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Alma Neeson

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Alma Neeson

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Carcassonne City Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 beautiful double bedrooms to sleep 10

Stunningly renovated 400 yr old farmhouse dairy in the village of Carlipa, surrounded by beautiful countryside, with only a short drive to Carcassonne and the breathtaking lakes of St Feriol.

Four large double bedrooms, one en-suite, another with free-standing roll top bath. Main large bathroom with free-standing bath, shower and toilet. Large well equipped fitted kitchen with 8-seater dining table, wood stove, Belfast sink & Smeg appliances; dishwasher, fridge/freezer, 6 hob cooker/oven. Reception room with plasma SKY TV (including all UK channels), DVD and IPod docking station. Laundry room includes Belfast sink, washing machine and toilet. Central heating throughout and underfloor heating on the ground floor. Games and boules set. Exterior - large courtyard with secured gates, a gazebo, sofa, chairs and dining table, together with a further chill out seating and play area, BBQ and private 6 m x 4 m swimming pool. Lots of photos to view on Facebook: Tournesol Carlipa.

Swimming Pool: We installed a brand new private swimming pool in June 2010 - it is oval and measures 6 metres x 4 metres.

Wooden Decking: We installed a decking area, which has created a fabulous dining, sunbathing and relaxation area, in June 2010.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 43.307129

Longitude 2.127692

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alma Neeson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 12 traveler reviews

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Stunningly renovated 400 year old farmhouse near Carcassonne
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Inviting, beautiful and a place to make memories!

  • 5 of 5

Tournesol will allow you to turn toward the sun (even if it rains)! We had eight people staying and all were extremely comfortable. We experienced the little village of Carlipa daily and some of it's locals, which welcomed us warmly. We went to a few of the markets and experienced their locals tastes, which we absolutely miss today! Our experience in Tournesol was wonderful. We used each room to its fullest, but the main room, while inside was the kitchen. It was a gathering place for dinners and experience. The location is wonderful, as it is close enough to experience so many of things, the sea, the small villages throughout the area, local wineries, castles, and the local markets.

The only thing we had a problem with is our heads would bump the beams in the upper rooms and the end of the week our bruised heads remembered to duck. Lovely experience and we are grateful for the experience. You cannot go wrong selecting Tournesol.

PS: The rooster next door kept us on track each morning!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Tournesol - Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED ‘Tournesol,’ our home away from home! Some of the amenities - large comfortable bedrooms; 2 roomy baths & 1/2 bath; a modern kitchen with stone hearth, the heart of the home & meeting area for our family of eight; a cozy living room; & a lovely sitting area & pool in the courtyard. Sharon (the landlord's rep) met us when arrived. She was able to give us early access - much appreciated after a long trip. Sharon was most helpful in getting us settled & oriented. The town is charming! The local cafe, every inch of the interior covered with antique cameras, is a short stroll down the cobbled street. It afforded an opportunity to mix with the locals, none more memorable than Henri, the proprietor and his dog, Éclair, the town mascot. Henri also has a collection of antique postcards from the area which he generously shared with us making copies of a few of our favorites. We frequently took advantage of the local boulangerie picking up baguettes almost daily & pastries when struck by a craving for a sweet.

The chicken coop next door had a rooster or two, hens & lots of fluffy chicks!

Some of the sights we recommend in the area: Hautpoul - a medieval Cathar town in the Black Mountains centered around a battlement. No tourists (other than us), great views, & a cafe of respite carved from the stone near the top. Over the bar in the dining room, they had decorated with antique sabots (wooden shoes with a metal plate on the bottom).

