- Private pool
- Peaceful & quiet
- Satellite TV
- Heated pool
- Lovely views
- Child friendly
Villa Alarelle is a fantastically well-equipped large luxury villa rental in the Carcassonne region of France with a swimming pool, perfect for an extended family or a group of friends. The villa is located in the historical hillside village of Montouliers with outstanding views overlooking the surrounding vineyards. Villa Alarelle offers 6 bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms, a 70m living area, a fully fitted kitchen, a heated 12.5 metre swimming pool, new hard tennis court and landscaped gardens of approximately one acre. If you are looking for a large and luxurious vacation villa rental near Carcassone, then Villa Alarelle is perfect for you.
Vacation villa rental South France - Our opinion:
Last visited May 2020. If you are looking for a large luxury villa rental in South France with a private pool, that is equipped and finished to a high standard for a family or group holiday then Villa Alarelle is simply perfect.
The swimming pool and tennis court ensure that the active amongst you are entertained; the panoramic views, patio and excellent local wines ensure that the hard-working mums get the peace and quiet they deserve! The children also have the Mediterranean beaches to explore and the tow path of the Canal du Midi to cycle along.
- Linen & towels provided
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- 4 bath
- 6 bed
- Heated pool
This large villa rental in South France is located in the village of Montouliers in the Minervois wine region. The surrounding area offers a variety of things to do depending on your interests.
For a family with young children the Mediterranean beaches are a must. The beaches are kept clean and dogs are not permitted on them. Swimming is safe with plenty of lifeguards in season. A trip through the etangs (salt lakes) that run from Narbonne down to Peyriac de Mer is worth the visit just to see the pink flamingos. A little further south is the African wild life park Sigean.
An afternoon boat ride on the Canal du Midi is a must. The departure takes place in Homps, 5km from Olonzac. Returning to your port of call, one could have a late afternoon drink or an al fresco dinner at one of the many restaurants right on the edge of the canal (read Canal du Midi for more details).
Being a fantastic area for hiking and cycling, hire bikes that can be delivered to your door. You will have plenty of choices of routes including the canal towpaths and local roads through the vineyards.
The village of Minerve (seven kilometres from the houses) was a strategic place for the Cathars and an important stopover for the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostelle in Spain during the medieval times. It was also the home of Simon de Montfort. The Fontfroide Abbey (see Fontfroid Abbey), along with the abbeys Fontcaude and Lagrasse are all less than half an hour away. The ruined but still spectacular fortresses of Peyrepertuse, Montsegur and Queribus are the scenes of the last desperate struggles of the Cathar rebels.
Carcassonne (see Carcassonne) and its famous medieval castle, which has been seen in a number of films, has a wonderful covered market and an 18-hole golf course. For Bastille day, 14th July, Carcassonne becomes one of the busiest places in France and hosts a spectacular fire-works display. Pezenas, known as Moliere`s town, is the place where the famous playwright used to spend his summers away from Paris. His plays are now being performed there on a regular basis (see Pezenas for further details). Further along, you can visit Le Pont du Gard (see Pont du Gard), a Roman Aqueduct, and the cities of Arles and Nimes, both graced with arenas dedicated to bullfighting also dating back to the Roman era.
There is a beautiful covered market in Narbonne (see Narbonne for more details), Les Halles where the quality of food is excellent from butchers through fishmongers. It operates from Monday to Saturday and is augmented every Thursday and Sunday by a huge market both sides of the Robine Canal, a tributary of the Canal du Midi. Narbonne dates back to pre Roman times.
Many important wine cellars are scattered all around the region, and sampling is encouraged. On the way to Beziers (20 kilometres) stop in Bize-Minervois, a small village that has a well know olive cellar. There you can buy many different types of olive oils, olives (black or green), numerous types of jams, crafts, soaps, and much more.
More adventurous shopping can be done in Andorra, high in the Pyrenees, a tax-free haven about 3 hours south.
Montpellier(see Montpellier), a university town of note, amazingly chic, and voted by the French as the best city in France is about 1hr 15mins drive away. Spain and the Pyrenees are approximately an hour away.
For those of you who are into sports there is a lot to offer. Cycling, swimming, climbing in the Black Mountains or the gorges, walking, horse riding, tennis, canal and river fishing, golf and in the winter skiing in the Pyrenees.
Set in the heart of western Mediterranean Europe it is 1.5 hours west to Toulouse, 3 hours south to Barcelona and 2.5 hours east to Provence and less than 4 hours to Italy. This is a wonderful spot for exploration of a diverse part of Europe.
Languedoc Roussillon is the “real South“ of the South of France. The region gets an average of over 300 days of sunshine each year and has more coastline than Provence and the French Riviera to the North East. For many years Languedoc has been a well kept secret by visitors and residents with the unspoilt countryside, attractive local markets and untouched medieval villages. Wine growing is the major industry in Languedoc and in the last ten years the quality of the wines has surpassed every other region in France. From being a “wine lake“ of indifferent quality, Languedoc can now offer many of the best wines in the world. This is the holiday that has it all. Get off the tourist track and experience delightful Southern France at its best (for more information about what to do and see in Languedoc-Roussillon visit our Languedoc Tourism pages).
Check in times
Check in after 16.00 on day of arrival. Check out before 10.00 on day of departure.
Villa Alarelle is situated in the village of Montouliers in the Herault department just 3km north of the D5, the main Beziers-Carcassonne road and about 20-25 minutes drive to junctions 36-38 of the A9 motorway.
Reaching Villa Alarelle, vacation villa rental Aude, is easy with international airports at
Toulouse (1 & 1/2 hours)
Carcassonne (35 minutes)
Perpignan (1 hour)
Montpellier (1 & 1/4 hours)
Nimes (1 & 1/2 hours)
If you are arriving by train to Villa Alarelle you will find train stations at Narbonne (fast train connections to Paris from here) and Carcassonne both 30 minutes away.
Booking policies for Villa Alarelle are as follows;
Outside of July and August we are very happy to discuss short term or longer lettings to suit.
Sleeps 8+ (#1)
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- Value for money
We had an excellent time with three families with small children. The villa is very spacious and surprisingly cool indoors. Also all equipment was available. You will need a car to explore this beautiful region
Reviewer: Jane, Robert, Hannah, Simon & Jo
Date: July 2014
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful villa set in an old hillside village with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards. The property was very spacious, well-equipped with all mod-cons and very comfortably furnished. The pool was lovely and the excellent tennis-court was a real bonus. There's lots to do in the surrounding area, with good local restaurants and wine-tasting. We really enjoyed sitting out and relaxing in the evening at the villa sampling the excellent local wines. A great place to get away from it all - we would definitely go again
Reviewer: Jayne Smith, Dorset, England
Date: Sept 2013