Maison Olive

carcassonne, southwest france
2 bedroom - 2 bath
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€250 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

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    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This 2-bedroom house, part of a boutique family resort 15 minutes west of Carcassonne, includes a shared pool, views of the Pyrenees and plenty of space to play. Sleeping up to 4, it is ideal for a small family, and benefits from a range of great play spaces in the resort, including a pool and play barn. Sun loungers and parasols surround the swimming pool and balmy summer days can be spent soaking in the stunning view of the French countryside and mountains beyond. Extras can be pre-arranged including bike hire, wine tasting, massage and beauty in the treatment room, and catering with meals delivered to your door. Trusted babysitting can also be arranged and a supervised kids club (small charge) runs twice weekly during July and August. The whole estate is set up for families, with a total of 4 properties, so it’s easy for the kids to make friends.

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 there 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, huge wooden pirate ship, log cabin and 14-foot trampoline as well as 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.

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. The trampoline is fitted with a safety net so that even toddlers can enjoy it and the kids play area is visible from the house. Linen, towels (including pool towels) and end of stay cleaning is included. Check-in Saturday after 4pm and check-out Saturday by 10am.

About the Location

The property is on a boutique, family-focused estate approximately 20 minutes west of Carcassonne set amongst vineyards in the Aude countryside. 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 swimming and much more. A 20-minute drive takes you to Carcassonne and its UNESCO-listed 11th Century medieval castle (La Cité), 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. Other attractions include Mediterranean beaches an hour away and the Pyrenees mountains where you can visit ancient hilltop castles and abbeys.

Accommodation Details

This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is set over 2 floors. The ground floor has a kitchen and dining area opening to a large private terrace and a cozy lounge with wood-burning stove. Upstairs, the master bedroom has french windows and wrought iron balustrade overlooking the lawn, a kingsize bed and ensuite shower room. To the rear of the house there is a twin bedroom and a separate family bathroom. The shaded terrace has a dining table, sun loungers and a gas barbecue.

Style Notes

Bright and colorful. With white walls and colorful accents, this French cottage has the airy feel of a beach house, and works well for a small family. The children’s bedroom has white linen and pretty coverlets, while the master bedroom has views of the countryside. It’s a fun and family-friendly place to stay, with great provision for the kids and interior design to admire. We love the sleek bathrooms, the easy open plan layout downstairs and the fantastic shared play areas for kids.

  • 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 4
1 queen
2 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Camera
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.