A detached light, airy modern villa on the outskirts of a pretty village, offering self-catering accomodation for 8 with a private 8 x 4 solar heated pool, smart TV, 5 kilometres from the historic town of Carcassonne with its famous walled town.
A detached light, airy, modern villa situated on the outskirts of a pretty village, offers self-catering accommodation for eight with a swimming pool. It is an excellent touring base for exploring the beautiful Languedoc, and is only five kilometres from the historic town of Carcassonne with its famous walled town.
Carcassonne, One of the most popular tourist attractions in France and the capital of Aude. The city straddles both banks of the river Aude, the walled mediaeval town on the south bank and the 13th century La Bastide St-Louis on the north. The battlement and turrets featured in 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' as Nottingham castle and also inspired Walt Disney to produce the castles in the film Sleeping Beauty and his theme parks. The popular novel 'Labyrinth' by Kate Mosse also takes place inside the walls.
The Canal du Midi runs along the bottom of Caux et Sauzens making its way towards Carcassonne passing close to the train station in the lower Town and then onto the coast, following the route of an ancient highway. Built by Pierre-Paul Riquet over the course of fifteen years, the canal opened in 1681 and was considered at the time a massive engineering accomplishment. The tree-lined Canal with its signature humpback bridges, provides a pleasant, relax path for walks, only a few minutes from the villa.
Explore the many historic sites and discover the land of the Cathar and Knights Templars.
There is wine tasting everywhere, numerous private caves and roadside vendors. Beautiful vineyards. Nearby Limoux is famous for its sparkling blanquuette wine (a sparkling bottle-fermented wine that was being manufactured before they knew what sparkling wine was in Champagne).
The Mediterranean coast is easily reached in 45 minutes.
The rental covers the fully equipped house, garden furniture, barbecue. Also the use of the pool, pool furniture. From April to October the rental includes electricity, gas and water. At other times heating, electricity, gas and water are charged at cost.
The confirmation of the received deposit and booking form is the formal acceptance of the booking. This deposit is non-refundable. The balance is due at the latest eight weeks before the start of the rental period and in the case of cancellations after this date the balance (less expenses and losses) will be refunded if the property is re-let. We shall try our utmost to do this. If the balance is not received as stated the owners reserve the right to cancel the reservation in writing.
A security deposit is requires in case of, for example, damage to the property or its contents. Its sum is not the limit of the client's liability to the owners. It is payable to the owners prior to arrival and is returned, all being well, fourteen days after departure.
All rentals commence at 4pm, and finish at 10am. The maximum number of quests to reside in the property must not exceed that stated unless prior arrangement is agreed with the owners.
End of stay cleaning are not included in the price. The property should be left thoroughly cleaned and as found. The owners reserve the right to take the cost of cleaning from the security deposit if thorough cleaning is not done.
The client must report without delay any defects in the property or breakdown of equipment, services or appliances in the property, garden or swimming pool. Arrangements for repair and/or replacement will be made as rapidly as possible.
The owners shall not be liable to the client for the following: Any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the property, nor in respect of any equipment, machinery or service in the property, garden or swimming pool.
Any loss or inconvenience caused to, or suffered by the client due to seasonal unavailability of public services to the property or the surrounding area, and especially the pool, which is guaranteed to be open from the middle of May to the middle of September, but may be available for a longer period during the year, weather permitting.
Any loss, damage or inconvenience caused or suffered by the client if the property is destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any event, the owner shall, within seven days of notification to the client, refund all sums previously paid for the rental.
Any loss, damage or injury suffered by the client, their party, their vehicle or personal possessions whilst in the property.
Under no circumstances shall the owner's liability to the client exceed the amount paid to the owner for the rental period.
The client is strongly recommended to arrange comprehensive travel insurance (including cancellation cover) and to have full cover for the party's personal belongings, public liability, accident etc, since these are not covered by the owner's insurance.