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Luxurious gites with infinity pool surrounded by vinyards and fields - L'Olivier



Updated: 18-Oct-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 home L'Olivier, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

A wonderfully spacious independent house, with separate entrances, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on two floors with central heating. Sleeps 8. Access is via a glazed verandah which can be used as a playroom for children and leads via the main hall to the large (50 m2) living/dining room with a fireplace, exposed beams and the original exposed stone walls. The seating area has a comfortable sofa, antique side tables; the dining area is next to the fully equipped kitchen (16 m2). Both kitchen and lounge open to the south facing courtyard with its large olive tree.

There is one ground floor bedroom with a queen size bed, a bathroom with shower and separate toilet.

The first floor with its spacious landing and exposed stone wall has three bedrooms (one with queen size bed and the other two with double beds). There is a separate room for ironing and storage of luggage.

The fully modernized bathroom features a bathtub, shower, double washbasin and separate toilet plus a heated towel rack.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • 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 had a wonderful two weeks at Le Trabet, and really enjoyed everything the region had to offer. Le Trabet and the pool were great, with beautiful clean and well equipped gites. We'd love to come back sometime!
Jun 2014
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Brother concurs

  • 5 of 5

As my sister (Catriona R.) noted in her review, this property is maintained to a very high standard. In particular, the swimming pool is kept spotlessly clean. Claudia and her family are the most gracious hosts you could hope to meet. Wonderful food, fields of sunflowers, vineyards, sounds of classical piano, who could ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your commentary, we enjoyed your staying with us! Claudia
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Beautiful, well equipped and spacious gite

  • 4 of 5

This is the second year running that my family has shared this gite with my brother's family, which is recommendation enough. The property was spacious and well appointed enough to accommodate 8 of us with ease. Everything in the house is spotless and tastefully refurbished, while the grounds, pool, courtyard and sunflower filled surroundings are all similarly beautiful. Claudia, the owner, could not be more accommodating. We recommend Bareil the butcher (less than 10 mins drive away), Montolieu for wine (and cafes and books!), Carcassone for pastries and visiting local markets for veg to make the most of self catering in this wonderful place! There is also an amazing restaurant called Ambrosia again, less than 10 mins drive away and of course plenty of places to fill up on Cassoulet.....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review ! It ws our pleasure to have you stay with us . Claudia
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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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Sep 2016 - 18 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 17 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53
Pet Fee £27

Prices are for one week, starting Friday at 4pm and finishing the following Friday at 10am. Included are: electricity, water, linen, towels, cleaning.
Cot, high chair, babypen are available at no extra charge.
Bikes, 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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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

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury


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


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

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

  • 200 m²


  • upstairs bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • ground floor bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • We like the contrast between the historic origin of the Domaine and the very modern design of the bathrooms. The exposed stone walls date back to the 18th century while the appliances are all high-quality and modern (Grohe and Villeroy &Boch). The overall look is dynamic; the upstairs bathroom has a nice view of the woods.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • modern beds and antique furniture welcome you to the charm of southern France - feel the quiet of the countryside, open your windows, from your bedrooms you can overlook the park or the interior courtyard with its olive tree


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • For a truly unforgettable evening at Le Trabet, you may choose to have your private candle-lit dinner prepared for you by a local chef - served in the maison de maitre. Please ask us about details, this might be a nice way to celebrate on the last evening of your stay with us.

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