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Lovely Villa With Gardens & Pool. Views Of Pyrenees and Montagne Noir

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Ventenac-Cabardes, Nr. Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc - Edge Of Village Location 10 Mins From Carcasonne and Canal Du Midi

4 bedroom villa sleeps 8 with pool situated on the edge of the wine growing village of Ventenac-Cabardes 10 minutes from Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi.

NOTE: Days on our calendar marked green are available, white days are also available but not necessarily for 7 days, Days marked yellow are not normally available and are reserved for our own use and /or maintenace Please contact us for a quote.

Ideally situated for mountain biking, swimming, tennis, walking and boating. Ventenac-Cabardes is about 10km NW of Carcassonne in unspoiled countryside surrounded by vineyards.

The house sits above the village in a peaceful neighbourhood. It is south facing with views to the Pyrenees and the Montaigne Noire in the north.

•Four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite (shower, WC, washbasin), the other two share a Jack & Jill bathrom with bath/shower, WC and washbasin. There is a separate WC and washbasin on the ground floor.

Three bedrooms have 2 single beds in each, these can be pushed together in two of the rooms. The fourth bedroom has a double bed, an Austrian twin with separate bedding. A travel cot is provided.

•The house is ideal for two families with four children, or a family of six plus grandparents.

•Lounge, dining room and fully fitted kitchen form an L shaped open plan area. 2 high chairs are provided.

•Kitchen is equipped with two fridges, Induction hob, fan oven.

•A separate utility room with washing machine, ironing board etc

•Two patio areas. One at the front entrance door faces north for lunchtime shade, the other is accessed from the lounge and faces south overlooking the pool.

•The house sits on a 2000m2 plot surrounded by gardens populated with shrubs and other mediterranean plants.

•Most of the accommodation and facilities are at ground floor level making the house ideal for anyone with reduced mobility or wheelchair bound.

•3 bikes are provided for exploring the rolling countryside.

•WIFI Broadband access is available for guest FOC.

•There is a TV with English channels, a DVD player and VCR with plenty of titles. There is also a playstation.

•The garden has a full size badminton court - raquets are provided.

•Parking for 3+ cars behind lockable gates.

Prices are in £stg. Bed linen, hand, bath & pool towels, laundry, cleaning & electricity are included. The swimming pool is available from mid Apr to mid Oct. We are flexible about changeover dates but clearly we do not like to be left with short unsaleable periods in the summer months. Min stay on application.

Provisional bookings held for 5 days. Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of the deposit, the balance payable 8 weeks prior to start of your holiday. A damage deposit of £200 is required. This will be refunded in full assuming no damage.

Prices are subject to change but will be held once confirmed.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Dave HOYLE

Dave & Joyce Hoyle are semi-retired and live in the North West. We bought this property to use as a holiday home for ourselves, our children and grandchildren and to rent to other lovers of France.

Why Carcassonne area? The transport links to UK are excellent from Carcassonne, Toulouse or Perpignan. The climate is more bearable than Spain.

Dave HOYLE purchased this villa in 2008

Why Dave HOYLE chose Ventenac-Cabardès

The house was chosen not just for its location and view of the Pyrenees but also for the ease of access via Carcassonne airport - only 15 mins.

Since buying the house a 11.5m x 4m pool has been installed and the house has been extended to include four bedrooms, two of which have ensuite facilities. Ideal for two families of four.

The house is ideal for those with limited mobility as three of the bedrooms are situated on the ground floor with an en-suite walk in shower

What makes this villa unique

The Cabardes area is an up and coming wine growing region and borders the Canal du Midi. Walking or cycling through the local vineyards or along the canal is always a pleasure, or for the more energetic a game of badminton or volleyball on a games pitch in the garden.

The garden includes figs (June to September), pomegranates (October), loquats (June) and almonds (late summer). guests are free to pick when in season..

Guestbook comments from the owner

The photos don't do it justice, I was expecting a very average villa but was happily surprised. A floor plan on the website so people can see how suitable it is for two families for example.

Henrietta, Middlesex.

The villa was even better than we imagined. Excellent value for money. The children loved their bedrooms and pool. We all had a lovely time in your villa, couldn't have asked for more

Elaine, Barnoldswick.

Had a fantastic holiday - the setup is brilliant. We were very pleased with all the equipment available to us.

Julie, Edinburgh.

