B&B in Montlaur, Nr Lagrasse and Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc Rousillon, France - Chambres D'hotes In Picturesque Wine Growing Village
Original wine producer's house and village pharmacy, our delightful, spacious house, is situated in the heart of the medieval village of Montlaur in the wine growing region of the Corbieres. Easy reach of Carcassonne, the Canale du Midi, Cathar castles and Narbonne and the Mediterranean. Ideal for touring, cycling and walking holidays or for immersing yourself in rural French village life.
The house has been tastefully renovated and retains its unique charm. Accommodation for chambres d'hote comprises of two comfortable and attractive double bedrooms each with a separate private bathroom or shower room. Wifi throughout. The quoted price is per room per night for two guests with breakfast . There is also an additional bedroom with twin beds which can be available to members of the same party as one of the double bedrooms as it would share the bathroom .
Details for holiday home Bed and Breakfast , 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, 2 Bathrooms
Top Traveller Review
Charming house in village location!
Thank you to you both! David & Tricia
About the Owner
Our own home, L'Ancienne Pharmacie, where we now offer chambres d'hotes, is a few doors down the road towards the centre of the village. We bought it in 2006 as a holiday home for us and our children and grandchildren as we approached retirement. When we had renovated it, we let it initially a gite for a few years but spent increasing periods of time here and fell in love with the village, the lifestyle and the slower pace of life- and of course the wine and the sunshine. Montlaur, despite its size (around 600 permanent residents) is a thriving rural village and a little hub for other villages in the Val Dagne with its small shops, school and rich community life. Our family are all regular visitors and participate in the village festivals, in Montlaur and the surrounding areas.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The property was large, attractive, comfortable and tastefully renovated. The owners were welcoming and knew the area well which were bonuses. The village is surrounded by fantastic scenery and many other beautiful places are easily accessible.
The house was fabulous, huge and full of home comforts. The owners were so friendly and helped us plan our days out with road maps and suggestions on places to visit. There Had a brilliant holiday and would highly recommend the location.
The property was brilliantly equipped, especially for families with young children, as the owners have a young grandchild. The location was excellent for exploring the area.
L'Ancienne Pharmacie made an excellent base for our visit to this beautiful region in France. Great home, great location, fantastic weather.
En primer lugar os queremos agradecer la acogida que nos habeis dado, soissois una gran familia . Nos hemos sentido muy a gusto entre vosotros . La casa es preciosa y el entorno inmejorable
5 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Charming house in village location!
Our stay in Montlaur at L'Ancienne Pharmacie met all our expectations! We received a warm welcome from our hosts, Felicity and Peter, to their delightful home. Accommodation and breakfast were excellent. They provided a wealth of helpful information about local restaurants, places to visit, scenic routes and so on which enabled us to make the most of our weeks stay in the Languedoc region. A highlight was a visit to, and tasting at the local village winery! Will we be returning? We certainly will, along with recommending to our friends.
Thank you to you both! David & Tricia
First Class Hospitality
We were so lucky to have had the opportunity to stay with Peter and Felicity in their beautiful B & B. Their hospitality was wonderful, and the accommodation they offer is superb. It is a home away from home. Their knowledge of the local area and beyond is excellent which is invaluable in exploring and experiencing the whole region.
You immediately feel like you are in the home of close relatives or friends - the whole atmosphere is warm and friendly. Their advice is well considered and certainly we appreciated this as it allowed us to enjoy each day of travel with more consideration.
Travellers get the opportunity to enjoy the local environment and the population and to embrace their culture. We would highly recommend you contact them when planning your holiday.
Felicity and Peter are the perfect hosts in this B&B. They have made us feel as there family. In the middle of La Region Languedoc-Rosellon, Montlaur is only at 15 minutes to Carcassonne, Lagrasse, and really close to Narbone. If you like to relax a couple of days and have a spectacular scenery between the roads and vineyards this is a beautiful place to stay.
Thank you Peter & Felicity, we hope see you soon
Peter and Felicity were amazing hosts! They really went out of their way to make sure we had a great stay. An example is even proposing to contact them if we needed help in organising a future vacation in the area! It is clear that they love what they do and this is reflected in the way that they treat their clients. The food was generous, the wine plentiful and they even catered for dietary restrictions. We wouldn't hesitate to go back to see them and their quaint B&B!
We had a very friendly welcome at a clean and hospitable house.
Felicity & Peter made us so welcome we thought of ourselves as friends and not customers. The bedroom was comfortable and cleaned regularly, and the private shower room was cleaned daily.The breakfasts were splendid and set us up for the day.
They advised us of what sites we could visit and the timing taken to get to them, thereby stopped us wasting precious time of our visit. A lot of the sites seem easy to reach on the maps but the terrain was something else and some plans we thought of were not practically possible but with Peter's help we saw more of the countryside than would have been possible.
