Fall in love with the French countryside as you make your way through Medieval villages, learn the smells of flower gardens, shop at craft fairs, and have all the delicious crêpes you can eat! After your days of exploration are through, you’ll be happy you chose this accommodation in Languedoc-Roussillon. With antique furnishings, a sparkling pool, and a private garden filled with dozens of different flowers and Mediterranean plants, this villa near Carcassonne will provide for a delightful vacation.
After you return from your visit, your heart will beat faster and you’ll can’t help but smile every time you think about your Langu...edoc-Roussillon villa rental.
Originally the priory of the Abbey of Lagrasse, this property was built in the 12th century and the priory chapel, with its meter thick walls, still stands today. In the early 18th century, the house was remodeled and vineyards, which now surround the estate, were further developed. The house was entirely renovated in 2000 as a country home. The road to the property follows an avenue of trees cut through the vineyards. The 'Cave' is situated on the left, while the principal house and surrounding walled gardens (2 acres) are on the right. The garden includes boxwood hedges and alleys, cedars, cypress, limes, roses, azaleas, oleanders, mimosas, French hibiscus, and other Mediterranean plants. There is a swimming pool (10m x 6m) and a terrace equipped with sun loungers and garden furniture. Wrought iron gates open and lead to a formal courtyard as well as the house. It is surrounded by stables (one of which is converted into a large games room), a 16th century tower (pigeonnier), the guardian's house, and the principal house with furnished terraces for alfresco dining. There is a parking garage and English-speaking caretakers live on the estate.
Ground Floor: Large double doors lead into the entrance hall. There is a formal salon with an open period marble fireplace and French doors leading onto the park. The second salon features paneled walls, a period marble fireplace, satellite TV, and stereo. There is a formal dining room and large country kitchen equipped with an oven, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. The first bedroom is the master and has a 180 cm king-sized bed, dressing room, and ensuite bathroom with separate WC. The second bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed and bathroom with separate WC. The third bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with shower and separate WC. The fourth bedroom has a 140 cm double bed (comfortable for one; cozy for two!). There is a fourth bathroom with a shower and separate WC.
First floor: The first bedroom has a 140 cm double bed (comfortable for one; cozy for two!), the second bedroom has a 90 cm single bed, and the third bedroom has a 140 cm double bed (comfortable for one; cozy for two!). There is one bathroom with a separate WC.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Cook Service: Upon Request; 28 Euros plus the cost of food
* Breakfast Service: Upon Request; 18 Euros plus the cost of food
* Although common in France, 140 cm standard double beds are considered small for two people by many Americans.
* English-speaking caretakers live on the estate but do not share the swimming pool.
Additional amenities include: pets considered, housekeeping available - extra cost, fireplace - indoor, outside area - private, independent villa, balcony/terrace, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, cook service available - extra cost.
Loved the setting in the the middle of a working vineyard. The consensus was that of all the villas that we've stayed in when we've gone to Europe - Italy three times, 2001, 2003 and 2005, this one was the best yet. The accommodations were excellent, the pool fantastic, and the location was perfect for our day trips.
The cook you arranged for us was more of a chef, and we ate royally. We would definitely recommend him to anyone staying in the villa. The caretakers at the house, Jonathan and Charlotte, were very friendly and helpful.
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