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4 Bedroomed Villa, Heated Pool, Air/Con In all Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, WiFi

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Fitou, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon, France - close to Fitou Village Famous For World Class Wine, beach 10 mins, Sea View

Four bedroom, two storey, luxury villa (all bedrooms with air-conditioning) on two floors. Situated near the world famous wine village of Fitou which overlooks the Mediterranean and the lagoons. The property can sleep up to 8 people, with 2 bathrooms, spacious living area, terrace, decking area, semi-conservatory, heated private pool and garden. There is a further small balcony on the 1st floor overlooking the Mediterranean. Wi-Fi available throughout villa. Please see Owners website for further details (link at bottom of Facilities tab). We would be happy to answer any questions directly by calling us on +44 7768038162 or +44 7786911953. We were recently reviewed by the Regional Tourist Board and awarded 4* status, the only villa in Fitou to be classified as such. Certificate from Aude Tourist Board is available to view.

Rose Connaughton
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

About Rose Connaughton

We are both Irish but live in the UK (Bristol) but enjoy spending as much time as possible in our little corner of the South West of France - Fitou. We are both working but look forward to the day when we can spend more time there. We never dreamed that we would one day own a house with a pool and can't quite believe its ours!

Rose Connaughton purchased this villa in 2005

Why Rose Connaughton chose Narbonne area

We have been coming to Fitou for 14 years and previously owned another property there so are very familiar with the area. Fitou is easily accessible from a number of different airports, Perpignan, Carcassonne, Beziers, Girona or Toulouse. From Fitou you can enjoy both the French way of life and northern Spain as the border is only about 40 mins away.

What makes this villa unique

The views! The property overlooks the L'Etang (lagoon) and Leucate and is home to flamingoes and other wildlife. The villa is convenient for the beach, mountains and for sightseeing. We love the 'blue sky' days, particularly in winter when we can leave behind the rain and grey clouds in Bristol. Life is at a completely different pace in Fitou. Fitou also has some lovely restaurants in the village, each with their own unique atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was lovely and having air-con in each bedroom made sleeping very comfortable. I found the house very wheelchair friendly being able to enter the house through one of the pool side sliding door and just one step of about 2 inches at the front door.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fitou in Aude

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Separate bath and shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Separate bath and shower
  • Spacious bathroom on each floor. Each bathroom has bath, separate shower and WC. Ideal for two families sharing.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with superking bed. 1st floor. Bedroom 2 with king bed, ground floor. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds ground floor. Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds on 1st floor. There are 2 cots. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The bedroom facilities upstairs consist of: 1 superking size bedroom, and twin room on the upper floor. The rooms can also be used as a family room. On the ground floor there is a twin bedded room and a further double bedroom. All bedrooms are air-conditioned. There is a bathroom on each floor making the villa ideal for 2 families to stay. In addition there is a single fold up bed (2 cots are also available). Outside: Garden, covered terrace (south facing) with two comfy sofas and large outdoor dining table with seating for 8. The terrace is enclosed by sliding doors allowing guests to sit outside even during the off season months. Additional decking area with awning, overlooking lagoon and Leucate with a further patio sofa set, chairs and dining table. There is private heated pool (8m x 4m) with ample space for 8 sunloungers and patio beanbags. Additional balcony on upper floor with small bistro table for 2 with lovely views across the lagoon. The garden is completely enclosed and very private. There is ample parking and a garage. Tennis rackets, boules, football, and various games are available. Utility Room: Utility area in garage with double sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board. Outdoor clothes line and small fold up portable clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, tea towels, oven gloves and bed linen all supplied (apart from beach towels). Property is cleaned after departure. Towels and bed linen are supplied on a weekly basis. Mid stay change of linen on stays of over a week. Other: Dining room and seating for 8 people, breakfast bar. Open plan living area and kitchen. Two high chairs, 2 cots, baby changing mat, two gates, and bed guard available. Please see Owners website for further details (link bottom of page)


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4 Bedroomed Villa, Heated Pool, Air/Con In all Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, WiFi
average rating of 4.875 based on 19 reviews

Lovely villa, nice quiet area

  • 5 of 5

This is the most well equipped villa we have ever stayed at and is very reasonably priced. It felt like home from the moment we stepped in and has all the mod-cons including bluetooth speakers, wifi, internet TV and plenty of games/books/pool toys. You name it, they provided it even down to a cheese baking pot (used daily for baked Camembert). We arrived during a heatwave (39 degrees) and welcomed the aircon in the bedrooms although the rest of the house felt the heat!

Fitou is bang in the middle of a motorway and a railway line but we barely noticed any noise and quite enjoyed watching trains go past.

This is a farming community and Fitou is very quiet. We would suggest that a car is essential to get out and about and to go food shopping as the Spar (about 30 seconds up the road) has limited opening times and food options although is extremely useful!

