Same Same But Different - Large 3 Bedroom Villa
|Rent per month:||From 1000€ pm Inclusive of some extras|
|Long letting period:||October to April|
|Min. rental period:||1 week|
|Bedrooms:||2 Double bedrooms. 1 Twin bedroom.|
|Sleeps:||2 to 6|
Description of Property:
Standing 80 metres from the village of Laval down a no through lane. 'Same Same But Different' is a beautiful villa with a private heated pool 10m x 5m set in 3/4 acre of secure and secluded gardens bordered by a stream.
Accommodation all on one level (except for the mezzanine) comprises:
A large kitchen with patio doors to the front and a back door taking you to the decked and terraced pool area, the abri and the gardens beyond.
Off the kitchen there is:
A utility room with access to the integral double garage.
The lounge has patio doors leading to the covered decked terrace and pool area. Another patio door opens to the front covered deck area.
Stairs lead up to the mezzanine provide a quiet area to sit and read or listen to music.
Bedroom 1 double bed looks over the pool.
Bedroom 2 double bed has views of the mountains and the village.
Bedroom 3 twin has views of the mountains.
The family bathroom has a bath and separate shower, basin, and toilet with ample storage.
The shower room is fitted with a shower and basin.
A separate toilet.
We have had such a good time here. One of the best winters we have had in a long time. We arrived in January tired, unwell and rather haggard and 3 months later are leaving rejuvenated, happy and healthy. The house has everything we needed-lots of space to spread out, a lovely mezzanine on which to curl up with a book. The garden is beautiful and has lots of different areas to sit. We have enjoyed having this quality time in this most beautiful area. It is a really special place and we are sad to leave. Thank you for providing us with such an excellent place.
Pedrick/Merrington family 4-1-2019 to 4-4-2019
We had a wonderful 2 weeks here in late August/early September, sharing the villa with friends. The house stayed lovely and cool in the hot weather, and we certainly made use of the pool and garden. Sue and Martin came regularly to clean the pool, and responded very quickly to any queries we had. The kitchen is incredibly well equipped, and the villa was very comfortable to stay in. I haven’t felt so relaxed in a very long time! We hadn’t stayed in that part of France before, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local villages and markets (so much yummy cheese!). Quillan provided us with everything we needed in the way of food and restaurants, and we were lucky enough to experience the brass band at the last night market of the season. We would very much like to return. Sara Davies 285 Aug to 8 Sept 2018
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks here. It is an area we have visited many times and are becoming quite familiar with. Same same but different is by far the best the house we have rented in this area around Quillan. Sue and Martin were there to welcome us and explain the house/pool information to us. We found the house was beautifully furnished and exceptionally clean. The pool was excellent and we spent hours in and around it every day. The garden is large and full of well maintained plants and flowers including a large green lawn even in the height of summer. We were a group of 6 across 3 generations and everyone had a wonderful time. Fascinating little village with friendly locals including many English settlers. Quillan is a short drive away but has necessary facilities and is a lively (but not boisterous or tourist) town with lots going on all the time. None of the photos really do this property justice. It is like home from home. Sarah Sherratt 11-25 August 2018
This is a beautiful, modern house set in large gardens with a lovely pool. The house itself is on one level with a mezzanine, the kitchen is brand new and bathrooms etc have all been refurbished recently. It is much larger than the pictures suggest! The addition of an American Fridge-freezer in the utility room which dispenses ice-cubes is a definite bonus and there is plenty of fridge space - including a mini-fridge outside by the pool for cold drinks on hot days! The pool is of uniform depth which is great for children, and there is a shower by the patio as well in order to rinse or cool off. The pool is heated and was the warmest/nicest temperature of any rental we have stayed in (albeit the weather was also exceptionally warm when we were there). It was also one of the cleanest and most well maintained pools we've encountered in the last 10 years of villa holidays in France. There are plenty of areas to sit - both under-cover / in the shade, and in the sun, and we could spend the hottest part of the day sat underneath the willow tree on the lawn. There are a few neighbours but far away and the property is not overlooked at all. All in all, a lovely place to stay in a beautiful location, we would highly recommend. Donna Winderbank-Scott 28 July-11 Aug 2018
What a lovely family friendly villa with wonderful facility’s. The pool is fantastic and spent a lot of the time relaxing around it. The grounds of the villa are beautifully kept. Quillian the local town near by has plenty of restaurants and things to do. Would return and stay here again and would highly recommend staying here to anyone. Will Allen 16-23 June 2018
Outside Amenities: The villa stands in 3/4 acre of gardens of mainly lawns and flower borders and provides plenty of space to have fun and enjoy the stunning backdrop.
