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Sunny Private 4-bed Villa. Huge Pool, Wifi Village with Bakery Near Carcassonne



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Villa with Pool & Wi-fi. Mirepoix , Carcassonne area, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon - 4 Bedrooms For Up To 8 In Comfort & Privacy. Perfect For Sharing Or Just Having Space!

Coin du Soleil (sunny corner) offers a good quality home in an ideal village location in a perfect setting on the Aude/Ariege border just 5mins from the lively Medieval market town of Mirepoix with all facilities & entertainment & 30minutes from the UNESCO City of Carcassonne. Cool & airy in Summer with fans to all rooms. Warm & cosy in winter with wood burner & heating. Spacious living/dining room with seating for up to 8 & leading to sunny terrasse with BBQ and further seating area for outside dining. Steps down to a secluded, PRIVATE POOL 12m x 7m with deep end for diving. Plenty of sunloungers and parasols. Eating area. Four bedrooms on two separate floors. Each floor has a bath or shower room + WC. Kitchen for foodies with quality Range cooker, dishwasher, microwave & coffee machine. Family sized fridge-freezer.

~A great selection of DVDs (just in case!), books & games are provided. iPod dock, DVD/CD player. Free WI-FI, Satellite TV.

~Enclosed garden, gated drive, garage & off-road parking. Safe & calm. Ideal for families or groups of friends.

~Cot, highchair, potty & bedrail for younger guests free of charge

~An area of exceptional natural beauty. Enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine per year on average.

~Historical sites, caves, wineries, lakes, mountains, Canal du Midi & Tour de France routes all within easy reach.

~ Mirepoix with best market in the area each Monday, festivals, music, restaurants, cinema, indoor pool and central traffic-free medieval square.

~Carcassonne just 30minutes away for international festivals, music, great food and atmosphere as well as the UNESCO World Heritage medieval Cite.

~Mediterranean coast 1 hr drive, Roman city of Narbonne and nearby beaches.

~Toulouse - Elegant city for shopping, culture, airbus & space museums. Travel by train easily or by bus from the village. 1hr by car.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been coming to this area since 2000 and now live permanently in the local area so are very well placed to provide the answers to any queries. Our love affair with this beautiful and friendly area continues and we have two further properties closeby also available to rent for large family groups (see 8158396)

Having holidayed over the years in many French holiday rentals, we know just how much the "little details" matter and our aim is to provide the extra touches to make sure you have a good holiday and can relax in a home from home.

We hope to welcome you!

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner


• 5 out of 5

Julie & Pete made the whole process easy, from the initial enquiry to the detailed instructions for finding the villa. We found everything we needed & a lot of things which made 2 rainy days less gloomy - books for all tastes, a stack of DVDs & a beautiful fire with logs at the ready. The beds were very comfortable, with clean linen already made up, a bonus for tired travellers! The layout of the house was particularly suitable for the 2 halves of the family allowing privacy and the 2 bathrooms meant that there was no queuing in the mornings. Despite the unseasonal weather the pool was a big hit! The village bakery gave us warm breakfasts (& sweeties for our grandaughter) & morning coffees & good lunches were enjoyed in the little auberge. We went to the markets in Mirepoix & Foix. French markets are always so much more fun than ours and these didn't disappoint. We climbed Montsegur & were rewarded by fantastic views. The best however was Carcassonne, where my daughter had a birthday lunch, my grandaughter became a real princess & my son-in-law the history graduate was mightily impressed by the scale of the citadel. Ignore the tourist stuff and just admire it: the museum was great. A jolly good time was had by all.

Yes we would recommend this villa.

• Review Submitted: 28-May-2013

• Date of Stay: May 2013


• 4 out of 5

In spite of mixed weather, we really enjoyed our stay in your villa. We were sad not to have been able to enjoy the pool more which is a great size and very well kept. The house is very well equipped and is true to the photographs.

Good supermarket nearby for everything for eating in at your lovely big dining table and for BBQ's on the terrace, and beautiful Mirepoix is hard to stay away from. There are lots of places to visit in under an hour's drive and this is a very people friendly area.

Thank you Julie and Peter.

• Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2013 Date of Stay: Sep 2013


• 4 out of 5

This well equipped and comfortable home is set on the edge of a small village within direct and easy 5 minute drive to historic Mirepoix. This is a fantastic location for visiting numerous Cathar castles, underground river tour and snow capped Pyrennees. The pool and surrounding seating is much larger than appears in the photos. Julie was an absolute pleasure to deal with and provided a very generous welcome pack and local information for events during our stay.

• Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2013

• Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Property is large, private and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a week at Coin du Soleil. The property is nice, large and very well equipped. The pool is large and private with plenty of loungers. Not too far from Mirepoix, there are lots to do around the area. The owners I found to be very responsive to all queries. In all we had a great time, a week just did not seem long enough. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation has everything that you could possibly want, to enjoy a home from home holiday. From the minute we entered the villa we all felt at home and the villa offered us everything we needed. The pool was used. The local boulangerie was divine and fresh croissants and coffee became the staple breakfast. There is so much to see in the vicinity, with Carcassone,( 60 mins) Mirepoix (5 mins)and Foix (30mins) all well worth a visit. We loved the area and even thought the weather wasn't good, we could not fault the holiday. DVD's and books in the villa kept us entertained. Excellent correspondence before, during and after the trip from the owner Julie, with a lovely welcome pack on arrival. Won't hesitate to book again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and glad that unseasonal weather was not allowed to spoil your holiday and you found lots to enjoy at Coin du Soleil. Hope to see you again next year.
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Fantastic holiday mirepoix

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 months in coin du soleil. Perfect location, only 5 mins from town of mirepoix which has lots of shops, bars, restaurants and a huge weekly market. The house is perfect for both couples and families. The garden is totally private with a huge pool and an are to dry washing. Jules and Pete were extremely helpful. Ideal base for touring the area - narbonne, Carcassonne, med coast. We also did a lot of walking in the local countryside. The house is in a quiet, secluded location, yet close to everything. There is a huge supermarket just 5 mins away which stocks everything you could need. We highly recommend both the property and the location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear of more happy guests and thanks for your comments. We have owned this property for 16 years and always want to ensure that our guests have everything they need to enjoy a hard-earned break.
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A great holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. What a lovely area and a great house. We had everything we needed .The Pool was really big which meant we could enjoy relaxing while the kids were happy jumping in. The surrounding areas are beautiful. We will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear our pool & house provided everything you needed. This was our own holiday home before we moved to the area permanently so we made sure to put in all the little extras that make a home. The pool had to be big - we all love diving and swimming! Look forward to welcoming you back for 2016.
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The Sunny Corner

  • 5 of 5

Coin Du Soleil is a lovely well equipped holiday home in a small hamlet just outside Mirepoix near Carcassonne. The property is very well maintained and has everything needed to make your stay comfortable. We were greeted with a very generous welcome pack for which we were most grateful. The pool area is perfectly positioned to capture the sun all day and there are plenty of sun loungers to relax on. It is also very private and not overlooked at all.

The terrace is straight off the living room is also private with a barbecue for alfresco dining.

The hamlet where the property is has a boulangerie with the best croissants that we have ever tasted and also an auberge where we enjoyed some very good food. The pretty town of Mirepoix is only a 5 minute drive away with some great places to eat and a lovely square to sit and enjoy a drink or three! There is also a local taxi service which we used a couple of times. The market was unmissable with a fantastic selection of produce and also there is a very good supermarket. Nearby Carcassonne was stunning. All in all a wonderful place to relax and enjoy this beautiful and unspoilt part of France.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is exactly what we want to hear from our guests! This is our 15th year with Coin du Soleil and we ensure that standards are kept high and guests are made welcome. The taxi service from the village is new and proving very useful. Good to hear that the local bakery and bar are also offering great quality.
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Great property. Great location

  • 5 of 5

I actually rented the property for 6 weeks, as a base midway between Spain and the UK. The village is small but has a great bakery and is only 3 mins drive from Mirepoix, which has all of the amenities that one could ask for.

The property would be ideal for larger familes, as there is a lower level with 2 bedrooms and shower room, so ideal for teenagers etc.

