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Town house with swimming pool in Carcassonne

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 230 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Unobstructed view of the medieval town

This XIX century house is located on a very-sought after boulevard of the town, in a very peaceful neighbourhood. A true haven of peace 5 minutes away from the town centre (covered market, market square, restaurants) and a charming 15 minute walk away from the Medieval Town. The 230 sq.m of this house display larges luminous rooms where the ancient is combined with the modern. Whit high ceilings, typical cement tiles with motives and wood-stained parquets. This harmonious atmosphere is highlighted by ancient posters and splendid carpets. The small TV room and the kitchen open onto a charming inner courtyard where you will enjoy the private pool. On the 3rd floor, terrace with panoramic view on the town and laundry room. On the 2nd floor, the 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 separate WCs. On the 1st floor, the living room/library and dining room (seats 10), the kitchen with dining area, the TV room. On the ground floor, reception hall and access to private garage.

15 minute walk away from the Medieval Town (guided tour)

5 minutes away from the town centre and the Bastide Saint-Louis

1 km away from the train station

7 km away from the airport (RyanAir)

(Pick-up from the station or airport available with air-conditioned ‘Sun Tours’ minibus)

10 minutes away from the Canal du midi

15 minutes away from the Malepère, Minervois and Corbières vineyards (wine tasting in the cellar)

15 km away from the Cathar Castles of Lastours (many tours offered by 'Sun Tours')

20 km away from Castelnaudary (gastronomic restaurants)

30 km away from the Montagne noire (Saissac, Saint Férréol, Le Lampy, Revel, Castres)

45 km away from seaside resorts (Narbonne, Gruissan, Leucate)

75 km away from Toulouse

85 km away from Perpignan, Collioure

90 km away from Montpellier

2 hours away from Andorra (duty free) and Spain.

15 minute walk away from the Medieval Town (guided tour)

5 minutes away from the town centre and the Bastide Saint-Louis

1 km away from the train station

7 km away from the airport (Ryanair)

(Pick-up from the station or airport available with air-conditioned ‘Sun Tours’ minibus)

10 minutes away from the Canal du midi

15 minutes away from the Malepère, Minervois and Corbières vineyards (wine tasting in the cellar)

15 km away from the Cathar Castles of Lastours (many tours offered by 'Sun Tours')

20 km away from Castelnaudary (gastronomic restaurants)

30 km away from the Montagne noire (Saissac, Saint Férréol, Le Lampy, Revel, Castres)

45 km away from seaside resorts (Narbonne, Gruissan, Leucate)

75 km away from Toulouse

85 km away from Perpignan, Collioure

90 km away from Montpellier

2 hours away from Andorra (duty free) and Spain.

More Details

Owner
RIVES bertrand
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Carcassonne, France

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Separate WC
    Bathroom 2 - shower enclosure , Separate WC
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Swimming pool
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can organise a pick-up at the station or the airport with an air-conditioned bus and driver.

Reviews

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Town house with swimming pool in Carcassonne
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 22 reviews
5

Excellent...I've never written a review before, this stay deserves no less than a stellar one!

  • 5 of 5

Monsieur Rives is a most kind and gracious host. My family and I have visited France over a half a dozen times, normally we do so for a total of 2 weeks, renting a different home each week. M. Rives was without question the most accommodating proprietor we have ever had the pleasure to meet. As other reviewers have stated, he offered to pick us up and drop us off at the airport, he provided numerous restaurant recommendations in town - including in Leucate where we journeyed for the day. He had various refreshments in the fridge, a few items for a petit dejeuner and even gave us a nice bottle of wine upon our arrival, as well as during our stay...and closed our visit with a beautiful gateux. He made it clear that should we have any questions or requests during our stay just to give him a call, he was always accessible (not a requirement on his part obviously, but a nice bonus)...best way to describe it is to say that he truly made us feel at home!

The location of the house was perfect for walking the town and visiting the markets...walking to the old town is not out of reach either if you enjoy a little exercise (20 minutes, 1.5km). The house itself was beautiful and clean, with plenty of room (although 6 footers may find the toillettes a little tight, use the one in the pool house...no bother to me as I don't travel to spend time in the loo anyway!)

Bottom line, in my opinion you certainly will not find a better host, and would be hard pressed to find a better location from which to visit Carcassonne. (the view of the city at night from the upstairs deck was memorable to say the least)

If my family and I ever have the good fortune to visit the region once more there is no doubt where we will stay...first class. Merci Beaucoup M. Rives!

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magnificent

  • 5 of 5

Bertrand was the ultimate host and the home was a perfect place to relax and feel immersed in the real culture of south France. We were picked up at the train station after having traveled from Paris. The home had food, wine, and was so beautiful- we felt like friends returning rather than renting guests! Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Town House in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Visited from Friday 2nd June to Friday 9th.

Beautiful Town House, citi de Carcassonne is a 10-15 minute walk. Luxury pool area, great size bedrooms, balcony on the roof is outstanding. Bertrand the owner was incredibly helpful, he even picked us up from the airport.

