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Tastefully Renovated Pretty Cottage 15mins From Limoux And Just Half An Hour From Carcassonne



Updated: 14-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Converted Gite nr. Carcassonne, Limoux Aude, Languedoc, France - Quiet, Peaceful With The Benefit Of A Village Location - 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 . 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 near Bugerach mountain - site of many Holy Grail excavations. Chez Dyna now offers two newly refurbished very pretty adjoining gites (cottages) for holiday rental. We aim to offer guests a friendly, stress free stay with the possiblilty to blend self catering gite accommodation with b&b if required. We can be flexible about the duration of stay as well as the day of arrival and departure. We are located in a small but lively village with bakery, art gallerie/gift shop and post office.

A freindly café-bar is located 3km. away as is a very nice swimming pool open in the high season.

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

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About the Owner

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We invite you to search our Chez Dyna on Trip Advisor to see some comments from our previous guests
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We invite you to search our Chez Dyna on Trip Advisor to see some comments from our previous guests
Mar 2012
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(1 traveller reviews)


Comfortable and cosy

  • 5 of 5

The property was spacious, well designed, clean and fully equipped - like home away from home. It was perfect for our group of 3. The town is safe. The property is close to the bakery, which is very convenient for a yummy breakfast of croissants and baguettes. The hosts, Geoff and Lyn, were helpful and friendly - very delightful. They provided restaurant & activities recommendations and even helped us deal with the post lady to send packages overseas. We had a wonderful stay there and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : CARCASSONNE 20 MINS. at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Limoux at 11 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbone at 60 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Information / tutoring etc on wine and Cathar history can be arranged.

Many wine tours are available

Horse riding

Cycle hire

Snowboard tuition (in season)

Kayaking & Canooing


30 mins. drive to the lakeside beaches at Carcassonne and Puivert.

40 mins. drive to the coastal beaches around Narbone


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.

Toulouse 1 hour

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 and 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
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
28 Oct 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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.
We also offer a charming one bedroom cottage at a lower price.

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:
Late availability discount: we offer a discount for bookings made in the month of your stay. Please ask for details. (not available January, february & November).

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

Please ask for details.

We do not ask for any additional payment for cleaning, nor do we ask for a breakage deposit - but we do expect the property to be vacated as clean as it was upon arrival and for any breakages to be paid for

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • new modern tiled bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and wash handbasin


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, DOUBLE BED (cot for baby optional)
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk Beds for 2 (sofa bed on ground floor available)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3/4 plus baby (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One bedrom with double bed plus optional cot, dressing table, chaise One bedroom with a pair of bunk beds, wardrobe, dressing table, chair Sitting room with a sofa plus sofa bed We also offer a one bedroom cottage next door - please ask for details


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: Please ask for details of our (less expensive) one bedroom cottage. Outside: There is a cozy private courtyard with barbeque Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, and other linen are provided and changed weekly. A hairdryer is provided. No additional charge for end of stay cleaning. However, we do expect you to leave the gite in the same clean condition you found it - and to pay for any breakages.