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Parc De Lignieres, Traditional Village House, Pool & Large Private Walled Garden



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Large house, 5 b'rooms, beautiful courtyard, large park, heated pool, centre of village surrounded by vineyards, easy access to Carcassonne & attractions

Parc De Lignieres is a stunning holiday house. Family friendly, spacious, well equipped, comfortable, private and just for you! Plenty of original features like shutters for charm yet up to date facilities like WIFI, lots of hot water, big baths/ showers, family size range and BBQ, and heated non chlorine large & secure pool. The house looks on to its own courtyard. The Parc is discovered through the out buildings and is a large mature fully walled garden. Numerous special spots like the games barn, the sun house, sunbathing deck and pool bar, make the house and garden its own destination. The village has a shop & excellent restaurants, there are Castles, abbeys & caves, superb markets, the famous ancient cite of Carcassonne all within easy reach & ready to be explored. The Med is close enough, cycling is fantastic & so are walks "We loved the pool & garden & hardly scratched the surface of what was available in the area-we have to come back!" Most of our visitors do come back!!

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are a busy family of six plus numerous pets based in central Windsor. We love being together; talking for hours around the kitchen table, playing in the pool, competing at table tennis and chasing each other around on bikes playing tag. Our home in France is perfect for all those things, and we all enjoy being there.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved the house, it was beautiful, very well equipped and very relaxing" James, West Sussex

"The house and village were wonderful and it was all we had hoped for" Steve, London

“I can’t begin to explain what a completely magical place this is. It was most strange to just arrive at a place I have never been before, and feel so completely at home. There is a vibe here at the house, here in the village, and here in this part of France that is truly refreshing and inspiring.” Annie, Somerset

"What a wonderful time we had in Trausse Minervois. The house was beautiful beyond our wildest dreams. The villagers were incredibly friendly, we had stunning weather, cycled, wine tasted, went sight seeing, relaxed and still felt that we only scratched the surface of what was on offer in the area”

Jane & John, Australia

“Once again thanks for your lovely house, we really enjoyed our holiday there.” Annemarie, Dublin, Ireland
May 2007
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From the Owner

We wanted long sunny days, big blue skies, clean air, a strong sense of history and culture and mostly the joie de vivre found in the south of France! We were charmed by the village, fell in love with the 'Parc', and fortunately, the house fell in love with us!!

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Wine: picnic in our very own vineyard or have days out on wine tours. There are three renowned vignerons (wine makers) in the village and opportunities to taste and buy their wine is highly commended. In September try out our special "Vendage Week" whereby you will be able to spend up to 3 days in the vineyards picking grapes, mixing with villagers and friends and helping to bring the harvest in.

Cycling: Our location at the foot of the Montaigne Noir means we can offer plenty of local routes through the vineyards on the plains, or along the Canal Du Midi, as well as in the mountains themselves. The Tour de France has a route nearby. We have out barns and undercover areas for storing and bike repairs, and the property is enclosed, secure and private. You can also hire good bikes nearby

Climbers - There is excellent climbing in the nearby marble gorge between Trausse and Caunes Minervois.

Classes: the house is big enough for classes in painting, photography and cookery


The Mediterranean with numerous fabulous beaches is about an hour away. We have always enjoyed Narbonne Plage.


Carcassonne airport is 25 minutes flown to by Ryanair.

Toulouse airport is 90 minutes flown to by BA and EasyJet plus Air France. Narbonne 60 mins, Toulouse 90 mins and Bordeaux 4 hours; TGV high speed train from Paris to Narbonne and Toulouse. Connecting service to Carcassonne.

Direct route from the ferry/tunnel is straight forward (Paris, Limoges and Toulouse) and through spectactular mountain scenery, approx 10/12 hours. A car is recommended to enjoy what the area has to offer.


Caunes Minvervois and Peyriac are both attractive towns and a 20 min cycle ride through vineyards. Caunes has its own 8th century Abbey and annual sculpture competition using the famous red marble (used at Versaille Palace) that is produced locally. The ancient Cite of Carcassonne with its spectacular medieval jousting and Bastille Day fireworks is only 25 minutes. Cathar castles, mountains (including the Pyrenees) and the Canal du Midi are all nearby.

