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Detached villa with private garden, panoramic views of the Pyrenees

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Cailhau House Rental Photos and Description

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 with free to air UK channels 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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

June Millar
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely holiday in beautiful surroundings and very comfortable accomodation.
Oct 2014
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Detached villa with private garden, panoramic views of the Pyrenees
average rating of 4.714286 based on 25 reviews

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: Jun 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: Jun 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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Vacances très agréables, accueil chaleureux, logement impécable, très belle région.

  • 5 of 5

Nous ne pouvons que recommander cette adresse. Lieu calme et reposant....

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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très satisfait de mon séjour

  • 5 of 5

nous étions une famille de 4 et avons été ravis de la qualité de la location et de l'accueil, sans parler bien sûr de la beauté et de l'intérêt touristique de la région.

le gîte est quasiment neuf, moderne, très fonctionnel et parfaitement équipé. Nous l'avons trouvé dans un état de propreté exceptionnel.

les propriétaires sont très sympathiques mais aussi très discrets bien que leur maison soit à côté du gîte on est en toute tranquillité dans un environnement très calme.

Draps et serviettes sont fournis sans supplément de prix, ainsi que de nombreux accessoires de la vie de tous les jours. l'électricité est comprise pour un tarif de location de surcroît très compétitif par rapport à la moyenne: de nombreux propriétaires français devraient prendre exemple (les propriétaires sont anglais).

nous avons même eu droit à une très bonne bouteille de blanquette offerte qui nous attendait au frais dans le frigo à notre arrivée! quelle délicate attention

juste un bémol peut être pour certains, voiture obligatoire et il faudra faire pas mal de kilomètres pour visiter nombre de chateaux cathares du sud ou bien sûr aller à la plage, mais le village est bien situé étant proche de Carcassonne et de Bram et rouler sur les routes des Corbières est un plaisir des yeux: attention elles sont parfois très étroites et tortueuses.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Belle maison neuve, situé dans un petit village. Nous avons pu apprécier le calme au milieu des vignes.

Possibilité de grandes promenades dans des chemins de vignes avec pratiquemment aucun passage de voitures.

Notre enfant de 3 ans s'est bien amusé autour de la maison.

Et nous nous avons pu profiter de cette splendide vue dégagée autour d'un petit verre sur la terrasse.

Les propriétaires sont gentils et discrets.

En résumé, nous avons passés 15 jours très reposants.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Abritel, 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

Cailhau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Basse Saison / Low Season
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Noël et Nouvel An / Christmas
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Basse Saison / Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Saison / Season
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mi-Saison / Mid Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Haute Saison / High Season
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mi-Saison / Mid Season
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Saison / Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Basse Saison / Low Season
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Noël et Nouvel An / Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $218
Cleaning Charge $54
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

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Cailhau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 and grocery shop 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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