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Beautifully Renovated and Furnished Village House with Courtyard

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

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 wineries, 4 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.


Owner
Pam and Steve Sturgess
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017

About Pam and Steve Sturgess

We are journalists and are lucky to be able to work wherever we are. Most of our life is spent in Southern California although we travel a lot in the U.S. and try to spend 2-3 months in Fitou each year.

Why Pam and Steve Sturgess chose Narbonne area

We fell in love with Fitou and this house after 4 weeks of searching villages all over the area. Then we fell in love with the wine and restaurants and we made an offer and bought the house from a wonderful woman who had just had it remodeled to be comfortable (wonderful, well-equipped kitchen that seats 10) without removing all the unique details of the age of the place (thick walls that help keep the house cool and a unique staircase).

What makes this house unique

The courtyard is a wonderful place for meals or just enjoying the outside. We put in garden plants every time we visit with a rudimentary irrigation system. Sometimes the weather is especially hot and the garden gets a bit dry or someone turns off the water but we'll keep replanting until we find the perfect combination of plants to add color and that can survive the weather.

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

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fitou in Aude

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not charge a cleaning fee if you agree to leave the house as clean an neat as you find it. If this is not possible, cleaning fee is 85 Euros
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 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 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fitou, Aude

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£243
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£450
 

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

  • 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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