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Delightful House, courtyard, sleeps 2-6: nr Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, wineries

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Spacious House 3 Bedrms, 2 Shower rms, Private Courtyard, Wifi: Rural town, all amenities. Nr Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, Beach, Wineries. Many activities nearby

Welcome to our holiday house in sunny Languedoc! Azille Maison is a 3 storey townhouse located in the historic centre of the lovely medieval rural town of Azille in the south France. Our delightful holiday house is situated in a very quiet street and provides excellent holiday accommodation, sleeping up to 6 people. Azille Maison is self-catering, and has:

* 3 large bedrooms with comfortable beds

* 2 bathrooms

* fully equipped modern kitchen

* free wifi

* three internal living areas

* large private courtyard

* private first floor terrace.

The house is well over 300 years old and is renovated to retain period features and ambience combined with the comforts of modern living. Bedrooms 1 and 2 both have king sized (large double) beds, and bedroom 3 has two single beds that can be joined together to make 1 large king size bed if required.

The house is equally suitable for families with children, couples and/or groups of friends, and with many activities and destinations to experience nearby, you can also enjoy a splendid relaxed meal in the house's private courtyard and end your day on the terrace with a refreshing drink.

The town of Azille is a charming and historic rural wine-making village located in the Minervois wine area and surrounded by other nearby historic and picturesque towns and tourist centres such as Carcassonne, Narbonne, Minerve, Caunes Minervois, La Redorte and Beziers. Near to many attractions, Azille is a quiet retreat out of busy tourist centres nearby, but still within an easy short drive from them.

Azille has all the essential amenities including a boulangerie (bakery), general store, bar/café, 2 restaurants, a takeaway food restaurant, a wine bar, 2 galleries, and a salon de thé. Fresh food vendors trade in the centre of town several mornings each week and there is a small produce market in Azille each Friday.

Azille and surrounding towns regularly host antique and bric-a-brac markets. Nearby towns also have weekly street markets, and also supermarkets.

Azille Maison is fully self-contained and everything you need is at your doorstep. Enjoy the local life or go further afield. Experience this wonderful area of France with many activities, historical sites and towns within 5-15 minutes drive from Azille, the Canal du Midi providing paths for walking and cycling is very close, and nearby Lac de Jouarres is for swimming, water sports and picnics.

Further afield, the historic town of Carcassonne or the Mediterranean beaches near Narbonne are each 30-40 minutes drive away, and you can drive to Spain or the Pyrenees in less than 2 hours.

More Details

Owner
Kate & Gavin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Kate & Gavin

Kate & Gavin live in Melbourne, Australia where we work and have a son in school.

We love travelling and over a number of years have travelled to France many times and love the culture and people there.

For a long time we dreamt of owning a house in the south of France and in 2013 were very fortunate to find our house in Azille. We loved it as soon as walked through the front door and hope that you do too.

Kate & Gavin purchased this house in 2013

Why Kate & Gavin chose Azille

Azille Maison is a delightful, charming and comfortable house well appointed and renovated to retain the period features and traditional style of the area.

Being in the beautiful, historic and friendly town of Azille, we have found this to be a great base for exploring many of the wonderful places and the fascinating history of this part of France.

The town has all amenities including an epicerie (general store), boulangerie (bakery), a café bar, wine bar and gallery, 2 restaurants, takeaway Indian food, and a salon de thé.

Azille has close and easy access to natural areas and many historic towns and sites in the surrounding region, including the Canal du Midi very close by, heritage listed Carcassonne, and the Mediterranean coast which is only 40 minutes drive away.

What makes this house unique

Azille and several nearby towns have weekly markets on different days, and we love to browse and buy our fresh food there. We also love sitting at a cafe/restaurant by the Canal, wandering around Azille town, riding and driving around the area, playing pétanque and relaxing at the house, enjoying the local produce and wine over a long lunch or dinner in the house's private courtyard.

