Architect Designed 3 Bedroom Villa with large pool, set in mature gardens with fruit trees and pine trees. There is a separate 2 bedroom house in the garden that can be included in the holiday rental for self- catering for large groups of people . Each Bedroom in the 3 bedroom villa has its own en-suite bathroom, with the downstairs Master Bedroom having it's own access on to the terrace. One of the bedrooms upstairs has a balcony overlooking the pool. The other bedroom has a door opening into the mezzanine area with sofa bed that overlooks the large open plan living area. If using the mezannine for sleeping accommodation, the bathroom is shared. The living area enjoys lots of natural light, with a large window at the back of the room and 3 patio doors to the front opening on to a large terrace. There is a woodburning stove in the living room, ideal for winter lets. There is wi-fi and TV with all channels available. There is a printer available for printing off boarding passes for flights if necessary. The kitchen is very well equipped with appliances including 2 ovens (a multi-function fan oven and a microwave combination oven),hob, 2 fridge freezers( lots of room to accommodate food and beverages for a large group), dishwasher and double sink. The kitchen area has a patio door leading to the terrace. the washing machine is located separately off the hall. The large terrace has table and chairs and a weber charcoal barbecue for alfresco dining. The 2 bedroom house consists of 2 double bedrooms , one having an additional single bed suitable for a child. There is a large shared bathroom, with large shower.There are doors from each bedroom on to a shared balcony with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Downstairs the open plan living area has a well equipped kitchen with hob,oven, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer, washing machine. The living area is comfortably furnished with dining table, sofa, 2 armchairs and patio doors opening onto a private sunny terrace. There is a TV for watching DVD's. There is wifi available in this gite.. The property provides self-catering for 10 people. Accommodation for 10 consists of 3 double bedrooms en suite, and 2 double bedrooms sharing a bathroom. Places to see: Our villa is in a lovely rural setting close to a village with all amenities. We are only 15minutes from the Medieval town of Mirepoix with it's charming architecture. There is a lively market in Mirepoix every Monday that is well worth a visit. Limoux is a bustling town 20 minutes away. Limoux is famous for it's fine local Sparkling wine - Blanquette and Cremant du Limoux. From January-March there is a carnival in Limoux with plenty of entertainment. The Pyrenees can be seen in the distance and are spectacular both Winter and Summer. There are many fine restaurants in the area - a selection of the ones we frequent are listed in the guestbook. . Rennes le Chateau is south of us, a 30 minute drive. The Medieval City of Carcassonne, 30 minutes away is worthy of a day's visit. The main City of Carcassonne also offers plenty of shopping. If you wish to visit cities, Toulouse, Montpelier, Narbonne and Barcelona are all accessible by train. Activities: The area is ideal for walking and cycling. There is a Golf Club near St. Hilaire. Clubs can be hired for the day and there is a lovely bistro restaurant serving food all day. Even if you choose not to play golf, you will be made most welcome in the restaurant. In Quillan, you can avail of watersports.