From £1040 Per Week
A spacious villa near Carcassonne with large gardens and a heated pool. Peace, quiet and comfort in rural France with spectacular views of the countryside.
Villa Toto is set in a tiny hameau, there are only five other houses and the road doesn't lead anywhere, so it's rare to see a passing car - and the drivers always wave! It has five double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large L-shaped lounge and a fully equipped kitchen. There is room for ten to dine in comfort both inside and out, and the terraced gardens lead down to the large heated pool which has a fence to keep little ones safe. There are plenty of loungers and chairs, and the west garden is shady in the afternoons if you need to stay cool. The well-maintained gardens extend to almost an acre, and are planted with lawns, herbs and trees. There is a rose garden next to the pergola which bursts with colour and fragrance in the summer months. To keep everything looking its best all the gardens are automatically watered with recycled rainwater every night. Part of the parking area can be used as a boules court - and you'll find the boules provided along with a full size croquet set for fun on the lawns. Although rural in location, Villa Toto is just a ten minute drive to everyday shopping and is half an hour from Carcassonne. A twenty minute drive takes you to either Limoux or Mirepoix and the property is located in the fascinating Razès area of the Aude. The views from the garden are spectacular - to the south the Pyrenees, and to the north lie the Black mountains. The Mediterranean beaches are under an hour's drive to the east and the Pyrenees about the same to the south. If you search for Villa Toto on the web you'll find our own website - - with much more detail and lots of links to local activities and places of interest.
When children arrive at Villa Toto, they'll find a teddy bear tucked up in their bed to greet them and make them feel at home straight away. The bears assemble in North Buckinghamshire (our English home) in the early spring and pack themselves into a suitcase for their journey to France. We're not quite sure what they get up to when we're not there, but they have made a few short films for children who want to know about their holiday home and what there is to do at Villa Toto - you'll find one in the video section and more on our own website.
We think it's a nice idea for our younger guests to have a small furry surprise when they see their holiday bedroom for the first time - but it's up to you. Whichever way, the bears will expect to go home with their new owners.........