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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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 adults comfortably. There is even extra space for a travel cot in two of the bedrooms. And the couch bed boasts a real double mattress.

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. Buggies and child car seats and toys are available.

Maison Fortunat is only a 15-minute drive from Carcassonne airport and an hour's drive from Beziers or Toulouse airports. Most importantly, Maison Fortunat is in Carcassonne town itself, ideal for those who like to dine out and take advantage of the nightlife, as it is only a few minutes’ walk from the historic medieval city (la Cité). The house boasts views of la cité 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's Bastide, 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, hiking, running, and beach destinations and two hours from ski locations.

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Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Susan SINHA

I left Ireland with just a suitcase and a vague dream of the perfect life in France in 2005 and never got any further than my first stop, the beautiful Carcassonne. I had ditched my "real job" as a journalist and editor in Dublin and instead got a job as a waitress in a restaurant in Carcassonne's fairytale castle. My French improved fast and I next got a job at the local Irish pub.

I returned to journalism in 2007 with an editing job in Castres, where I met my UK-born husband Matt, and we married in Carcassonne in 2010. We now have two beautiful bi-lingual children, Oscar born in 2012 and Céleste born in 2015. With an Irish business partner, I set up a new Irish bar, The Celt, in 2008 and, in January 2015, my husband and I bought and launched Maison Fortunat, our family's home and holiday rental business.

Maison Fortunat is under continual redecoration. We will update the photos as the redecoration progresses (it may look even better than you expect when you arrive). We look forward to welcoming you to Carcassonne, a town we know very well.

Susan SINHA purchased this villa in 2015

Why Susan SINHA chose Carcassonne

After 12 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. This house provided the opportunity to share all that with guests and provide our family with a home and business in one.

What makes this villa unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Carcassonne in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Have fun and... recycle your empty glass containers at the bottle bank 300m away. Use the wheelie bins at the house to sort the rest.
  • Have fun and...check you have locked all the doors and windows before leaving the house unoccupied.
  • Have fun and... don't waste energy - turn the lights and ceiling fans off when not in the room. Be economical with water.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with shower and a separate wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
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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Villa with private pool in Carcassonne town, quiet area with castle views
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Super spot for a short break in the Languedoc region.

  • 4 of 5

The villa is spacious, homely and well equipped with lots of little extras. Even small things like matches, salt, washing up liquid, which means less shopping to think of. The pool is great on a hot day, unfortunately we only had one in our September stay! The owners live in the basement flat and are there if needed. The villa is a short walk to La Cité and a 15 - 20 walk to the town centre. Apart from the Ramparts Museum in La Cité we particularly enjoyed an afternoon watching Carcassonne rugby team, a trip to Narbonne and a visit to a local vineyard Chateau de Pennaultier.

Just a couple of points to mention. There is a busy road outside the property which spoilt the enjoyment of the pool slightly but didn't stop us getting a good nights sleep. If you read about a super bakery nearby which other travelers used then just to let you know it isn't open for business anymore but there are other shops a short walk away.

Overall a lovely weeks holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, well-situated villa

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic property very close to the Cite! Susan was so helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay great. Thanks Susan, we will be back to Carcassonne!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gemma, all of your party were wonderful guests to have. You are welcome back any time. Susan
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

It was perfect for our vacation, with the people we were with the rooms worked. Pool was awesome for the hot days. We had one rainy evening and so chose a video. There was a wonderful DVD collection. All in all a great rental.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Caroll and party. You were delightful guests and left the place in great condition on departure.
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Maison Fortunat was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Maison Fortunat from 1st - 7th June 2017, we had visited Carcassonne to run in the 3rd Carcassonne Marathon and had chosen this as our base. I'm not always lucky in my choice of accommodation but in this case I was, and I was more than delighted! This villa was typically French with high ceilings (many with fans - very welcome addition!), beautiful tiled floors and all the modern appliances you would expect. The bedrooms were spacious (again all with fans) and the master was kitted with a very decent shower and large sink. The décor was tasteful and really made the place feel like home!

When in France one of my guilty pleasures is a visit to the boulangerie, Maison Fortunat is lucky to have a modern boutique-style one just 90 seconds walk away. All breads (and cakes) are made fresh daily, so I promptly return with an armful of baguettes, croissants and choclatines. We enjoyed breakfast on the cute balcony overlooking the pool with the sun in our faces - throw in some rich coffee and...perfect. Breakfast lasted a lonnnnng time on that balcony!

The pool is the perfect size, large enough to swim, play volleyball or simply jump in and out a thousand times! We found ourselves lounging on the sunbeds quite a lot here (sunshine all day as the pool is south facing). Adults and kids will love this pool, not to mention the shaded chill out area or the bar-b-que spot, this "yard" as we would call it back in Belfast, pretty much had all we'd need for a great relaxing time.

We didn't have our own boys with us this time - at 15 and 12 with exams :( but we will be returning, with them in tow. Kids of all ages will find Maison Fortunate a great place to stay. As I mentioned the pool is perfect, there are any number of DVD's and satellite channels to watch on the large screen TV (not that we did, but they're there if needed), but more importantly Carcassonne itself is full of amazing places to visit - but that is for another blog! In short Carcassonne is large enough to have lots for everyone but is close enough to some other major French cities should you require greater stimulation.

The castle is worth spending at least a day at.

Thank you Susan and Matt for the warm friendly welcome, Maison Fortunat was exactly what we needed (ps the multiple books and guides were a massive help too). We're very much looking forward to visiting next year again!

Hugh Watters & Edel Scanlon

Belfast, NI

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Hugh and Edel. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again with your boys next summer. Susan and Matt, Maison Fortunat
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We had expected Maison Fortunate to be nice, but it was wonderful..

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at the property from 5-19 September 2016. The house was really tastefully decorated yet was homely and comfortable. It was equipped with everything we needed. Susan was welcoming and we knew we could call on her if we had a problem, needed information about the area or anything else. The house is ideally located for walking into town or driving further afield - some of us were only too happy to spend time basking in the sun by the gorgeous pool in the beautiful garden! Lots to do and see in the area, though. We hated leaving, but returned home relaxed and refreshed and feeling that we'd had a really good holiday. We can't recommend this property and its owner, Susan, too highly.

McColgan family - London

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 05-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Celt
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Carcassonne Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We both do some running and can advise on running routes and local races.


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


Carcassonne airport 15 mins drive

Beziers and Toulouse airports are both 1hr drive away

Perpignan airport 1hr15 drive

Girona airport 2hr drive


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Carcassonne, Aude

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £263.1

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

  • 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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