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Apartments with heated pool in 18th century stone watermill near Carcassonne - Le Figuier gite

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Le Moulin

If you like history, outdoor life and easy access to local amenities, you'll love Le Moulin.

Built in the late 18th century to serve the adjacent chateau, this restored former watermill retains many original features including the old millroom and a 100m watercourse.

Le Moulin comprises three individual gites - L'Olivier, Le Laurier and Le Figuier. Each gite has its own distinct character, all have two bedrooms and are suitable for up to four people.

All gite guests have access to our 11m, south-facing, secluded and heated pool, as well as all the gardens and sports facilities. The pool is heated from the first week of May to mid September when water temperature is between 25-30 degrees.

Each gite has its own shaded and private breakfast/barbecue area immediately outside its entrance.

Le Moulin is set within two acres of grounds - plenty of space for exploring, football, trampolining, barbecuing and relaxing. The property includes lawns, woodland, a river, even a bamboo grove!

The poolside area includes 100sqm of terracing and decking and receives uninterrupted sun from sunrise to sunset.

Also, you won't need to jump into a car every time you want a baguette - the bakery, post office, supermarket, chemist, hairdressers and butchers are all within a five minute stroll.

There is also a direct bus into Carcassonne which leaves about 10 times a day, costs 1 euro and takes about 20 minutes

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 August, 2018

About Helen

It was April 2006 when me, my husband Mick and our two sons Jack and Harry swapped the buzz of central London for the sun and tranquility of Languedoc Roussillon.

So much has changed since then.

Despite having no previous experience in construction, Mick has spent several years renovating our lovely Moulin, building two gites and a swimming pool.

I now run a small business teaching English to local children and adults.

And the kids are continuing their progress through village school, college and lycee.

August 2010 was a major highlight when me and Mick got married here in our garden, surrounded by dozens of English and French friends and family.

We love this place and think you will too.

Best regards


Helen purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Helen chose Villegailhenc

Family friendly, great for parents as well as kids. Car useful but not necessary. The holiday can be as hectic or as relaxing as you want it to be or a combination of both!

What makes this apartment unique

Living history

Le Moulin has many original features from its former life as a watermill. There are two large millstones in situ in the old millroom - now the Laurier gite. There is a 100m long, 3m deep millrace at the back of the property. There is a network of underground tunnels which brought water to the mill and took it away back to the nearby river afterwards.

And we still have some of the original mechanisms which were used to regulate the flow of water and turn the millstones.

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Accommodation and facilities for Le Figuier gite around the Villegailhenc around the Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , There is also a sink, towel dryer, clothes hooks and mirror
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This is a bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Le Figuier gite
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful location, friendly owners and we had a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had two fantastic weeks at the Gite - the pool is lovely and the surrounding land gave our kids loads of room to let of steam. Helen was on hand to give is any information that we needed whilst at the same time we had privacy when required. Would fully recommend these Gites

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbe séjour propriétaires très accueuillants

  • 5 of 5

llants .Endroit magnifique et inoubliable

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Hotel Octavio
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Go cycling!

The area around Villegailhenc is fantastic for on-road and off-road cycling, so why not make the most of our range of bikes?

They are available to borrow - we just ask for a one-off 5 euro payment per bike to help with repairs.

There are all sorts of possibilities, from challenging treks along quiet, well-maintained roads in the stunning Black Mountains, to short meanders through local vineyards.

One neighbouring village boasts its own mountain-biking club - and 150km of well-signposted off-road tracks.

Another popular, if less demanding route is a spin along the nearby Canal du Midi to a local marina for lunch.

We are keen cyclists and have plenty of ideas and maps, so don't hesitate to ask!

Cycling is particularly enjoyable in spring and autumn when the weather is not too hot, but is also possible in high summer if you start early enough and avoid uphill cycling in the afternoon.

All bikes are borrowed by guests at their own risk.


The nearest Mediterranean beaches are an easy 40 minute drive along the autoroute des deux mers.


Le Moulin is 10 minutes drive to Carcassonne airport which serves an ever-increasing number of countries and towns including services to Stansted, Bournemouth, East Midlands, Liverpool, and Glasgow in the UK; Dublin, Shannon and Cork in Ireland; Brussels in Belgium and Frankfurt in Germany. Airport pick-ups available but to get the most from your holiday we would suggest hiring a car. Carcassonne has direct train services to Paris, Marseilles, Toulouse and Quillan in the Pyrenees.


Seven kilometres to UNESCO world heritage medieval city of Carcassonne. Three kilometres to UNESCO world heritage Canal du midi. Five kilometres from 125km of mountain-bike trails in nearby village of Aragon. Twenty minutes drive to beautiful Black Mountains - fantastic for walking and mountain-biking.

Further Details:

Villegailhenc has great local facilities, so there is no pressure to get in your car on a daily basis. Rhere is a bakery with daily-baked croissants, baguettes, wholemeal breads, cakes etc, a reasonably-priced supermarket, butchers, tabac, wine cave, dentist, hairdressers, doctors and a weekly fruit/vegetable market on a Wednesday morning. There is also a restaurant/bar in the village which offers a la carte menus and pizzas. Nearest cashpoint is Villemoustaussou, two km.