Villa Chatelain

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Villa/House Modern Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space Romantic

Gaze over the vineyard towards La Cité de Carcassonne from one of your two hot tubs at this wonderful villa with a private swimming pool just a 5-minute stroll from Europe’s largest citadel, also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In an incredible setting just 500m from Carcassonne’s historic ramparts, yet also with a glorious garden and vast vineyard, Villa Chatelain is a special place to stay. As well as the 6-person hot tub with cité vistas, there’s a perfectly placed dining and lounge terrace with the same amazing views and you can even see the ramparts from the boules court. On the other side of the house, a covered terrace is ideal for relaxed al-fresco dining overlooking the heated salt-water swimming pool and second hot tub below, alongside a pretty garden and children’s play area.

Inside across two levels, there’s an open-plan kitchen-diner alongside the sitting area whilst a TV lounge gives you extra room downstairs. Each of the six bedrooms, with sleeping arrangements for up to 15 guests, features air-conditioning and an en suite shower room. Across this beautiful house there’s a great feeling of style, space and comfort.

Wander down the country lane and soon you will find yourself within the citadel, surrounded by a warren of medieval lanes with cafes, bars, shops and restaurants. Visit the castle and take a tour of the historic ramparts before soaking up the unique ambience of one of France’s most popular tourist destinations.

The charm of Carcassonne’s other historic quarter, Bastide de Saint Louis, also awaits with its enticing restaurants and thrice-weekly market on Place Carnot whilst the Canal du Midi is merely 3km away – find a boat tour or hire bikes and follow the tow paths along part of the country’s famous canal.

To explore further afield, take the train to Castelnaudary, Toulouse and Narbonne or venture by car to idyllic villages, market towns, Languedoc vineyards, Cathar castles and even the beaches of the Mediterranean – within an hour you could be wind-surfing at Gruissan-Plage or pottering around the charming resort and vast sandy beaches of Leucate, two seaside gems of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • There is air-conditioning throughout except in the TV room.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Coffee Machine All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Heating Parking Space

Villa Interiors (210m2)

Main Floor (via entrance steps)

-    Entrance hall and guest WC
-    Open-plan lounge with sofas and satellite TV and doors leading to south-facing terrace
-    Open-plan dining area and kitchen with central island, bar stools (x6) and dining table (10 guests). Kitchen fully-equipped including dishwasher, oven, induction hob, microwave, American fridge, toaster, espresso machine, coffee machine and kettle
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, single bed and bathroom with shower, two sinks and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (can be split into twins), single bed and bathroom with shower and sink
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (can be split into twins) and bathroom with shower and sink
Bedroom with king-size double bed (can be split into twins) and bathroom with shower and sink
-    Separate WC (near bedrooms)

Lower Level

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (can be split into twins), single bed and bathroom with shower and sink
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and bathroom with shower and sink
-    Separate WC
-    TV room with satellite TV, DVD player, board games and local guides/brochures. Doors lead to north-facing terrace with Carcassonne views
-    Laundry room with washing machine/dryer and second fridge

There are four WCs across the villa, as mentioned above

Outside Grounds (2500m2)

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool (4x10m) with safety gate. Open approximately early April to end-October
-    Poolside 6-person hot tub with vineyard views
-    Second 6-person hot tub with Carcassonne and vineyard views
-    North-facing al-fresco dining and lounge area with Carcassonne views
-    Covered south-facing al-fresco dining terrace overlooking pool
-    Barbecue-grill
-    Boules pitch
-    Garden
-    Children’s play area (swing and slide)
-    Table tennis
-    Vineyard (5000m2)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Reversible air-conditioning/heating (excluding TV room)
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    Boules
-    Table tennis
-    Hot tub
-    Games
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Chatelain
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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What a location – Villa Chatelain is just a short stroll from the La Cité de Carcassonne, Europe’s largest medieval walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage site!

It’s a beautiful setting, with views over the villa’s vineyard towards the historic ramparts on one side of the house and the pretty garden and neighbouring houses on the other. Step out of your entrance gate, walk up the country lane (no pavement) passing the vineyard on one side and within 500m you will find yourself standing beneath the mighty citadel walls.

