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Le Petit Chateau has spectacular panoramic views and a Communal Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2 double bedroom apartment, sleeps 4 comfortably

The imposing Le Petit Chateau is set in magnificent wooded countryside on the edge of the Montagne Noire 20min drive to the north of Carcassonne. The Chateau enjoys peaceful surroundings of 100 hectares of grounds which includes a communal swimming pool. This spacious 1st floor two bedroom apartment is tastefully and comfortably furnished and benefits from three south facing windows affording spectacular views across the Carcassonne valley towards the Pyrénées.

Should you have a larger group please let us know, our neighbour also rents their 2 bedroom apartment.

Golf: The Chateau is equal distance from the golf course at Carcassonne and Mazamet.

Skiing in the Pyrenees: Skiing is available within 1 hour and 30 minutes where you will find a number of resorts very close to one another. There are 8 resorts within the Neiges Catalanes region:

Les Angles, Porté Puymorens, Formiguères, Puyvalador, Espace Cambre d'Aze, Cerdagne Puigmal 2900, La Quillane With the Neiges Catalanes ski pass you can ski in all these resorts! 278 km of slopes and 102 ski lifts.

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Dechlan and Tabatha Ellis
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2018

About Dechlan and Tabatha Ellis

We are Australians who adore visiting France whenever we can, and catching up with our European friends.

Dechlan and Tabatha Ellis purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Dechlan and Tabatha Ellis chose Cuxac-Cabardès

The view and the chateau are lovely, and we love the whole area. So much to see and do, as well as time and space to relax.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The view!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would just like to urge anyone looking for a tranquil location with breathtaking views to seriously consider making this your first choice. The inside of the flat had absolutely everthing you could want to make your stay as comfortable as possible; it had all the comforts of home. I would like to thank Alistair for making the process really easy, contacting him is no problem as he replies asap and all of the neccassary information was transferred smoothly. I felt that Alistair went out of his way to help us and nothing was too much trouble for him. I have no hesitation in recommending this property and have full confidence that anyone who stays in this lovely apartment will not be disapointed.

The Lunt family August 07
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cuxac-Cabardès in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower Ensuite - Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Bathroom Ensuite - Bath with Shower , Sink
    Toilet - Toilet , Sink
  • There is one Bath and Sink ensuite in Bedrroom 1. In Bedroom 2, there is a stand alone shower and sink. There is also a separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Bathroom en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Sink and Shower en-suite
  • There are two double bedrooms. The second bedroom has two single beds that can be pushed together to create a queen-sized bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Should you wish to sit outside, there are several areas directly surrounding the communal swimming pool (about 2 minutes walk). The area directly behind the entrance to the Chateau can also be used where there is also a stone table and chair. Please note that the area to the front of the Chateau is private and only available to the owners of the ground floor flats. If you enjoy walking, there are some lovely trails in the woods and fields directly surrounding the Chateau. We have installed Satellite TV which gives you the choice of over 100 English channels and radio stations.


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Le Petit Chateau has spectacular panoramic views and a Communal Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.65 based on 21 reviews

14th august 2010

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a lovely week in your apartment, Which was very well equipped with everything we needed to make it a home from home. Although we stayed in the apartment in the height of the season the pool area was not crowded and the pool itself ,which is a must for our children was very well maintained and a nice temperature. Overall a great week and a good base for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane your review is much appreciated and we are glad you had a lovely time. Alistair
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Very remote, apartment with incredible views but tiny toilet in a noisy tired building

  • 3 of 5

The rooms are ok, views are amazing which is the main positive. Toilet is literally the size of an airplane toilet which we found off putting and not ideal for a family. The swimming pool

Is not on the property and the view you see of open land around the chateau is in fact out of bounds. The pool is shared by quite a few others although most days we were able we get a lounger. The double bed is very basic and is on a metal frame with wheels at the end so every time you move it makes a squeaky noise. Talking of noise, the neighbours were very loud and we heard every footstep (or stomp!) plus for the last 2 nights loud music disturbed our sleep. Honestly, I wouldn't stay here again or recommend to a family with kids. The outside eating area of stone table and bench was being used as a washing hanging space so we weren't able to easily eat outside.

Be aware this place is literally up a mountain and the town had only a bakery with reduced hours and a basic shop not selling fresh milk (and out of date ham!). Restaurant was ok but pricey for what it was.

Nearby lakes are nice. Carcassonne 25 mins away - go before lunch to visit La Cite as it gets impossibly busy after that.

The owners were fairly easy to contact before we arrived and during the payment stage but after that sadly there was a 4 day delay in responding to our email which was sent to them the day we arrived. Not good enough.

There is only a bob and microwave here not a 'proper oven' and we had no wifi or English to channels (the description said we would have 100 of them!).

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great base for the Carcassonne and Montaigne Noir

  • 4 of 5

The property (1st floor) met our expectations very well. It was clean and tidy on arrival and possibly because of the thick stone walls of the building, it remained pleasantly cool, even in 36 degree heat. It was well-equipped (although a few more towels would not go amiss). There is a great view to the South from the windows. There is a communal swimming pool within 2 minutes walk and, although we didn't make use of it, it looked like it would have served well, had we opted to stay at the property during the day.