We would definitely stay here again and really recommend the restaurant closest to the house (Moulin de Fitou). If you want a 'get away from it all' escape with plenty of pool lounging then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay in our villa in September. We do appreciate any feedback we get from our guests so we can make any necessary improvements to the villa and keep it up to date. Its important to us that guests feel the villa is a 'home from home' so we are glad it lived up to this. I believe there's been a heatwave this Summer so its great that the air-con made your stay more comfortable, particularly at night. As you say a car is essential for your stay as there are so many places to go both locally and further afield to explore. Glad you enjoyed your meal at the Moulin, its becoming our favourite restaurant in Fitou since it reopened under new management this year. You are most welcome to make a return visit in the future. We are always delighted when our guests want to make a return visit. Thanks again.
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Lovely well maintained villa

  • 5 of 5

We first visited the property in 2008 and have returned a further three times. This is a luxury villa very well maintained by the owners who have regularly carried out improvements over the period we have been visiting.

The villa has everything you could wish for including a very good swimming pool and plenty of outside seating both in and out of the sun.

The property is managed during the season by Ian and Julie (an English couple resident in France) who are very friendly and attentive and have a wealth of information about the local area.

There is a Spar grocery store within 2 minutes walk from the villa and Fitou has three very good restaurants, the closest of which is a ten minute walk.

Fitou is an attractive village the centre of which is about a 15 minute walk away with about 6 wine caves where you can sample the local wine. There is also a wine cave about 2 minutes walk from the villa.

About a 5 mile drive away is the attractive town of Leucate which has a very pleasant square with a number of cafes and restaurants. Leucate Plage is a very long sandy beach again with many restaurants and cafes.

We hope to visit again in the foreseeable future and have no hesitation in recommending this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you LInda and Alan and family for your wonderful comments about the villa and your stay in August. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and that the villa lived up to your expectations once again, particularly with the changes we had made to the villa since your last visit. We always take on board any feedback we have received from our past guests and endeavour to make improvements wherever we can. We agree with your comments regarding the local facilities in Fitou, the restaurants and the wine caves are all well worth a visit. We hope you will consider a 5th visit at some stage in the future.
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The best equipped villa ever!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa from Rose & her Husband to take my disabled Mother away for a week in the sun and we were not disappointed. Rose was fantastic with keeping in contact with us before we travelled and no question was too much trouble. The villa was near perfect for my Mother who uses a walker to get about. The rest of the family loved the villa and the outside spaces/pool area were fantastic.

On arrival the villa was very clean, tidy and very well maintained and the pool had been opened up for us and it was beautifully clean and very warm (they said it was around 28c ... it is heated!)

We also had a welcome bottle of 'Fitou' red wine on the table for us with the compliments of the owners which was a nice touch.

The area is very quiet but not in the main centre, but you must go for a walk up there as it is a very pretty and worth a look.

The villa is on a corner plot and therefore is not overlooked and has amazing views across the lagoon to the east. It is especially lovely in the mornings to open up the shutters to glorious bright sunshine and to sit on the terrace and eat your breakfast in the sun in complete privacy... beautiful.

Ian and Julie (The Property Managers) were superb and were there to meet us on arrival, show us around the villa and explained all the details to us. There were also Guest Guidebooks packed with information on the villa and also places to go, things to do and local food and drink.

Nothing was too much trouble for Ian and Julie if you needed them... we did and they were there within 10 minutes and had sorted our little issue out straight away.

It seems that Rose and her Husband have thought of just about everything possible and we were all very impressed with how well equipped the villa was. Even if you are unlucky enough to get bad weather, there was a big unit stuffed with games, music and hundreds of DVD's and books.

There is every modern appliance you need (Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, large Fridge/Freezer...)

EVERY Bedroom had proper air-conditioning which was a god send as when we were there the temp got well over 30c and you needed it on at night.

The ONLY thing we would say as a minus are the stairs... they are very steep and narrow in places but some would call that 'character!' Otherwise we give the villa a 5*++ (Wi-Fi also superb!)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments about your recent stay in our villa. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and that the villa met all your needs particulary for your Mum. We do try to make small improvements every year and take on board all our Guests' comments and feedbacks so we can make their stay a 'home from home'. We are only too happy to help in anyway we can with information before arrival be it advice on travel, routes or facilities locally. We are fortunate in having a wonderful couple who look after our villa in our absence and maintain the villa to a high standard. They are also very knowledgeable about the area and are only too willing to help with advice on restaurants, things to do or where to go. Yes the stairs is stepp but we are fortunate that we also have two bedrooms and a full bathroom on the ground floor for those who might have difficulty in climbing stairs. Glad you enjoyed the local Fitou wine which came from one of the many wineries in the village. We hoep that you might consider a return visit to this wonderful part of France which has so much to offer visitors.
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Villa Panoramique

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean and well equipped villa. Suited our family of 4 adults and 2 children wonderfully. Welcome warm sunshine with a lovely breeze. Pool in sunshine all day.Great location proximate to pretty villages, mountains, sea and lagoons. Plenty to do and see. Excellent communication from Rose both before and after our stay and property manager Ian was approachable and informative. Plenty of wonderful cafes and restaurants both in Fitou and Leucate. No problems with mosquitos either!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

two week stay enjoyed by all, brilliant communication from both the owner and the local management agent, they couldn't have been more helpful.

