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Fully-Air-Conditioned Mediterranean Villa, Wi-Fi, Pools, Gorgeous Lake+Sea Views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Fitou, Languedoc-Roussillon. Sleeps 6. Sea Views, Shared Pools, Wi-Fi. Wine Village in Foothills of the Pyrénées.10 mins Mediterranean Beaches

Villa Saureto: Fully air-conditioned 3-bedroomed semi-detached villa with Wi-Fi, located in French coastal AOC wine village of Fitou. Extensive sandy beaches of the Mediterranean within 10-15 minutes drive, and wild, rugged, semi-mountainous terrain 'on the doorstep'.

VACANCY: Short Break 4 or 5 nights October 2017 - see 'Availability'.

Residents' pool complex ( 2 pools + toddlers' pool). One pool is heated in April, May, June, September and October.

Satellite and internet TV with UK, French and other European channels.

Sony DVD/CD music system with USB input. Selection of DVDs provided.

The air-conditioning is integral to the construction of the villa and is silent (no noisy bolt-on units or fans). It can be used for cooling and heating, and has individual room controls in the lounge-diner and bedrooms.

Sea-view terraces (one covered) with lighting, on two sides of the villa, gas BBQ, and a fenced, irrigated Mediterranean garden with sunbathing area, shrubs and rockery at the rear of the property.

Adjacent to vineyards and surrounded by the protected environment of the Languedoc-Roussillon 'garrigue', with spectacular panoramic views. This area, within easy reach of the Pyrénées, has more days of sunshine, on average, than anywhere else in France.

The villa is 1km from the centre of the village, its Xth-century chateau and many wine 'caves'. Several delightful and affordable restaurants within walking distance.

This is 'Cathar country', on the border of Northern Catalonia; the scene of many historic wars between France and Spain, and conflicts between the Cathars and Catholics. The ancient Spanish border fort at Salses (now French) is just a 10-15 minutes drive to the south, and the current border about 35-40 minutes.

This exciting, rocky and environmentally-protected Mediterranean coastal region of France provides for a wide range of leisure activities and cultural holiday pursuits. Wind/Kite-surfing is particularly popular in the area.

Bed linen, towels (exc. pool/beach towels), and normal cleaning are included in the prices. The usual changeover day is Saturday, although there may be some flexibility during off-peak periods.

More information - See website villasaureto.com

More Details

Owner
Peter and Janet Moores
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

What makes this villa unique

Silent, integrated air-conditioning.

Wi-Fi.

UK, French and other European TV.

Sony DVD/CD system and iPhone Speaker.

Gorgeous lake and sea views from the villa.

2 shared residents' pools and toddlers' pool on site.

1 pool heated low and mid-season.

Fenced rear garden with shrubs and rockery.

Lit terraces (one covered).

Gas bbq.

AOC Wine village.

Excellent restaurants within walking distance.

Very short drive to extensive sandy Mediterranean beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'..Your villa is delightful! It was so nice to stay somewhere where everything is new, clean and functioning correctly..very impressed with the quality of the fittings and furnishings. We shall be recommending your place to our friends and family' Mr & Mrs N C



'...The villa was excellent, so clean and everything you could possibly need, it was lovely being able to sit out on the terrace each evening, no such luck here, we have returned to the Irish rain! Anyway, thanks again for everything, we will have fond memories of Fitou,and hope to return...'Mr & Mrs C A



'Just wanted to say that we really enjoyed ourselves – the villa was lovely. It is probably one of the best places that we have stayed at, and we’ve been going to France for the last 10 years! Even our kids were impressed, and that’s saying something! Many thanks.' The A family



'..thoroughly enjoyed..your spotless and beautifully equipped gite, one of the best we've stayed in during 57 years of 'giting' in France'. K&P H



'Had a great holiday, ..... You have a lovely Villa and a perfect location, we all hope to return soon...Thank you again'. M,K,N&B



'We really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful region and your comfortable villa.

