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Secluded Hill-Top Villa In Village With Private Pool, Pool Table, Table Tennis



Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Villa Montseret, Nr. Narbonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Panoramic 360 Degree Views In A Very Secluded Location. Overlooks The Village And Vineyards

Hill top villa 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa with magnificent views over the village to one side and vine yards to the other. Numerous terraces on each side of the property with secluded garden and pool. The Pool area - consists of an indoor/outdoor eating area, BBQ and Summer Kitchen and is fully secured by a fence and doors. There is a full size Pool Table and all weather Table tennis and a Piano! Wifi is throughout the house and has been upgraded.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in central London with two children - both now finished University. We spend holidays and long weekends at the house and each time we come to Montseret we think what a good decision it was to buy!

We are both working in London and whilst we enjoy London life we do look forward to escaping to Montseret in the SW of France.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic fortnight! Age ranges 5-70. The house was perfect for us - always something for the children to do and always somewhere for the Grandparents to hide - highly recommend a game of 'Sardines' at dusk. Barnes - England - August 2014

Our family of 5 grown children are spread across the country so what a perfect place this was to bring them all together for a wonderful 60th Birthday. Adventures every day and then relax poolside. Newmarch - Canada - Aug 2014

Le Moulin (house, pool and outside areas) more than met our expectations we didn't want to leave! It's a great property for a large group with its spacious living accomodation, bedrooms and bathrooms. Power - London - August 2013.

Great holiday and ideal for our two young families - spent all the time by the pool - it has everything - Thompsons, Wokingham, 2010.
Apr 2013
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely property in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely spacious property with excellent facilities. Pool area with outside kitchen is ideal and was fully utilised. Well kept gardens with numerous seating areas and terraces to chase the sun or shade. Great village location with stunning views in all directions from its elevated position. House has everything required for a great family or group holiday - just add sun and wine. Village shop is useful and there is a wine 'cave' selling the agreeable local plonk at very good prices. Surrounded by vineyards and plenty of wine tasting opportunities at the producers' doorstep. Short drive to some lovely beaches, mountainous countryside and Narbonne. Only lacking a village tabac/bar for an afternoon 'biere pression'. Owner is helpful and easy to deal with as is the local key holder. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Recommend Highly

  • 5 of 5

Photos and details on the website are very accurate but the house surpasses the photos. It is a great house for a couple, or even three, families. Lots of space and very well equipped.

Spent most of our time in and around the pool area and ate most of our meals there. Very good BBQ.

Took in some of the sights - Abbeys and Cathar Castles but preferred the great choice of restaurants - two in the village.

Would recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought the house after a long search - we were looking for somewhere unique and special and we found it. We wanted somewhere near, but not on, the coast; in a village but secluded; near a large town - Narbonne and with something truly unique - the views. Access was important and with major airports at Toulouse, Montpelier and Girona all within easy reach. Carcassone and Perpignan are both under 45 minutes away. Tennis is also important to us and we are members at the local tennis club in St. Andre - 3 km distance. Guests can pay €20 per week, for the house, to become temporary members.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne but close to Perpignan as well at 56 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Thezan and St Andre at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Various - Carcassonne, Beziers ... at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : Narbonne with TGV Links at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Nearest is A61 but close to A9 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Two in the Village at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : French Pyrenees about 2 hours at 120 Kilometres Nearest Beach : A number all about equi-distant at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Tennis is available at a great local club in St. Andre de Roquelongue about 3km.

Great walking and mountain biking terrain - all the area is open with great paths across the Garrigue.


Numerous Mediterranean Beaches can be reached in circa 25-30 minute drive. They range from very long sandy beaches at Narbonne, Gruissan and Prte la Nouvelle to an old French resort at La Franqui - also a long sandy beach!

Kite-surfing and wind surfing schools at all the main beaches.


