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Luxury Villa With Private Pool in ancient wine village, close to sea.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Fitou, Languedoc Roussillon, Ancient Wine Village, 10 Min Drive to Stunning Sandy Beaches

Les Hirondelles is a lovely villa secluded down its own private drive, with electric gates. Nestling in the lea of a hill, the villa faces south for all-day sunshine. 5 minutes walk to the village centre, with it's 4 restaurants (2 just at the end of the drive!), boulangerie, tabac/bar and short drive to supermarket. 10 mins drive from the Mediterranean's sandy beaches at Leucate and La Franqui. Fitou is a wine village, so there's plenty of wine tasting to indulge in. The medieval castle and bar are only a short walk from the villa, as are two lovely restaurants.

The villa has a comfortable stylish interior, furnished to a high standard. Four double bedrooms are well appointed - 3 in the main villa (two twins and a master with 4-poster/ en-suite) plus a very spacious double en-suite across the terrace in the pool house (perfect if one couple or grandparents want a bit of privacy). All bedrooms have french windows opening to the garden. Large family bathroom and a separate loo in addition to the en-suites. The spacious, high ceiling living room opens out onto the terrace, pool and garden. Enjoy squashy sofas, UK TV, games, DVDs, reversible air-con/heating, plus good wifi. The modern kitchen has granite worktops and is very well stocked with equipment. There is a separate utility room with all laundry facilities should you need them.

Step out from the spacious living area onto the long covered terrace by the pool with gas barbecue, big table and comfy chairs - perfect for eating alfresco, with views to the hills or the stars at night. Around the pool are plenty of comfortable sunbeds. Room to park cars securely in the drive.

Lavender, palms, olives and almond trees can be found in the garden, together with native agaves.

More Details

Elizabeth Hopkins
Member since: 2008
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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Beautiful villa in a wonderful village, delicious days spent around the pool, relaxing, BBQing, and evenings star gazing! Early morning sortie's to get fresh croissants and baguettes, late night toddles back from Cave d'Agnes after a sumptuous supper.'

'We have stayed at many villas over the years and would like to compliment you on yours. It really is gorgeous- very well equipped and combining elegance with supreme comfort. Thanks very much for sharing it with us.'

'We had a wonderful holiday, made all the more special because we looked forward to 'going home' to the house each evening after long days on the beach or exploring the area.'

'Thanks to your great information folder, we swam in the gorge at Tautavel, crept gingerly along the road at the gorge at Galymous, sunbathed and caught crabs at Le Franqui and Leucate, visited Perpignan, Narbonne and Carcassonne and many other smaller towns and villages.
Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fitou in Aude

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sorry, no stag or hen groups and strictly no smoking.
  • There is one clean after you leave, no maid service. 2 week bookings have no mid-stay clean, but fresh bed linen can be provided to you on request.
  • Please bring your own beach/pool towels. Bath towels are provided.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Double basin. Separate toilet.
    En-suite to master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En-suite to pool house bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to master bedroom with basin, shower and toilet. Full family bathroom, bath with shower over, double basin unit. Separate toilet. En-suite to pool house bedroom with basin, shower and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be pushed together to make a double.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be pushed together to make a double.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite. Located in pool house, across the pool terrace
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4-poster, walk-in wardobe area and ensuite.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Cot available. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with 4-poster king size bed and en-suite. Cream and red bedroom, twin beds, french windows to garden. Blue and white bedroom, twin beds, french windows to garden. Spacious king size bedroom with ensuite, french windows to pool terrace - located in pool house, across the pool terrace.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Free Wifi internet access. Suitable for children, but no pets, sorry. No smoking. UK TV is provided via the internet. The internet signal is strong at the villa, but can fluctuate if you are downloading large files whilst watching TV. Outside: Beautiful 7.5m private pool - and the large, spacious pool terrace boasts all day sunshine, with comfortable sunbeds and low tables. The main covered terrace has a large table for dining, and has room for a quiet snooze/read in the shade. The gardens are fenced and planted with lavender, palms, cyprus and agaves, and back onto the countryside to the left behind. The driveway is entered by secure electric gates (which can also be operated remotely from inside the house). Our key holders are a charming English couple living locally, who also maintain the pool, and are available to answer any questions you may have. Utility Room: Washing machine/integral tumble drier, basin, ironing board/iron. Hanging clothes drier. Door to external washing line. Cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Bed linen and bath towels are provided. Beach towels are not. The villa is cleaned only after departure - please leave clean and tidy! No interim cleaning provided, no maid service. Pool is cleaned weekly in Summer. Other: Entrance hall with plenty of cupboard space. Internal hall leading to bedrooms. Villa is single storey, no internal stairs.