They also arranged a visit to a vineyard/cellar for us free of charge.
There are plenty of restaurants around either at or on route to the various sites or local to the house although a car is necessary. Two particularly nice restaurants are within 10 mins of the house.
The coast is also within easy reach and a day by the Med. is certainly a
The area is well known for the Cathars and their castles. Many still remain as ruins and are spectacular to see. These are highly recommended visits.
The mountains are also spectacular and provide views and breathtaking towns perched on the edges of gorges. One particular place to visit is the town of Minerve just north of Carcassonne, which sits above two rivers on the edge of ....nothing! How they built that place in such a beautiful gorge is amazing.
There are also many churches and abbeys to see around the area.
The town of Carcassonne itself is certainly the jewel in the crown. The medieval town itself is situated within an old town of narrow streets and shops and restaurants, and there is a modern town surrounding all this offering stores and facilities.
The Midi canal runs from Toulouse to S?te on the coast and is ever present through out the area. This means that there are many towns which have riverside restaurants. Two worth a visit are at Homps and Trebes which are both within easy reach.
We can and do recommend this area and highly recommend the house of Peter and Felicity at Montlaur for comfort and hospitality.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
French langauge course at all levels can be arranged with experienced local qualified teacher (who also provides courses to Open University students).
Wine tastings and tour of local vineyards can be arranged.
Guided visits of Cathar castles or routes planned with guests
Bicycles can he hired and delievered to house
50 minutes to the Mediterranean beaches of Narbonnes-Plage, Le Franqui and Leucate. River swimming, with lifeguard in summer, in the Orbieu at Lagrasse 15 mins by car, also in Lake at Taurize 10mins and Orbieu at Ribaute 15mins. Lake swimming at Carcassone beach 20 mins.
Within easy reach of four airports - Carcassonne 30 mins. Toulouse, Perpignan and Beziers all approx 1¼ hrs. 10 hrs by car (not including stops) from Calais. 1½ hrs from Spanish border. Car essential if visitors wish to travel outside the village.
Lagrasse 12km. Le Cite (oldest medieval castle in Europe) at Carcassonne 21km. Trebes on Canale du Midi 16km. Narbonne 50 km. Narbonne-plage (on mediterranean with long expanse of beaches) 60kms. Toulouse 75 minutes.
Montlaur, although a small village of less than 600 residents, is also a thriving little centre for the six villages in the Val D'Agne and has a post office, traditional baker's, pharmacy, small supermarket, hairdressers and a cafe plus five different wine producers providing wine tasting in the village.
There are numerous fetes and village festivals during the summer where you can participate in village meals and dance to live muisc well into the night. Petanque is the favourite sport.
The nearest restaurants are in Servies-en-val (5km), Monze (8kms), and Camplong d'Aude (9kms) all of which are recommended and very reasonable. Numerous attractive restaurants in Lagrasse, Fabrezan, Trebes and of course Carcassonne
Lagrasse (12km) is part of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association (The most beautiful villages of France). The village is famed for its Abbey, medieval houses and streets, book and pottery fairs over the Summer months, and a lovely 12th century hump backed bridge. It is good place to explore at any time of the year and has a number of good restaurants.
Montlaur is the perfect location to explore the Cathar castles and explore this beautiful region rich in history.
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The tariff quoted is per room per night including breakfast for two people. ( two rooms with bathrooms available). 10€ reduction for single occupancy .
Additional bedroom for same party 50€ per night (40€ if one person )
Minimum stay is two nights .
Dinner by prior arrangement - apperitif, 4 courses, wine and coffee 22€. Menu choice can be discussed in advance.
Arrivals after 4pm. Departure by 11.00a.m..
Notes on prices:
The price quoted is per room per night including breakfast for two people.
Dinner by prior arrangement - apperitif, 4 courses, wine and coffee 22€.
Single occupancy. 5€ reduction on nightly prices
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Guest House
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Twin washbasins. Spacious luxury bathroom
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Washbasin. Shower double width
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
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- Notes on accommodation: Good quality bedding and towels. Wifi throughout house. Good library of English and French books and many guide books and maps. Guests may use lounge and satellite TV - English or French. Use of washing machine (5 euros), outside drying area, iron and 'fridge for picnics, by arrangement. Travel cot and highchair available and toys for young children and board games. Breakfast included, with fresh local produce - fresh fruit salad every day including our own fruit when in season from our jardin potager, organic bread, muesli, croissants, yoghurts, jams, honey , toast etc. Served on terrace, under the vine facing the village church, or in the dining room. Tables d'hote by prior arrangement 4 courses with aperitif, wine and coffee 22€ Outside: Small private walled garden with lush flowers and shrubs. Paved terrace area under a vine with attractive garden furniture and barbecue. Sunloungers.