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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 13

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Maison Vetivert is a stunning, typical French town house that has been sympathetically modernised, located just a few kilometers outside the enchanting medieval city of Carcassonne. With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, large light and airy communal areas, and great out side areas to enjoy. The house caters to a maximum of 13 people and is completely child friendly with amazing facilities for kids, including Little Tykes climbing Frame undercover in an outbuilding in the garden. Whilst the house is predominantly available in season as a self catered holiday let, we also offer fully catered packages and extra services such as baby sitting, aromatherapy, or a massage by the pool from a qualified masseuse. Out of season we also specialise in group breaks staging yoga retreats, life coaching and detox weekends, as well as cooking and writing seminars.

Size Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gruissan / Narbonne Plage 100 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 20 km, Nearest railway: Carcssonne 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

This delightful French village house accommodates a maximum of 13 guests in 5 double bedrooms with 3 bathrooms.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 - King bed mezzanine room, comfortably sleeps family of 4 with 2 single beds on the mezzanine.

Bedroom 2 - Double bed with balcony and views of the village and Pyrenees.

Bedroom 3 - Double bed with ensuite shower room.

Main bathroom with bath and shower.

Second Floor

Bedroom 4 - Double bed with additional day bed and stunning views of the Montagne Noire.

Bedroom 5 - Twin beds with exposed stone walls.

Large additional bathroom with walkin shower.

Further details outdoors

Alfesco dining available under the shaded pergola by the pool with its outside kitchen facilities and barbecue.

Additional dining area on the terrace adjacent to the kitchen with views over the pool and mature landscaped garden.

The solar heated saline pool (about 1/8th the saliniuty of the sea, fantastic for those with sensitive skin & children) is alarmed and has two large shallow steps in the shallow end for ease of acces and paddling.

The barn in the grounds has been converted into a childrens play area with an array of facilites for all ages to enjoy out of the sun.

Gated driveway with pritae parking for 4 cars.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Coast/Beach

'Carcassonne Plage' is a fantastic family day out with inflatable water park on the lake surrounded by lovely beaches and nature trails, for the more adventurous zip lining through the trees ! Just 25 mins from the house. Pack lunches on offer for your day out.

Narbonne Plage is a 1 hr drive from the house, with its golden beaches and Gruissan marina. This area also boasts Frances flagship water sports centres teaching windsurfing, kitesurfing and more.

Activities

GoKarting, white water rafting, zip lining, underground cave tours, wine tours, all easily accessible and very local to the property.

Golf

The nearest 18 hole golf course is in Carcassonne, created on a former wine domaine under the shade of La Cite's battlements and towers - day rates are available.

Toulouse has several courses all within an hours drive.

Skiing

Ax-les-Thermes is the closest ski resort, which is an easy hours drive from the house. It is at 720 - 2400 metres and has a variety of ski runs. Ax-les-Thermes is a venerable spa town and ski centre in the Ariège valley. Three ski resorts dominate the valley: Bonascre, le Saquet and Campels. At the head of the valley is the tiny mountain state of Andorra.This is a year-round resort with spring and summer activities centred on the rushing whitewater river and the thermal spa at Ax.The slopes at Bonascre, Campels and le Saquet have 70 km of signposted pistes, going from 1400 to 2400 m in altitude, serviced by 34 lifts and telecabins and equipped with 40 snow cannons. The pistes are accessible by telecabine from the centre of Ax. Further afield are the slopes at Pas de la Case, in Andorra (30 kms) or Puymorens (32kms) south towards Spain.

Cross-country skiing -The plateau of Beille is the most important cross-country resort in the Pyrenees, with more than 80kms of pistes.

Special interest holidays

The house also operates as a retreat out of season hosting a variety of courses ranging from yoga to detox, painting, writing or cookery. All fully catered and hosted by qualified guest instructors. Andrea is a qualified masseuse and aromatherapist should you simply require a relaxing massage by the pool....

Brezilhac

Situated in the heart of the sleepy hamlet of Brezilhac, amongst the last of the vineyards of the region. Nestled just 20 mins from Carcassonne, and its walled Unesco world heritage site, and 20 mins to the beautiful towns of Mirepoix or Limoux.

Carcassonne has fantastic shopping with markets on a Wednesday and Saturday, La Cite boasting some fabulous restaurants. Toulouse is just 40 mins away, and Montpellier 1.5 hours.

Local markets available almost daily with all the atmosphere and amazing fresh produce. Boulangerie, farm shop, pharmacy and supermarket are all within a 5-10 min drive of the village.

Local restaurants and bars are available in the two closest main villages of Belveze and Montreal, both 5km away. With some fabulous local wine domains offering a more indulgent experience. Or just soak up the calm and tranquility of rural France lounging by the pool in one of the hammock chairs.

See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and facilities.

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Review 1-8 of 8

10 Nov 2013

5/5

"Peaceful and relaxed"

The house has a very calm feeling about it and has been lovingly dressed. Although we couldn't use it as the pool is shut for the winter - there is a pool. The play barn and 'walk in' t… More

6 Nov 2013

5/5

"Shabby Chic Country House."

I rented this old French Village House so I could go House hunting in Carcassonne.Only 20 mins from here.My teenage daughter came with me and my dog.We fell in love at first sight.The minute we arrive… More

28 Jul 2013

5/5

"Fantastic place, highly recommend it. Perfect for children"

We have just returned from a fantastic week at Maison Vetivert and would highly recommend it. We have three children aged 4,2 and 1 and the pool and play barn were just great. The meals Andrea prepare… More

6 Jun 2013

5/5

"Great house & garden for a large group with young children"

We booked this house for our large three generation family group, which included 5, 7 and 2 year old children. The house has been tastefully decorated and very well equipped. Everything you need is p… More

29 Oct 2012

5/5

"Beautiful spot for a get-away-from-it-all break"

Mark and Andrea have done a fantastic job renovating this beautiful authentic town house. If you really want to get away from it all for a while, but still be well placed to visit the local attractio… More

15 Sep 2012

5/5

"If you can't relax here, you won[--]t be able to relax anywhere"

Beautifully renovated and authentic house. The pictures on the website really don't do it justice or demonstrate how large the accommodation actually is. Five bedrooms and large living areas - al… More

10 Sep 2012

5/5

"Beautifully renovated and spacious. Can really recommend"

We had a great week at Maison Vetivert - 2 families with four boys aged 11 - 15. The location is great for heading out to local villages, rafting, canoeing, hills, vineyards. We didn't venture t… More

9 Sep 2012

5/5

"An All-Time Favorite Place"

I've been waiting for these guys to get up on Trip Advisor and finally! Here they are!Mark and Andrea are truly GREAT hosts. I stayed as a b&b guest, but got to see (and booked for next year) how… More

Review 1-8 of 8

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Calendar last updated:13 Jul 2014

Based in France

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