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Secluded Villa With Private Pool And Huge Garden, Minutes From Carcassonne

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Pennautier, Minutes from Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon - Within A Short Walk Of Village Shops, Bakeries, Bar, Restaurants and Tennis Courts

Situated in the picturesque village of Pennautier on the banks of the Fresquel river, only minutes away from the Canal du Midi and the historic city of Carcassonne. This villa offers the best of both worlds as it is set in an extremely large private garden, with secluded terrace and pool but within a few minutes walking distance of two bakeries, village store, bar, tabac and the excellent Chateau restaurant. A comfortable and airy home from home with a large open plan living area which leads onto the poolside terrace which is perfect for alfresco dining and barbequing. Ideally located to take advantage of all the wonderful sites, traditions and activities available in this beautiful area. Only minutes by car from Carcassonne airport and retail area, 40 mins to Narbonne beach or 15 mins to Carcassonne Lake/Beach resort.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely well equipped private villa in a pretty village very close to all amenities. The villa had a large garden with a good patio and private pool area. We found easy access to shopping and the historic city of Carcassonne with a host of bars and restaurants.



Debbie the owner was great throughout our booking process, good communications and reassurance at all stages with some helpful information and tips on the local area. All in all we had a great time and experience and would recommend if you want to holiday in Sth West France- The Price family , Nth Essex
Jul 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pennautier in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All rubbish must be taken from the property. There are communal bins in village for rubbish disposal
Location Type:
  • resort
  • village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly installed bathroom with luxury shower and fittings. Toilet and double sink. Also an additional separate wc and wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This is a bunk bed with double to bottom / single above
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (3 Bedrooms) But lower capacity is recom Notes on bedrooms: Master. Double bed, french doors leading to terrace and pool Bedroom 2. Double bed. Fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 3. Double bed and upper single bunk. Fitted wardrobe. TV with DVD player.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Tradition French style house. Tiled floor throughout living area. Open fire. Electric heating. Sorry but strictly no smoking inside the property. Pennautier is a very pretty traditional village. It has a lot to offer, its proximity to Carcassonne not withstanding. The back garden and pool area are completely private and not overlooked. The only sounds usually heard in the garden are the church chimes, or the waterfall of the Fresquel which flows around the village. The bouledrome on the banks of the Fresquel is where the locals meet daily for their boules matches. There are a number of wine producers in Pennautier who all welcome visitors to sample their wine. The grounds to the Chateau are open to visitors and tours are available. The Chateau restaurant is in the beautiful converted sheep shed which also serves as a winery. You can sample the wines and then chose the ones you want to accompany your meal. There is another excellent reasonably priced village restaurant. Outside: South facing garden (gets the sun all day). Private pool with jacuzzi area. Poolside terrace. Shaded terrace area. Table, chairs, reclining sunbeds. Large stone bbq and assortment of outdoor lighting. Garden over 130 meters long - assortment of garden games available. The pool is maintained but all garden pools are subject to the impact of bad weather. Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge freezer, ironing board, iron, cool box. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels (not for the beach) and end of stay clean included in price. Additional cleaning or linen changing available at extra cost. Other: TV in bedroom does not receive programme but used for playing dvds. A cot and high chair are available

Reviews

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Secluded Villa With Private Pool And Huge Garden, Minutes From Carcassonne
average rating of 4.875 based on 14 reviews
5

A lovely quiet well equipped villa, close to amenities

  • 5 of 5

' A lovely well equipped private villa in a pretty village very close to all amenities. The villa had a large garden with a good patio and private pool area. We found easy access to shopping and the historic city of Carcassonne with a host of bars and restaurants.

Debbie the owner was great throughout our booking process, good communications and reassurance at all stages with some helpful information and tips on the local area. All in all we had a great time and experience and would recommend if you want to holiday in Sth West France- The Price family , Nth Essex'

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have booked this villa. Having looked at other villas it became clear that this one offered everything we needed and most certainly provided the best value for the price. It is an authentic, charming villa in a beautiful private location and yet amenities right on your doorstep and minutes from the airport, supermarkets and Carcassonne. We were with our best friends and the villa is ideally sized and laid out to maximise our time together with the open-plan living/dining/kitchen and immediate access to the beautiful pool, outside dining area and beautiful garden beyond. We wanted somewhere that felt very 'French' and this certainly did. Added to this, the level of service and efficient correspondence from Debbie (owner) was first class. Thank you again, a truly memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday get together with our two adult sons

