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Town House With South Facing, Private, Roof Top Terrace

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Townhouse in Talairan, Nr. Lagrasse, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Located In The Heart Of A Charming Circulade Village With Bakery, Pizzeria And Bar Close By

Renovated less than six years ago, this tastefully decorated townhouse backs on to the medieval walls of a typical French village. Set at the bottom of a quiet side street, the house is within walking distance of several award winning caves, a popular pizzeria, bakery and bar - which also serves food. Restaurants in Lagrasse and Saint Laurent de Cabrerisse are also nearby. The village holds a number of fetes and outdoor events in the summer months and is a popular destination for tourists and locals. For visitors who enjoy hill walking there are several popular routes into the Corbieres hills within easy reach. The beaches of the Med are a forty minute drive away and other local attractions include the Canal du Midi, numerous Cathar Castles and secluded river swimming spots along the Orbieu River. The property's private south facing roof top terrace provides an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the glorious sunshine whilst watching the swallows swoop and dive amongst the rooftops.

Emma McKay
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

About Emma McKay

Our names are Emma and Derek and we are from Northern Ireland. We bought this lovely property when we were expecting our second baby, Michael, who is now five. We first fell in love with the area on a family holiday with our daughter Mia the previous year. We have enjoyed some wonderful family holidays here and the children love to explore the village, visit the many secluded river beaches as well as day trips to the Mediterranean beaches close by. We are currently based in the USA as part of Derek's work so have decided to rent out our French abode and let others enjoy the delights of this charming and unspoiled part of France.

Why Emma McKay chose Carcassonne surroundings

We love the diversity of the area and the authentic French charm. There are some fabulous restaurants and wine caves all within easy reach of our house. The location of the house is peaceful, and safe for young children, and the village itself is quiet but there is an annual fete and other planned events throughout the summer which really bring the village to life! The location is also convenient to other villages such as Lagrasse and St Pierre des Champs.

What makes this house unique

The property is yards from a good bakery and pizzeria. We love to wander the pretty streets in the evening and relax for a drink at the nearby bar. There are also tennis courts and football pitches on the outskirts of the village and some lovely walks out of the village and through the vines. There is a pleasant walk out to an old chapel, set in the vineyards, that our kids love to do and we keep a look out for frogs and lizards! We love the local wine cooperative where we can take along our canisters and fill them from the pumps! The wine is delicious and very reasonable, and the area is well known for its rosé wine. The villagers are very friendly and we have enjoyed getting to know many of the typical French characters who live there.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Property was delightful, exactly as described on website.

Offering friendliness and attempting to speak the language is rewarded in full measure by the locals.

Derek the owner responds promptly to inquiries and is most helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just lovely

  • 5 of 5

This property is just lovely. It is perfectly situated in a beautiful quiet village surrounded by picturesque scenery. It's location in Talairan makes it ideal for visiting Carcassonne, Narbonne and Perpignan. Derek e-mailed us information about the area, shopping and the market at Lezignan- Corbiere. This was really useful. The house has everything you would need to enjoy your stay. We especially enjoyed the sun terrace on the top floor, particularly in the evening when the sky was alive with swallows. We stayed for a week and walked a different road out of the village every night, mostly up roads with vineyards on both sides. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the kitchen was always cool, although that might not be the case later in the season. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
23 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 4
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Standard price
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Contact owner by email for availability.
50% of balance due at time of booking.
100% of payment due 15 days prior to arrival by money transfer.
Security deposit of £150.00 due along with balance payment (refunded within 14 days after stay).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Sunday but other options are available.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner to discuss minimum stay charges.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Talairan in Carcassonne area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with w/c, sink and shower on first floor beside double bedroom. W/c on ground floor beside kitchen.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, pull out single bed and travel cot. Pull out sofa bed on third floor which sleeps two adults. Daybed is also available on the ground floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Wifi available. Outside: South facing rooftop terrace with seating, sun loungers and barbecue. There is an outside tap and power point. Small planted area at front of property. Utility Room: Washing Machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Property will be cleaned at changeover.

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