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Charming Apartment with Pool in Beautiful Countryside 15 mins from Carcassonne

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 90 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Spacious accommodation. Sleeps 4. 2 Bedroom. 2 Bathroom. Pool. Private terrace.

Nestling in beautiful countryside, this spacious (90sq.m) second floor apartment is part of a tastefully renovated domaine. This lovely stone house is believed to be 500 years old and its heritage is reflected in the many original features to be found in the apartment. Its sympathetic renovation provides comfortable 21st century living while retaining a real sense character. The property which is surrounded by fields is a peaceful and calm place in which to relax after an enjoyable day exploring this fascinating area of France. It is 5 km from the pretty village of Montreal, which is a local landmark, and also the villages of Arzens and Bram which all have a good range of amenities. The apartment is bright and airy and affords good views of the surrounding countryside, les Montagnes Noires and the Malepere hills. The kitchen is well equipped with cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. The comfortable, spacious and bright living/dining room has sofas, a T.V and DVD player, coffee table and dining table and chairs. There is a selection of games and books. WiFi is available. There are 2 double bedrooms,each with hanging space and a chest of drawers. Both bedrooms have views over the hills and open countryside.One bedroom has a large en-suite shower room which also contains the washing machine while the other has its own adjacent bathroom with both bath and separate shower. There is a separate w.c.

All bed linen and towels are provided and are included in the rental cost.

Outside the property there is private parking for guests.

Guests have exclusive use of the owners' pool (6 m x 3 m) which is new for 2016.

Guests can also relax and enjoy a glass of wine or meals on the sunny and private south facing terrace.

Both the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees can be reached within a 1 hour drive. This is a perfect location for walking or bike riding. The shady banks of the Canal du Midi are 15 minutes walk from the apartment, There are many marked walks of varying length and difficulty within easy access. There are walking maps and leaflets in the apartment.

Guests can explore and discover the fascinating heritage of the Cathars whose story remains in their ruined fortresses.2010

Carcassonne has much to offer with 'La Cite' to explore and the Festival with a range of music to suit all tastes during the month of July. It has a wide range of restaurants and shops. There is also a large swimming lake - Carcassonne Plage - with a range of water activities. It is situated in lovely countryside which is easily accessible (20 minutes) from the property.

The property is 15 minutes drive from Carcassonne airport and 60 minutes drive from Toulouse airport.

The owners, who live in the Maison de Maitre, are happy to provide information about restaurants and places to visit.

A welcome hamper is provided.

More Details

Jenny Jack. Owner.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Jenny Jack. Owner.

I have lived here at Villefloure since 2010 after retiring from teaching. I spent some time renovating and decorating our home while my husband continued to work between England and here. He has now retired too.

Jenny Jack. Owner. purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Jenny Jack. Owner. chose Carcassonne surroundings

We fell in love with this beautiful area of France because of its diverse and beautiful countryside. There are vineyards and sunflowers in the fields, woods and forests, hills and pretty villages. It is less than an hour to the Mediterranean and, in the other direction, to Toulouse and an easy drive to the Pyrenees.

It is great area for walking and, while full of interesting places to visit, remains unspoilt.

We love our home and its location. It retains so much character and everyone who visits, whether family, friends or guests complement its tranquility, authenticity and comfort.

What makes this apartment unique

Villefloure has an excellent location. While peaceful and surrounded by beautiful countryside with uninterrupted views it is also within easy reach of the autoroute and only a drive of 15 minutes to the airport in Carcassonne.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Villefloure your lovely apartment from the 13th to 27th of September.

We found the apartment very clean and much more spacious than we expected. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made our holiday most enjoyable, lots of small villages and towns close by, country walks around Villefloure; a very nice one by the canal.

Carcassonne 15 minutes away, Mediterranean 1 hour away, Spain 1.50 hours away by car

we really enjoyed our stay the weather was between 21 and 27 c / every day.

We would recommend this apartment to anyone except disabled or people with walking difficulties, as there are 2 flights of stairs to reach the apartment.
Sep 2015
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Montréal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - tub , shower , wash hand basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , wash hand basin. Washing machine.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , wash hand basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bedroom with hanging and drawer space with en-suite.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and adjacent shower room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Charming Apartment with Pool in Beautiful Countryside 15 mins from Carcassonne
average rating of 4.3 based on 15 reviews

Excellent accommodation in a rural setting.

  • 4 of 5

Our hosts, Jenny and Jimmy, were exceptional in ensuring that we were welcome and our needs were met. The apartment was a very old building beautifully renovated but still maintaining the character of the 500 year old domaine. This is an authentic rural domaine. The bedrooms and bathrooms were extremely comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. We are sincerely appreciative of the personal attention that Jenny and Jimmy gave us to make our experience trouble free.

As this charming apartment is 15-20+ minutes from the town of Carcassonne a car is absolutely necessary to explore the surrounding villages, superb wineries and local provincial restaurants that this area has to offer.

Thank you, J&J, for a very memorable experience.

