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Spacious 2 Bed Gite, Arques, Aude, Occitanie With Pool, Hot Tub and Free Wi-fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking


About the property

House in Arques, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Village Location, Close To Canoeing, Horse Riding And Large Lake

Spacious, two bed gite, comfortably sleeps 4, renovated to a high standard. The fitted kitchen has a cooker, hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave and overlooks the dining area, with seating for 6. The utility room contains a washing machine, clothes airer and pegs.

The comfortable lounge area has two sofas, satellite TV, coffee table and a Bluetooth speaker. The patio doors lead from the lounge on to the gite's terrace, with views across the meadow to the village. A barbecue and seating is provided.

Upstairs, there are is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each of which has its own shower, toilet and washbasin. A travel cot is available for guests' use, as is a booster seat for a dining chair and a stair gate.

Outside, there is a large pool with a decked surround, a summer kitchen and extensive grounds. Various bikes are provided for guests and there is table tennis, giant jenga, darts, swingball on site, with the village tennis court just next door (racquets are provided).

The property is on the edge of the attractive village, Arques. The gite is in a peaceful location, yet within 5 minutes walk of village centre with bakery, bar/restaurant, post office, horse riding, playground, tennis courts, football pitch, etc! Even a Cathar castle is less than 1km away. The nearest ski slopes are at Camurac, 57 kms away.

More Details

Mrs Aideen Hills
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2017

About Mrs Aideen Hills

After years of searching, we finally stumbled on our dream property, Les Reves, in 2013. Taking the decision to leave our jobs and take our daughters out of their school was not taken lightly, but we know it was exactly right! We love this area, with the ever changing light on the mountains, and we're sure you will too.

Mrs Aideen Hills purchased this house in 2014

Why Mrs Aideen Hills chose Limoux area

Arques is a peaceful location, but it has a great bar/restaurant and bakery. The people of the village have truly welcomed us and we feel a part of the community. The fetes in the surrounding villages during the summer are great fun and we feel lucky to be surrounded by mountains and vines.

What makes this house unique

Staying at Les Reves, you choose how much you want to do. You can have a tranquil, get away from it all holiday or you can opt to take part in the many outdoor activities on offer. The property is ideal for families and couples alike.


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar/restaurant in the village
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Station at Montazels/Couiza
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Bar/restaurant in the village
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Skiing at Camurac
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Narbonne/Perpignan areas
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can offer horse riding holidays for beginners to advanced riders, where guests will have the opportunity to discover the area on horseback. The hacks are adapted to the riders' needs. Cycling and walking are also very popular among guests. After a day out and about in winter, come back and relax in front of the wood burner.Take a look at our website holidayinaude.com for more details on special interest holidays.

The stunning scenery provides a perfect backdrop for photography or painting holidays.


There are a range of large sandy beaches approximately 1 hour and 15 mins away in the Narbonne and Perpignan area.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Carcassonne Cite is under an hour a way and is a popular place for guests to visit. Jousting displays take place during the summer months. During July the Carcassonne Festival takes place with musical acts from around the world. The Albieres World Music Festival, 11km away from the gite, also takes place in July. Limoux hosts the longest lasting carnival in the world, each weekend for three months from January until Shrove Tuesday. The Toques et Clochers wine festival happens during the weekend of Palm Sunday in Limoux and the Feria de Limoux brings all things Spanish to the town for a week in June.


Nearest airport is Carcassonne (Ryanair) 40 mins.

Other possibilities are Easyjet and BA to Toulouse 1 hour 15 mins.

Flybe to Perpignan 1 hour 15 mins.


Nearest village 100 metres. Nearest Cathar castle less than 1km. Nearest lake 1km. Nearest canoeing 7km. Nearest white water rafting 12km.

Further Details:

Bar/restaurant within 3 minutes walk. Local shops within 2/3 minutes walk. Supermarket 8 km.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Arques in Aude

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Each bedroom has its own shower, wc and washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. An additional small single bed or travel cot can be placed in either room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Please note, we have two friendly dogs This is a great area for walking, cycling and horse riding. Please visit our website holidayinaude.com for more details about these specialist holidays


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Spacious 2 Bed Gite, Arques, Aude, Occitanie With Pool, Hot Tub and Free Wi-fi
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Lovely location with access to the great chateaux of the region

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped git with an impressive cockerel keeping an eye on the premises.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the gite and the area. I know that we are biased, but we do think it's a wonderful region! We hope to see you again soon.
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Perfect location and gite to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Great location

Lovely hosts

Great gite in good condition

Great pool and hot tub with lots Tim interest young children (table tennis, darts, chickens, horses!)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pleasant and comfortable gite with friendly helpful owners on hand

  • 4 of 5

We have recently returned from a week in Arques and had a lovely stay. The gite provided everything we needed, the pool provided hours of entertainment for our daughter along with the company of Bill and Aideen's lovely daughters. Plenty to see and explore in the local area or with a short drive you are at wonderful beaches and picturesque mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Your choice

  • 5 of 5

The gite is exactly as described and pictured, well equipped and spacious. Aideen and William are excellent hosts, friendly and helpful, although never intrusive. They know their area and their advice is well worth seeking. Their advice on routes and geography was better than our sat-nav on more than one occasion.

We called this review "Your choice" because there are so many places to see and explore in this 'Land of the Cathars', in addition to the facilities at the gite. We were there for only a week but we (both 70) got to the Med twice, visited the Cite at Carcassone, explored several of the local villages and towns and had some interesting drives through what William calls the foothills, taking in some spectacular views, including some towards the Pyrenees 'proper'. We want to return to enjoy Aideen's and William's excellent gite and hospitality again . We have already recommended both to our daughter and son-in-law and their family.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Myself, my partner, my daughter and her partner have just spent a week at this fantastic place. William and Aideen were very welcoming, friendly and the perfect hosts, always there when you need them without being intrusive. The gite itself was lovely, very spacious and well equipped. There is a lovely little patio outside the gite with table and chairs, this is where I sat first thing every morning with a cuppa listening to the birds morning chorus. Most of our evenings were also spent here, to either have a BBQ or just sit and chat with a glass or 2 of wine! Horse riding, mountain biking, white water rafting, kayaking are all in the area. There is just so much to see and do, the list is endless, unfortunately we didn't get to see and do everything so we will just have to go back!! If you are looking for an holiday with stunning scenery in an idyllic location with perfect hosts then this is the place to be. Thank You Willaim & Aideen, you were fab xx

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you here as guests, we're so pleased you enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you next time!
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  • 4 of 5

Chris and I spent a wonderful 4 night stay at William and Aideen's gite. We were able to tie in our stay with very reasonable flights on the much maligned Ryanair service.

Aideen and William are great hosts - flexible with costs and dates, very knowledgeable on their beautiful area of France. Future guests should pay particular attention to the magnificent iron gates to the front of the property - William has repaired and decorated them to perfection - they are a sight to behold as was William up his ladder during our stay!!

More improvements are planned - no doubt Grandad Vince will be involved with Cara, Meelah and Jess supervising. We shall return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, you both were great guests! We were very pleased that everything tied in so nicely with the convenience of the flights. I have to agree that the gates do look rather good and it is onward and upward with further improvements, ready for next year. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Arques, Aude

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday, although this is negotiable out of high season. The property will be available from 4 pm on day of arrival and you will need to vacate by 10 am on day of departure.

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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