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private swimming pool

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This winegrowers house has many character features and is steeped in french tradition. Situated on the edge of a circulade village (the village winds around and up to a peak- the church) it has all the amenities necessary. The house has many original features - log fire, original shutters and floorboards, decorated with traditional french furniture and original fireplaces in 2 of the bedrooms.

There are 3 double bedrooms with traditional french beds and furniture, one of the bedrooms has an additional brass single bed and a cot. There is also a double sofa bed. The pool is situated below the house giving added privacy the dimensions are 8m x 4m and is narrowed at the end. A brick b-b-q is provided, stone table and stools. There is a table with 8 chairs on the terrace overlooking the pool. There are 2 bathrooms which includes: 2 showers, 2 toilets, 1 bath etc.

The village has a supermarket, hairdressers, award winning restaurant and bar, post office, boulangerie in the supermarket


Size Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Narbonne 50 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 10 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The month of July is the festival the pinnacle being on Bastille Day 4th July with an amazing fireworks display in the eveving from La Cite. Throughout the month there are concerts and open air music bands, dance and theatre with some world famous artists appearing, so book well in advance. The wine festival is on during October with lots of festivities music stalls fountains with 'red ' water flowing to signify the the end of the harvest of the grape great time to be in town.

Further details outdoors

Within the village there is playground, tennis court and football pitch.

Further details

Pool caretaker on hand

Private parking

If you are interested please include your telephone number and we will call you for any queries you may have.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

This part of the Languedoc has a sunny Mediterranean climate boasting 300 days of sunshine. It can be hot in summer, but the temperature is often tempered by a breeze. Now the 3rd most visited region in France by British people, the Languedoc offers something for everyone. Miles of long, sandy beaches, coastal lagoons, vibrant cities such as Narbonne, Toulouse, Perpignan and Montpellier, historical sites such as Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, great cuisine and vineyards in abundance This region produces more wine than all the other areas of France. Barcelona is 3 hours drive away and Andorra is 2.30mins approx

The Aude valley is the heart of Cathar country, boasting some of the most spectacular medieval castles in the world. It is an added bonus that there are over a dozen of them within a 50 km radius. The area also boasts Roman and prehistoric sites, caverns, crystal caves, abbeys, churches, museums and thermal spas.

Rennes-le-Château - referred to in a number of popular novels, including The Da Vinci Code - is about 20 minutes south of us and is also able to be reached by public transport


Carcassonne has 2 'world heritage sites' the Canal du Midi and La Cite La Citeisa very short distance to the north of Carcassonne, the château of which was used in the film of Robin Hood. La Cité, with its roots in Roman times, is an essential stop on any European tour. crusades. Even if you are not a history buff, the Cité and town of Carcassonne packed with shops, cafés, restaurants, churches, marketsand of course many delightful bars full of character.

Activities near Carcassonne


Tennis in the village and in Carcassonne

Golf within 30 mins drive


Great for:

Walking holidays

Beach or lakeside relaxation

Cycling holidays



For everything from food to jewellery, visit one of the many local markets - Carcassonne, Limoux, Narbonne, Mirepoix. The are many good restaurants in the area. For a reasonable priced meal, we can recommend La Courtine located at 4 Place Marcou, La Cité, Carcassonne and for something special Domaine Gayda 11300 Brugairolles and A la Prise d’Alzeau near Lacombe.

Markets are held twice weekly and there is a beach within Carcassonne. Narbonne, Cap D'age Perpignan beaches are about 1hour away. We are situated at the foothills of the black mountains, nearby the famous Rennes les Bains spa, river and swimming area and Rennes le Chateau- the holy grail. Tolouse is 1 hr away by car or train. Blanquette Limoux (a sparkling white wine) originates in this area and was made by the monks of St Hilaire. Limoux is 15mins away and St Hilaire 10mins Restaurants Brocantes Chateau hostelrys are in abundnace in this beautiflul setting Indeed many of the locations of the Da vinci code you will find in this region. Golf, horseriding, canoeing, kyakiing are available locally.

Just to the south is the St Hilaire Abbey. It is a little known fact that the ingenious St Hilaire monks

created "bubbly" (also known as Blanquette) long before Dom Perignon and his colleagues in Champagne.

Those who want to visit the caves and sample the "fruits of the vine" can do so in Limoux.

The Aude valley is the heart of Cathar country, boasting some of the most spectacular medieval castles in the world. It is an added bonus that there are over a dozen of them within a 50 km radius. The area also boasts Roman and prehistoric sites, caverns, crystal caves, abbeys, churches, museums and thermal spas.

Rennes-le-Château - referred to in a number of popular novels, including The Da Vinci Code - is about 20 minutes south of us and is also able to be reached by public transport.

Access to the Lac du la Cavayere also known as Carcassonne plage takes about 20 minutes where a range of water sports, crazy golf, volley ball courts, swimming and rambling can be enjoyed. There is a first class golf course in Carcassonne which is open to the general public

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Review 1-6 of 6

20 Aug 2014


"An authentic French rural house in peaceful rural setting close to all amenities"

The house is set in a quiet hilltop village with beautiful views of nearby vineyards and distant hills but only 10 minutes drive to Carcasonne with shops and restaurants and the beautifully preserved … More

1 Aug 2014


"Charming base for exploring the Carcassonne area"

This comfortable and unpretentious house with idiosyncratic charm was a perfect base for our family to explore Carcassonne and other beautiful and fascinating corners of the Languedoc. Also we walked … More

31 Jul 2014


"house rental near Carcassonne"

Spacious house with views & pool located in a village with excellent restaurant & bar also small but well stocked supermarket . Within 15 mins drive to Carcassonne , secure parking in house grounds. … More

29 Sep 2013


"Pleasant house, good location, communications could be better."

Reservations were made easily and congenially. When we needed to know where to find the key, the owners remained silent (to this day, perhaps they have had a mishap). Luckily we were able to track dow… More

I am very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced but the details regarding access to the property where sent to you via the booking form. My contact details where also on the form, again apologies for your experience. Unfortunately I did not receive a call or mail from you at the time or since. Thankfully this has not happened before. Best wishes

11 Jun 2012


"Stunning large property-perfect for chilled out getaway."

This house was absolutely perfect for a chilled out break in the south of France. The town of Preixan was small but had all you needed and Carcassonne was only a short drive away. There was plenty to … More

I am so glad you enjoyed your time in the house and Carcassonne, hope to see you again.

Good luck

Mairead and Noel

23 Aug 2011


"Relaxing simplicity - beautiful view - characterful property"

Absolutely beautiful old character property with amazing views over the countryside. Much larger than it originally appears. In the middle of Preixan but feels very private due to high walls around garden. Pool overlooking views. Fantastic local restaurant and good local small supermarket. The owner was incredibly helpful and the local staff who look after the property were very friendly. Would definitely recommend this property. Stayed there for a week and it was very relaxing.

Thank you so much for your kind comments so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again
Mairead and Noel Phelan

Review 1-6 of 6

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Calendar last updated:19 Aug 2014

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