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Nigel Sammons

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Near Carcassonne - Stunning villa with heated pool and wonderful views

25 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, sleeps 12

Set in 3 acres of beautiful countryside, this luxurious villa has been furnished to a 5 star standard and includes 4 bathrooms, 2 well equipped kitchens and a 10m x 5m HEATED pool with an electrically operated safety cover. The spacious accommodation benefits from a full range of modern conveniences including satellite TV and WIFI (foc). The living areas and 4 of the 5 large bedrooms all have spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The villa also benefits from south facing terraces to the ground and first floors that are ideal for al fresco dining or relaxing in the sun. Whilst the villa is situated in a delightfully secluded position, there are a variety of villages with amenities all within a five minute drive. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PHOTOS AND A VIRTUAL TOUR PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE - www.labyrinthe-montclar.com

IF YOU WANT TO GO DIRECT TO THE VIRTUAL TOUR, THE LINK IS - http://www.youtube.com/embed/u0XVqyRu3k0?rel=0

The Languedoc/Aude Region: This part of the Languedoc has a sunny Mediterranean climate boasting 300 days of sunshine each year.

Languedoc offers something for everyone. Miles of long, sandy beaches, Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, great cuisine and vineyards in abundance.

The most renowned attractions in the area are the medieval walled ‘Cite’ and the Canal du Midi, both of which are World Heritage Sites and should not be missed. However, there is much more to see in this delightful region. The surrounding area is one of outstanding natural beauty and nearby villages such as Limoux, Mirepoix and St Hilaire, to name but a few, are both pretty and interesting.

Further afield, Narbonne, Montpellier, Toulouse and Pezenas are all well worth a visit.

Carcassonne/Montclar - Activities: Montclar is an excellent base from which to sample the wide variety of activities that are available in the region.

In addition to great walks and cycling that can be taken from the house, the more adventurous might enjoy kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting that are all reached within a short drive.

Lac de la Cavayere, a man made beach and lake close to Carcassonne, is a 20 minute drive away. Here there is a sandy beach, swimming, picnic areas, walks and other leisure activities including an excellent treetop adventure course for all ages.

The famous Canal du Midi also offers boat trips or boat hire or a quiet stroll along the river that winds its way through Carcassonne itself.

There are numerous markets that are a feature of life in the area. In particular, the Saturday morning market at Place Carnot in the centre of Carcassonne, is an absolute must, but the markets at nearby Limoux and Mirepoix are also well worth a visit.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nigel Sammons (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

Near Carcassonne - Stunning villa with heated pool and wonderful views
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

A fantastic villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

It’s hard to know where to begin to do justice to this lovely holiday villa. From the spotlessly clean pool and the extensive gardens to enjoy during the day to the comfortable beds and great air conditioning for a relaxing night’s sleep – everything about this villa is absolutely spot on for a great family holiday.

It’s equipped like a proper family home and there was nothing we needed that hadn’t been provided. We had 3 generations to accommodate and the layout of the villa was ideal for that. There were options, both indoors and out, for eating and socializing together but also plenty of space for children (and grandparents!) to have some privacy and chill out time.

The highlight for our 4 grandchildren, aged 9 and under, was definitely the fantastic heated pool and there was seldom a time when at least one of them wasn’t enjoying splashing around in it, closely followed by hide and seek in the extensive gardens! There are no close neighbours so the children were able to enjoy themselves without any worry of them disturbing anyone else.

At night the adults relaxed on the terrace or round the pool and enjoyed the absolute peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside and star gazing in the clear night skies – the Milky Way was visible every night, just amazing.

The owner is really prompt at answering queries and the housekeeping staff were all very friendly and helpful. If you’re looking for a relaxing place to spend time with your family come here – you won’t be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday in Labyrinthe, with the property living up to and in fact exceeding all of our expectations. It was spotless throughout and extremely well furnished, with every facility one could ask for in a holiday property. The property was also extremely well maintained and our contact with both the owner and managers of the site was exemplary - who fitted in with us where necessary. There was a slight confusion over the arrival time but members of the family were able to wait by the pool for someone to arrive on our first day. Overall we would definitely recommend the property to friends or relatives.

Locally we visited Limoux for an evening meal at La Tantina, which was great - although do take the advise of the owners and book ahead as it gets very busy! We also visited Carcassonne - an obvious must - and the short visit to the Abbey at St Hilaire was most worthwhile. A lovely settlement and delightful abbey to be guided round.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This house was ideal for us. It is very comfortable, clean and big enough for a lot of people. The owners have thought of everything and we had a thoroughly good week!

Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Labyrinthe is a lovely, spacious and fully equipped villa which immediately made us sigh with relief when we arrived. The welcome pack (which I had customised slightly to suit our needs) was ready and waiting so we didn't need to think about moving to the shops until the next day (beware, the Leclerc in Limoux is closed on Sunday!!). The villa is on two floors so our two teenage boys took over the ground floor and we took the floor above so we all felt we had space, privacy and freedom. The air-conditioning was better than I expected and provided enough cool air to get a good night's sleep and to escape from the heat during the day if we needed to. However, we were very pleasantly surprised by the cool breezes in the hills which really made the temperature very bearable for August. A great deal of thought seems to have gone into this villa to make it really work, from the kitchen equipment to the shutters on the windows which make lovely dark bedrooms in the morning. The pool is a lovely size and the sunbeds very comfortable. The view from the balcony where we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner is gorgeous and my husband loved the Weber BBQ which we used nearly every night! There is enough to do in the area to keep teenagers happy (they loved the vinyard tour we did on segways!) and the table tennis and boules were also much used. We moved on to another villa nearer the coast the next week but felt we could have stayed at Labyrinthe for much longer! I would definitely recommend this villa to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Beautiful and Relaxing Week in the South of France (Montclar)

  • 5 of 5

At the end of our week's stay at Labyrinthe (villa's name), the entire group, made up of 10 family members, all agreed that we would have liked more time in this beautiful villa or to be able to return someday.