Further Details:

Trausse has a new and smart shop, a post office, two restaurants and a hairdresser. Fresh bread is delivered daily, meat/fish markets happen during the week. Caunes has a bank, delicatessen, pizzeria, smart restaurants, bar, art galleries and a bustling market. Elegant Narbonne has stylish shops and is an hour's drive. Toulouse, the city of aviation, has beautiful shops and eating places around the central square. Museums, galleries and a special wildlife park - recommended if you are flying into/out of Toulouse and have children.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Summer
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 1 Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2 Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3 High Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4 Late Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

change over fees £250

Booking Notes:
When you book with us we will ask you for three payments: the first payment is a Booking Reservation for your holiday of €750 euros, this is payable on reserving your holiday with us. The second payment is for the balance of your holiday, this is payable six weeks before you arrive. The third payment is the Change Over Fee of £250. This is also payable 6 weeks before you arrive. £130 of the Change Over Fee will be returned to you after your holiday, less any deductions for damage etc.

Changeover Day:
Saturday; 10am departure and arrival after 4pm please. We can be flexible in non peak periods, please ask.

Notes on prices:
The rental amount includes a management fee of €250 to cover Tenant support from our English speaking managing agent; pool & garden maintenance; bed linen & bath towels;normal electricity and gas usage; French Tourist Tax.

Each week in September is a "vendage week". Spend up to 3 days a week helping to bring the grape harvest in at our own vineyard or others nearby, practice your French and enjoy some hearty food at lunch and a glass or two of wine afterwards!

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From the Owner

We love the pace of life and yet the airport is only 30 mins away, surrounded by vineyards we love exploring the little roads on bikes, the local villages on market days and the local specialities that come to the village announced by the 'live radio'. We love the privacy of the large garden and yet we are in the middle of the village; both convenient and peaceful at the same time. Despite being in deepest France its so easy to get to, and easy to get to other things like the Mediterranean, to Toulouse, to quant towns high in fortified ruins and obviously the Medieval cite of Carcassonne. Despite being the 2nd most visited city in France its never crowded, its always welcoming and fun with festivals and shows. A real pleasure!

Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom 1 with bath, separate shower, wc. Family bathroom 2 with bath, separate shower, wc. En suite shower room, wc to bedroom 1. Downstairs loo adjacent to the cloakroom. Outside loo in the front courtyard.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, open fireplace, en-suite shower and walk in cupboard. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with bunk, double bed and cot. Bedroom 5 with double bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The house and grounds have a simple layout. It is safe and contained and yet with enough space for everyone-designed for the perfect easy family holiday. Outside: The whole property is enclosed behind high, old, walls and with secure gates. The courtyard is pretty and welcoming with mature trees providing shade and a lawned area with some hard standing for up to 3 cars. Through the gateway and into the 'Park' you find yourself in the secret garden with out-buildings and play areas, fruit trees and pool area to explore. There is a childs swing amongst the trees. The pool area is enclosed by a hedge and fence and overlooked by the sunhouse, bar and terrace. The pool is 10/5m, heated and uses saline filtration, which is very kind on the skin and eyes. There is a manual cover, which conforms to French safety standards for extra security and convienence, and to keep the pool warm. The pool area has plenty of space for sunbathing, and also a pool bar for sundowners. Bikes can be hired from nearby Mellow Velos. We also have a table tennis table and a rowing machine for the really virtuous. Utility Room: Separate Utility Room with large capacity washing machine, large capacity tumble drier, ironing facilties. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and house towels provided. House cleaned prior to your arrival, please leave it in same good condition. Change over fee of £250, £130 of which will be returned to you if there are no breakages, losses or damage. Garden and pool maintenance provided. Other: Cosy snug off the kitchen which everyone loves, full of toys, board games, TV, DVD and movies aplenty, PS3. Ideal for little ones who can't cope with long holiday meals without play breaks. Ideal for watching a movie after an exhausting day out exploring.

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