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Luxury Villa With Private Pool in ancient wine village, close to sea.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Fitou, Languedoc Roussillon - Ancient Wine Village, 10 Min Drive To Stunning Sandy Beaches

Les Hirondelles is a luxury villa secluded down its own private drive, with electric gates. Nestling in the lea of a hill, the villa faces south for all-day sunshine. 5 minutes walk to the village centre, with it's 4 restaurants (2 just at the end of the drive!), boulangerie, tabac/bar and short drive to supermarket. 10 mins drive from the Mediterranean's sandy beaches. Fitou is a wine village, so there's plenty of wine tasting to indulge in. The medieval castle and bar are only a short walk from the villa, as are two lovely restaurants.

The villa has a comfortable stylish interior, furnished to a high standard. Three double bedrooms are well appointed - two twins (beds push together for doubles) and a master with 4-poster and en-suite. All bedrooms have french windows opening to the garden. Large family bathroom and a separate loo in addition to the ensuite. The spacious, high ceiling living room opens out onto the terrace, pool and garden. Enjoy squashy sofas, UK TV, games, DVDs, reversible air-con/heating, plus good wifi. The modern kitchen has granite worktops and is very well stocked with equipment. There is a separate utility room with all laundry facilities should you need them.

Step out from the spacious living area onto the long covered terrace by the pool with gas barbecue, big table and comfy chairs - perfect for eating alfresco, with views to the hills or the stars at night. Around the pool are plenty of comfortable sunbeds. Room to park cars securely in the drive.

Lavender, palms, olives and almond trees can be found in the garden, together with native agaves.

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth Hopkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Beautiful villa in a wonderful village, delicious days spent around the pool, relaxing, BBQing, and evenings star gazing! Early morning sortie's to get fresh croissants and baguettes, late night toddles back from Cave d'Agnes after a sumptuous supper.'

'We have stayed at many villas over the years and would like to compliment you on yours. It really is gorgeous- very well equipped and combining elegance with supreme comfort. Thanks very much for sharing it with us.'

'We had a wonderful holiday, made all the more special because we looked forward to 'going home' to the house each evening after long days on the beach or exploring the area.'

'Thanks to your great information folder, we swam in the gorge at Tautavel, crept gingerly along the road at the gorge at Galymous, sunbathed and caught crabs at Le Franqui and Leucate, visited Perpignan, Narbonne and Carcassonne and many other smaller towns and villages.
Dec 2008
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fitou in Aude

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En-suite shower room to master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Double basin. Separate toilet.
  • En-suite to master bedroom with basin, shower and toilet Family bathroom, bath with shower over, double basin unit. Separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be pushed together to make a double.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be pushed together to make a double.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4-poster
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Cot available. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with 4-poster king size bed and en-suite. Cream and red bedroom, twin beds, french windows to garden. Blue and white bedroom, twin beds, french windows to garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Free Wifi internet access. Suitable for children, but no pets, sorry. No smoking. UK TV is provided via the internet. The internet signal is strong at the villa, but can fluctuate if you are downloading large files whilst watching TV. Outside: Beautiful 7.5m private pool - and the large, spacious pool terrace boasts all day sunshine, with comfortable sunbeds and low tables. The main covered terrace has a large table for dining, and has room for a quiet snooze/read in the shade. The gardens are fenced and planted with lavender, palms, cyprus and agaves, and back onto the countryside to the left and vineyards behind. The driveway is entered by secure electric gates (which can also be operated remotely from inside the house). Our key holders are a charming English couple living locally, who also maintain the pool, and are available to answer any questions you may have. Utility Room: Washing machine/integral tumble drier, basin, ironing board/iron. Hanging clothes drier. Door to external washing line. Cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Bed linen and bath towels are provided. Beach towels are not. The villa is cleaned only after departure - please leave clean and tidy! No interim cleaning provided, no maid service. Pool is cleaned weekly in Summer. Other: Entrance hall with plenty of cupboard space. Internal hall leading to bedrooms. Villa is single storey, no internal stairs.

