet rooms, the other a roll-top bath. All rooms are quiet because there is almost no traffic in the street
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Excellent location, super tourist sites in easy reach with some of the very best French countryside on your doorstep. The Castle is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is a short walk from the house. Plenty for children to do in the area, and they will love playing on the nearby Lake beaches which are a short 15 minute drive from the house. The swimming is excellent here and shallow on the beaches with lifeguards and there is a total wipeout style water sports facility also on the lake which children aged 7-18 will love.

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