Wander through one of the gates (some with step access) and potter around the warren of medieval lanes with pretty shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and museums. Visit the castle, tour the ramparts and look out for events, re-enactments and festivities, especially during the French school holidays. Visit early in the morning or late into the evening to avoid the many day-trippers who come to see one of France’s most popular tourist destinations.

Cross the Aude River via the Pont Vieux bridge (1.5km) and spend time exploring Carcassonne’s charming Bastide de Saint Louis with more restaurants and shops. The Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday morning market takes place at Place Carnot, also home to terrace cafes and a picturesque fountain. The Canal du Midi is just north of this quarter, around 3km from the villa, where it’s wonderful to cycle along the tow paths or take a boat ride along part of France’s famous canal.

Trains depart Gare de Carcassonne (3km) to the attractive town of Castelnaudary, a perfect place for lunch out by the Canal du Midi, perhaps enjoying le cassoulet, and onwards to the handsome city of Toulouse. In the other direction, it’s around a 30-minute train ride to beautiful Narbonne with its gothic cathedral and you can even continue towards Port La Nouvelle and the Mediterranean.

It’s also worth hiring a car to make the most of this glorious part of southern France. Venture to the Languedoc wineries and vineyards, visit idyllic villages such as Limoux, Lagrasse and Minerve and discover some of the fascinating Cathar castles from Lastours to Montségur.

You can also drive to the Mediterranean within an hour whether wishing to experience the beauty around Gruissan-Plage or soak up the ambience of Leucate, a resort especially loved for its wind-based watersports and vast sandy beaches. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Carcassonne Airport

(6.5km)

Nearest Airport 2 Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport

(102km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Carcassonne

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant In the Cité de Carcassonne

(700m)

Nearest Shop In the Cité de Carcassonne

(700m)

Nearest Supermarket Outskirts of Carcassonne

(3km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Carcassonne

(4km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Stroll up the picturesque country lanes and within around 500m you will be standing below the ramparts of Europe’s largest medieval citadel.

As you enter inside, discover a maze of medieval lanes filled with enticing shops, cafes and restaurants. Visit the magnificent castle and tour the rampart walls, also look out for historic re-enactments and other festivities during the French school holidays.

A little road train connects the citadel to the main part of Carcassonne, Bastide de Saint Louis, where you will eventually come across Le Canal du Midi, perfect for cycling and walking along the tow paths and boat trips along France’s most famous canal. Back to the banks of the River Aude, discover a couple of parks with small playgrounds.

Just beyond the city, around a 10-minute drive away, find summer activities at Lac de la Cavayère such as watersports, a tree-top activity centre and an inflatable waterpark – always check opening hours/dates in advance. Another child-friendly attraction near Carcassonne is Le Parc Australien, home to kangaroos, wallabies and more, whilst there is a go-karting centre near the airport.

Further afield, tour the fascinating caves at Gouffre Géant de Cabrespine – the most adventurous of guests can even have a go at the accrobranche-style trail (aged 12+) or try out canoeing along the underground river (aged 10+).

For gentler pursuits, look out for walking routes and horse-riding across the nearby countryside as well as canoeing and kayaking along the Aude in Eaurizon.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Bike Hire 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Private chef
- Bike hire
- Shopping

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes. Changed once for stays of over 7 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean if staying more than 14 nights. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately early April to end-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Flexible. Please note that it is not possible to arrive/depart on the 20th April/14th July/ 24th, 25th, 30th December or 1st January.
Minimum stay 7 nights. (6 nights in July and August 2024)
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is not featured in the TV room.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that changeover is not possible on the 30th and 31st December.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £6,888
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 28th 2024 £12,774
Aug 28th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £6,888
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 3rd 2024 £4,627
Nov 3rd 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £3,701
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 £4,627
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 £5,552
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £3,701
Apr 5th 2025 - May 1st 2025 £4,730
May 1st 2025 - May 12th 2025 £6,272
May 12th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 £5,758
May 23rd 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £7,197
Jul 1st 2025 - Jul 10th 2025 £10,281
Jul 10th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 £11,823
Jul 18th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £10,281
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £7,197
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 3rd 2025 £4,730
Nov 3rd 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 £3,701
Dec 19th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 £4,730

