Set in the heart of the small, country village of Ventenac Cabardès, close to Carcassonne, this is a fully restored family home offering 3 bedrooms and a private garden and heated pool.
Lovely setting amongst the rolling countryside and vineyards with a grocery shop only 50m from the property for supplies / bread. Famous Canal du Midi is close-by with its shaded tow-paths and waterside restaurants. Shops, restaurants and supermarket just 5 minutes away in nearby Pennautier.
Carcassonne, the capital of the Aude Region, has the largest walled Medieval fortress and city in Europe and is a major tourist destination in the summer. Many movies about the Crusaders and Medieval knights were filmed there, including the movie Robin Hood staring Kevin Costner. Restaurants and shops selling local goods fill the ancient Cite.
Renovated living accommodation over three floors; ground floor with fully-fitted and equipped kitchen. Living room with flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi.
Three bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.
Lawned garden with dining terrace and BBQ.
Heated swimming pool 8m x 4m with shallow area with steps and built-in jacuzzi.
Pool-side shower and sun terrace with loungers.
Table-tennis and bikes.
Games room with pool table, table football and TV.
Jacuzzi and sauna. Exercise bike, treadmill and weights machine.
Kitchen with dining table and chairs. Flat-screen TV, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee machine, hob and oven.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer and sink.
Living room with with sofas and armchair. Large fireplace, large flat-screen TV, DVD player.
Doors to terrace and garden.
Separate WC with hand basin.
Stairs to 1st floor;
Bedroom 1, double with flat-screen TV. Ensuite bathroom with WC, bath / shower and hand basin.
Bedroom 2, double (or two singles) with flatscreen TV. Ensuite bathroom with WC, Italian shower and hand basin.
Stairs to 2nd floor;
Bedroom 3, double with flat-screen TV and Juliet balcony. Ensuite bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.
Mature garden with lawned areas.
Covered dining terrace with table and chairs for 6. BBQ.
Heated swimming pool 8m x 4m.
Shallow area with steps and built-in jacuzzi.
Sun terrace with loungers.
4 bikes available.
Separate access to garden games room.
Table football, pool table and TV. Jacuzzi and sauna. Exercise bike, treadmill and weights machine.
Shower room with WC and hand basin. Fridge and sink.
Gated driveway and parking for several cars.
Free municipal tennis court 150m.
Calendar 2016 - 2017
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|27/08/2016||01/10/2016||September||€ 1,460||£ 1,260||$ 1,638|
|01/10/2016||29/10/2016||October||€ 1,150||£ 993||$ 1,290|
|29/04/2017||27/05/2017||May||€ 1,150||£ 993||$ 1,290|
|27/05/2017||01/07/2017||June||€ 1,460||£ 1,260||$ 1,638|
|01/07/2017||02/09/2017||July & August||€ 2,495||£ 2,153||$ 2,799|
|02/09/2017||30/09/2017||September||€ 1,460||£ 1,260||$ 1,638|
|30/09/2017||28/10/2017||October||€ 850||£ 734||$ 954|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 500|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).
- Pool heated May to mid October.
- Pets allowed upon request - 100 Euros each per week.
- The pool is protected with an electric safety cover (not a fence as pictured)
The property is located in the small village of Ventenac-Cabardès, amongst lovely countryside, close to the famous Canal du Midi and Carcassonne (10 km). The village has a grocery shop (approx. 50 metres from the property).
Nearby Pennautier (4 km) with magnificent château and restaurant, bakery and supermarket.
Carcassonne, the capital of the Aude Region, has the largest walled Medieval fortress and city in Europe and is a major tourist destination in the summer. Many movies about the Crusaders and Medieval knights were filmed there, including the movie Robin Hood staring Kevin Costner. Restaurants and shops selling local goods fill the ancient Cité and on Bastille Day, July 14, the fireworks are the most spectacular in all of France.
Beautiful countryside for walking or hiking. Canal du Midi with its shady tree-lined tow-path ideal for cycling and long waterside lunches at local auberges and restaurants. Many historic sites to see including the famous Cathar trail.
« This has been our first villa holiday & you have certainly spoilt us for the future! We don't know how Maison Albarels could be bettered. You have done a fantastic job in converting your old family home into such a lovely villa.
Many thanks for your hospitality, especially your wine and juice on arrival and your lovely cherries - and also for trying to sort out the TV for us to watch the World Cup in English... Even if England were rubbish!
We loved Carcassonne - we went once by car and once by walking along the Canal du Midi at Pezens.. Also Château Pennaultier - a mini Versailles - was impressive and helpful staff in the restaurant/shop. Special mention to the lovely lady in the shop next door -always smiling and helpful even if our French was a bit limited! » Bullens and Townsends - Helsby, UK
« Thank you for providing your guests with such a lovely environment for their vacation.
We have had a most enjoyable week using all the excellent facilities. Au revoir. » Frank, Joan, Lynda and Ted
« We would recommend eating at L'Ambrosia in Pezens, La Bergerie at Aragon and the restaurant at Le Château de Pennautier (ll quite local). Narbonne was a pleasant surprise (including its plage) for a day trip. » Turnbulls - Edinburg and London
« We had a really pleasant holiday in the villa and enjoyed the swimming-pool and the view from the garden in particular.
The air-conditioning is fantastic!
We found the bedrooms large and spacious and appreciated the fact that they were all ensuites.
Thank you! » Bracknells and Louhouts - Sheffield, UK
« Had a wonderful holiday with good friends as usual. Freat area with lots to see.Recommend the Moulin à papier for an interesting visit - beautiful area. Love the views from this villa. Thank you. » Lynn & David - Cornwall, UK
« Thank you so much for your hospitality. The view is fantastic. We have had a lovely relaxing week. Carcassonne and Castelnaudary were lovely. We had fantastic day in the Pyrénées and Andorra. Despite the rain when we arrived, the weather has been sunny and warm. Au revoir! » Pools - Cambridge, UK
« Many thanks for your kindness, we loved the figs, wine et the apple pie. The pool was very nice and the house perfect. Thank you for this fabulous fortnight!
Recommended trips with children: Narbonne and Gruissan beach, aerospace Museum in Toulouse, at least 2 trips to Carcassonne, Perpignan worth the drive, Saturday market in Carcassonne. » Ward family - Bristol, UK
« Superb week. Thank you warmly.
Lac de Cavayère, a favorite! Carcassonne city, excellent... Bram-Motor boats, fun! Horse-ridding... Looking foreword to a relax when we get home.
Lovely house, gardens beautiful, pool and vélos superb. Great memories to take back. Thank you again. » Byletts - Kent, UK
« Wonderful house, pool & garden. The weather was perfect & we really have enjoyed our stay. » Cotton-Wilcox family
« We have had such a wonderful holiday in your wonderful house. We've thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the fresh toys! Thank you ever so much as well for the wine and cakes which were lovely. We wish you all the best and hope to return to France soon! » Briggs Family - Staffordshire, UK
« The house was very comfortable and the facilities were great it made a good centre for touring the area so we would be happy to recommend the house to anyone else. » Fitzgerald family - Malaga, Spain