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Secluded restored farmhouse with private pool

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Peaceful 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, traditional farmhouse in own grounds

Domaine La Favette is a spacious, restored 19th century house set in its own 4000m² grounds in a tranquil secluded location, with vineyards to the front, and the River Aude to the rear. The house is ideal for exploring the Languedoc region, Cathar Country and visiting the Mediterranean beaches. Large south facing terraces and private pool (10 x 5m approx), with a range of chairs and sunbeds. Most rooms have original oak beams, and tiled floors. All rooms have wooden shutters. Large, comfortably furnished open plan living room with original beams, tiled floor and wood burning stove. Well equipped kitchen including range cooker, dishwasher and microwave, with washing machine, freezer and extra fridge in a separate utility room. Three double bedrooms (two with ensuite shower rooms) and two twin bedrooms, family bathroom, and a wet room downstairs. The house is 2.5km north of Coursan, giving you peace and quiet, and within a short drive or bike ride of all local facilities.

Travel to La Favette: Airports: Within 1 hour drive of Beziers, Carcassonne, Perpignan and Montpellier, 2 hours from Barcelona-Gerona, Toulouse and Nimes (airports serviced by Ryanair, EasyJet, Flybe, and British Airways).

Flights to Beziers from Bristol and London Luton, from Frankfurt to Carcassonne.

Railways: the TGV from Lille (served by Eurostar) takes around 5 hours to Narbonne - car hire is available near the station. Motorail from Paris is also available.

Drive: from Calais, it is possible to drive to within 15km entirely on auto route, including the famous Millau viaduct. With breaks, it takes around 8-9 hours (depending on traffic).

More Details

Owner
Philip Harlow
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and thought your villa is great (H R, August 2006).

We had a wonderful time, your house was all we expected and more and we were very happy (G H, July 2006).

We were delighted with La Favette – it’s a lovely house and the location was ideal for sightseeing Cathar country as well as the lovely beach at St Pierre sur Mer. The house was ideal for our two families and the facilities excellent. The children loved the pool, especially with the ample choice of pool toys. We were very impressed with the house information pack as we have been let down in this area before (S P, August 2007)

We had a wonderful holiday at La Favette. The house was superb and the pool area was big enough to accommodate all 10 of us very easily. The area was wonderful especially being so near to the canals (J C, August 2007)

We had a wonderful time at La Favette In all it was a lovely house to have a holiday in, and we would highly recommend it. (S C, August 2007)
Nov 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Coursan around the Aude

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , + washbasin
    Ensuite 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , + washbasin
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , + washbasin
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , + washbasin
  • Two double bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms with shower, basin and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 3 doubles, 2 twins. There is also a child's cot available with mattress, but cot bedding is not supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This is a large house, in unspoiled rural France, in the heart of wine-making country, in a secluded site surrounded by vineyards. It has been sympathetically restored, retaining tiled floors and oak beams in many rooms. Many of the bedrooms have antique French furniture. There is an interconnecting door on the first floor, which can be closed to create a separate 2 and 3 bedroom suite. There is wifi available and the TV is connected to the internet for UK channels and boxed sets. In the large garage is a table tennis table. The rear gardens with fruit trees (help yourself!) lead to the River Aude. Large south facing terraces run along the front and side of the house, surrounding the private pool, with tables, chairs, sunbeds and parasols, so you can eat (and drink) outdoors in peace and comfort. The pool house has a sound system for ipods, and drinks can be kept cold in the fridge.

Reviews

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Secluded restored farmhouse with private pool
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews
5

Very spacious converted farm house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious converted farmhouse by the river Aude surrounded by vineyards.

Very quiet rural setting away from any other buildings - ideal if you want peace and quiet. You need a car to get anywhere but well placed for surrounding towns and beaches only 25 mins away.

The house had a very French feel to it - this is no modern identikit villa - it has a great charm to it with all the mod cons you need.

Lovely large pool which we used just about all the time.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great house, well equipped kitchen, big clean bathrooms, and the swimming pool! Superb !

Property managers Julie and Mark extremely helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent house with lots of space & great pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Domaine La Favette for a wonderful two weeks at the end of June, beginning of July. The house was perfect and the photos do not lie. The house was well equipped and had pretty much everything we needed to enjoy our stay. There was loads of space in the house as well as outside. The pool area had plenty of room for sun loungers and chairs as well as a small pool house with a fridge for keeping the drinks cold. The pool, which was a good size, provided a welcome break from some of the really hot days we had.

There was a large garage attached to the house with a BBQ, table tennis table and a few bikes. We did manage to get some of the bikes working but they definitely need updating.