We enjoy wine and good food, and we love the range of wines available in the Minervois region and locally in Azille itself, as well as enjoying the great fresh produce and range of good restaurants of the area.

We hope you enjoy Azille as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Azille Maison is in a great spot and the house has a lovely ambience. Kate and Gavin have set the house up really well and we felt a relaxed "home" atmosphere during our very enjoyable stay. Azille itself was charming and there was a lot to see and do in the surrounding countryside and towns. The Canal, Carcassonne and Minervois were all charming. We also enjoyed the delicious red, white and rosé wines of the area. Thanks Kate and Gavin!
Oct 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
90 Metres
Les Artistes
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Lézignan-Corbières
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
A61
Nearest Restaurant
120 Metres
L'Air du Temps, Azille
Nearest Ski
190 Kilometres
Pyrenees / Andorra
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lac de Jouarres
Car: necessary

Activities in the local area and surrounding region include:

* Cafes/bars/restaurants

* Galleries and Museums

* Wine tasting in Azille, nearby towns and across Languedoc

* See historic sites and viewpoints in Azille & surrounding areas

* Browse at 'Vide Greniers' - local antique & bric-a-brac markets

* Canal du Midi (5 min) - sit at cafés, walk, ride or cruise

* Lake (5 min) for swimming, watersports and fishing

* Mediterranean beaches (45 min)

* Walking - mountains, canal, local towns, everywhere

* Biking (nearby bike hire)

* Playing petanque (boules)

* The historic Cathar town of Minerve (15 min)

* Visit nearby megalithic dolmens (ancient pre-historic tombs)

* Caves and gorges to visit

* Cathar castles

* Carcassonne (30 min) - famous World Heritage listed castle

* The ancient city of Narbonne, the first Roman colony in Gaul

* Visit and walk the 4 Chateaux (castles) ruins at Lastours

* Languedoc National Park and the Montagne Noir

* Fishing - at lakes, rivers, the Canal, the Mediterranean

* Golf (Carcassonne & Mazamet)

* Les écluses de Fonserannes - 9 canal locks at Beziers (45 min)

* The salt pans at Gruissan (45 min)

* Picturesque ports of Agde and Sète

* Numerous castles, historical sites and ruins

* The ancient Abbey at Caunes-Minervois

* Lagrasse Abbey

* Abbey de Fontfroide, near Narbonne

* Many other picturesque towns & historic sites in the region

* The medieval cities of Montpellier & Toulouse (both 1.5 hrs)

* Costa Brava (2 hours) & Barcelona (3 hrs)

* Andorra & other skiing spots (2.5 to 3 hours).

Travel:

Airports:

Carcassonne airport - 30 minutes drive from Azille

Toulouse airport - 1.5 hour drive

Montpellier airport - approx. 1.5 hour drive

Barcelona airport - approx. 3 hours drive

Train - TGV & regional trains from in France or Spain to nearby, e.g:

Lézignan Corbières (15 min drive)

Narbonne (25 min)

Beziers (40 min)

Carcassonne (30 min)

Perpignan (1 hr)

Montpellier (1.5 hr)

Toulouse (1.5 hr)

Car - a car is essential to enjoy the many attractions of the area.

Distances:

Less than 2 km - the Canal du Midi, & La Redorte (town on Canal) - both a quick drive or easy ride/walk away.

Within 5 km - Lac de Jouarres (swimming & boating), Homps (port on Canal), La Liviniere, Siran & Pepieux (winemaking towns).

7 Km - Olonzac (local service town, weekly market)

Within 15 Km - Minerve & Caunes-Minervois (historical towns), Lézignan Corbières (regional centre).

30-45 km - Carcassonne (historic castle); Narbonne & Mediterranean beaches beyond, Fontfroide Abbey.

Further Details:

Azille has lots of amenities including a Boulangerie (baker), Epicerie (small general store with some fresh foods), a café/bar, 3 restaurants, 2 galleries, a wine bar, a Tabac/Presse (small newsagent) and a Post Office.

