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lux.villa ( ca.150m2 incl.terras)with covered ,splendid pool in Castelnau d'Aude

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Surrounded by vineyards, delightful rural location close to Med & Carcassonne

Situated in the Minervois the village of Castelnau-d'Aude is a stones through away from our property. The village lies in the Aude valley on a small hillock between the Canal du Midi and the Aude River. The Pyrenees lie to the west and the Montagne Noir to the east.

On 4500 m2 are two completely seperate houses, surrounded by trees, shrubs and flowers, especially in the spacious terraces of the house, further large carport.

The property is newly developed to an extremely high standard (you need only a tooth-brush and personal belongings!!!!! for All-in is All-in) and is ideal for that family ((1-6 persons, with inside and outside tables and chairs for 6 persons, and even for both terasses)) self catering holiday. we believe that a summer holiday should be for all the family, and provide a BBQ, plancha and wok. Dishwasher, Washing machine and other appliances make your stay that little bit easier. If you are looking for a rural location, quiet peaceful with stunning views over vineyards and well developed and maintained gardens then write us a mail..

Note! i a beautiful swimmingpool (daily cleaned), a current stream and a roof with gliding panels, swimming from APRIL up to and including OCTOBER.. Use of the pool is completely private ( owners do not swim with the quests and most of the time early in the morning and late in the evening).

Golf court ( 18 holes): Carcassonne has a beautiful situated 18-holes golf court, which is at an easy distance from Castelnaud'Aude.

This home is appropriate for young and old, to our regret excepted handicapped people, for there is a staircase in the villa.

Attention: we have a house for six persons and a baby or little child counts also for one person in our perception! Three bedrooms, each for 2 persons;

The house is very clean and complete, no need to bring your own linen, kitchen utensils etc. Look at our own website in which you will find the list of inventory : and

As an extra service we give you weekly clean linen for the beds, so NO NEED to wash the bedlinen!

Finally you will find all the cleaning products for the machines, kitchen and toilet!

Attention: no waterwasting boxershorts in the pool!!

More Details

Lucia Spaander
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Lucia Spaander

our former life was always 'filled' with people, at work and at home.So our next step in France wasn't quite so difficult. After building our own home we planned ' Petit Paradis'.

Within two years we reached our goal.

It's a place to share with our family, friends and quests.

A beautiful landscape, historical and cultural very attractif for us and for you!

Really a lot to do.

Lucia Spaander purchased this villa in 2008

Why Lucia Spaander chose Lezignan-Corbieres area

Ihe property is lying in a beautiful and calm region; it's chosen for the rest and silence, but..............

if you like shopping centers, towns, mountains and sea they are not far away and easy and within a short time to reach

What makes this villa unique

We devellopped the houses and the garden self and with such a great pleasure!

It was a very interesting and creative process which has given us a lot of satisfaction.

The difficulty for us was the placing of the pool, but looking at the pictures we think that we were right.


Castelnau-d'Aude Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • *adults + kids counts for 6 persons together! * parents have to take care of the kids in pool *no quests staying over night and no visitors in pool
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , possible to split to 2 separate beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , possible to split to 2 separate beds
  • The bedrooms are all light and airy and have new mattrasses, new sheets, covers and a lot of pillows . This villa is designed to have 6 adult people. We are very particular and want to ensure that you can sleep and recharge your batteries at the end of a hot summers day. Airco-system downstairs! Good fans upstairs in all rooms. We have a children's bed, with all the sheets, covers etc. 2 high chairs! We can also change the 2 adults beds in 2 childrens beds. Be aware that a baby counts for one person! So a family with 5 adults/or kids and one baby, counts for 6 persons.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This is a new property and all the appliances are new. There is a fully functioning covered outside kitchen (as seem in the photos) with hob, (including a wok) fridge, sink close to the external dinning room with warm and cold water,BBQ, wok and musselpans; The inside kitchen has all modern appliances, microwave, dishwasher, hob, big fridge freezer, coffee maker 'Senseo' kettle and much much more. If there is anything you find you need we can arrange this without any problem. There is enough crockery and cutlery so that you do not need to wash up between dishwasher loads (see the pictures). The external seating for the two terrasses: 12 chairs and 2 big tables (no plastic!) Note to the pool: every day cleaning! private swimming, also not at the same time with the owners! gliding panels, swimming from april - october WiFi


