House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This large village house provides spacious living accommodation with a sunny roof terrace on the second floor and a private enclosed courtyard to the rear. From the courtyard, there are steps leading to the pool which is shared with the house next door.

The front door opens to a large open plan living area with wood burning stove, very cosy in winter. Off the living area is a fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary items to make this a home from home.Through to the hallway, there is a shower room & wc at the left of the stairwell.

On the first floor, there is a large double bedroom with an en suite shower room, a second double bedroom and a large bathroom, all with original wood floors. There is a washing machine, iron and ironing board next to the bathroom. A door leads out to the enclosed courtyard at this level.

The second floor has a large attic bedroom that sleeps 4. From here, a patio door leads on to the South facing roof terrace that enjoys views over the village rooftops to the alaric mountains in the distance

The house is ideally situated in a typical minervois village along the Canal du Midi only 20 minutes away from the World Heritage City of Carcassonne. Enjoy cycling along the Canal, relaxing lunches in one of the many restaurants in the area, visiting places of historical interest like Minerve and enjoy swimming and watersports at Lac Cavayere, Carcassonne plage.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Leucate
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 17 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Electric heating throughout and a large woodburning stove which is very cosy in winter.

Pool table in the attic bedroom for the children's entertainment.

There is also a playstation and board games for in house entertainment. There is a selection of books and DVDs for guests use.

TV with DVD's. Satellite TV not available.

Further details outdoors

The south facing roof terrace has lovely views of the Alaric mountains in the distance.

The enclosed courtyard has a barbecue and table and chairs for alfresco dining. There are beds planted with flowers for summer colour and vines and virginia creeper on the back wall.

Pool available May-September

Further details

The pool is shared with the house next door which accommodates 5 people. Both houses can be rented as one for larger groups. See ref 14540 on holiday lettings for further details.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

This typical Minervois village on the Canal du Midi is only 15 minutes from the Medieval City of Carcassonne. It is an ideal place from which to explore the Languedoc region.

You can tour the local countryside through the pretty french villages taking in the local markets and vineyards where you can samplethe wines and purchase wine at local prices.

Visit the Cathar castles around Carcassonne and explore the mystery of Rennes le Chateau and the Knights Templar.

The Languedoc area enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. The Mediterranean beaches of Narbonne & Leucate are just 40 minutes away. Closer to home, 10 minutes there is a lakeside beach for swimming.

Take advantage of the location and visit the nearby cities of Toulouse, Montpelier or Barcelona - all accessible by train or motorway. A drive to the beautiful Costa Brava in Northern Spain is only 2 hours away.


The Medieval city of Carcassonne is a major attraction in the South of France and a must-see for anyone visiting the region. On bastille day there is a massive fireworks display at the old Cite. During the summer months, there are many outdoor events scheduled in Carcassonne ranging from Opera to rock concerts. Some of these events are free of charge, however, it may be necessary to check if tickets are required for larger events.

The main City of Carcassonne has many shops, bars and restaurants around and off the main square - Place Carnot. There is a large market here on Saturday where you can experience real french life after which you can enjoy lunch around the square.

Marseillette is a typical french wine producing village on the Canal du Midi. The neighbouring town of Trebes (5 mins away) is a main port of call for the Canal du Midi, where you can hire boats or just take a short trip on the Canal.

The nearby lakes ( Jouarre & Cavayere) offer swimming and watersports. Walking and cycling are popular pastimes. The more energetic can enjoy hiking in the Montagne Noir. For a relaxing stroll, the Canal du Midi is the perfect place. The Golf Club in Carcassonne is open to visitors and clubs can be hired. The bistro restaurant in the Golf Club have a lovely lunch menu very reasonably priced.

There is an adventure park 15 minutes away on the outskirts of Carcassonne- great activity for the children.