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Near Carcassonne, lovely house & pool between historic hilltop village & moors



Updated: 28-Sep-2016
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps six to eight

La Coumo looks over the hilltop village of Laurac le Grand -- listed as a national monument --and the moors and valleys of the Lauragais. It is a traditional house, well-modernised, with pretty interior, cool in the summer and snug in winter with its wood-burning stove. The garden, which is not overlooked, has lawn and terrace beside the pool and trees and veranda for shade. The open pool can easily be enclosed by a 'glasshouse' shelter to make for warmer and cleaner bathing when needed. Here is the peace and quiet of the deep countryside with shops, markets, vineyards & restaurants and other facilities nearby.

Around Laurac Le Grand: Laurac is no longer ‘grand’ as it was in the Middle Ages, but it is interesting to explore its quiet traffic-free lanes and speculate on its turbulent history, or to walk from the house directly on to the moor-land paths and into its little valleys where you can find wildlife, wild flowers (particularly orchids and lavender) and fine views. A short car-drive will take you to the lovely banks of the Canal du Midi, or the markets of Castelnaudary and Mirepoix (the latter in a perfect medieval arcaded town-square), or just a little further to the battlements of Carcassonne – or if you want to taste local wines and food we can arrange visits to vineyards, farms and village fetes……

Touring in the Aude & the Ariége: Situated between the mountains of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean coast, there is much to see -- abbeys, old churches, castles, pretty villages and fortified towns – or imposing cities like Toulouse, Perpignan, Narbonne -- museums like those of Toulouse-Lautrec and Salvador Dali, cave-paintings like those of Niaux -- or further afield, Spain & Andorra….On fine AutoRoute and quiet back-roads where driving a car is still a pleasure. But you may want to spend most of your time just floating in the pool, browsing in the sun or dining outdoors in the shade --- and if the children get bored (which is unlikely) you can always bring them to see the animals on our nearby farm !

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More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castelnaudary at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Castelnaudary at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 60 Kilometres Car: necessary

Laurac le Grand is in the Languedoc region of the South of France, 25 minutes drive from the walled city of Carcassonne, 50 minutes from Toulouse, 60 minutes from the Mediterranean coast, 30 minutes from the Pyrenees, and two hours from Spain and Andorra

Other Activities: canal boating


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Basse Saison
9 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New year
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse Saison
8 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

These rates include all services, heating, electricity, bedding and towels for indoor use. There is an additional charge of £90 for Xmas, New Year & Easter weeks. There is sometim!es a small surcharge for bank-charges incurred in receiving euros, depending on bank practices. . We ask for 25% of the rent as deposit to secure a booking, the rest payable two months before start-date of the holiday.

Nous demandons 25% à la réservation et le solde 2 mois avant la date de location.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 28-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood 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
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Espace - salon - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 2 cots


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • The three bedrooms will sleep six people (and 1 or 2 babies) but there is an upstairs seating area with sofa-bed and screens which could be used for two more persons. There is partial access for disabled people -- please ask for details. The pool can be used like any other open-air pool, or partly-covered for extra warmth and completely covered during the night or periods of cool or wet weather. Regular use can increase the temperature of the pool by 6 to 10°C and extends the season for comfortable bathing. In the current period of weather-instability throughout Europe, this facility may be important even in high summer....see additional photo section for an example of the cover in semi-open position. It is easy to remove completely.

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