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Villa with own pool, sleeps six, south west France.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 double and one twin bedroom house on the edge of an historic village.

The villa, which is situated in a quite cul-de-sac, in a village, approximately 15 kilometers from the medieval City of Carcassonne, comprises of a large country style kitchen/dining room, with full double oven and hob, dishwasher, automatic washing machine, microwave, fridge and freezer. The large comfortable, air-conditioned sitting room has DVD and video player. There is a small 'quiet' room for those who wish to read, or paint etc. The downstairs shower-room has a large shower and basin; also a heated towel rail. The WC is separate. On the first floor there is a second modern bathroom, with power shower, wash basin, w.c and heated towel rail. There are two large double bedrooms and a medium sized twin bed room. The wide first floor hall leads onto a balcony; ideal for those evening aperitifs. There is a 10 x 5 metre private swimming pool, which can be covered for use if necessary . A large sun terrace is situated at the side of the pool adjacent to a sizeable BBQ area with stone BBQ.. The front of the property has a small garden with a tree shaded private area. There is a bakery and small bar near by.

This property is situated in the heart of the Cathar country and is steped in Medieval history. Carcassonne Castle is a world Heritage site and is the best preserved Medieval Castle in Europe. The area is surrounded with vinyards and is well known for the Minervois wine. There are many quiet country roads for cycling and walking trhrough the beautiful countryside. The Mediterranean coast is approximately 45 minutes drive, where there are good beaches and facilities. The Canal du Midi flows close to the village of Aigues Vives and provides much interest. The large interesting towns of Toulouse and Narbonne are within an easy drive.

Aigues Vives has a bakery, a bar and a post office. Several other shops, including a supermarket,can be found close by.

A deposit of 50% will be required to secure a booking, with the balance due six weeks before the commencement of your stay. Also payable at that time will be a refundable damage deposit of 400 euros. A good supply of towels, including pool and beach towels, can be supplied , along with a weekly change of bed linen, at a cost of 10Euros,per week, per person, payable locally to the housekeeker..

More Details

Mrs Lawrance
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 June, 2018

About Mrs Lawrance

This is our and our family's holiday home, which we are happy to let occassionally; up to three times per year, to help with running costs.

We are both retired and visit the house 5, or 6 times a year for various periods.

Mrs Lawrance purchased this villa in 2003

Why Mrs Lawrance chose Aigues-Vives

because we feel this property offers a real home from home insight to rural France. Being our 'home', this property is comfortable and well equiped; you can relax imediatelly and enjoy the benefits of the surrounding area.

What makes this villa unique

We chose this property for its unique situation amongst the vinyards of Languadoc. There is much to see and experience in the area, but it is not overcrowded with too many tourists. It is a good base for exploring further afield.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Aigues-Vives in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Large wash basin.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located First Floor
  • The large, corner shower enclosure has two glass sides, incorporating a pivot door for easy assess. The shower room also has a large pedestal sink, mirror, wooden towel rail and heated towel rail. The toilet is next door to the shower room. and has its own hand wash basin. Adjacent to these two rooms, there is a small dressing area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are located on the first floor and are well apointed with large wardrobes and ample storage space, bedside tables and lamps. The two double rooms have large wall mirrors. The third bedroom has twin beds. All furniture and mattresses are in excellent condition. All bedding and towells will be supplied , but there will be a small charge for laundering, which works out at 10 euros, per person, per week. This includes bedding, towels and tea towels.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Although the house is in a very quiet village environment, it contains all modern conveniences and can be a 'home from home'. There is a garden swing with canopy on the terrace and an uninterupted view of the vine-yards from the back. The swimming pool is one meter deep for the first three metres and then slopes over a two metre area to a depth of two metres for the remaining five metres. There are built-in steps over one corner of the shallow end and a ladder at the deep end. The pool is large and private.The surrounding terrace is of natural stone. This really is a stunning area, which catches the sun all day long. There is a large stone BBQ and ample outdoor seating and sun beds. To the front of the property, there is a small paved, enclosed garden, where a tree gives that sometimes much needed shade. In the vilage there is a bar, a post office and of course the obligatory boulangerie. There are several supermarkets close by.


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Villa with own pool, sleeps six, south west France.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Live the life

  • 5 of 5

This spacious, comfortable holiday home is truly French, the owners have maintained its character whilst providing English home comforts. Our party consisted of four (senior) adults and the facilities catered for all our needs, with the added bonus of the superb swimming pool.

The house is clean and well cared for with comfortable beds and spotless linen, there are large sofas and an arm chair in the sitting room to watch Sky TV at the end of a day of sightseeing. A curved terazzo staircase is an interesting feature. The well appointed kitchen is large, in farmhouse style, with a huge table and typical french ambience. A selection of tables and chairs are provided for use by the pool. The property is situated in a small quiet cul de sac which provides safe parking.

Aigues Vives is a rural village surrounded by vineyards, the nearby small town of Trebes conveniently has a choice of supermarkets and small shops. Trebes, sited on the banks of the Canal du Midi, also has a selection of good restaurants .

For wine connoisseurs the area has many chateaux where 'degustation' is possible. The village Boulangerie provided delicious 'croissants and pain' at breakfast time.

The stunning medieval walled city of Carcassonne is just nine miles away, it is a treasure not to be missed. The small ancient town of La Grasse was another favourite destination, it is sited on the banks of a river and boasts cobbled streets and timbered houses along with a medieval abbey. It is a rare gem.