...Now all is back to normal, and we’ll have to work hard to fund next year’s vacation..Kindest regards'. A&W VdE
Sep 2008
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fitou in Aude

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1) Bathroom with bath and shower attachment, wc, vanity unit with wash-hand basin, heated towel dryer, hair dryer. 2) Separate shower room with shower, wc and wash-hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Cot , Bunk Beds and 2 cots
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 + infant (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms (all air-conditioned): Bedroom 1 with a double bed, iPhone/iPod speaker/dock. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 with 2 bunk beds, mini iPod speaker/dock. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have glazed doors, with shutters, opening onto the rear garden. Large, sturdy fold-up cot provided (exc. bedding).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Integrated, silent air-conditioning (no noisy bolt-on units or fans!) for heating or cooling, with individual controls provided in each room. 2 large fold-up cots (excluding bedding) and a high chair provided. Double-glazed throughout. There is an integral garage, accessed from within the villa, and additional parking spaces. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the villa, local bars, restaurants and shopping areas. Please note that the villa is a NON-SMOKING property and we regret that we cannot accept pets. Outside: There are terraces around two sides, and irrigated rockeries bordering a white-gravelled garden area - suitable for sunbathing and outdoor dining. Bistro table sets and 3 sun-loungers are provided. A shared residents' swimming pool (heated early and late summer season) is open from the beginning of April until the end of October, weather permitting. In addition, a larger swimming pool and kiddies' paddling pool are open from the beginning of June until the end of September. The pools are about 60 metres (entrance about 90-100 metres) from the villa. Utility Room: The villa does not have a utility room, but sports equipment, motorcycles, bicycles and large toys etc., can be stored in the integral garage, which can be accessed from within the villa. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels (except beach/pool towels) and bed linen (except for cots) are included and changed weekly. Our caretaker-manager speaks French, English and German. The villa has terraces with lighting on two sides, one of which is covered. Each is provided with bistro tables and chairs. There are sun beds and a gas BBQ. Free Wi-fi. French, UK, German and other European TV channels available

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Fully-Air-Conditioned Mediterranean Villa, Wi-Fi, Pools, Gorgeous Lake+Sea Views
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews
5

Great holiday in a lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week in July. Had a great time. Villa was very clean and had a great view and everything that we wanted (aircon was very welcome). We used the communal pool every day, which wasnt crowded and there were always plenty of loungers. The Fitou wine festival was excellent for both adults and kids. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for writing a review, and for such a nice one. The pools are rarely overcrowded, although they can get busy during the school holiday periods. However, they do provide an opportunity to get to know a few neighbours, if a common language can be found. Children seem to communicate easily and make friends whatever languages or signs are used. You were lucky to pick the week which included the Fitou wine festival. Hopefully there will a few bottles left for our next visit. We hope you are tempted to return in the future. Thanks again for booking the villa.
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Excellent stay - comfortable and easy!

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Janet were the most excellent hosts. They provided all the information you could want from a host and answered any questions I had about the location or the property and very quickly too!

Once in the property, it was perfect for myself, my husband and my 3.5 yo son. The pool in the complex was really useful and the villa had everything we needed and if we didn't know how to use something, instructions were everywhere! The villa was well equipped, was spacious and had leaflets on what's around the area too. It had air conditioning, outdoor seating, clothes dryer rack, also had English TV for us to watch!

The surrounding area was ok - a little further out from town and from the coast but it meant it was quite secluded and quiet.

Thank you so much - really great villa!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words and detailed review following your late-summer holiday. The main reason we purchased the villa was its location, being just a very short drive to the Mediterranean beaches from a peaceful environment and benefiting from the beautiful sea and lake views. The on-site pool complex was a bonus. We were pleased that you were able to relax - even with your 3.5 year old! We look forward to you returning.
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Excellent condition and quality

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time everything was ship shape and clean when we arrived the quality of the fixtures and fittings were very good.

The A/C worked wonderfully well and was completely silent, there is not anything I can think of that needs improving.

