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Delightful House with Private Pool and Secluded Garden near Limoux & Carcassonne

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home near Limoux & Carcassonne for July and August. Edge Of Village Setting - Beautiful Countryside Views

Maison Pech Mil enjoys a very private and tranquil setting with lovely near and far rural views of vineyards and hills and is surrounded by an orchard and mature gardens planted with lavender, rose, oleander and cistus. The south-facing terrace and pool area provide a wonderful place to unwind and soak up the sun and a large awning-covered area provides space for alfresco dining poolside. The house opens on to terraces and balcony areas on all sides and offers a perfect way to experience the joy and ease of indoor/outdoor living throughout those warm and sunny Languedoc days - you can choose sun or shade at any time of day. The huge open-plan living room with dining area and kitchen is the heart of Pech Mil and is wonderfully spacious with open views. French windows and sliding doors open on to balcony terraces to the east and west – the latter a perfect place for a glass of the excellent local fizz while watching the sun go down!

Directly under the main house is the lower terrace which includes a built-in BBQ area and a large garden dining table with eight chairs set under the arches - the ideal spot for escaping the midday sun for lunch on very hot days. The separate garden rooms here offer guests a further TV lounge (Wifi available throughout the house) and a summer kitchen which has been set up to support the BBQ eating area. The large garden and orchard are ideal for children to run around in, and many shady spots can be found on garden benches under the fruit trees and pines. There are also plenty of herbs by the house for cooking.

Pech Mil is a comfortable, family home and has been lovingly revitalised and updated by its owners – and while the house oozes a laidback feel, we hope you’ll find a touch of luxury too. We live here ourselves for much of the year, and, for our guests, Pech Mil definitely provides a home from home.

More Details

Naomi & Richard Tilbrook
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2017

About Naomi & Richard Tilbrook

After careers in computing, HR and teaching, we left Devon in 2012 to semi-retire in France. We have lived in our lovely house near Limoux since 2013 and are proud of the upgrading and renovations we have made. We find the quality of life here is outstanding and we like nothing better than to sit outside on one of our terraces soaking up the scenery, which is always green despite the sunshine. Our small village of Castelreng is old and traditional, typical of this area in the Aude with its quiet streets and an old church dating back to roman times.

Why Naomi & Richard Tilbrook chose Limoux area

After holidaying many times in the area we knew this part of the south of France was for us. It fulfilled our wish to live somewhere that not only gave us long warm summers which began early and stretched well into the autumn but also offered a sense of openness and space and a simple, relaxed way of life. To end up in the heart of Blanquette de Limoux (sparkling wine) country with its patchwork of green-striped vineyards was an added bonus. Here we have found a life of peace and calm far from the hubbub, traffic jams and crowds of other parts.

What makes this house unique

The house itself is beautifully set in its own grounds, with plenty of space for a quiet moment on your own as well as easy family gathering. The pool is especially handy being close to the house, making it easy to keep an eye on children even when preparing meals. Lighting both in and around the pool means the kids (and adults) can swim into the evening while others simply enjoy those balmy temperatures relaxing on the terrace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have all had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed staying in your beautiful home. Pech Mil is a superb location for exploring the region, visiting Limoux and Carcassonne and cycling by the Canal du Midi. The girls loved playing in the pool and the house was so welcoming and relaxing that we spent many days just chilling by the pool. Thank you for being great hosts". Karen
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Castelreng in Aude

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family Bathroom: Very spacious, light and comfortable bathroom with large walk-in shower, bath with hand-held shower, basin with drawers, WC and heated towel rail. Ensuite to Bedroom 1: Large shower with sliding glass doors, basin with cupboard under, WC and heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King size bed and views over the pool and garden. Bedroom 2 - King size bed. Dual aspect with lovely view of the orchard and French windows opening on to balcony terrace. Bedroom 3 - Twin beds and French windows on to balcony terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
We have a no smoking policy inside the house and sorry - no pets. The house with its many entrances and garden areas are fun for children of all ages to explore. Toddlers will need to be carefully supervised around the steps up to the house and near the edges of the garden where there are steep banks. The private pool is south-facing and secluded by hedges and garden. The pool is 10m x 4.5m and just over 2.5m deep at one end and at the other, a shallow area for children at 85cm. The pool has a solar powered rolling cover for quick and effortless opening and closing – no work required! This hard cover meets French pool safety requirements. During your stay we come round at your convenience and by arrangement to clean the pool and help keep it in tip-top condition for you. Six sun loungers and three parasols are provided. For picnics you’ll find folding chairs, rug and cool bag with plastic plates, cups etc. The summer kitchen on the lower level houses the utility area and has a double sink, four gas jets, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, ironing board and a clothes dryer. Any pool toys and garden games are also stored here. Fresh linen and towels, including pool/beach towels are provided and changed weekly. All bedrooms have high quality mattresses, linen and towels. Hair dryers are also provided in each bedroom. The downstairs lounge has a 42” TV with numerous channels, including UK, Sports, News and a large selection of up to date movies. There are also DVD and CD players and a bookcase stacked with board games, books, DVDs / CDs. Perfect teenage territory or a quiet cool space to while away an afternoon with a good book!


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Total relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful villa. It is finished to a very high standard and has everything you could possibly need during your stay. The pool was cleaned regularly and the linens were also changed during our stay. Shopping and restaurants are a short drive away. The welcome pack is useful especially the local wine to get you started on your discovery of the different wines this area has to offer. We were able to BBQ near the pool or there is another BBQ area at the rear of the property and we also cooked in the well equipped kitchen. Richard and Naomi are the perfect hosts and can't do enough to ensure you are comfortable and have everything you need. We are a family with 2 girls 12 and 11. The girls enjoyed their holiday and made full use of the pool and large garden area. Pech Mil is the perfect place for a get away from it all relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful holiday home with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property and found the attention to detail wonderful with all those little bits taken care of, like adapters for electronics which I always forget. We found this a real home from home. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed. The property has been decorated to a high standard and is beautiful throughout. The pool was beautiful and clean and the provision of woggles were really helpful for us with 2 young children. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you to our wonderful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellently equipped villa.

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best equipped villa we have stayed in during 8 years of holidaying in France. Everything you could need is supplied (perfect if you are flying) and the welcome pack included enough for an evening meal, breakfast the next day and local wine. Naomi and Richard were excellent hosts. They are always available to help if needed but are never intrusive.The house was immaculate and the pool was cleaned regularly. The area was peaceful with good shopping a short drive away and there was enough in the area to entertain us and our teenage children.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
6 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £450

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking with the balance being payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. Full payment to be paid if booked 8 weeks or less before your stay. We are happy to receive payment in sterling, by bank transfer please.

A deposit of £450 is also required at the full payment stage. This will be refunded in full within two weeks of the end of your stay provided there are no losses or damages to the property

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in high season (22 July to 26 August 2017) however for early July and late August bookings please contact us with your requirements and we will try and accommodate you. The house is available from 4.30pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to leave by 10am on the day of departure.

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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