La Maison Cathar
About the home
This very private house with pool is entered into via a large gate to the private courtyard area and further private area with salt water swimming pool with fountain. The house overlooks the courtyard and has double access French doors from the fitted kitchen with island, with a small cellar laundry room off, a separate formal dining room and a separate lounge with Satellite TV with UK and international channels and WIFI access.
There are four bedrooms altogether with, two bedrooms with twin beds, one being a suite with its own lounge. A further suite with a double bedroom and a second double bedroom is available. All four bedrooms include there own en suite bath or shower room and W.C.
All linen and an end of stay clean is included, and all towels including beach towels. Additional cleaning and linen changes if staying longer than one week can be ordered at cost.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Bages or Gruissan, 50km|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The private family house is ideal for those looking for a relaxing break in excellent surroundings, the owner have furnished the property to a high standard, including some soft furnishings from Europe and the United States including Neiman Marcus store. Tastefully designed the house offers an ideal place to relax or explore the Languedoc region and Cathar history.
Further details outdoors:
The private exterior courtyard makes a wonderful place to relax, using either the sun loungers to enjoy the Mediterranean skies, or for dining, in particular in the evenings with an atmospheric ambiance, on the warm summer evenings. The courtyard has cypress trees and plants as well as a gated and fenced access to the swimming pool with water fountain feature.
Rental is subject to contract and booking form on a Saturday to Saturday basis only. Payment of one third of rental to reserve, plus balance and refundable security bond payable four weeks prior to arrival. Minimum of one weeks reservation required.
Whilst the owner is happy for smokers to use the property, it would be appreciated if smoking is restricted to the courtyard and not inside the house.
Payment can be made for your convenience only, in £sterling via internet banking in the UK to the company UK bank account, or in Euros to the French company account, via French cheque should you have a French bank account, or bank transfer in France or International Bank transfer from other countries outside France.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude region
Dominated by the Cathar history of the region, many of the villages and towns are wine producing and local tasting is welcomed by the local vignerons. You can visit within an hours drive some of the most famous Cathar towns and castles and explore some of the regions legends.
Many of the villages have local fetes in the summer months, and the Spanish border and Mediterranean long sandy beaches are within an hours drive time, as are the historic towns of Beziers, start of the crusades against the Cathars and historic Perpignan, famous for its Catalan culture.
The Carcassonne / Montlaur area
Carcassone is an historic walled city packed with restaurants and shops behind the high city walls, with excellent facilities including 18 hole golf course and a packed summer timetable of events and fetes, including the spectacular festival in mid July to celebrate the French Revolution. Other towns also include Lagrasse, one of France's most beautiful villages just 25 minutes drive and with a good choice of shops and restaurants, Limoux, famous for the sparking wines first developed by Dom Perignon prior to Champagne.
There are of course the spectacular and excellent wines in the Minervois and Corbieres regions close by. The village of Montlaur has a bar, boulangerie, butchers, grocers and pharmacy. There are tennis, petanque and horse riding facilities with also a number of restaurants within 10 minutes drive.
How to get there
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Flights to Carcassone from the UK and Ireland include Dublin, London Stansted, Liverpool, Shannon, Paris, Brussels, Billund, Eindhoven and Porto with Ryanair. There are also flights to other airports within a hours drive time at Toulouse, Perpignan and Beziers from the UK, Germany, Sweden, etc Fly to Beziers Vias airport (1 hours drive time) from London Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol and Southampton airports in the UK, Dusseldorf in Germany, Stockholm in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark, Oslo in Norway with Ryanair and Flybe.com. UK and International airports fly also to Montpellier(1.5 hrs by car ) from London Stanstead, Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol, Frankfurt, Brussels, Dublin, and Amsterdam. Perpignan (1hr by car), London Stanstead, Birmingham, Brussels, Southampton. Nimes (2hrs 20 mins by car) from London Luton, Brussels or Girona in Spain (2 hrs drive)
Toulouse airport is an hour and a half away with many UK and other international destinations. Low cost flights available by most known carriers, Ryanair, Flybe, BMI Baby, etc as well as British Airways, Air France. Car hire available at all airports - try the cheap airlines link car hire their usually competitive. Also local main car dealers these days have good hire car rates although not always convenient for airports. Montlaur is within 20 minutes drive of Carcassone and is the house is in a quiet street within the village, a totally private courtyard and pool. There is on street parking.
Activities near Carcassonne
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|June 2013||14 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1290||-||-||1 Week|
|End June to End August||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1765||-||-||1 Week|
|End Aug to Mid September||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 1465||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rates include all utilities and local taxes, linen and towels (except beach towels), with an end of stay light clean.
To reserve, payment can be accepted using Paypal (subject to their terms and charges for example 1.46% from the UK, 2.52% from the USA, etc), or via internet banking in the UK in £'s or direct payment over the counter at any branch of Barclays in the UK. Or for customers in France bank transfer in Euros, or international bank transfer in Euros.
Rental is subject to booking form return and payment of 33% of rental in advance. Balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Saturday is changeover days and a minimum of one week stays are welcome and rental up to 3 months is possible.
A refundable security bond of 300 Euros or £270 is required - discounts on reservations of three weeks or longer only can be offered - please ask for details.Enquire now
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Reservation is on a Saturday to Saturday basis only.
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