Maison Cypres

carcassonne, southwest france
4 bedroom - 3 bath
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€364 - €422 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This 4-bedroom house, part of a boutique family resort 15 minutes west of Carcassonne, features a shared pool, stunning views of the Pyrenees and plenty of space to play. With high ceilings and plenty of natural light, spacious and easy living family spaces, it is a great house for a relaxing family stay. Extra perks include a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, 5 ring gas range, washing machine, microwave and large fridge-freezer. The dining area has a dining table which seats 8, and the comfortable lounge area has a wood-burning stove, TV and DVD player. The house has 2 sun terraces to enjoy, one at the front and the other at the rear of the property. Enjoy breakfast on the sunny terrace with views of the medieval village of Montréal, or aperitifs with garden and countryside views. The whole environment is safe and stimulating for the kids who can choose from multiple shared play areas as well as the stunning pool complete with inflatable toys. Extras can be pre-arranged including bike hire, wine tasting, massage/beauty treatments in the treatment room and authentic French catering with meals delivered to your door.

Why Kids Love it

The house and grounds offer as much for children as it does their parents. There is a large swimming pool with inflatable toys, and within the safe swimming pool enclosure is a cute shady wooden cabin with toys where children can play in the heat of the day. There is also is a children’s play area with slide and swings, wooden pirate ship, log cabin, a 14-foot trampoline as well a boules area. The estate also features an underground vaulted games room, with a year-round cool ambient temperature, where families can enjoy table football, table tennis and other games. The communal lawned area has badminton and football and the shared 1000-sqft shady barn enclosed on 3 sides is equipped with ride-ons, toys and a beautiful chill out area. Complimentary cribs, bed guards, stair gates, high chairs, strollers, booster seats, changing mats, toys, books and much more can be provided on request. Family meals are easy - the large, fully equipped kitchen opens onto the dining room, and there are dining spaces inside and out. Trusted babysitting can be arranged and a supervised kids club (small charge) runs twice weekly during July and August.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights Saturday to Saturday, with some flexibility in low season (including alternative arrival and departure days) by prior arrangement. Note that the grounds and children’s play areas are all shared. The pool is set away from the property and is fenced with a childproof gate; it also has an electronically operated hard security cover which is closed at night for extra safety. Stairs inside the house are not gated but do all have rails (stair gates can be provided); younger kids may need supervision in the log cabin which has a small ladder to a bunk bed and the trampoline is fitted with a safety net so that even toddlers can enjoy it too. Linen, towels (including pool towels) and end of stay cleaning is included. For 2 week stays, mid-stay cleaning is also included. Check-in Saturday after 4pm and check-out Saturday by 10am. Other attractions include Mediterranean beaches an hour away and the Pyrenees mountains with ancient castles and abbeys.

About the Location

The property is on a boutique, family-focused estate approximately 20 minutes west of Carcassonne. Carcassonne airport is a 15-minute drive away; car rental is essential in this location. The nearby village of Montreal with all amenities is 5 minutes by car. Activities in the surrounding area include horse riding, biking, kayaking, golf, tree park, waterskiing, markets, wild lake swimming and much more. The area is steeped in history: a 20-minute drive takes you to Carcassonne and its UNESCO-listed 11th Century medieval castle (La Cité) where Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was filmed. Carcassonne has an abundance of street cafés and restaurants and a fantastic weekly market. There are many picturesque towns and villages nearby, such as Montolieu, Mirepoix and Limoux and a 20-minute drive takes you to the Black Mountains, great for mountain biking, hiking, picnicking and walking in the forest.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house is set over 2 floors. The ground floor has a large fully equipped kitchen opening to the dining room, which has a dining table seating 8. There is a door leading to the rear terrace and a large lounge with TV, DVD player and wood-burning stove. From here there are french windows to the front terrace and gardens beyond. Upstairs there are 2 master bedrooms each with kingsize bed and ensuite wet room with shower. One bedroom with 2 twin beds, a bedroom with bunkbeds and a family bathroom with sunken bath. The rear terrace is furnished with a gas BBQ and large dining table with seating for 8 under an all-weather pergola. There are also lounge chairs and sun loungers where you can enjoy a stunning view of the medieval village Montreal which is lit up at night. The front south-facing terrace has a covered lounging area, perfect for reading or taking an aperitif.

Style Notes

Sunny, light and colorful. This beautifully renovated French property features a bespoke design concrete staircase, a stainless steel kitchen with concrete work surfaces as well as other industrial chic touches such as a zinc-topped dining table. It’s a fun and family-friendly place to stay, with great provision for the kids and interior design to admire. We love the colorful shaggy rag rugs, the spacious living spaces and the stunning 360 degree views from every window.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 8
2 king
1 bunk bed
2 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
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Rebecca S.
Member since March 13, 2015

Carcassonne, Southwest France

Castles, cobblestones and canals

This fairytale town in southern France is like a medieval pageant come to life, all drawbridges, cobblestones and Disney-esque turrets. Spaghetti-thin streets wind past basilicas covered in gargoyles and ramparts rolling out panoramic views. Watch falconry shows and knights on horseback or splash about at Carcassonne Plage, just outside the city.