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Charming Village House, Private South Facing Enclosed Garden, Terrace, Wi-Fi.

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Oct-2016
House in Montreal, Nr. Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Peaceful, Typically French Village Location, 10 Minutes From Carcassonne Airport

This property is a charming house set in a typical French style street, in the heart of the village of Montreal. Having been modernised to a good standard it offers very comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people (plus a cot for a baby/small toddler). It now inclludes Internet / WiFi. Montreal is a great village and offers all the amenities, with a large outdoor swimming pool area open during the summer months, tennis courts, cycle rides and a small park for younger children. Whether you are looking to simply relax with everything close at hand or explore the local Cathar region, then this house would be the perfect base providing plenty to interest everyone whatever your taste.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Wendy and Martin Stannage. We moved to France in 2008 after selling our business in the UK. We have 3 children, Natalie aged 15, George aged 12 and Alice aged 6, all now settled in local schools. After spending many years on holiday in France we felt that we wanted to provide our children with the opportunity to experience a different lifestyle. We had already bought a holiday home in Montreal, Aude, before we moved here so our decision and the process was pretty straight forward. Since being here we have found our perfect family home, in the same village, which has now been completely renovated.

Speaks English, French

9 Reviews

4.7
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Super Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The description of this property although accurate, does not do justice to the reality. A VERY comfortable and spacious house; very well maintained and clean; all furnishings and kitchenware of a good standard.

Martin and Wendy provided a very hospitable welcome and were quick to answer email enquiries before our arrival.

Montréal is a typical hilltop medieval village with narrow streets. Although a parking area is just a few metres from the property, we chose to park the car near the fountain at the bottom of the street in a much larger car park.

The village provided all basic shopping but bars and restaurant were in short supply.

We would thoroughly recommend the property as an excellent base for touring the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in this lovely house.we were greeted by Martin on arrival who showed us all we needed to know about the house and beyond.The house is very comfortable and the living area is very spacious and airy.We had lots of meals on the sunny terrace and the electric sun shade was fantastic when it got to hot.The house has an abundance of toys that our boys age 5 and 8 were delighted to play with.Montreal and the surrounding area is stunning and there is a lot to do on offer.I can't recommend enough !we will defiantly be back.thankyou

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We're really pleased you all had a lovely holiday and enjoyed Montreal. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Wendy & Martin.
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Surrey, England
5

A most enjoyable week!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a most enjoyable week here last June. The accommodation is excellent, the kitchen and bathroom very well equipped, and the air-conditioning in the main bedroom enabled us – during a very hot week – to sleep very comfortably. All other rooms are cool in summer. The house is well located in a quiet side street, with parking spaces just a few metres from the front door, and is an excellent base for sightseeing, only twenty minutes by car to Carcassonne. We would definitely stay here again and thoroughly recommend it to both couples and families.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this cottage. Very helpful owners, who left us milk and bubbly in the fridge on arrival, plus tea/coffee. Plenty of space, a well-equipped house, very hot sunny terrace and small garden, air-con available in the upstairs room (which is the only one that needed it), great views of the mountains, very quiet neighbours, TV, DVDs and loads of toys for kids. On-street parking was always available somewhere close, even if not in the same (narrow) street. Montreal is a big village with plenty of facilities (bakers, shops, restaurants, a huge medieval church all painted inside, squares and fountains), very close to Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi but an easy drive to the Cathar castles, caves and fantastic prehistoric park at Tarascon, canoeing/rafting on mountain rivers, etc. And easy motorway to Beziers or Toulouse airports. A great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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leicestershire
5

Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

A big thank you to Martin and Wendy who were brilliant and couldn't do enough for us. The property was fantastic as was the location. We all had an amazing holiday and cant wait to come back

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, awesome views, an immaculate gite. What more could you ask for? I spent 2 blissful weeks in this gite located in the picturesque village of Montreal. It's a 5 minute walk to the bar, restaurant and local shop, a 15 minute drive to the beautiful town of Carcassonnne, but is also a haven of peace and tranquility. We'll definitely be going back next summer. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Location

Lac de la Cavayère
La Cité Médiévale
"The Carcassonne Medievale Cite is a must for all travellers visiting Carcassonne or the surr..."
Parc Acrobatique Forestier

From the Owner

We picked the Aude, and Montreal in particular as it offered everything that we felt our family wanted. This included a large choice of amenities for the children, eg swimming pools, tennis courts, parks, fishing lake, library, and lots of clubs for the children. The village isn't huge but with around 2000 inhabitants it is certainly better equipped than the smaller villages around. It still has a lovely village feel, saying 'bonjour' to most people you meet & always seeing a friendly face when out on a walk. Montreal is very well served by the local Carcassonne airport (10 minutes away) with Ryanair flights to various UK and European airports. It is also very straight forward to get flights from Toulouse, Beziers, Perpignan, Montpellier & even Girona (Spain).

