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“Comfortable country house with wonderful views”
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Very good
9 reviews
View from bedroom, poppy field in the distance
lounge panoramic views from both windows
Newly created luxurious bathroom with bath and extra large shower
Brand new classic syle bathroom 2
Newly refurbished kitchen, fully equipped
Kitchen
Lounge at night
Bedroom 3
bedroom 1
bedroom 2
Edge of the village of Preixan
View from gates, property totally private
Enclosed courtyard and  parking spaces.
Medieval La Citie at night
Medieval 'La Cite'
Franqui Beach 1 hr away
View from terrace village parking in foreground
Narbonne plage within 1 hour
Carcassonne market on every Saturday morning
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie

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Very good - based on 9 reviews
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Astible3O...
Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Comfortable country house with wonderful views”
Reviewed October 11, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We really enjoyed our stay in this charming house. The view of the mountains from the courtyard terrace is quite amazing. The kitchen was well equipped, both showers worked well and the house is adequately furnished. The owners responded quickly to questions and our deposit was returned on time. We would recommend using a small car as access to the house is via narrow village lanes.

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Liked best: Views from the terrace and every window.
Liked least: Great care must be taken when bringing car in and out of courtyard.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Lemonbeag...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Average, but with great potential”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Rural setting, the views were beautiful. It was very easy to follow Mairead's directions from the airport. The house sat on a substantial plot. It was however, we thought, underdeveloped. Of the rooms that were decorated the large bathroom was stunning, but we could not get the shower in the second bathroom to run warm. The bedrooms were nice but the livingroom needs new furniture. The style was very French country living, which was nice. The outside space really made it for us, it was stunning. The village, Preixan, did not offer much at all, but you are ideally placed to drive into Carcassonne in 5 minutes.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Steve C
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“An authentic French rural house in peaceful rural setting close to all amenities”
Reviewed August 20, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The house is set in a quiet hilltop village with beautiful views of nearby vineyards and distant hills but only 10 minutes drive to Carcasonne with shops and restaurants and the beautifully preserved Cité. Central for Toulouse, Narbonne, Albi, The Pyrenees etc etc. An ideal place to stay for those who want to discover and for those who like to rest beside the pool.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it describes the area so well.
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aclaremit...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Charming base for exploring the Carcassonne area”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This comfortable and unpretentious house with idiosyncratic charm was a perfect base for our family to explore Carcassonne and other beautiful and fascinating corners of the Languedoc. Also we walked every day from the house through vineyards and along hilltop tracks. A spacious house in a quiet 'circulade' hilltop village, with narrow streets and a medieval church at its centre. We breakfasted on the terrace, basked in sunshine, looking out over rolling vineyards and the road down below, to distant hazy hills. The pool is small with sparkling blue water, particularly good in the morning with the sun on it, but shady later on. The small supermarket 3 minutes walk away had all the basic requirements plus local cheese and meats, fresh fruit and veg, and fresh bread and pastries. The restaurant served good food and the people are all extremely friendly and helpful. The owners could not have been more helpful at the booking stage and the pre-holiday info was perfect. We had a wonderful week there.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2014
Thank you for your most detailed response and description of the house and area, delighted you so enjoyed your stay
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taffglasg...
glasgow
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“house rental near Carcassonne”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Spacious house with views & pool located in a village with excellent restaurant & bar also small but well stocked supermarket . Within 15 mins drive to Carcassonne , secure parking in house grounds. Owner is helpful and local British man for any problems .
Neighbours were friendly , spoke English and offered advice.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2014
Thank you for your review, so glad you enjoyed your stay
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PedieQ
amsterdam
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant house, good location, communications could be better.”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Reservations were made easily and congenially. When we needed to know where to find the key, the owners remained silent (to this day, perhaps they have had a mishap). Luckily we were able to track down the caretaker within the village who told us the basics. House was not ready for our arrival, but clean and sufficient facilities for 2 couples. Location on northeast side of Pleixan means only morning sun, which was fine for our itinerary focussed upon touring the surrounding region.

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Liked best: Gated property in small village provides parking and privacy, and a French atmosphere
Liked least: The time and stress spent tracking down the housekeys and having no one show us the available faciltites
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jan 14, 2014
I am very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced but the details regarding access to the property where sent to you via the booking form. My contact details where also on the form, again apologies for your experience. Unfortunately I did not receive a call or mail from you at the time or since. Thankfully this has not happened before. Best wishes
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Donn111
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stunning large property-perfect for chilled out getaway.”
Reviewed June 11, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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people found this review helpful

This house was absolutely perfect for a chilled out break in the south of France. The town of Preixan was small but had all you needed and Carcassonne was only a short drive away. There was plenty to do in the area with lots of Winerys for wine-tasting, a beautiful medieval city in Carcassonne perfectly maintained and the Mediterranean coast was only 50kms away. The shops in Preixan are only a 2 minute walk away and open at very specific times, but the owner was very helpful in letting us know when to go and when not to. There were buses into Carcassonne but a car is advised as there is a lot to explore in the area and it was a lot more convenient for going to the beach. The owner and staff looking after the property were very helpful with local attractions and advise on what's going on in the area.
However good the local attractions are, the house is really enough by itself, the pool is completely private surrounded by bushes and walls and the terrace has stunning views from morning to night for eating out on. The house is beautifully authentic and a lot bigger than the photos online, it had everything we needed, the bedrooms were very comfortable with awesome views all round.
We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and would go back again in a heartbeat. 10/10

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Liked best: Private garden and pool with the amazing views of the countryside
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 24, 2014
I am so glad you enjoyed your time in the house and Carcassonne, hope to see you again.

Good luck

Mairead and Noel
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