Le Fitou
main pool & garden

Le Fitou

3 Bedrooms

Sleeps 6

  5.0  

  17 reviews

A French holiday to remember in a lovely gite in a fantastic location (copy of review on Home Away)

Janine | 29/07/2017 |
Just returned from a wonderful week spent in the Aude region of the Languedoc . Le Fitou is a traditional French gite with a large pool, sun beds and well kept garden situated in a small village location near to the Canal Midi and the beautiful historic towns of Narbonne and Carcassonne. It is well equipped with spacious bedrooms and modern bathrooms. One of my memories will be waking up with the sunshine gleaming ,overlooking the garden and pool and listening to the church bells ringing. Roger and Jane ( plus lovely Lupin the small friendly dog) are fantastic friendly hosts; they have researched the local area well and subsequently know the best places to visit including restaurants, beaches and historic villages. We have stayed in many gites and villas during the last 10 years in France and the welcome pack was the best ever, thank you. My family and I look forward to returning in the future.

Superb Accommodation (Copy of review on Home Away)

Gregor | 08/07/2017 |
We (mum, dad plus sons 18 and 20) spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Le Fitou. We became 5 when joined by a son's friend in the second week. More than enough space and very comfortable- large living room with adjacent, well equipped, kitchen and dining room. We didn't use the dining room much, as we tended to eat on the shaded patio table just outside the kitchen, beyond which was a large, clean and essential (it was very hot) swimming pool within a beautiful garden. 3 good sized and comfortable bedrooms equipped with fans (essential at night). We loved it. Our hosts, Roger and Jane, could not have been more kind and helpful. They were full of information about the local area (places to visit, good restaurants, the best beaches, parking in nearby towns) which is so useful when you only have 2 precious weeks' of holiday. The location was perfect. So many interesting places to visit within an hour's drive. The furthest we travelled was to beautiful Montpellier, which took about an hour, but Beziers and Narbonne could be reached within 30 mins or so). Carcasonne about 45 mins. Memories will include: the village annual fancy dress barge race; boating on the canal; drinking with the locals at the nearby woodland bar; walking by the river to a beautiful nearby village called Le Somail (you must eat at the restaurant next to the second hand bookshop- Roger and Jane will give you the details); swimming in nearby rivers; wine tasting (if you throw a stone here, you will hit a vineyard); the boys and dad being pulled behind a speed boat at the nearby beach; eating grilled sardines and drinking wine at the beach restaraunt; 10km kayak ride (fantastic!); opening the shutters every morning to perfect weather. Thank you again to Jane and Roger for stocking our fridge with a few essentials prior to arrival. So kind. We will return!

Super gite in a lovely village (copy of review from Home Away)

Mandy | 10/06/2017 |
We had a fabulous two weeks in this lovely place. The gite is very clean and well equipped, with a generous supply of groceries/consumables so no need to rush to the supermarket on arrival. Superb pool! Roger and Jane are very welcoming hosts with a good knowledge of the area. The village is lovely. Walking to the shop for fresh croissants every morning is a pleasure when you are openly greeted by local residents. There are so many places to visit within easy travelling distance and also a great selection of eateries in the area. Looking forward to returning soon.

Great place to stay (copy of review on French Connections)

Ian and Natalie | 08/04/2017 |
We really enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were great and the accommodation was lovely. We hope to return next year. Very well situated to cover the whole region - coast and country, we could not have been more pleased.

Perfect Gite, Hosts and Location (copy of review on Trip Advsor)

Susan B | 24/09/2016 |
We had a wonderful week in this lovely French house in a village with everything you need. The house is tastfully furnished, well equipped and comfortable. The owners, Roger and Jane are really welcoming and helpful. The shared pool is great, in an attractive garden. You have a friendly shop and restaurant just minutes walk away. A perfect French village in a fascinating area. Thoroughly recommend.

Fabulous family-friendly gite (copy of review on Home Away)

Lisa | 20/08/2016 |
We are a family of four (two 7 year old children) and wanted a well equipped, comfortable space with a good pool to spend our two week summer holiday. As the gite slept six we took advantage of inviting some friends and then some family to stay. We wanted a nice environment to relax in by the pool so the kids could play but also be near some areas of interest if we wanted to explore. Le Fitou was the perfect balance of this. We had long lazy days by the gorgeous and generously sized pool and we had many wonderful excursions - suggested by the well-informed owners. Nothing was too much trouble and Roger and Jane were very happy to provide the extra bed linen required for our various guests in addition to our own requirements. Having them next door proved very helpful as they were on hand to recommend tried and tested restaurants, beaches or places to visit. But most of the time we felt that we had the place to ourselves. The property was very well maintained and had everything we required - dish washer, washing machine etc and a well equipped kitchen. The rooms were generous and nicely decorated and there was plenty of room even when there were six people occupying the Gite. We would definitely recommend this Gite and already have and I expect that we will be back soon for another visit.

A lovely gite in a great area (Copy of review from Home Away)

Judith | 13/08/2016 |
We had a great holiday at Le Fitou. The gite was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It has a lovely pool and garden area which is great for relaxing. Roger and Jane were extremely helpful and gave some good advice about where to visit and where to eat. We particularly enjoyed hiring bikes at Paraza and the meal we had at L'O a la Bouche in Le Somail. We will definitely return.

