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Stunning Villa Wisteria - child friendly/equipped, pool, garden,barbecue,terrace

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Nestled among Vineyards, overlooking a charming Medieval castle.

Villa Wisteria is a traditional stone villa. It benefits from it's own private pool, 2 sun terraces perfect for al fresco dining, a kid's play area nestled away in a shaded corner of the garden, garden front and back with olive & apricot trees, spectacular views with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.

Tastefully decorated and fully equipped with every modern convenience and one of the few houses with ceiling fans in every room, Villa Wisteria is your perfect home away from home!

It is ideal for toddlers and children with the following supplied: cot, bedding, mosquito net, highchair, booster seat, bibs, bathroom steps, baby bath, bath mat, bath toys, changing mat, potty, stroller, kids crockery and cutlery, toys, range of DVDs including a full set of Baby Einstein DVDs, dress-up clothes, puzzles, games and books.

Outdoors we have a sand pit, buckets and spades, see-saw, teeter totter and a wendy house.

Local amenities: The village of Durban-Corbieres is a mere 5 minute walk. It has a supermarket, bar, bakery, newsagents (daily English newspapers available), pharmacy, bank (has outdoor atm), post office, garage, petrol pumps, car wash, Cave co-op (local winery), doctor's surgery, boutique, some houses along the way even sell local honey! An on-site pizza delivery comes to the village once a week, a traveling butcher on another afternoon.

During the summer, the locals regularly have outdoor barbecues and socials on the banks of the river that runs through Durban. These gatherings are open to all, the locals are welcoming of their English speaking visitors. A great way to join in the local culture!

The pool is 4m x 2.2m with an all around depth of 1.2m. It is fenced and gated. It has a thermal cover and an approved weight-bearing cover. There are 3 steps on either side for ease of access with underwater lighting. Perfect for kids fun & adults to cool-off.

Traditional stone barbecue, sand pit, buckets and spades, fenced pool, inflatable pool toys, wendy house, see-saw and teeter totter are all there to add to your enjoyment during your stay at Villa Wisteria!

More Details

Cora Galligan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was amazing and how you have equipped it for the children was fantastic!The biggest thing for us about the villa is it was all safe, so our 18 month old could wander about and we knew she was secure within the boundaries of the villa. I really cannot put into words how great all the stuff you had there for the children!!

We really enjoyed ourselves and I used the french cooking book on more than one occasion and managed to produced some good French cuisine!

So a massive big thank you to you and also to Jeanne and David too, who were most helpful.
May 2012
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Durban-Corbières Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bedroom has ensuite with rain shower in a large cubicle with glass door. For the toddlers/children we provide bathroom steps, baby bath, bath mat, bath toys, changing mat, potty and toilet training seat. Hairdryer supplied with full length mirrors in all bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , garden view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , pool view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , pool view
  • All the bedrooms are on one level, two of which look out onto the swimming pool and the master bedroom has sliding glass doors that lead out onto the sun trapped terrace, with table, chairs and parasol - perfect for relaxing in the lazy sunshine whilst taking in the scenic views. Electric ceiling fans are installed in all rooms with an extra standing fan supplied. Safe provided.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The living room has fabulous wood beams running across the high ceiling, bright and spacious, with a log fire for cosy evenings in, relaxing to the surround sound system, whether it is from some of the DVD's/CD's on offer in our library or watching one of the many SKY satellite channels on the flat screen tv. Printer/scanner/copier supplied. The villa has ceiling fans in all rooms with an extra standing fan. We have a large internal garage that will accommodate all your luggage, bicycles, golf clubs, etc. For the children, we have games, toys, puzzles, dress-up, a cot, high chair,stroller, see saw, teeter-totter, playhouse, plenty of sand toys, buckets, spades and a variety of pool inflatables. Kids table, chairs, crockery & cutlery. The sun trapped terraces have a table, chairs and parasol - perfect for relaxing in the lazy sunshine whilst taking in the scenic views. There is a Michelin starred restaurant a short drive away if you want a break from cooking or barbecuing.


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Stunning Villa Wisteria - child friendly/equipped, pool, garden,barbecue,terrace
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Excellent spacious family friendly home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay and really appreciated all the toys, pool inflatables and facilities for baby. The electric blackout blinds at the front are brilliant too! We made full use of all the seating areas outside, to catch both the sun and shade, and the artificial grass is a good idea for little ones to roam around. Our baby loved the sandpit, and we were relieved that the highchair is the wonderfully simple Ikea one we have at home! The house was very clean and Sarah is a helpful and friendly host.

It's a lovely safe feeling area in a gated community and the house is so nice and spacious even with us 5 adults and baby! The village area is nice, with a decent if quite expensive supermarket in the village, and some places to buy local wine. There are loads of super sweet blackberry bushes in the lane just outside the house, and even a couple of almond trees- so we really ate locally!