Carcassonne, to the South, is within easy reach as is Mazamet, to the North. Lac de Montaignes (on the road to Mazamet) and Lac de Jouarres (beside Homps, to the east) are not far away and both are excellent for swimming or sunbathing. Cuxac-cabardes, the nearby village, has a boulangerie, a small grocery shop and an hotel/restaurant. We didn't use this as we tended to spend our days away and had dinner at whatever location we had been visiting. The boulangerie and shop are both good.

The lawn to the South of the property is only available for occupants of ground floor apartments so holidaymakers intending to spend the day at the apartment do not have a dedicated outside area in which to sit. There is, however, space at the poolside.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it for up to 4 occupants (ideally, 2 adults and 2 (up to) late-teenagers - adults might find the 2nd bedroom a bit small).

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most relaxing holiday i have had in years

  • 5 of 5

Well what can i say about this charming place.Stuart, the owner had supplied us with plenty of info when we made inquiries about the area but we were not prepared for what we found as we drove up the narrow lane to the proprty. The picture does it no justice, the views from the Petit château are absolutely stunning. After a long drive through the night to our destination we found the apartment to be nice and cool with the all important tea making facilities in place including milk already in the fridge.It didn't take us long to unpack the basics ie swimming gear and stroll up to the shared pool for a well earned dip. The rooms in the apartment were beautifully furnished and very clean with all the mod cons inc washing machine, cooker, microwave and tv with dvd player not that we wasted too much time indoors of course.

The surrounding countryside had plenty of well beaten paths to explore and for the more adventurous some great bicycle routes. Never too far away from the large town of carcasonne, about half hour drive for the serious shopper but the local village of Cuxac, about 5mins away had a small shop and the obligatory patisserie as well as a great restaurant which catered for most of our needs.

Most importantly we were looking for a place away from the madding crowds to relax and soak up some of the great scenery and we certainly found an abundance.

I wouldn't hesitate recommending this delightful place to anyone and am making plans to return again myself.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and you are more than welcome to return in the future.
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Beautiful place for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday in your fantastic apartment. It was clean, comfortable and very well equipped - a real home from home. The views were just incredible - the photos don't do them justice - and most evenings were spent watching the light fade with a glass or two of wine.

The lovely pool was well maintained and a reasonable temperature and much enjoyed by our two children (aged 4 years and 16 months) and there were plenty of little paths through the woodland around the chateau for exploring. The local village was a friendly place with a small play area and football pitch and a river which kept the children entertained. The shop was reasonably stocked for picking up odds and ends and the boulangerie/ patisserie did wonderful bread and cakes. There were plenty of large supermarkets within reasonable striking distance too.

There was also plenty to do in the local area with Carcassonne the obvious attraction. We were lucky enough to be there over 14th July so were able to enjoy the fireworks over the Cite which were just spectacular. Other highlights included the Lac Du Montagne, other castles and a day at the beach.

Regarding booking arrangements, this couldn't have been easier. The owners replied very promptly to emails and were very happy to help with advice. Our deposit was also returned to us within 48 hours of our arrival home!

All in all the apartment provided a wonderful base from which to enjoy this beautiful part of France. The peace and quiet and beautiful views made for a very restful holiday but with plenty to keep us and the children occupied too. We returned feeling utterly relaxed and would definitely like to return to the apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you comprehensive review. I am glad you had a wonderful time and hopefully you will come and stay again. Best wishes
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  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable two weeks in the apartment, which is clean, attractive, comfortable and well-equipped and set in beautiful countryside. The views from the apartment are breathtaking, athough the lack of any outside space overlooking them is a drawback. The bar stools under the window however are an excellent idea and a good place to sit with a book and glass of wine/coffee. The pool was quiet and pleasant and our teenage boys were happy to hang out there occasionally while we explored the area.

Lac de la Montagne was lovely, as advised, but for families with older children or teenagers, Carcassonne Plage/Lac de la Cavayere has more to offer (pedal boats and surf bikes, giant inflatables, mini golf and a fantastic ropes course with zip wires across the lake, as well as swimming). Further afield, our boys enjoyed canoeing and rafting along the river from Alets les Bains.

The owners of other apartments were very welcoming and we enjoyed meeting them and other rental guests. A holiday we all thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and am glad you had a great time.
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
87 Kilometres
Guissan Plage
Car: necessary

Carcassonne with all its facilities is less than 20 minutes away. The lovely village of Cuxac Cabardes is 1 km away where you will find a hotel/restaurant/cafe/bar, a small supermarket, a butcher, a bakery, doctor and pharmacy - all you need for daily life. There is a huge range of activities on your doorstep including horse riding, vineyards, forest walks, lake bathing and within half an hour, Cathar castles, caves, two World Heritage sites at Carcassonne with its fabulous fairytale fortress and the Canal du Midi. There is also a golf course within 20 minutes at Carcassonne.

Other Activities: There are many bathing lakes within a 20 minute drive


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Cuxac-Cabardès, Carcassonne area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Season
4 May - 27 Jun
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Peak Season
29 Jun - 30 Aug
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Season
1 Sep - 4 Oct
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
6 Oct - 2 May
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £65.77
Stay tax £0.35 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

The Montagne Noire Communaute de Communes charges a Stay Tax for our property of 0,40 euro per person per night (does not apply to children under 13, social security beneficiaries (article 02333-48 du CGCT) or French state servants/employees temporarily called into the commune for their work). See for full details).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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