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Lovely gite with heated pool 5 miles/8 km from Carcassonne for a great holiday

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Updated: 24-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Quiet location in quaint village, 2 bedrooms sleeps 4/6

Gite with heated pool just minutes from Carcassonne.

This 2 bedroom gite is a MUST for short breaks or just a great holiday. In fact, it’s an ideal all year round self catering holiday location.

For summer holidays: sun loungers, tables and chairs, barbecue and of course the lovely warm pool!!

For spring and autumn breaks: the pool is heated which is essential if you wish to swim in warm water (27°) between April and October.

For winter holidays: bright and sunny, fully centrally heated.

Functional, light and sunny this gite has been carefully decorated with local furniture and colourful fittings.

Fully equipped- from dishwasher -(very important) – cooker, microwave, family size fridge, freezer, washing machine, etc., etc.), and comfortable sofa-bed (sleeps 2).

Walkers’ and cyclists’ paradise on the miles of dirt tracks straight from the doorstep! All tourist information provided on the many places to visit in the area (children orientated, walks..).

Tennis courts, childrens' playground and village shop - 300 m away.

We are a friendly Anglo-French family on the premises– we're helpful but are not intrusive!

For best deals, look us up on gites du cabardes via that famous earch engine.... we have been in the business since 2003 and offer "peace of mind" secure bookings even if you go through us directly....

Loads of reviews on that famous American travellers' site!!

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About the Owner

Jennifer Duffield Leclercq
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Jennifer Duffield Leclercq

We are a friendly anglo-french couple and have lived in the area since 2001. Daniel is from the north of France and Jenny, originally from Norfolk in east England has lived in France for the last 30 years. We wouldn't live anywhere else, the Languedoc area is so beautiful and has so much to offer - to say nothing of the sunshine! We've had the gites since 2003 and like to think we now know guest's requirements in terms of equipment and comfort. We are especially careful about cleaning and you'll find the gites spotlessly clean on your arrival. We really enjoy meeting different people from so many walks of life and so many different countries as you can see if you have a look at the contact page on our website. So...... have a look at our reviews and make your own mind up!!

Jennifer Duffield Leclercq purchased this apartment in 2003

13 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Peace and quiet within reach of the city

  • 5 of 5

Returning to stay with Jenny and Daniel was a delight as always...the gites were bright, comfortable, well-equipped, airy and spotlessly clean. The children adored the heated pool and Jenny has thoughtfully provided pool equipment for those unable to bring their own!! Ventenac is an ideal location as it is peaceful, rural but merely a few minutes drive from the centre of Carcassonne with its tourist attractions and restaurants. Jenny and Daniel are discreetly on site but always available for any help or advice needed which is invaluable when you don't speak the local language!!

As always we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to many returns in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days here and enjoyed it very much. The gites are clean and nicely decorated. Even though the heat could be overwhelming (especially during a heat wave!), it's a wonderful spot to relax, swim, and take in the beautiful views. The property is also a great base for exploring this area of France. The owners are attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Jenny kindly opened the pool early almost every morning for our children. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Once again we were made very welcome by Jenny and Daniel, the gite was exactly as we remembered it, it feels like a home away from home - we drove down this time so that we could make the most of shopping for wine locally, and Pottery and clothes from Lagrasse which was a real find last time and worth a visit. The weather this trip was varied but we still got to relax by the pool and sit out on the terrace, when it wasn't sunny we went wine tasting and shopping! Carcassonne was as beautiful as ever and we ventured up to Andorra too. We could choose to holiday elsewhere but we love it here and don't feel we have even scratched the surface of what is available to do and see in this area, Thanks again and see you soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it is so gratifying for us to know that guests have enjoyed their holiday here. We have really enjoyed seeing you over the years and hope to have you back soon! All the best Jenny
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Super location

  • 4 of 5

Pros: A great location, less than 20 minutes from Carcassonne and the airport, but in a quiet spot with (distant) views of the Pyrenees. Jenny was very welcoming, and not intrusive. The apartment had everything you might need,including a dishwasher, although perhaps a teapot for English visitors might be nice! The pool was a lovely temperature, and the south facing balcony very pleasant. There is a small shop (Vidal) very close with a friendly chatty couple selling nice wine made in the village, and a Leclerc with petrol station (credit cards) only 15 minutes away.

Cons: The metal framed bed was too short for me, so with a bit of rearrangement, we slept on the mattress on the floor. The fridge freezer (like most I suppose) made a lot of noise, so, as a light sleeper, I had to switch it off at night. And as mentioned elsewhere, the wall to the balcony is too high to enjoy the views sat down, but I`m sure that is more to do with Health and Safety!

Suggestion for visitors: Our balcony in Apartment 1 had some shelter from the very cool westerly winds in May. If we had been in the other large Apartment (3 I think) with the west facing balcony, we probably would not have been able to sit out so much.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here and your comments are noted. All the best Jenny
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Lovely time had by all

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here beginning of October. The gite was actually nicer than we thought it would be. The pool was great as the weather was actually quite hot. We spent lots of time visiting the area as well as going into Carcassonne. There is abigail Leclerc supermarket close by, great for shopping. We would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday here. The property was clean on arrival andas advertised. We enjoyed the heated pool and chat with Jenny over a rose. Well situated for Carcassonne and surrounding area. We would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Table Cave du Château
"Beautiful building, good service and value for money too.... as the wine is priced at cost!!"
"All meat and fish is barbecued here.... you can eat outside in summer"
chai moi
"No frozen food here.... good value for money, nice setting along the Canal du midi"

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carcassonne at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Carcassonne at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne at 65 Kilometres Car: recommended

The village is very typical with its château, narrow shaded streets and mediaeval church and has its village shop cum tobacconist cum baker and tennis court, childrens' playground (all within 300 m), as well as vineyards.

Go wine tasting in the many local vineyards, eat out in the shade of the plane trees and discover the colourful Local Gastronomy...

Or you might prefer walking or cycling and picnicking in the wonderful contrasts offered by the landscapes.

Spend the day on the beach and swim in the warm waters of the Med, just an hour's drive away.

For those who wish to go further afield - a two hour drive away - spend a day in Spain or or for a little retail therapy, take advantage of Duty-Free Shopping In Andorra.

Other Activities: Too many things to do in the area to list here, but loads of leaflets + living on site we can help you out and recommend...

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Oct 2016 - 2 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
High season
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak season
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £129
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

30% deposit with booking by credit card or PayPal on our personal website. Balance on arrival.
Please email to check availability before sending deposit

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Updated: 24-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • + Comfortable sofa-bed sleeps 2 in living area. Cot + high chair available on request.


  • Balcony ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • We always keep the pool warm - minimum 27°!! Open from mid April to mid/end of October depending the weather....please ask.

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