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Kathy Webber

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, If you email me I will do a Google Translation

South facing, private pool & terrace, dogs welcome, near Carcassonne

27 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Villemoustaussou Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom villa, private pool, sleeps 6, quiet village location near Carcassonne

Note: If you require less than seven nights please email for correct price as the nightly rate on here is incorrect.

For more up to date reviews please go to the bottom of the review list - foreign language guest reviews on the UK HA site get posted at the bottom of the list (readily Google translated).

Our comfortable holiday villa near Carcassonne, Languedoc France, has a fully enclosed, private south facing garden and swimming pool. The holiday villa consists of a light, open plan layout with lounge, dining and well-equipped kitchen areas. It has 3 bedrooms, two with double beds and the third with 2 single beds, all with good clothes storage. There is a family bathroom with shower over bath, and an additional cloakroom with WC. The lounge is equipped with two sofas, TV, CD & DVD player, audio system with an iPod docking station to connect to your own music collection. There is a range of multilingual cable TV stations. Cable and WiFi high speed Broadband Internet connection is provided for for your PC, etc. The dining area has a large table with 6 chairs.

Outside there is a shaded terrace and poolside/ BBQ area with a sunny south facing aspect. There is a table with 6 chairs for outdoor dining, and 6 loungers for soaking up the sun. The doors of the master bedroom also open directly onto the pool area. The quality synthetic lawn provides a year-round play area.

Two adult bicycles are provided in the villa (bike hire is also available in peak season in Carcassonne by the railway station and canal basin).

Meet and Greet service: Our local concierge will meet you and familiarize you with the property.

Village Location: The villa is in the lovely village of Villemoustaussou, near Carcassonne which is typical of the charming old circular villages of the Aude region, and is conveniently located approximately 5km from Carcassonne centre and its renowned medieval fortress.

There are a variety of local shops in the village within a 10 minute walk of the villa, including:

- bakers (for freshly made baguettes, croissants and pastries!)

- butcher

- chemist

- green grocer

- hairdresser

- newsagent & tobacconist

- bar-restaurants

- pizzeria

A Carrefour supermarket is conveniently located on the road from the villa into Carcassonne, on the Ponte Rouge shopping plaza. Also located there are Chinese buffet and burger restaurants & a cinema. For fresh local produce, Carcassonne has a general market in the main square (Place Carnot) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning - an excellent location for a leisurely coffee or cold beer at one of the cafes.

Canal du Midi: This famous waterway is just 5 minutes away from our holiday villa. The tree-lined canal path is ideal for leisurely walks or cycles to thew town of Carcassonne. Alternatively, relaxing boat trips are available, embark opposite Carcassonne's railway station.

A car is recommended if you wish to fully explore the Aude region; however there is a good bus service (Agglo bus) into Carcassonne with the nearest bus stop a 2 minute walk from the villa.

Carcassonne: Carcassonne town itself is split into two by the Aude river which flows down from the high Pyrenees. The famous medieval fortress is a popular tourist attraction and dates back to pre-Roman times. It is the most impressively preserved walled city in Europe and has numerous restaurants, hotels and gift shops at its centre. The lower or 'new' town of Carcassonne dates back to the 13th century, its central square and surrounding grid of narrow streets is worthy of exploration in itself.

Whether you decide to drive, cycle or hike, Carcassonne and the Aude Languedoc France countryside has the full range of scenery:

- the Cabardès vineyards in the north

- the eastern coastal lowlands around Narbonne

- the high valleys of the Pyrenees foothills in the south

- the hills and valleys towards Toulouse region in the west

Activities: A riding stables is located in Villemoustaussou, and Carcassonne has a par 71 golf course.

Lac de la Cavayére - This beautiful lake and wooded park is 15 minutes drive from the villa, and can be reached by bus from Carcassonne centre. The lake with its sand 'beach' and woods, covering 40 hectares, is a perfect spot for a picnic or BBQ. Designated swimming areas are supervised by qualified life guards during the high season, and there are special roped areas for young children and less confident swimmers. Canoes, pedalos are available for hire.

O2 Adventure Park – Also located at Lac de la Cavayére,Carcassonne, it provides a range of adult and child activities including tree-top rope walks.

Walking, Cycling, Skiing: The villa is situated an hour and a half from the forested lower slopes of the Pyrenees so are very well placed for skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer. 50km north of Carcassonne is the south-west edge of the Parc Naturel Regional du Haut Languedoc, represented by the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains), also providing scenic drives and challenging hiking and off-road cycling terrain.

