Villa FR5443

Property number 407914
14 bedroom villa listed by COSMIC VILLAS LTDcontact agent
Sleeps 20 · 14 bedrooms · 8 bathrooms

This majestic 13th century chateau is located in four hectares of beautiful parkland, a delightful fairy tale castle.

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

Both the old and young will enjoy staying in the enchanting region of Languedoc.

The surrounding grounds have been a labour of love for the current owners, creating a grand and welcoming home.
Immense character can be seen in each of the ten bedrooms, with beautiful artwork and furnishings found throughout.
In the cooler months the grand reception room offers a beautiful dining space, whilst in the summer months you can benefit from the summer salon.

Children will love the table tennis, board games and table football all on offer here, whilst guests will benefit from the modern amenities such as the modern appliances and WiFi.

A small 18th century cottage can be found in the grounds, with four further bedrooms, giving guests a little more independence.

The vast parkland and forest are the ideal spot for a wedding, among the stunning backdrop of the swimming pool and ancient trees.
Hikers will love exploring the rolling hills and sunflower valleys of this wonderful area.

Just five minutes drive away is the local village, where you will find all the amenities you might need.
Mirepoix is a little further away, ideal for exploring the history of this region.

  1. Château Des Cathares and Cottage (29 guests)
  2. Château Des Cathares Only (21 guests)

Interior of Château (up to 20 guests)

Ground Floor (accessed via steps up from the outside)

  • Entrance Hall (26m2)
  • Guest WC
  • Dining room (44m2) with fireplace
  • Summer living room (34m2) with doors opening up to terrace and steps to gardens
  • Kitchen (23m2), well-equipped
  • Double bedroom (35m2) with en-suite shower room and separate WC
  • Twin bedroom (24m2) which leads to a double bedroom (15m2, circular). Bathroom with bath and WC
  • Twin bedroom (21m2)
  • Twin bedroom (16m2)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower and WC (shared between the above two twin bedrooms)

First Floor

  • Upstairs dining room (24m2) with fireplace
  • Billiard room (45m2) with fireplace
  • Knights’ Hall / library (86m2, suitable for events)
  • Separate WC
  • Double bedroom (25m2)
  • Double bedroom (45m2 including raised platform) with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Bedroom with single and queen-size bed (27m2) with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Double bedroom (28m2) with en-suite shower room and WC. Bedroom leads to an additional double bedroom (15m2, circular)x000D

4 folding single beds and 2 cots can be made available on request

Interior of Cottage (up to 8 further guests)

Ground Floor

  • Entrance Hall
  • Dining room (14m2)
  • Living room (15m2) with fire-place and doors leading outside to front garden area
  • Kitchen (11m2), well-equipped with breakfast table
  • Double bedroom (14m2) with en-suite shower room (7m2)
  • Separate WC

First Floor

  • Bathroom with bath and washbasin
  • Separate WC
  • Twin bedroom (16m2)
  • 2 x Twin bedroom (14m2)x000D

1 cot available for guests use

Outside Grounds

  • Swimming pool (10mx6m) with safety alarm. Open May to early October
  • BBQ
  • North and South terraces (château)
  • Gardens, forest and parkland (4 hectares around château)
  • Various garden furnishing


  • Wi-Fi
  • French billiards (château)
  • Library (château)
  • Table-tennis (château)
  • Table football (château)
  • Children’s games, toys
  • Children’s books and DVDs
  • Children’s bikes
  • Access to a washing machine

Château Des Cathares and the cottage are set in a spectacular location of four hectares of gardens, parkland and a private forest. In the nearby village (7km) you will find a bakery for your morning croissants and bread, a butchers, a small grocery shop with bar and a garage with a café.  It’s just a little further to larger supermarkets such as those in Mirepoix (16km) or Pamiers (24km).

This area is a paradise for hikers with the rolling hills and valleys. There is tennis in the local village as well as horse-riding and fishing nearby and golf lovers can head to Golf de Carcassonne within 45 minutes.  If you are a food lover then you may appreciate the foie gras producer in the farm just across from the château and don’t miss the highly recommended Monday morning market in nearby Mirepoix (16km), a delightful town known for its beautiful market square and ancient timer-framed houses.

Discover the Romanesque ruins and 13th century castles dotted around the landscapes; within a short drive you can be in the heart of the Cathar country. Visit the ruins of the famous Château de Montségur (45km), one of the last strongholds of the Cathars and there’s a museum in the village nearby.

Head north to Castelnaudary (27km), the birthplace of the Cathars, and be sure to try some local cassoulet as well as taking a boat trip around the grand bassin of the Canal du Midi. The cycle route along the Canal du Midi may also appeal as it’s suitable for all abilities and ages, making a perfect day out for the whole family with a picnic stop along the way.

It goes without saying that the fortified city of Carcassonne (48km) is a must see, there are guided tours and medieval shows throughout the summer to entertain all visitors. One of the largest local markets is in Carcassonne, held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at Place Carnot in the town centre.  

Other day trips should include delightful Limoux (45km), on the Aude River, always bustling with activity, especially in the summer. The market on a Friday morning is simply wonderful when shopping for local, fresh produce or simply find a picturesque café in one of the pretty squares for coffee and pastries.  You are also not too far from Toulouse (70km), known as ‘La Ville Rose’ (the pink city), a vibrant place full of history and culture with many cafes, restaurants, museums and shops as well as the City of Space, a must for all the family.

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Rooms and beds
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
Bedroom 6
1 king size bed
Bedroom 7
1 single bed and 1 double bed
Bedroom 8
1 double bed
Bedroom 9
1 double bed
Bedroom 10
1 double bed
Bedroom 11
2 single beds
Bedroom 12
2 single beds
Bedroom 13
2 single beds
Bedroom 14
1 double bed
8 bathrooms
Table tennis
Snooker / pool table
Private pool
Balcony / terrace
Private garden
Open fire
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Nearby places
Nearest beach 40km
Nearest supermarket 7km
Nearest bar 1km
Nearest Restaurant 7km
Carcassonne Airport 45km
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Useful information
Check in: 16:00 - 00:00
Check out: 10:00
Children welcome
No smoking
No parties or events
No pets
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