Beautiful home to let private pool, Languedoc - RA003781

Saint-Martin-Lalande (7km from Castelnaudary), Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RA003781 Advertiser since: 11 August 2014
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Le Grand Verger Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 One cot

About this property

Villa in Enclosed Garden with Private Swimming Pool. This villa is in a village setting.

Set in a beautiful location 190 metres from the Canal du Midi, this 3 bedroom self-catering, home from home property with a secluded 8 metres x 4 metres private outdoor swimming pool, sits on 3,300 square metres of enclosed garden.

The house is on 2 levels with the primary living and bedroom areas on the first floor. In the 'sous-sol' on the ground floor is the utility room and garage areas.

Near to Carcassonne and close to Castelnaudary. Ideally located in the heart of the Cathar region near the medieval walled city of Carcassonne and close to the Cassoulet capital of Castelnaudary.



Kitchen and dining

Spacious well equipped modern kitchen with breakfast area for 4 people. Dishwasher, electric oven and 4 ringed induction hob, fridge, toaster, coffee-machine, microwave oven and kettle.

French television.

Living rooms

The living room has dual aspect with french windows opening onto a terrace at the front of the house and a large balcony with bbq, table and chairs for 6 people at the rear.

The dining area of the living room has a dining table which seats 6 people comfortably for occasional meals taken indoors.

There is also a comfortable seating area with 2 leather sofas for 5/6 people to sit and relax in the evenings.

English satellite television, dvd and video machines, stereo player are provided.


Three bedrooms:

One bedroom with king size bed-sleeps 2.

One bedroom with super king size bed-sleeps 2.

One bedroom with 2 single beds-sleeps 2.

All bedrooms have a wardrobe, chest of drawers and 2 bedside tables.

All bed linen is provided.


One bathroom with bath tub and hand held shower attachment, bidet, wash basin and bathroom cabinet.

Toilet is located separately.


Central heating.


Selection of board games available, dvd player, video machine, stereo system, wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Beautiful front garden with walled frontage and electric gate.

The rear garden area is divided into 3 areas. Close to the house is a lawned area with plenty of shade from numerous trees. In the central rear garden, you will find the 8 x 4 x 1.4m private swimming pool with 6 sunloungers and sunshelter, which is surrounded by a secure fence with a childproof gate; a separate bamboo roof pergola area with stone table and benches, lawn and vines. The Orchard with its peach, cherry, plum, quince, apple, pear, walnut, almond trees is located in the furthest garden area.

Numerous tables and chairs are placed around the garden which is fully protected with tall Cyprus hedge for privacy, security and wind protection.

Parking and garages

Space for private off-road parking and one garage.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

The utility room in the sous-sol houses:

A top loader washing machine, a front loader washing machine, a tumbledryer, a free standing refrigerator and utility sink.

There is a freezer in the garage.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, bream
Name of nearest fishing location: Canal du Midi


Name and address of nearest golf course: Carcassonne golf club
Distance: 40 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 20 km


Name of nearest resort: Mont d'Olme
Distance: 80 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Canal du Midi

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Alain Maurel, Ventenac-Cabardes 11610
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Catherine Best

When my husband and I retired from our respective careers in the UK and the youngsters had flown the nest, we decided that we wished to spend more time in a sunnier warm climate. We have three grown up children and one grandchild, so our visits to see them in the UK and vice versa are frequent.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Our house is located in an idyllic part of South West France. It is close to the famous Canal du Midi, sufficiently close to all major road, rail and air links, and is set in a semi-rural hamlet on the edge of a beautiful village and close to the towns of Castelnaudary and Carcassonne. The area is very close to the Mediterranean Sea, the Spanish and Andorra borders and the proximity to the Pyrenées is an absolute bonus for winter skiing and summer walks.
Unique benefits of property Our comfortable property provides a tranquil setting with a secluded private swimming pool and superb gardens, perfect for out door summer living.

The Owner Recommends

Cathar Trail and Historical Sites

Follow the historical medieval path of the Cathars and visit the numerous Castles such Carcassonne, Saissac, Foix etc. Climb to the top of Mont Seguer to visit the remains of the Cathar Castles. Visit the famous medieval town of Mirepoix, much loved by the British. Wine tasting in the region is a must, with Corbiere, Minervois and Fitou regions are on your doorstep. The nearby town of Castelnaudary is the capital city for the famous Cassoulet dish and other local specialities. The Mediterranean coast is only 80 kms away, so include trips to Narbonne and Bezier. If you don't wish to travel very far, walk or cycle down to the Canal du Midi and turn left along the canal tow path to the Lock Boutique/Café where you can enjoy breakfast, a snack lunch, coffee or a drink whilst watching the boats go through the lock.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 8.5
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 7.5
  • Facilities: 7.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 8.5
8.7 / 10 Jacque 20 June, 2016

Enjoyed our stay
Property as described in the advert
Lovely welcome pack on arrival very much appreciated
Hope to re visit in the future and would recommend to family and friends
Medieval town of cars scone worth a visit
Short walk up the canal du midi where a very nice gentleman makes an excellent coffee

Owner response

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Le Grand Verger. Thank you for your comments. We look forward to you staying at our property some time in the future.

8 / 10 Graeme Trigg 12 August, 2015

A great two week stay. The house has everything you could need. The pool is great and the garden is huge! The only slight improvement I could suggest would be to add a shower in the bathroom. The only shower is downstairs and accessible via the garage. But whilst that sounds odd it really wasn't a problem at all, so I'm being very picky! Bottom line: a great place to stay. Would definitely come back.

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