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 16 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Montreal at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bram at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bram at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Montreral at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont d'Olmes at 70 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne at 75 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

There is so much to do and look at around the Languedoc Rousillion region it would take a book to cover it. In fact there is a Thomas Cook book called 'Drive Around Languedoc & Southwest France' which I would recommend anyone to read prior to taking a holiday here as it gives a great insight. We leave a copy of this book in the house for any visitor to read.

Just to give a quick overview of the sort of things you may want to see -

Carcassonne Cité (World Heritage site), Canal du Midi, more vinyards than you've ever seen, Castles, Cathedrals, local markets, Narbonne Beach, wildlife parks at Carcassonne and Sigean, Toulouse Space Centre, Dinosaur Museum, Bandas (music) Festival, Limoux Carnival, Carcassonne Music Festival, the list is endless. There is something for everyone.

Coast/Beach:

There is a very nice swimming lake with a 'beach' at Carcassonne. The nearest beach is Narbonne Plage which is around 1 hour away but you can drive north or south from Narbonne & take your pick of dozens of beaches & coves along the coast. Port Leucate is very good for windsurfing while Collioure & Banyuls are charming ports.

Travel:

You can fly directly into Carcassonne with Ryanair from various UK airports. They offer car hire with several leading companies. If you don't want to drive you could get a taxi from the airport or we can arrange a pick up transfer to the house.

Toulouse & Beziers are around 1 hour away, Perpignan is slighty further, Montpellier 1.5 hours, Girona is around 2 hours but does have some excellent pricing on flights.

Distances:

Carcassonne town is around 15 mins, Toulouse about 50 mins, Andorra 2 hours, Barcelona 2.5 hours, Mediterranean 1 hour, Pyrenees 1 hour.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
R6
24 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£236
for 5 nights
£330
 
 
R7
17 Dec 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£293
for 5 nights
£410
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total rental cost is required to secure the booking. Full payment is due 6 weeks before your arrival date. Please not that once full payment has been made no refunds are available due to the short time available for letting out the property. Whilst we try to book the house Saturday to Saturday, due to various flight arrival days, we do now accommodate different changeover days throughout the week where possible.



Changeover Day:
Whilst we try to book the house Saturday to Saturday, due to various flight arrival days, we do now accommodate different changeover days throughout the week where possible. With access from 3:00pm, departing by 10:00am.

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Montreal is very well equipped for both residents and holiday makers. In the village there are 2 bakers, a butcher, pharmacy, 2 general stores, restaurants, a bar, beauticians, garage, library, doctors, dentist, tourist information and a Credit Agricole Bank with a cash point. There is a fantastic outdoor swimming pool complex in the village which is open during July and August and is an easy, short walk from the house. You can also benefit from the tennis courts, a fishing lake, a small park for the younger children with plenty of local walks or cycle rides around the village or along the Canal du Midi.

Property Type

  • house

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 130 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Includes a sink
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Includes sink & washing machine
  • Large walk-in shower, full size bath, sink, toilet & fitted electric towel rail. Bath towels are provided with the rental.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Choice of cot or infant bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large double bedroom - air-conditioned, with separate cot area for baby/toddler. Wardrobe & drawers. Twin bedroom - wardrobe, drawers, bookcase with a selection of children's books. Twin bedroom - two single beds with wardrobe, drawers & bookcase.

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The heating for the property is a combination of a wood burning stove & electric heaters, for use during the winter months. Although we do not have a dedicated parking space there are parking spaces within 50 metres of the house, with additional parking within an easy minutes walk. Outside: There is a south facing enclosed garden to the rear of the property. There is also a large south facing terrace with a sun blind and outside patio furniture for 6 people with BBQ facilities. There is also a lower undercover terrace with a washing line (including pegs) and water hose. Utility Room: Situated on the ground floor, equipped with a washing machine, sink, toilet, iron & ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean bed linen & bath towels are provided however please bring your own beach towels. The property is expected to be left in the same clean state as found upon arrival. A cleaning service can be provided at an additional cost of €40 p/week. Other: An outside under covered terrace for shade with sun-loungers and bench. A BBQ on the terrace with patio furniture for 6 people.

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