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Modern villa, heated pool from April 18, fab sea views, walk to restaurants

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Luxury villa, large private swimming pool, stunning sea views, free wi-fi, UK TV

Fitou villa is a large, modern, spacious villa with stunning sea and mountain views located in a famous wine village and in walking distance to a selection of fabulous restaurants and wine caves. There is a large, private and secluded swimming pool and the sandy Mediterranean beaches are just a ten minute drive away. The villa is bright and spacious and can easily accommodate two families with the added luxury of two en-suite master bedrooms and a second lounge.

The large open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area opening out onto a large terrace really does have the wow factor with uninterrupted views of the Pyrenees mountains, the salt water lake and the Mediterranean sea.

The outside area is a true asset with a snug where guests can relax and enjoy the stunning view of the chateau illuminated at night. There are large terraces on both levels with a dining table and large, comfy chairs on the first floor and a dining table with eight chairs on the ground floor. The party-size barrel BBQ is perfect for alfresco cooking. The large, private and secluded swimming pool (heated from April 18) is deep at one end and shallow at the other with a wide ledge ideal for sunbathing or toddler paddling.

The villa has been beautifully styled with a modern, minimalist look complete with leather sofas, glass tables, retro bar stools and complementory soft furnishings. The villa is fully equipped with quality fittings and fixtures including WI-FI, UK internet TV, a fully fitted kitchen with composite stone worktops, a neff double oven, a wine cooler, a microwave, a filter coffee machine and both gas and electric induction hobs.

The second reception room on the ground floor has a leather sofa bed, TV and bar/kitchenette with double patio doors opening out onto the pool area.

For those who wish to make the most of the fresh local produce and cook at home there is a pretty kitchen garden planted with a selection of fruit trees and herbs including pomegranate, apricot, olive and fig trees and rosemary, thyme, parsley and mint.

The garden surrounding the large private swimming pool is beautifully landscaped with a selection of Mediterranean trees and shrubs providing complete privacy and seclusion.

The guest reviews on this website and on Trip Advisor speak for themselves and as owners we pride ourselves in providing modern, high quality accommodation in a beautiful setting.

See further details and lots of additional photos on our facebook page - Fitou Villa.


The villa is located just a few minutes walk from the famous Fitou wine village and just ten minutes drive from the Mediterranean sandy beaches. Fitou is a traditional wine village where local wine can be bought direct from the producers in its many village caves. The Vignerons welcome visitors for wine tasting and take pleasure in talking about the various grape varieties, the vineyards and the wine making process.

There are three excellent restaurants within a ten minute walk of the villa. All serve superb food and offer a unique French atmosphere and alfreso dining. At the Vidal restaurant you can indulge in an amazing seafood and cold meat buffet whilst being entertained by the Grandfather on his saxaphone....a truly unforgettable experience! At Cave D'Agnes restaurant, a converted barn, the food tends to be traditionally French with options such as foie gras, oysters, goats cheese, steak rossini and seabass. The restaurant Le Toit Vert pride themselves on producing exceptional quality food using fresh, local ingredients.

There is a medieval chateau ten minutes' walk through a vineyard with a character bar where tapas is served. Live music is performed frequently during the mid and high season. A perfect evening starts with aperitif on the chateau terrace looking out over the village roof tops to the sea beyond, followed by a short stroll to one of the local restaurants to sample some superb local French cuisine.

The village also offers some additional restaurants a pizza take-away, a bar/ tabac, a supermarket, a post office and a boulangerie.

There is a football stadium, a hard surface football/basketball court with a small climbing wall, a table tennis table, a lovely children's playground, a skate park, a bouladrome and a tennis court. See photos on our Fitou Villa facebook page.

The village comes to life in July and August when you can experience regular musical evenings outside the local bar, the annual wine fete in July and the village fete in August.

Just ten minutes drive away you will find several beach bars and restaurants between Leucate Plage and Port Leucate including Le Poulpe La Plage where you can relax on comfy (fat boy) bean bags and hammocks and eat a selction of amazing local Mediterranean dishes both during the day and also in the evening as the sun goes down.

Windsurfing can be enjoyed by beginners and pro's alike at the Wesh Center Crew, a windsurfing school, bar and restaurant located on the etang (inland salt water lagoon) approximately eight minutes drive from the villa. There you can book lessons with English-speaking instructors, hire windsurfing and paddle board equipment or if you're already equipped, just turn up and get out on the water. After a session on the water you can then relax and make the most of the buzzing athmosphere of the evening Wesh Center BBQ's, sometimes with live bands, whilst watching the sun go down over the etang. (The Wesh bar and restauarant is open to all).

Additional water sports such as sailing, canoeing, kite surfing and water skiing can be found nearby at La Franqui, Port Leucate or Le Barcares.