Overall I highly recommend the Town House. We will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for a family of boys and young men

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic break. Bertrand was incredibly helpful from the initial enquiry, right through to our departure.

The cupboards had been filled with enough food to see us though our first breakfast, and beyond, with additions from the boulangerie next door. We arrived around 7 and were given clear directions to restaurants less than 5 minutes away, for our first evening. Saved us that awful, first night, tired, search for a supermarket before you've got your bearings.

Despite being on a main thoroughfare, we were astounded by how quiet the back patio and pool were. At Bertrands suggestion we carefully kept the shutters closed during the day and never had a problem with being overheated indoors despite it being August.

Our sons range from ages 11-21, they were delighted with our choice of location. We found plenty to do (recommend being in the walled city before 10 for a quiet visit to the castle, student cards for European visitors give a free entry!) . Train rouge from Axat and added trip to the Garralus Gorges was a wonderful day out. Activities at the Lac du Cavayere filled many hours.

Very honestly, no complaints. All was as we expected from the description. We visited friends in their holiday home, owned by an English family, in a nearby village. It was lovely, but we felt that we were the ones who'd hit the jackpot, with a lovely, authentic, French holiday home!

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Property as described and the owner Bertrand very easy to deal with both prior to our rental and during it.

The salon and dining room at the front of the house were spectacular although not greatly used. The kitchen had enough equipment to cook for 4 and the back pool garden was a great place to eat meals, laze about and generally chill out.

The location was superb. 5 minutes to the main market square and just about within walking distance of the old Cite

Thoroughly recommended and hope to return next year

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of three had a wonderful week at Bertran's lovely home in Carcassonne. The house itself is large, elegant, yet very comfortable and homey. The kitchen was modern fully equipped and the washer and dryer were very convenient. We loved sitting out on the patio by the pool and especially enjoyed the roof-top deck with the view of the Cite lit up at night. We were able to walk to shops and restaurants, and the patisserie right next door provided excellent croissants every morning. We visited the Cite several times, walking, taking a bus, and driving our rental car. Carcassonne is a wonderful city in the midst of the beautiful Aude region. Bertran recommended Sun Tours for a tour of the area -- our trip was greatly enriched by the full day and half day we spent with Antoine, visiting castles, villages and wineries. The home was spotlessly clean and Bertran was a wonderful, thoughtful host who was always available by cell or text, and who made sure we had everything we needed. All in all, a fantastic week -- highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Carcassonne (RyanAir) 5 km away and Toulouse 84 km
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Sète
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Domaine de l'Auriac
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
L'Ecurie
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Narbonne, Gruissan and Leucate
Car: not necessary

The Medieval Town, Carcassonne’s Castle and its battlements can be visited with or without a guide. The fortified town contains museums, craftsmen and designers’ workshops and many shops, restaurants, and renowned wine bars. Equestrian shows in the ‘lices' and numerous events and street arts on the theme of chivalry will charm adults and children. The city blaze on July 14th is a must-see, just like the Carcassonne Festival from June 22nd to August 5th. Discovery of the low town, the Bastide Saint Louis (markets, covered markets, shops and Place Carnot). The golf course of 'Domaine de l'Auriac' is 10 minutes away. Very good gastronomic restaurants in the town (Franck Putelat’s 'Le Parc'...). The Côtes de Malepère ('La Sapinière'...) Côtes du Minervois and Côtes des Corbières’s vineyards, wine tasting in the cellar. Visit of Limoux famous for its’blanquette’. The Cathar Castles (visits with our partner 'Sun Tour'). Numerous trails for walking, cycling or horse-riding. The Canal du midi is a 10 minute walk from the house, with its charming promenades by boat or by bicycle. The Mediterranean Sea is 45 minutes away by car, Narbonne, Leucate and Gruissan are very sought-after seaside resorts where you will be able to practise your favourite water sport (kite surf, wind surf...). The Lagrasse and Fontfroide Abbeys are 25 minutes away as well as the ‘Montagne Noire' and its lakes (Saint Féréol, Lampy), and forests. Revel, (markets, furniture, Antiquitées) ainsi que Sorèze (verrerie, artisans et l' Abbaye école). Castelnaudary (capital du cassoulet) is 20 minutes away. Albi and its cathedral, Sainte Cécile, its Toulouse Lautrec Museum 1 hour away as well as Castres, the town of Jean Jaurès with its wonderful town houses, the Goya Museum and its formal garden, the surprising discovery of the Sidobre. Toulouse and the Garonne are one hour away by the highway; Montpellier, the Pyreneans, Perpignan ('Visa pour l'image' Festival) and Collioure (Modern Arts Museum) are 90 minutes away. Andorra (duty free) and Spain (Barcelona and Girona).

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Carcassonne, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PAQUES
30 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,285
 
 
PRINTEMPS
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,598
 
 
HAUTE SAISON ETE
26 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,223
 
 
Automne
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,598
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
AU$626
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$0

chèque ou virement de 30% du loyer à la réservation. Le solde au minimum un mois avant la date d'arrivée.
Une caution de 500€ versée à la remise des clefs sera rendue après l'état des lieux.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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