Fantastic Fun in Le Fitou! (Copy of review on Home Away)

Steve | 23/07/2016 |
This was our 2nd time at Le Fitou and it as lovely as we remembered. It is a lovely Gite spotlessly clean and very well equipped, with a fabulous pool. It really is a perfect place from which to explore all the area has to offer. Roger and Jane are the perfect hosts, discreet but always on hand with their recommendations and knowledge of the local area. Highly recommended and we will definitely be back again!

Idyllic gite in perfect surroundings (copy of review on Trip Advisor)

Debbie | 09/07/2016 |
From the wrought iron gates, pebble drive and bougainvillea to the gites and garden with pool le fitou is perfect to relax in the French surroundings. The village has all you might need: a store for fresh bread and two tavernas. Nearby there are rivers for canoeing, towns perched on cliffs and wonderful beaches. And of course , not to forget the vineyards and superb restaurants . Go!!

Fantastic family holiday in beautiful gite (copy of review on Trip Advisor)

Clare | 02/07/2016 |
We were so pleased that the gorgeous winemaker's house behind the green gates was in fact our holiday home for the next week! We were greeted by owners Roger and Jane with big smiles, a walk-around the property and a glass of rosé while the children splashed in the beautiful pool. We came for a week's holiday with our family to relax and enjoy the sunshine, gorgeous countryside and of course delicious food and wine and we were not disappointed! Le Fitou is beautifully decorated and has everything you need - from a washing machine to an electric whisk. The pool area and garden are a view to behold - the flowers are beautiful thanks to Jane. Le Fitou is brilliantly located two minutes walk from the village shop so we had fresh baguette and croissants each morning and there are also many nice walks and bike rides on your doorstep. Roger and Jane are fantastic hosts and are always there if you need them but also discreet if you would prefer some quiet time. Their welcome pack of food basics was also greatly appreciated so we didn't have to head straight to the supermarket on our first evening. Would definitely recommend!

Delightful accommodation and hosts (Copy of review on Home Away)

Helen | 18/06/2016 |
The property was beautifully maintained with lots of nice personal touches (colourful throws and cushions on the beds, pretty pictures etc) Well equipped kitchen, plenty of storage space for suitcases etc. Lots of information about the area and our hosts were excellent sources of information and only too willing to help out with suggestions to help us have a great holiday, Good local store and restaurant. Plenty of goodies in the fridge to start us off! Good size pool for the swimmers and plenty of beach towels for the more lazy. Highly recommended!

Welcoming and when can I come back?

Mel | 21/05/2016 |
Le Fitou, is a bright comfortable and welcoming Gite to stay in. We found it spotlessly clean, with everything you could need for your stay, comfortable bed, good shower, nice kitchen Wi Fi and should you want to watch TV Sky is provided. The Gite is attached to the main house and as you drive through the gates you are presented with in my view a beautiful typical large French house. There is a very nice outside space which the owners have made quite private where you can eat. The pool is shared with the owners but is just lovely, a good size for swimming with comfy poolside loungers. The hosts Roger and Jane made us so welcome and were so helpful in recommending places to visit in the area.

Absolument parfait

Isabelle | 04/05/2016 |
Notre séjour au gîte Le Fitou a été parfait. Les propriétaires sont des personnes charmantes et très accueillantes qui nous ont donné plein de bons conseils pour visiter alentours ou déjeuner dans de bons restaurants. Leur gîte, très bien décoré et spacieux avec une excellente literie, était impeccablement propre à notre arrivée et tellement bien fourni qu'on s'y est senti comme à la maison. Rien n'y manquait et c'est peu dire. Nous avons même eu à notre disposition de quoi manger le premier soir pour nous éviter de courir faire les courses, quelle délicate attention ! Quant au jardin il est magnifique et a été laissé entièrement à notre disposition pendant tout notre séjour. Encore un atout : le village compte une excellente boulangerie !! C'est le meilleur endroit où l'on ait séjourné depuis très longtemps. Nous le recommandons vivement : vous pouvez louer les yeux fermés.

Gorgeous setting, very peaceful, loved it.

Mary Theresa C. | 01/05/2016 |
Le Fitou is beautiful, stunning surroundings with a delightful view of the church/clock tower from the garden. The inside is furnished to a high standard and was exceptionally clean on our arrival. An added bonus was thatJane & Roger left some food and wine supplies in case we weren't able to get to the supermarket. It was a lovely gesture. Once we'd settled and unpacked our hosts invited us for a glass of wine and a bit of an introduction to the area and site's. A lovely surprise was meeting Lupin their friendly dog who paid us a daily visit and was very welcome to us. The surrounding area has plenty of activities or you can just relax. The village isn't far from anywhere and the roads are well sign posted. Our villa was supplied with a most welcomed & detailed map. Roger & Jane include leaflets and places of interest to visit. There is a lovely small restaurant 3 minutes walk from Le Fitou run by Vincent who will take very good care of you. Overall we had a lovely relaxing stay. Jane & Roger certainly made us feel welcomed. We would recommend their accommodation without hesitation. Thanks for all your kindness.

