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Well-equipped House At Foot of Medieval Cité with Garage, Wifi & 2 Shower rooms

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine


About the property

Two Bedrooms (three beds), Two Shower Rooms, Kitchen/Diner/Lounge, Wifi and HDTV

From the entrance lobby at the main door two stairs lead down to the newly-refurbished shower room/WC. Upstairs the first floor has two double bedrooms (one with an additional single bed) and an additional shower/WC. Also on the first floor, the kitchen/diner/lounge includes two large settees, a breakfast bar with four high stools (please bear this in mind if you have younger children), oven and hob, microwave, and a dishwasher. There is a wood-burning stove in the lounge for the winter months and electric panel radiators are throughout the other living areas and staircase. The washing machine is in the utility room in the cellar and the private garage can also be accessed via the cellar. The opening to the garage is 174cm tall and 222cm wide - this is large enough for most cars such as Vauxhall Meriva, Mazda 6, Peugeot 308, Ford Focus, but not for particularly tall cars like SUVs.

Free wi-fi, (high definition) Satellite TV, and Playstation 3 with a selection of games and Blu ray movies.

Carcassonne, in South West France, is easily accessible via its own airport with Ryanair flights to London Stansted, Glasgow Prestwick, Liverpool, East Midlands and Bournemouth airport in the UK, Porto in Spain, Dublin and Cork in Ireland, Brussels in Belgium, and Billund in Denmark. Toulouse, Perpignan and Beziers Airports are all a little over an hour away by car with flights to many other European locations.

Carcassonne is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France, with its dramatic medieval Cité (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997). Walk along the castle ramparts to get fantastic views of Carcassonne and the surrounding countryside, or visit the Castle itself or the historic Cathedral, dating back to the 11th Century. Numerous excellent restaurants and independent high quality shops are within the walls of the medieval Cité, which are a few minutes walk from the house. Two Michelin-starred restaurants are within 400 metres of the house, one of which is in the Cité itself, the other (two-starred) a few minutes walk along the road.

For those with a car, historic local villages such as Villemoustaussou and Pennautier are within 15 minutes drive. Slightly further away (about 40 minutes) is Narbonne, and a little over an hour away are Toulouse, Beziers, and Perpignan. Alternatively why not take a train to some of these larger cities, or to the seaside resort of Sete, with its long beachfront.

More Details

Ian & Anna Dougal
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cite medievale extraordinaire. Maison idealment situee! Parfait.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carcassonne in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Ensure cutlery, crockery and glassware are clean for next guests - use dishwasher (tabs provided)
  • Any equipment is used at the renters’ own risk. If the bicycles stored at the house are used, the renter must confirm they are in a suitable condition
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The newly-refurbished main shower room has an enormous shower enclosure, with two Grohe shower heads.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Each bedroom offers glimpses of the castle ramparts from the windows.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf Clubs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
All areas of the house accessed via stairs. There is a breakfast bar with high stools which are not suitable for young children. There are two showers but no bath.


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Well-equipped House At Foot of Medieval Cité with Garage, Wifi & 2 Shower rooms
average rating of 4.740741 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The location was excellent and the house was well-equipped. Communication with the owner was great, but with Pierre and Chantal on location was tricky with no English between them. But we managed!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home, well equipped in very handy location.

  • 4 of 5

This home was a convenient base to explore Carcassonne and the wider region. Would stay there again. Great value.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay to observe Carcassonne and around

  • 5 of 5

It's really a great place. Just near a fortress and old city. A garage gives a possibility to use the car to visit Castles of Cathars around. Albi and Cahor is not far. Good enough space for four persons.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

a wonderful introduction to Carcassonne. our meeting with Chantal went well and we loved trying our limited French on her. The apartment had everything we needed and after a hard day sightseeing it was lovely to arrive 'home' , have a hot shower and relax in the living area with a glass or two of local wine. every time we arrived back we kept being amazed at the view up the small street to the cite. our extra days meant we fitted in a trip to Toulouse and Carcassonne plage. The local shopkeepers were friendly and helpful and our favourite restaurant was the tavern moderne at the end of the rue de la gaffe. a wonderful house in which to enjoy the cite and the countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal location

  • 4 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay in this house. It is perfectly situated for walking around the city and the bastide. If you have a car it is a tremendous bonus that this house has a garage! A tumble dryer is the only thing missing but you can dry clothes on the clothes airer and heated towel rails! The owners are very helpful and thoughtful. Carcassonne and the surrounding area is a great holiday destination with plenty to do and see for all age groups. We highly recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moorpark, California

Delightful stay, charming, updated house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this delightful home! It is well outfitted and very clean & comfortable. The location is superb! It is a very quick, easy walk to the old Cite as well as to the newer Bastide. Having a garage to park car is such a plus! We couldn't have been happier with our stay. Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Carcassonne Salvaza
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Golf Club de Carcassonne
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 23 or 24, E80
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Lac de Cavayere
Car: not necessary

At the foot of the medieval Cité (a UNESCO World Heritage site), this house in the historic Barbacane area is ideally placed to explore both the old and new towns of Carcassonne. Two Michelin-starred restaurants are within a few minutes walk and many other excellent local restaurants and cafes are also nearby. The historic old bridge over the River Aude, with its dramatic views of the castle and its ramparts, and the Pyrenees in the distance, is five minutes walk away. A tree-lined stream, ideal either for a short stroll or longer walks is at the end of the road. An open air swimming pool and tennis courts are fifteen minutes walk away. The train station and town centre are within a twenty minute walk with numerous independent shops, restaurants, museums and the town square. Boat trips on the Canal du Midi (also a World Heritage site) are available next to the train station.

Local bakers/grocers are within a few minutes walk of the house and a mini-market in the town square is a fifteen minute stroll away

Internally, the bright bedrooms offer glimpses of the castle ramparts. There is a new shower room with a separate additional shower room.

Free wi-fi and (high definition) satellite TV.

For the winter months there is a wood-burning stove and electric radiators are throughout.

A kitchen/diner/lounge area includes two large settees as well as a breakfast bar with four high chairs (please bear this in mind if you have younger children).

The washing machine is in a utility room in the cellar.

For those with a car the house also has a private garage.

A golf course is 10 minutes drive away as is the beach at the Lac de Cavayere. Toulouse is just over an hour away via the Autoroute and the beaches at the Mediterranean seaside are also around an hour away. Numerous historic villages are less than an hour away including Bram, Villemoustaussou where excellent vineyard tours are available at Domaine O'Vineyards, Pennautier and Aragon.

Prices include all taxes, bed linen, towels, cleaning and, if needed, heating.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Carcassonne, Aude

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £228.39

We accept payment in British pounds sterling or Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.