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Clare's French Retreat – Home 511328 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Clare's French Retreat – Home 511328

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


A gem of a holiday home! Sleeps 8 comfortably -3 Bedrooms -3 Bathrooms

-Master suite with kingsize bed, log burner, feature bath & ensuite walk in shower room

-Two further bedrooms, one double one triple- both ensuite

- South facing fenced garden with large decked terrace

- Spacious farm house style kitchen/diner with range cooker, dishwasher & washing machine

- Lounge with galleried mezzanine & log burner

- Child friendly with travel cot, high chair & stair gates provided

- Reliable Wifi, TV/DVD & music docking with iPod

- Cleaning, linen & towels included in the price

Set at the top of the charming "hidden village" of Cuxac-Carbardes which is stepped in history and just a short distance from the Historic city of Carcassonne. This beautiful, character village house has recently been lovingly renovated by its owner, a UK Interior Designer, as a home away from home. The house is over 200 years old so is full of rustic charm but has been thoughtfully refurbished to offer comfortable accommodation with all mod cons.

You enter the house up stone steps under a trailing wisteria, into the welcoming kitchen which has all the facilities needed to be the heart of the house. A big table in the middle of the room, a large Smeg range cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and plenty of space to cook, eat and chat. The lounge, with views over the mountains, has a double height ceiling with pretty chandelier hanging from the mezzanine area above. There's plenty of comfy seating and a wood burner for any colder evenings. The house house reliable WIFI, TV and a desk top PC.

The house sleeps eight comfortably. The master suite is a real treat with king size bed, sofa area, a feature bath in the bed room plus en-suite shower room & private bridge to the garden and a log burner. There's a second double bedroom upstairs with a beautiful french bed and ensuite shower room. The further triple is down stairs and is great as a family room, with a double bed and children's bed plus its own bathroom with shower over bath. There is a further single bed on the mezzanine above the living room. A child cot can be provided plus highchair & stair gates.

The fully fenced garden is accessed both from stairs from the ground floor and a bridge from the first floor. It has a decked terrace with tables and chairs, a shingle area with sun loungers and a wild flower meadow. Theres both sunny patches and natural shade afforded by the trees in the garden.

Set at the edge of village the house is private, but its a 5 minutes stroll to, get your bread from the bakers. The village is both picturesque and well facilitated, having a 2 bar- restaurants, a school, post office, shop, bakery, pharmacy, butchers & childrens playground. It's incredibly peaceful and is often called "the hidden village" as it's just off the main rd, yet it caters for all your day to day needs. Added to that the run into Carcassonne for super market shopping etc is only 20 minutes! 

All bed linen will be provided. Towels will be provided for use in the house and also towels that can be taken out to the beach/ swimming. These will all be changed weekly, if required additional personal laundry can also be arranged.

Please NOTE:

This is a rustic property and although renovated the house is very old, there's a mezzanine above the living room and stairs to the house & garden. Whilst railings have been fitted, where necessary, the garden is fenced and gated and 2 x child gates are provided for the internal stairs, we advise you that it is your responsibility to take care of the safety of any children within the house & garden.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed Twin bed
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Shower, 2 Attached (ensuites)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($686.88) £500.00
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Clare T.
Calendar last updated:
31 Oct 2015
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





6 reviews

Very Good

“Gorgeous little gem”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2015

Stayed here at the end of the summer - such a treat in a beautiful house. A lovely experience from the minute you walk in the door - very personal touches, and a very comfortable place to stay. A grea… More

“Cosy Cottage Holiday”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2014

We stayed at Claire's Retreat after a week in Provence. Such a cosy, comfortable space in a great , traditional village in the Montagne Noir which was really peaceful. V handy for Carcassone and … More

“Beautiful house and location!”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2013

I stayed here a couple of weeks a go and absolutely loved it. The house is beautiful - especially the feature bath in the main bedroom! There was a lovely outside terrace for lunch/evening meals and a big family kitchen for breakfasts. The village had everything I needed. There was a local shop, bakery and a couple of restaurants. I hired a car and was able to explore the local area, including the City of Carcassonne, the local swimming lakes and canal. Would stay again.

“Boutique style meets french country living - Gorgeous!”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2013

Leisurely driving through the countryside to get to Cuxac Cabardes slowly sets the pace for relaxation and a well deserved break! Its a beautiful drive up through the hills to reach the charming worki… More

“A wonderful house in a beautiful and idyllic location.”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2013

We loved everything about this house and it's location. It oozes character and charm and is delightfully stylish. A last minute booking, it ticked all the proverbial boxs regarding what you would… More


Reviewed 17 Jun 2013

Such a lovely home to stay in. Loved the space of the house and the beautiful sunny garden (not to mention the feature bath!). So much to see locally and felt really peaceful. Would definitely visi… More

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

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If Clare (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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