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Beautiful Farmhouse With Pool & Spectaular Views Over Vineyards To The Pyrenees

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Saint-Hilaire Near Carcasonne, Aude, France - It Is In A Totally Tranquil Location, Yet Only Five Minutes From The Historic Village Of St-Hilaire

The house was brought by the owners in 2009 as a complete wreck, unlived in for twenty years. Over the last two years it has been completely renovated to provide accommodation which is light, comfortable and airy, with large bedrooms, a fantastic kitchen/dinning room, three separate sitting rooms, plenty of room for two large families. The decor is simple and modern, retaining the feel of an old farmhouse with exposed stone walls in places, natural stone or painted wooden floors, and stylish traditional and comtemporary furniture. The house has woodburners downstairs and radiators upstairs, so can be rented during winter months. Outside the mediterranean garden with its olive trees, cypress trees, beds of lavender and other aromatic plants, perfectly compliments the stunning scenery around the house. The area around the house has plenty to offer with fine restaurants, walking, golf, riding, cycling, swimming in lakes & rivers or sightseeing and visiting the many Cathar castles.

Property Manager
Rachel Murphy
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017

About Rachel Murphy

We are a family of four who lived in this area for five years before returning to England last year. My husband David is a furniture designer and herocially project managed the renovation of the property. Many of the pieces of furniture and staircases were made by him. As a garden designer, I have very much enjoyed transforming an acre of mud, rubble and weeds into a mediterranean garden, which seems to be growing beautifully and which I hope everyone willl enjoy.

Rachel Murphy

Why Rachel Murphy chose Limoux area

After living in near Carcassonne for five years we had to return to the UK. We loved the area so much we decided to buy a property we could rent out and use sometimes ourselves. We were very excited to find this property, which although derelict was in the most incredible situation. The views are quite outstanding and it is a totally tranquil spot, yet only 15 minutes from the medieval city of Carcasonne, so easy to pop in for dinner and also easy to get to & from the airport. Also, Saint-Hiliare is such a nice village with all the little shops you need. The Abbey is stunning and we liked the fact that it is where the monks invented Blanquette, the forerunner to Champagne! To leave Stansted airport & find yourself 2 hours later in this wild, beautful place is always a great pleasure

What makes this farmhouse unique

The real benefits of the property are firstly its surroundings with the gorgeous views over the vineyards to the edge of the Corbieres mountains and and the Pyenees. It is very spacious and can easily accommodate two or three families. As it is newly renovated, all the bathrooms and kitchen are new. It is tastfully decorated and furnished to a high standard and has the feeling of being someone's home and not just a holiday house. There is a caretaker on hand to provide pool cleaning and maid service and babysitting if required. The garden is beautifully planted and pool in wonderful postion with uninterrupted views of the countryside. The hammocks under the trees are the favourite place for a siesta. Children have lots of books, toys and games to keep them entertained.

Guestbook comments from the manager

No comments as house only starting to be rented from April 2012
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Hilaire in Aude

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Four bathrooms Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with french bath & walk in shower Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 with french bath & walk in shower Separate bathroom for bedroom 3 & two twins with shower/bath Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 4 with shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed Bedroom 2 double bed Bedroom 3 double bed (can split to become twin Bedroom 4 double bed Bedroom 5 twin beds Bedroom 6 twin beds Two cots & one travel cot available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property has four large double bedrooms, one of which can be converted to a twin. One of the master bedrooms is accessed via a separate staircase from the main sitting room. The two twin rooms are a perfectly adequate size but would be more suitable for two children than two adults. Could be an adult singles. Outside: The property is set in six acres of land, much of it banks of wildflowers, and woods of oak and pine trees. Around the house, the garden is full of aromatic mediterranean shrubs, olive and cypress trees. Three hammocks slung under oak trees give shade and a nice place for a siesta. There are swings, a sandpit and a tree house for children. There are also bicycles and a table tennis table. In front of the house is a large terrace with tables, chairs and a bbq. From here a path winds through the planting down to a 12 x 5 metre private swimming pool. The pool is fenced for safetly and there are parasols and sunbeds. From here you can lie and relax and enjoy the absolutely stunning and far reaching views over the hills of vineyards to the Pyrenees beyond. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, a drying rack, another dishwasher, a drinks fridge, storage space for recycling, a cleaning cupboard, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, house towels and swimming towels included Cleaning included before and after stay and mid stay cleaning and change of linen and towels included for stays of two weeks or more. Maid service can be arranged as can babysitting. Other: There is also a snug/tv room with a large 'L' shaped sofa and television and DVD player. There is a playroom with a TV, DVD player, bean bags, large cushions and a sofa and lots of books, toys and games for children and selction of DVDs for all.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Une grande maison très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Louée pour un court séjour entre amis, nous sommes ravis des 3 jours passés dans cette très belle propriété propre et rénovée avec grand soin. Beaucoup d'espace avec 2 salons, une grande cuisine/salle à manger, 6 chambres (dont 3 suites parentales avec salle de bains) et une salle de jeux pour les enfants (jouets, livres, DVD à disposition).

Le jardin est également très agréable et nous avons apprécié la cabane en bois et la piscine sécurisée.

La maison se situe au cœur des vignes et nous avons pu en profiter pour faire quelques belles ballades (il y a même un classeur élaboré par les propriétaires pour les référencer).

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 6
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
On receipt of a request for booking, a booking form will be emailed or sent. This should be filled out, signed and returned with a deposit of one third of the total. The balance will be invoiced for 8 weeks before the start of the rental period. This will include a damage deposit of £500. All booking conditions detailed in booking form.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day - Saturday to Saturday during high season. Outside high season other days can be arranged.
Check out time 10am
Check in time 4pm
Times may be flexible outside high season
Weekend/shorter breaks also available - prices on enquiry

Notes on prices:
Prices are from Saturday to Saturday. Outside high season weekend and shorter breaks can be arranged and prices can be adjusted for lesser occupancy. Please enquire for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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