In spring the gardens are at their most colourful we even have wild orchids growing all around.
There is a large decked area adjacent to the 10 x 5 metre pool for relaxing.
Next to the pool, the abri offers outside dining with a table and seating for 6 and a fridge in the summer months to chill your drinks where you can sit back and enjoy the stunning views.
In the summer months there is another covered area off the lounge for relaxing with outside sofa and chairs.
Surrounding Area: 'Same Same But Different' is located in the tiny village of Laval part of the "commune de Quillan" and on the edge of "La Forêt Royale des Fanges" a vast area of forest where you can walk and be close to nature. Quillan offers something for everyone. Through out the summer months there are weekly night markets in Quillan and the surrounding villages offering tasty local food and entertainment. Quillan is a lively town with Markets on both Wednesday's and Saturday's. There are numerous cafe bars and restaurants to choose from. New in 2017 Quillan now has a swimming lake and a boating lake the "Parc Saint Bertrand" this is a great bonus, here you have the choice of a sandy beach or a pebble beach, it's a great place for a picnic.
Quillan is in the heart of the Cathare region with numerous Chateau's to visit within a short drive, most offering stunning views of the Pyrenees mountains.
Whitewater rafting, Kayaking, Canyoning, Rock Climbing, Horse riding, Canoeing, Acrropark are all available to book in Quillan.
This is a fantastic area for walking, from the easy to the more testing for experienced hikers and in the spring you will find Orchids popping up everywhere you walk.
A visit to the World Heritage walled City of Carcassonne is a great day out for all.
A short drive into the mountains and there are some excellent caves to visit including Labouiche the longest navigable underground river in Europe. For the winter months there are various ski slopes within 1 hour drive and Andorra 1 1/2 hours.
Just over an hour to the east and you can enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches on the Gulf de Lion or visit Collioure on the "Cote Vermeille" and enjoy the local sardines, tuna, and anchovies with a glass of the local Banyuls wine.
This area provides something for every age group. If you are looking for a holiday with lots to see and do then Same Same But Different is the place for you.
Nearest bakery: Daily Bakery Van To The Village Of Laval
Nearest supermarket: 2km
Nearest market: 3km
Nearest pharmacy: 3km
Nearest bar: 2km
Tourist information: 3km
|Heating system:||Electric heaters, wood burning stove.|
|Services / Facilities:||Mains water. Septic tank. Electricity. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Television. Hi-fi.|
|Kitchen Facilities:||Conventional oven. Hob. Microwave. Fridge. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine. Tumble Dryer.|
No pets allowed.
Suitable for those with limited mobility. Suitable storage facilities are available for furniture etc.
For storage of furniture there is a large double garage Lockable garage. Off-road parking.
Distance to Nearest (in kms):
|Village/Town:||Quillan 3 kms|
|Supermarket:||Quillan 2 kms|
|Shops:||Quillan 2 kms|
|Market:||Quillan 3 kms|
|Airport:||Carcassonne 51 kms|
|Train Station:||Quillan 3 kms|
|Bus Station:||Quillan 3 kms|
Pricing Info: Price includes an initial supply of bed linen and towels. WiFi is included. Water and electricity are charged on metre readings in the winter season. 1 m3 of logs are included, extra logs can be supplied locally.
Please contact the owner for summer prices.
A minimum of 500 euros refundable damage deposit is required at the start of your rental depending on the length of stay.
Availability: This property is available for longer rentals: October to April
This property is available for weekly summer holiday rentals.
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|Telephone No 1:||+33(0)9 53 61 58 66|
|Telephone No 2:||+33(0)6 26 30 36 98|
|Languages spoken:||English, basic French|
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