  • 4 of 5

Very nice village location very handy for Carcassonne. Lovely secluded garden and very nice kidney shaped pool. Unfortunately it was quite windy when we were there so we didnt get to use the pool as often as we would have liked. Very pleasing sheltered area and BBQ. Internally the bathroom and bedrooms were very nice although the kitchen felt a little tired. Otherwise the holiday was great and Bryan the English handyman locally was very nice and helpful giving us advice as well on directions etc etc. The only major concern we had was around security. There are bars on some of the windows but at the back there was no fence and open access to a public footpath. The doors to the property were not secure and it was necessary to lock the shutters each time we left the property as we had laptops etc and there was no safe. Having said that, we never felt there was any real threat and everyone we met was very nice and friendly. Overall a terrific property with just really the security and maybe the kitchen stopping it being 5 stars in our view.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that overall you like our home and thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I just want to make a couple of comments, not to undermine your opinion, but to clarify for other parties reading this review. In the South of France the shutters are the locks making them the primary source for securing properties. Shutters have the dual purpose of securing the property and keeping it cool in summer. It is normal practice to always lock shutters each time you leave any property. Keeping out the heat is so vital that the French in the village never have their shutters open even when at home. The windows in our property with bars and without shutters do not receive any direct sunlight. Also I would like to emphasise that it isn’t a public footpath but a private road for use of the 8 people that have allotments on the river bank and the property isn’t visible from this path. I understand your comments about the kitchen. We have renovated most of the property except the kitchen (although the appliances are new). I think that installing a modern bathroom especially makes the traditional oak kitchen look dated. However it is a typical French country kitchen and I would loathe to remove all French character from the house. Maybe one day.
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5

Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property with absolutely everything you would need for your stay. We were a family of 5 adults and had plenty of space. The villa is set in a beautiful village and lots of amenities on your doorstep. We ate at the Legoril restaurant twice during our stay and the food was amazing. There is also a bar and another little restaurant in the village itself. Amazing place and having the pool was an added bonus. Loved it that much we have booked again for next year. Thanks again Debbie!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week in late September at this villa, a very stylish, spacious & comfortable home. Our stay was made all the more perfect by the amazing pool, village and boulangerie. Plenty of fun activities close by to keep children & grown ups entertained & tired out. A great place for families and with a barbecue in the garden and a swimming pool it was hard to leave the place to explore the amazing surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Superb!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't believe we were fortunate enough to find such an amazing place to stay for our stay in France.

Never having booked a property rental before I was slightly dubious but I was not disappointed. From the moment we arrived I was very impressed with the location a very short dive from the airport and the house was very welcoming. The bedrooms and living areas and kitchen were all spotless and more than sufficient space wise for the 5 of us staying (3 adults and 2 children). The swimming pool completely spoilt us and it would be hard to go elsewhere after the amazing holiday we had. The house it ideally located for travelling and trips to Limoux Narbonne, Collieure and Perpignan did not seem that far and I would recommend these as places to go as there is something for everyone both young and old.

A fantastic holiday and place to stay and thanks to the wonderful owners Deborah and Jonathan for making it a holiday to remember. Planning my booking for next year already!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Coast/Beach:

Mediterranean beaches easily accessible via A61. Stunning beaches at Narbonne and Gruissan approximately 70 kms away.

Beautiful coastal/seaside resorts worthy of day trips particularly at Collioure or Sete both approximately 1 1/2 hours drive away.

Travel:

Carcassonne (Salvaza) airport 3.5kms fly there with Ryanair from various locations.

Toulouse airport approximately 1 hour away - various operators fly into Toulouse including Jet2.

Perpignan and Barcelona airports are also viable.

Distances:

Carcassonne town centre 6km

The medieval walled Carcassonne Cite 9km

Narbonne for shopping 70km

Montpellier 160km

Perpignan 125km

Barcelona 312 km

Collioure 160km

Sete 148km

Further Details:

Pennautier is a very pretty village with an beautiful Chateau in the style of Versailles. There are two excellent village restaurants and a number of wine makers who welcome you for tastings. Communal tennis courts are close to the villa as is the boulodrome where the locals play daily. A large hypermarket is only a few kilometres from the villa (its passed on the way into Pennautier).

Walk from the villa to enjoy an excellent lunch or dinner in the Pennautier Château restaurant. Approximately 18 euros for two courses/ 22 euros for three courses including wine.

All services and amenities can be found in the main Carcassonne town where you can visit the various markets then enjoy lunch in the town square.

A visit to the medieval Carcassonne cite should not be missed.

It remains a bustling town with loads of restaurants and shops and is a designated World Heritage site.

There is an abundance of outdoor activities to be enjoyed including hill walking, canoeing, cycling along the banks of the Canal du Midi or white water rafting.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pennautier, Carcassonne area

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
 
Late summer 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
30% non refundable deposit on reservation, balance 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. Payment is non refundable.
A returnable security deposit of £350 should be sent with the final payment. Deposit will be returned within two weeks of departure upon satisfactory inspection of property).
Property should be left clean and tidy.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday with departure times being 10am and arrival times 4pm. However there may be room for flexibility according to bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Payment in euros is also possible. Price is based on maximum of 6 adults

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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