Domaine Horte

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Special Offer: Up To 20% Off!
Special offer

Special Offer: Up To 20% Off!

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Brightness and easy elegance pervade this villa in Languedoc. When you wake, be sure to pick up fresh croissant from the bakery across the road (you are in France, after all). Take a walk through the grounds, where dappled sunlight plays across your path down to the river. The private pool encourages basking all day, while at night the chandelier in the sitting room will twinkle over you and your loved ones. You'll especially love the relaxed, country-style kitchen where the whole family can dine.

This holiday villa is located 15 minutes outside of the walled city of Carcassonne, your jumping-off point to the region. You might fly into the airport here, and take time to appreciate the citadel that dominates the town. Another (more quaint) town of note is Mirepoix; get your fresh produce here at the excellent Monday market.

Your villa is perfectly poised for you to drink in the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region. This region borders the Mediterranean (what better excuse to get to the coast?), and offers exciting, experimental wines that hold great value. Here you're a wine pioneer! Who needs Bordeaux or Champagne? A toast with Crémant de Limoux is just as sweet.

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Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • At this villa in Languedoc the style is eclectic - ranging from sweet country simplicity to shabby chic.
  • This region is a foodie’s dream - the owner will tell you what restaurants are the best.
  • Wine lovers will adore exploring the Languedoc-Roussillon region, where sparkling wine was first born!

What you should know…

  • A car is essential to explore this beautiful wine region!
  • The house may not be suitable for young children - the pool is not fenced, so they’ll require supervision.

Property Features

Internet Pets Welcome Cable TV DVD

Lovely, peaceful and welcoming Villa divided over two floors. Downstairs there is a vast, bright lounge with French doors that lead onto the large garden. There are comfortable sofas to relax on, creating an ideal space for guests to be able to unwind and be together. Off of the lounge there is a large dining room and well equipped kitchen with an additional dining table.

Upstairs there are three charmingly furnished bedrooms. Enjoy waking up in the fabulous master bedroom with a double bed. The other bedrooms have both double and single beds available. There is a family shower room and wet room upstairs. Wi-Fi Internet access is available at the property and fans are provided.

Escape from the sun to the upstairs TV room with UK television with Sky, DVD player and comfortable seating. French doors open onto stairs which lead down the terrace and pool area.

Domaine Horte has an exceptionally large garden with a river running through the bottom. There is also a barbecue: the sun terrace and provides a great space for alfresco dining with friends. Take a refreshing dip in the pool (5m x 10m), perfect for adults and children. There is plenty of space to bask in the sun or shade.

Location

About the surrounding area of Domaine Horte
Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The beautiful region of Languedoc-Roussillon is filled with vineyards and sunflowers. Wine tasting classes are readily available including in the local village itself. You can easily catch a glimpse of The Pyrenees which are the perfect excursion.

The location is wonderful for visiting the many Cathar castles and the fairytale ancient city of old Carcassonne is a must for young and old alike.

The "rose" city of Toulouse makes a great day out and the Mediterranean beaches are little over an hour away. It's only 2 hours to the border with Spain!

Carcassonne
The fortified town of Carcassonne - a restored medieval fortress - is rich in culture. Domaine Horte is also very close to Mirepoix - a small town with a very wide square with some ancient timber-framed houses. It is well worth a visit for the weekly market which takes place on Mondays.

Other sites of interest include: St. Hilarire, which is only ten minutes down the road and has a beautiful Abbey, and Limoux, which is a carnival town always bustling with activity. During the summer months there is always plenty of activity. it is a great place to have a coffee and a croissiant.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Carcassonne
Nearest Train Station Carcassonne
Nearest Beach Narbonne

Kids

Best Suited For: Children
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Cot(s) High Chair(s)

A fabulous location and regular choice for families with children over 8 years old. Cots and highchairs are provided on request. The house has plenty of space for everyone to get their own peace and quiet when they want, and although the beach is 50 minutes away there are plenty of lakes closer by. There is also an equestrian centre five minutes from the house and an adventure playground just a little further. In the village there are also tennis courts.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Skiing
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Horse riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Historical sites
  • Playground
  • Farm animals to visit
  • Tennis walkable

Onsite Facilities

  • Gate/fenced grounds
  • Table tennis
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board Games

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £250 to be paid in cash upon arrival.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking.
Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time 10.00
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Any day of the week,

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - April 28th 2018 - - £2,117.95
April 28th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - £2,420.51
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £3,025.64
September 1st 2018 - April 27th 2019 - - £2,420.51
April 27th 2019 - May 25th 2019 - - £2,420.51

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - April 28th 2018 - - €2,296.87
April 28th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - €2,625.00
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €3,281.25
September 1st 2018 - April 27th 2019 - - €2,625.00
April 27th 2019 - May 25th 2019 - - €2,625.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - April 28th 2018 - - $2,697.28
April 28th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - $3,082.60
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $3,853.25
September 1st 2018 - April 27th 2019 - - $3,082.60
April 27th 2019 - May 25th 2019 - - $3,082.60

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Annette

How long have you owned the property?
10 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The pool, the river and the house probably in that order.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
We went to France with a budget to buy a holiday home, the first house we were brought to was Domaine Horte and it was over double the budget, but we just fell in love with it. It was owned by a lovely Dutch couple who reached their 80's and their family wanted them to return to Rotterdam. Very reluctantly they left. They said they had 14 wonderfully happy years there. We discovered a summer or two ago that there is an environmentally area to the left of the house now owned by a man whose family had once owned the Domaine. I think he thinks he is going to own it again one day. He was interesting because he could explain certain things in the house and why it is laid out as it is. You will see what I mean if you decide to visit.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Apart from my friends who think they are all famous!

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
We had a problem with the pool. Previous guests had allowed plastic into the pool which discoloured the water. The guests arrived the pool was not glistening as is advertised. The children looked dismayed. Our wonderful manager Bev, explained the problem to the guests, said she would have it sorted in 24 hours and she did. Bev will do every thing possible so long as she is advised to rectify any issue in the shortest possible time.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Visit the fortified town of Carcasonne.

Really eat?
Visit the Domaine de Gayda Restaurant, Winery and Wine Education Centre.

Really see?
Visit the Cathar Castles.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The salon is a great place to unwind. Put on some music, light some candles, pour a glass of wine and hey presto!

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£2,017 - £2,882
£288 - £412
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+ FREE Champagne reception
+ FREE Airport Lounge Passes

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