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Large sunny villa with heated indoor pool and incredible mountain views

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The villa is situated in a quiet, rural area yet within walking distance of town

La Blanquetière offers flexible accommodation with six bedrooms across two floors of a large Mediterranean villa. On the first (terrace) floor there are two double bedrooms, a large lounge, dining area and kitchen. There is also a separate toilet and a spacious walk-in wet room with a state-of-the-art shower.

The upper floor has four double bedrooms, a large lounge with dining area and kitchen. There is also a bathroom with shower and WC.

Both floors have TVs with UK channels. Sports and Movies are available on request for a small additional charge.

The property can be rented as a six bedroomed house, but is cleverly designed to accommodate smaller groups by closing off either of the individual floors. If you book this property in any one of the three combinations (two bedrooms, four bedrooms or all six bedrooms) the unused part of the house will be closed off and will not be available for booking by anyone else. You will have exclusive access to the beautiful terraces and private pool.

There are terraces along two sides of the villa and another, a sun terrace, in front of the heated indoor swimming pool. The pool benefits from ceiling to floor sliding glass windows allowing the outside in and is heated all year round.

UK TV is available on both floors and the house is well-equipped with everything you should need, including Wi Fi, a surround sound system, lots of DVDs and CDs, air-conditioning in the lounge area (central heating in the Winter) and ample seating for 12 people. Outside, there are garden tables, chairs and loungers plus a large barbecue.

The villa is in an elevated position, overlooking the hamlet of Ginoles les Bains. There are amazing views of the mountains which surround the hamlet. It is a nature lover's paradise and one can regularly see eagles and vultures rising on the thermal drafts from the land below. The night sky above the house is spectacular. You can sit and watch the Milky Way glide across the sky!

The town of Quillan is a 15 minute stroll from the house. It has many fine hotels, bars and restaurants and a local market twice a week. There are many individual shops in town and a large well-stocked supermarket on the outskirts. The town has a busy events calendar throughout the year, with many outdoor concerts, exhibitions, cycle races and even motor races.

There is a bus and a train station, and the town is well-connected to historic Carcassonne to the North and the Mediterranean resorts to the South East. Limoux, home of "Blanquette de Limoux", the sparkling wine invented by monks and the original "champagne", is only 29 km away.

Quillan is situated in the heart of Cathar country and is within easy driving distance of many Cathar castles. For followers of the Da Vinci code, Rennes-le-Château, where Bérenger Saunière allegedly discovered treasure, is very close at hand.

For those of an active persuasion, there are kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting activities close by, and in Winter the nearest ski resort is only 35 km away.

Close by, a new swimming lake was created last year and it has a lovely beach around it on which you can sunbathe or enjoy water sports.


More Details

Alan and Liz Evans
Member since: 2018
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Why Alan and Liz Evans chose Ginoles

We visited the area in 2015 and fell in love with it. We were struck by the amazing views from the house and the peaceful serenity of the locality. We were impressed by the size of the property and its spacious accommodation.

Here are a few quotes from visitors in the last year:

"A little piece of heaven on earth"

"A retreat - the perfect place to escape"

"Escapism with natural beauty"

"A classy little town"


"What a lovely view!"

"pass the rosé darling"


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ginoles in Aude

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Nearest Airport
54.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
Le Terminus
Nearest Train
1.8 Kilometres
Gare de Quillan
Nearest Motorway
56 Kilometres
A61 Carcassonne - Ouest
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Kilometres
Hotel Canal
Nearest Ski
39 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
86 Kilometres
Le Barcarès
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £267.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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