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Domaine de Villefrancou, large swimming pool and exceptional view of 360°

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 independants gîtes, quite and peaceful, in the heart of the Garrigues, 20 min from Cité de Car

The old Domaine of Villefrancou dates from the 18th century. This beautiful and charming property of 17 hectares set in the stunning countryside of the Languedoc in the South of France in the middle of the Garrigues. This house brings you the quite and the peace that you need with a beautiful scenery around you. A pool with different water levels set south for you to relax and enjoy. Furthermore, the cite of Carcassonne with its famous fortress is only 20 minutes away and the beautiful village Lagrasse with its Abbey only 15 minutes away. Surrounding area is rich in Cathar history, medieval castles and exceptional landscapes. Mediterranean beach at 1 hour drive. More pictures:

Property Manager
Denis de Froidmont
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Denis de Froidmont

Isabelle, french from Corbières, Denis, belgian from Liège and their 4 kids, Charles, Claire, Cassandre and Marie live in Brussels and have a familly project: to demonstrate that the Domaine de Villefrancou is the most beautiful place on earth! ;-)

Denis de Froidmont purchased this cottage in 2006


Montlaur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bathroom with 2 sinks, bath, shower and toilet
  • Bathroom with shower, bath and WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Double bed 160 cm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 child bed , 1 double bed 120 cm and bunk beds
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Large pool (12m X 6m, 2 m depth) to be shared with an other gite. Sun loungers Options: bed linen: 10 €/person/week; towels: 6 €/person/week Final Cleaning: 40 €


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Domaine de Villefrancou, large swimming pool and exceptional view of 360°
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Very Good Week Away

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I booked a week away to celebrate our belated honeymoon, and our 10 year anniversary together in an area she knows well from her childhood. We stayed in the smaller cottage on the property and found the cottage to be clean, neat and tidy when we arrived after a long drive from the UK.

We found the grounds to be rustic but well maintained, which was the kind of style and vibe we were hoping for. The cottage was well equipped with a good sized bathroom, a kitchen with all of the expected appliances and a good, comfortable bed. There is WiFi there, which we were not expecting, but was incredibly useful to avoid paying roaming charges abroad. A nice touch.

The cottage is situated by the road between Pradelles en Val and Lagrasse. This appears to be the main road through that part of the Corbieres so access to and from is easy and quick.

The cottage is fairly close (ten minute drive max) to Trebes via the D3 where there is a Carrefour Contact, Super U, Petrol Station and Pharmacy all within 100m of each other. Carcassonne is another ten minutes down the road from Trebes, where we spent a whole day going around the castle. The cottage is also near Lagrasse which was really an unexpected highlight of the holiday in terms of places we visited. A picturesque village with two Abbeys and tons of history to boot.

Whilst there are places to visit around, we spent just over half of our time at the cottage relaxing by the very decent-sized pool in the garden in the sun. Because of the peace and quiet there, we were both really able to relax and unwind properly. It is very dark at night there, so we were also able to do some star gazing, and see the Milky Way for the first time in our lives!

The only negatives we experienced during our stay was when we got there; the person who was meant to meet us there was not there, however everything was unlocked and ready for our arrival and we were able to get straight in. This did however add a little bit of stress to the end of a very long journey to the cottage. The other one was that the pool wasn't heated, which meant it was really rather cold, even on the hottest days we had there (around 30c). In spite of these things, neither were bad enough to take a star away.

The owner, Denis was absolutely brilliant throughout the process, very communicative, made things very easy for us, in spite of not speaking French, and I would recommend the property to anyone, you'll love it.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Villefrancou. We stayed in Le Pavillion. It was very comfortable and so beautifully decorated. Very provincial French. It was a joy preparing dishes in the huge, well- equipped kitchen overlooking the swimming pool. The towels were lovely and the beds were very comfortable and clean! We spent a lot of time relaxing by the large pool on our deck chairs. During the evening we drank wine under the grapevines. We really enjoyed the quieter pace, enjoying the Languedoc, a region of vineyards and olives as far as the eye can see. The sweet, village of Montlaur is only minutes away and we enjoyed buying our croissants and baguettes there. The accommodation is also very close to the beautiful village of Lagrasse and its abbey. It dates back a thousand years and you will be totally charmed by its medieval cobbled streets and homes. We were very well looked after at Villefrancou and Denis provided excellent communication at all times. Our stay was the best week of our lives, I truly mean that!! We will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Carcassonne - Salvaza
Nearest Barpub
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Golf de Carcassonne
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Carcassone SNCF
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A61 - Trèbes
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Gruissan, Port la Nouvelle,...
Car: necessary

Independent cottage in an old Domaine, with shaded garden and sunbeds. You are on the road to remarkable village of Lagrasse at 15 kms, the Cathar castles (Terms 35 kms). Walks and mountain bike, GR36 nearby. The sea is less than an hour away.

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Further Details:

You will find in the small village of Montlaur (3 km): bakery, butcher, hair dresser, small super market, bar.

Tennis court is available at the village of Arquette en Val


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25 % deposit of the overall total is payable on booking (not refundable). The balance is due 1 month before your arrival. You will be asked 300 € refundable security deposit to cover damage/breakage and 30 € as a cleaning deposit.

Changeover Day:
we are available on a weekly basis and shorter stay on request. You can arrive any time after 4 PM on Saturday and have to vacate the following Saturday by 10 AM.

Notes on prices:
W-E, if available, 200 euros

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.