Mediterranean: If you want to visit the Mediterranean coast you can be on Narbonne 'plage' in just an hour from Carcassonne along the motorway - its long sandy beach and gently sloping sea bed is ideal for sand castles and youngsters. A more picturesque route is the road alongside the Canal Du Midi as it meanders through the Aude countryside towards the sea. Along this route there are various sites to take in - Minerve (slightly off the road), the Olive oil factory at Bize-Minervois, Le Somail - a pretty hamlet on the canal, L'Oppidum d'Ensérune - a Roman settlement on a hill overlooking the canal and curious l'Etang de Montady, the Seven connected locks at Fonséranes on the edge of Bezier onto Narbonne with its half-finished cathedral and Roman Via Domita in the central square. The beach at Narbonne Plage is only 10 mins away and if you want something more picturesque the coastal towns of Le Franqui or Leucate some 20mins further down the coast towards Spain.

Vineyards - Languedoc Roussillon France is a haven for wine-lovers. Carcassone is in the midst of the Carbardès, Corbières, Malepère and Minervois wine regions, There are many vineyards in the surrounding countryside where many producers offer vineyard tastings.

Other Carcassonne activities all year round typically include:

Jazz Week: April,

Festival of Music: June ,

Festival of the Cité: July ,

Festival of the Bastide: July ,

Fireworks at the Cité: 14th July ,

Spanish Week: last week in August ,

Nautical Jousting: September ,

The Cité Marathon and Half-Marathon: October ,

Christmas Festival: December,

Le Parc Australien, April-November

Other notable places include:

Albi - About an hour and a half drive away from Carcassonne, the old city is France's largest conservation area, and has the world's largest brick-built cathedral (Sainte-Cecile). The 13th century Bishop's Palace houses the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.

Castlenaudry - 36km west of Carcassonne, this town is the main port of the Canal du Midi and the Grand Bassin is the largest open area of water in the canal.

Cathar castles - Aude departement of the Languedoc Roussillon region of France is the heart of Cathar country. Carcassonne is the most famous and fully restored Cathar castle. The remains of other castles and walled cities stand on high promontories and rocky outcrops along the Cathar castle trail which are steeped in the history of the middle ages. Just 12km from Villemoustaussou are the 4 towers remaining of the Lastours castles at 300 metres altitude, at the top of a mountain spur above the pretty Lastours village.

Caunes-Minervois - About 18km from Villemoustaussou is this medieval village of steep, twisting, narrow streets and sand-colored stone buildings surrounding the great 8th Century Abbey that lies at its heart. It nestles among the vineyards at the foot of the Montagne Noire, the southernmost area of the Massif Centrale.

Caves - The Languedoc Roussillon France region is honeycombed with over a dozen caves or grottos that are open to the general public. Each have their own unique points of geological interest and their own unique beauty - stalactites and stalagmites, enchanting rock formations, underground rivers and lakes. 20 minutes from Carcassonne is the Grotte de Limousis is the Gouffre géant de Cabrespine (The Giant Cabrespine Cave) and the Grotte de Limousis.

Limoux - About half an hour drive away from Carcassonne and renowned for its sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux which pre-dates champagne. It has to be tried and where better than at the summer night market held weekly in July and August. Limoux is probably best known for its winter clown festival, ‘Fècos’, which runs from February to April every year.

Perpignan – Just over 1 hour drive away from Carcassonne, Perpignan is the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in Languedoc. It is the last major town in Languedoc before the Spanish border, hence this sunny city of palm-lined squares is essentially half Catalan and half French.

Rennes le Chateau - Known internationally and receiving tens of thousands of visitors per year, for being at the centre of various conspiracy theories - including rumours of a hidden treasure found by a 19th century priest.

Toulouse - If you enjoy culture, Toulouse is a must. The imposing Place du Capitol is an ideal starting point for exploring the many churches, art galleries & museums.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kathy Webber (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, If you email me I will do a Google Translation

About Kathy Webber

We (Chris & Kathy) purchased our villa in 2008. We are dog lovers and they are part of our family - hence well-behaved dogs are also welcome to come and stay with their families!!

Here we are in the sixth season of successfully renting our holiday home to like-minded visitors. We have had many lovely guests from all over the world who, based on their feedback, have thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Carcassonne and their stay in our villa - see our guest reviews.

Kathy Webber purchased this villa in 2008

Why Kathy Webber chose Carcassonne surroundings

We love the convenience of Carcassonne's location and the variety of landscapes offered by the Aude region of Languedoc Roussillon France and wanted other people to also enjoy similar experiences, and so have rented our property to holiday makers since 2010.

What makes this villa unique

Our local concierge meets our guests to familiarise them with the property and its facilities, and is contactable through out our guest's stay at the villa.

It is situated in a village location with a relaxing ambiance, yet is just minutes drive from Carcassonne town centre, a major Autoroute and Carcassonne airport.

The village, Villemoustaussou, has its own local festival and events & there are all year round activities going on in Carcassonne and other nearby towns. So whatever time of year you decide to visit there is nearly always something interesting happening in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Extremely well equipped & the pool is the icing on the cake!! We were blessed with good weather but were glad when we went into Carcassonne that it was abit cooler. Went to O'Vineyards (1.5 miles). Wow!! super people (American/French) had a wine tasting. Went back the following night for a meal. Absolutely FABULOUS evening.
Aug 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

South facing, private pool & terrace, dogs welcome, near Carcassonne
average rating of 4.814815 based on 33 reviews
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lovely villa in a great part of town

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was very clean and maintained very well. The Kitchen had everything one could need to cook dinner, the supermarket was minutes away by car and most importantly the pool was lovely.

