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Charming Village House near Carcassonne with large Garden & Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms sleeps 6 - 8 people Stunning Views across Vineyards & Sunflowers

Le Marin is a pretty house set on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Bellegarde du Razes.

It has a large garden & fenced, private 12mx 5m pool from where there are stunning views overlooking the surrounding vineyards & sunflower fields - making it the perfect summer holiday rental.

The house has exposed timber ceilings, terracotta tiled floors and terraces front & back for a shady place to sit and relax.

The spacious living room & eating area has a flat screen TV, DVD & DVD library & Wi-Fi. There is a well equipped kitchen, two double bedrooms - one with an ensuite shower room. The large top floor has four single beds and the gite has both a bathroom and separate shower room (in addition to the ensuite). Linen Hire.

There are shady terraces for alfresco eating, a BBQ area and the garden provides plenty of room for outdoor games - all ideal for the self catering holiday.

Le Marin provides a comfortable and tranquil base from where to explore this wonderful region.

10%discount on list price for two person occupancy out of high season.

More Details

Tim & Clare Bennett
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tim and Clare

Arrived home today and suffering post holiday blues! Quite seriously, Billy suffers these badly.

We enjoyed meeting you, and our stay, and we rate your gite as one of our best,

Thanks again
Jun 2013
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Bellegarde-du-Razès House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Ensuite - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that outside the months of June, July, August and September the cost of electricity will be charged to the guest. Linen and towels are included in the rental cost during July and August


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Charming Village House near Carcassonne with large Garden & Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Loved every minute

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and myself and my family loved every minute. Tim and Clare greeted us and were very helpful with advising us of the lovely restaurants and places to visit close by. The view from the pool is spectacular and so private. The accommodation itself was very clean and tidy and we had no problems what so ever.

Would recommend to anyone, and will certainly be going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lovely family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This property had everything we needed for a great family holiday. It was very well equipped and there was many thoughtful touches that we greatly appreciated. There is a lovely sense of space for the whole family, I particularly loved the master bedroom with its tall ceilings and also the reading chair in the hall. The views of the surrounding hills are quite breathtaking.

If we can, we'd love to come again. Thank you for a magical two weeks, and a much-needed break!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Le Marin - Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

From my first enquiry I knew this was going to be a great experience. Clare and Tim replied promptly and very personally and are professional & clearly focused on what it takes to keep guests happy. Having made our booking we were sent an information package and maps to find the house. This was very useful, especially in planning day trips and restaurant visits. This is a great base as within 1-2 hours drive are many sights.

We arrived at Le Marin and just thought 'Wow'! It is located in a peaceful small typical French village, just be aware there are no facilities here apart from a post office. And the church bells ring day & night! In another small village 5 minutes away by car there is a bread shop, butcher, pharmacy, post office and small supermarket. If you need to stock up with supplies there are large supermarkets not far away.

Clare & Tim live a few doors away and visited on Day 1 to check everything was OK. They have lived in the area a long time so have all the information you might need. It's nice to know they are available should any problems arise (we didn't have any!) but otherwise totally respected our privacy.

The house was immaculately prepared and had absolutely everything needed for a comfortable stay. We had been told the pool area would not be open as it was early season so it was a lovely surprise that it had been prepared and it was maintained regularly during our stay. There are pool loungers. The back garden is extensive and has trees and shrubs, a shaded table and chairs by a BBQ (we didn't use this) and another table & chairs on a patio outside the kitchen which is nice for breakfast. The front has a gravel drive for parking and a pretty 'porch' with bench seat.

There is a very large main double bedroom (comfy bed) with sofa and en-suite shower room (great shower!), another double bedroom with bathroom opposite and 4 single beds in the 'loft'.

The lounge/dining area has beams and plenty of seating. A spiral staircase leads upstairs. There are shelves full of books, DVDs and area information leaflets. There is also an electric log effect fire.

The kitchen is a little 'rustic', typical of France, but has everything needed including dishwasher and washing machine. Lots of utensils, crockery, glasses, cooking pots and we were able to prepare & cook extensively having shopped at local markets.

We travel a lot and typically stay in homes, not hotels. This is one of the best & we hope to return. Thank you Clare & Tim

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had such a good holiday at Le Marin and it was delightful to meet you both and you were a pleasure to have to stay at the house. We would be very happy to welcome you back if you ever decided to visit once again. Thank you very much too for leaving the house so clean and tidy - it was very much appreciated. Best wishes from us both!
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fantastic rental

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful holiday at le marin,the pool was fantastic and my 3 teenage boys loved it,I loved the beautiful large garden with fruit trees,and the accommodation was more than we expected with very comfortable rooms and a great choice of DVD's for the boys for the evenings,we are already booked for next year,Lillian

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Le Marin is an extremely comfortable cottage in a lovely setting. A peaceful garden, full of birdsong from morning to late evening, with its distant views of the changing light over the far hills and the church clock’s clarion tune an added bonus!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

Le Marin is a wonderful holiday home, combining it's rustic charm with the modern essentials such as dishwasher, Wifi and great shower! It has been thoughtfully equipped to provide everything needed for a perfect holiday. Incredibly comfortable bed (something we don't always find in France!) ensures you sleep well too. We arrived to find a spotlessly clean house and well tended gardens. The view is fabulous, and the whole setting is so peaceful and relaxing.

We went as a couple but would love to return with our grand children who would love the pool and the vast outdoor space.

We would really like to thank Tim and Clare for their hospitality and warm welcome. It was also reassuring to know they were living close by should anything be needed. They are lovely people who obviously work hard to provide a great holiday home. Absolutely one of the best we have ever stayed in!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Belveze du Razes
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Belveze du Razes
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Les Mont D'Olmes
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Le Marin is situated in a peaceful medieval 'circulade', Bellegarde du Razes, in the heart of the Languedoc. From the village you can enjoy walking or cycling through the rolling countryside and leafy vineyards.

A full range of local shops is provided by a nearby village and Mirepoix with it's medieval square which hosts a typical weekly French market.

There is much to see and do, whether it be Carcassonne and it's wonderful 'cite', the Canal du Midi, taking a trip to the Mediterranean coast for a day on the beach, ancient Cathar castles, playing a round of golf, or visiting beautiful Toulouse or making a day trip to Spain.

The region is famous for its sparkling white wine, Blanquette de Limoux, and Domaines and Caves are always happy to offer wine tasting.

The nearby Pyrenees provide skiing in winter or walking and hiking during the summer through hidden vallies.

Other activities include white water rafting, canoeing, horseriding, go-karting, mountain biking.


Rates & Availability

Bellegarde-du-Razès House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $260.59
Pet Fee $32.57
Stay tax $0.85 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

The Local Tourist Tax of 65p/person/night will be added to the amount of holiday rental due. Please note that children under 18 years old are exempt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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