Laurac House Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps six to eight
La Coumo looks over the hilltop village of Laurac le Grand -- listed as a national monument --and the moors and valleys of the Lauragais. It is a traditional house, well-modernised, with pretty interior, cool in the summer and snug in winter with its wood-burning stove. The garden, which is not overlooked, has lawn and terrace beside the pool and trees and veranda for shade. The open pool can easily be enclosed by a 'glasshouse' shelter to make for warmer and cleaner bathing when needed. Here is the peace and quiet of the deep countryside with shops, markets, vineyards & restaurants and other facilities nearby.
Around Laurac Le Grand: Laurac is no longer ‘grand’ as it was in the Middle Ages, but it is interesting to explore its quiet traffic-free lanes and speculate on its turbulent history, or to walk from the house directly on to the moor-land paths and into its little valleys where you can find wildlife, wild flowers (particularly orchids and lavender) and fine views. A short car-drive will take you to the lovely banks of the Canal du Midi, or the markets of Castelnaudary and Mirepoix (the latter in a perfect medieval arcaded town-square), or just a little further to the battlements of Carcassonne – or if you want to taste local wines and food we can arrange visits to vineyards, farms and village fetes……
Touring in the Aude & the Ariége: Situated between the mountains of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean coast, there is much to see -- abbeys, old churches, castles, pretty villages and fortified towns – or imposing cities like Toulouse, Perpignan, Narbonne -- museums like those of Toulouse-Lautrec and Salvador Dali, cave-paintings like those of Niaux -- or further afield, Spain & Andorra….On fine AutoRoute and quiet back-roads where driving a car is still a pleasure. But you may want to spend most of your time just floating in the pool, browsing in the sun or dining outdoors in the shade --- and if the children get bored (which is unlikely) you can always bring them to see the animals on our nearby farm !
For more information, please contact us.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets considered
- Low Allergen Environment