Azille hosts a number of festivals and markets during the year, including a Feast of wineries in July, night markets in August, A Feast of Autumn in October, and the Feria which is split between the first weekend of May and mid-June, and includes a running of bulls. Vide Grenier (Bric-a-brac and antiques market) are also held periodically in Azille.

Azille is a winemaking town with 2 wine tasting and sales outlets in Azille itself.

Neighbouring towns and villages also have amenities such as restaurants, larger supermarkets and weekly fresh produce markets.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Azille in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1, with shower, wc, washbasin and mirror; Central bathroom with shower, wc, washbasin and mirror. Hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 63 inches wide
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 63 inches wide
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , 2 single beds can be joined to make 1 Extra Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king-size double bed and en suite bathroom, with door to terrace outside; Bedroom 2 has queen-size double bed; Bedroom 3 has twin single beds that convert to a king-size double bed if needed. All bedrooms are large in size.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house is renovated to retain period features and also provide comfortable and spacious modern living. With a number of interior and exterior living and quiet areas to relax, there's space for everyone to enjoy. The kitchen is fitted with modern appliances and has all cooking and eating equipment provided. Each bedroom has its own different ambiance and the beds are modern and comfortable. During cooler/colder months there is a central wood heater on the ground floor and also electric wall-mounted heaters around the ground level that keep the whole house comfortably warm. Outside: The large completely private courtyard at the back of the house contains a wooden dining table and chairs to enjoy meals or socialising. There is also a barbecue under cover outside. A private terrace at the first level at the back of the house, that can be accessed by stairs up from the courtyard or directly from inside the main bedroom at the first level. The terrace can comfortably seat 4 people, and there are chairs for the terrace stored inside the first level. The large courtyard has some greenery and also contains an upstairs atelier (workshop). The atelier that has a small landing where several people can also sit if desired. The atelier itself is not open to guests. Utility Room: Utility room stores the iron and ironing board, cleaning equipment, and also has a large fridge with freezer, and the hot water system. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the rental price. They are changed weekly. The property is clean on arrival and is cleaned after departure. For stays of 2 weeks or more guests clean during their stay, unless a prior arrangement is made at extra cost. Other: Large landing areas at both the first & second level stairs have comfortable seating for reading or quiet relaxation. A private terrace can be accessed by stairs from the courtyard or from inside the main bedroom at the first level

Reviews

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Delightful House, courtyard, sleeps 2-6: nr Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, wineries
average rating of 4.428571 based on 8 reviews
4

Lovely traditional French house in great village

  • 4 of 5

Azille is a lovely village with a bar, a couple of restaurants, a great shop and boulangerie (closed for building works while we were there) and an Indian Takeaway! It is hard to imagine a better balance of peaceful rural french life.

Azille Manson is an equally lovely and traditional french house, tucked away down pedestrian only road on three floors with three excellent sized bedrooms, a great open plan living space and a courtyard with gas barbecue - something we used several times. The kitchen is well equipped and just about everything that you could want is there.

One more traditional thing about Azille is the local church. It's very pretty and the bells ring out the time every hour on the hour. Who needs an alarm clock! If you are a light sleeper you may need to bear that in mind!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your comments. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at our house, and found everything you needed for a comfortable stay, and found that lovely Azille has all the amenities people need. We are sure that you also enjoyed visiting the many attractions nearby.
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A great escape to summer

  • 4 of 5

It was the second visit to Azille for Janette and me, but the first for our daughters Emily and Rebecca.

The house is delightful and everything works! We were able to have alone time and together time when we were all there, so that's a big tick for the multi-level floor plan.

The only reason this is not a 5-star review is because the mattress in the main bedroom is too hard for Janette and me, which presented some challenges getting to sleep. Otherwise, we can't fault the maison as a live-in accommodation site.