Sandy & Peter, John & Cheryl

Western Australia

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you found your stay at Villefloure so enjoyable and we were only to happy to be of assistance. It's good that you were able to discover the area through the wine producers and restaurants you visited. It's part of the holiday experience!
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Dublin, Ireland

Nice property with a few drawbacks

  • 3 of 5

The accommodation was exactly as described and the apartment was spotlessly clean. It was well furnished and was very comfortable. The location close to Canal de Midi was a great bonus and was excellent for walking.

The drawbacks:

Other than multiple brochures, very little information was provided in the apartment, e.g. regarding local restaurants, markets, etc. This was somewhat annoying given that the property owners were not present to assist (contrary to what is advised when booking).

The owner's pool was alavilable on only four of the five days on which was stayed (contrary to what is advised when booking).

Internet access was available but was very poor (available only in bedrooms).

While in a rural location, the property is close to the A61 motorway, the noise from which was constantly audible from the patio.

The above focus on the drawbacks may give the impression that we didn't enjoy our stay. We did enjoy it, but.......

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments about the apartment. I am pleased to know you found it accurately represented on the website. I wonder if you didn't find the two A4 folders full of information about places to visit as well as days and locations of local markets. There you would have found details of numerous restaurants that we, and others who have stayed in the apartment, would recommend. The internet signal is not the strongest and we have made enquiries about a device to boost the signal which should improve reception in the apartment. Although the autoroute can be heard, at times, as a distant hum neither those who live on the domaine or any holiday makers seem to find it to be intrusive. Although we explained to you on your arrival that we were going to England to help with planning for our son's forthcoming wedding, we made sure you had my contact details as well as those of a friend who lives close by and speaks fluent French. We had arranged with our neighbour to uncover the pool every day, although he told us on our return that on one day, as it was raining, he hadn't done so. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you were able to discover some of this beautiful area.
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  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome by Jenny and the sweetest of all housecats. Our threesome had a great fortnight; we'd go back any time!

Lovely neighbours too...

Indeed, good bakery in the next village, rather small but well stocked supermarket 5 min away. We loved the markets, especially Mirepoix and we could finally strike off visiting La Cité and Montségur from our Bucket list. By the way : the épicerie in Montségur village serves a lovely vegetarian plate for lunch. We we were pleasantly surprised by Narbonne and Montpellier, and loved all those typical French villages we came across. This appartment is highly recommended, most certainly with a teenage daughter having her own large room and - joy of joys - her own bathroom! The pool got installed just in time for us to enjoy practically every day since the weather was just what we ordered.

Our first holiday in the South of France couldn't have turned out better, we couldn't have found a nicer owner, nor could we have chosen a nicer husband for her :-) . So, should you come to this place for your holiday? Yes!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive and complimentary comments about the apartment. It's great to hear how much you all enjoyed the area and all it has to offer. Cats are delighted to have a mention as indeed is my husband! We look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion. Jenny
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Stunning apartment. Beautiful location, lovely hosts and the best stay ever. Fantastic area.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely apartment for a week. We found it delightful and very comfortable. Highly recommended. Fantastic hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to this lovely area and found the apartment a comfortable place to return to and were able to relax by the pool after an interesting day out.
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Très agréable séjour dans un appartement très cosy

  • 4 of 5

Séjour correspondant à nos attentes dans un appartement au 2ème étage d'une maison de pays bien équipée, aux murs épais qui protègent de la chaleur extérieure. Excellent point de départ pour visiter la région Cathare, Toulouse, Castelnaudary et déguster les crus appellation Malepère ou Minervois. Excellent séjour. Hôtes très discrets mais attentionnés.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am pleased to know that you found the apartment comfortable and that both it and the area lived up to your expectations. It sounds as if you made the most of discovering what this lovely interesting area has to offer. Jenny
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Wow, what a place!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place! Located in beautiful countryside and within 15 mins of the delightful cite of Carcassonne and within easy reach of some stunning Cathar castles. An hour's drive and you can easily visit a number of interesting places, such as Foix, Montsegur, Mont d'Olmes (for anyone wanting to ski), Palmiers, Mirepoix, Montreal, Castelnaudary, Narbonne and Toulouse.

As for the property, we could happily move in tomorrow! It has everything you could possibly need, is clean, tidy and full of character with its charming old beams and stonework. There are two large bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom, lovely lounge/dining area and a well-equipped kitchen. Our family loved it and felt very at home, especially as the owners, Jenny and Jimmy, were lovely and very welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble, with handy guidebooks in the apartment and also they were happy to offer suggestions. There's so much to do in the area and so many places worth seeing, we didn't even get time to do any wine-tasting tours so will need to go back ...

Highly recommended to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Villefloure and we would be very happy for you to make a return visit. There is indeed a lot to do in this area at any time of the year. I know your children enjoyed their day in the snow in the mountains. Next time they might enjoy the pool which is nearing completion. Thank you, Jenny
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Rates & Availability

Montréal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late season
Sep 4 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
early summer
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
high season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Arzens or Montreal
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary


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