3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7
- english, french
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
pets not allowed
Saturday to saturday bookings during July and August.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The property was perfect for our holiday. The saltwater pool was so nice to come back to after a bike ride and touring around. Location was great. So close to so many places within a short distance. Unfortunately the flies and mosquitoes were bad this year so we weren't really able to enjoy any outdoor eating. Suzanne was very responsive to our needs. We all really appreciated that. In addition, she had easy to follow directions and instructions for the house, especially how to use the stove, oven and other appliances. Thank you for that. We have stayed in other locations where those were not available. Thanks for making your home available.
Family getaway in south france
Me, my wife and 4 kids decided to holiday in France this year as flying somewhere works out so expensive, so we decided to give France a chance. We had a long drive from Calais, but stayed over in la souterraine on the way which is around 6 hours from Calais and then a further 4 hours from azzilanet. The directions given by Suzanne were spot on and we found it with no problems at all. The villa was exactly as described. Azzilanet is a very quiet sleepy village, where not much happens, so if your looking for nightlife and busy bars, then this isnt the place for you. The pool was great with a shallow and deep end, the only disappointment was that you lose the sun around 6pm because of the trees overlooking the property. There are lots of flies, wasps and mosquitos when we were there, which was very annoying and stopped us sitting outside in the evening time. The villa itself is very hot with no air con, which was very uncomfortable in the evening and night times. There were fans in the villa that helped cool you down, but it was still unbearable at times with temp at night around the mid to late 20s. The villa has everything you need for it to be a home from home, the communication from Suzanne was excellent and she always answered promptly and nothing was ever a problem. The villa on the surface was clean, however there were quiet a few cobwebs in the living areas and hallways, which hadn't just occurred. The light in the downstairs hallway had a bulb missing, but wasnt that inconvenient as we left the light on in the downstairs bathroom. Oliver who cleans the pool was great and was on hand to help and assist with any issues with the pool. This is a semi detached property, but we hardly saw the neighbours in the 2 weeks we were there. The sun beds need to be upgraded and they are broken and tired looking.There is lots to do around the area, I would recommend... Minerve,olnazac market. Have a bite to eat in the evening beside the canal in trebes. Carcasomme castle is a reasonable priced day out as well as walking around the city. Australian park is a great day out for the kids. Narbonne plage is a great beach and a more tourist area. Narbonne city is also good to walk around with plenty of shops. We found France very expensive for food shopping and to eat out if you have a family of kids. The villa is a great base and a peaceful environment and we really enjoyed our stay in France and will defo be coming back.
Thanks Jason. Glad you all enjoyed the house and had a good time. In response to some of your comments - I agree with you with on the sun loungers and am going to replace them after the season this year. The insects I can't do anything about and do warn people beforehand to use protection - it's rural France and there are a lot of insects about! There have also been a couple of very big heatwaves this summer. Finally, regarding the heat - this is the first time I've had such a strong comment about it. Whilst the house doesn't have air con, fans are provided for each room. Also, with the old stone construction and by closing the shutters through the day (the French method) the house can be kept cool. As you said in our recent correspondence, you weren't doing this. Thanks once again for your stay and I look forward to welcoming you all back. Kind regards, Suzanne
This is a lovely house and pool in a gorgeous part of France.
This is a pleasant house with pool to cool off when the weather is hot. If you want a quiet rural french experience with good wine to buy, places of interest and coast nearby, then you should definitely consider staying here. The owner Suzanne was always quick to respond to questions and recommended places to visit.
Stayed for 2 weeks at the end of July, family of four. Can only reiterate previous reviews, fabulous house and swimming pool, set in a lovely quiet village. The house was very well equipped and very well situated for visiting further afield. Would recommend Carcassonne, Narbonne, the beaches at La Franqui and Leucate, and Olonzac market was fab. The village of Olargues and Minerve were beautiful. We also hired bikes from Melo Velos in Paraza. It was always great to return to the house to cool off in the pool, have a barbecue and enjoy a glass or two of rose, under the shade of the lovely old fig tree.
We had a very relaxing holiday and all communication with Suzanne was informative, prompt and extremely helpful.
What a super place! Lying under the fig tree in the sun, it couldn’t be more idyllic. A great house, lovely pool, all comfortably furnished with everything you need, and a great location in a sleepy village (with fantastic restaurant just a few minutes walk) yet on the doorstep of Carcassonne and lots of places to explore. We loved it!
Lovely property in a peaceful location
Stayed for 7 nights in June. The traditional stone house was nice & cool in the hot weather. Property is well equiped with modern interior. Azillanet is a beautiful village with amenities including 2 restaurants. Peaceful, quiet environment which made for a restful holiday. We all enjoyed the pool & lovely garden. Larger village of Olonzav is nearby. This has a supermarket, boulangaries & a number of restaurants. There is a fantastic market on Tuesdays. The historic, beautiful village of Minerve is also only 10 mins drive.
Azillanet is a charming unspoilt village with cobbled streets and original wash-houses. It has an excellent organic boulangerie, that also has a cafe that sells organic beers and wines. There are two wine 'caves', and also two restaurants (one a summer Auberge). Local vans deliver fresh bread daily, plus meat and poultry, as well as a Pizza van on Thursdays. There's a children's play area 2 mins from the house. The village is situated in the foothills of the Montagne Noir, ideally placed between plain & mountains, with walking, hiking, cycling to suit all. We enjoy gentle bike-riding through the wine villages, passing between vineyards and olive groves... But if you fancy something more strenuous...The spectacular Cathar village of Minerve ('Un des Plus Beaux Villages de France'), straddling its 2 river gorges, is 4kms away - & many other attractive villages nearby. Olonzac is 3.5 km away with supermarkets & all facilities, as well as a great weekly market. The Canal du Midi is 10mins away. Lake & river swimming also 10 mins away.
Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking