and exclusive self catering villa has stunning views from its high hilltop position, and
comprises 2 independent houses, a swimming pool, tennis court, and extensive
grounds. It is 20 minutes drive from the airport at Carcassonne and the
autoroute to Narbonne, Montpellier, and Toulouse.
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Access to the house is just 20 minutes from Carcassonne, through pretty villages, and is reached along a tree lined farm road with stunning views. Entrance is via a gated road, that stops at a good sized parking area above the villa,
Access to the main villa is to the first floor (there are steps that lead down to the smaller house, as well as a drive that leads to the kitchen on the lower level - for transfer of groceries, or wheelchair access). There is independant access to one of the bedroom suites.
Entry is onto the upper floor landing, with bedrooms leading off left and right. To one side a corridor with plenty of closet space, has doors to a large bathroom with corner shaped large bath with shower attachment, 2 washbasins; as well as a separate WC. At the end of the corridor is the master bedroom with double bed, and extensive views over the swimming pool and to the distant valley and hills. To the other side of the landing is a large bedroom suite with 2 single beds, with an ensuite bathroom, with shower, and washbasin.
Above this bedroom suite, accessible only by its own exterior private patio and entrance is an independant bedroom suite, with 2 single beds, and ensuite bathroom, with shower, washbasin, and WC with views.
The entry landing looks down over the living area which is accessed by stairs. The high atrium styled main living area, with grand piano, has floor to ceiling glass windows that can be slid open giving easy access to a terrace perfect for enjoying the hot sunny weather. Tree sized potted plants give shade. Comfortable armchairs, and settees are arranged around a satellite television where you can watch both French televion channels and free English sky channels, with DVD player. There is also an entertainment radio unit for playing CDs. In an alcove there is a fireplace surrounded by sculpted figures.
A couple of steps lead to the dining area, with a table to seat 12, as well as bar counter with stools, that looks onto the large American style kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, 4 ring cooker with oven, fridge freezer, toaster, microwave, and plenty of preparation areas. To one side is a utility room/pantry, and an outside entrance - perfect for delivery of food, or wheelchair access.
At the back of the kitchen is a passage way, that looks over a balustrade down onto the living area, on one side, which opens down a couple of steps onto a study common area where to one side there is a washbasin is set back, between a shower room, and separate WC. (The shower is ideally place for use after a swim in the swimming pool). At the end a door leads into the summer kitchen, which is open to the terrace from the other side; there is also a door into the main living area with grand piano.
The summer kitchen is equipped with barbecue, with pizza oven, as well as refrigerator, and gas cooker. There are tables with chairs are provided for outside eating for groups of 12.
A path separates the two houses, and is also accessed from the back of the house parking area.
The main entrance for the second house is into a large atrium ceiling room divided into an open corridor on one side, with kitchen area equipped with 4 ringed stove top, 2 small refrigerators, a small electric oven grill with an additional 2 stove top rings on its top, and has steps to an inner living/dining area with inbuilt dining table for 6, an open fireplace, surrounded by seating for 12 or more.
Stairs lead up to a mezzanine, that is looks down onto the inner living dining area, with a single bed, with storage room at one end, and at the other end a bedroom with 4 bunk beds (2 sets of 2 bunk beds (one bed on top of the other)).
On the ground floor the kitchen corridor leads onto a bathroom with bath, with shower attachment, double washbasins; and a separate WC with washbasin, as well as two bedrooms: one bedroom with double bed with an outside door to the terrace and pool, and the other a bedroom with single bed with a door to the grounds.
*The Main house has central heating; the 2nd house has electric heaters - plus the heat from the central fireplace. There is also a child's cot available.
GROUNDS AND POOL
A terrace extends beyond the living area of the main house, and is on the same level as the summer kitchen and the 2nd house. Steps lead down to the swimming pool (15.6m x 6.3m), with diving board at the deep end (3m) and steps at the shallow end (1.5m). For those with children a water fence across the pool can be provided, to separate the deeper areas.
Larger photo: Tennis court next to Aire d'Aigle
Steps lead down from the pool level terrace, across the mown grass to the large hard surfaced tennis court, in excellent condition, which is entirely enclosed.
There are many paths and trails around the property and the caretaker who looks after the property is happy to show you around. He is well versed in the area and is responsible for marking public footpaths.
View from master bedroom
Living area with steps leading dining room/kitchen
Living area with sliding glass doors to outside terrace
Living area fireplace with dining room in background
American style kitchen with all the facilities
Larger photo - Tennis court with house
MORE photos of villa and INFORMATION about the AREA and ACCESS
AIRE D'AIGLE SWIMMING POOL TENNIS COURT
NEAR CARCASSONNE - SLEEPS 12
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Aire d'Aigle Carcassonne Languedoc France Holiday Rental
Sleeps 12. Swimming Pool. Tennis court. Hilltop position near Carcassonne.
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