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Cal Brown

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, french

Farmhouse With Private Heated Pool, Overlooking Black Mountains

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Montréal holiday chateau / country house

Farmhouse nr Montreal, Nr. Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon - Detached Farmhouse 15 Minutes From Carcassonne Airport

Farmhouse with a private, heated pool. Surrounded by beautiful mature gardens filled with Mediterranean plants stunning roses cacti palms fruit trees and woods set in seven acres with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside this peaceful and private Domain is only a mile from the local village with its restaurant bar/pizzeria bakery butchers green grocers bank and chemist. The Canal Du Midi which is a world heritage site is 2 miles from the property and Carcassonne with its twin walled medieval city is 15 minutes away by car.

  • pets considered
Cal Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

An enchanting place for a dream week that we will remember forever (Tofolatti family August 2012)

Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The house is absolutely beautiful as are the gardens (Henry family August 2012)

The house and surrounding area have been like a dream.This has been an outstanding holiday (Samuelson family August 2012)

Cascaret, A lovely place situated in the mesmerizing fields of South West France. A place in which we felt honored to be on a vacation. The houses combined the landscape surrounding it,were breathtaking. We had ourselves a great time and made up a lot of great new memories. Memories to lock up in our hearts and never forget. We appreciate the work you have put in this, it surely was worth it (De Vos familyAugust 2010)

Two weeks of bliss! Accommodation, weather, atmosphere all perfect! (Clarke family August 2010)
Nov 2009
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2 traveller reviews

Farmhouse With Private Heated Pool, Overlooking Black Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family break and we all had a lovely time. The house is even better than the photographs, with lots of extra facilities for people off al ages, we ranged from 11 months to over sixties! The furniture is really comfortable and cooking facilities more than adequate, and the laundry was well used.

The pool was a great hit as was the games room, pool darts and table football. The gardens are beautiful,with lovely walks nearby. It took us about half an hour to walk to the village, where we were lucky to find brass band festival in full swing. The church is well worth a visit, a sure local villages and towns. We really hope we can go back soon, one week was not enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

A magnificent place for a large gathering. We spent two amazing weeks here, one week with family and one with friends. We are already planning a return trip. Everything you could ever want is provided in this spacious, comfortable farmhouse and gite. This was our grandchildren's introduction to France and they have taken away memories of hot days in the pool and warm nights eating on one of the terraces. We will remember sharing in their delight and listening to the laughter of all who stayed with us. The accommodation offers many spots for quiet time for those who need it and should the weather not be as good as it was for us, there is plenty to do with D.V.Ds, games and a well equipped games room and table tennis.

Cascaret is well placed for visits to Carcassonne and many local places of interest, that is if you can drag yourselves away! Mirepoix market is a must on Monday mornings for all your fresh supplies. The takeaway paella stall serves a two person portion for 6.50 euros. There are many cafes and restaurants for lunch all of which are reasonably priced. Limoux is 25 mins away and is the party town of the area. It is worth a visit on Friday evening when there is usually something going on in the main square. Blanquette de Limoux is a local sparkling white wine better than champagne any day.The nearby village of Montreal has everything for daily needs including a small supermarket, bar and pizzeria, restaurant, butchers and bakers. A take-away pizza van comes into the village( we used it on Fridays) which makes fabulous pizzas to order. Susan and Cal are very friendly and well informed owners who share their home willingly.

We loved Cascaret, you will too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
1 mile
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Metres
6 miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
1 mile
Car: recommended


The Mediterranean is 45 minutes away by car on the auto route A61. Spain is 1 hour 30 minutes away by car and Andorra about 2 hours.


15 minutes from Carcassonne airport. Driving times are as follows. St Malo 7 hours Caen 8 hours Le Havre 9 hours and Calais 10 hours. Ryanair fly to Carcassonne from Stanstead, East Midlands, Liverpool, Dublin and Cork.

Further Details:

Montreal is a mile from the house and all day to day provisions can be found in the local shops in the village.A supermarket is half a mile the other side of the village and there are numerous local caves where local wine can be bought and tasted within 15 minutes drive, the closest being 5 minutes away by car.Boat hire is available on the Canal Du Midi both daily and with sleeping accommodation for longer trips.There is also white water rafting and canoeing on the river Aude within a 45 minute drive.There is an 18 Hectare lake(Lac de la Cavayere) with a beach and swimming facilities about 30 minutes drive from the property. This is an ideal place for water sports, fishing, walking and childrens games.Also available there is Pedalo Hire, Miniature Golf, Beach Volley Ball and a Forestry Acrobatic Park. There are numerous local markets selling fresh produce throughout the year.These include Mirepoix (Monday am) set in a beautiful medieval square 20 minutes from the house, Bram (Wednesday am) 10 minutes away and Limoux (Friday am) 20 minutes by car.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Montréal, France

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 7
4 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner by e.mail or telephone. In order to secure the booking 50 percent of the rental is required immediately with the balance due 6 weeks before the arrival date.A deposit of 500 Euros will also be required to cover breakages or damages.This will be returned within 14 days if there are no breakages or damages.Any replacements will be made and deducted from the deposit with proof of purchase if required.

Changeover Day:
Saturday departure 10 am arrival 4 pm but will be flexible depending on other bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Montréal, France

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • 1 en-suite to bedroom-1 bath with overhead shower, toilet. 2 family bathroom walk in shower, bath, toilet. 3 en-suite to bedroom 6 bath with overhead shower, toilet. 4 bath with overhead shower, toilet. Wet room adjacent pool WC/washbasin downstairs. WC/washbasin in pool.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with king size bed. Bedroom 5 with double bed. Bedroom 6 with double bed. Bedroom 7 with double bed. Bedroom 8 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation comprises 8 double bedrooms 5 in the main house with 2 bathrooms and 3 in the gite with 2 bathrooms. The gite can be accessed through the games room or independently from the front and rear of the house. Both the kitchens are fully fitted and there are large fridges and freezers for the house and the gite as well as the normal kitchen fridges. Electric heating is available and there is a Jotul log burner in the main lounge with Jotul wall mounted log fire in the main dining room.An abundance of parking in front of the house and around the fish pond is available Outside: Large 10 x 5 metre uv eco friendly heated swimming pool with electric cover and pool house adjoining the house. The pool house has an undercover area with a built in BBQ and separate wc and shower. There is a large pool terrace with dining for 8/10 with a further dining table for 8 situated on a lower terrace. A large gas Weber BBQ is situated at the pool dining area.Great lawned areas in front of the house one with plenty of shade are ideal for kids to play and there are 2 paddocks one on each side of the drive There are nine bikes available 5 adult and 4 for children of various ages.8 sun loungers are poolside together with outside pool shower and large pool terrace Utility Room: Commercial size washing machine. Dryer and double sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included,changed weekly. The house is cleaned before arrival. Maid service is available on request. Other: Games room with pool table, darts board, table football. Pool house with built in BBQ, cross trainer. Various outside terraces with dining tables adjacent the pool and in front of the house. Table tennis table available on further terrace.