Reviews

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Luxury Villa With Private Pool in ancient wine village, close to sea.
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5

Wonderful Private Villa in Peaceful Hills

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this amazing villa. Everything about the villa was done well and thoughtfully; the style, the facilities, the air conditioning, the bathrooms, the pool, the decking outside the bedrooms, the shaded veranda, the utility room. The beds were comfortable, the rooms cooled easily, the kitchen was well equipped. Fabulous. The position at the top of the village allowed the villa to be surrounded on three sides by hills. It was very peaceful yet so close to some wonderful restaurants. We experienced two fantastic meals at Le Cave d'Agnes, almost 3 minutes walk away. All three courses were so good the first time we had to return. Our only problem was that one week was not long enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments Jane, it makes us so happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed the villa and Fitou so much! Enjoy the rest of your summer, Lizzie
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5

A lovely holiday home for both families and others!

  • 5 of 5

We visited as a family (mum, dad and three children, aged 10, 7 and 2) stayed here in August 2017.

Les Hirondelles is exactly the type of property I would want as a holiday home. Three bedrooms, all with comfy beds, and a large open plan living space for cooking, dining and lounging opening up onto a covered patio for outdoor dining in front of a pool and sun loungers and table tennis table. The only slight disappointment was having to eat dinners indoors as we seemed fair game for some wasps from another property who stayed away due to some fake nests in all instances other than when the temptation of food became too strong for them.

The property was spotlessly clean on arrival, and well stocked with everything you are likely to need throughout your stay.

Situated toward to top of Fitou, you are not overlooked at all, and the location feels completely quite and safe, yet it's an easy few minutes walk into the village past several restaurants.

Fitou itself is wonderfully located to explore an array of beaches running from Leucate down to Argeles-sur-mer near the Spanish border, as well as local towns including Perpignan and Beziers.

I would happily recommend Les Hirondelles for anybody wanting to relax in a beautiful location with all amenities nearby, and/or explore the area during the day before returning to splash about in the pool and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Utterly wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this beautiful villa for 5 days in June with a dear friend, with the aim of de-stressing & relaxing. Reader, it worked! The villa is situated in the peaceful village of Fitou within easy (car) access of all the beaches and sights mentioned on the website. It is a stunning villa - whilst fairly newly built, the interior has been furnished with an eye both for gorgeous furniture and fittings, and to meet all your holiday needs. I stayed in the master suite with an ensuite with a huge shower-head, lovely to step into after a day on the beach or lounging around the pool. The two further bedrooms in the main villa are equally beautifully furnished, one of which, together with the master bedroom, opens out onto a lovely deck ready for you to gaze at the mountains in the distance and enjoy the first rays of sunshine. There is also a family bathroom, with bath as well as shower. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need, including an all-important ice bucket to allow you to enjoy your champagne at the best temperature! If you're not out enjoying the local restaurants in the evening, the living area is furnished with big comfy sofas, tv and a range of dvd's. Wifi is provided. Everything is maintained to a high standard and is spotlessly clean.

I can't recommend this villa highly enough - whether you're looking for somewhere to get away from it all and enjoy the peace, or planning a family holiday with trips to the beach, you won't be disappointed with this beautiful accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property is beautifully presented, fully equipped and in a fantastic location.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at this lovely property which is on the edge of the pretty, authentic village of Fitou. The villa is modern and stylish and importantly the air-conditioning is very efficient and quiet. The sitting room/kitchen was lovely and spacious so we didn't feel cramped when we were all in there preparing lunch, reading or watching DVD's during the hottest part of the day. We spent most of our time outside however, around the pool or at the large dining table, watching the swallows swooping down to the pool. We came with two teenage boys who loved the pool, the table tennis and the wind surfing/paddle boarding at Leucate. We enjoyed wandering down into the village or going up to the bar at the castle from which you can enjoy glasses of rose and look at the beautiful coastline as the sun sets. We would definitely return to Les Hirondelles.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great villa in lovely location and very helpful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this villa! We had a lovely week - lots to do locally and Fitou is charming, with great restaurants and wine cellars, and just a 5 minute drive to the incredible Leucate beach.