What more could you ask for?

Im coming back next year - thank you Kathy.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you Jaye, So glad everything was good for you & hope to hear from you again.
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5

Just stunning - a real home from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Kathy and Chris's villa and it just get better! It is spotlessly clean and has everything and more that a family needs for a holiday (although likewise it's perfect for just two). So much thought has gone into the decor and rooms and it is so relaxing from the minute you arrive. Just arrive and unpack! The villa is perfect and is in an ideal location for the surrounding areas. Buses stop just 2 minutes away, there are a couple of bikes for the more adventurous and if you have a car there are some beautiful places to visit. As the temperatures where in the 30's we used the pool every-day - along with the numerous floats which added to the fun. Take a few minutes to walk into the very pretty village and have a drink at the Boulevard Bar where there is always a warm welcome and good food. I always recommend the villa to every-one as it is a lovely place to stay. Only one bad thing....we had to come home..still there is always next year! Well done and thank you Kathy and Chris...it really is a home from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great location and very spacious

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring carcasonne and the surrounding area. Lovely villa, offering all the essentials for a family holiday. Pool, outside barbecue area, garden, inside and outside dining area, spacious and comfortable bedrooms, very clean and nicely furnished. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Lovely break in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here with our daughter for a week in October. The location was perfect for exploring nearby villages and beautiful countryside. We had great weather and were able to enjoy the pool. The villa was really spacious, we had some great meals cooked on the bbq. Everything we needed was available and it was great to be so near to Carcassonne. Looking forward to returning here one day.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Great villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our week at the villa - lovely clean house and the pool was a real bonus. Enjoyed a short walk to the local shop each morning for our fresh bread and café au lait - lovely! Great info and support from owners and guidance when we arrived from Geoff the handyman.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

stunning villa with everything we hoped for and mo

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with beautiful pool just perfect for every family holiday! Very highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Villemoustaussou
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
A61
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Villemoustaussou
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Pyrenees
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Narbonne
Car: recommended

Carcassonne is at the heart of the Aude region of Languedoc Roussillon France.

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Nearby airports: Carcassonne (4km), Beziers (100km), Toulouse (100km), Perpignan (114km), Montpellier (155km).

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Flights from the UK to Carcassonne Salvaza airport take from around just one hour and forty minutes.

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The town is also connected to the TGV high speed rail network, and is conveniently served by the A61 Autoroute from Toulouse to Narbonne.

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Whether you decide to drive, cycle or hike, Aude offers lovers of the open air the full range of scenery from the Minervois and Cabardès vineyards in the north, the eastern coastal lowlands of Narbonne, the high valleys of the Pyrenees foothills to the south, to the rolling countryside which leads to Toulouse in the west.

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There are two renowned World Heritage sites to explore (the medieval Carcassonne Cité fortress and the Canal du Midi) and you are surrounded by medieval Cathar history.

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Serious hikers or mountain bikers staying at our villa can take on the challenge of the Cathar trail, including with numerous ruined castles and fortifications.

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Ski: The nearby Ariège and Pyrénées mountains see frequent snow throughout winter and so Carcassonne is often used as a base for skiing holidays; the nearest ski pistes are around one and a half hours away by car.

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Rates & Availability

Villemoustaussou Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,328
 
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$184
$919
 
 
Autumn/Winter
Oct 30 2016 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$143
$766
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$204
$1,022
 
 
Summer 2014
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,328
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$184
$919
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Apr 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$143
$766
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$128
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $169
Tax Rate 10.0%

Long term lets of up to 1 month are available. Price on application. If you wish to stay for more than one week but less than two please email for price.
For weekend and daily rates please contact owner.
Payment: Deposit of 20% at time of booking. balance due 60 days before holiday date. Late bookings(within 60 days of holiday date): full amount due at time of booking.

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Amenities

Villemoustaussou Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , wash basin
  • Heated towel rail/heater. Hair dryer Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1. Large mirrored wardrobe, chest of drawers,free standing fan, doors with access to pool area. All linen provided Bedroom 2. Wardrobe with hanging and shelf space.Free standing fan .All linen provided Bedroom 3. Large wardrobe with hanging and shelf space. 2 single beds. All linen provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking not allowed inside the property, please use ashtray outside. Parking available for one car within gate and also ample adjacent visitor parking. Property all on one floor level. Bus stop 2 minutes walk, regular connections to Carcassonne centre taking about 20 minute bus ride. There are two adult bikes for you to use, perhaps along the Canal du Midi or just to go fetch your fresh morning croissants from the local bakery! Our English concierge will arrange to meet you to familiarise you with the amenities. He is available throughout your stay should you encounter any problems.

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