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13C WINDMILLS, NR CARCASSONNE, HEATED POOL & TENNIS COURT, MED BEACHES

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Margaret

Speaks Dutch, English, French
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Margaret

Speaks Dutch, English, French
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13C WINDMILLS, NR CARCASSONNE, HEATED POOL & TENNIS COURT, MED BEACHES

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Carcassonne area - La Couscouillette

Ancient Wind Mill sleeps 4. Gorgeous Views, Heated Pool, Tennis.

Times Online August 12, 2009 as one of 31 most unusual holiday homes in Europe:

... 'Sit outside to watch the sunset as your nostrils fill with the aroma of mint and lavender'. .... Historically interesting 13th century stone windmills. Charmingly renovated, open-plan, providing a fabulous holiday home for 4 people in each mill.

Luxurious, heated swimming pool April till Oct. ! Near air temperature! Private grass tennis court, not Wimbledon of course. Home made and very bumpy! English TV. 2 football goals on tennis court. Barbecue available.

10 acre domain of glorious countryside, on a hill, private, yet at the edge of a small village in Aude, magnificent views. Beautiful sunsets with our Camargue horse outlined against the horizon. Our vineyard is part of the grounds. Dates 13th century, the first windmills in the South of France

Our pets, little dogs, cats, parrots, horse and chickens.

Fantastic walking and in beautiful unspoilt nature.

YouTube video http://youtu.be/edmoijYDVW0 and http://youtu.be/Wf4V2rfBnLU

Around the Mills: The ancient miller's house, where we live, is near the mills. Our ten acres of 'garigue' surrounding the mills has wild thyme, rosemary, mint and lavender among many other plants growing wild and has supposedly medicinal properties. It certainly emits a gorgeous perfume. We have our own little vineyard.

Video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/Couscouillette#p/a/u/1/edmoijYDVW0 and

http://www.youtube.com/user/Couscouillette#p/a/u/0/Wf4V2rfBnLU

We have dogs, cats, chickens , a horse, and parrots. So, though we adore animals you will not be able to bring yours. Our little dogs, Fifi and William, both Coton de Tulears, adore visitors and will welcome you to our grounds. For more photos of 'La Couscouillette' as our country estate is called, and stories about our animals please click http://www.la-couscouillette.com. Golf at 25 minutes from the mills at Carcassonne nearby the famous Cite Medieval

Village Activities: The friendly, wine producing village provides walks, excursions and village open air dances and (occasionally) meals in the summer. The small supermarket, there's a baker, butcher, post office and pharmacy. Our horses are not suitable for riding but horses can be sometimes be rented locally.

Sightseeing, Historical, Gastronomic: Gastronomic delights in the region are numerous. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the luxury of world famous French Cuisine at very reasonable prices.

Fantastic sightseeing: for instance the famous Medieval Walled City of Carcassonne is reached in 25 minutes. There are beautful abbeys nearby and of course the Cathar Castles, from the early Middle Ages, are worth a visit. In fact, the mill itself dates from the Cathar period (1266) and is probably the first windmill in the South of France.

Drive through beautiful countryside to the Dinosaur museum at Esperaza. It's at an hour's drive from here and it will take you back 70 million years.

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Pointed Roof Mill, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Private to both mills heated Pool tiled (dolphin)! Large pool terrace for sunning, lounging and dining. Satellite BBC TV. Built in the 13th century, the first windmill in the South of France. Int. diameter about 4 meters and very comfortable. This mill has 3 floors and a pointed roof. Each floor is an open plan room. The wooden staircase built into the stone wall connects each floor to the next one. On request we can provide a kids stairgate, high chair, cot.Aside from the bathroom, on the first floor, there are no internal doors. Ground floor is the living area and kitchen combined. Kitchen fully fitted and includes dish washer, cooker with oven and electric spit and grill. First floor: bathroom, WC, washbasin and shower tiled with tiny Italian tiles. Sleeping/sitting area has a comfortable double sofa bed. This floor makes a nice little sitting room. Top floor has two single beds, the pointed roof has a very unique atmosphere. Private gras tennis court, football goals, basket ball!
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Margaret

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2003
Speaks Dutch, English, French
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Carcassonne area, France

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Pointed Roof Mill
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 14 reviews
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Pointed Roof Mill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p7518
Carcassonne area Aude
York, North Yorkshire, UK
5

Great get away!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
Excellent location for a family holiday, children enjoyed the pool and the helping out with the animals. Accomodation had everything we needed. Carcassonne is a short drive away and certainly worth a visit. We had a great time and would certainly go back.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Pointed Roof Mill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p7518
Carcassonne area Aude
Owner Submitted Review
0