We would recommend this property for a relaxing holiday in a rural French village with a ready supply of local wine to suit all tastes!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard and Brenda, who posted a review on our house in Aigues Vives, on 3rd July, have contacted us personaly to express their enjoyment of the time they and their friends spent there. The places which they mentioned are just a few of the pretty and interesting towns and villages to visit locally. Each time we go to the house we find another place worthy of interest. The latest one being an unspoilt village called Monz. We discovered this when going to a "Vie de grenier" which was advertised there and whilst exploring the stalls, we found more than just the road through. We thank Richard and Brenda for their kind review.
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Relax and Unwind

  • 5 of 5

This is a great holiday home in a super location handy for sightseeing but in a rural location so it's peaceful at nighttime. We all felt immediately at home the moment set foot in the house. The house was very clean, comfortable and with all the conveniences of home. The kitchen is very well appointed and has a large kitchen table at which the four of us (2 adults and 2 mature teenage boys) enjoyed sitting, chatting, drinking copious amounts of red wine and lots of creamy brie!! The lounge features 2 large sofas and an English receiving TV thanks to the Sky box! If you want to read while the kids watch TV of an evening then there is a second smaller lounge with a bed settee, which is a great little hideaway. Outside the house there is the most wonderful large pool which has a proper deep end so is suitable for diving into, something that my eldest son thoroughly enjoyed. Around the pool there are plenty of loungers and chairs in which to relax and soak up the sun. The neighbours and villagers are very friendly but speak little English so I had to brush up on my best school French!! The pretty village of Aigues-Vives has a bakery, which is literally 1 minutes walk from the house, ideal for those fresh daily croissants! My youngest son was responsible for this errand he he felt very relaxed at going on his own to the shop. As for shopping and sightseeing then a car is essential, but Trebes is only a 10 minute drive away and has 2 supermarkets and several restaurants and the Canal Du Midi runs right through the middle of it making it quite picturesque. The house has a cooling breeze blowing through it, which is welcoming when the temperature rises. The property is also conveniently placed for visiting Carcassonne (obviously) and Limoux, Minerve, Mirepoix and many other sights. I would thoroughly recommend the house as an ideal base for sightseeing, relaxing and unwinding, but not for losing weight as the cheese and croissants will get you!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a great holiday at this house with lots of space inside. Everything is there and the pool and the house were very refreshing because of the hot weather we have got. The location is perfect to visit some very interesting sites in the area, such as Carcassonne, Trèbes, .... That there is no garden we solved by going to the local play with the children where there is a football, basket and tennis area you can use. A car is necessary because there is only a bakery in the town.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at the holiday villa on several occasions we have to say that this is a very clean and well appointed house with excellent decoration and furniture, some of which is antique and in very good condition. The bed linen, towels etc are spotles. The well equipped kitchen has a washing machine and diswasher. The lounge has two comfortable settees, a large armchair and a television that receives English programmes. The Bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and airy.

The outside area which has a large heated swimming pool and a good sitting area with B.Q is enclosed giving privacy. To the front of the property there is a shaded terrace ideal for a quiet read with a glass of the local wine

The Villa is situated on the edge of a quiet rural village not too far from Carcassonne, a medieval walled city which has a farmers market on Saturday mornings. We found the village to be within easy distance of many interesting places and the nearest beach about 45mins away

Having met the owners, we found them to be friendly people who take a pride in their villa

We both agree that this is the best Villa we have stayed in and would not hestitate to reccommend it to our friends and relations and look forward to our next visit

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday Home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a real home from home! Very well appointed, with everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. There is a super pool, just great for the family and the house was a pleasure when it was hot - lovely and cool! Loads of places to visit, all within easy reach and the village bakery , 2 minutes away, for that relaxing holiday late breakfast. All in all, a perfect holiday for us!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cette maison. Lieu calme, maison grande et lumineuse, grande piscine avec une terrasse très agréable. Point de départ idéal pour visiter les merveilles de la région.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre review de notre maison. Nous sommes très joyeuxs que vous avez un bon vacances.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Carcassonne Salvasa
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
In the village
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Carcassonne or Narbone.
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
A61 Carcassonne Est.
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Aigus Vives is located between the Corbiere and the Black Mountain ranges. The whole area is dedicated to the growing of vines and has many local winerys. The Cite at Carcassonne is a World Heritage site and one of the best preserved Medieaval walled cities in Europe. The whole area is steeped in history dating back to Roman times There are many fortresses and relics relating to the Cathars. Aigues Vives is situated about 45 minutes drive from the Mediteranean coast, where there are many beaches, marinas and places of interest. The Canal du Midi runs through nearby Trebes. The Spanish border is one & half hours drive away. There are many scenic drives around the area through historic and quaint villages, boasting lots of good eating places. THe larger city of Toulouse is about an hours drive away, where there is excellent shopping. The ski resorts of Andora are in easy reach. The whole area has something of interest for all tastes, including caves and a prehistoric museum.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Aigues-Vives, Carcassonne area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 May 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £357

A deposit will be required of 400 euros, prior to occupation. This will be returned forthwith upon your return, subject to a property inspection. The charge for laundry will be payable seperatly, at 10 euros per person, per week. A booking will be secured by payment of 50% of cost, with the balance due sixweeks prior to occupation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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