Property is mid-way between Perpignan and Carcassonne. Distances to nearest airports are:

Carcassonne - 50Km, 50mins

Perpignan - 65Km, 1hr

Beziers - 70Km, 1hr

Montpelier - 110Km, 70mins

Girona - 130Km, 90mins

Toulouse - 130Km, 90mins

A car is necessary


The Villa is in the village of Montseret. It is 8Km to Abbaye de Fontfroide and 15Km to Lagrasse with its Abbayes. It is 8Km to the 3*Michelin Restaurant, Auberge de Vieux Puits, in Fontjoncuse.

Narbonne is 17Km distance with its superb indoor daily food market, its Cathedral and Restaurants.

Further Details:

There is a local shop in the village, a short walk from the house, that is a depot de pain.

There are two restaurants in the village - both great value. The local villages of Thezan and St. Andre are 3Km distance and both have shops, bakery and restaurant.

The village is home to a fascinating Millerie, honey farm - honey of all types - if you taste you will buy.

The Tennis Club is in St. Andre. There are too many top vineyards to mention - our favourite is Les Ollieux Romanis with fantastic wine tastings.

A few miles from the house is the famous Abbaye de Fontfroide - a former Cistercian abbey dating from around 1100 - has a good restaurant.

And the house is 5 miles from the 3* Michelin Restaurant Auberge du Vieux Puits - excellent food but not cheap.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 1
18 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 33% is payable at time of Booking and the remainder is payable 90 days in advance of the start of the rental. A damage deposit of €500 is payable on arrival via cheque or cash
The Booking is not valid until the Booking Form is completed and returned. The Booking Form contains the cancellation policy and other important details.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday

Notes on prices:
Easter, Christmas and New year by request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The views day and night! The house is perched on top of a hill - one side overlooking the village and hills beyond - the other over vineyards with ever changing colours. By night the stars! The air is clear and the aromas of pine needles and Mediterranean herbs make sure you don't forget were you are! The surrounding countryside is a mixture of vineyards and rugged hills - known as the Garrigue - great for walking, cycling and exploring. And the French are friendly......

Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bed 1 En-suite - full Bath, separate enclosed Shower, wc Bed 3 En-suite - full corner Bath, separate enclosed Shower, wc Bed 4 En-suite - huge Bath, with shower attachment, bidet, wc Bed 5 En-suite - Shower, wc Separate down-stairs wc


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double, full ensuite shared with Twin Bedroom Number 2. Bedroom 3 Double - full ensuite. Bedroom 4 Double - full ensuite Bedroom 5 Double + Single - ensuite Shower/Toilet Bedroom 6 Double accessed via Bedroom 5 Beds 1,2,3 Ground Floor, rest 1st


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The Property is ideal for two families sharing with a very secure pool area. There are at least 5 Terraces/outside eating areas all suitable for eating/enjoying the views. Two cots and High chairs available on request. Outside: There are a number of Terraces - 3 of which have separate outdoor Tables and Chairs. The Pool Area has a semi enclosed Outdoor Dining area, large dining table and an in-built BBQ. There is a Summer Kitchen with large Fridge/Freezer - sink and preparation area. The Pool is fully Private and secluded and is 10m x 5m with a constant depth of circa 1.7m. There are 12 sun-loungers and a large terrace area surrounding the pool. The dining room opens on to a terrace with a circular table and great views over the surrounding vineyards. The kitchen opens onto a terrace overlooking the village and Longue Roc - the local landmark and has a table/chairs for brerakfast. The garden has a rustic table and chairs on its patio just outside bedroom 3. The table tennis is set up in the garden. Utility Room: Accessed from kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board and double sink. Houses boiler for full central heating - winter lets only at cost of fuel. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels, with exception of beach/pool towels are included. The property is fully cleaned at the start of each letting. Additional cleaning/changes in linen can be arranged at a small cost paid locally. Other: Hallway with upright Grand Piano - accesses separate wc. Study with Desk and Chaise Lounge.

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