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Villa FR5442

Property number 407797
11 bedroom villa listed by COSMIC VILLAS LTDcontact agent
Sleeps 20 · 11 bedrooms · 8 bathrooms
COSMIC VILLAS LTD

This stunning property boasts 600 acres of private land, a special setting nearby to the amazing city of Carcassonne.

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Children welcome
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Private pool
This villa has its own pool
Villa overview

An exquisite holiday home surrounded by natural beauty, this glorious property boasts a swimming pool with unspoilt views.
The poolside kitchen is ideal for spending lazy days by the barbecue, or explore the gardens and the tranquil spots it has on offer.
Evenings can be enjoyed on the terrace as you enjoy some of the regional delights on offer here.
Hikers will love exploring the walking trails of this huge estate.

The inside of this property is full of antique furnishings and old paintings, whilst modern features such as a home cinema are found in the fantastic lounge.
Candle lit dinners can be enjoyed in the characterful dining room, with food prepared in the superb kitchen.
The main house is home to eight bedrooms and a number of bathrooms, ranging in size from grand master bedrooms to pretty twins.

A UNESCO world heritage site is just 15km away, in the grand Cite de Carcassonne, where you can explore the history it has to offer.
There are many idyllic village to discover in the Languedoc region, whilst active guests will love trying the cycling, horse riding and wine tasting of this region.

Main House Interiors (1100m2) - eight bedrooms

Ground Floor (split-level)

-    Entrance hall
-    Living room with fireplace and TV
-    Kitchen, fully equipped including dishwasher, high-end cooker and barbecue, TV and table for up to 24 guests (with extension)
-    Back kitchen with dishwasher, second cooker, fridge, washer and tumble dryer
-    2 x WCs

Upper Floors (via three sets of staircases, various wings)

-    Living room/cinema room with fireplace and surround system
-    Master bedroom with emperor-size double bed, living area and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, bath, double sinks and WC. Door from bathroom leads outside (close to swimming pool)
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed and private bathroom (across hallway) with bath and WC. Sloping ceiling and courtyard view
-    Bedroom with twin beds and juliet style window/balcony
-    Bathroom with bath and WC (shared between the twin bedrooms)
-    Bedroom with twin beds with sloping ceilings and small window (this bedroom is on the top floor, accessed via stairs near the other twin bedroom)
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath/shower and WC. Leads to turret with table and chairs
-    Bedroom with four-poster double bed, sofa and en suite bathroom with bath/shower and WC

Separate Cottage Interiors (accessible to guests with limited mobility) - two bedrooms

-    Living room with sofas and TV
-    Kitchen-diner, fully equipped
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bathroom with bath and WC
-    Courtyard with outside dining area

Stand-alone Bedroom (just outside the cottage, uses cottage bathroom) - one bedroom

-    Bedroom with twin beds

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (7x15m, depth: 1.2-2.5m) with two safety alarms. Open approximately April to October
-    Sun-loungers (x18) and deck-chairs
-    Pool house with BBQ, al-fresco dining area and surround system
-    Terrace with al-fresco dining area (for up to 22)
-    Second BBQ
-    Courtyard
-    Outside games
-    Garden (10 acres)
-    Private land (630 acres) with streams, lake, woodland, hills, two grazing horses
-    Outbuildings
-    Caretakers' lodge
-    Private parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi (via satellite) in main house, cottage and pool house
-    Heating
-    3 x working fireplaces
-    Fans (bedrooms)
-    TVs (with International channels)
-    Cinema room with DVD/CD player and surround system
-    PS4 in cinema room
-    Hi-Fi
-    Surround system (pool house)
-    Board games
-    Books and DVDs
-    Outside games
-    Table tennis
-    Hairdryers (in bathrooms)
-    Washing machine and dryer

Surrounded by over 600 acres of private land, Domaine Des Arômes is a rural paradise in the dreamy Languedoc countryside, yet only 15km from the fine historic city of Carcassonne.

There is already so much to see in the stunning grounds, whether exploring the pine-filled forests, discovering the small lake and streams or walking across the garrigue-covered hills. Come across wild lavender and thyme, olive trees, vines and glorious meadows. Discover the abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna (this is a protected conservation zone) and spot rare birds. Take an evening picnic up to the top of a hill and watch the sun set.  

