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Spacious gite with large (12x6m) heated pool, play area & grounds

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Labécède-Lauragais - Les Armengauds

Gite: 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5. Rural, south France

Relax in this spacious, beautifully renovated gite (sleeps 5). The property boasts a large (12x6m) heated swimming pool and children's play area, and is set in the rolling countryside of the French Languedoc-Roussillon.

The swimming pool is fully enclosed (with all-round barrier) and equipped with pool house, shower and toilet for added convenience. The children's play area comprises tp™ play equipment (swings, slide, climbing ropes, etc.) and a 14-foot fully-enclosed trampoline. There is also an all-weather table-tennis table.

Choose from a variety of eating areas, either sheltered underneath willow / acacia trees or in full sunshine. Eating areas afford gorgeous views of St. Felix; the rolling countryside and sunflower fields.

Enjoy 2 acres of land with beautiful panoramic views and numerous fruit trees including apple, cherry, fig, pear, and almond.

Ideal family location with plenty of space and loads things to do and see.

Fun French Family Holiday!: We have renovated and equipped this property to the highest standards - for family enjoyment and safety.

Large (12x6m) heated swimming pool: enclosed swimming pool (12m x 6m) available for your enjoyment. Pool house contains shower and toilet for added convenience. (Pool open between June and end Sept.)

Play area: Children's play area comprising brand new TP Sherwood Tower with 3m Rapide slide and climbing hoops; triple swing arm with two-seater Skyride; high back baby seat (for children from 6 months); plus single-seater swing seat. This is set in a very shady area of the property on soft-fall (wood chip) ground, ensuring complete fun, comfort and safety for all the children. Also includes 14-foot (fully-enclosed) trampoline and table tennis.

Local Activities: There are plenty of places to visit and things to do in the local area and region.

Enjoy the taste of real France from the mouth-watering market at Revel to the fine food and wonderful wines of the region.

Explore the nearby lake and mountain walks; world-famous Carcassonne; the Pyrennees; and the spectacular Med beaches!

Other nearby places: Revel; Lac Saint Ferréol; St. Felix; Castelnaudary; Canal du Midi; Carcassonne; Toulouse; The Med; The Pyrenees.

Other local activities: Swim; Trial bike; Sail; Trampoline; Golf; Craze golf; Windsurf; Table tennis; Ski; Dine; Pedal; Sight see; Walk; Shop.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Nick or Jo
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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Why Nick or Jo chose Castelnaudary area

We bought this property as it ticked all our 'boxes'. Set in beautiful countryside yet near to civilisation and interesting areas to discover. Easy access to both the Med coast and to the Pyrenees for skiing. Great seasonal weather. Less touristy and closer to 'traditional' France than some other more developed regions.

What makes this cottage unique

Plenty of space; large heated pool; children's play area; near to historical towns of Revel (furniture centre of France), Carcassonne and Toulouse.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Spacious gite with large (12x6m) heated pool, play area & grounds
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Wow! Just wow!

  • 5 of 5

This is one amazing place!

The gite is bright, comfortable, well-equipped, airy and spotlessly clean. (It’s bigger than the photos suggest.) A beautiful bottle of gorgeous local red and a fresh crusty baguette was also a lovely welcoming touch.

The pool is very large and amazingly warm. We’ve previously stayed at properties where the pool is heated using solar-heating, which barely gets the water temperature to tepid. This heated pool is the real-deal. Apparently, it has a proper heat-pump – what a difference! The children stayed in the water for hours!

A wonderful place to relax, swim, BBQ, and take in the beautiful views – and oh, that sunset over the hills! Breath-taking!

The property is an ideal location as it is peaceful, rural but just a few minutes’ drive from the centre of either Revel or Castelnaudary. With plenty of cafes, restaurants, boulangeries, choclatiers and bars to choose from. There’s also a small cinema in Revel – so if you fancy immersing yourself in the language, that’s a great option.

Eliza (the property manager) was marvellous - very meticulous and attentive. She showed us around and double-checked we were ok throughout our stay without being intrusive. She also made sure the pool was kept beautifully clean during our stay.

