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3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Family Villa With Wi-Fi and Air Conditioning, shared pools.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Fitou, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Quiet Hillside With Mediterranean Views 10 Minutes Walk Down To Village Or Up Into GarriqueHillside

Suitable for holidays any time of the year.

Situated on the Domaine des Capitelles, a private family friendly development with 2 shared swimming pools and a paddling pool

This is a great base for the local sandy beaches including the popular water sports at Leucate, or for just soaking up the local life with their wines and history.

This spacious open-plan villa comfortably sleeps 6. (1 double, 2 twin)

Travel cot and highchair.

Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine/tumble drier, dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer.

Comfortable open plan lounge and large dining table.

There is Wi-Fi,satellite television, DVD player and radio.

The garden is enclosed with terraces on two sides, one covered and lit.

Outside table and chairs, BBQ and reclining furniture, and in the distance the oyster beds.

A short walk from the 10th century castle, the centre of the village and the garrique hills.

Ski resorts approx. 95k in Pyrenees Orientales.

More Details

Brian Kallender and Lydia Tarttelin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Brian Kallender and Lydia Tarttelin

My name is Brian Kallender. I live in a village just outside the City of Bath in Somerset with my partner Jean.

I have always been a francophile and, being a subscriber to France Magazine, I came across an article about property in Languedooc. This prompted me to investigate further and we were particularly attracted to a new development that went under the name of Domaine des Capitelles. We paid a visit to the site and the rest, as they say, is history completing the purchase of No 7 in April 2003.

I have now retired and both Jean and I visit as much as possible as it has become a home from home.

Over the years we have built good friendships with many of the residents. The area is very welcoming.

My children and grandchildren are frequent visitors and have affectionately re-named the property Chateau Brian!

This is our first venture into commercial letting and my daughter Lydia is now managing the bookings.

Brian Kallender and Lydia Tarttelin purchased this villa in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This was the first time we took the children on holiday with us to France and, thanks to your excellent facilities, it turned out to be a very enjoyable and happy experience. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and colleagues and we are also looking forward to coming back next year" - L & J
Mar 2013
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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: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom1 with bath, shower over, wc, handbasin with wall mirror, storage, heating. Shower room 1 with shower, wc, handbasin and wall mirror
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 5ft wide bed; Bedroom 2 with either one 6ft wide bed or two 3ft single beds and bedroom 3 with one 3ft single bed with pull-out bed under. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have floor to ceiling built in wardrobes with shelves. All 3 bedrooms have wall mounted remote controlled air conditioning/heating units. Bed side drawers and light.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Parking bays, barbeque, wind break, 2 full size shared swimming pools and one children's paddling pool with loungers and wc/shower facility. Marked walking/cycling routes. Coastal swimming and sailing 10 to 15 mins drive away Utility Room: Desk & chair. Deck, folding & reclining chairs for outside use, collapsible table, clothes dryer, stepladder , ironing board steam iron, travel cot, tool kit. Boules set, vacuum cleaner, oscillating fan, inflatable double bed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, (except beach or pool towels) and bedlinen are provided but must not be taken off the premises. There is no maid service but there is a washer/dryer Other: The terrace on two sides with light and power point for outside dining. Large mosaic table with 4 metal chairs. Shingle garden bordered with native plants and oyster beds in the distance


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3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Family Villa With Wi-Fi and Air Conditioning, shared pools.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

The best house we have had in this area, nd we have had a few.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, light, well equiped, lovely inside temperature with over all airconditioning. Outside area is big and spaceous. The area is for those loving the life of france, and the oporunities given, with so much to do arround. You need a car, and the beaches 10 miniuites away, is the best in Europe. This area is optimal with kids, considering the pool area, the safe environment, and all the families living within Domain de Capiteles.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday, the property had all the amenities we required, allowing us to concentrate on enjoying ourselves. The location is ideal for exploring the area, offering a relaxing retreat when returning from a busy day seeing some of the delightful places on the coast and inland. I would recommend this property to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful area of southern France.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic, spacious villa.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday at Chateau Brian, with our three boisterous boys (13, 10 and 5). They loved cooling off in the swimming pools, whilst we reclined on one of the numerous sun loungers (the weather was glorious every day) and when they had tired of that, we were able to relax in the comfortable, spacious villa quite happily without being on top of each other. The outside area was a real bonus for the little one and the older boys took full advantage of the wifi! It was a Godsend to have air conditioning, meaning we all slept well and were rested after our fabulous holiday. The dishwasher and washing machine also came in very handy, infact the villa had absolutely everything a family could need, including buckets, spades and a parasol for the beach. We loved the nearby beaches, La Franqui being our favourite for crabbing and general fun! We also had a wonderful visit to the magical Carcassonne, medieval town about an hour's drive away and in the evenings we enjoyed driving down to Leucate Marina for a stroll and an ice-cream. There are a couple of supermarkets within Leucate but we used the huge Carrefour at nearby Claira, which had absolutely everything, including a Decathlon, incase you forgot to pack your swimmies, a McDonalds and plenty of clothes shops.

