Near Carcassone. Private situation. 4-bedroom, 3 bathrooms, fully equipped.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - 1 Travel-cot 1 High-chair1 Travel-cot 1 High-chair
Max guests: 8
Came here to celebrate a special birthday and couldn't think of a better place to do it.
The villa is very spacious,there were five of us but could easily accomodate eight. Perfectly laid out mostly on one floor with a fantastic master bedroom with a balcony with gorgeous views across olive groves and vineyards upstairs. The kitchen has every possible bit of equipment you could wish for. The games room and table tennis made for great fun and the swimming pool is fantastic and looks very pretty when lit up in the darkness. Although we had a bit of rain you can still sit outside on the covered terrace which would also provide a nice bit of shade in the hot months. The lounge has three large comfy couches and a nice big tv that picks up british channels( if you can't do without strictly for a week) Also a library with lots of books and dvds as well as an Xbox .
The villa itself is within easy reach of Carcassone and the very pretty village of Minerve with its jaw dropping gorge as well as the beaches at Nabonne and Gruissan .When we went we practically had beach to ourselves although I'm sure a bit busier in summer.
Numerous resteraunts close by we particularly enjoyed La Peniche on the banks of the canal du midi in Homps. The canal is also great for a walk along its banks and watching the boats go by.
All in all a fantastic relaxing week in a wonderful villa would love to return again .
Hamish,Val ,Mairi, Euan and Grandad Malcolm
Lovely holiday villa
We had a lovely week mid-August at this wonderful property with its stunning views. The house was really spacious with the large picture windows giving us views to remember across the Aude valley. The same windows also meant that the rooms could heat up pretty quickly so the efficient air conditioning was really welcome. The kitchen and the house were well equipped and our children (11 and 8) loved the both the pools (table and swimming!). We found that there was often a fairly strong breeze (albeit warm) which meant that we could only make limited use of the outside table tennis table. We also made great use of the bikes at the house, cycling into the local village each morning to buy our boulangerie treats.
There was lots of information on local restaurants provided with the villa and comprehensive information on the house itself; both really helpful.
With two active boys, we did struggle slightly to find external activities to tire them out; we enjoyed the kayak along the Aude (recommended at the villa) and a day out in Carcassonne but otherwise, found many of the local villages were quiet in August as a result of local holidays.
In contrast, for the adults, the location of the villa (just outside Azille) made it an ideal place to relax, unwind and enjoy a very laid-back week.
Fantastic holiday home
We had a wonderful week in this beautiful property. The place is tastefully decorated and there is everything you need for a great holiday. We especially loved the pool, bikes, games room and the table tennis. The area around the property is beautiful with stunning views of vineyards and olive trees. The surrounding villages are quaint with a great range of restaurants with friendly, helpful staff. We loved every minute of our holiday and would highly recommend it.
Thank you for your positive comments. We are so pleased that you appreciated the area as much as we do!
Very clean and well equipped. Lovely pool and outstanding views
Spacious well equipped property with good facilities even if weather not great
Nice house, just a few hundred metres outside of the quiet village so you can walk / cycle to the local boulangerie/ shop/ bars/ cafes rather than drive which was good . Weather not great some days when we were there so was great to have the good games facilities including table tennis and pool table at the house in particular. We also made lots of use of the tennis court in the village ( a bargain at only Euro10 for the whole week and the staff at the Mairie in the village were very helpful) Excellent library of books, DVDs etc at the house and wifi was excellent
Didn't travel to far afield during our week but well worth a trip to Gruissan where we enjoyed some excellent cocktails down at beach and dinner at the harbour. Avoid Carcassonne in August if you don't like crowds.
A beautiful village, Azille is located in the heart of the Minervois wine growing region of the South of France. Situated in an elevated position, Kilima benefits from magnificent views overlooking vineyards, olive groves and extending as far as the Pyrenees. The village itself hosts a number of wine caves selling superb wines at very attractive prices and almost all offering complementary degustations! Many activities take place during the year including outdoor markets, flea markets, the annual Feria - a testament to the local Spanish influence, and a music festival in July. Azille is set close to the Canal du Midi, offering opportunities for waterside walks and bike rides, not to mention leisurely canal cruises for the aspiring sailor! A less crowded alternative to the coast, Lac Jouarres, set but a mile from the village, offers family fun throughout the summer. Opportunities to swim, wind-surf, sail, fish or merely laze on the beach area make this a much loved venue on sunny days!
Susie & Mike Lovett
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