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

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Updated: 28-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Ian & Anna Dougal
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cite medievale extraordinaire. Maison idealment situee! Parfait.
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 6

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cite medievale extraordinaire. Maison idealment situee! Parfait.
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 6

21 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


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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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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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights here with another couple and really enjoyed our stay. Ian and Anna were great to work with and responded very quickly to any questions we had. The house was completely equipped with everything you need and was very comfortable. You sure can't beat the location, you literally walk out the door and you can see the beautiful walled city above. A very easy walk to wonderful restaurants and the town and Ian told us some of their favorite restaurants and they were wonderful. We highly recommend this rental. Thank you Ian and Anna!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Muy buena casita

  • 4 of 5

La casa está muy bien, muy bien situada, a pocos minutos del castillo de la cité y de toda la zona mediaval. También está cerca del puente viejo que da acceso a la parte nueva de la ciudad. La casa está muy bien equipada, los dueños son muy detallistas y tienes de todo en la casa, desde internet y PS3 con un montón de juegos y DVD, cocina con todo lo necesario, los dos baños con las duchas y tienes el detallito del gel y champu por si no tienes, hay secador del pelo, lavadora, plancha, todo lo necesario para la limpieza, hasta llegar a incluso bicis, palos de golf, petanca,... La casa está pensada para un máximo de 4 personas, ya que solo hay 4 taburetes para poderte sentar a comer en la barra, pero además hay otra cama supletoria, guardada en el cuarto de la colada, que puede ir bien para alguna emergencia. Tiene garaje propio, lo que es genial, porque aparcar allí es complicado, aunque es un poco pequeño y justo, si vas con coches grandes (tanto de altura como de anchura) no te servirá.

En general le damos una buena nota a la casa y más todavía a los dueños, muy atentos en todo. Muy recomendable para tu visita en Carcassonne y alrededores.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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El apartamento perfecto. Todo correcto y limpio.

  • 4 of 5

Estuvimos una familia de 4 miembros, y estuvimos muy a gusto en el apartamento.

Nada de objectar.

La atención de Pierre y Chantal fue perfecta.

Una gran experiencia y a pie del castillo.

Repetiremos seguro el año que viene.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and well-located house

  • 5 of 5

House was well-equipped and very clean, as described. Ten-minute walk from the medieval city and from the modern city centre. Plenty to do in area and you're never short of a restaurant or café - would definitely recommend the house.

In addition to the obvious (the medieval walled city), why not take the train to Narbonne or Toulouse, or hire a car and drive out into the Minervois region or south to the Pyrenees?

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne Salvaza at 6 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : several at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Golf Club de Carcassonne at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carcassonne at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Junction 23 or 24, E80 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : several at 400 Metres Nearest Ski : Camurac at 90 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Cavayere at 8 Kilometres 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 and Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
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1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £217

We accept payment in British pounds sterling or Euros.

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Updated: 28-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • 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 ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • 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.


  • Golf Clubs


  • Self-catering


  • 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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