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Lovely house with large garden & private pool in heart of Minervois

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7 (8 with a fold-down)

This is a beautiful stone built semi-detached house. Around 200 years old in the village of Azillanet. There's a large garden (400m2), private swimming pool (8m x 4m), stone terrace and dining area and a spectacular old fig tree with a swing. The garden is south facing, so catches the sun throughout the day. The property has been sympathetically restored and tastefully furnished, retaining its original burnished oak floors and beamed ceilings. 3 large bedrooms, (one a delight for children, with ladder-staircase & under-eaves sleeping), a bathroom and a superb open landing area are upstairs. Downstairs there's another bathroom (a new shower room), a new fully equiped kitchen and a generous living-dining space. Beautiful views of the village and countryside can be seen from the garden and all upstairs rooms.

The village boulangerie, two wine caves and a local restaurant are a few minutes stroll. Please see the village website to get an idea of the village:-

It's great to cycle through the vineyards surrounding the village. Walking and hiking trails also surround the village. Lake swimming (Lac Jouarres) is 10 min drive away, fantastic river swimming is within a 20 min drive (Agel). A supermarket, banks, cafes and other shops are only 5 minutes away in Olonzac. The fabulous Cathar village of Minerve is the next village, just over 3km away and the Unesco world heritage site of the Canal du Midi is about 5km away. The beaches of the Mediterranean are about a 35 minute drive and the old walled city of Carcassonne is a 25 minute drive. The nearest airports are Carcassonne and Beziers (40 minutes), Perpignan (1hr), Montpellier (1hr 15min) and Toulouse (1hr 45min).

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Azillanet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New June 2007!
  • Downstairs, off the hallway, is a new shower room. This has a corner shower unit (with very powerful water pressure), and is fully tiled. The small upstairs bathroom contains an original French hip-bath with very powerful shower attachment.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cupboard, shelving, electric heater. Superb view.
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Cupboard, shelving, electric heater. Superb view.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Cupboard, shelving, electric heater. Superb view.
  • Bedroom 1 has a king-sized bed,walk-in wardrobe with shelving, chest of drawers, full length mirror, and built-in electric radiator. It has a beautiful view over the village. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, large storage wardrobe, mirror, built-in electric radiator, view over garden. Bedroom 3 is a children's delight with 'space-saver' staircase, large floor area, and light aspect. 3 single beds, chest of drawers, plus toys, posters, games, play-tent etc.. Tower-fan available in this room. Large airy landing area with extensive shelving built in. All of these areas have beamed ceilings and timbered floors, mainly original. Fold-out single bed and travel-cot (with new safety mattress and bedding) available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
In the corner of the sitting/dining area is a large log-burning stove. An I-Pod/I-Phone docking station is available for playing music. Outside there is a large table, 8 chairs, a parasol and 4 wooden sun-loungers. There are 2 folding beach chairs.


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Lovely house with large garden & private pool in heart of Minervois
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 22 reviews

A beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property. A traditional rural French home, sympathetically decorated and with everything one could need from a holiday home. Suzanne is great to deal with and the neighbour Marie-Ange very friendly. The property was very clean and well-maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. I hope to welcome you back very soon!
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Authentic French rustic comfort from which to explore a beautiful part of France

  • 4 of 5

A great authentic property which has been renovated to a good standard. Great pool and garden with rural village views.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Schönes Haus in schönem Ort

  • 4 of 5

Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit in Azillanet einem kleinen gemütlichen Ort .

Das Haus war schön eingerichtet und hatte alles was man braucht.

Der Garten ist herrlich ,der Pool hat eine gute Größe .

Wir würden wieder dort Urlaub machen denn wir konnten uns gut erholen.

Wer W-lan braucht hat allerdings wenig Chancen aber im Ort gibt es eine Mediathek mit kostenfreiem Wifi.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As of the end of September 2017 new wi-fi will be installed which should be faster and more reliable!
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Really lovely house

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house, big and airy (rooms bigger than look in pics) but very comfortable and homely. Plenty of space for us (two adults, three big kids) to be together as a family or separate if space needed. Pool was absolutely fabulous (thank you Olivier) and sitting outside between the house and the pool of an evening was a treat. Boys loved the swing under the big old fig tree. Area is very pretty, all medieval Cathar villages and vineyards. Supermarkets etc all nearby, baker who delivers to the house each day. Wifi not particularly great (on border of 2g/3g) but otherwise cannot fault the place. Our best French holiday (and we've been doing them for nearly a decade now). (PS Thank you for the extra fans, Suzanne, worked a treat). Tony, Michelle and Boys

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house and pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this lovely part of France. The house was lovely, nicely furnished with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. The information provided was really helpful with lots of advice on what to do in the area. The weather was hot and sunny all week so the children spent most of the time in the salt water pool which was so refreshing. We visited Carcassonne, Minerve, the lake and the Canal du Midi at Homps. There is so much to do a week is not long enough! A very relaxing stay overall!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House In The Heart Of The Minervois

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks in this beautiful house in the heart of the Minervois. Upon arrival the property was very clean and well maintained. The rooms were spacious and well furnished with comfy furniture and a well equipped kitchen. We loved the garden with the large fig tree and spent a lot of time outdoors during our stay - a dip in the pool was a must on the long hot sunny days and the garden furniture was good quality and very comfy.

The owner was very friendly and helpful and made arranging our holiday very easy. She provided excellent directions to the property which we found easily - we didn't get lost once!

This is an ideal place for a peaceful, relaxing holiday surrounded by vineyards and sleepy, quaint villages. We loved it!

We are definitely returning next year for more of the same!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Suzanne Hails
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A fantastic house - the perfect base to explore the South of France and a wonderful pool and terrace to come back to every day.
Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Azillanet is a charming unspoiled village with cobbled streets and original wash-houses. It has wine 'caves', a village shop which stocks everything, (fresh bread delivered daily, meat and poultry available to order), and a local 'Ferme Auberge' with outside dining amongst fruit trees, & typical menus at very reasonable prices. Children's play area 2 mins from the house. The village is situated in the foothills of the Montagne Noir, ideally placed between plain & mountains, with walking, hiking, cycling to suit all. We enjoy gentle bike-riding through the wine villages, passing between vineyards and olive groves... But if you fancy something more strenuous..The spectacular Cathar village of Minerve ('Un des Plus Beaux Villages de France'), straddling its 2 river gorges, is 4kms away - & many other attractive villages nearby. Olonzac is 3.5 km away with supermarkets & all facilities, as well as a great weekly market. The Canal du Midi is 10mins away. Lake & river swimming mins away.

Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $279.29

Cleaning and Taxe de sejour are included in the price.
Please note that from November until the end of March an extra charge for fuel and wood will be added.
A deposit of 20% will be required when booking.
There is also a security deposit of 200 Euros / £200 to be paid just prior to arrival. This is refunded, provided there are no missing items or damages, usually within a week.
Termination conditions:
- up to 49 days before rental period: 20% of rental price
- up to 35 days before rental period: 30% of rental price
- up to 21 days before rental period: 60% of rental price
- up to 14 days before rental period: 90% of rental price
- Less than 14 days before rental period: 100% of rental price

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.