STYLISH VILLA WITH POOL IN SMALL VILLAGE IN HEART OF CATHAR COUNTRY.

Sue Lawrence

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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STYLISH VILLA WITH POOL IN SMALL VILLAGE IN HEART OF CATHAR COUNTRY.

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Spacious open plan house with large covered terrace overlooking pool and stream.

Stylish, beautifully decorated villa with pool, in small village set in the heart of spectacular Cathar country. Modern, open-plan kitchen leading onto dining area which in turn leads onto lounge, glazed on two sides with patio doors opening onto huge covered terrace overlooking the pool, 9m x 3.9m (Maximum depth 1.9m, minimum 1.1m ) and garden. There are plenty of sunloungers and 2 huge parasols for extra shade round the pool The covered patio also provides plenty of shade during day and gets late evening sun for relaxed dining. Teak patio furniture for 8 and plenty of room for the BBQ! Sunny, 2000m2 garden has a large grassy area to the rear of the house overlooking fields, which is ideal for childrens games. A small stream runs along the edge of the garden.

The house is on the edge of Rivel, a small quiet village of around 200 people with a medieval centre. It is 5 minutes drive from the small attractive town of Chalabre. Chalabre has several restaurants and bars, a pharmacy, bank (with cash point) small supermarkets, butchers and vegetable shops. Weekly market.

Mont Segur and several other famous Cathar strongholds are within easy reach. The ski station of Mont D'Olmes is 45 minutes away.

There is a nice restaurant with a safe childrens play area 10 minutes walk from the house. Tennis courts are available in village centre.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Sue Lawrence

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Speaks english, french
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Stylish villa with pool in small village in heart of Cathar country.
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
business
Stylish villa with pool in small village in heart of Cathar country.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410107
+44 01244677633
Chalabre Limoux area
4

Lovely spot

  • 4 of 5
This is a lovely place to stay and very peaceful. The village is small with not much happening but you are close to Lac de Montibel for watersports and many of the Cathar castles are within an hours drive. Limoux is also not too far away and Mirepoix is closer. There is a restaurant within a shortish walk towards Chalabre and others within a short drive. A car is a must as the nearest shops are a few miles away.

The villa is lovely and spacious with a large living/dining/kitchen, at the end of this is a wall of windows/doors to the patio which has plenty of shade and then you have the pool which comes complete with obligatory safety cover and is lovely and sunny. The kitchen is well equipped with everthing you could reasonably need.

The garden is large and quite private at the back of the house, the pool is visible from the road but not too overlooked. There is a stream running along one side of the garden with steep banks which could be a concern for anyone with toddlers.

This was our second visit and we would recommend it
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you back a second time.
The house does have a lovely light and spacious feel with the big windows overlooking the pool and rear garden and trees.
I've tried to equip the house and kitchen with everthing that's needed.It's fitted out like a proper home not just a holiday house with the bare essentials. There's also going to be a new coffee machine for next year!
Hope to see you again....
business
Stylish villa with pool in small village in heart of Cathar country.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410107
+44 01244677633
Chalabre Limoux area
5

Lovely House with beautiful pool and garden

  • 5 of 5
The house is situated in a very quiet town Rivel. The house is spacious with 4 great bedrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped so you can cook lovely in the house there is also a BBQ and a great butcher in Chalabre. The house is good situated so you can sit whole day long in the shade (if you want it). It is nice to site near the pool and drink a glass of wine. The heated pool is a pleasure for us and the children. With a temperature of 27 °C could you swim for long time. The river nearby the house was fun for the children, they build several waterfalls. The region is also worth to explore, we have made several walking trips. There is a beautiful but heavy hike tour in L'escale - Puivert "Sentier du Maquis de Picaussel". The restaurant Le Moulin de l'Evece is nice with good food and friendly owners. Whe have enjoyed our stay in Rivel. We will go back!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. The heated pool is lovely with lots of shade if you want or sun if you don't. All the children who've stayed have enjoyed playing in the the little stream that runs round the garden and the hammock that hangs next to it.
There are lots of different walks in the area from gentle strolls from the house to the long distance Sentier Cathar that runs not far from the house through the mountains nearby.
Lots of lovely little places to eat too in the surrounding villages.
Hope to see you again soon.
business
Stylish villa with pool in small village in heart of Cathar country.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410107
+44 01244677633
Chalabre Limoux area
5

A well thought out house that feels like a home

  • 5 of 5
We found the house to be very comfortably and practically laid out, with genuinely useful indoor and outdoor spaces and all of the utensils and equipment a family house needs, including a travel cot and high chair for our baby. The pool had the perfect size, temperature and aspect and was very easy to use. The owners were always very helpful and had an efficient local team who prepared and maintained the house very well.

The setting is quiet and very picturesque, with the house looking out over the rolling green hills and valleys that the house is nestled in. There are dozens of interesting sites and towns to visit nearby and the quiet, winding roads are a pleasure to drive on. We'd recommend a quick walk up to the top of Mont Segur for the views and the dinner at the lovely Abbey/Chateau in nearby Camon. We also found the gentle "eau" walk up and down the river valley gave us a real feel for life in the farms and hamlets making up this community.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the house comfortable and well equipped. The high chair is a recent addition, as I felt it would be useful as it's often two or three generations who stay in the house. It's the perfect size and layout for this.
The views from Mont Segur are spectacular. The path up there looks very steep but in fact meanders up the hill so the walk should be fine for most people.
Dinner at the Chateau de Camon is always a treat, I've just celebrated my birthday there with my family.Unfortunately not my 21st!
The local roads are a pleasure to drive on, so much quieter than the UK, making it so easy to explore the surrounding area.
business
Stylish villa with pool in small village in heart of Cathar country.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410107
+44 01244677633
Chalabre Limoux area
Ilkeston
5