Albi - Cathedral of St Cecile & the Toulouse Lautrec museum. Chateau Pennautier – For wine tasting & a fabulous meal! Abbaye Villalongue – An early Cistercian abbaye, wonderfully preserved with beautiful gardens. The market at Castelnaudary, after which we prepared a meal of assorted saucisson, olives, spreads, stuffed squash blossoms, roasted pork, carrots, artichoke hearts & fresh asparagus both white & green, that we purchased from the farm. (It was an asparagus farm & we got to observe the loading, washing & packaging!) A trip to the Mediterranean outside of Narbonne – even though the weather was not very cooperative we had an afternoon with a few hours of sunlight & we soaked our feet in the sea. Carcassonne – How could we be in this area of France & NOT visit Carcassonne! We have wonderful memories visiting Aude & staying in our beautiful home away from home! We highly recommend this charming home!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Home from Home: Visiting From The US

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Tornesol! We had spent 3 days in Barcelona prior to the week at Tournesol and then we went back to Barcelona for another 4 days. We vacation with another couple and try to have a week in a city plus a week in the country. The week in Tournesol was definitely a week in the country and was everything we could have hoped for. The house is beautiful and well equipped and the location was central to the places we had hoped to visit. I am afraid that we old goats don't have too many more years of driving in an unfamiliar vehicle in an unknown place. Thank goodness for GPS! I think that we hit most of the popular places plus several a little further off the beaten path. We certainly came away with a better picture of a more rural, less touristy France. We would heartily recommend both the location and Tournesol to anyone who was looking for a similar experience.

So much for the good, now on to the bad (nothing to do with the owners):

One other thing that the four of us share is a desire not to prepare meals other than cereal for breakfast. We found it almost impossible to predict where we would be at dinner time and therefore impossible to book ahead and we finally realized that any town that was not "touristy" , would not easily serve a good, varied meal. Thus, be prepared and read the information/ recommendations supplied by the owners, especially if you holiday out of the high season, so you are sure to be fed and not have to eat pizza.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

What a fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

Having taken our time to drive down to Carlipa camping for two nights on route we arrived to a lovely welcome and sheer delight to discover this beautiful home offering excellent accommodation to the highest standard, everything we could possible wish for to make a perfect holiday, we loved the quiet village, a haven in the height of summer when the coastal region of France is so busy. We were not blessed with good weather but grandchildren, grandparents and parents having endured lots of rain appreciated the space and facilities of this lovely home even swimming in the pool in the rain knowing we could have wonderful hot showers! We would love to return one day but in the meantime if you are thinking of going to this area we would really recommend this property. We all had a lovely holiday, and the sun did come out before it was time to leave!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect Southern France Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a relaxing getaway with some friends and we certainly got it! As soon as we set foot in Carlipa and saw the stunning house, we knew we were going to experience the real, rural Southern France.

The house has a true 'home from home' feeling. It has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and has everything that you would wish for, as well as capturing those finer details such as tea, coffee and French red wine on arrival! With 6 adults and 3 children, we were concerned that there may not be enough space, but all the rooms are so spacious and it was really comfortable. Each of the rooms are decorated to capture the French style and feeling-it was a joy waking up every morning!

Added extras such as games for the children, bikes to explore the surrounding area and the inclusion of the pool meant that we were never bored when staying in the house. Plus the BBQ and outdoor seating area meant that we could really make the most of the al fresco dining.

A short walk from the house and you will find fields with beautiful sunflowers and amazing views! There's also a bakery for your essentials and Henri's bar-a place for the locals to relax and where you can practice your French!

The owners recommended that we were to hire a car. This enabled us to experience all the truly gorgeous places surrounding us-Carcassone old town with it's medieval castle and a breathtaking view when you first cast your eyes on it, Carcassone new town with it's bustling market, narrow cobbled streets and beautiful shops to explore, Limoux with it's amazing Canal du Midi views, Pennautier with it's charming stately home and gorgeous restaurant plus wine tasting at a small French house!

If you're looking for a slice of real French rural life, yet want to ensure that you have all the comforts of home then this is the place that you have to visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

The real France

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful holiday.

An easy drive from the airport and what a delight when we arrived to find that the property was even nicer than the pictures suggested .. not often this happens !