The location – although being rural gives easy access to nearby cities such as Carcassonne and Toulouse, as well as the Med coast and Pyrenees mountains. We also ventured across on a day trip to Andorra for a spot of REAL duty-free shopping, which was a fabulous added bonus. If you’re after a decent camera, watch or even just a case of something special – it’s definitely worth the effort.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are planning some short stays between now and next summer – with cheap flights to Carcassonne, who can blame us!

Couldn’t recommend enough.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Great place to relax, enjoy the fun for everybody

  • 5 of 5

This is really amazing place to stay. The lady manager is very friendly and professional and is making sure you have a good time of your holidays.

The south of France is beautiful and this area particularly – we say the “Tuscany of France”. Unspoiled, not too much tourists (but of course we are!), nice little restaurants and of course the city if you must go there.

For Les Armengaux, this place is truly spectaculare. Very much space with the fruit trees (beautiful cerise), the children area for play and the very large “bath” – the pool is very much warm!

We come in June and this is perfect time for to enjoy very tranquillity and good times.

We find the Gite very accommodating with well serviced kitchen and updated bathroom and salon – fantastic renovation! Very relax, clean and sweet.

Many place to see hear and much relaxing is possible. We may be back soon!

Best regards

Max et Famille

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Amazing family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at Les Armengauds. For the children, it has loads of land run around and burn off energy as well as the play area, trampoline and pool. For the adults – you are immersed in breathtaking French countryside with far-reaching views of the Aude valley, together with the peace and tranquility that this wonderful rural property gives you.

Did we mention the pool?! Other reviews seem to have – but it just can’t be over-stated. Wonderfully large and beautifully heated, our kids (and us) just couldn't get enough. We had to tear ourselves away from it to discover the rest of what was around us.

Before we mention the area, just a quick word on the property itself: it is beautifully decorated with ample space; lovely kitchen with everything you need and a wonderful lounge to relax in after a hard day in the pool / at the beach / etc.!

So what’s around? Well there’s Revel as the nearest town – giving you plenty of supermarchés, patisseries, choclateries, restaurants and the wonderful Saturday morning market...go early and soak up the atmosphere. Then there’s Carcassonne – and the wonderful cité (think Disney princess castle on steroids..!). For real shopping, you have Toulouse – lovely city with a Space Centre, Airbus (Concorde, A380), shops, cafés, restaurants, museums, galleries and big department stores. Also, you are on the border of one of the biggest wine areas in Europe – so plenty of vineyards to visit. Other things for the kids include a water-park, dry ski slope, water-skiing, the Med beaches, an African safari park, an Australian park (?!), amazing pre-historic caves, the Pyrenees mountains....(I could go on).

Anyway, enough rambling – suffice to say: this is one of our best holidays to date and - although we generally do different holidays each year – we are tempted to return to this wonderful place.

Highly recommended to all!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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5

Les Armengauds gite.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday here with our two grandchildren (aged 10 and 6) and would highly recommend this gite to others, especially families with kids who can already swim.

The accommodation is comfortable, our hosts were always helpful and friendly, and the garden Is just great for kids ( especially the trampoline and table-tennis table) and has a lovely outlook.

The heated pool is a real asset, and having had experiences with freezing 'solar heated' pools elsewhere in France we'd say that any family who want to enjoy regular/daily swimming as part of their holiday will love this place: the pool is big enough for a 'decent' swim and it really is warm!

In addition, and although the location itself is very quiet and peaceful, this gite is ideally placed (15 minutes or so from the motorway at Castelnaudary), if you want to get around this area of France, and there are plenty of options to choose from. We ended up going to the Med coast more often than we planned to (just over a hours drive away) and ended up doing only half of what we originally intended to - and at the end of a day out the kids headed straight for the pool.

We would go back in a flash, and hope to next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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5

a beautiful holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely gite. It is comfortable and well equipped. The outside space is fantastic with well kept gardens, a great play area and the swimming pool is a real sun trap. The views over sunflower fields are fantastic and the gite is situated in very peaceful countryside. Time spent in the evening cooking on the BBQ with a glass of cold rose and enjoying the evening sun and the views made this one of the best holidays I have ever had.

