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Lovely private, fenced, swimming pool - ideal for children

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 36 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Villa Lapis Lazuli is a detached, single-storey, south-facing, air-conditioned villa in a semi-rural location just outside the small village of Raissac d'Aude and 1km from the larger village of Canet d'Aude.

Canet has a boulangerie, a small supermarket, a fresh fruit and vegetables seller, and a cafe bar. You can walk to Canet or use one of the 4 bikes available for local shopping.

The villa has electric gates so once you close them you are completely private and can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the mature garden, relaxing on the terrace, playing games in the games room, playing 'boules' or swimming in the private pool.

The air-conditioned accommodation comprises a lounge, dining room and kitchen; 3 double bedrooms, one of which also has a single bed, and 2 shower rooms both with separate WCs. There is also a summer kitchen, a games room, a terrace, a mature garden with children's swings and a private fenced swimming pool.

The villa is equipped with a satellite TV (receiving mainly French and some other European channels), a CD and DVD player and internet access; ideal if you need to keep in touch with work, or if you are house-hunting.

A further feature of this villa is the 'summer kitchen' where you can prepare meals, salads, and fish and meats for the barbecue without having to be indoors.

The swimming pool is 9m x 5m and is secured by a safety fence; ideal if you have young children.

Villa Lapis Lazuli is a great base from which to explore the stunning Languedoc region being only 15 minutes drive from Narbonne, 25 minutes from the nearest beach resort, and 40 minutes from Carcassonne. You are in the midst of acres of vineyards here and many of the local domaines and chateaux invite you to taste their wines.

This property lends itself to a multi-generational family or a group of friends holidaying together.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Narbonne Plage 36 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 45 km, Nearest railway: Narbonne 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Lounge: Comfortably furnished with a sofa and armchairs, a coffe table, a desk, and a satellite TV receiving mainly French and some European channels, a CD and a DVD player.

Dining Room: This has a large dining table and seating for up to 8 people. A fridge/freezer is located here.

Kitchen: In the house, close to the dining room, there's a galley-style kitchen with a cooker, microwave, diswasher, etc. Additionally there's a summer kitchen where you can prepare meals to eat outside.

Utlility Room: With a washing machine, tumble dryer, a vacuum cleaner, an ironing board and an iron.

Bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms with storage and hanging. One of the bedrooms has an additional single bed.

Games Rooms: There is a games room for children complete with some toys, and table tennis.

Further details outdoors

Outside: is a lovely mature garden with lawns, a terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue for relaxing and dining alfresco. There is a driveway with electric gates and ample parking for 2 cars. An area is set aside for enjoying a game of 'boules'.

Swimming Pool: The lovely, private, pool is 9m x 5m and is secured by a fence for the safety of children. it is normally open from May to September according to the weather.

Further details

Internet: A Broadband internet connection is available for use with your own laptop.

Telephone: There is no telephone here.

Baby Facilities: A cot and a high chair are available upon request.

Winter Heating: Is included in the rental price, as is the air-conditioning.

Gas, Electric and Water: Are all included in the rental price.

End of Stay Cleaning: Is included in the rental price.

Bed and Bathroom Linen: Is included in the rental price.

Taxe de Sejour: In France it is necessary to pay a Taxe de Sejour at the end of your stay; it has been included here in the rental price.

Damage Deposit: The owners request a damage deposit of 800 euros on arrival. This will be refunded to you on your day of departure less the replacement cost of any breakages.

Change over day: Saturday during the summer months. Other days may be possible, subject to availability, at other times of the year.

Long weekend stays and mini breaks: May be available outside of June, July and August, subject to availbility. Please enquire for the price

Pets: Small dogs may be permitted with prior permission - please enquire giving breed and size of dog.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

This part of the Languedoc has a sunny Mediterranean climate. 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 and Montpellier, historical sites such as Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, great cuisine and vineyards, vineyards, vineyards.

Raissac d'Aude

The local village of Canet d'Aude is less than 1km away, and offers most services including a small supermarket, a boulangerie, fresh fruit and vegetables, a pharmacy and a small bar/cafe. Other villages close by like Ventenac-en-Minervois has a wine chateau and a restaurant by the side of the Canal du Midi.

Within the gardens of the villa is a pool for swimming and also a bouledrome where you can play boules. Walking and cycling around here is great as the immediate area is fairly flat and given over mostly to vineyards. Cycling along the Canal du Midi is just great in the shade of the plane trees (cycle hire is available locally).

On the edge of Narbonne is a large leisure centre 'Espace Liberte' with an olympic size pool, 10-pin bowling etc. All types of water sports can be enjoyed at the beach resorts of Gruissan and Narbonne Plage and the coastal lagoons are very popular for wind-surfing. If you like to play golf, there's an excllent course at Beziers, a drive of approximately 45 minutes.

There is an abundance of attractions in this area - it's hard to know where to start. But a visit to this area would not be complete without a trip to the medieval city of Carcassonne, the lively and attractive town of Narbonne, the Canal du Midi, the beach resorts of Gruissan and Narbonne-Plage, the vineyards of the Minervois and Corbieres, Minerve, the abbeys at Fontfroide and Lagrasse and the Cathar Castles.

Children and adults alike will enjoy a day at the African Nature Reserve at Sigean where you can see over 3000 species of animals in close-to-nature surroundings. You can also buy the local wine direct from the many 'domaines' and 'chateaux' in the area - many of whom will offer you a wine-tasting - you just need to decide who is driving first!

The Markets of the region are colourful, varied and full of local seasonal produce. Locally to this villa they can be found at Olonzac on a Tuesday morning, Lezignan Corbieres on a Wednesday morning and in Narbonne - outdoor markets on a Thursday and Sunday morning and a superb indoor market in Les Halles every day except Sunday until 1.00pm.

Restaurants can be found in many of the surrounding villages e.g. Ventenac, Paraza, and Roubia and also in Lezignan Corbieres and in Narbonne.

Supermarkets - within 10 minutes drive there are several in Lezignan Corbieres. You'll also find a large Carrefour hypermarket in Narbonne. There is a small supermarket 1km away in Canet d'Aude.

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  • 8 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:28 Jan 2015

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  • French

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