|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
A former farm out-building, the Grange is the closest to the Pool and boasts two double bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor all with underfloor heating. The open plan lounge and kitchen with electric heating are on the first floor with patio doors leading to the private terrace.
The bedrooms consist each of a large double bed (1.80m x 2m), two bedside tables and a wardrobe. The windows overlook the grounds.
The shower room contains his and her washbasins, a large shower with pebble floor, toilet and washing machine.
The living area is furnished with comfortable sofas, a coffee table as well as TV and CD player.
The kitchen is fully equipped with table and chairs, cooker, fridge, dishwasher, sink, microwave, kettle, toaster, Senseo coffee machine, ample cooking equipment etc.
The walled terrace is equipped with garden furniture and a gas barbecue.
The Grange is suitable for long winter lets.
The Owners, David and Ariane, invite you to enjoy the charm of our Domaine du Moulin, which dates back to around 1800. The Domaine, its four Gîtes and the large heated swimming pool are located close to Limoux in a picturesque valley. Set in over two hectares (6 acres) of secluded grounds the Domaine enjoys splendid views of the medieval hill-top village of Roquetaillade and surrounding hills. Only 30 minutes from Carcassonne and its airport and about an hour from Toulouse, it is ideally placed to explore the Cathare castles, the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean Sea and the most productive wine region in the world - or just relax by the swimming pool and take in the views.
Please visit our WEBSITE for more photos of the property, region and activities. Click on the FACILITIES tab and scroll down. The address is below NOTES.
In 2003 my husband (English) and I (German) decided that it was time to become a bit adventurous and also find a sunnier place to live. For our daughter it was good timing too because she was 4 years old and about to start primary school.
David, a former electronic engineer/project manager, is now a self-employed builder and I, a former marketing manager, run the gites and offer relocation services including home search, administrative help and project management.
Ariane Summa-Duncan purchased this house in 2003
For various reasons we came to the conclusion that leaving Europe was not for us and amongst all other European countries France seemed to tick most of our boxes.
In England we had an average house with a 100 foot garden and a huge mortgage. Here we have a beautiful house with 6 acres of wild and romantic land and no mortgage.
As many others we first looked at Provence but found it too expensive and crowded. Instead we found the "Provence for the poor people". Here in the Languedoc we also have skiable mountains, the sea, attractive cities and beautiful countryside. Our property is centrally located one hour to mountains, to the sea or to Toulouse.
All year round there is something else beautiful to see or do like poppies and wild orchids in spring, 7 months of the year swimming in the pool, the changing colours of the vines in autumn, skiing in the winter, good restaurants, many sporting activities are on offer such as hiking, cycling, golf, horse riding, canoeing... We are centrally placed for all the tourist sites of our region including 2 world heritage sites i.e. the fortress of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi.
50% deposit to secure a reservation, the balance 6 weeks prior to arrival. No refund possible after the final payment.
A damage deposit of 200 euros is required on arrival and will be reimbursed at the end of your stay - we will accept sterling for this deposit.
Arrival Saturday after 4 pm, departure Saturday by 10 am in July and August. Outside the main season arr/dep days are flexible.
Notes on prices:
Outside the main season of July and August prices for the Grange are based on 2 people renting. For 3-4 people the rent increases by 100E per week.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
The desciption and pictures of the Grange and facilities are accurate. The house was sufficiently spacious for a family of 4, with a nice combined kitchen and living room. Outsite terrace is in reality bigger and nicer than it seems on the pictures. Everything in the house was spotless clean. If anything, we perhaps missed a littlebit the morning sun (no big deal).
Ariane was very kind, and keen on making sure we had a good time, and had good recommendations where to go and where not to. Besides enjoying the landscape and views, the very nice pool, and the quiet and calm local athmosphere, we went to Chateau Pereypertuse and Gorges de Galamus (Impresive nature), market in Esperaza (A gem), Carcassone (Impressive), Narbonne (Beautiful cathedral), The Mediterranian (well, it's a lot of water...) Toulouse (Good shopping in the center), market in Limoux (ok). We would recommend a stay here to anyone who enjoys being a bit away from the turistic "noise" while still being close to marvellous nature, culture, good food & wine, and interesting history.
Originally we booked the Gite to have a base from which to explore the area but we were bowled over by the beauty of the area and, especially, the hospitality of our hosts. The house itself is really well equipped and really comfortable.
Great little house in a fantastic setting; so peaceful and relaxing. Everything was there that we needed and it was presented really well. The area is great too, so much to do - we could have done with another week!
Set in natural surroundings, this is a very clean and comfortable gite. Ariane could not have been more friendly and helpful, and the pool was a delight on sunny and hot days. We travelled far and near, re-visiting old haunts and discovering new places, and were always happy to return to our private terrace to eat supper al-fresco. We would certainly recommend The Grange.
I can highly recommend a stay here. Loved every minute from the well equiped house, pool, terrace and grounds.
Light, airy and a pleasure to stay there and hopefully will return one day.
My husband and I had a lovely stay at The Grange. The owners met us when we arrived and were very pleasant and informative about the property and facilities. The gite was well maintained and spotless, very comfortable and well equiped. It was in a great location, rural and quiet, dark skies for stargazing and quite roads for running or walking. The local village on the hill was picturesque. It was a good base for exploring the cather castles and the unesco world heritage sites of Carcasonne and the midi canal( car neeeded). We had a relaxing few days break and enjoyed our evening meal and glass of local wine on the patio. I would definatley recommend a stay at this gite, it is suitable for couples or family(2 bedroom). Lovely pool just behind the gite.