We had a most enjoyable time in a wonderful and relaxing location. The house was very comfortable and the facilities were excellent. We would certainly return.

Alan, Liverpool

The villa was wonderful. Much more than we imagined. Exactly what we wanted, kids loved the pool and we felt so relaxed with the privacy. The firework display at the castle was amazing. We will definitely be recommending the villa to friends.

Karl and Liz, S
Jun 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ventenac-Cabardès in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Adjacent to front entrance
    Ensuite shower room, Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also a wash basin
    Bath room for bedrooms 3 & 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Also a wash basin
    Ensuite walk in shower room, bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also a wash basin
  • In addition to the en-suite shower rooms in bedrooms 1 and 2 there is a shared bathroom for bedrooms 3 and 4. This has a bath with over bath shower, washbasin, wc and an electric hairdryer. There is also a separate fourth wc adjacent to the front door.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Standard single beds side by side
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 single beds + cot
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Beds are arranged as large Austrian Twins to form a double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Twin beds arranged as Austrian Twins to form a double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 plus cot (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st Flr Bed 1. 2 single beds as an Austrian twin, can be separated, en-suite shower, wc and wash basin. Grnd Flr Bed 2. Double with 2 single mattresses and bedding , en-suite shower, wc & wash basin. Bed 3. 2 single beds. Bed 4. 2 single beds. (3 & 4 share a bathroom/WC)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes on accommodation: The saltwater pool is 11.3m x 4m. The Roman ended steps and the all round safety edge make it ideal for children or those with limited mobility. All the heating is provided by electrical convectors. Three bikes are provided for guests. There are also badminton raquets and shuttles. For children there is a selection of pool toys. Outside: The gardens are stocked with many Mediterranean plants and shrubs including pomegranate, grenade and almonds. A kettle BBQ is included on the large patio. The area surrounding the pool is fully tiled and sheltered at one end to form a superb sun trap. The other end gives onto a rockery. A small part of the garden has a full size badminton court with net. Gravelled but unmarked, suitable for a knock up but not competition standard. Three pushbikes are provided (two gents one ladies). Utility Room: The utility room has a large sink with hot and cold water. There is a modern washing machine, iron, ironing board and airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Bed linen, duvets, a hand towel, bath towel and (pool towel during the pool season) are provided for each guest. Other: The dining room has a table and chairs for 8 guests. Ample crockery and glassware is provided for more than a modest repas. In mid and high season most meals would probably be taken outside. The house is suitable for 8 guests and can only be booked as one unit. Ideal for Mum, Dad & 6 children; Mum, Dad, Gran, Grandpa & 4 children or or two families of 4.


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Makes an excellent séjour

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Weather a little mixed, pool a tadge cold but it was March. Overall impression is very good. An exceptionally well equipped villa. The owners seem to have thought of everything. Good value for money - will definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Caux et Sauzens
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Caux et Sauzens
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Mont D'olme
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For Kate Moss fans Carcassonne is on the doorstep. Labyrinth is a must read.


Narbonne Plage is the nearest Mediterranean beach and is about 1 hour by car. An alternative is Lac Cavayere at Carcassonne - only 15 - 20 minutes by car.

Boat trips on the Canal du Midi is another possibility only 20 mins away in Carcassonne or Trebes


Carcassonne (Salvaza) is the nearest airport and only 15 minutes away and flights are available from Stansted, E.Midlands, Manchester, Shannon, Dublin, Cork, Leeds Bradford, Frankfurt, Bruxelles and Edinburgh. Perpignan (Rivesaltes) is less than an hour by car. Toulouse (Blagnac) is also less than an hour. Other possibilities include Montpellier and Nimes. Car hire is available at all airports.


The nearest shop for everyday essentials is located in the village of Ventenac and is a 5 minute bike ride. The Leclerc supermarket at Carcassonne is less than 10 minutes by car, stocks everything from avocado to zucchini - excellent quality.

Further Details:

More information regarding things to do and places to go is available on our own website ( Some links to other useful sites can be found there also.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Note: We will take and hold a provisioanl booking for 5 days. Booking will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit. We do not accept stag or hen parties. The house can only be booked as one unit for a maximum of 8 guests.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible outside peak weeks to enable guests to book mid week flights. Available at 4pm and depart by 10am. However, we will consider some flexibility depending on our changeover commitments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.