We had a great week checking out the local attractions - Carcassone (twice), Minerve, Homps and Narbonne Plage were highlights, mainly because there was enough to interest teenagers...

All, this was a week for us to savour for various reasons, and Azille Maison is to be highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of your stay at Azille Maison. We're very glad that you enjoyed the amenities and variety of spaces in and around the house and the courtyard. We're also happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting the many local attractions. We are sorry to hear that you found the main bedroom bed a little hard. We've had no previous comments on this and understand that it can be difficult to find a happy medium with mattresses that suits everyone. Azille Maison is located close to many excellent attractions, and we have worked hard to ensure that the house is fully equipped and offers great family holiday options.
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Good

  • 4 of 5

The house is in an excellent location in a pretty village. It is spacious and well equipped with a small amount of outside space. Although basically clean, the property could do with some TLC in some areas.

We received a bottle of wine on arrival - but it was very poor quality. A bottle from the local cooperative was much better and only cost 4 Euros.

We would recommend this house for people wanting a village location in the Carcassonne area of France.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and relaxing holiday in lovely village

  • 4 of 5

The house is really comfortable. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the owners have thought of everything guests might need to make their stay feel like a home-from-home. The courtyard is lovely. The village is friendly and quiet with a boulangerie, shop and bar as well as galleries, local wine to taste and buy and a weekly market and pizza van. The surrounding area is beautiful and has a fascinating history which makes day trips to pretty nearby villages and towns a joy.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Super accommadation

  • 5 of 5

We, as a family with teenage children, had a wonderful stay in this unique house, maintained in a most authentic way. Azille is a beautiful village, located between the coast and the Pyrenees. The surrounding area is delightful with picturesque villages and vinyards. We visited the beaches, the mountains and ate at fantastic local restaurants, as reccommended by Kate and Gavin. All in all a super holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Magical maison

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming period piece with a cottage feel. Marvellously, spaces appear around corners and stairwells that have so many functions - reading nooks and conversation wells - with even three couples, room for private retreats. Clean and comfortable. Breezy bedrooms. It is superbly situated for sorties: vineyards; castleated villages; river romance and restaurants. You will need a vehicle but all is accessible. The local boulangerie is a delight and the epicerie provides for necessities. We stayed a week but would happily return for a month.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janette, we are delighted that you found and enjoyed the house the way we intend for guests to enjoy - clean, spacious, comfortable, offering plenty of privacy, and providing ready access to the town and region. Azille is a lovely historical town with amenities, and the area is full of opportunities for guests to explore. As you found, there is plenty to keep guests busy exploring for weeks and to also completely relax and enjoy the ambiance and comfort of the house, its private courtyard, and Azille's winding laneways and streets. We're glad you loved it! Kate and Gavin
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Azille, Carcassonne area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2017 Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£441
for 7 nights
£441
£1,483
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
2017/18 Winter
2 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£544
for 7 nights
£544
£1,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 main
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£487
for 7 nights
£487
£1,666
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
2018/2019 Winter
1 Dec 2018 - 8 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£544
for 7 nights
£544
£1,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£441
for 7 nights
£441
£1,483
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £114.53

Booking Notes:
For all enquiries - Please contact owner either via email: azillemaison@eftel.net.au or the property website: www.azillemaison.net
Prices include linen and end of stay cleaning.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday.
New guests can arrive/access the house from 3pm (sometimes earlier by arrangement).
Guests leaving need to depart/check out by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
The base prices quoted are for 2 people staying for one week. For more than 2 people staying there is an additional charge of 70 Euros, $100 (Australian) or equivalent per person per week. Maximum capacity 6 people.
A refundable damage deposit is also required.
Minimum booking period normally 1 week (7 nts). Discount offered for stays of 3 weeks (21 nights) or more.
Payment is normally accepted in either Euros or Australian Dollars via direct bank transfer, or in any currency via PayPal. Please note that for PayPal payments we add the additional fees charged to us by PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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