Excellent house, good setting

  • 5 of 5
We had a great week here. The house is spacious and well decorated with a great outdoor space. The covered outside dining area is fantastic, providing welcome shade in the high season. Pool is fantastic and the heating is a great facility, we could barely get the kids out of it!! The house is on the very edge of the village and the road is very quiet, despite the village location the garden is not at all overlooked so remains private. Overall a great property. The owner was fantastic and very easy to deal with, which is a real bonus.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. Glad the children enjoyed the warm water! The large shady covered area is great to eat under when it's very hot, but allows the late afternoon/ evening sun to filter onto the patio later on in the day. Lovely place to eat in the evening.
Hope to see you again soon.
business
Stylish villa with pool in small village in heart of Cathar country.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410107
+44 01244677633
Chalabre Limoux area
Coventry, United Kingdom
5

A great villa with very helpful owners

  • 5 of 5
This is our 2nd visit to this villa and was just as good as we remember from a few years back. Very clean and spacious. All the bedrooms are very comfortable. The kitchen/dining area has everything you'd need and is very modern. The pool is great and we particularly like how it sits just by the villa to aid supervision of children. The owner is very friendly and helpful and the various people she has hired to maintain the pool and grounds are polite and friendly. There are loads of places to visit in the area and for mountain views we particularly recommend the walk up to the Chateau de Montsegur.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have you back a second time and so pleased you enjoyed yourselves.
It's great when visitors want to stay again.
Everyone enjoys the pool and as you say, it's easy to sit in the sun ( or shade) on the terrace and keep an eye easily on the children.
Nice to know I'm friendly and helpful!! Thank you for your comment. Kristel and Daniel who look after the house and pool for me are always delightful so it's nice they are appreciated too.
I always try to put myself in the guests position and think of the information I would need if I were going to the house for the first time. Little things, like where to do a first shop or best places to hire a car are always useful. I will help in any way I can.
There's always lots of information in the house, with brochures and maps about the surrounding area. Visitors can then take their pick and explore the region , which I think is stunning.
business
Stylish villa with pool in small village in heart of Cathar country.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410107
+44 01244677633
Chalabre Limoux area
5

Outstanding Villa with Character

  • 5 of 5
A truly well appointed villa in private grounds on the edge of a quite village. We went here to have a completely relaxing time and we were not disappointed. Being early in the season the weather was a little mixed but we were able to sit out in the evenings with a glass or two of local wine (or bubbly from Limoux!). The only sound was the babbling of the brook and the gentle chiming of the cow bells from the hillside. During the day the pool was excellent, when the sun shone, meaning that we had all we needed to sunbathe and chill when it got a little too warm. The area is well provided for by local supermarkets and shops so a spot of cooking in the well equipped kitchen was a pleasure. Whilst we did stay at the villa for a large proportion of the 2 weeks; you just had to visit some of the stunning attractions - Carcassonne old city was a delight and kept us entertained for 2 full days, a drive down to Collioure was very rewarding with a beautiful harbour village on the Mediterranean coast and more great food. We ate at the old abbey at the Chateau de Camon (more than once!) and whilst was a little more expensive than other possibilities was stunning and worth every penny (cent)

Overall the description and facilities were excellent the instructions for everything were very clear and the property and pool was well maintained and clean. You can take this review as a recommendation that you can book here and know you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Rivel
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Ski station, Mont D'Olmes 45 minutes drive.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Chalabre Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Autumn
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 

Notes

  • During the winter months shorter stays may be possible, for example, long weekends for skiing. Prices negotiable. A refundable damages deposit of £400 must be paid at time of booking. Price shown includes cleaning at end of stay. Pool heating if requested will have an additional charge.The balance must be paid not less than 8 weeks before date booked.
    Arrival day normally Saturday, however, we can usually be very flexible for stays outside the high and summer season periods . You may be able to take advantage of some of the very cheap mid -week flights available with some of the budget airlines.

    For payments by Credit Card there will be an additional charge of 2.5%.

Amenities

Amenities

Chalabre Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Sunbed
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Beds are 2 bunk beds+chair bed suitable for small child
  • Travel cot available. Normally in very large first floor bedroom but can be moved. Also fold out chair bed in downstairs bunk bedroom suitable for younger child up to about 4'6' tall(1.35m ) Comfortable Sofa bed in large upstairs bedroom, approximately 3/4 double size House will sleep 8 comfortably + 2 extra children and baby if required.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Large Cooler
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • mountaineering
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Not suitable for very small children unless carefully supervised as small unfenced stream runs along garden. This can be seen on the photo of the hammock. Wood burning stove in lounge, electric heating in other rooms.TV in lounge suitable for DVD's- not connected for television. Heating for pool by arrangement, with extra charge. There is a wooden spiral staircase to 1st floor bedroom and shower room, and 3 steps from kitchen/diner down to lounge area. Teak patio furniture for 8 people. 4 loungers for sunbathing by pool and 2 large hanging parasols . Large separate gazebo if required and 4 fold-out picnic type chairs. Tennis courts 300m in village centre. Lac du Montbel with swimming/watersports/riding 15 minutes drive . Ski-ing at Mont D'Olmes 45 minutes .Other ski stations such as Ax Les Thermes, Guzet, Camurac just over an hour. Nearest restaurant 10 mins walk.Nearest small supermarket 5 minutes by car in Chalabre.

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