I think the listing photographs do not really do the property justice.

My dealings with the owners, was always straightforward and friendly. I did actually look at 5 or 6 properties, prior to choosing this one.

The area is great for cycling and walking. I recommend the via Verte, which is an old railway line, that is now a cycle/walking path of some 60 odd kms of easy cycling.

Lots to see in the area, including the Cathar castles, Carcassonne and Spain is only 1.5 hrs drive, as is Andorra.

I would certainly come back to this property, if in the area again.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This was formerly our holiday home before we moved out here to make a permanent home in the area and run our holiday rental business. Mirepoix just ticked all the boxes 16 years ago and still does today! Not far from anywhere, very friendly, plenty to do and easy to get to.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : In village at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 32 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pamiers at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : In village at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Les Monts d'Olmes at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac Montbel at 8 Kilometres Car: necessary


There's a lovely local beach just 8kms away at Lac Montbel with boat hire, pedaloes, cafe, bike hire and riding. The Mediterranean coast is 1hr away with lovely beaches from Narbonne down to the Spanish border.


Carcassonne (served by Ryanair) is an easy 30minute drive through the vineyards. Alternatives are Toulouse 1hr (many airlines), Perpignan or Beziers. Driving is a joy through the middle of france on the virtually toll-free A75 "Meridienne" autoroute. Stop off and make the journey part of the holiday then take back lots of great wine and food!


The village centre is under 0.5km (5mins easy walk) for the bakery, bar etc. Medieval Mirepoix town centre is only 3kms or 5minutes drive. The A61 autorout is just 18kms away opening up many travel options. There is so much to visit all within a very easy drive.

Further Details: TOUR DE FRANCE COMING THROUGH 12 JULY 2016!!!

This area of spectacular natural beauty offers something for everyone. From historical tours of the Cathar castles, wine tours, gourmet restaurants & markets, the Tour de France route, Canal du Midi, Toulouse museums & shops, Go-karting, music festivals, village fetes... the list is endless.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Dec 2016 - 25 May 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Please feel free to call and check availability and discuss any specific needs for your group. We have 15 years experience in this area so very well-placed to answer your queries. We live just 10 minutes away and so any problems (hopefully none) can be solved promptly. Reservation is by deposit with payment of the holiday rental amount due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays in peak-season. Other days possible off-peak and also longer stays with special rates for long winter lets
Cancellation Policy: Up to 8 weeks before holiday loss of Deposit. Within 8 weeks of holiday start date 100% due. An administration fee of 100 euros will be charged if the property can be relet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Because two of the bedrooms, with sitting area, shower room + WC are on a lower floor with separate access this property is ideal for shared groups or just for those who prefer a little more privacy. There's still plenty of room to all get together to eat, drink and socialise too!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Vanity unit and heated towel rail also
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Vanity Unit
  • On the main floor there is a full bathroom with bath, shower, vanity basin and separate w.c. On the lower floor there is a shower room with vantity basin and w.c. We supply towels for indoor use.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Brass bed, large wardrobe with shelves, 2 bedside cabinets
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Wardrobe & drawers. Bedside lamps
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot can be moved to twinroom. Wardrobe, drawers, 2 cabinets
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Very large room, Sofa, TV/Videos, 2 wardrobes, 2 cabinets
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 4 good sized bedrooms. Two on each floor (double and twin) and space for a cot in one of the double rooms or one of the twin rooms. All mattresses are comfortable and we provide two pillows per bed. Laundered bedlinen and towels also provided. Note the lower rooms have separate access. Ideal for privacy, teenagers, sharing families.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This property benefits from a sunny position in the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac. Whilst it is in a village it is not overlooked and has green views across to Mirepoix. Outside: The garden is enclosed by a laurel hedge for privacy. The pool is 12m x 7m with a deep end for diving and is for your private us. There is an outside terrasse leading from the living room which has BBQ and large dining table, chairs and parasols. There is lock up parking for bikes, motorcyles and off-road gated parking for vehicles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen & towels are provided and can be changed weekly for longer lets if required. Cleaning takes place between lets. A cleaning service (payable locally) can be arranged. The pool is serviced weekly.

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