Keen hikers can also follow some wonderful trails in the surrounding area whilst cyclists can ride various routes and discover the breath-taking scenery (bike hire, including electric and mountain bikes, can be arranged with plenty of advance notice). There is also an equestrian centre in one of the local villages, offering treks for all abilities which the owners can help book for you (this area is known for horses grazing on the pastures - there are even two rescued horses within the domaine).

The nearest villages are around a 10 to 15-minute drive away where you will find small grocery stores, a boulangerie for morning bread and pastries as well as a couple of restaurants. Larger supermarkets can be found towards Trèbes and Carcassonne. In the great city of Carcassonne itself you will find a range of amazing restaurants, some featuring Michelin stars, as well as wonderful markets selling fruit, vegetables, local meats, cheeses and all sorts of regional delights.

The medieval Cité de Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage site and attracts visitors from all over the world. Walk along the citadel’s 3km long walls, explore the narrow lanes filled with little shops, bars and restaurants and visit its museums. In July look out for the Festival de Carcassonne as well as the Bastille Day fireworks, some of the best in France.

There are also many idyllic villages across the Languedoc. Visit the beautiful abbey in Lagrasse, also a great spot for summer riving swimming in L’Orbieu (or head up to nearby Ribaute where you can cool off by the little waterfalls).  

The Minervois region offers spectacular landscapes, wild gorges and pretty villages such as Aigne with its wine-tasting caves and Minerve, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with a fascinating Cathar history. There are of course many Cathar fortresses across this part of France including the famous Château de Quéribus and Château de Montségur.

Limoux is home to some excellent restaurants, has a lovely weekly market on a Monday morning and hosts some great wine-festivals in the summer. Toulouse, the ‘rose-city’ is another fantastic day out with its historic sights and brilliant shops.

Beach-lovers can be by the sea in an hour with the likes of Gruissan Plage just outside of Narbonne and the coastline around the Parc Naturel Régional de la Narbonnaise easily reached. Leucate Plage is an especially picturesque spot with an excellent beachside bistro serving freshly caught seafood and other delights. 

Closer to home, other activities nearby include an 18-hole golf course in beautiful surroundings, tennis courts in Carcassonne as well as go-karting, a tree-top activity centre, an aquapark at a local lake as well as kayaking and canoeing on nearby rivers. If staying in the winter then Les Monts d'Olmes offers skiing on the edge of the Pyrenees, just under two hours by car. 

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Rooms and beds
Bedroom 1
1 king size bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Bedroom 7
1 king size bed
Bedroom 8
1 double bed
Bedroom 9
1 double bed
Bedroom 10
2 single beds
Bedroom 11
2 single beds
Facilities
8 bathrooms
WiFi
Table tennis
Private pool
Balcony / terrace
Private garden
TV
Open fire
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Location
Car hire
Essential - Shops, bars and restaurants are not within walking distance
Nearby places
Nearest supermarket 8km
Nearest bar 4km
Nearest Restaurant 4km
Carcassonne Airport 21km
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Access
Check in: 16:00 - 0:00
Check out: 10:00
Suitability
Children welcome
No smoking
No parties or events
No pets
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Listed by COSMIC VILLAS LTD
Agent from United Kingdom · Joined in 2022
COSMIC VILLAS LTD
Cosmic Villas provide you a ‘book with confidence guarantee’ each time you book a villa with us. Established since 2004, we pride ourselves on our customer service excellence. Protect your booking every time as we accept all major credit cards for extra reassurance. You must book the villa through Cosmic Villas Ltd and pay on our booking fee on our secure checkout page. Since 2004 our clients have continued to return to us year after year. They know we represent quality customer service and satisfaction guaranteed. The villas we advertise and promote are known to us. We know the area and we understand everything you need to be confident when either listing your property with us, or indeed making a booking for your holiday. All of our villas are carefully selected, we place a high level of due diligence when signing up new properties and even visit the villas ourselves so we can provide a first-hand account of the property, its facilities and the surrounding area. We have maintained our premium reputation by consistently offering a comprehensive, reliable, and first-class service and follow a strict code of practice in our operations. Are you looking for something a bit special for your next holiday? Then you have come to the right place!
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