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lux.villa ( ca.150m2 incl.terras)with covered ,splendid pool in Castelnau d'Aude
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

Great Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The gite was very clean and was extremely well equipped, the best I have ever experienced so far! The situation was perfect for visiting all we wanted to see, of which there is an awful lot, Canal de Midi, Cathare Castles, Abbey's etc. The boys loved all the castles and grottes and most of all I think the pool!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy with the review; that's why we are working hard and intensive to make our quests's holiday a success, thanks a lot!
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fantastic holliday with adult children

  • 4 of 5

We had the time of our life wIth the family! You really have everything you need in the house and the pool was great! It was very clean and the outside kitchen is fantastic! The owners are friendly and helpfull. We surely go back because we only stayed one week and we want to see so much more of the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for this review. Every time we learn a lot from our visitors and we stand open for their (positive) remarks. We do our utmost to give our quests a good and wonderful time; see also our "Services" . We look every year a year ahead to improve our villa, in- and outside and also our services. Never stand still and therefore never a dull moment.
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Relaxing, authentic France

  • 5 of 5

We chose this villa because we were going to France so early in the year and thought the covered pool would be an asset - how right we were! We did have some fantastic weather but on those "iffy" days we could still sit by the pool, reading a book, enjoying the scenery and even having a dip because it is heated. Overall this was one of the most relaxing holidays we've ever had - the villa is so well equipped, you literally could turn up with a bottle of suncream and want for nothing. It was ideally situated for cycling to, and then along, the Canal du Midi, in both directions. The village is a five minute drive away and has a brilliantly stocked supermarket and a great little bakery. We visited lots of other little villages in the region and thoroughly enjoyed Carcassonne - both within the walled city and in the town centre itself. The main bedroom in the villa is a very generous size while the other two bedrooms suffer a little from low ceilings - however, our 16 and 14 year old sons managed quite well.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to read that this holiday has been very enjoying for the family. It is also a proof that what we write in our website ( and don't forget the pictures) comes true and is not a marketing invention! We like our job.
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Relaxing holiday away from it all

  • 5 of 5

1 teenager and 1 youngster meant we had to have somewhere to keep both entertained while allowing myself and my wife to relax. I am happy to say that this villa had it all from a private swimming pool for the youngsters to a shaded area for us to sit down and enjoy the warm sunshine. The pool was immaculate and well kept - check out the bubbles !!

The villa does have everything u could ask for and Lucia and Leendert were always at hand to help us make our stay as comfortable as possible while allowing us space to ourselves. Not surprisingly u will need a car to get around but lezignan is a few km away where u can get any food essentials u require.

Lucia's recommendations for food were excellent -- Narbonne's "Le Buffet" is highly recommended as is "La Peniche" at Homps. There is plenty to see and do in the area.

i would highly recommend this property

Family from iRELAND

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad to read this review and not only that we understand also that we are succesfull with our aim/aspiration to make our quests feel at home, feel at ease and enjoy the things you can do near the house and in the pool, but also show the quests how they can take the most out of their holidays by giving the names of good restaurants, by showing the possiblities for daytrips ( or part of it) and help them with any question or problem.
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London England

Lovely - Very Safe - Clean - Well Equipped

  • 4 of 5

We were a party of Six, Three adults, Two teenagers and our youngest, Eight years old. Petit Paradis is a beautifully well equipped holiday home with everything you'll require to make your stay a pleasant one. Living accommodation was very comfortable and an enjoyable place to spend an evening. The swimming pool was superb, very clean and fitted with a jet stream strong enough to swim against. The cover made for a very warm environment on the cooler days and is retractable on the hotter ones.

The location and region has everything that you could possibly ask for. The owners live in close proximity but allow you your own privacy. The garden area supplies plenty of shade if you like sitting out of the sun, however I found it too shaded. There are other areas suitable for bathing and loungers, chairs and tables are supplied, but on the down side they feel detached from everywhere else. The main bedroom is quite large with ample storage space, the two smaller bedrooms are suitable for younger children but not for adults.