The house is very quiet and has vineyards one side and the river Aude on the other. We really enjoyed walking along the raised riverbank and watching the local wildlife. We also managed to cycle to the Canal de la Robine which links the Canal de Midi, via Narbonne to the coast. It was an easy cycle along quiet lanes to the canal and then a nice cycle along the footpath.

Coursan is only about a 5 minute drive away and although it’s not very big it has a decent Super U with a 24 hour automated petrol station. There’s also a good boulangerie plus a nice wine shop selling wine en vrac. We only tried the Chardonnay but that was very nice.

For local restaurant’s we tried Narbonne, which is about 15 minutes away, and Narbonne plage, about 30 minutes away. Both places had plenty of restaurants to choose from. Narbonne plage is great if you want the beach.

We went on several day trips. Carcassonne, which is about an hour away, is probably the main attraction. Closer to the house is the Abbaye De Fontfroide, which is worth a visit on a hot day as its nice and cool inside. There are also quite a few hill top villages near the Abbey.

Phillip was really helpful whilst we were booking our holiday and Mark and Julie, the local agents were very welcoming with tips and local knowledge about the area.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of La Favette. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at the house. We take on board your comments re the bikes and will look to update them for next season. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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5

Charminng house

  • 5 of 5

A great house in a very rural location set amongst vineyards. We ( 4 adults and 2 children ( under 10)) had a great week at La Favette. Lots to do in the area be it towns/ villages, historic sites, or just the beach . The kids loved the pool (which was very clean), the local play area and a good quiet stretch of beach which was only 30 minutes away - we had a few visits. In the evening it was nice to walk through the vineyards or along the levee - very relaxing. The house is well appointed and very spacious. Mark is extremely helpful and full of local infomation. Coursan has plenty of shops and a well stocked wine cave. The Chardonnay (well chilled) en vrac is highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical holiday in tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

La Favette was an ideal house for us- a group of friends. We had a wonderful week of relaxing by the pool, going for walks, eating outside on the terrace and enjoying the weather. We ended up not straying far from the house as the local town had all that we needed to enjoy the holiday.

Would love to return to this house as it provided a perfect space for us to enjoy the weather and the peaceful setting. A very memorable and happy holiday for us all!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday. We think La Favette is the perfect place for groups of friends to get together and relax and we are glad you agree. We hope you will come and stay again in the future. Many thanks for your lovely review. Philip and Anita
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Great Farmhouse setting

  • 5 of 5

La Favette was a great place for our two-week family get-together, housing ten people with ease. The setting among the vineyards was peaceful and quiet, an ideal place to spend many hours fraternising by the pool. There are lots of interesting places to visit within easy distance, Carcassonne with its walled medieval city, Narbonne has Roman ruins and museum, markets, a wonderful food hall, Cathedral( we were lucky to be able to attend a concert there). Celebrations for Bastille Day included a band and dancing outdoors in the Square.

Most of our party enjoyed the 2km walk to Coursan, slightly longer if you take the walk along the levee by the river. Most services are available in Coursan.

Mark and Julie were extremely helpful and have a good knowledge of the surrounding area .

Jim and Gwen Australia

PS Bicycles need to be updated.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed La Favette as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Beziers Cap d'Agde
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Coursan
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Beziers
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Narbonne Sud
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
St Pierre sur mer/Narbonne plage
Car: necessary

La Favette is five minutes from the wine producing town of Coursan, with its narrow streets, 17th century church and daily market. Just 10 minutes away is Narbonne with its historical centre, the Cathedral St Just, bustling market, restaurants and cafes and excellent shopping facilities. The extensive sandy Mediterranean beaches of St Pierre sur mer and Narbonne plage are only 15 minutes drive, through the La Clape nature reserve with its many wine producing chateaux. The fairytale medieval center of Carcassonne is 50 minutes drive. The Canal du Midi runs nearby. Ideal center for touring Cathar Country, and the Minervois and Corbieres wine regions, with its many picturesque villages, vineyards and local markets. Agde, Sete, Montpelier and the Haut Languedoc National Park are all within easy reach. You can also visit the African Wildlife Park at Sigean, and even drive to Barcelona (250km distant). There are also many restaurants within a short drive - details are in the house book.

Other Activities: 18 hole golf courses can be found in Beziers, Carcassonne and Cap d'Agde. Canoeing and many horse riding centres within 30 minutes drive

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rate includes weekly bedding and towel change, bathrooms/kitchen cleaning, pool cleaning and electricity.
A booking deposit of 25% is required to confirm a reservation, balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival date. A damages/cleaning deposit of £350 is also required.

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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