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Detached villa with private garden, panoramic views of the Pyrenees

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom detached villa to sleep 4 on the edge of a medieval circulade village

Located on the edge of a medieval circulade village, the property is in a quiet rural lane and nestles amongst grapevines, olive groves and sunflower fields. From the house and garden there are magnificent panoramic views of the countryside and the Pyrenees. The accommodation includes a large open plan living area with kitchen and doors leading to the terrace and the garden. The living area has two sofas, a TV and a DVD player. There is a well equipped kitchen with lots of storage and preparation space. 2 bedrooms one with 2 single beds the other a double bed plus ample storage space. A shower room with a walk in shower, vanity unit and toilet. The villa is well insulated and has electric heating making it comfortable all year round. The property shares a 3150m² plot with the owners’ house of which 350m² is a private garden for the villa including lawns, wooden terrace, seating area with stone built barbecue and plenty of parking. Flexible changeover days outside of high season. To read guest reviews from our guest book click 'about June Millar' below.

June Millar
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely holiday in beautiful surroundings and very comfortable accomodation.
Oct 2014
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Cailhau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A shower room (4m²) with a walk in shower, vanity unit and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms (each 10m²) one with 2 single beds the other a double bed plus ample hanging and storage space.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There are walks and cycle routes locally and the tourist attractions of the Cathar castles and the canal du midi are easily reached. There is abundant wildlife including rare birds such as hoopoes, nightingales and bee-eaters. There is a cafe/ bistro in village centre situated about 500m from the gîte. It also offers WiFi. A range of shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets in the surrounding towns and villages are within a ten minute drive. Mobile suppliers of fruits and vegetables, meats, fish and groceries visit the village throughout the week.


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Detached villa with private garden, panoramic views of the Pyrenees
average rating of 4.8 based on 28 reviews

Lovely holiday house with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The spacious house has everything you may need whilst away. From the wooden terrace you have an amazing view of the countryside and the French Pyrenees.

Les Lavandes is an excellent base for excursions within the local area. In the house you will find many brochures and maps that will help you plan your trip to e.g. wineries, Canal du Midi, Mirepoix and the old Cité de Carcassonne.

In Cailhau there is a very nice restaurant with a great atmosphere, good food and wines from the local area. The restaurant is within walking distance from Les Lavandes.

June and Matthew are perfect hosts – polite and very helpful.

We truly enjoyed our stay at Les Lavandes, and would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic week based in Cailhau

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at Les Lavandes in Cailhau - a wonderful rural, peaceful location in which all the family were able to unwind, relax and do things together.

The gite was everything we could have hoped fr in terms of size, facilities and setting and June was extremely helpful on our arrival and departure.

Cailhau was a perfect base from which to explore Carcassonne, Languedoc and the Pyrenees. We visited Andorra and Spain, spent time in the beautiful local towns and villages (Limoux, Cailhau) had beach days at Guissan near Narbonne - a relatively short drive away.

The week passed too quickly but we will definitely return to this idyllic corner of France!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location/view, quiet, overlooking vineyards, beautiful countryside and the Pyrenees

  • 5 of 5

This property has a fantastic view of the French countryside and the Pyrenees. The size of the property is ideal for a family of four, with nice fittings throughout. The owners are absolutely wonderful people who respect your privacy. If you need a break from it all, this is the very place for you. Book it!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had a great stay. Matthew & June
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A beautiful Gite in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The house is immaculate, so much so we thought we were the first guests to stay there! The view to the Mountains is really stunning and the scenery is constantly changing. The village was very quiet with only one restaurant/bar but we ate there twice and had a very good meal on each occasion. Carcassonne was about a fifteen minute drive through the countryside and there is some beautiful scenery to be enjoyed. The house was well equipped, the bed comfortable and the shower excellent. There was Sky TV but it only had a limited selection of all the worst of the worst repeats but it does have Sky News. There is a DVD and a CD player provided but there are no Films or music CD;s which proved frustrating when we wanted to stay in and relax there was nothing to watch or listen to. Matthew and June were perfect hosts however and we will look to go back again another time.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review. Your comment regarding DVDs and CDs was very helpful. We will create a music and DVD collection. Matthew & June
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Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything you may need whilst away. It was very clean and well kept. The highlight has to be the views which changes all the time depending on the weather. There is a lovely decking area which you can sit and just take it all either during the day or at night with the stunning night time sky.

There is a quaint village just up the road which has a bar/food and sells fresh bread in the mornings. There is no food shop but I believe mobile sellers come to the village depending on what day it is.

There are plenty of nice villages to see and activities to do within the local area.

I loved it and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location,superb views and extremely clean and well maintained property.

  • 4 of 5

We had a week at this property and unfortunately the weather was not at its best.The superb views over to the Pyrenees were not always available!!It would have been nice to sit outside but not an option due to the weather.The property was very well maintained and equiped,very clean and tidy but a few extra bits and pieces would have made it more homely eg curtains,more pictures on walls and a rug or two.

The area is very interesting with plenty picturesque villages about,eg Mirepoix and Limoux and very close to Carcassonne.Only one restaurant within walking distance but plenty of options in most of the surrounding villages.The Canal du Midi is on your doorstep but there does not seem to be the attractions,restaurants around it to make it more interesting.If only the weather had been better!!

The owners ,who lived adjacent to property, were most polite and helpful and in no way intrusive.

The property is so handy for airport at Carcassonne.No hassle.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Ax les thermes
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Many sporting activities: canoeing, kayak, rafting, horse ridding, walking, trekking, golf. There are 2 different municipal swimming pools within a 10 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Charge $61.09
Refundable damage deposit $244.38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund