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Lynne A Smith

Advertiser since 2006
Speaks english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

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Lynne A Smith

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'THE LAURAGAIS'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Saint-Ferriol Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

'The Lauragais' sleeps 6. 'The Stables' sleeps 8.

Two totally independent holiday homes standing in three-and-a-half acres of land. 'The Lauragais' sleeps 6, and 'The Stables' sleeps 8.

Both have a four star rating.

With two beautiful châteaux as our nearest neighbours, this idyllic setting is guaranteed to relax even the most stressed among you!

Each luxury home has its own parking, free wi-fi, garden and terraces which are not overlooked. These together with the large swimming pool area, are tranquil places to enjoy the sunshine and lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

These delightful French properties are peacefully situated at the foot of the Black Mountains, in a beautiful rural setting with open country views, yet only five minutes from all amenities, and lots of tourist activities. Whether you are sitting by the pond watching the fish and frogs, or relaxing under a shady tree with a good book, there is an abundance of space for everyone to spread out and roam freely.

SITUATION - : The property is situated on a quiet lane which forms part of the famous pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella. With very little traffic, it is safe, peaceful and ideal for a walk or a morning jog past fields of sunflowers, vines and grazing cattle with their baby calves.

WILDLIFE -

From your window you can see a wealth of wildlife such as red squirrels, hares and dozens of species of birds, including egrets, owls, kestrels, woodpeckers, kingfishers and hoopoes. Children love to feed the fish in the pond and see and hear the big green frogs.

During the warm evenings you can watch the bats accompanied by the sounds of the crickets and nightingales.

SURROUNDINGS -

The Lauragais area is farming country and the home of the famous blue dye woad. There is a happy atmosphere about the place, in unison with its welcoming architecture – picturesque hilltop villages, lively small market towns, ancient stone farm buildings and dovecotes, all set in a rolling countryside of gentle hills, fields of sunflowers and waving corn.

MARKETS -

Our local market is listed as one of the best in France, but within an hour’s drive you can find a different market for every day of the week. You can’t help but work up an appetite as you stroll round the colourful stalls with their beautiful displays of delicious local produce.

Every Sunday sees a choice of flea markets in the surrounding villages where the locals empty their attics of unwanted items.

RESTAURANTS -

Bars, cafes, bistros, brasseries, pizzerias, and restaurants - within a short drive, there is a large choice of places to eat. On the terraces of small restaurants or in grand establishments awarded Michelin stars, you can enjoy delicious characteristic specialities that reflect local produce - foie gras, duck, charcuterie and the famous cassoulet, all accompanied by excellent local wines.

WINE -

Wine dominates the Languedoc region and has been produced here for more than 2000 years. Well known areas such as Minervois, Corbieres, Fitou and St Chinean.

As you drive around the Languedoc, you will see numerous signs reading 'dégustation' which means you can stop and taste wines, and if you like what you taste you buy direct from the producer, sometimes at a significant discount.

White wine enthusiasts can gather in Gaillac as this lovely small town in the Tarn boasts a dry, fruity white AOC wine.

More Details

Details for 'The Lauragais' 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

Converted from an ancient farm building, this luxury accommodation combines old French charm with contemporary styling to create a character holiday home with all 'mod cons'. This character house has exposed stone and beams, fully equipped kitchen, parking, comfortable furniture and provides everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Very spacious lounge/dining room with comfortable furniture, exposed stones and beams and fireplace with wood burning stove. Double height ceiling crossed by a bridge to the bedrooms. French doors leading to terrace with open country views. Covered terrace with soft seating area and table,chairs & barbeque. Large fully equipped kitchen with exposed beams. Ground floor WC. Double room with ensuite shower & WC. 2 twin rooms. Large bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and basin. Large swimming pool with spacious terrace and pool house including a shaded seating area, summer kitchen with fridge. WC and shower
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lynne A Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
Speaks english, french

What makes this farmhouse unique

- Wet room showers (Stables)

- LCD TV’s – English and French

- Free Wi-Fi internet access

- Covered games area, ideal in wet weather – ping pong, table football and badminton

- Outdoor space in abundance

- Ground floor accommodation suitable for persons of reduced mobility (Stables)

- Shaded terraces - both properties and poolside

Guestbook comments from the owner

Merci d'avoir redonne vie a ces batiments d'une maniere aussi charmante. Tout y a ete pense pour le confort et le bien etre de ses invites.

Famille Chabot. Canada.
Jun 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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'The Lauragais'
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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'The Lauragais'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p58025
Saint-Ferriol Limoux area
5

Wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from two fantastic weeks in the Lauragais. The house was perfect for us as a family (2 adults, 3 kids, aged 10,8,8). It is beautifully and thoughtfully renovated, well decorated and equipped. The pictures don't do it justice! The outdoor covered area was superb, making outdoor eating/living very easy. It was also very private and not overlooked. The swimming pool area was of very high quality and again we were impressed by the thoughtfulness of the design of the shaded area, including poolside fridge. Everything was very clean. The gardens are large and very well kept, it was beautiful to look out on as well as large enough for our kids to roam and play in. The covered area for games was great for when the sun was too hot, although would also be good for wet weather too. The owners, Steph and Jules, were very welcoming and quick to help with any issues or questions we had.
The area is rural France although the nearest town is only 5 mins away by car and has all the amenities you need. It also has a fantastic market on a Saturday morning. Lac St Ferriol is also a very short drive away and we spent two wonderful mornings playing/swimming in the water there, there are water sports as well if you want that. Carcassonne is only 40 minutes away, busy and touristy but well worth a visit for its Disney inspiring turrets!
This is a superb place to stay, we are keen to return and would highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
'The Lauragais'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p58025
Saint-Ferriol Limoux area
Gateshead, England
5

It's all true!

It's all true!
  • 5 of 5
Having read some of the other reviews of this property, it's clear that everyone finds it an exceptional place to stay. We had a week in the Lauragais in August 2012 and concur with the other gushing reviews. It's really all about quality and attitude. The owners Stephanie and Jules haven't stinted on the furnishings or on the decor and insist that the place is at its best for every visitor. The space available is excellent with a large well-equipped kitchen and extensive living areas both inside and outside the gite with the covered, shaded area just outside the front door being a lovely place to relax on an evening. The grounds and pool were much more than we had expected and the extras of fridge, toilet and hot/cold shower by the pool were much appreciated.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
'The Lauragais'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p58025
Saint-Ferriol Limoux area
5

Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5
Our family had the most amazing stay at the Farmhouse - indeed a holiday to remember! We had no idea when we booked just how perfect a place it would be to relax for 2 weeks - the accommodation is fantastic, the grounds are so beautiful and interesting and Steph and Jules are truly fabulous hosts.

The pool area is just perfect and the protected, undercover space meant we could relax there for hours with our newborn without worrying about the heat. The pond provided hours of entertainment for our toddler - the fish were very well fed during our stay!

We had no idea how much there was to explore in the region and La Terrasse is the perfect base. We never ran out of things to do and we just can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'The Lauragais'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p58025
Saint-Ferriol Limoux area
Nottinghamshire, UK
5

Great base for exploring the South West

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our week's stay at La Terrasse. The description on the site if anything underestimates the charms of this rural retreat. The farmhouse has every convenience you could wish for and has been tastefully restored. The swimming pool is great and there is even a large, natural pond for peaceful contemplation.The area has plenty to offer, from the relatively undiscovered villages and historic bastides of the Lauragais to the more well-known attractions of Carcassonne and Toulouse. We would certainly recommend this property, not least for the extremely helpful and welcoming hosts and their relaxed, friendly approach. This is definitely one to revisit!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
'The Lauragais'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p58025
Saint-Ferriol Limoux area
Vetraz-Monthoux, Haute Savoie, France
5

Better than "Home from home!"

Better than "Home from home!"
  • 5 of 5
My husband, teenage son and I stayed in this lovely farmhouse for one week. We felt very welcome, and were able to relax and enjoy the warm ambience. The wonderful wood burning stove was well used, as we arrived at the end of one of the coldest winters in Europe for many years.

We visited some of the myriad of local medieval towns, enjoyed the lake at St Ferreol, and cycled around quiet roads of the Black Mountains. We are keen road cyclists, and found plenty to do! We were too early for many cafes, but found a good tea room in Les Cammazes. Later in the season you'd have more luck.

At the Farmhouse, the outside space is just as thoughtfully laid out as the interior, with tables and chairs on both sides of the property to capitalise on the sun (or shade!) You're not overlooked by anyone, just the wildlife.

Others have mentioned many benefits that I shan't repeat, but just to say they all give a true reflection of a holiday here.

Stephanie and Jules are very talented people with great taste who have created a first class gite. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'The Lauragais'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p58025
Saint-Ferriol Limoux area
KZN, South Africa
5

Lovely La Terrasse

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I, and our 16 month twin toddlers spent two weeks in La Terrasse. Right from the start, Stephanie and Jules were so accommodating. This was our first trip with young toddlers, and Stephanie was pestered with emails concerning the quality of the water, the availability of fresh milk, directions to the nearest supermarket, and the ferocity of the mosquitoes. (There aren’t any mosquitoes.) She always responded quickly and accurately.

When we arrived, we were super surprised to see two cots and two high chairs for the twins. Even the stair rail had been child-proofed! For the adults, our hosts had provided champagne, pate, pompete, home-made jam. Stephanie and Jules are wonderful hosts, and pay attention to every detail. They even bought spare nappies in case we arrived late.

We stayed in the farmhouse, but also visited the stables. They are all beautifully decorated, and painstakingly restored. I have to agree with one of the other reviews that the photos don’t do it justice. The farmhouse is very well equipped, with dishwasher, washing machine, wireless internet access, hi-fi, television, and dvd. The kitchen is also well kitted-out with enough pots, pans, knives etc to make meal preparation easier. The property is very spacious, and the pool is beautiful.

We had a wonderful holiday. It was very relaxing and refreshing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend visiting La Terrasse to anyone, and our thanks again to Jules and Stephanie.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Carcassonne/Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Revel
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Castres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Castelnaudary
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Autoroute A61, Junction 21
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Revel
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: recommended

Situated on the borders of the Tarn, Haute Garonne and Aude departments, between the market town of Revel & the historic village of Sorèze.

Mediterranean beaches – 1 hr 30 minutes; St Ferreol lake – 10 minutes; Nearest shops/restaurants – 5 minutes; Airports (Toulouse & Carcassonne) – 45 minutes; Medieval Cité of Carcassonne – 45 minutes; Canal du Midi – 20 minutes; Castres – 30 minutes; Toulouse – 1 hour; Albi - 1 hour; High Languedoc Regional Nature Park - 10 minutes.

Within an hour or two’s drive you can discover sun drenched beaches, great shopping, wine tasting, local markets, picturesque medieval villages, wonderful scenery – mountains, gorges, vineyards, lakes, waterfalls, & much more. You can even take a day out to Spain or tax-free shopping in Andorra.

Other Activities: numerous others (see further details)

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Saint-Ferriol Farmhouse Rental Rates

Notes

  • MID-WEEK ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE AVAILABLE IN MID & LOW SEASON
    Prices include electricity and water.
    Payments accepted in euros or pounds sterling.
    Extra heating charges may apply in low season.
    Please enquire for Easter and Christmas rates
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Amenities

Amenities

Saint-Ferriol Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Ground floor WC with wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large luxury bathroom with toilet, washbasin, full sized bath and separate shower cubicle with power shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En suite shower & WC
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Spacious double bedroom with painted antique French furniture and en suite shower room with toilet. 2 spacious and comfortable twin bedrooms with open country views.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside… Beautiful covered terrace with table, chairs, barbecue and soft seating area. Also a terrace and large garden with open country views. (Both private and not overlooked.) Large swimming pool (20ft x 40 ft) and very spacious sun terrace with loungers. Pool house with large shaded seating area, summer kitchen with fridge. Shower and WC. Three and a half acres of grounds with large fish pond. Bike hire and local maps are available. Covered games area with table tennis, badminton and table football.

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