Village house with private pool to let, Aude - RA006550

Embres-et-Castelmaure, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RA006550 Advertiser since: 20 August 2018
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Maison de la Fontaine Self Catering Saturday 4 10 3 2 cots for babies

About this property

Authentic Village House, Sleeps 10, Private Pool . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Sleeps 10, 4 bedroom house with separate courtyard and pool in the heart of a wine growing village in the Corbières, just 25 mins from the stunning Mediterranean coast. Maison de la Fontaine is ideally suited to family holidays or groups of friends. You will enjoy a peaceful holiday with all the comforts of home. There are 3 double bedrooms, 2 of which are en suite. Another bedroom has 2 single beds and bunk beds. There is an outdoor cooking area, complete with a bbq, pizza oven and a hob.The surrounding region is of historical value with its own micro climate, enjoying 300 days of sunshine annually, benefiting from long hot summers and the most amazing star filled sky. Vineyards and medieval castles characterise the landscape whilst the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are a short drive away. The village has an award winning Cave Cooperative so a visit is a must to sample some of the best local wine. The property is located in the village of Embres et Castelmaure, which is reputed for its wine. There is a daily bread delivery. Also, various local produce is sold (meat, locally grown organic fruit and vegetables and the most amazing peaches you’re likely to taste). For all other amenities, Durban is 7km away. Check in is after 16.00 and check out is no later than 10.00.

Notes on accommodation:
Maison de la Fontaine is spacious and cool in summer. The family friendly accommodation is all on one level, also suitable for elderly. There are just 5 steps to access the entrance. There is a separate secluded walled courtyard, which looks out onto the hills, ideal for sunbathing and cooling down in the pool. The property has been fully renovated to provide all comforts yet retaining many of its original features. The surrounding region is of historical value with its own micro climate, enjoying 300 days of sunshine annually, benefiting from long hot summers and the most amazing star filled sky. Vineyards, ancient monasteries and medieval castles characterise the landscape whilst the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are a short drive away. If you are seeking peace and tranquillity, whilst being on the doorstep to local markets, festivals, as well as unspoilt beaches, our house in Embres et Castelmaure will enchant you. A great base for exploring the area.

The pool, which is for your own personal use, can entertain children and adults alike. It is ideal for taking advantage of the sunny climate. Surrounded by a paved patio, in a walled courtyard, it is 6.40m x 3.00m with an all around depth of 1.30m and 3 steps for ease of access. It is equipped with sunloungers and comfortable seating to soak up the sun. You can enjoy the views of the vineyards and at night, it is the perfect spot to admire the amazing star filled sky. There is an outdoor kitchen area with a hob, pizza oven and a bbq - just perfect for al fresco wining and dining. The outdoor table and chairs seats 10 comfortably and overlooks the beautiful Corbieres hills.

Utility Room:
Washing machine in outdoor kitchen area. Also provided are an iron, an ironing board and outside drying line. Recycling is recommended and a container for recycling is available.

Cleaning / Towels / Linen:
Price includes all linen and bedding, towels. Please bring your own pool towels. The property is cleaned on change over day. If extra cleaning is required, we can organise this but it will be at an extra charge.



Kitchen and dining

Range cooker with 5 rings, including a wok ring, a plate heater and 2 ovens.

Living rooms

Relax in the courtyard.


Three bedrooms, 2 have a double bed and one has a super-king size bed


Two en suite bathrooms: one with a shower, one a wet room and one family bathroom. There is also a separate toilet.


Electric radiators.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool



Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecuries de Terrugasse
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route des 20



Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cave Cooperative Embres et Castelmaure

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Dominique McDonald

Bonjour et bienvenue à Maison de la Fontaine, my name is Dominique and together with my husband Peter I own this lovely home in the Languedoc. We first fell in love with the area when we met there over 37 years ago. Back then, we were young, picking grapes in the Corbières hills. We enjoy the delights each season brings in this magical part of the world. We have thoroughly enjoyed looking after our guests so far, meeting lovely families and making life long friends.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? We bought the property 12 years ago as the fulfilment of a dream to have a home in the South of France. We fell in love and married in Corbières and throughout the years, the area has lost none of its idyllic charm. The peace and quality of life, the beautiful climate and the stunning landscape were compelling attractions as was the proximity of the coast. The Aude is the ideal holiday location, it has everything from beautiful beaches to Cathar castles to explore, wine caves where you can sample the produce of this fascinating region. There is a superb variety of leisure facilities: walking and cycling paths on the doorstep, the sun drenched beaches 25 mins away offering all water sports, and for the more adventurous, paragliding, gorge walking and rock climbing.
Unique benefits of property Maison de la Fontaine is located at the heart of the village but it is still peaceful. We have made many friends over the years and love to be there to enjoy the easy way of life and the guaranteed sunshine. The village, although small, is vibrant in the summer with many social events such as the annual paella, evening walks, art exhibitions. The Cave Cooperative has an excellent reputation and wine tasting can be enjoyed every day. There is a Tapas bar in the evenings If you fancy a walk, you only need to step out of the house and you are in beautiful countryside with wonderful smells of wild rosemary, thyme and lavender. The beaches are a half hour drive away along very peaceful roads, no chance of getting stuck in a traffic jam! I love sitting with a glass of wine late at night admiring the amazing shooting stars.

The Owner Recommends

Gorge walking in the Gorges de Galamus

Many companies offer a half day package with all the equipment and a professional guide. Can be enjoyed by the whole family . An amazing way to discover these stunning gorges.