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Beautifully Renovated and Furnished Village House with Courtyard

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom renovated village home with courtyard. short walk to excellent restaurants & caves, short drive to beaches

Enjoy our 100+ year, 3 story, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom village home with private courtyard at the foot of a 10th century castle. Maison sous Chateau is a beautifully renovated and furnished village house in the heart of the idyllic village of Fitou. Fitou has 4 excellent restaurants and is the AOC for the region with 12 cave/degustations within walking distance. After visiting 40 villages throughout the Languedoc, we fell in love with Fitou. It's a traditional French/Catalan village with friendly, welcoming locals. Nearby are beautiful beaches, carefully tended vineyards, degustations (free wine tastings) for 12 local winers, four excellent restaurants, and a cafe that spills out onto the village square for a quick beer or wine with locals and other tourists. Minutes away are beautiful La Franqui and Leucate Mediterranean beaches and Cathar castles. Just 45 minutes to Spain, 30 minutes to the historic town of Narbonne and an hour to the walled city of Carcassonne. Relax, catch the sun and unwind, or walk, bike, swim, snorkel, climb, run, sail, windsurf, fish and more.

About the Owner

Pam and Steve Sturgess
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here as a large group of friends and family aged 21 - 60 and we all had a great holiday. The kitchen was well equipped for catering for a large party and the courtyard was delightfully sunny and out of the wind. We have so many great memories of our stay here and we can't wait to come back. Thanks so much to Steve and Pam for allowing us to stay in your beautiful Fitou home and live life Languedoc style. Top tip - family dinner at Lou Vidal where the food is great, wine is good value and the hosts are very friendly.
May 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here as a large group of friends and family aged 21 - 60 and we all had a great holiday. The kitchen was well equipped for catering for a large party and the courtyard was delightfully sunny and out of the wind. We have so many great memories of our stay here and we can't wait to come back. Thanks so much to Steve and Pam for allowing us to stay in your beautiful Fitou home and live life Languedoc style. Top tip - family dinner at Lou Vidal where the food is great, wine is good value and the hosts are very friendly.
May 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan, FR is nearest although quite small. at 27 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mas d'Huston F-66750 St. Cyprien at 41 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Franqui at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Prades, FR at 75 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Franqui and Leucate Plage at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Le Toit Vert (our favourite restaurant in the area) also offers a culinary course for experienced and inexperienced chefs on Wednesday mornings. For several of our guests this has been the highlight of their trip. The chef is Christian. If you'd like to experience this wonderful day (cooking through the morning and then enjoying the meal for late lunch), call for a reservation (04 68 45 60 28) and mention you heard about the class from Pam & Steve.

A few of the other attractions in the area:

African wildlife park at Sigean.

Windsurfing at Le Goulet camping.

Scuba diving – plongee. Banyuls-sur-Mer has a neat underwater snorkel tour.

Go Karts.

Fishing: if you like to fly fish a beautiful stream, head for Lagrasse. If it’s sea fishing, go to Port La Nouvelle.

Coast/Beach:

Stunning La Franqui sandy beach (plage) on the Mediterranean is a 12 minute drive. Leucate Beach and oyster and mussel beds are 15-18 minutes. There are many other beautiful beaches within a short drive.

Travel:

Rental car is recommended.

Carcassonne airport - 1 hour.

Marseilles airport - 2 hours 15 minutes

Barcelona airport - 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Toulouse airport - 2 hours.

Perpignan airport - 30 minutes.

TGV station at Narbonne - 30 minutes.

Train station at La Franqui - 10 minutes.

Distances:

Leucate Village - 12 minutes.

Perpignan - 25 minutes.

Narbonne - 30 minutes.

Limoux - 1 hour 15 minutes.

Barcelona - 2 hours, 10 minutes.

Cadaqués - 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Andorra (tax free state) - 3 hours.

Paris - 8 hour drive.

Further Details:

short drive to grocery store.

3 minute walk to bakery.

3 minute walk to cafe/bar.

4 minute walk to 4 excellent restaurants and Fitou castle.

Nearby activities (within 10-60 min drive) include swimming, snorkeling, scuba, wind surfing, canoeing, Sigean African wildlife park and zoo, Cathar castles, vineyard tours, shopping, markets, second hand/antique shops (brocantes) and more.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
2 Apr 2017 - 29 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£376
for 5 nights
From
£75
£418
 
 
Summer
30 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£544
for 7 nights
£544
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£226
for 3 nights
From
£75
£418
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Non-refundable deposit of 25 percent in euros is required upon booking with balance to be paid in full 4 weeks before your arrival. Total fee is due if booking is made 4 weeks or less before stay. Any damage must also be paid for. For cancellations 6 weeks or less before commencement of holiday, there will be no refund. You can arrive any time after 3pm and you should vacate by 10am on day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, based on availability. However, Saturday is preferred

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Discounts available for extended stays off-season. Please email with specific requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Avg/night
Updated: 14-Apr-2017
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly remodeled bathrooms. First floor bathroom has shower and toilet and large second floor bathroom has large tub, shower and toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) plus crib Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen bed. Bedroom 2 with queen bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Sofa bed on first floor. There is also a portable crib.

Outside

  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking except in garden. No pets allowed. Shuttering the windows and drawing the blinds during the heat of the day and opening both at night keeps the stone house delightfully cool most days. Outside: Partially shaded by a beautiful bougainvillea, the private courtyard with table and chairs and barbecue grill is suitable for outside dining or just enjoying the air. Parking is available on the street near the house. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer. Plus outside line and indoor drying racks. Also iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property is cleaned before your arrival. Towels and bed linen are included. Towels and bed linen may be changed mid-stay for an additional fee. Other: There are 2 bicycles at the house for your use. However, if used and they are lost or damaged, we would ask you to replace them before your departure so the next guests can use them.

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