We would thoroughly recommend this property, if you want quality and a nice peaceful time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind comments are very much appreciated. We have spent many a restless night in hotels with noisy air-conditioning units or fans, so decided to integrate the a/c into the construction of the villa. It means everyone can keep their cool - in all ways! It was nice to hear that you found all you needed for your stay, and were able to relax. Do come again. You will be most welcome.
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5

Enjoyed very much our stay in Vllla Saureto

  • 5 of 5

Dear Janet & Peter,

We fully enjoyed our stay in your lovely Villa Saureto.

For us, this was the ultimate way of spending our holidays, very nice house, all the facilities you could wish for, everything from our communication, support and till we left worked perfectly.

The view from the patio was indeed lovely, the weather was good, the food fine (many good restaurants in the village) and the Rose cold.

We liked very much the surrounding area, with a lot to enjoy exploring, bringing the picnic basket in the car.

Your property is highly recommended to all who loves Southern France,

Anne-Mette & Hans fra Denmark.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do our best to arrange lovely weather and it's good to hear that the sun shone for you. Being the sunniest region of France, it does shine more often that not. We see that you were able to take advantage and enjoy some picnics, while still managing to keep the rosé chilled. The local restaurants always seem to receive very good reviews and we'll be visiting them again ourselves very shortly. At least the walk back to the villa burns off a few calories - until the next time. Thank you very much for your kind comments. We hope you'll be back.
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5

Excellent property.very clean bright and airy with a lovely sea view from terrace.Nice pool.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week here -July 16. Really nice villa in well laid out estate with lovely pool area.very clean and bright.

Fab panoramic views from terrace. 15 min drive to leucate Plage .lots of walks nearby and a lovely cliff walk on cap leucate.Fitou is a very quiet village with lots of wine tasting establishments and a few restaurants .Would recommend the restaurant Lou cortal des Vidal .lovely buffet starters and deserts and very friendly staff. Peter and Janet were very professional and helpful .we would love to stay again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for submitting a review of your holiday and for your very kind comments. The hilly terrain does provide some great views along the coast - from the villa and along the many walking routes. We see that you too found your way to 'Vidals' and that buffet. Quite something isn't it! If you can make it back to Villa Saureto sometime you will be most welcome.
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Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Saureto for two weeks in early June and had a great stay. The villa itself is brilliantly equipped for cooking and relaxing outdoors. It was a lovely surprise to even find some children's toys in the garage. The onsite pool complex had a pool which was covered at night making it a great temperature for younger children.

Fitou is a quiet village with some very tasty restaurants. Nearby Leucate is a lot livelier and the beach is lovely. I'd definitely recommend a car for day trips, shopping, etc.

The owners are very helpful and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's good to hear that you found everything you needed for your holiday and were able to relax at the villa. The larger pool is a bit 'fresher', which is usually very welcome in July and August; but the medium-sized pool is set to a very comfortable temperature for times when the weather is not quite so hot. Nearby Leucate and Port Leucate do indeed provide a lively seaside environment while Fitou produces the wine to enjoy in its restaurants when you return from the beaches. Many thanks for your review. We hope you'll be back.
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Location

Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Fitou
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
St Cyprien
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Leucate
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Fitou
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
La Franqui,Leucate
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The region is very much sought after by wine lovers, wind-surfers, sailing enthusiasts, hill-walkers, mountain-bikers, bird-watchers, artists, and those just seeking to relax in the sunniest region of France on the miles of Mediterranean sandy beaches.

Coast/Beach:

The nearest sandy beach is at l'Étang de Leucate (Leucate Salt Lake), about 7-8 minutes drive, and is very popular with wind-surfers. Nearby La Franqui's long flat sandy beach is another wind-surfer's paradise. Equipment hire is available locally. At Leucate Plage (10-14 mins drive) you will find extensive sandy beaches on the Mediterranean and a choice of seafront restaurants.

Porte Leucate with boat and cycle-hire facilities, bars,a cinema, nightclubs, restaurants and beaches, can be reached in less than 15 minutes from the villa.

