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House with Stunning View

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Cailla, Axat, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Welcome to the Land of the Cathars and Legends

In Cathar country in the village of Cailla, you will find the house. The village is small and is perched on a ridge between tributary valleys in the lower hills of the Pyrenees. It affords superb panoramic views, peace and tranquility, if you wish. Both the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenean skiing resorts are within an hours drive of the village. Andorra is about 1.5 hours away. The mysterious hill-top village of Rennes-le-Château is only a short drive away. In the nearby villages of Axat and Quillan you can find open-air swimming pools (summer months) and tennis courts. Roc Aqua in Cailla and the La Forge in Quillan offers canoeing, rafting, rock-climbing, canyoning, rambling, mountain biking and horse-riding are excellent with a wide range of marked paths through spectacular scenery. In Quillan you will find shops, restaurants, cafes and markets. In the village of Cailla you can go hiking with donkeys.

Monica Svensson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Swedish, Norwegian
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2018

Why Monica Svensson chose Cailla

I have a huge interest in history and the Cathar area, has so much of it, that it takes my breath away. When I got the opportunity to buy the house, which I by the way fell in love with on the spot, there was nothing stop me. After a day with activities, I take a good book, something to eat and a glass of local wine out on the terrace. The sun sets over the red rock (Roques Rouge)... well what more can I say.

What makes this cottage unique

It is close to everything, beaches (60km away), mountains (just outside the house), local wine (there are so many vineyards, that you will lose count), mysterious Rennes le Chateau (is there a treasure or not?).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to take a few moments to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in France. Your house was fabulous - just what we needed and a very comfortable and relaxing place for a holiday. We loved the views and had many relaxing meals on the terrace!!

There was so much to do and we covered many miles up into the mountains and down to the coast. The views from the castle at Puilauren were spectacular and well worth the climb! Thank you for the wine on our arrival - it was much appreciated. Thank you once again.
Feb 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cailla in Aude

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • On the upper level close to the bedrooms is a showerroom with a toilet. On the middle(entrance) floor is a toilet , and a separate shower room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , The third bed is a daybed if not used, with a stunning view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Foldable cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) There is also a sofa bed for 2 persons in the TV room, If people are coming to visit you. We do not provide any bedlinnen or towels for this, unless you have arranged it with the owner, else you have to provide your own sheets and towels. Pillows and blankets are available in footstool in the TV room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Parking (free of charge) is outside the house for one car. Outside: Back of the house, can you find the terrace and the garden with a magnificent view of the Pyrenees. The terrace has a parasol, barbecue, table and chairs for outside dining. Please note that the garden falls away steeply, requiring children to be supervised. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included in the price. Good for those who wants to travel light. Other: The house has 3 floors. You find the entrance on the first floor. The bedrooms on the second floor and the kitchen on the ground floor at the back of the house, facing the terrace.


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Carcassone and Perpignan
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

In the Cathar country, between Perpignan and Toulouse, there are impressive fortresses perched on rocky crests, deep gorges, the waterfalls of the upper valley of the River Aude. The medieval city of Carcassonne has 3 kilometres of ramparts and 50 towers.

The Canal du Midi, an 18th century engineering masterpiece, links the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea. The sunny vineyards of the Corbières and the Minervois, the sparkling Blanquette de Limoux, the forests of the Pyrenees and the Montagne Noire and the traditional festivities of the Limoux Carnival make the region a rich and unique place to visit or to live in, always with the legacy of Catharism.

Cailla situated in the heart of the Cathar country is an ideal centre to visit the Cathar castles of Puylaurens and Puivert as well as all the natural features of the area. Both the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenean skiing resorts are within an hour's drive of the town. Andorra is about 1.5 hours away.


The beaches of the Mediterranean are 1 hour drive away by good roads. Take your pick from sandy or rocky, beaches or quiet coves, France or Spain, all are near. Or why not try to bathe in one of the nearby lakes and river pools with clear mountain water.


Cailla is easily accessible from a number of airports, including Carcassonne, Perpignan, Toulouse, Beziers, Montpellier, Girona (Barcelona), to which a number of low cost airlines fly. Car hire is available from these airports.

Ryanair fly from Stansted, Liverpool, Dublin, Cork, Glasgow, Leeds and East Midlands airports to Carcassonne, which is situated only 50 minutes from Cailla. BA and Easy Jet fly to Toulouse, a 2 hours drive to Cailla.


Axat 6km. Quillan 16km. Carcassonne 60km. Perpignan 60km. Girona 160km.

Further Details:

There are supermarkets and restaurants in Quillan. In Axat and Quillan you can find an outdoor public swimming pool.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cailla, Aude

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1 2019
20 Apr 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If you don't want to clean the house after your stay, no problem we take care of it for you, for an additional cost of 60 euros.

Changeover Day:
Rental is from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am, however, we will make every effort to accommodate your travel needs.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. It includes electricity and water, bed linen and towels, no cleaning are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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