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Le Moulin

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 40km

Le Moulin is a recently renovated gite built into the heart of an 18th century watermill and set amid two acres of grounds.

It is located in the historic quarter of Villegailhenc, a small village in Cabardes wine country, between medieval Carcassonne and the beautiful Black Mountains.

Yet despite being surrounded by so much green space, Le Moulin is just five minutes walk from the village centre and all local amenities.

The shaded and secluded shared pool area receives sun from dawn to dusk and includes a paddling pool area for the very young.

Older children might like to explore the grounds which include a bamboo grove, a secret underground passageway, a stream and the old millrace.

We also have trampoline, badminton, football and cricket facilities.

So whether it is wine tasting in the local domaines, hiking in the Black mountains or a trip to the seaside, you can do it all from Le Moulin.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Narbonne Plage 40 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcasonne 5 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Children's pool
General TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The apartment comprises two double bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge area, bathroom with walk-in shower. The apartment is laid out over the ground floor for ease of access.

Bedroom 1 - new for 2013 - is a double room with exposed stone walls, a beautiful stone floor and views over the extensive gardens.

Bedroom 2 can be arranged as a twin, single or double room as required.

The lounge area has been re-designed and includes a DVD TV, wifi and a sofa bed.

The newly-renovated bathroom has a wet-room shower, wc and sink.

The newly-fitted kitchen includes a hob, hood, fridge and microwave. Towels and bedlinen are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

Several of our younger (and some not-so-young) guests have made the most of our extensive grounds and the warm nights by camping out. There are some great camping spots in the back garden, secure and secluded and perfect for spotting shooting stars. We are big fans of camping ourselves and have all the gear, so feel free to borrow!

Further details outdoors

Go cycling!

The area around Villegailhenc is fantastic for on-road and off-road cycling, so why not make the most of our range of bikes?

They are available to borrow, free of charge!

There are all sorts of possibilities, from challenging treks along quiet, well-maintained roads in the stunning Black Mountains, to short meanders through local vineyards.

One neighbouring village boasts its own mountain-biking club - and 150km of well-signposted off-road tracks.

Another popular, if less demanding route is a spin along the nearby Canal du Midi to a local marina for lunch.

We are keen cyclists and have plenty of ideas and maps, so don't hesitate to ask!

Cycling is particularly enjoyable in spring and autumn when the weather is not too hot, but is also possible in high summer if you start early enough and avoid uphill cycling in the afternoon.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Languedoc-Roussillon is a region steeped in history - a rich wine-growing country where snow-capped mountains meet the Mediterranean Sea.

Known locally as Cathar country - its dramatic thousand-year history has all the mystery, castles and ruins you could wish for.

Yet its dry, climate, hot summers and frosty winters are also perfect for vineyards - making the region a magnet for wine-lovers, sun-lovers and nature-lovers alike.

Carcassonne

From white-water rafting on the river Aude to horse-riding, mountain-biking and wine-tasting tours virtually from the doorstep, there is always plenty to do in the local area.

Every August our village - Villegailhenc - hosts a weekend-long party which includes a fair, music, dancing eating and drinking. And September brings the local flea market, perfect for bargain hunters.

Also, no visit to Le Moulin would be complete without an excursion to the historic city of Carcassonne, five miles to the south.

In addition to its summer-long music and arts festival and spectacular Bastille Day firework display, Carcasonne features two UNESCO world heritage sites - the historic medieval Cite and the beautiful tree-lined Canal du Midi.

Plus you will find all the shops restaurants and bars you would expect from a bustling regional town.

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Review 1-9 of 9

23 Dec 2012

5/5

"Fantastic character-filled place in beautiful surroundings"

Beautiful surroundings in quaint village which is convenient for Carcassonne and its medieval Cite, plus attractive surroundings of the Montagne Noire, Mediterranean Coast and the Pyrenees. Le Moulin … More

25 Nov 2012

4/5

"Fantastic pool area and a great base for exploring"

My husband and I stayed here in July for 2 weeks and had a really relaxing time. Le Moulin is in a quiet village location but only a few minutes walk from the local shops (one being a little supermark… More

20 Nov 2012

5/5

"Marvelous!"

What a super holiday! We were swept away by the beauty and the history of this wonderful location. The owners of the gites were able to tell us so much about the local area and advise us on what to … More

19 Nov 2012

4/5

"Rest and relax"

We stayed at Le Moulin in August. The location is excellent, only 10 minutes drive to Carcasonne centre, and 4 minutes from a large supermarket selling everything. The village is peaceful and has a fr… More

28 Oct 2012

5/5

"the best place we have ever stayed in France"

If you are a country loving family who enjoy friendly dogs (as a substitute for those you have to leave at home!) and yearn for a non-car dependent ambulatory rural French experience (possibly being… More

26 Oct 2012

5/5

"Perfect holiday location"

My wife and I enjoyed our stay in Le Moulin immensely. It is superbly located, quiet and secluded in its own extensive grounds yet no more than two minutes walk from the village of Villegailhenc. Ex… More

29 Aug 2012

3/5

"Good location but not luxury - more suited to a couple than a family"

This gite is in a convenient location for exploring Carcassonne and access to the coast. It has a good pool and spacious grounds. The hosts are very friendly.
However, I would describe the accomodation as 'basic' rather than 'luxury'. It is housed in a block beneath the owner's part of the house, located in between the owners' garage and utility space. Hence, it has limited natural light and ventilation. The space, the amount of storage and the lounge seating/dining is better suited to a couple than to a family of four or more.
One practical suggestion: It would make a difference if the old piano which is housed in this small space (and which was unplayable at the time we were staying) could be replaced with either a chest of drawers, armchair or a larger fridge.

We have been thinking about how best to accommodate families and as a result are undertaking a major revamp of our gite during the winter 2012/13. Firstly we are adding a second bedroom, which will increase floorspace, storage space and double the number of bedspaces. Also, an extra French window will give additional natural light and ventilation. We are also redesigning the living area, installing new furniture, UK satellite TV and undertaking a complete redecoration. We think these changes, together with our much-praised pool area and two acres of grounds, will provide an ideal combination for families, and indeed, all our guests.

28 Jun 2012

5/5

"Brilliant place to stay"

Le Moulin is a brilliant place to stay I highly recommend it. Good location, fabulous accomodation and brilliant hosts.It's an easy walk to the boulangerie every morning for fresh croissants and … More

6 Jun 2012

5/5

"Peaceful"

This gite is quite lovely. Roomy apartment with a sofa, kitchen facilities, patio doors out on to the garden and a piano (if you can play of course). A spacious wet room with a good shower and a doubl… More

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Helen M.

  • 1 Years listed

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Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
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