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St Martins Fountain

| Languedoc-Roussillon, France
14
5
4
Dogs allowed 2
Internet access
Swimming pool
Open fire / woodburner
Catering
Villa holidays
Family friendly
Stag Parties
Corporate gatherings
Party houses
Hen parties
6 more

At a glance

  • Private outdoor salt-water pool
  • Open-plan living areas
  • Beautifully renovated property
  • Picturesque garden with veranda
  • Games barn

Spacious, bright and modern with a private outdoor swimming pool, this stunning property sits within the beautiful countryside of the South of France, 34km from Carcassonne and close to vineyards, hiking paths and scenic cycle routes. With the nearest town just 2km away, you’re not far from amenities but can revel in the peace and quiet of this rural idyll.

Sleeping 14 guests across five stylish French bedrooms, the gite offers an abundance of space for groups of friends and family. The living spaces are light and comfortable: the contemporary kitchen is open-plan with the dining area and the lounge, creating a harmonious room where chatting over the cooking can move seamlessly into laughing around the dining table before retiring to the lounge for a sociable evening together. In the winter, light the fire and enjoy the cosy atmosphere created by the character beams and exposed stone walls while watching your favourite films and shows on the Smart TV with DVD. The spacious hallway features a piano.

The first floor’s master bedroom is a delightful sanctuary, featuring a private balcony and stylish en-suite bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower. His and hers sinks add to the romance or provide convenient extra space for a family, as the room can sleep up to four with a super-king-size bed and double sofa bed. Two more beautifully appointed double bedrooms and two bathrooms (one with shower and one with bath) can be found on this floor while sprawling across the top floor are two bedrooms each with four single beds which allow flexible sleeping arrangements for your party.

The garden embraces outdoor living, with a 10x5m private salt-water swimming pool surrounded by a wooden terrace furnished with sun loungers and a shady pool house. Enjoy BBQs alfresco on the restful veranda, with nothing but the breeze rustling the trees to disturb the peace. Children and big kids alike will love the outdoor games barn with table tennis, swing ball, swing and bats and balls, as well as a bar table and stools with evening lighting for those balmy summer nights. The garden is a wonderful space in which to relax, with sunny areas and dappled shade to offer respite in the summer months.

SLEEPS 14: First floor: Master bedroom - en-suite super-king-size double (with extra double sofa bed if required) with private balcony. 2 double bedrooms. Second floor: 2 large bedrooms, each with 4 single beds which can be configured to suit your party. Bedrooms located on the middle floor have electric fans.

ADDITIONAL BEDS: 2 double sofa beds are available for use on request – one of these is in the master bedroom.

COOK + DINE: Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Kitchen is well-equipped, including large fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and dishwasher. Dining table seats 12-14 and outdoor dining table on the veranda seats 10-12 with extra table and chairs to seat more guests.

RELAX: Bright and comfortable lounge with sofa seating for up to 8 guests. Open fire, Smart TV and DVD player.

BATHE: 4 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room in master bedroom with walk-in rain-fall shower and his and hers sinks. 1 bathroom with shower and 1 bathroom with shower over bath on the second floor. 1 ground floor shower room.

OUTSIDE: Scenic garden with walled 10m x 5m private salt-water swimming pool, surrounded by wooden decking with sun loungers, parasols and shady pool house. Veranda with dining table and BBQ. Master bedroom has its own balcony with chairs and a table, perfect for morning coffee.

TECH: Wi-Fi, Smart TV, DVD Player, Wii.

PLAY: Games barn with table tennis, swing ball, swing, bats, balls, bar tables and stools with evening lighting. Wii games console for indoor entertainment.

PETS: 2 dogs allowed in downstairs areas only. To be kept off furniture.

VENUE HIRE: This property does not cater for weddings or corporate events.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 2 bedrooms on the top floor have plug-in air-conditioning.

LOCAL AREA: The gite is set on a hill just 2km from the picturesque village of Fanjeaux. Here you can pick up fresh bread at the boulangerie and essentials from the other local shops. There’s a ‘Tabac’, bar, restaurant, grocer and butcher, so you needn’t travel far to find a delicious meal or local produce. The nearest supermarket is in Bram (11 km). The property is easily accessible from all areas of France, with the autoroute 9.5km away. The Mediterranean Sea and mountains of the Pyrenees are both within 120km, approximately an hour’s drive.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: For a quiet rural area, there’s much to be discovered! The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carcassonne is 34km away, perfect for a day trip with its plethora of restaurants and beautiful old streets. If you’re feeling active, spend a fun few hours on the beach and inflatable park at Carcassonne Lake. Mirepoix (21km) is another site of historic interest: a medieval bastide town with a stunning central square, timber-framed houses and original arcaded walkways. Visit on a Monday morning for the market. Bram (11km) is well known for its circular village and has a lake where you can try water skiing. Montbel lake (44.5km) is good for swimming and pedalo hire, and you can also swim in Ferreol lake (41.5km) or enjoy a hike and picnic.

GETTING THERE: Nearest airports: Carcassonne (25km) or Toulouse (90km). Nearest train station: Bram (12km).

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