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Two Tastefully Renovated Cottages 15mins Limoux, just Half An Hour Carcassonne

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Tastefully renovated Holiday Home in Alaigne, nr. Carcassonne & Limoux, Languedoc, France. - Peaceful Location With The Benefit Of A Village Setting - Complete With Bakery/shop And gallery

Chez Dyna is a charming old maison de Maitre in the centre of Alaigne, which has been lovingly restored by present owners Lin & Geoff Faulkner. It is an ideal relaxing location to base your exploration of the Cathar country. Chez Dyna is less than half an hour to both the magical city of Carcassonne, the only fortified town in Europe still inhabited and the spiritual hilltop village of Rennes-le-Chateau, site of many Holy Grail excavations, and just 15mins. from Limoux. Chez Dyna which also offers B&B accommodation now offers two newly refurbished very pretty gites (cottages) for holiday rental. We aim to offer guests a friendly, stress free stay with the possiblilty if desired, to blend self contained gite accommodation with b&b at our bed and breakfast next door. We can be flexible about the duration of stay as well as the day of arrival and departure. Our aim is for you to have a happy, peaceful & stress free holiday. Situated in a lovely village with small art gallery and boutique gift shop,bakery & grocery shop. There is a small outdoor swimming pool (summer only) and a cafe- bar just 3km. away and a superb restaurant 5km. away. This property is just half an hours drive from Carcassonne and offers a welcome quiet oasis after a day of busy sightseeing and exploring.

We also offer the possibility to dine with us or take breakfast with us from time to time (extra charge) and you can enjoy the conviviality of mixing with the locals in the freindly local bars.

Premium quality cycles of all levels of sophistication - including electrically assisted are available for rental in our village.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About geoff

The catalyst for our life in France and the name of our Chambres d'Hotes was our first classic French car, a 1951 Dyna Panhard. In fact, the actual car which was shown at the London Motor show in October 1951

Chez Dyna was love at first sight despite the extensive work that was immediatly necessary !.

We have lovingly restored the house over a 5 year period and our enthusiasm both for the house and our village has not waned. Since opening as a Chambres d'Hotes three years ago we have met many interesting people from different countries. It is a pleasure to share our home and to share stories over a glass or two of wine.

Recently we have added a little cottage, a small art gallery and transformed an old forge into a gorgeous apartment for those who prefer self catering holidays.

geoff purchased this cottage in 2004

Why geoff chose Alaigne

This area is perfect for exploring the mythical Cathar country and tasting the local wines and food.

We are in a lovely village just Half an hour from Carcassonne and Rennes-Le-Chateau.

Our village has its own shop, Bakery, post office, tiny school and art gallery / boutique gift shop - so we can be in a peaceful setting among the vineyards yet just a short drive to the local attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

Carcassonne Airport is less than half an hour away whilst Toulouse, Beziers and Perpignan can be reached in just over an hour yet this perfect location allows you to experience life in a genuine French village.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Please search out Chez Dyna on Trip Advisor to see our many previous guest's comments
Feb 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Alaigne in Aude

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , new very modern walk in thermostatic shower
  • New modern bathroom with washbasin, toilet and walk in thermostatic shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: up to 2 plus child (1 Bedroom), Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom property with double bed, plus small single bed or cot for child. Two bedroom property with double bed & single bed - plus occasional sofa bed. Note : prices shown are for One bedroom property.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: We have two cottages available - One with one bedroom and another with two bedrooms - please ask for prices. Both properties have their own quiet outside space for sitting & dining and we welcome guests to use our quiet garden just next door. Please ask for latest availability because we do not keep this calendar updated. Outside: Private area for sitting / dining outside and guests are encouraged to also use the garden of our main house. Private off road parking is possible. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, bedding, linen etc are included and there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for cleaning at the end of your stay. We do however expect you to leave the property as you found it and to pay for any breakages.


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Two Tastefully Renovated Cottages 15mins Limoux, just Half An Hour Carcassonne
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Quaint Gite.

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped property, ideal location for Carcassonne.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Lorraine for your review. We are pleased that you found Chez Dyna to be a relaxing base from which to explore the Carcassonne area.
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away from it all

  • 5 of 5

During the months of May and June 2014, I made my home at Chez Dyna for relaxation and for work. I couldn’t have discovered a more perfect setting in France for what I needed. I found my beautifully furnished gite, the truly quaint village of Alaigne, my slow evening walks, and the surrounding vineyards and weather just what I was looking for. The owners of Chez Dyna, Geoff and Lin, assisted me giving me information for touring. They informed me of events and sites near Alaigne and the surrounding area that I wouldn’t have known otherwise. I will be returning to the same gite during the months of May and June 2015.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Un gioiello nel Sud della Francia

  • 5 of 5

Un soggiorno rilassante e romantico quello che io e il mio ragazzo abbiamo trascorso dal 21 al 28 marzo da Chez Dyna, nella fantastica regione dell'Aude.

