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Luxurious Peaceful Old Stone Presbytere With Large Pool And WOW Mountain Views

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms and 7 Bathrooms in Private, Large, Light and Spacious 18thC Presbytere in Rural Idyll near Mirepoix

Beautifully renovated 18thC Presbytere, in a very small hamlet in the AOC Malepere wine region. Secluded garden with large pool and outdoor BBQ seating area, overlooking rolling countryside to the often snow-capped Pyrenees in the distance. Sleeps a maximum of 16 people in 7 large bedrooms, with 7 bathrooms. The whole house is spacious and light and has a generous air. Past guests always comment on how the photographs do not do the house or garden justice.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
30 January, 2017

About Caitriana

Martin and Caitriana have lived in this part of France since 2005 and they LOVE it!

Waking up every morning to glorious views, eating seasonally from our organic potager and the fantastic local markets, the quality of life here is simply outstanding.

There are so many things to do and places to explore - it really is simple pleasures all the way.

Caitriana purchased this house in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

Do enjoy your lovely house - we did! Jean - watercolour artist.

The website and extra photos that you sent us do not do the house justice - the light and sense of space are amazing. - Steve, Tokyo.

When people die, they go to the Languedoc and stay at Le Presbytere. Greatest place, greatest holiday! We are coming back! The Stahls, Long Island, USA. - and they have 3 times!

We had our best family holiday ever, in your beautiful and interesting house. You thought of everything when you kitted it out - we had everything we needed - even the charcoal for the BBQ! -The Longs, London.
Oct 2008
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The house is an ideal base for groups of friends to come for a creative and relaxing break in this most historic part of France.

Painting, photography, markets, cheeses, truffles, patisserie, wines, Cathar castles, the "Da Vinci Code" and "Labyrinth" mysteries, the history of the Crusading times all instantly spring to mind.

Sporting weeks - walking, cycling, skiing, white-water rafting, fishing, golfing, horse riding, canyonning, sailing and kayaking are all easilly accessible.

The 'Tour de France' cycle race passes nearly every year through the region with exciting finishes at Bonascre, the Plateau de Bielle or Foix.


Lac Montbel -29km, 30 mins drive from the house - this is a wonderful, wild, big, shallow lake nestling in the hills of the Ariege. You can walk right round it, picnic on one of its many secluded and private "beaches" or go sailing or kayaking.

Narbonne Plage (nearest beach) - 1hr 15mins drive from the house.

As soon as you reach the Med there are lots of beach environments to choose from, heading North towards Montpellier and the Camargue and South to Perpignan and the Spanish border


Direct flights to Carcassonne from Prestwick/Cork/Dublin/Stansted/Leeds/Liverpool/East Midlands/Brussels. Car hire is essential and can be arranged at all the local airports. The nearest airport is Carcassonne (Salvaza) - 30mins, then Toulouse (Blagnac) - 1hr, Beziers and Perpignan - 1hr 30mins. Ryanair, BA and Jet2.com (Edinburgh - Toulouse) all fly to these airports. Barcelona (Girona) - 2hrs 30mins is also an option. Many people drive here or let the train take the strain.


Fanjeaux 6km / 7 mins.

Mirepoix 14km / 14 mins. Canal du Midi, Bram 17km / 18 mins.

La Cite, Carcassonne 40km/ 40 mins. Toulouse 90km / 1hr.Narbonne Plage (nearest Mediterranean beach) - 114km / 1hr 15 mins. Lac Montbel 29km / 30 mins. Lourdes - 252km / 2hrs 30 mins. Ax-les-Thermes (nearest Ski centre) 99km / 1hr 35 mins. Andorra - 147km / 2hrs 30 mins. Perpignan 152km / 1hr 35 mins. Barcelona (Girona), Spain - Airport 241km / 2hrs 30 mins.

Further Details:

Fanjeaux is our nearest village at 6km away. Here you will find a baker's, great butcher, chemist, small grocers, post office, hairdresser, cafe, architectural antiques shop, restaurant and bar. Fanjeaux's claim to fame is that St Dominic had his revelation here, and hence founded the Dominican Order.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Orsans in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 5 of the bedrooms have large ensuite bathrooms, with toilet, wash hand basins and showers. 3 of these bathrooms also have bidets. 2 remaining bedrooms also have private bathrooms as above (but across a corridor - not ensuite). One of these has a bath.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: kingsize bed. Bedroom 2: 2 single beds. Bedroom 3: 2 single beds. Bedroom 4: 4 single beds. Bedroom 5: kingsize bed. Bedroom 6: 2 single beds. Bedroom 7: 2 single beds. 4 Cots and one double bed also available, should you need them.
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We have a telephone and free WiFi access in the house. The house also has mobile phone reception. All rooms in the house face south, allowing views over the garden, fields of sunflowers and Cypress hues and beyond to the Pyrenees. All rooms have heating. The house is on 3 floors, terracotta tiles throughout. The living room, kitchen and inside dining areas are on the middle floor, bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground and top floors. The garden is only accessible via the house - 2 steps. We ask that smoker's do not smoke in the house. Outside: The garden is very peaceful and private. We have a very large outdoor pool - 36ft by 18ft. It has steps at both the shallow end (3 feet) and deep end (9 feet). Opposite the pool area is a large lawn. Sunloungers(16) may be placed in full sun or under the shade of mulberry, fig, plum and cherry trees. We have a table, seating 16 under a shaded area by the BBQ perfumed by lavender and jasmine. It can be lit at night. From the table, you can see right across the lawn and over the pool - ideal for parents wanting to keep an eye over the children. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, hoovers and lots of cleaning materials. Clothes line also outside in the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beach, bath and hand towels are provided for each person. All bed and household linen is provided. A maid service may be available at an additional cost. The house and garden should be left in as clean and tidy a condition, as you got it. Other: We can have 16 eating around the long tables - in the kitchen or upstairs hall and also by the BBQ overlooking the pool, lawn and Pyrenees. We also have sunloungers and a table tennis table in the garden, and for the children, DVDs, books, games and toys.


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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Orsans, Aude

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Your booking is confirmed, when we confirm to you that we have received your deposit of 20% of the total rental amount together with details of the dates you wish to visit the house. The remaining 80% of the total rental amount plus the cleaning and damage deposit is payable 12 weeks before the start of your holiday. We hope that smokers will go outside to smoke if at all possible.

Changeover Day:
Generally, our changeover day is a Saturday, but we may be flexible.
We like guests to leave the house in a clean and tidy condition by 9.30am to allow us time to clean before our next guests arrive at 4pm.
All bedding and towels to be left downstairs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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