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A beautifully restored 400 year old house located at the centre of the award winning village of Palairac in the High Corbieres region of Languedoc. The house can sleep 10 people comfortably and offers all modern amenities with spacious accommodation on three floors. The village of Palairac is in the heart of Cathar Country with the castles of Perepertuse, Aguiler and Queribus nearby. There is opportunity for walking, and riding in the immediate area and swimming in local pools and nearby rivers and gorges. The area is particularly popular with on and off road cyclists. (The Tour De France passes through nearby villages most years)The sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are within an hours drive. The nearby towns of Tuchan and Pazioles are 15 minutes away and offer good shopping, bars and restaurants. There is more comprehensive shopping, including superb French markets, at Narbonne, Lezignan, Perpignan, Carcassonne and Ceret.
We live in Oxford with our dog Sancho near to our 3 children and 5 grandchildren. We spent many holidays in France before deciding to buy a house there when we retired and sold our family home. We keep a small cottage base in Oxford but spend a good part of the year in France. Our home in Palairac is now where the family gather for occasions throughout the year.
Jane Venables purchased this cottage in 2004
We love old houses with a history and fell in love with this house on first viewing. It feels cosy but can accommodate all our family with bedrooms and bathrooms to spare. The village is uniquely beautiful and the people are so friendly,(a mixture of French, Belgium, English), we felt right at home as soon as we moved in.
We can fly from the UK into Carcassonne, Bezier, Perpignan, Gerona, (Barcelona), Toulouse or Montpellier so always have a wide choice of cheap tickets. We then drive for an hour through stunning countryside to the village. We like its remoteness because the roads are virtually empty even in high Summer, and except for the odd bicyclists, (The Tour De France passes through nearby villages every year), there is almost no traffic at all through the village itself.
This village has been inhabited for over a thousand years and the 12th Century church, is the centre of many mysteries. Because of its antiquity, no modern building is allowed in the village. Nothing is spoiled.
My family love walking in the hills surrounding the village which are full of wild flowers and shrubs and quite spectacular in the Spring, early Summer and Autumn. The grandchildren play out in the village and surrounding hills and woods, taking picnics, making camps and generally exploring. In the Summer we go swimming in the nearby rivers and local pool where we meet lots of people over drinks and food in the outdoor cafe.
We are always captivated anew by the unique beauty and total peace we find when we arrive back in Palairac.
Thank you for letting us share your little slice of paradise. We have had a brilliant time in your unique home, comfortable and very well equipped. We have stayed in many French houses and yours rates among the highest.
The Mealey Family 8-22 August, 2009.
This house is a gem in beautiful countryside, great walking, relaxing on the terrace or chatting with the locals.
The house itself is equipped with everything you could need and the housekeeper lived just up the road and was very helpful.
Bear in mind that this place is tucked away in the hills and it is a twenty minute drive to the nearest shop so you need to be organised with shopping!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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25% of the rent is payable at the time of booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before the start of the rental period. £100 security deposit is also required, which is returnable after the completion of your holiday.
The house is available to rent weekly from Saturday 4.00pm to Saturday 10.00am during the high season. There is more flexibility with longer term lets and when booking in the Winter and Spring.
Notes on prices:
Reductions available for 4 persons or less in low season and for longer term lets.