The gite may be quiet but within 10 minutes drive are supermarkets, the lake at St Ferreol, and Revel, which is a lovely little market town. It is also a comfortable distance to get to Toulouse and Carcassonne. For those with children, also accessible is a fantastic swim centre at Castres, and a high wire place is also nearby for those with a head for heights.

Jo and Nick are welcoming hosts who are discreet but friendly and available for advice about where to go and what to do.

I would definitely recommend this gite and we would be very happy to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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LOVELY SETTING

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the gite. The facilities were first class with both location and layout ideal for us. The property is very clean and up to date. Nick and Joe were very helpful yet discrete and we would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday facility to anyone. The pool was the best we have had in our long list of gite holidays in France over the last twenty five years.

The surrounding area appealed to both of us, especially the lake. The setting is ideal for an evening meal. A walk round the lake helped to cap the evening off.

We flew into Toulouse, hired a car and we reached the gite very quickly. Toulouse is ideal as a fly-drive base.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Carcassonne/Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Revel
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Castelnaudary
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Castelnaudary
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Revel
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Monts d'Olmes
Nearest Beach
112 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary

Les Armengauds is a 100-200 year-old french farmhouse and gite set in 2 acres, and surrounded by the sunflower fields of South-West France. Conveniently located, it is only 40 minutes from Carcassonne airport; 50 minutes from Toulouse airport; and just under an hour from the Mediterranean beaches and the nearest ski station in the Pyrenees. The nearest town is REVEL (8km) which is well served with restaurants, shops, and it’s picture-postcard, mouth-watering French market. LAC SAINT FERRÉOL: A beautiful lake fed from the Black Mountains, is only 6km from the property. The lake offers swimming, Windsurfing & Sailing, cycling, Pedal Boats & Crazy Golf, and Dining. CASTELNAUDARY (12km): World capital of the 'Cassoulet' and set on the banks of the Canal du Midi, this large town can offer shopping, dining and a number of other pursuits. CARCASSONNE: Is a C11th fortress city with Disneyesque turrets and fine Gothic cathedral. The 2nd most-visited tourist site in France

Other Activities: shopping, crazy golf, pedal boats, trial biking, sight seeing, dining, trampolining.

Ski: Skiing - Both downhill and cross-country. At Les Monts d'Olmes (alt 1500-2000m), an adult ski pass is between Eur15-18(/day) or Eur78-90(/6days). Childrens passes are Eur10(/day) or Eur60(/6days).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Labécède-Lauragais, Castelnaudary area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
AutumnWinter16
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£495
£1,180
 
 
Sprign
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£595
 
 
EAerly summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£695
 
 
Mid Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
High Seaon
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Indian
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£150
for 1 night
From
£150
£595
£1,180
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Prices include all bedding, towels (excl. beach/pool), cleaning, and meet & greet reception. You also have access to us for any major problems or issues that arise during your stay.

N.B.: The property's outdoor facilities (pool; children's play area; etc.) are not available in out of season / ski season.
Out of season long-term letting is available. Please enquire for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Labécède-Lauragais in Aude

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Ensuite to main bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , At pool house
  • Bathroom: Tastefully decorated bathroom with bath, overhead shower, toilet and washbasin. The rear-facing bedroom has an ensuite toilet and washbasin. The pool house has a shower and toilet for added convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , We can provide a travel cot for infants ( 2 yrs)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This has 1 single bed and one bunk bed (sleeps 3 in total)
  • Bedrooms: The gite comfortably sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms. The rear-facing bedroom has a large double bed and ensuite toilet and washbasin. The front-facing bedroom has a single bed and a bunk bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: Large (12m x 6m) heated enclosed swimming pool available for your full enjoyment. There is all round fencing and a pool alarm; Pool house contains shower and toilet for added convenience. (Pool open from May until end Sept). Children's play area comprising brand new TP Sherwood Tower with 3m Rapide slide and climbing hoops; triple swing arm with two-seater Skyride; high back baby seat (for children from 6 months); plus single-seater swing seat. This is set in a very shady area of the property on soft-fall (woodchip) ground, ensuring complete fun, comfort and safety for all the children. Also includes 13-foot (fully-enclosed) trampoline. All-weather table tennis provided for added enjoyment.

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