Travel:

Airports:-

Perpignan (Rivesaltes): Aer Lingus, Flybe, Ryanair, Air France. Carcassonne:Ryanair.

Beziers:Ryanair, Flybe.

Nimes:Ryanair. Montpellier: EasyJet, Ryanair, Air France and others.

Toulouse: EasyJet, Flybe, British Airways, Air France and others.

Leucate station (10 mins) is the nearest local railway station.

A car is essential. You can hire one at any of the airports or at Narbonne and Perpignan railway stations. Allow for one or two overnight stops en route, if you drive from the UK.

Distances:

Fitou village centre is 15 mins walk downhill - and perhaps a little longer uphill on the way back! Short-cuts will take you through vineyards and around the Xth century chateau, although some tracks are rather rugged in places. Leucate village is a 10 min drive, with Perpignan and Narbonne each under ½ hr's drive. For Andorra, allow 2½-3 hours each way. It's a spectacular drive, but not for the faint-hearted! You can also take a long ride up into the Pyrénées on the 'Little Yellow Train'. Brochures will be found in the villa.

Further Details:

Fitou is renowned for its excellent AOC accredited wine. There are around 13 wine 'caves' in the village and the immediately-surrounding areas. These are open most days throughout the year for tastings. You can purchase a decent wine directly from a vineyard owner for around 5 or 6 euros per bottle or some really excellent ones from about 8 euros.

The village has a Post Office, tabac, boulangerie, pizzeria, a Spar shop, doctors' surgery and several very good restaurants (2-4 mins drive or 15-20 mins walk). There's also a good selection of restaurants in Leucate (10-12 mins drive). Here you will find bars, snack-bars, a bank/ATM, local shops, a small Carrefour supermarket with petrol stn (between Leucate and Leucate Plage), and superb sandy beaches (Leucate Plage).

Try the famous oyster shacks just off the beach between Leucate and Porte Leucate, where you can eat-in or take away fresh oysters and mussels from the adjacent salt-water lagoon. Should you eat-in, there's no silver service - it's plastic tables and chairs, if you're lucky; but these shacks are very popular and probably supply the best fresh oysters in France - from around 5 or 6 euros a dozen! During high summer an elevated open-air seafood restaurant is to be found on the beach between Leucate Plage and the shacks. It gets very busy, so book a table in advance.

Nearby Sigean has an 'African Safari Park' - a great day out for the family, where you drive at your leisure through extensive open parkland with lions and bears etc. roaming freely, (keep car windows and doors closed and locked in these areas!). There are also many lakeside spots where you can see more African wildlife while enjoying a picnic.

Youngsters will want to experience the water park at Port Bacares and many other childrens' leisure facilities open in the area during the summer.

The Cathar castle sites are a 'must-visit' on your itinerary. Perched high on mountain tops, it's almost impossible to understand how these could be built today, let alone 1000 years ago. All are potentially accessible on foot, although something of a challenge!

More information - See villasaureto.com

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fitou, 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
 
Early Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£316
for 4 nights
From
£79
£545
 
 
Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
Christmas-New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£645
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Easter/Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Late Spring 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Early June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Mid June 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Late June 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Early July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£855
for 7 nights
£855
 
 
High Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
Summer Peak 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is requested. The balance plus a refundable security/damage deposit of £200 will become due 8 weeks before your arrival.

Bookings will normally only be taken in multiples of 7 nights unless otherwise shown. We can sometimes be more flexible with late vacancies.


Changeover Day:
Changeovers are Saturdays during mid and peak summer periods, although there may be some flexibility until the end of May and from the end of September. Arrival is at any reasonable time from 4:00pm with departure by 10:00am.


Notes on prices:
Weekly rental prices are for 7 nights from 16.00hrs on the arrival day until 10.00hrs on the day after the last night. Prices are inclusive of servicing charges (subject to no excessive cleaning being required) and utilities (subject to reasonable use).

Note reduced prices for late vacancies above..

Prices shown are for the property per week in GB Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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