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Villa with private pool and garden - Free Wifi. Walking distance to TOWN

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps upto 10 people & lots of facilities and equipment. Great area to explore!

A spacious 4 bedroom villa. Upstairs has one king size bedroom opening onto the terrace with views across Quillan and the mountains. a second king size bedroom and a children's bedroom with 4 single bunk beds. On the ground floor is an additional double bedroom. Comfortably sleeps 10 but can accommodate 12 using double sofa bed. Games room with snooker, table tennis, PS3 & wii, variety of games and DVD's, dartboard, football. Pool with steps down. BBQ, lots of outdoor activities in area. Lovely town with weekly markets and various restaurants. Free unlimited Wi-fi in the villa.

The property has a wrap round balcony overlooking the new triangular pool, with stunning views of the beautiful Quillan Town and the Pyrenees mountains.The pool has child friendly 'Roman' steps (for the smaller guest!) and retractable safety cover for when not in use.

The garden is South Facing and completely self-contained with space to play and relax with piece of mind that small children cannot wander off.

The villa has a large open plan living & dining room, kitchen and family bathroom upstairs with separate WC. On the ground floor, opening out onto the terrace and pool is a spacious additional living room/games room with snooker table and table tennis and bar area. There is also a second bathroom and separate WC on the ground floor and the living space has a sofa bed so can sleep an additional two ( additional cost) if required.

The town of Quillan is a leisurely stroll ( 10 mins) to bars, restaurants and shops and the nearby beautiful River Aude. Within 5 mins from the house is the local boulangerie and bouchiere.

There is a gas BBQ/ washing machine, tumble and dishwasher available in the house as well as the possibility of use of a selection of children and adult bikes (by prior arrangement)

Quillan has its own decent size supermarket,new swimming and fishing lakes, a swimming pool, a train that runs for 1 euro direct from Carcassonne if you fly in! We are about an hour from Carcassonne airport. 45 minutes from the ski resorts. This really is a great location for all!

Quillan is also well known for cycling, walking and more high adventure activities such as white water rafting, kayaking and rock climbing.

A car is not essential but helpful for exploring the area to its fullest.

More Details

Owner
Matt & Carole
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2017

About Matt & Carole

After many years of hiring villas we decided to buy our own and enjoy it with the family, our three kids, their friends and our dog Mitch!

Both working, we lead very busy lives so our time in Quillan is always treasured and relaxed - whether it be in the sun trap of a garden lazing by the pool, exploring the local area and cuisine or attempting to ski and snowboard! - we hope you enjoy your stay and love it too!

Matt & Carole purchased this villa in 2015

Why Matt & Carole chose Quillan

There is lots of space so you can enjoy it as a couple, as a large family or group. The layout downstairs mean you can accommodate two families with children with a certain amount of privacy and separate space. Our games room offers family entertainment and options whatever the weather or time of year.

The area in around Quillan is beautiful and panoramic and must be explored.

What makes this villa unique

A home from home feel - this is modern, recently refurbished villa, well equipped and resourced that everyone can enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed ourselves immensely, from the views to the jet skiing to the drives through the Pyrenees!



Thanks for letting us stay.
Sep 2016
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Location

Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
quillan
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
quillan
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Camurac
Car: recommended

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Quillan in Aude

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Huge walk in shower - separate WC
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Huge walk in shower - separate WC
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Huge king size bed in calm and relaxing bedroom
    Terrace Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beautiful views and french doors open onto the terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 sets of full size single bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom with double bed
  • Also an additional double bed available as a sofa bed in the games room - additional cost for 8+ people occupancy
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Villa with private pool and garden - Free Wifi. Walking distance to TOWN
average rating of 4.75 based on 15 reviews
5

A beautiful spacious well equipt house with wonderful views and fantastic pool.

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant week staying at this lovely house. We enjoyed the pool, having barbecues on the terrace whilst looking at the mountains and walking into the village for dinner in the evening. The house is just a 10 min walk from the restaurants and shops, and there is a Carrefour supermarket just a 5 minute drive away. We especially enjoyed travelling out to Carcasonne for the day which takes around an hour in the car, but there are many villages closer which make a good afternoon out. The games room is fab and would be brilliant if you were travelling with children. We are looking forward to returning in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great property but weird climate

  • 4 of 5

Property is lovely with stunning views of the mountains and very well equipped. The games room has many things inside including a lot of computer games for the children and a pool/table tennis table.

The pool is nice to chill in and a good way to cool down on those very hot days!

However quillan itself is not probably an area we would return to due to it not having many things of interest to do locally for us, and only a small selection of restaurants mainly selling pizza (albeit good pizzas).

