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Villa with private pool in Carcassonne town, quiet area with castle views

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Sep-2016
Spacious villa, sleeps 6-8, within walking distance of castle, shops and restaurants

With 3 large bedrooms and a couch bed in the living room, Maison Fortunat sleeps 6-8 people comfortably. There is even extra space for a travel cot in two of the bedrooms

A spacious kitchen, and living/dining room each seat 6 people round the table. Highchairs can be provided. The property is walled and private with its own swimming pool.

Please note, the property is only available for Saturday to Saturday rentals in 7 or 14-day slots from June through to end September.

Maison Fortunat is 15 minutes’ drive from Carcassonne airport and an hour's drive from Beziers or Toulouse airports. Most importantly, Maison Fortunat is in Carcassonne town itself, only a few minutes’ walk from the historic medieval city (la Cité). The house boasts views of the castle from the garden and sitting room. The house is only 10 minutes walk from a large shopping centre. A 20-minute walk or short bus ride will bring you into the heart of Carcassonne, Place Carnot, Canal du Midi and the River Aude. Numerous bus routes run past the house.

Carcassonne is a town of colourful festivals and events, wonderful food, wine and friendly local people, steeped in history and is a fantastic area to explore being only an hour from breathtaking walking, running, and beach destinations and two hours from ski locations.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I left Ireland with just a suitcase and a vague dream of the perfect life in France 10 years ago and never got any further than my first stop, the beautiful Carcassonne.

Since then, I met and married my husband in Carcassonne and we now have a bilingual four-year-old son and almost one-year-old daughter. I have run the local Irish bar for the last 8 years and, since January 2015, we have taken on Maison Fortunat, our family's new holiday rental business.

Maison Fortunat is under continual redecoration. We will update the photos as the redecoration progresses and look forward to welcoming you to Carcassonne, a town we know very well.

Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German

3 Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Maison Fortunat for five nights at the end of October. It is a fantastic location – only five minutes from the citadel or Old Town and about 15 minutes of a pleasant stroll into the lower town or Ville Basse.

Maison Fortunat is just off a main road through Carcassonne, making it easy to find. Although off a main road, I cannot say that I noticed the traffic at all during the stay (no heavy trucks seem to go down the road). The house is walled and has a beautiful pool area, but being October we didn’t to make full use of it. The house is relatively modern but retains some lovely touches of rustic French charm. We had a nice size bedroom with ceiling fans and the room was very clean. The kitchen is fully functional with all the amenities one might require. Susan and family were wonderful hosts and very helpful in providing information about Carcassonne and sights to see.

Both the Old Town and Ville Basse have plenty to offer a visitor. The Old Town is full of beautiful, narrow, cobbled streets with a wide selection of restaurants and shops; Ville Basse the more modern, working part of Carcassonne with some lovely town squares, shops, bars, restaurants and right beside the train station (for a day trip to Toulouse, Narbonne, etc.) and the UNESCO Canal du Midi.

In short: a wonderful stay, in a lovely house with charming hosts. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again to Susan who's just the best lively and cheery owner ever. Susan made us feel right at home, she had cold beers in the double size American style fridge waiting for us and a very well equipped kitchen. She also got some new couches in while we were there. The property comfortably sleeps 6 and there are pull out couches if more guests arrive. The ceilings are nice and high and all rooms have ceiling fans. The pool is the Jewel and she's been busy revamping that whole area with new decking and BQ area, just fab. There's a road that runs along the pool wall and within 5 minutes of walking on there you reach the old town. The location is very good if you want to stroll up to the old town for a plate or a drink. The interior of the house is a little outdated but that carries with it a certain French charm if you let your mood take you there. There are so many nice places to visit and eat near this area that it would be impossible to list them all. Make sure to also visit a few of the vineyards nearby, you won't regret it. In fact you will not be let down by Susan or this property. See you next year fingers crossed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Large family villa with private pool

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks in September and had various family members arriving and departing at different times.

