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

Bedrooms 1
Space 40 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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 Café/bar

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. 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 to blend self contained gite accommodation with b&b. 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 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

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017

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 Limoux area

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 owner

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:
  • 40 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 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 bath with shower over in one bedroom property. New modern bathroom with walk in shower in Two bedroom property.
  • 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
  • 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.

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


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


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: Apr 11, 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: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.51 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner 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

Owner'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.
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