The villa and gardens were even more lovely than the online pictures. The owner was very helpful and prompt in answering my many questions throughout the booking process and beyond. Also, the villa's manager was very welcoming and informative in familiarizing us with the property upon our arrival and making herself available throughout the week as needed. The Information Packet provided by the owner contained loads of helpful information, as did the travel brochures and guides in the villa.

We tended to congregate in and around the very clean, heated, saltwater pool. It was so relaxing! We used the kitchen on the lower level primarily for poolside beverages and snacks, very convenient. At least half of our group is from southeastern United States where the summer heat and humidity is oppressive, being able to have the villa's windows open with the breeze rushing through was such a treat. At night we usually used the AC units which were very quiet and powerful. We slept great! FYI - the beds described as king size in the villa are more similar to US queen size beds.

We prepared a a few simple meals and found that both kitchens were very well equipped.

Regarding activities: Trips to Carcassonne Cite and the Canal du Midi were fascinating. We enjoyed a boat ride on the canal which was relaxing and informative. We would definitely recommend the market in Mirepoix. It's a beautiful drive through the countryside and brings you closer to the Pyrenees. We made several trips to the bakery in Pomas for their wonderful croissants. Get there early for the best selection. Their buy 3 get 1 free was the perfect deal for our large group. To work off some calories we found an excellent hike that brought us to a high meadow with spectacular views of the valley and the Pyrenees in the distance. To begin this hike we turned right when leaving the villa, followed the road up and around and then kept taking the road (sometimes dirt/gravel) on the left. But not the first left track that leads into a field. This route brings you around the backside of Montclar. Our tech savvy folks were able to locate and plot this route on their phones.

The south of France is so beautiful as is Labyrinthe. We highly recommend it. And thank you for the excellent wine!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa, great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our week stay at Labrinthe. I can't sing the properties praises highly enough. There were 8 of us in our group including 2 children (aged 16 months and 4 yrs) and we were all accommodated perfectly.

The Villa is stunning and the views are exceptional. The bedrooms are very spacious and all have their own incredible views as well as their own bathrooms which was a huge help.

The Villa is incredibly well stocked with glassware, cooking items and crockery which was a blessing given the size of our group.

The region is beautiful and is only a 20 minute drive from Carcassonne.

In addition to all these features, the contact from the owner Nigel was fantastic. He answered all of our numerous queries prior to our holiday in no time at all and nothing was too much trouble. Likewise, Debbie who met us there and showed us around the property when we arrived was very welcoming and only a text message away!

All in all I cannot speak highly enough of this property. This is our 4th Villa holiday and by far the best one we have ever stayed at.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Pomas
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Pomas
Car: necessary

The property is located in an idyllic rural setting on the edge of the village of Montclar - only a 20 minute drive from Carcassonne airport. It is 17km from Carcassonne, with its magnificent medieval castle and 17km from Limoux. The near vicinity boasts an array of exquisite villages, historical sites such as Cathar castles and ancient abbeys, the beautiful canal du midi, vineyards and some of the best restaurants that you will ever experience.

Other Activities: lake with beach and boating, kayaking.

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Rates & Availability

Preixan Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak
Sep 3 2016 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,206
 
 
Mid
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,798
 
 
Peak
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,058
 
 
Off Peak
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,206
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$259
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $651

Rental includes gas, electricity, garden and pool maintenance, linen (other than for the two travel cots) and towels. A mid-stay linen & towel change and house clean are available for stays of two weeks or more subject to a local charge. Access to the house will be available at 4pm on the day of arrival. The house must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. Every effort to be flexible on these timings is made on a case by case basis but cannot be guaranteed.

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Amenities

Preixan Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Double sink unit
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Single sink unit
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Single sink unit
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sink unit
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Mezzanine Area
  • All of the bedrooms are generously sized and well equipped. Four of the five bedrooms have fabulous views over the countryside. In addition to the above, two travel cots (for which linen is not provided) and a put-u-up bed are also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Mezzanine floor - this is a useful study/reading area comprising a double sofa (that coverts to a bed), bookcase and a large desk. First floor - master double bedroom with kingsize bed and a separate changing room, a further double bedroom, bathroom with shower, double sink unit and bidet, separate WC. Open plan lounge (with satellite TV and DVD player), dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. Separate utility room. Ground floor - large summer kitchen that opens out on to the pool. Fully equipped kitchen, kitchen table, comfy chairs, satellite TV and DVD player and table football. Three bedrooms (two with kingsize beds and one with two singles) three well equipped bathrooms. Outside - heated pool (available from May - September), boules drome, table tennis table, landscaped garden, garden tables and chairs for both first floor and ground floor terraces.

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