Susan and Matt made us feel very welcome and were very helpful providing transport to and from the airport for all our visitors. Although their home was attached they were very discreet and if we needed anything we just had to ask. Susan gave us advice on travel and good restaurants in the area. The villa had everything you could need and Susan had left wine and beers in fridge for when we arrived . The villa is close to Carcassone Old Town which has many restaurants and gift shops, there is a wonderful bakery a 5 min walk from villa and supermarkets are 10 mins away, we didn't hire a car as Carcassonne has great train links, to Toulouse, Narbonne and we even visited Barcelona for 2 days. We would stay in this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

After 10 years living in Carcassone and surrounds, we know it is the town for us. It proximity to beaches and ski resorts, big cities (Montpellier, Toulouse, Barcelona, Andorra...) and quaint French villages (Lagrasse, Minerve...) make it the ideal spring board from which to explore the region. And, there is plenty to do in Carcassonne itself, with its ancient walled town and castle, its lake and canal amenities, and its myriad boutique shops.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne Plage at 60 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We used to both do some running and can advise on running routes and local races. Currently only my husband runs.

Coast/Beach:

Numerous beaches are available within one hours drive from the house.

Travel:

Carcassonne airport 15 mins drive

Beziers and Toulouse airports are both 1hr drive away

Perpignan airport 1hr15 drive

Girona airport 2hr drive

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
April
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
April
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
April
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
April-May
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
May
6 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£712
for 7 nights
£712
 
 
May
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£712
for 7 nights
£712
 
 
May
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£754
for 7 nights
£754
 
 
May
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
June
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£829
for 7 nights
£829
 
 
June
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£829
for 7 nights
£829
 
 
June
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£829
for 7 nights
£829
 
 
June
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£829
for 7 nights
£829
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 7 nights
£1,256
 
 
July
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,340
for 7 nights
£1,340
 
 
July
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 7 nights
£1,256
 
 
July
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,298
for 7 nights
£1,298
 
 
July Aug
29 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,298
for 7 nights
£1,298
 
 
Aug
5 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,298
for 7 nights
£1,298
 
 
Aug
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,298
for 7 nights
£1,298
 
 
Aug
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,298
for 7 nights
£1,298
 
 
Aug
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,298
for 7 nights
£1,298
 
 
Sept
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,172
for 7 nights
£1,172
 
 
Sept
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 7 nights
£1,088
 
 
Sept
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
 
Sept
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
 
Oct
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£754
for 7 nights
£754
 
 
Oct
7 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
Oct
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
Oct
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
Halloween
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
Halloween2
4 Nov 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £251

PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required at the time of booking, €300 of which is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. Please make payments via credit card (through PayPal) or bank transfer payable to SUSAN SINHA (bank details furnished on request). The BALANCE OF RENT is due 30 days before your arrival date. A damage deposit of €300 is also due within 30 days of arrival and is refundable 15 days after departure provided no damage has been caused.

CANCELLATIONS – A flat fee of €300 is non-refundable in the event of any cancellation. A minimum of 60 days notice is required for cancellations. Cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will incur no rental fee charge. Cancellations that are made between 30 and 60 days prior to the arrival date will incur a 50% rental fee charge. Cancellation of less than 30 days notice, or late arrival or early departure, do not warrant any refund of rental fee or damage deposit.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE - Normal payment schedule is as follows; 50% of the rental rate is due within 5 days of booking. The remaining 50% of total rental fee is due 30 days before stay as well as a damage deposit of €300 which is refunded only after checkout. Keys will not be provided before full payment has been made. The rental will be considered cancelled if the payment schedule (as set out in your booking confirmation) is not followed.

SHORT NOTICE BOOKINGS: For short notice bookings of less than 60 days out from arrival date, both the damage deposit and the 50% rental fee must be paid at time of booking and these are non-refundable in the case of subsequent cancellation. For short notice bookings of less than thirty (30) days, the total rental fee plus damage deposit must be paid at time of booking and these are non-refundable in the case of subsequent cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house is a walled villa with a large swimming pool. Its charm lies in its location, right in Carcassonne town itself, within view of the castle's turrets and only 15 mins walk or a short hop on a bus to the town centre. It is a large house which allows us to create a family home and a separate holiday rental business on the same property. So, we will be present to help you with any enquiries during your stay, but will remain well out of sight should you prefer your privacy.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • town

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with shower and a separate wc

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed, Bedroom 2 with one double bed, Bedroom 3 with two single beds.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: For health and safety reasons we do not permit smoking anywhere in the house. Smoking is allowed in a designated area in the garden, and ashtrays are provided for you there. Unfortunately, for hygiene reasons, and the comfort of our guests, we only accept pets on a case by case basis.

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