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Charming Apartment with Pool in Beautiful Countryside 15 mins from Carcassonne

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Jenny Jack. Owner.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 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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Amenities

Montréal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Charming Apartment with Pool in Beautiful Countryside 15 mins from Carcassonne
average rating of 4.25 based on 21 reviews
5

Delightful, charismatic apartment set within pictureque countryside

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous 2 week holiday (August 2017) in a beautiful rural location in fantastic accommodation which more than met our needs . We were made to feel very welcome by Jenny, Jimmy and Carrie and no request was too much trouble. The apartment was spacious, nicely furnished and well looked after. We had several barbecue evenings on the terrace and the pool was surrounded by lovely gardens. A car is essential for getting about and there were many good restaurants locally, Carcassonne only being 10 minutes away. The information leaflets and folders in the apartment for things to do in the area were very helpful, as was the restaurant recommendations. We did find a fantastic Chinese restaurant in Carcassonne which we visited twice during our stay.

Overall, our holiday came to an end far too quickly and we would love to return to this lovely part of France to further explore the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such an enjoyable holiday during your stay in our apartment at Domaine de Villefloure and that you enjoyed using the pool and barbecue. There certainly are a lot of things to do and see in the surrounding area and we look forward to welcoming you back should you decide to spend another holiday in this part of France - and you could tell us about the Chinese restaurant as we don't know it!
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Apartment is well equipped and comfortable

  • 2 of 5

Apartment on second floor, you need to be fit! Use of front terrace which is very small and pool area only between 10-12 and 2-6pm. Wifi can only be accessed with certainty by the front door.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that you found the apartment to be comfortable and well appointed. The information states clearly that the apartment is on the second floor. I have been told by other guests that the photographs give an accurate impression of the apartment and terrace so I am surprised the outside space was not as you expected. Guests have sole use of the pool and are welcome to use it in a very flexible manner as I discussed with your group before we left for our holiday. As we are in the French countryside, the broadband is not super fast but other guests have not experienced the problems that you seem to have had during your stay.
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5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the domaine for a week during July. We cannot thank Jenny and Jimmy enough for everything they did to ensure all our needs were met during our stay. We had a fabulous week - it was beautiful and well furnished. We had a few special requests including providing an airbed so my brother could stay the night before he got married and also a travel cot and high chair for my two year old.

The accommodation, pool and surrounding gardens are lovely and well looked after.

All in all, a great place to stay. You feel out of the hustle and bustle but not far away from attractions and places to visit. There are two folders providing considerable information of recommendations for restaurants, attractions etc. Very handy.

Thank you again and would love to return in the future to discover the local area some more. We were caught up in wedding celebrations for a few days and didn't get to see everything we would have wished to!

Anna, Simon, Samuel and Jenny

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here especially when the visit was for such a special occasion. We'll look forward to welcoming you again should you decide to return to more fully explore this lovely area. Jenny
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As described on the website

  • 4 of 5

Toured around the area and found this a good base to stay

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's reassuring to learn that you found the description of the apartment to be accurate and were able to explore some of the many interesting places in the area.
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A spacious flat in the upper floor of historic house in a quaint village. Very clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The hosts, Jenny and Jimmy, are very nice and welcoming. They were happy to offer some suggestions about nearby places to visit or activities. There is a lot to do or see in The area. The location is out of the way so you need a car or bikes to get around. I had a very nice stay

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. I'm glad you found the apartment comfortable and that you enjoyed discovering the surrounding area and all it has to offer.
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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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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Arzens
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A61
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Arzens or Montreal
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary

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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.