|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
5 km off Carcassonne, less than one hour from the Mediterranean sea and the Pyrénées mountains, a very large villa ( 10 adults, and even 11 with an extra bed) with all conveniences on a 6-acre domain (pine trees) with a 10x5m heated swimming-pool. 8 large rooms, terrace sheltered from wind with large teck table and chairs, large safe playground for children. No neighbourhood. Our caretakers ( they live in a separate house, at the entry of the property, 300m from the main house) will help you in case of any problem and give you informations for shopping or going for a drive, or make a reservation in some good restaurant , or anything else you need.
I would hate to oversell this wonderful villa, but our jaws dropped when we entered this home. Jacky gave us a wonderful tour - opening door after door to an amazing home. The rooms have an old style French decor, tiled floors, almost all rooms facing the outdoor pool. Internet works best near the modem, but not a hardship. Great room for eating and relaxing. We were a group of 8 and never felt like we were on top of each other. The house is close to Carcassone (our goal for this region), and this house is perfect! We relaxed by the pool, cooked breakfast with windows open to the French countryside! Ample parking, large rooms, many bathrooms! Just a wonderful experience! Highly recommend!
Excellent villa for big family. We had a really good time there with sunny weather mostly (unfortunately with a cold wind). The garden was extensively used by us for sports, sunbathing and BBQing. Supermarkets and the beautiful city of Carcassonne are conveniently closeby.
Only drawbacks were the noise from the autoroute, which is close by and depending on the wind can be very well heard sitting in the garden (indoors it is not a problem), and the swimming pool temperature, which never managed to get close to the advertised 28 degrees (the continuing cold wind might be to blame for that).
If we would plan another family outing in the same region, we would strongly contemplate coming here again!
The house was lovely and set up perfect for a group of family and friends here to explore and celebrate a significant birthday. Whether lounging around the pool, cooking and drinking wine in the evenings, or site seeing the beautiful countryside, this property is ideal!
Very nice property in the beautiful and peaceful landscape of Carcassonne. Hosts are very nice and friendly. We tremendously enjoyed the swimming pool, barbecue and spacious house and garden, large enough to play football. Winery's and an famous old castle are close by (under half an hour drive), so ideal for day visits. Property is recommended!
We stayed at this beautiful property over Easter 2014.
The property is very clean and well maintained and the caretaker and his wife extremely helpful and charming, ready to answer any questions we might have had.
The property had plenty of space for all of us (11 in total, including 2 kids), plenty of do for all of us.
Rooms and kitchen are fully equipped which made our trip by plane very easy.
Many attractions like old town, different castles and amazing surroundings are at easy reach by car.
The owner was very helpful in all our conversations (either by email or by phone) and ready to assist or clarify any questions we might have had.
I highly recommend it and we only wished we had a longer Easter break.
We enjoyed a two week stay at this delightful property in September 2012. The owner could not have been more helpful in providing information to help us to select the property and the resident caretaker, Jackie, was equally helpful but unobtrusive during our stay.
We were an adult family group of 6 but with various visitors staying with us at different times during our holiday and we also hosted a birthday barbeque for 30 people in our middle weekend. The property is big enough to cope with all this with ease and we never felt crowded. There is a staggering amount of land around the house and it is possible to find solitude if you want it even when the house is full.
There is a pleasant and easy cycle route to the medieval cite, and we even walked to the old town on a couple of occasions. The airport is an easy 10 minutes drive and the autoroute and hypermarket even less.
This makes the property an ideal base to explore the area as the Black Mountains of the Minervois to the north, the Pyrenees to the south the Mediterranean are all within an hours drive, and there are many wonderful old villages closer to home.
For those prospective tenants worried about the autoroute being TOO close I can allay concerns for all but the most sensitive souls. There is a slight background rush audible from around the pool, but there are lines of trees which completely screen the road from view and a large bank of earth has been landscape to provide additional screening and sound deflection. At no time were we ever disturbed by the sound and certainly never noticed it at all at night from inside the house.
Although the kitchen is a little dated in appearance it has all the equipment that even the most enthusiastic cook (me!) could want and space to allow the team of amateur sous chefs to provide the necessary assistance. Dining areas outside and in abound giving options to suit all weathers and dining styles.
The grand salon is a lovely room with provision to open several doors out onto the terrace facing the pool.. The various bedrooms are comfortable and have private washing facilities. Only one has full ensuite bathroom but our guests did not find this a significant problem as the shared bathrooms are more than adequate.
We have stayed in many beautiful properties in France over the years but this one has to be the best.
Thank you to Sylvie for all her help and kindness.
The property is situated in the country, 5km south of Carcassonne, where you'll find all shops and entertainments, the very beautiful golf (18 holes) of Auriac ( we can lend a kit for a man), and all sport activities ( tennis, riding, karting ...). You can discover the Canal du Midi (listed by UNESCO) either by boat or with bikes. One day driving will bring you to the nice beaches of Leucate or Barcarès, or to the 'cathare' castles of Montségur and Peyrepertuse, or even to the museums and monuments of Toulouse.
Lastly, you'll find everything you need in a very large supermarket, 15mn by car from the property (food, gasoline ...)
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Le tarif week-end est établi pour 2 nuits, du vendredi au dimanche. Le prix de la nuit supplémentaire (1° colonne) n'est valable que pour des nuits en complément d'un week-end, avant ou après.
La caution est restituée le jour du départ.
En basse et moyenne saison un supplément forfaitaire peut être demandé s'il est nécessaire de chauffer la maison.