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Luxurious gites with infinity pool surrounded by vinyards and fields - Le Palmier



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
3 luxurious gites in the countryside, the perfect retreat for 6-8 people

Three spacious gites with large pool at 18th century former winery 'Le Trabet'. Surrounded by vineyards, woods, fields of sunflowers and wheat, in the sunny Languedoc Roussillon region of the South of France, in a beautiful setting, Le Trabet offers glorious views of the Pyrenees and the Black Mountains. Just some minutes' drive from Carcassonne, one hour to the Mediterranean beaches.

Toulouse is one hour away, Spain and Andorra are not far either. Restaurants, local markets and wineries are all to be found nearby.

Le Trabet offers the ideal combination of a restful and active holiday. Relax at the property or at one of the sandy beaches, take advantage of our bikes and go explore the surroundings, take a long walk in the uncrowded and unspoiled nature, dive into our infinity pool, enjoy the warm sun and the lovely view of the park.

Plan a visit of the village festivals, wander around the famous Cathar villages, explore the many castles and abbeys; choose from horse riding, playing golf, tennis and jeu de boules. Spend a day canoeing and boating on the Canal du Midi which is close by.

This region seems to be made for mountain biking or cycling: Almost every year the Tour de France passes through a nearby road. Many of our guests bring their own bikes and ride along the flat roads of the river Aude valley or go up the slopes of the Black Mountains - we also provide good quality bikes for free use by our guests.

One of the most beautiful golf courses of this region is close to Carcassonne. Every Tuesday and Friday morning the British golf club members play there, this is often followed by lunch at the golf club's restaurant. Our guests are cordially invited to participate.

The region has several other reputable golf courses, like the one in Mazamet. You may also wish to spend a day in Northern Spain, only 2 hours drive from Le Trabet, and play at one of the many marvellous Spanish golf courses.

Here is a small selection of the most sought-after places to visit: The medieval fortified cité of Carcassonne is one of France's most popular tourist attractions with many restaurants and shops, nestled along its medieval narrow streets.

Plan a visit to the remains of Cathar hilltop castles and abbeys. Get to know pretty villages like Limoux, well-known for its sparkling wines or go to Mirepoix, holding an attractive Monday morning market at the town square, surrounded by medieval houses with galleries underneath.

Andorra (the 'tax free' shopping paradise) combined with some walking/picnicking in the Pyrenees is worth a visit and not too far, you will enjoy driving along the pleasant winding roads up the mountains.

At the Canal du Midi harbour, not far from our property, one can rent a boat for a day or for some hours and enjoy the dappled shade of the large trees framing the canal while gliding along on the water.

For more information and pictures please take a look at our website www.letrabet.com

More Details

Details for holiday villa Le Palmier, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

A nicely decorated spacious ground floor apartment (145 m2) with local character: exposed beams, antique cupboards, French country charm. Gite sleeps 4 - 6 people. Access to this gite is via a private entrance from the south-facing terrace overlooking the garden. Relax outdoors, with a view of plane and palm trees and the swimming-pool; barbecue and lounge chairs are provided. French doors open to the spacious dining/sitting room. The dining table, with candlelight chandelier, sits 8 people. Antique cupboards match well with the furniture and the artwork displayed. The master bedroom, dominated by a large open fireplace engraved with the year 1790, features a queen-size bed plus a convertible sofa for two. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, a single bed may be added upon request. The modern independent kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to make your stay comfortable. Modern bathroom with both shower and bathtub. Separate toilet.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We had been looking for a home in the south of France for several years and fell in love the first time we saw Le Trabet with its stone facade and blue window shutters.

Formerly, an 18th-century winery, it has been lovingly restored by the former owners to accommodate three luxurious gites. The estate is set in a small park with established trees and shrubs. The swimming pool is fabulous.

As to ourselves, we have traveled far and wide. We were both born in Germany, have lived in Wales and the US and are now happy to be at this beautiful property in the unspoiled countryside of the Aude province.