We hope to stay there again in the future

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments about our villa. We are always happy to help our guests with any questions they might have prior to their holiday or advice about travel to the area. Really glad you enjoyed your stay in Fitou and that you are hoping to make a return visit at some stage. We look forward to welcoming you back. I will pass on your comments to our property managers, who are always more than willing to give advice about restaurants, 'things to do' or information about the area to our guests, having lived in the village for the last 12 years. They are a wonderful support to us in Fitou and we couldn't manage without them.
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Great holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this property and Rose's advice with regards directions to the property was most helpful. The house was fabulous and even though we were a party of 7 adults, we had lots of space and great comfort. Our party ranged in age from 21 to 72 and we all loved it. The area itself was maybe a little quiet for the younger ones but, within a short drive, they had plenty to do. The weather was great overall except for the thunder storms on the last few days. We had some lovely meals in the local restaurants, the two by the church in Fitou were so good we visited both twice. As we had our own transport, nearby towns were easily accessible for us which were great for exploring. A big thank you from all our family and hopefully we will visit again sometime in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
La Franqui
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Leucate/La Franqui
Car: necessary


Take a trip to one of the nearby Mediterranean beaches where a variety of water sports are available including sailing, scuba diving and water skiing. Windsurfing on the nearby lagoons is extremely popular in this area. The nearest beach is at La Franqui or Leucate which is 10 mins drive from the villa.


The villa is situated a short 10 minute drive from the A9 (Route de Mediterranean). Ryanair (from Stansted), FlyBe (from Birmingham and Southampton), Aer France from Paris fly into Perpignan (15 mins away). Other routes: Carcassone 40 mins (Ryanair). Montpelier 1 hr (Ryanair). Several airline routes to Toulouse including Easyjet, Flybe + Ryanair 1½ hour. Barcelona 2 hours drive. Girona 1 hour drive (Ryanair), Beziers 45 mins (Ryanair).


Fitou village is a 10 min walk. Leucate town is 10 mins by car - lots of cafes, restaurants and Carrefour supermarket etc. Perpignan and Narbonne are the nearest cities and are approx 25km away.

Further Details:

There is a supermarket in Fitou village and a bar, bakery (within a 15 min walk). There are several excellent restaurants in Fitou village and pizza take away. There is a Carrefour Compact at Leucate village (open 8am-8pm and up to 1pm on Sun). The major hypermarkets and a wide range of shopping can be found in Perpignan (20 mins drive ) or in Narbonne (25 mins drive). Leucate (10mins by car, on the coast) has a variety of small shops and cafes and bars. The area is renowned for its long sandy beaches (stretching from Beziers to the north to Collioure a delightful fishing port and artistic centre near the Spanish border), vineyards and medieval castles. Carcassone (a World Heritage Site), Narbonne, Perpignan and the coastal towns of Collioure and Port Vende are all well worth a visit. Take a trip on the Petit Jaune Train (The Yellow Train) up into the Pyrenees and enjoy the spectacular views or if you are feeling energetic climb the Canigou, one of the highest peaks of the Pyrenees on the French/Spanish border. Visit the magnificent African Safari Park at Sigean (15 mins by car) or cross into Spain and visit the Dali Museum at Figueres (¾ hour drive).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fitou, Aude

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £450

Booking Notes:
Villa is available for bookings from May to end of October

Please note availability may not always reflect pending bookings, as 'booked' status is only updated on receipt of a deposit. Please check with us for current availability as we can have several enquiries on the same day for busy periods (school holidays).
Bookings are Saturday to Saturday during high season. 25% deposit is required to secure booking. A contract will be drawn up at the time of reservation. Balance will be payable 8 weeks before arrival. On receipt of final payment all information re villa and key collection with be available. £350 security bond required for breakages etc (refundable with 14 days after departure).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday. Arrival between 4-6pm but later arrivals can usually be arranged. Departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Rentals of 7 days +/- can be arranged out of season if available. Please contact us for details.

Early Booking Reduction:
All reservations made before 31.12.16
£150 discount for 2 week booking
£100 discount for 1 week booking

Please refer to Owners Cancellation policy which will accompany Guests' Contract. Please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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