Family activities such as an aqua park and a woodland adventure park can be found nearby at Port Leucate and an amazing Africal safari park is located at Sigean, about 15 minutes drive away.


The Languedoc is a great place to visit at any time of the year. Perfect for a summer beach/pool holiday and also ideal for a winter break when you can experience many unique seasonal customs and traditions.

Languedoc-Roussillon is France's southernmost region and boasts everything including long sandy beaches, the Pyrennees Mountains, rivers, lakes and gorges and of course the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

The region has a long coastline of virtually uninterrupted white, sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages and ports. Beach bars and restaurants spring up in the summer months where you can relax on large comfy bean bags, hammocks or sunloungers and eat amazing Mediterranean food whilst the sun goes down.

Watersports including wind/kite surfing, sailing, canoeing, diving and water skiing can be found on the coast whilst activities such as cannyoning, mountain biking, rock climbing, horse riding, white water rafting, hiking and golf are also available nearby.

The ski resorts of the Pyrenees mountains are approximately a 90 minute drive away.

The local area offers lots of family activities and days out such as the underground caves at Ville-Franche (40mins), the little yellow train that travels up the Pyrenees mountains (40 mins), a fantastic African safari park with over 3000 animals (15 mins) as well as a whole host of adventure and water parks (20 mins).

The region is littered with historical monuments, abbeys and castles and boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Pont du Gard, the Canal du Midi, the best preserved medieval walled fortress at Carcassonne and the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, which take in the abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and the abbey church of Saint-Gilles.

The region is rich in wine and food culture with local specialities on offer in the local restaurants, markets and direct from the producers. Most towns and villages have a local food market where local, seasonal produce can be purchased, inparticular fresh fruit and veg, gorgeous cheeses, fresh seafood including local oysters and mussels, cured sausages and hams, olives and olive oil and of course an array of quality wine at a very reasonable price.

The buzzing town of Perpignan, with it’s strong Catalan influence is a 20 minute drive away where you will find a maze of chiq boutiques and busy pavement bars, cafés and restaurants.

Narbonne to the north is a lovely, typically French town with a beautiful canal running through the centre, a stunning cathedral and a famous indoor food market, famously visited by Rick Stein on his Canal du Midi barge trip.

A short trip over the border in to Spain will take you to Figueres where you can visit amongst others, the famous Dail museum. The region is also famous for it's great painters like Matisse and Picasso who once found inspiration in the beauty and light of ports such as Collioure, Banyuls, Port-Vendres and Cerbère, all within an hours drive of the villa.

More Details

Anne Stanley
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Anne Stanley

We discovered Fitou in 2003 and fell in love with the area, the food, the wine and the stunning scenery.

Anne Stanley purchased this villa in 2007

Why Anne Stanley chose Fitou

We purchased the plot and worked with an architect and builder to create a villa that we are very proud of. The villa was designed taking into account the local climate with large coverered terraces making the most of the amazing views, a private swimming pool area and a bright and spacious interior.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is ideally located on the edge of a traditional wine village where the locals welcome visitors to join in with their various traditions, customs, fetes and aperitifs. The local cuisine is amazing and includes fresh fruit, wonderful seafood and specialities such as wild boar and duck. The area is dominated by wine production with a good selection of local wine on offer that is of a high quality and very reasonably priced.

Beyond the village there is something for everyone including cultural experiences, long sandy beaches, watersports, quaint fishing villages and ports and the wonderful towns of Perpignan and Narbonne.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fitou in Aude

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is one family bathroom plus en-suite shower rooms to both of the double bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and cooling fans. There is a separate reception room with a double sofa bed that could double up as a fifth bedroom if required. A travel cot is provided.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 14 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This beautiful architect-designed villa has accommodation on two floors. The main living area and the master bedroom with en-suite wet-room are located on the first floor with patio doors opening onto a large terrace with stunning sea, mountain and château views. The château is illuminated at night. The outside area is not overlooked by the neighbouring properties and has been beautifully landscaped with a selection of Mediterranean trees and shrubs. There are two dining terraces; one on the first floor with a dining table and six chairs and one on the ground floor with a dining table and eight chairs. There is also a comfortable external snug area with fixed lounge seating. There is an additional reception room on the ground floor with a double sofa bed and a kitchenette/bar area with fitted units, a small sink and fridge. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and cooling fans.


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Modern villa, heated pool from April 18, fab sea views, walk to restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful Villa in Fitou

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday at this delightful villa which was exactly as described.

It was clean and well appointed with everything expected for a relaxing vacation. The location was ideal for visiting various attractions in the area and also for enjoying the excellent restaurants in Fitou.

The lovely sea views from the first floor balcony and bedroom were a perfect way to start each day.

