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Well-equipped House At Foot of Medieval Cité with Garage, Wifi & 2 Shower rooms

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two Bedrooms (three beds), Two Shower Rooms, Kitchen/Diner/Lounge, Wifi and HDTV

From the entrance lobby at the main door two stairs lead down to the newly-refurbished shower room/WC. Upstairs the first floor has two double bedrooms (one with an additional single bed) and an additional shower/WC. Also on the first floor, the kitchen/diner/lounge includes two large settees, a breakfast bar with four high stools (please bear this in mind if you have younger children), oven and hob, microwave, and a dishwasher. There is a wood-burning stove in the lounge for the winter months and electric panel radiators are throughout the other living areas and staircase. The washing machine is in the utility room in the cellar and the private garage can also be accessed via the cellar. The opening to the garage is 174cm tall and 222cm wide - this is large enough for most cars such as Vauxhall Meriva, Mazda 6, Peugeot 308, Ford Focus, but not for particularly tall cars like SUVs. The garage is 560cm long, so long enough for most cars. There is free parking available in the street and in other very nearby streets.

Free wi-fi, (high definition) Satellite TV, and Playstation 3 with a selection of games and Blu ray movies.

Carcassonne, in South West France, is easily accessible via its own airport with Ryanair flights to London Stansted, Glasgow Prestwick, Liverpool, East Midlands and Bournemouth airport in the UK, Porto in Spain, Dublin and Cork in Ireland, Brussels in Belgium, and Billund in Denmark. Toulouse, Perpignan and Beziers Airports are all a little over an hour away by car with flights to many other European locations.

Carcassonne is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France, with its dramatic medieval Cité (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997). Walk along the castle ramparts to get fantastic views of Carcassonne and the surrounding countryside, or visit the Castle itself or the historic Cathedral, dating back to the 11th Century. Numerous excellent restaurants and independent high quality shops are within the walls of the medieval Cité, which are a few minutes walk from the house. Two Michelin-starred restaurants are within 400 metres of the house, one of which is in the Cité itself, the other (two-starred) a few minutes walk along the road.

For those with a car, historic local villages such as Villemoustaussou and Pennautier are within 15 minutes drive. Slightly further away (about 40 minutes) is Narbonne, and a little over an hour away are Toulouse, Beziers, and Perpignan. Alternatively why not take a train to some of these larger cities, or to the seaside resort of Sete, with its long beachfront.

More Details

Ian & Anna Dougal
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cite medievale extraordinaire. Maison idealment situee! Parfait.
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 6


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Carcassonne around the Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Ensure cutlery, crockery and glassware are clean for next guests - use dishwasher (tabs provided)
  • Any equipment is used at the renters’ own risk.
  • Keep house secure, avoiding mistaken opening of automated garage doors. (Avoid inadvertent pressing of key fob button, for example, while in pocket.)
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main shower room has an enormous shower enclosure, with two Grohe shower heads.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Each bedroom offers glimpses of the castle ramparts from the windows.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf Clubs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
All areas of the house accessed via stairs. There is a breakfast bar with high stools which are not suitable for young children. There are two showers but no bath. The wood-burning stove in the kitchen/dining area becomes extremely hot and should not be touched when in use.


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Well-equipped House At Foot of Medieval Cité with Garage, Wifi & 2 Shower rooms
average rating of 4.6585364 based on 47 reviews
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Garage was a Blessing!!

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous location!

We were visiting during the Tour de France so the Garage was such a blessing. Parking in town would have been a nightmare! We arrived later than expected due to issues with our car rental. We called the caretaker to let him know well in advance but he was not happy about it. Thankfully the owner sorted it out for us and we had no issues getting our apartment when we arrived at 10:30 pm.

The apartment was well stocked with everything we needed. The ground level where the 2nd bathroom is located had musty smell so we didn’t use that floor during our stay. The upper level had plenty of windows and light. One bathroom was sufficient for our family of 4.

Overall, we had a lovely stay. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

In the heart of the Occitanie region.

  • 4 of 5

The house is located at the foot of the Carcassonne castle, in just a couple of minutes you are inside the city walls through the Porte de l'Aude, cannot find a mos central location. The house is well equipped, all your needs are covered with comfort. Ian and Anna are great and will answer any question promptly. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely traditional accommodation with a modern touch

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely weeks stay in this comfortable, welcoming apartment. Situated just below The Cité ramparts, it had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly positioned for a visit to Carcassonne

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in and around Carcassonne. The house is in a perfect position for walking up to the old town or over the bridge to the city centre, an area we had not visited before. The house is well equipped with everything we needed although, with so many eating places around, we didn't cook at all. But there are lots of little extras included if you do want to cook. One suggestion, if you are arriving by car. The road outside is very busy and parking, although free, is hard to get. The garage is great but we only just squeezed our hire car in so a smallish car is recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Break

  • 5 of 5

Great house. If you are wanting to stay near the old city you couldn’t get a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well located and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Great to have the extra room and bathroom. We ran out of hot water and the caretaker came right over immediately to flip the breaker back on, which solved it. Missed having a toaster, but we've been to Europe before and expected it. Everything was absolutely A1!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Carcassonne Salvaza
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Golf Club de Carcassonne
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 23 or 24, E80
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Lac de Cavayere
Car: not necessary

At the foot of the medieval Cité (a UNESCO World Heritage site), this house in the historic Barbacane area is ideally placed to explore both the old and new towns of Carcassonne. Two Michelin-starred restaurants are within a few minutes walk and many other excellent local restaurants and cafes are also nearby. The historic old bridge over the River Aude, with its dramatic views of the castle and its ramparts, and the Pyrenees in the distance, is five minutes walk away. A tree-lined stream, ideal either for a short stroll or longer walks is at the end of the road. An open air swimming pool and tennis courts are fifteen minutes walk away. The train station and town centre are within a twenty minute walk with numerous independent shops, restaurants, museums and the town square. Boat trips on the Canal du Midi (also a World Heritage site) are available next to the train station.

Local bakers/grocers are within a few minutes walk of the house and a mini-market in the town square is a fifteen minute stroll away

Internally, the bright bedrooms offer glimpses of the castle ramparts. There is a new shower room with a separate additional shower room.

Free wi-fi and (high definition) satellite TV.

For the winter months there is a wood-burning stove and electric radiators are throughout.

A kitchen/diner/lounge area includes two large settees as well as a breakfast bar with four high chairs (please bear this in mind if you have younger children).

The washing machine is in a utility room in the cellar.

For those with a car the house also has a private garage.

A golf course is 10 minutes drive away as is the beach at the Lac de Cavayere. Toulouse is just over an hour away via the Autoroute and the beaches at the Mediterranean seaside are also around an hour away. Numerous historic villages are less than an hour away including Bram, Villemoustaussou where excellent vineyard tours are available at Domaine O'Vineyards, Pennautier and Aragon.

Prices include all taxes, bed linen, towels, cleaning and, if needed, heating.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

We accept payment in British pounds sterling or Euros.

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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