Eine Wunderschone Woche

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
September 2013...wir durften hier bei euch verleben die leider viel zu schnell voruber gegangen ist......in der Hoffning auf ein Wiedersehen! Miriam, Bruno, Rosalie, Andre.
business
Pointed Roof Mill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p7518
Carcassonne area Aude
Owner Submitted Review
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Die Muhlen haben uns Sehr Gefallen

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
Liebe Margaret, Lieber Allan, hier bei euch hat es uns sehr gefallen. Die Muhlen haben uns sehr gefallen. Es hat uns viel Spasz gemacht die Tiere zu futteren und Tempy zu putzen. Die Eier der Huhner waren sehr lecker. Und das Gemuse auch. Eure: Ella (6), Lina (10), Marco (9), Tom (3 1/2), Helen, Jurgen, Sabine, Udo.
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Pointed Roof Mill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p7518
Carcassonne area Aude
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Lovely Mill, Pool, Great View, Fantastic Weather

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
August 22 2013 Dear Margaret and Allan, We've enjoyed your lovely mill, the pool, the great view and the fantastic weather. Thanks a lot for the nice conversation and the good informations. :-) As our breakfast we could enjoy your tasty eggs! In addition we really liked the beans and the herbs from your garden. Grosse bisous, Birgit, Pitt, Katja, Maike, from Germany
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Pointed Roof Mill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p7518
Carcassonne area Aude
Owner Submitted Review
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A Fantastic Week!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
August 2013 Dear Margaret & Allan, Thank you so much for a fantastic week! Kara & Ella adored William & Fifi and the fact that they could roam your property so freely. Thanks especially to Allan, who almost felt like a surrogate grandfather, the girls loved feeding Temps & the chickens!
You have a beautiful property, thank you for sharing it with us!
Thank you very much! Gerbrand, Helana, Kara & Ella
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Carcassonne Airport
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary

The windmills are overlook a small village in the Languedoc. Shops at just a few minutes walk, yet as the mills are at the edge of the village they are very private and peaceful. Surrounded by fabulous unspoilt countryside and vineyards they are part of our exclusive country estate. The domain with the mills in it has 10 acres of own grounds, seamlessly joining the 'garrigue' for superb nature hikes. Drive in just over half an hour, (35 km) to Narbonne's sandy, Mediterranean beaches. Situated between the Roman town of Narbonne and Carcassonne, with its Medieval Cité at just half an hour. Carcassonne Airport with Ryan Air flights at 25 minutes. Flights to Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool, Bournemouth, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium and Germany. From Beziers (75 minutes) to Bristol and Luton as well as Stockholm, Oslo and Dusseldorf.

. Flights to Gerona (2h drive) and Marseille (3h drive), to many destinations. From end March 2010 Ryan Air adds Leeds to Carcassonne.

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Carcassonne area, Aude

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
May 2014
17 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€680
for 7 nights
€680
 
 
June 2014
31 May 2014 - 27 Jun 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€750
for 7 nights
€750
 
 
July 2014
28 Jun 2014 - 25 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
for 7 nights
€1,000
 
 
August 2014
26 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,150
for 7 nights
€1,150
 
 
September 2014
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€790
for 7 nights
€790
 
 
October 2014
27 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€680
for 7 nights
€680
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €150.00
Payment in Euros, or £ sterling, please enquire.

Very interesting rates for more than 1 week.
A deposit of 25% (non refundable) is required to reserve the mill. The remainder to be paid 8 weeks before arrival.

Obligatory €15 per person extra for linen and towels.

Security deposit of €150 to be paid cash on arrival, completely refundable if mill is left as found
Notes Prices Frozen!
Arrival from 14.00, preferably before 17.00, please let us know.
Departure by 10 in the morning.
Changeover day flexible out of season, Saturday in season.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Carcassonne area in Aude

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • This mill has an inner diameter of 4 m, but feels more roomy, due to the open plan style, the only doors are on the bathroom area. There are 3 levels. Two levels are for sleeping. So there are sleeping 'areas' on the various floors, rather than individual bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ideal for a family holiday. Warm pool due to solar heating panels. Private, tiled (dolphin) shared only with the other mill. Large pool terrace for dining, sunning and lounging. Grass tennis court, football gaols for kids, basket ball!. Barbecue Small kids enjoy the paddling pool, push car, tree house and swing. The horses, dogs, cats, parrots and chickens provide a lot of excitement. BBC satellite Free to Air TV. The windmill has great historical interest, dating back to Cathar times. Small, but charming. The setting is very unique, 10 acres of gorgeous Languedoc hills. The air is one of the cleanest in Europe, free of industrial pollution, fragrant with lavender and thyme. Please smoke outside. Kitchen well appointed with gas cooker, electric spit, oven and grill. Horse, Temps, dogs, Coton de Tulear, Fifi and William. Parrots, Cookie and Sugar as well as cat, Samson and chickens (some of whom retired)
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