Communication with the owner both before and after our stay was quite straightforward and Anne's responses were always very prompt and helpful.

The property met our expectations in full and we have no reservation in recommending it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An ideal holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

The villa offered everything we wanted.The views are amazing and the variety of terraces catered for sun worshippers and those who wanted shade and peace. The modern accommodation suited all our needs and we were able to unwind and enjoy our holiday. Fitou is such a traditional French village and we were able to enjoy the local way of life with modern amenities. We loved eating out in two of the local restaurants with superb quality of food.

I would highly recommend this villa for those wanting quality accommodation, local facilities and restaurants within walking distance but wanting to get away from the traditional tourist trail. Tourist attractions are close by on the coast for those who want them but we were very happy to give them a miss and relax by the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful villa with great views

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with friends at the end of May and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The villa is located on the edge of Fitou village with stunning views of the Pyrenees and the Med coast. Although the villa is well appointed we dined out every night in some the excellent local restaurants serving local delicacies .Fitou is located almost midway between Perpignan and Narbonne so made a excellent base to visit these towns and the countryside around even venturing into the foothills of the Pyrenees on the "little yellow train". We enjoyed relaxing on the balcony in the evening with a glass of the local wine watching the sun set over the hills.

In short would definitely recommend anyone to come and stay here and would easily return myself.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house very comfortable with a great terrace and pool with views to die for ,ideally situated to explore the region


  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fitou Villa situated on the outskirts of Fitou Village with fantastic views over the coast line.

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was all we had hoped for, clean and tidy, completely and very well equipped. The pool is a lovely shape for playing and fooling around in - very clean and well maintained. The sitting room, kitchen and dining room on the first floor are ideal for alfresco living with large patio doors opening onto a further outside dining area on the upstairs patio.

The Village is within easy walking albeit a steep walk down and a steep walk back. We did fetch fresh bread every day.

The beach is about 10 minute drive away but well worth a visit as Leucate.

Vineyards are all around and wine tasting in the village is a delightful way of spending an easy evening.

We ate out a couple of times and enjoyed excellent local fare in lovely and friendly restaurants.

Walking our pet Labrador was very easy with a number of paths to explore.

All in all an excellent holiday enjoyed by us all, a group of 6 adults of all ages and two youngsters.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fun in Fitou

  • 5 of 5

Villa Fitou is an exceptionally well appointed modern house inside with spacious outdoor decks and wonderful views over Fitou, the sea and the Pyrenees - exactly as shown in the photos. We were two couples and the villa with two master suites worked perfectly for us despite unusually bad weather for early May. The village is a short walk down the hill and easily accessed by stairs about 150 meters downhill and on the right. The town has a boulangerie, a tabac and a pizza place along with three high quality restaurants. We had several excellent meals at Le Toit Vert, La Cave d'Agnes and Lou Courtal des Vidals - wonderful assets for a small village. The grocery shop in the village is currently closed but Spar is available for all essentials. Spar is open all mornings and late afternoon all days except Thursday and Sunday. Ah, wine tasting! There are very many opportunities for wine tasting in Fitou. The wine is fabulous and very reasonably priced. We especially enjoyed Domaine de la Rochelierre. They were in the process of moving from inside the village to a spectacular new building on the right as you enter Fitou.

The villa is a great starting point for many walks in the garrigue above Fitou. There is also a variety of good spots for bird watching nearby. A car is probably essential but train service from Leucate La Franqui station is also good for trips to Narbonne, Perpignan and further afield. We enjoyed a fabulous day on the Yellow Train into the Pyrenees.

Nearby Leucate is also a great destination with fine walks from town and a good variety of restaurants, as well as a Carrefour Ville for more significant shopping.

We can highly recommend Villa Fitou.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
La Franqui
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
215 Kilometres
Les Angles
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The traditional village of Fitou is located approximately halfway between Narbonne and Perpignan in the department of Aude close to the Mediterranean coast.

Fitou is a famous wine village offering ample opportunity to sample the local wine in it's many village caves. The village is surrounded by vines and open countryside ideal for walking or bike-riding. From the hills above the village the views of the sea, the inland salt water lagoon and the Pyrenees mountains are truly spectacular.

Food and wine is of significant importance in this village where there are is a good selection of eating places including four great restaurants all serving superb food and offering a unique French atmosphere. At the Vidal restaurant you can indulge in an amazing seafood and cold meats buffet whilst being entertained by the Grandfather on his saxophone....a truly unforgettable experience! There is also a supermarket, a bar, a boulangerie, a tennis court, football pitch, skate park, a post office and a château.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fitou, Aude

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter/Early Spring
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

25% deposit required at the time of booking. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. Arrival is between 4pm and midnight. Departure must be made by 10am. We try where possible to offer flexible changeover days although this is not always possible during the peak period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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