A beautiful house - truly beautiful, in a gorgeous location. It has been renovated to an extremely high standard ... is extremely well equipped and very luxurious, very spacious and airy with more than plenty of room for me and my family... the only dilemma - which gorgeous room to have ... a very hard choice... all equally beautiful. We chose the fantastic room with the bath in it ... what a treat - bathing whilst looking up at the stars through the roof windows... very romantic! And then to wake everyone up in the morning a wonderful shower in the wet room. The children couldn't resist sharing in what could only be described as a bedroom bigger than some apartments... with its own sofa and mini snooker table.

The house was spotlessly clean and very well maintained .. all bedding and towels was fresh and clean and the outside area was an extension of hte house in so much as it was spotless too.

Having hired a car, we enjoyed exploring some of the local area, suggestions made by the owners .. this attention to detail was very helpful allowing us to confidently explore whilst finding our own way round.

Meal time - again a delight to be able to cook in such a wonderful kitchen - very conducive to cooking and chatting as everyone gathered round the large table ... then retired to the ample outside seating to complete a relaxing evening, sharing good food, chats and family games.

A truly lovely place - cant wait to go back.. I would definitely recommend to anyone...thank you

  • Submitted: May 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
37 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Stunningly renovated farmhouse dairy in the village of Carlipa (coordinates Lat 43.307129, Long 2.127692), in fantastic countryside (vineyards and sunflowers), with a lake just minutes away. The village has a bakers, a small supermarket and a bar.

The town of Bram, on the Canal du Midi, is only 8km away and has shops, banks and restaurants.

Carlipa is 25km to the medieval city of Carcassonne and the lakes of St Ferriol (watersports, beach, forest and restaurants), 55km to the Black Mountains, 45 minutes to Toulouse/Mediterranean Beaches and 1.5 hours to Pyrenees Ski Resorts.

Four large double bedrooms, one en-suite, one with free-standing bath. Large main bathroom. Large well equipped fitted kitchen with dining table and wood burning stove. Reception has SKY TV, DVD, video player and ipod docking station. Laundry room/toilet. Central heating throughout and underfloor heating. Exterior - BBQ, private pool (6m x 4m), decking, gazebo with sofas, chairs, dining table and sun lounge

Other Activities: Painting and Drawing, Wine Tasting and Winery Tours and Yoga








Rates & Availability

From €1,299 Per week

Carcassonne City Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Apr 4 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Sep 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €450
Notes Payment in Euros

Booking Deposit of 25% of the Final Balance is payable and is non-refundable

For last minute bookings, the whole balance is payable in one lump sum

For normal bookings, guests have the option to pay in instalments

Final balances are payable 8 weeks before arrival

Payment via Bank Transfer (in euros) and Euro Cashier Cheque are acceptable

A refundable security deposit of 450

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Carcassonne City Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - tub , Stand alone bath in the top bedroom
  • The bathrooms are chic and have been fitted to the highest standards Each bathroom has a roll-top free-standing bath Each bathroom has heated towel rails Each bathroom has modern bowl basins Each bathroom is fully tiled The main bathroom is a wet-room including a shower area and roll-top bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Inc. seating area and en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Inc. seating area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Inc. free standing bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Inc. seating area
  • All bedrooms are large - two of the bedrooms also have excellent seating and/or play areas All bedrooms have solid oak flooring Bedroom 1 has a large seating area and a beautiful en-suite bathroom Bedroom 2 has a beautiful aspect over the courtyard and next to the main bathroom Bedroom 3 is very romantic with its own free-standing roll-top bath and view to the stars through the roof lights Bedroom 4 has been set-up with children in mind, comprising 1 double bed, 2 single beds (plus one pull out bed), seating area and a small table-top pool table
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Smoking is only permitted in the courtyard, not inside the house All bedrooms are on first and second floors Travel plug adaptors are available in all rooms IPod docking station is provided Folding high chair and a child's safety gate is provided in the property

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