Abbiamo optato per il self catering e prenotato il delizioso "Cottage" Gite a Chez Dyna. Il cottage e' ben curato ed e' stato rinnovato recentemente con stile e buon gusto dai proprietari Lin e Geoff. Il Cottage e' pulito e fornito di tutti i confort necessari e immaginabili: utensili, pentole e piatti; c'e' un caminetto a legna che abbiamo acceso una sera per guardare un fim. Anche il giardino, sul retro del B&B, e' accessibile da tutti gli ospiti.

L'accoglienza di Lin e Geoff ci ha fatto sentire fin da subito come a casa. Ci hanno suggerito ristoranti, mercatini delle pulci, bric a' brac, paesini e luoghi da visitare tra Tolosa, Carcassonne e in generale nella regione Catara. Chez Dyna e' immerso nel verde, nelle campagne dell'Aude, tra sentieri e vigneti ed e' un ottimo punto di partenza per chi come noi volesse esplorare la regione Catara.

E' stato un soggiorno meraviglioso, un'esperienza da ripetere ogni volta che si vuole davvero staccare la spina e, anche se un po' distante dal paese di Limoux (circa 10/15km in macchina) ne vale davvero la pena. Un'ultima "chicca" che non posso non nominare e' la galleria d'arte " La Forgerie" inaspettatamente fornita di eccellenti pezzi d'arte: foto, dipinti, abbigliamento e oggettistica fatti a mano da artisti locali e non e a prezzi ragionevoli: ottima per chi, come noi, lascia l'acquisto dei regali all'ultimo momento. Altamente raccomandato!!! Anche il B&B sembra ottimo.

Grazie Lin e Geoff!!! Torneremo senz'altro a stare da voi!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Photographic Trip

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in The Old Forge Gite next to the Art Gallery. It was like a home from home - modern styled very comfortable and ideal as a base for my expeditions. Beautiful part of the world, friendly locals and the owners are lovely. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Myself and a work colleague stayed in L'ancienne Forge gite while we were in the area for business. It was a really great space to relax and work in and Lin and Geoff were great knowledgable, helpful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Information / tutoring etc on wine and wine tasting tours can be arranged.

Cathar history tuition can be arranged.

Snowboarding tuition can be offered.

Horse riding & pony trecking

Cycling and cycle rental

Bird watching

Kyaking & canooing

Many local walks

Boat trips on Canal du Midi


40 mins. drive to the coastal beaches - 30 mins drive to lakes with sandy beach


Airports :

Carcassonne 30 mins.

Beziers 60 mins.

Toulouse 60 mins.

Perpignan 90 mins.


Limoux (home of the Blanquette de Limoux) 15mins.

Carcassonne 30 mins.

Rennes-Le-Chateau 30 mins.

Bugerach 30 mins.

Canal du Midi 20mins.

Further Details:

Chez Dyna benefits from being able to offer a location only half an hour from the bustling city of Carcassonne, but in a tranquil village set in the Malepere vinyards. The village boasts is own cafe - bar for dining or taking that early evening apero as well as having its own baker for those fresh croissants each morning.

It is a perfect location to relax before the days' exploration commences.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Alaigne, Aude

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.53 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

Booking Notes:
Being able to offer a blend of b&b in our house and self catering accommodation in the cottages, we are able to be flexible about your arrival / departure dates.
Please note that we do not update the availability page on this site - so do please ask for latest availability

Changeover Day:
Being able to offer a blend of b&b in our house and self catering accommodation in the cottages, we are able to be flexible about your arrival / departure dates.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the one bedroom property. Please ask for prices of two bedroom.
10% discount for bookings made in the month of your stay (not applicable February, June, July August, september & November)

Long stay discount : we offer a discount for stays of two weeks or more. (not in June, July, August, September)

Please ask for details.
Please note : the local tourist office has applied a tourist tax of 60cents per person per night which we are obliged to add to your bill. Sorry.

We do not ask for a cleaning charge, nor do we ask for a deposit against breakages - but we do expect the property to be as clean on departure as it was on arrival - and for any breakages to be paod for

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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