There are some fantastic restaurants in the area and plenty of shops a short drive away if you decide to eat in. there are some fantastic food markets as well as some delicious inexpensive wines. We have been to the region each year for the last four years and still find plenty to do as well as seeing some fantastic sights. A car is a definite must have for this region wherever you stay. Thank you Lucia and Leendert

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gloucestershire UK

Spotless- Totally equipped - Design flair

  • 5 of 5

With 3 children from teenage to a four year old, the property and the location have everything that you could possibly ask for. We used the swimming pool virtually every day in April. The cover really does provide a longer swimming season. The owners are on hand, but you have total privacy and use of the pool from breakfast time until evening.

The house should appeal to anyone who loves France but appreciates bright, contemporary interiors with a good use of colour and texture. The outside eating areas add greatly to usable space and can be thought of as two additional rooms. Bedrooms are not large, but this is a holiday house and this is not a problem.

The kitchen is a great place to cook. There is everything that you would want down to herbs and balsamic vinegar. The equipment is new and spotlessly clean.

The outstanding feature of the house is the thought that has gone into the equipment provided, we really could not think of anything that was missing. Even shower gel and toothpaste are there if you have forgotten your own.

There is so much to do in the surrounding area for all interests ad ages that a 40km radius is almost the farthest that we traveled in the two weeks.

If you arrive on a Saturday, make sure that you get to the small Intermarche in La Redorte before it shuts at lunchtime on the Sunday - its only a 10 min drive. Other shops are not open on the Sunday.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carrefour Market
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Lezignan Corbieres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A61 and A9
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Redorte
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Minervois, Canal du Midi, Narbonne, Beaches, Vineyards ,Carcassonne, La Redorte(shopping at 4,5km, Perpignan, Montpellier ).,mountains at short distance -Montagne Noir and the Pyrenees , lac de Jouarres, historical and cultural very interesting and a lot to do.

Beautiful nature and nearby possibilities for walking. at short distance you a have a tennis-court

Swimming: sea, lac ,

private pool. measuring: 10 x 4mtrs and 120 - 180 depth

Pool with high covering /gliding panels, ideal for early spring untill autumn! excellent for little children

specially built so, You can already swim from April till November!

to contact us by website for all your information:

** **

Your payments by internet with an international Bank!

In this website ((English, German, French and Dutch) you will find all the things you like to know,

For instance: futher details about our property,, details about the swimmingpool, access to the mountains, the sea, the day-trips, finally the situation.

Location via Google Earth with the following coordinates:

43° 13' 41. 58' N and 2° 40' 35. 18' E

Other Activities: tennis and canoying at short distance


Rates & Availability

Castelnau-d'Aude Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $407.36
cleaning $116.39

Just this calander does not work appropriate!
We require 25% at booking to secure your dates. This is none refundable and so we recommend that you take out travel insurance. We require the balance to be paid in full within 30 days of you arrival dates.: a security deposit is required of € 350 which will be refunded within a week; payment by International European Banking.

Final cleaning costs € 100.- (obliged)
Note: water,gas, light, linens, towels and media are included in the rental rates! You will also find english and german broadcastings
, linen and towels (plenty of it)and the house 'Petit Paradis' is extremely well equipped.
ATTENTION: The rates are the same as in previous years,


You have the obligation to leave the villa in clean and good condition at the end of your stay. Any damage will be deducted from your security deposit.
We strongly recommend you to take out a travel insurance that covers the cancellation fees. Its your responsibility to ensure that the insurance is adequate and appropriate for your needs.

***BE AWARE that 2014 has the same rates as in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and we hope that our visitors will appriciate this!!!!!!!!!!!
The change-over day is in always SATURDAY.

The calander system is not quite appropriate and indicates in the calender a Sunday, so please if you aren't sure mail or call me
The arrival time is 16.00 hrs pm
Departure 9.00 hrs am

25% at booking to secure your dates;
the balance to be paid in full 6 weeks of your arrival date;
security deposit € 350.00, to be refunded within a week on your bankaccount
final cleaning costs € 100,-

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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