Carcassonne holiday gite accommodation with shared pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and balcony/terrace

Excellent 4.5/5

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Sun all day and plenty of space at the pool

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 235463

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Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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

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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Narbonne Plage 40 km
Will consider House swap
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
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 is a double room with a chest of drawers, bedside storage and lamps.

Bedroom 2 is built on one of the stones in the old millroom and 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 renovated bathroom has a wet-room shower, wc and sink.

The revamped 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, along with helmets, pump, puncture repair kit and maps with suggested routes. All we ask is a 5 euro payment, per bike, per week to help with maintenance and repairs.

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.


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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29 Aug 2012


"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.

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      Calendar last updated:01 Oct 2015

      Based in France

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