We were really lucky to arrive the weekend of the local village festival, where they had live 'typical' French music, a bar and yummy looking food, boules competitions and a little funfair for the children.

I'ts well located, with beautiful countryside (if very windy roads), and we extended our visit with a night in Narbonne and 2 nights in Carcassonne-both highly recommended and only 45 minutes away. Go to the Hotel de la Cite in Carcassonne- if, like us, you can't afford the pricey rooms you can get a taste of luxury by having a civilised drink in their opulent gardens - so tranquil and green!

We also enjoyed a day at Leucate Plage and a fantastically preserved castle at nearby Villerouge-Termenès a very picturesque village.

We had a wonderful holiday and would definitely return to both the area and this property in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Villa Wisteria. We do our best to make the whole experience very child friendly so that the adults can spend more time relaxing and enjoying the surrounds. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
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Great villa for families with young children

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Villa Wisteria in May 2012 and had a great time. The villa was spotless and really well laid out, with a lovely large living space and good sized bedrooms and bathrooms. It was perfect for us (2 families each with one toddler) as the villa was extremely well kitted out for young children - cots, high chairs, cutlery, toys - and all one one level with fences around the pool and the property boundary, so it was completely safe for the little ones to roam around. They loved it!

The pool was a bit small, but fine for the babies to splash around in, but more of a plunge pool for adults rather than one you can swim properly in. The village was a 5 minute walk away, and provided the basics. Other attractions are a car ride away, from 30 mins upwards.

Overall it was a great holiday in a relaxing spot. There are other villas in the same area (gated), but no disturbance at all from them.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it is much appreciated. Glad you all enjoyed your stay at Villa Wisteria and great to hear that the kids loved it! We aim to satisfy the needs of parents with children so that you get a chance to relax while they are kept occupied in a safe environment. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely beautiful and so thoughtfully furnished. We had all we needed for our little ones and can only thank you for a wonderful holiday.

The villa and the pool were spotless and we have absolutely no complaints here. Everything was clean and tidy and Jeanne and Dave were wonderful! They were so very helpful and kind and 'on call' for any questions. Our thanks also go to Jeanne who organized a small essential shop for us. They are wonderful people and really looked after us and the villa.

The villa itself had absolutely everything we needed - we didn't have to bring anything! Our kids (1 and 3) had a brilliant time and were safe at all times. The house is very beautifully located and we enjoyed our time here.

We would also like to thank you, Cora, for the easy and pleasant booking part of the holiday. All went so smooth and without any trouble and we are happy to recommend your villa to everyone we know :).

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa Wisteria

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Villa Wisteria, Durban-Corbieres, was extremely enjoyable and relaxing. Our welcome on arrival was warm, friendly and helpful. The villa is spacious, clean, well equipped and beautifully situated. Located in the French countryside it is within easy reach of beaches, the magnificent Carcassonne, towns for shopping and only a half a day's drive from Barcelona. There was plenty to occupy all the family. We would certainly recommend Villa Wisteria as a holiday destination and will be returning ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Wisteria on Tour

  • 4 of 5

Quiet tranquil set on a hill overlooking French village

If you want quality time to yourself or want to tour

Villa Wisteria is ideally located

You can pop down to the village for fresh breads & veno

Or you can travel to one of the shopping centers and give a day spending

I found the location ideal for either being lazy or seeing the country

Brillant place

Will be back again

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2009
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Carcassonne, Perpignan, Beziers, Girona,
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In village
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Narbonne TGV
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Le Franqui
Car: necessary

Situated in the heart of the Languedoc, 30 minutes from the glorious beaches, watersports and golf. Nestled in the midst of the vineyards and hills of the Corbieres, overlooking the medieval village of Durban.

The area has a rich cultural heritage, from the 12th century castle of Durban to the many vineyards and monasteries. With almost 300 days of sunshine annually, the area benefits from long, hot summers and brief, mild winters. The beautiful Mediterranean beaches are only a short drive away and provide excellent swimming and windsurfing opportunities.

Within a short distance, the thriving market towns of Narbonne and Beziers provide a wide range of shops and services, whilst the city of Perpignan offers a vibrant mix of influences.

The African reserve at Sigean is one of the most highly rated wildlife parks in Europe and is a mere 30 minute drive away.

For food and wine lovers, there is a wide selection of local markets and restaurants. Wine tasting is popular hobby.

Other Activities: Wine tasting, nature reserve, horse riding, bike hire, boating activities,golf, water sports, hiking trails,walks

Golf: Carcassonne golf course is less than 1 hours drive.

Ski: The Pyrenees are less than 2 hours drive from Villa Wisteria.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $377.46

25% deposit secures booking with balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. €300 security deposit required, will be refunded within 1 week of end of stay, subject to satisfactory inspection.
We accept bank transfer, bank draft or cheques ( €, GBP, USD).
Rate includes linen, towels, pool towels, wifi, heating and electricity.
Changeover day is Saturday during peak season but can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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