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Speaks English, French, German, un poco de espagnol

Guestbook comments from the owner

We recently stayed at this very nice property and had a fantastic time. There is a very cool-looking barbecue area set in the rose garden and with a view of the woods, the pool is big and spotlessly clean, the rooms are spacious and the kitchen and bathrooms are modern and high standard. What more to ask for ... We had a great time and can't wait to get back.
May 2015
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent, as advertised and more, very welcoming and relaxing, well done Claudia, thank you

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Le Palmier was a delight. The quiet and relaxing surroundings were perfect for us and our 2 border collie dogs (who settled very quickly and were made welcome). The garden was safe & secure, we had 2 outside eating areas to choose from and there was acres of walking around the growing vines. The inside facilities were excellent, all working to a high standard, and the spacious surroundings were very comfortable. Claudia's welcome and excellent orientation was just right. As for location, the spot is well located to explore the Aude region, Carcassonne and the mountains to the north and south. As for the pool, divine; sadly we only stayed the week!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderful review, it was a delight having you stay with us ! Claudia
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A Fantastic quiet corner in lovely countryside

  • 5 of 5

Le Trabet was exactly what we were looking for: a nice quiet setting but close enough to local sites to go exploring. Carcassonne is only a short drive away but there is so much more to see! There are lots of castles and picturesque hilltop villages to see. The foothills of the Pyrenees are not far away.

The owners were very friendly, always helpful and ready to suggest nice places to visit. The gites (Le Palmier) is spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed. There is heaps of space in the surrounding park lands, the pool was perfect for cooling down after hot day.

It was an all-round perfect holiday and we'd love to come back some time.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A charming property in the middle of a beautiful and quite countryside. Everything in Le Trabet is impressively spacious, confortable and immaculate: the bedrooms and bathrooms, the very well equipped kitchen and the large living room. Everything is as good as it looks in the photographs. There's also a magnificent swimming pool, a huge park and even a real barbecue place!Whether by walking, hiking, bike (provided) or vehicle, exploring the area is just exciting and there are lots of wonderful spots to discover not very far away, starting with Carcassonne, the fortified city on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

I would most certainly recommend this property to my friends.

P d'Epenoux

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

A house of stone, built to last. Blue window shutters and fences reflect the colors of the sky. An old winery barn surrounded by meadows. A luxuriously big infinity swimming pool in a garden setting surrounded by conifers and fig trees. A view of the Montagnes Noires and the Pyrenees. What more could one want … maybe all those fantastic restaurants to discover, ranging from very inexpensive hidden local gems all the way up to the grandiose ones: five Michelin-star restaurants are to be found in the vicinity. There are small bars and cafés in every village, inviting you to stop and sit down among the locals. Not to forget the fascination of ancient ruins and Cathar castles …. And of course there is the constant invitation of the swimming pool and the soothing sound of the summer wind that plays with the trees -

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Alzonne at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de Carcassonne at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carcassonne at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A61 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Alzonne at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Pyrenees at 120 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Perpignan at 60 Kilometres Car: necessary

Situated in a rural area only 10 minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne. Boat rental on the Canal du Midi is close by.

Airports: Toulouse - 1 hour and Carcassonne - 15 minutes; High Languedoc Reginal Parc - 15 minutes; Mediterranean beaches - 1 hour; swimming lakes - 30 minutes; Spain/Pyrenees/Andorra - 1,5 hour; nearby vineyards and winery; restaurants with wine tasting; gorges, picturesque medieval villages, uncrowded, unspoilt nature in Corbières, Minervois and Malepère all nearby; railway station Carcassonne - 15 minutes. Excellent biking and hiking in the environment.

We also offer special weekend packages for the off season. Please contact me for details.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Cleaning Fee £51

Prices are for one week, starting on Saturday at 4pm and finishing the following Saturday at 10am. Included are:
electricity, water, linen, towels, cleaning.
Cot, high chair, babypen available at no extra charge.
Bikes and helmets, tennis rackets, jeu de boule balls and golf clubs are at your disposal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Le Trabet talks of happiness - leaving the road, driving along the gravel path, arriving at the blue iron gates, one feels transported to a different place altogether. Whether you look for the calm of the countryside or the proximity of local cafés and bars - or maybe you are fascinated by castles and canals - the days are too short to enjoy it all. You will love your stay - and at the end you will be sad to leave.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 145 m²


  • main bathroom - Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, separate toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, antique stone fireplace and a view of your private terrasse
  • the bedrooms can be configured to accommodate your needs, baby beds are available also


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • For a truly unforgettable evening while staying with us, you may choose to have your private candle-lit dinner prepared for you by a local chef - served for you either in the maison de maitre or on your private terrace. We offer this as an extra option for your first or last night at Le Trabet. During the winter months we also offer special packages for a three-day luxury weekend - please ask for details !

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