The mountains also provide their own micro climate so you can go from 30 degrees blazing heat to cloudy and rainy, with half our holiday being the latter. All said it still had more sun than England!

If you are adults willing to chill out, perhaps go white water rafting or walking then this will be the place for you. Or if you are happy to drive 1 hr plus to find good weather, restaurants or other activities then again this works.

The owners are lovely and were very helpful and always answered any questions promptly, and I thank them for allowing us to use their lovely home. We may just go a little closer to the sea and sea food next time.

For others I can understand how this would be the perfect place to stay and there is probably no better villa in quillan. In another area suiting us this would have got 5 stars and I have no doubts others will give it such.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Above and beyond our expectations. Villa amazing equipped with everything you could possibly need. Beautiful location. Description of property 100% accurate! We enjoyed the local town which was only a 20 minute stroll away - plenty of places to eat and drink. Chateau overlooking town quite a hike uphill. Not recommended on a hot day!! Overall a wonderful holiday. Could not fault it.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

Great villa, great location, great town. Villa as beautiful as advertised, stunning views, well equipped and spacious. To wake up each morning to look at the view, who could want for more. Our party of 9 with varying ages from 57 to 19 had a great time in the pool and tournaments in the games room, with plenty of room to have their own space. The Boulangerie and Boucherie are just round the corner. We stayed at end of July and beginning of August which was Quillan's festival time with live bands and parades, lovely restaurants and bars. We did manage to venture out to Carcassonne which was amazing. We also highly recommend La Forge where we had great fun kayaking. Lovely wineries all around, we visited one in Limoux which was very interesting and also went to lake Montbel. Wonderful area, with beautiful fields of sunflowers and tiny villages have left us wanting more and can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed just some of the variety of things Quillan and the Aude have to offer! Our location within walking distance to the town and with a pool ( unusual to find both combinations in this area) makes this an ideal location for lazy relaxing holidays or venturing out sightseeing and you all definitely took advantage of trying lots of things! We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future!
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5

Wonderful house, in lovely village with beautiful weather, pool and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from an amazing holiday at the Hornsby’s house in Quillan. A well-equipped house with space for 10-12 people, it was perfect for our family of four (two adults; a ten and eight year olds). The weather in late July was perfect (normally around 30 degrees and sunny; a few slightly cooler days but even when clouds came they often moved on quickly in the microclimate of Quillan, which resides in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Much of the holiday was spent sunbathing and reading on the balcony and playing in the pool below. Most breakfasts were eaten on the balcony overlooking the mountains. Beautiful.

The sitting room, kitchen and most of the beds are upstairs, with a games room, second bathroom and another bed downstairs, leading out to the pool and garden. We didn’t need the pool to be heated, which worked very well for us. It’s smallish but great for us. Perhaps a little small if you are looking to do lengths – we would guess around 7m on the longest edge, but we found it worked well for playing around in and swimming together.

The games room has a good range of things to do (dart board, table tennis/decent size snooker combo and TV). The controllers for the Wii weren’t in much of a serviceable condition when we arrived, but it was fine to play for one person on some games and a very minor issue in a very well apportioned games room. There was some fun inflatables for the pool and other bits and bobs which added to the fun (snorkels, football goal, etc.).

The house is a two minute walk from the leading boulangerie in Quillan, which has a fab range of fantastic breads and patisseries and we went to almost every morning. It’s a ten minute walk into Quillan itself, a journey we made quite often for dinner at one of a number of wonderful restaurants (la galleria, the café by the river in the place de la republic and the creperie just opposite the police station being our three favourites). We did venture to the beach one day (about a 90 min drive through the beautiful Pyrenees) which was lovely, but we mostly liked to stay around the house.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Good för ja and the Children.

  • 5 of 5

Thé owner; Hornbys gave us all the information we needed. Lovely village; Hiking, horseriding,visiting catharcastles...

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Quillan, Aude

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 6 nights
From
£175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK SUMMER
12 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,675
for 7 nights
From
£225
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,325
for 7 nights
From
£175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and linen £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

During off peak seasons please feel free to contact us for a reduced rate fee for smaller group sizes, particularly couples.

Snooker table and other associated items are free to use - damage at the end of the stay would result in a deduction to the security deposit. We all have accidents ( we have 3 kids are well aware of this!) We try to offer a relaxed approach and understand that at times small items get damaged or broken ( plates/ glasses etc) we ask that if this happens you replace like for like and this would then not be deducted form your deposit - please let our property managers know if anything more major happens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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