About the property
- House2368 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Huge luxury House With Garden, Aircon and heated 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. New for 2016 is air-conditioning!
The large garden has its own heated pool.
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 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.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE - The house is in a peaceful residential area and so is not suitable for loud groups and so noise should be kept to a minimum in the garden after 11pm please!
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- May 21, 2018
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
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Loved it !
As with the other reviews of this property, it really is a great place to stay. Very magical. Everything is well organised and it is very well serviced with all sorts of extras. You will not be disappointed.
The house is exactly as described and we couldn't have been more satisfied. The location is perfect and the house has it all. Would recommend it to any friend or family member. Also, Ashley the owner was very helpful the one time we asked for some assistance (the water level in the pool). If there was some way to put in better garage door that would make this one of the best houses we have rented. That stated, this house is truly amazing and deserves 5 stars without any hesitation.
Stunning! Highly recommended.
An amazing house in a stunning location - the views of the castle behind are indeed magical, particularly when floodlit at night. It is a quiet part of the city - although we also enjoyed the nightly music concerts (only end of July). The surrounding countryside is beautiful and so many sightseeing opportunities are easily accessible, including nearby steps to the castle itself. The range of resturants nearby are exceptional - from typical French cuisine and ambience to 2 Michelin * restaurant.
I have never stayed in such a well equipped house - every need has been anticipated and met. The furnishings and the kitchen are fitted to a high specification with a vast range of crockery, glasses and cooking utensils. The attention to detail is incredible. The house is spacious with so many options, and the courtyard and pool are a major part of the relaxing holiday. The experience is enhanced by having excellent wine readily available from just next door!
We stayed here as a family of 6 adults and a toddler and we all loved it! It truly felt like home from home with added luxury and hot sun! We would certainly love to return!
Best VRBO rental ever
Best VRBO rental we have ever stayed in. Location is PERFECT. The house is PERFECT. Everything was top notch. If you want to visit Carcassonne and you have kids, you can't beat this place. If we ever go back to Carcassonee, we will stay here for sure.
A magnificent touch of luxury under the battlements of Carcassone. Arranged on three floors from an unassuming entrance, the property has four very comfortable bedrooms, each with an en-suite, and several with excellent views of the fortifications. The owners have clearly though of everything you could possibly need, from slippers and bathrobes, through to that rarity - a genuinely well-equipped kitchen. There is a very clever swimming pool, too, boosted by a heat pump which allows use over many months. Immaculately clean, spacious, and highly recommended.
Magnificent house, superbly appointed
Eight of us (four couples) shared Maison du Chateau for a week at the end of September 2016. The house itself is beautifully styled and equipped (for all our in-house gastronomie) and spacious enough for us to have plenty of privacy in different areas. The owners sent us a detailed 'house and region' guide which was very helpful; and were also very attentive to our holiday-planning questions. Everything supplied was of a very high standard, and we were completely delighted in every way. The house is gorgeous, the pool is lovely, the location is perfect. We are already planning a return trip!!
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. The house has a big garden with sitting and dining areas and a swimming pool.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
NOTE - WE OFFER 10% OFF EACH ADDITIONAL WEEK YOU BOOK AFTER THE FIRST ONE - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE IF YOU WANT MORE THAN ONE WEEK!!! Changeover day is flexible for most of the year but Saturday in July and August. Please don't be confused by the website's green patches of "Available arrival", both green and white dates are fully available. You have to arrive in one of the green dates so as to meet our minimum stay requirements.