Excelente, limpio, tranquilo, acogedor (copy of review on Trip Advisor)

| 05/04/2016 |
Acudimos en marzo de 2016 a la zona para ver los fabulosos alrededores del sur de Francia. Tenemos 3 niños y somos muy exigentes con nuestras escasas vacaciones. Y solo puedo decir que fue excelente. Esta ubicado en una localidad tranquila, está limpísimo, los anfitriones-vecinos son encantadores, nos obsequiaron con una primera compra (pan, vino, fiambre, leche, queso, yogurt, etc..) para no preocuparnos al llegar con tener que salir corriendo a comprar y que estuviésemos tranquilos, estaba equipado con toallas, jabón, etc...Cocina totalmente equipada para comer allí si se quiere, piscina preparada para el baño y limpísima (aunque no pudimos usarla pues hacía frío), las camas comodísimas, ....en fin, perfecto. Solo podemos decir gracias, y que seguro que volveremos.

Perfect family rental in a FAB region of France

| 01/10/2015 |
We have rented this gite 4 times in the last 8 years. The only place in the world we've ever gone back to more than once! The rental is clean, spacious and well-equipped. The lovely owners had even stocked the fridge and pantry before our arrival with all the basic essentials. We're usually a family of 4 but we were 6 for one of our trips and there was plenty of room for all of us. The pool and garden are well maintained and you just feel all of your stresses melting away while sitting on the patio enjoying local wine, cheese and produce. We can't get enough of this area and all it has to offer - local markets, beaches, wine-tasting, early morning runs along the Canal du Midi, white water rafting in the Pyrenees, day trips to Spain, kayaking, etc. We find something new to do or area to discover on every trip. And this gite is in the perfect spot to discover it all.

Fabulous (copy or review on Trip Advisor)

| 21/09/2015 |
We spent a family holiday at Le Fitou in July 2015 and I can honestly say it was one of the best we have had. Le Fitou is a charming and very well-kept property. There were only four of us, but it could have very comfortably accommodated six, and it is very reasonably priced. The house is spotless and very well equipped with some nice little touches, including generous basic food essentials on arrival, vases of fresh-cut flowers, good quality linen and towels and plenty of toiletries. It has been very tastefully decorated and furnished. Every morning we would stroll to the lovely little village shop to buy delicious fresh bread and croissants. And we’d be back by the time the coffee had brewed. For an excellent choice of fish, meat, local fruit and vegetables there’s a good supermarket only a few minutes drive away and the gated parking directly in front of the house makes it all very convenient. At the back is a lovely private patio for relaxing and eating al fresco. For our 12-year-old twin boys the very well maintained and good size swimming pool was one of the highlights. It is very safe and it is quiet and peaceful, set in the pretty and well-tended walled garden. Other than on the few occasions when we could persuade the boys to go exploring the nearby towns and countryside they spent most of their time in the pool and rated it 10/10, both for fun and cleanliness. Although shared with the owners, you rarely see them as they are very discreet and only tend to use it when guests are not there. But when you do want to see them, Roger and Jane are fantastic hosts and always happy to provide excellent suggestions of places and nearby restaurants to visit. The white-water canoeing and a privately chartered boat trip on the Canal du Midi were great fun. For a change from the pool, there is some lovely nearby river-swimming and the beach that they recommended at Narbonne was very pleasant and uncrowded. It has given us some lovely memories and the boys are already asking when we will be going back …

LE FITOU comfortably sleeps 6 and is furnished to a high standard.

It has its own private front entrance which opens into a foyer, which in turn leads into the spacious beamed living room with two large windows overlooking the courtyard.There is Wi Fi throughout, Cable TV and a CD Player and a small library of books.

Off the living room is a separate laundry room equipped with a washing machine and toilet.

Also off the living room is the fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, etc. The glass kitchen door allows in plenty of light as well as leading you out to your private patio and the pool and garden area.

Adjoining the living room is a separate dining room with large window overlooking your patio, and the stairs leading to the upper floor.

The master bedroom has a large window overlooking the pool and walled garden; and an en suite bathroom.
There are two twin bedrooms, both with windows overlooking the courtyard, and a large shared bathroom.

Le Fitou is tiled throughout the ground floor, the windows have curtains and shutters, and it is equipped with heating for chillier months. Linen and towels are included (and special beach towels can also be provided).

There is a patio area for your private use, partly covered for shelter, if desired, from the hot sun. There are tables and chairs, a BBQ, sun beds with comfortable cushions and parasols.There are also pool toys and floats.

Besides your private patio, the entire garden and pool patio surround is also for your use.  The swimming pool is a large 5 metre x 11 metre (17 feet x 36 feet), set into a beautiful walled & landscaped provincial garden.

The pool & garden are a shared space with us (Roger & Jane) who live next door. We have a totally separate patio area screened from Le Fitou, but occasionally will be seen gardening and maintaining the pool. (We usually try to do this early in the morning or when you have gone off for the day!)
As far as swimming and sunbathing go, the same applies…. we tend to use the facilities when you are off doing other things!