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Front of the house
4.5 of 5 stars
Very good
2 reviews
Front of the house
View from upstairs bedroom
Double bedroom 1
Double bedroom 2
upstairs bathroom
Downstairs twin room
En-suite annex twin
Living room
Cascastel Village (3)
Cascastel (1)
Cascastel village (2)
Local swimming site
Another local swimming site
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Built in 1929, Esclarmonde is a large family house in the picturesque village of Cascastel. Currently being renovated it will be ready for renting from 1 May 2012. Photo’s are being added as each room is completed. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms the house is ideal for families or groups. The ‘main room’ of the house is its spacious garden with large lime tree giving it both sunny and shady areas. Add in the well equipped kitchen and this is an ideal location for long lazy lunches.

The village nestles in amongst the vineyards and Corbières hills providing plenty of wonderful local walks, ample wine tasting opportunities and many local rivers for afternoon swims. Within an hours drive you can be exploring stunning historic mountain top Cathar Castles, visiting the World Heritage site of Carcassonne, haggling over seafood at the market in...
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About the owner, Becky P
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 103 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2012
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL211449 by: Holiday Lettings
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4.5 of 5 stars Very good - based on 2 reviews
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English first
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We had a very nice time in this very big house. We were 3 (two parents and a 4 year old), and we just used 2 of the 4 bedrooms available. It was lovely having such a big kitchen, and a lovely garden/terrace that always has some shade around the big table. The amenities are good, the instructions and support are excellent. All in all, I'd really recommend this place.

The only thing to take note of has nothing to do with the house; it *is* in rural France, so to go anywhere outside of the area (the highway, Narbonne, Perpignan, etc), calculate at least 45 minutes of bendy roads. That said, it's really worth it to get a good map and drive around. Especially the Cathar castle route has great views, and Chateau de Peyrepertuse is incredible.

hilly s
Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012 for a stay in August 2011
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We really loved our stay at Escarmonde. We went as a family 4 adults and one teenage boy
and found the house everything we could have hoped for.
Beautifully located in a charming and friendly set in the stunning foothills of the Pyenese, perfect for lake swimming, beaches,cycling, walking or just hanging out.
The house itself was very clean, spacious, cool in the heat of the day and beautifully warm in the evenings, it was very well equiped with a gorgous large kitchen.
We most enjoyed eating our meals ouside under the bird filled lime tree,we spent hours just sitting, eating and chatting.
The whole holiday had a timeless quality and we never wanted to leave this peaceful oasis......we will be back!

  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
Both the main house and the annex are non-smoking.
Heating - The house does have oil central heating and there is an additional charge this during the colder months.
Children - The house is suitable for children with a babies cot, high chair and children’s plates/cutlery etc. The garden is enclosed and therefore suitable for children to play in.
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Dates Min stay Per week
Sep 6, 2015 -
Nov 7, 2015
7 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Full payment and deposit details are as follows.

In addition to the weekly rental cost there is a returnable breakages deposit of £200
The rental cost includes electricity, wifi, UK freeview and French digital TV, cleaning, bed linen and towels. ***If booking is for more than one week**** Your bed linen and towels are changed each week.
Once you confirm your booking we will need to receive a non refundable deposit within 5 days. This is 20% of the total rental fee.
The remaining balance is due 1 month before your arrival date.
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How to get there
Airport: Carcassone: 46.6 mi
Railway: Narbonne: 24.9 mi
Both Carcassonne and Perpignan airports are nearby (1hr), slightly further are Toulouse, Beziers and Montpellier (1.5-2hrs) or fly to Spain; Girona (2hrs) or Barcelona (2.5hrs) and visit to the Savador Dali museum in Figueres on your drive north.
TGV trains stop at Narbonne and run direct from Paris or Lille.
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