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Stone Cottage With Private Sun Terrace And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Sougraigne, Languedoc - Peaceful Location, Horse Riding And Good Walking Near The Village

Lovely stone cottage in foothills of Pyrenees, beautiful location in small village. The hot springs treatment center at Rennes-les-Bains, a local riding school, historic cathar castles and the famous church at Rennes-le-Chateau are all nearby. The house has a lovely living area with beamed ceiling and open chimney and great views from the large, sunny roof terrace. The large double bedroom accesses the terrace.

Clare Kenny
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Clare Kenny

I am self employed and life in London can get quite hectic, so I love the chance to enjoy a different pace of life. The gorgeous countryside, local events and the relative quiet I find when I visit my cottage helps restore the batteries!

Clare Kenny purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Clare Kenny chose Limoux area

I bought my house because I was looking for a retreat somewhere, a place where I could unwind from hectic London life. The village is so pretty and the surrounding countryside so beautiful, I feel very lucky to have found it. There are so many things to do.There are numerous footpaths to explore, many a day can be spent hiking locally with a packed lunch! Also nearby are colourful markets, ancient Cathar sites not to mention the mysteries surrounding the church at Renne's le Chateau. In the summer months there are music events, village fêtes and film festivals to look out for. Unwinding and sampling the great local wines and produce while relaxing on the terrace is how I spend a lot of my time there! Exploring French life is great fun and the pace of life in the country is lovely.

What makes this cottage unique

The airport is only 50 minutes away and the Ryanair flight gets me to the house in the early afternoon. I sometimes get a treatment at the natural hot spring health spa in Rennes les Bains during my stay. They have a swimming pool which is filled with warm spring water and is a nice alternative to the local lakes and rivers - The hot spring actually pours out into the river and its healing properties can be enjoyed by all! The coast is an hour and a half's drive and makes a great day out. There are numerous books and films at the house and the quiet that descends as evening comes in is quite remarkable. You rarely see the night sky in all it's glory if you live in a busy city and spending a few hours on the terrace with a glass of wine looking at the stars is a lovely way to relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really enjoyed our week here, it's a wonderful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Felt very at home, the kitchen is excellent and we spent the week eating a lot and drinking wine on the terrace.

Vicky and john -

A great week exploring a new area of France; the drive to Perypertuse through the stunningly beautiful Gorge de Galamus- WOW

Sitting on the terrace one evening I saw my first shooting star along with a whole array of stars, planets and even the milky way. It was so clear you felt you could reach out and touch it.

A lovely week

Lesley and Jo

Loved Alet-les-Bains quietly understated medieval village; Sunday market at Esperaza - don't miss it! Trip to Castel Negre paid great dividends. Thank you for the use of this lovely cottage which has a very comfy bed!

Doug and Jane

Booking your beautiful cottage was the best decision we've made in a long time!

It's going to be a struggle surviving our busy home city after enjoying such a peaceful and atmospheric place

Oct 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sougraigne in Aude

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Lovely tiled shower room with wash basin and wc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large bedroom with king sized bed opening onto private sun terrace. Cotton bed linen provided. wooden floor. beamed ceiling in eaves of property.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The house is situated opposite the fountain in the village square of a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It is a tranquil spot and an ideal place to relax. It has whitewashed stone walls and wooden floors throughout and the exposed beams give it a lovely rustic feel. The house has home comforts, books and films which are available for the visitor to use. The TV is provided for videos and DVD's. There is parking on the village square, usually directly outside the house. If for any reason there are a lot of cars in the village there is additional parking to the right of the aproach to the village which is 1 minute's walk from the house. Outside: Large private south facing roof terrace enjoying spectacular views, perfect for sunbathing or dining outside. Equipped with wooden outdoor table and chairs. There are sun loungers available in the house. The views from the sun terrace are beautiful at all times of the day, the night sky is really something to see. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cotton bed linen and towels are included. The property is self catering. Additional cleaning can be arranged during your holiday by arrangement and at clients expense. Other: There is an room off the main living area in which ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner, sun-lounger are stored.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Comfortable cottage in a quiet village.

  • 5 of 5

We planned to tour France for one month, and decided to spend two weeks at the cottage. When we arrived, the cottage was clean and tidy and everything that we could possibly need was there.

We enjoyed many breakfasts and evenings sitting on the sun terrace admiring the surrounding countryside and catching the sun.

The cottage was situated in a superb location and it allowed us to visit lots of fantastic places. The roads were quiet which allowed us several long bike rides and walks through the countryside.

All in all a fantastic place to stay and an amazing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely experience with a terrace and a view to die for

  • 5 of 5

Cosy property, well appointed and in a beautiful little village. Extremely quiet. When the hot water didn't work an English speaking plumber was there within a very short time and as these things happen from time to time Clare clearly has an effective network of contacts to get things sorted and quick. We have been in other places where this doesn't happen! We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay - I am very lucky to have a 'swat team' of friendly proffessionals who can always get things sorted out if needed! very glad you felt looked after.
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A real home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Clare's cottage is a fabulous spot to while away a week! The house itself is full of character; quirky but very comfortable. It's obviously a much-loved second home, rather than simply a holiday rental. The roof terrace is a great place to have breakfast, or watch the sunset, or just do nothing at all. The village is quiet, and a great centre for exploring locally or further afield. We had a lovely week - thank you Clare.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richard , I'm really pleased you both enjoyed the house and area so much , I'm especially happy that you felt so at home. Very best wishes Clare
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beautiful peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in a lovely rural village and is really well equipped and very welcoming. It is in a gorgeous part of France and is close to rivers and lots of walks. We loved it. The best part was sitting on the terrace and looking at the stars whilst drinking a local excellent wine. I couldn't reccommend this property more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, character cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was everything we had hoped for. Beautiful scenery, wildlife and a very pretty village. The cottage was very well equipped and it was easy just to sit on the balcony all day listening to the bird song and looking at the hills or stars. A complete break from the rat race - we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week in Clare's cottage in Sougraigne. The cottage itself is very well equipped with a lovely rustic cottage ambience and felt very cosy. Very nicely decorated throughout.

We particularly enjoyed sitting on the terrace in the evenings, watching the sun go down over the mountains, while the swifts flew overhead. With a glass of red wine and some fantastic local food, it was just perfect. The village itself is charming and the surrounding countryside is beautiful and there are so many wonderful places to visit within easy distance. If you fancy a slightly longer trip, Andorra is just 2 hours away. We would certainly recommend this cottage. We have great memories of our holiday in Sougraigne and would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit on booking. Balance to be cleared not later than 4 weeks before arrival.
Minimum rental is 7 day
Rental is booked on the basis of 2 people. I charge £40 per night for an extra visiting guest.
Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.
Arrival time also flexible but by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
If you are visiting the house during the autumn months there is always a stock of firewood available for the evenings at a small surcharge on arrangement.

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