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €7,582
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 28th 2024 €14,060
Aug 28th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €7,582
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 3rd 2024 €5,093
Nov 3rd 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €4,074
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 €5,093
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 €6,111
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €4,074
Apr 5th 2025 - May 1st 2025 €5,206
May 1st 2025 - May 12th 2025 €6,903
May 12th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 €6,337
May 23rd 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €7,922
Jul 1st 2025 - Jul 10th 2025 €11,316
Jul 10th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 €13,014
Jul 18th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €11,316
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €7,922
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 3rd 2025 €5,206
Nov 3rd 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 €4,074
Dec 19th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 €5,206

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $8,148
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 28th 2024 $15,110
Aug 28th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $8,148
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 3rd 2024 $5,473
Nov 3rd 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $4,378
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 $5,473
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 $6,567
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $4,378
Apr 5th 2025 - May 1st 2025 $5,594
May 1st 2025 - May 12th 2025 $7,418
May 12th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 $6,810
May 23rd 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $8,513
Jul 1st 2025 - Jul 10th 2025 $12,161
Jul 10th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 $13,985
Jul 18th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $12,161
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $8,513
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 3rd 2025 $5,594
Nov 3rd 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 $4,378
Dec 19th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 $5,594

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Beautiful views

    on 06/09/2023

    Beautiful views, modern and clean property with all the mod cons and fully equipped kitchen. Fantastic heated pool with 2 jacuzzis with lovely terraces and garden within walking distance to the castle.

  • Amazing scenery and immaculate house

    Created on 31/08/2023

    Our Stay at Carcassonne was amazing. The house holds panoramic views covering the medieval city, vineyards & amazing scenery where you can sit back & enjoy from sunrise to sunset. The house itself is immaculate with ample space, facilities & all the amenities you could hope for. The location also means you are less than a 10 minute walk to the walled city which is full of shops & restaurants. The host is very welcoming providing some great recommendations & contacts within the local area which we used throughout our stay. Highly recommended.

  • The house itself is perfect

    on 13/08/2023

    This place is amazing. The pictures are accurate in that there is plenty of room inside and out. We were a party of 13 (6 children) and at no point did we feel crowded or on top of each other. The pool and hot tubs are brilliant and the rest of the garden big enough for ball games. And it's 10 minutes at the very most (summer dawdling) to get to the city itself, it's beautiful. But the house itself is perfect and had everything that we could need and more (badminton, table tennis, petanque, the pool, 2 seating areas with TVs, tables inside and out, barbeques, laundry facilities...). And the owner is an absolute gentleman. He knew that we would have children with us so set a couple of the bedrooms up accordingly with single/bunk beds and that it was one of the party's birthday and welcomed us with flowers for her. Would recommend 100%.

  • Wonderful family moments

    Created on 09/08/2023

    A big thank you for allowing us to spend wonderful family moments. The place is sublime, the hosts are very easily reachable and responsive. We will come back !

  • Top class accommodation, views, and host

    Created on 20/07/2023

    What a wonderful place in an excellent location, with fantastic views and top class accommodation. The host was excellent with great communication from our point of booking and when our flight was changed to Beziers Airport (100km from Carcassonne) the afternoon before travel, he stepped in and arranged a transfer back to Carcassonne and transport was waiting for us when we stepped out of the Airport. Our whole family had the most fantastic, relaxed holiday in a beautiful villa delivering everything it promised. Thank you.

  • We highly recommend

    Created on 25/06/2023

    We had an excellent family stay at Villa Chatelain, the house and the facilities are magnificent. We made the most of the swimming pool and jacuzzis and the garden. We were 5 adults and 6 children and everyone found their place. The children were delighted to find many toys and board games. The welcome from the host was very warm and he was responsive to all questions asked and very accommodating regarding departure and arrival times. The welcome booklet is very practical and full of good addresses. We highly recommend this accommodation.