The location of the villa perfect for us, up in the hills away from the hustle and bustle of Leucate but still close enough to reach the facilities, albeit with a car. We loved staying at Chateau Brian, a real home from home, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Property

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful two weeks here last year. The property is clean, bright, very well cared for, comfortable and a real home-from-home. The air conditioning was a huge bonus too as we did have some very hot weather! The owner was a real delight to deal with and could not have been more helpful with suggestions and wanting us to get the very best from our holiday!

We went with our two teenage sons (15 and 19) and two of their friends. We all had a fabulous relaxed holiday with many an hour spent around the pool with the boys have great fun. We also enjoyed a few trips to the beach at Leucate. Care needs to be taken there with small children but there is plenty of sand for games and digging!

My husband and I drove down from Roscoff taking a couple of days to do so and the boys flew out to Bezier airport, about 1.5 hour drive away.

There is plenty to do and see and we were lucky enough to be there for the Fitou Wine Festival - our wine tasting glasses have pride of place back home!

I loved my daily walk down in to the village for bread and croissant/pain au chocolat and we enjoyed our internet fix with coffees at the café in the village. It is quite a walk back up the hill and there is parking in the village if preferred. There is also the small Spar store on the outskirts of the village for basic provision.

Drinks on the terrace of the chateau with the stunning view out over the etang to the sea - wonderful!

A trip to Carcassonne is a must.

All in all it was a fantastic property, a perfect relaxing holiday setting and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Schöne Anlage und gut ausgestattes Ferienhaus

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt in diesem Ferienhaus.

Es war sehr ruhig und erholsam.

Toll war auch die Gemeinschaftswohnanlage.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Charmante propriété au calme. Idéal pour la famille.

  • 4 of 5

Maison très bien équipée (ustensiles de cuisine, accessoires de piscine, de plage). Domaine très calme. La clim est vraiment un + très appréciable. Seule petite précision à apporter au descriptif de la villa (je pense) : les chaînes de télévision ne sont qu'en anglais.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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The nearest beach is some ten minutes drive away at either Le Franqui or Leucate Plage


Perpignan (Rivesaltes) airport is less than 30 mins away and is used by Flybe, BMI Baby, Ryanair and Easyjet. Carcassonne airport can be reached in just under an hour, Barcelona (Girona) in 1.5 hrs, Montpellier 1.45 hrs and Toulouse in 2 hrs. 1 hr drive to the Spanish border A limited number of flights use Beziers airport, about 1 hour from Fitou. The nearest railway station is at Le Franqui (10 mins) on the Narbonne - Perpignan (TGV) line


Fitou village centre is 15 mins walk downhill from the Domaine and can be reached either by the road or a shortcut through the vineyards. Leucate is a 10 min drive with Narbonne and Perpignan each some 30 minutes drive away. For Andorra, allow a good 3 hrs each way

Further Details:

The following amenities and facilities are available in Fitou Village. post Office, boulangerie, supermarket, Chateau with museum and bar plus stunning views from the bar terrace. 4 excellent restaurants, Wednesday market, Hotel de Ville, Tourist Information Bureau, Tabac Bar, Pizzeria and quite a few Vignerons. Walking distance of the Chateau with museum and bar with stunning views from the bar terrace.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for any special requests or booking enquiries.
During the months of July and August, rentals are from Saturday 16h00 to Saturday 10h00.

Changeover Day:
During the months of june, july and august, changeover day is saturday, with departures before 10. 00 am and arrivals after 4. 00 pm.

at all other times, there is flexibility both for dates and times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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