I've traveled a lot, this place was perfect! All the photos are accurate, details are considerate, seating is comfy and plentiful. The kitchen is really well-planned and has everything, the beds are super comfortable. There are four separate outside sitting areas, each charming and enticing, plus the swimming pool deck. Bed linens, towels and robes were lux, and the house was incredibly clean. The place was clearly designed to pamper! Being situated at the foot of a UNESCO World Heritage site is incredibly fun, and the lit castle at night is the perfect backdrop to make any guest feel like a rock star! The town itself is a fun walk. At the owners' recommendation we rented bikes and did a super fun, easy, 36 K Canal du Midi bike ride, to lunch in a nearby town and back. Everything about this vacation was perfection and we want to make the Maison du Chateau an annual trip.
This place has everything, pool, location to Carcassonne, outside space, bedrooms. Can’t recommend highly enough.
We have been delighted with this booking.
Host was a delight to deal with - efficient , helpful and everything just as described.
The house is well equipped with ample crockery and equipment
Pool was welcomed by the kids
The house is unique in my experience in being very much a town house - so fantastic location to walk everywhere to what is needed- but having great outdoor space with ample open sunshine and shade
We were 2 families sharing ( so 7 of us) and never felt crowded.
Location - walk to numerous restaurants and 2 local shops
Facilities - high standard including good UK satellite TV and music systems
The balcony for watching fireworks on Bastille Day - surely the best location in Carcassonne. - unbelievable auditory and visual experience
No shower in one master bedroom on top floor - only a bath
Garage door is a bit of a pain to open and close due to design and anything bigger than a Ford Focus would be tricky to park - don't bring a Range Rover for example!
As this was Bastille week the Port D'aude - nearest gate into Citi was closed for 4 days to prepare fireworks - a one off and just a bit longer walk
Need to be ok with climbing 70 steps or so if walking into the city - not a problem for us but worth bearing in mind
Great stay - book Bastille week if you can - unbelievable experience.
We're just back from an excellent holiday where we stayed at Masion du Chateau. The occasion was my 50th birthday and I wanted something really special to remember it by - I couldn't have chosen better.
Eight of us enjoyed a fabulous week here at the foot of the Medieval City of Carcassonne and the house catered for everything we needed. The first thing you notice is how cool (in both respects) the property is after stepping in from the hot weather. The stone character I guess keeps it that way and it was very welcome. It was a really nice touch to have 6 good bottles of wine waiting for us when we arrived. With the ability to buy more from the wine merchant who lived next door.
The garden is excellent with an adequately sized swimming pool beyond a child proof gate, that has artificial grass surrounding it - perfect to go bare foot on. The pool even had a current generator to swim against for exercise.
The first thing you notice about the garden is that it's made for outdoor living with it's BBQ, comfy seating area and dining table where we spent a few nights eating, drinking wine, laughing and admiring in awe the castle directly above us lit up against the night sky.
The kitchen is superbly equipped, it has everything you'll need and it's big enough to cram in more than enough cooks to spoil the broth.
The bedrooms are again superb. Being the birthday boy I naturally got first pick (that and running up the stairs the quickest) and so we took the main room on the top floor with it's four poster bed and view out over the garden and castle. A very comfortable bed with great pillows and all the clothes storage we needed in the chest of drawers and wardrobes. Everyone else was pleased with their accommodation too.
There's a washing machine in the adjoining garage. And there's a table tennis table too, and we had great fun round that after a busy day touring.
The location is superb, a 20-25 minute walk through parks and by the river to the (new) city centre. A simple 5 minute climb up steps at the end of the road to the Medieval City or a 10 minute gentler climb a bit further on near the church. We collected croissants from 2 minutes down the road every morning and picked up bottled water from the same when we went into the city.
The UK owner has been superb - very communicative and helpful, allowing us to use the house for the full day we were leaving as there was no one else coming in that day. Thanks John!
This was a special house at a special location for a special occasion and between 8 of us was superb value for money. The flights from Stansted were cheap and the airport just a 15 minute cab ride.
We all agreed we would love to go back one day. Five stars all round!
We stayed here two weeks ago. What a joy. Like many French houses it is unpreposessing from the front but once through the front door the hall opens up into a beautiful reception room and refurbished kitchen. There are stairs up to a huge homely living room and gorgeous outdoor terrace. The top floor has two massive air conditioned bedrooms and the view from the back bedroom onto the castle walls is breath taking. The garden is equipped to a very high standard and the pool is a delight. The property is furnished to very high standards and the renovation of the property is wonderful. Carcassonne is a wonderful city and the luxury of this property made for a delightful relaxing week.