  • What a fantastic house

    on 10/06/2023

    What a fantastic house, in a superb location, we had a wonderful week's holiday here. It is an easy walk into the citadel and a little further into the main town. The views are incredible on all sides, especially of the citadel of course but the surrounding countryside is also lovely. The house is spacious with a lovely garden, swimming pool and two jacuzzis. I would highly recommend this holiday rental.

  • Privileged location!

    on 29/04/2023

    Stayed for a week with friends to visit Carcassonne and the region. Enjoyed the large, well equipped house. Great view due to its privileged location at the foot of the city and on the vineyards.

  • Wonderful

    Created on 25/03/2023

    This place is wonderful. It’s a beautiful setting looking out over the countryside and with full panoramic view of the cite. The house itself is perfectly set up for a large family or group traveling together. And the host was super helpful and accommodating.

  • Gorgeous

    Created on 31/12/2022

    Villa very well equipped with taste and great amenities: the living room well suited for a group, opening onto a magnificent terrace overlooking the swimming pool well stocked with sun loungers, lots of indoor and outdoor games for all, the 6 bedrooms are very comfortable, tastefully decorated, the view of the City (accessible on foot in 10m) is splendid. A cordial welcome, great organizational rigor: thank you!

  • Absolutely amazing

    Created on 27/10/2022

    We were a party of 10 ladies and arrived at the beginning of October for a long weekend. The villa was absolutely amazing. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. The kitchen is particularly well equipped. the host was perfect, sending us lots of information prior to our arrival. We had lovely weather so we could take advantage of the outside space, pool, hot tub and sunbeds. We will definitely visit again.

  • Fantastic trip

    Created on 12/09/2022

    We’ve just returned from a fantastic trip in Carcassonne, and this villa was the perfect place to stay! The villa is beautifully presented, and equipped with everything you could need and more! We travelled with two small children and great care has been given to ensuring their safety and needs are catered for - including security gates on the pool and stairs. The pool is a great size and perfect for the whole family. The location is superb, only a short walk to the castle. The host is wonderful and very accommodating! I couldn’t recommend his place highly enough. We will certainly be back!

  • A true gem

    Created on 14/07/2022

    The house is a true marvel, new, large and spacious, well decorated, well equipped, unbeatable location, distributed over two perfectly habitable floors, everything out of 10! In addition to the fantastic properties of the house, the unconditional support for whatever we needed. He is very friendly and advised us very well on both domestic things and excursions in the area. We were a large group of 16 people and we were all very comfortable. There were beds for everyone. It is even better equipped for summer. I hope to return very soon.

  • Unforgettable stay

    on 18/05/2022

    I don't know whether to start by telling you about this incredible house or about our welcoming and warm host. The villa is entirely designed to make your stay unforgettable. The services are top of the range and everything is thought of to make your life easier. Every detail is thought of, from the layout of the house and its exteriors to the decoration, the household appliances, the heated swimming pool, the 2 jacuzzis, the pétanque court and so on. Several living spaces allow you to enjoy the sunshine throughout the day, ending with a magnificent sunset that will illuminate the city of Carcassonne. Thank you again for your welcome and your attention which made these moments with our friends unforgettable. We can't wait to come back and discover your second setting.

  • Just amazing!!!

    Created on 23/03/2022

    The house is magnificent, the view sublime, everything has been thought of so that your stay is spent in the greatest comfort. Absolutely all the equipment is of high quality (the bedding, the appliances, etc.) and the welcome is extremely warm! A huge thank you to the host and his wife for their kindness and availability. All our guests as well as ourselves will have excellent memories of our stay with you. We hope to be able to come back soon, on sunny days to enjoy the swimming pool :) I recommend this place 100%.

  • I will definitely come back!

    Created on 15/11/2021

    The proposed location is simply breathtaking with a breathtaking view! A successful surprise for my partner's birthday. The accommodation is new and modern, it is very practical with a bathroom in each room! The host is very responsive and very friendly! It is without hesitation that I will come back to take a bath in the jacuzzi facing the ramparts of Carcassonne! All the guests recommend this place without hesitation!

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