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Luxury Villa With Private Pool in ancient wine village, close to sea.
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful Private Villa in Peaceful Hills

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this amazing villa. Everything about the villa was done well and thoughtfully; the style, the facilities, the air conditioning, the bathrooms, the pool, the decking outside the bedrooms, the shaded veranda, the utility room. The beds were comfortable, the rooms cooled easily, the kitchen was well equipped. Fabulous. The position at the top of the village allowed the villa to be surrounded on three sides by hills. It was very peaceful yet so close to some wonderful restaurants. We experienced two fantastic meals at Le Cave d'Agnes, almost 3 minutes walk away. All three courses were so good the first time we had to return. Our only problem was that one week was not long enough.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments Jane, it makes us so happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed the villa and Fitou so much! Enjoy the rest of your summer, Lizzie
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Relaxing stay in beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa equipped to the highest standard set in a very sleepy french village. Fantastic walks (bring walking boots!!). Totally relaxed after our stay. Would recommend (if you like a quiet holiday).

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property in beautiful setting on edge of Fitou village.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 10 days at the villa at Easter and would certainly be more than happy to return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous and luxurious holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, peaceful location for a luxury holiday home on the edge of the pretty village of Fitou.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property in a peaceful location on the edge of a gorgeous village with great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The house is set on the edge of the gorgeous village of Fitou and it feels like you are entering your own little private world. It is peaceful and calm and more or less surrounded by countryside. All of the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, with comfy beds and good quality bed linen. The whole villa is well equipped, the kitchen has everything you might need for cooking if you don't fancy eating out in one of the restaurants in the village. We had a wonderful stay and would be very happy to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top quality villa in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and in a lovely location in Fitou. Beautifully equipped villa has all you need and more besides. Walking distance to a number of excellent restaurants and within easy range of the local beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Fitou Chateau / Chez Denis
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Leucate La Franqui
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Cave d'Agnes & Toit Vert at the end of the drive
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Les Angles
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Leucate Plage, La Franqui
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Plentiful wine tasting in the village in the numerous local 'caves'.

Wesch wind & Kite surf centre for lessons/bar/hang-out on the salt lake at Leucate.


Stunning golden sandy beaches 10 minutes drive at La Franqui and Leucate - plus all the way down to the Spanish border. Beach clubs/restaurants La Pulpe and Biquet from June to September. Plenty of restaurants, windsurfing, kite surfing, sand carting, sailing at Leucate Port. Salt lake (Etang) 5 -10 mins.


Flights: nearest airport Perpignan (20 mins) - then car hire or taxi . Carcassonne (80 mins). Toulouse ( 2 hours) Montpellier (90 mins) and Girona (90 mins) Barcelona (2 hours). Car hire recommended. By train: Alight at Leucate La Franqui, just north of Perpignan. Or Perpignan, then car/taxi. By car: exit off the A9 auto route, signposted to Leucate. Then follow signs to Fitou.


The two best restaurants in the area are right at the end of the drive, Cave d'Agnes and Toit Vert.

5 min walk to village centre, medieval chateau, bar, restaurants and amenities. Free tennis courts and football pitch. Childrens playground. Wine tasting on your doorstep. Narbonne and Perpignan (both 25 mins) for culture and shopping. Ancient forts, caves and vineyards, gorges, Roman remains (Narbonne/Via Domicia), horse riding, fishing, surfing, kite/windsurfing, sailing, boating, white water rafting, cycling, swimming,safari park, water park, adventure park all nearby.

Further Details:

Fitou is very hot on events, brocantes (street markets) occur regularly during the summer, plus wine festivals, Easter and Summer extravaganzas with live music and fireworks. Tennis courts, football pitch and children's playground all free in the village. Water sports, water park, horse riding, fishing all nearby. Golf within 30 mins drive. Fitou is great for walking holidays - miles of 'garrigue' with stunning sea and lake views can be reached literally from the front door of Les Hirondelles. Perfect also for cycling holidays.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fitou, Aude

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 18-19
22 Sep 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
spring 19
30 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
easter 19
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
spring 19
27 Apr 2019 - 17 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early summer 19
18 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
summer 19
15 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 19
6 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high summer 19
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer 19
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 19-20
21 Sep 2019 - 27 Mar 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Saturday to Saturday bookings in peak season.
Arrive after 4pm, depart before 10am.
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
Reductions available for long bookings.
Please enquire for prices for Easter and half term weeks.

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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