The villa itself is fabulous - air con works well throughout the property (it got up to 35 degrees during our stay so keeping cool was a must!); pool was clean and with lots of toys for kids (including Dave the lobster!) and loungers for adults; rooms were a good size; and it was well appointed throughout. The little touches (like washing powder and oils/herbs) also made the whole experience seem great value for money, and like a home away from home.

Ian the villa manager was very helpful - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a lovely review Laura!
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The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Les Hirondelles has everything. The description and the pictures give you a flavour of what to expect, in reality it is better, just fantastic. As we drove through the village we getting more excited and as we approached the gates we were not disappointed.

Ian, the caretaker was there to meet us and show us around. The bedrooms were excellent with great storage space and very comfortable. We had family visit and the all thought we had picked the perfect place.

The terrace and pool area was so private and such a relaxing space to share with others, swimming, chatting and enjoying a glass of wine.

The village of Fitou is just outside the gate. The restaurant Le Toit Vert is the first building you come to and well worth a visit. We ate there on a number of occasions. A ten minutes stroll takes you into the heart of the village with the local baker and

a choice of wine sellers. We village cafe Chez Denis was a trip back in time. I sure not much has changed there in the past 50 years. A great window into the local community. Another place to visit in the village is Chateau Fitou. Wonderful views down the valley to the Mediterranean and an ideal spot to sit a gaze while enjoying a refreshing drink.

Les Hirondelles and Fitou is the ideal destination to spend time with together. Everything you could want for in a holiday property. We could not recommend it highly enough.

Thank you to Liz for sharing such a perfect place..

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review - great feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to welcome you back to Fitou again soon, Lizzie and Chris.
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Location

Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Fitou Chateau / Chez Denis
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Leucate
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Cave d'Agnes & Toit Vert at the end of the drive
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Les Angles
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
La Franqui / Leucate Plage
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Plentiful wine tasting in the village in the numerous local 'caves'.

Wesch wind & Kite surf centre for lessons/bar/hang-out on the salt lake at Leucate.

Coast/Beach:

Stunning golden sandy beaches 10 minutes drive at La Franqui and Leucate - plus all the way down to the Spanish border. Beach clubs/restaurants La Pulpe and Biquet from June to September. Plenty of restaurants, windsurfing, kite surfing, sand carting, sailing at Leucate Port. Salt lake (Etang) 5 -10 mins.

Travel:

Flights: nearest airport Perpignan (20 mins) - then car hire or taxi . Carcassonne (80 mins). Toulouse ( 2 hours) Montpellier (90 mins) and Girona (90 mins) Barcelona (2 hours). Car hire recommended. By train: Alight at Leucate, just north of Perpignan. Or Perpignan, then car/taxi. By car: exit off the A9 auto route, signposted to Leucate. Then follow signs to Fitou.

Distances:

The two best restaurants in the area are right at the end of the drive, Cave d'Agnes and Toit Vert.

5 min walk to village centre, medieval chateau, bar, restaurants and amenities. Free tennis courts and football pitch. Childrens playground. Wine tasting on your doorstep. Narbonne and Perpignan (both 25 mins) for culture and shopping. Ancient forts, caves and vineyards, gorges, Roman remains (Narbonne/Via Domicia), horse riding, fishing, surfing, kite/windsurfing, sailing, boating, white water rafting, cycling, swimming,safari park, water park, adventure park all nearby.

Further Details:

Fitou is very hot on events, brocantes (street markets) occur regularly during the summer, plus wine festivals, Easter and Summer extravaganzas with live music and fireworks. Tennis courts, football pitch and children's playground all free in the village. Water sports, water park, horse riding, fishing all nearby. Golf within 30 mins drive. Fitou is great for walking holidays - miles of 'garrigue' with stunning sea and lake views can be reached literally from the front door of Les Hirondelles. Perfect also for cycling holidays.

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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
 
high summer
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 7 nights
£2,490
 
 
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
October
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
autumn/winter
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
spring
31 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
early summer
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
summer
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
high summer
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 7 nights
£2,490
 
 
late summer
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Saturday to Saturday bookings in peak season.
Arrive after 4pm, depart before 10am.
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
Reductions available for long bookings.
Please enquire for prices for Easter and half term weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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