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Beautiful House with South Facing terrace and Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in the historic village of La Force, west of Carcassonne, France

SPECIAL OFFERS!! We still have 3 weeks available this year: 3rd to 17th June and 1st to 8th July. We are offering these weeks with a 15% reduction on listed prices. Contact us if you are interested in booking this lovely house with pool!! Potential guests please note: High season 990€ per week, mid season 680-750€ per week, low season 500-600€ per week. The 'estimated' pricing on the request form is sadly often inaccurate, even for an estimate. These amounts are generated automatically by OD taking an average over various seasonal prices, I think. Would guests please consult the price section for accurate pricing, Thank you for your understanding.

La Maison de Julie is an ideal house for all seasons. Situated on the edge of the circular village of La Force, which dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries, the house is spacious but cosy, with much character, charm and certain elegance Above all it offers guests a comfortable home from home environment whatever the season. It is very well equipped, including an eclectic collection of CD's, DVD's and books, plus wifi internet connection. For art lovers the walls are adorned with original paintings. The attractive pool area is south facing, ideal for sunbathing and a dip to cool off! Enjoy the obligatory French 'apéro' on the terrace - a glass of local sparkling wine - followed by a BBQ after a hard day at the beach or a trip to one of the many local treasures - caves, Cathar castles, beautiful towns, everything you want or need is close at hand. Whether you go out or stay in, relaxation is the name of the game!

More Details

Julie Holmes
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Force in Carcassonne area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Large en-suite shower room with WC to bedroom 4. Bathroom with bath/shower plus separate WC on ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (160). Bedroom 2 with double bed (140). Bedroom 3 with double bed (180) Bedroom 4 with double bed (160) and 2 single beds. cot + high chair available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Each room contains a good sized fan or air cooler. Outside: The terrace and pool area are very private and well equipped with garden furniture, parasols and barbecue - ideal for relaxing and sunbathing. Private parking is immediately outside the house, with room for 2 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided, and changed once a week. We provide a cleaning service once a week if required.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Perfect house, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Maison de Julie for two weeks in July, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The house is great with everything you could possibly need, and the pool and garden perfect for making the most of the lovely weather.

The location is ideal, being close to the airport, shops, restaurants and places to visit (Castelnaudary, Mirepoix and Carcassonne a must!). Julie is very helpful and on hand to help should you need it.

We would definitely recommend this property to anyone, and have already booked to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay a Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a wonderful month's stay at La Maison de Julie and can honestly say that we have all enjoyed our time here. The house pool and location are excellent central to many areas of interest be it climbing mountains, visiting historical sites, picnicking by the canal du midi, swimming in the sea, wine tasting and not forgetting the formidable city of Carcassonne.

The house was amazing and the owners JF Julie and Jean were helpful informative and friendly. This house welcomes everyone and anyone who stays here will have a true 'French Experience'

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful house and holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you could possibly imagine and more. Spacious and very well equipped. Even if the weather is mixed there is an abundance of books and DVD to provide entertainment. Delightful quiet setting, but within easy reach of some marvelous sites and local markets. Julie is a delightful helpful person with an extensive knowledge of the local area and place of interests. I highly recommend the property. The whole process of booking and directions was hassle free. Thank you Julie for providing such a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent the Easter week in Julie's house and loved it from the very first moment. It is really spacious, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped (great kitchen!) and thanks to Julie everything has such a personal touch. The living/dining room is very cosy, with lots of books, CDs and DVDs. We had our bread delivered to the door by the local baker every morning, a service which we really enjoyed. We felt very much at home in the house, which was also due to Julie, who is a brilliant host. It is definitely one of the best houses we've ever rented!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, relaxing times with the family

  • 5 of 5

As grandparents, a mum & dad plus 4year old & 6year old, together we had a marvelous week. So much space inside. Everything was lovely and useful. Even if the weather is not amazing you can really have a great time here. There is some great walking round here with fab views. We saw THE TOUR DE FRANCE come right through La Force, what a bonus!

You do need a car to see some amazing places, like Carcassonne.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a find

  • 5 of 5

Julie is a beautiful lady with a beautiful house. We were absolutely stunned by this fabulous place. The house has everything and more .. You could get easily spend all your time at the house if you we're looking for a relaxing break but you would miss out on so much. This area of France is breathtaking. The house is in a small quiet village but perfectly placed for sightseeing. Two weeks was not long enough...so many places to see. Julie provides recommendations for places, restaurants etc as do other holiday makers in the visitors book, they are all delightful. We visited many beautiful places but if you don't mind a bit of driving I would recommend Andorra, nice drive, stunning scenery and if you like golf, there is a golf course and driving range on the top of a mountain to which you take a cable car.

5 stars is not nearly enough. I have already recommended this property to family and friends. I hope I can return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New year
23 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
In mid and high season, June, July and August, rentals run strictly from Saturday to Saturday. In other seasons we can be more flexible. Please discuss this with us directly. Entry time is from 5pm to 10pm and exit time is up to 10am prompt.

Notes on prices:
The prices quoted are valid for 7 persons only. An eighth person may be accepted, but this is strictly at the owner's discretion. The price per 8th person is 100€ extra.

In high season the weeks run from saturday to saturday. Sunday to sunday may sometimes be possible, but this cannot be guaranteed.

We would kindly ask guests to note that for 'non standard' low and mid season bookings days (eg. wed to wed, tues to tues etc) we would not be able to offer any discounted prices.

We expect guests to leave the house clean and tidy before they leave. Guests can also opt to pay a cleaning fee of 80€ to be indicated to the owner in the booking form.

To secure the booking a deposit of 30% of the total rental fee is required within 7 days. The deposit is due either by bank transfer 4 weeks before the booking commences, or in cash upon arrival, this to be indicated on the booking form and rental contract.

Would potential guests please note that the deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances. Holiday insurance is thus strongly advised.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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