Located in the Lauquet valley on the edge of the village of Greffeil (two listed sites, the 18th century bridge and the 14th century roman church), a bioclimatic house, passive, comfortable, not overlooked, at garden level with swimming pool, with a nice view over the valley where the river offers beautiful swimming spots, adapted for couples (or with small child) nature lovers, people looking for calm or eager to discover good wines. A place to recharge your batteries, discover massages and taste local and organic products. Fans of cultural discoveries will enjoy visiting various tourist sites, for example the City of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi, both designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Cathar Castles, Rennes - the castle made famous by the Da Vinci Code, Limoux Berceaux de la Blanquette Saint-Hilaire Abbey and its various medieval villages...The site offers, for people interested in hiking, climbing, horse riding, cycling (mountain biking), white water sports (like canyoning, rafting, canoeing, kayaking and swimming in white water), gliding and skiing, various activities on site or a bit further (by car, the Pic de Buggarach (1h), Puivert (1h), the Pyrenees (2h), the Montagne Noire (Black Mountain, 1h) and the sea (1h)...Your host, who likes theatre, will help you find the best programme...Or, at the end of the day, you can relax on the terrace while drinking a good wine, enjoy the last rays of sunshine and breathe...
- Cottage538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
House with all comfort, a bedroom, in a small quaint and listed village
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- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 20, 2018
About Wagner Laurence
Jean marc and Laurence, who have owned the pré des Jacques for 25 years, welcome your on their 3000 m2 property. Laurence is a choreographer but is also passionate about gardening and her botanical garden and vegetable garden are organic. She is searching for harmony with the help of her husband, who is master craftsman: he is very resourceful when it comes to construction and built the buildings and the terraces by combining modern architecture and stones... Both of them are culture enthusiasts and combine the richness of this land's heritage with their more contemporary ideas. They will give you great ideas to discover the land away from the usual tourist areas.
Wagner Laurence purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Wagner Laurence chose Carcassonne
Around 1980, they decided to settle down in Aude and to build their house as well as to express their jobs...They have three children and it was love at first sight with the valley.After raising their children, they decided to build an independent rental building to share with people who, just like themselves come from somewhere else, the quality of life in this valley...Conviviality is the emblem of this house...
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is very comfortable, terraces, swimming pool, garden...Everything is full of details and beauty...The property was built on the hillside, with a terraced arrangement, surrounded by low wall stones, facing south and shaded in summer...really relaxing and far from the noises, this place is perfect to recharge your batteries... The villagers are very welcoming with the visitors who take part in the local festivals in summer and in the Christmas markets in winter...
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Nice little studio
Lovely studio to stay in for the week. Lovely views from the windows and lovely welcome from the owners.
Thank you, I am happy That your week is good , best regard laurence
Comfortable, well-equipped in a beautiful rural setting
I spent six days here with my husband and one year old daughter. The owners were so kind and helpful! They had a baby bed for us to use, and it was great having a washing machine and well stocked kitchen. The place is very clean and comfortable, and the surrounding area is lovely. We enjoyed several hikes, beautiful scenery, small villages, wine tasting, and day trips to Lagrasse, Foix, and Carcassonne. We were a little unprepared for how far away we would be from the nearest grocery stores and restaurants. We arrived on a Saturday evening after driving from Spain and the grocery stores were all closed. It was a 30-40 minute drive often on winding roads to get to Carcassonne or Limous, and it was challenging to find places that weren't closed. Perhaps this was because we were there before the peak summer season. We ended up cooking most of our meals in the cottage, enjoying the delicious bread from the local baker. Once we got settled in, this ended up working out great for us. We were a little caught off guard the day before we left when we were told that we could clean the place ourselves or pay a cleaning fee. I would have preferred to have had the cleaning fee already included in the rental price. All in all, we loved our time here. If you are seeking a beautiful place that is off the beaten path and non-touristy, we highly recommend it!
Not happy with pool due to insects and flies were just horrible not giving you any rest
The picture is not what you see, the room is below the grandmothers accomodation and so you do not have the place to yourself plus the picture above needs to change to reflect the real picture as you are not staying in that building so you are sharing with others so not so peaceful or idillic
I'm surprised about this negative feedback and for me unjustified :
1) I did not yet changed the profile picture of the accommodation, as the extension is just finished as at today. However I consider that it is not decreasing the loveliness of this place.
2) The presence of my mother above the accomodation did not caused any disturbance previously, and I'm apologizing about any discomfort.
3) Finally, we are living in a clean (without pollution) and natural environnement, this explains the presence of insects (even thought we are cleaning the pool twice a day).
We are really trying to welcome our guest in a great conviviality, and we are sorry that this stay did not pleased you.
Lovely well-equipped gite in a peaceful setting
We had a lovely stay over the New Year period. The Gite was very comfortable, cosy and well equipped. Even at this time of year we were able to relax on the outside terrace enjoying the sunshine and lovely view.
The owners were very friendly and helpful, and we would heartily recommend this gite for a visit, and we hope to return.
lovely stay in the country
What a beautiful gite and village we found, and helpful hosts.
The 2 rooms are very modern and functional.
We hiked a small ways on the nearby hiking trail which was very lovely.
It is a bit of a winding trip from the main roads to this village. Would not recommend doing it at night or without GPS.
We had a superb holiday, very relaxing , stunning accommodation and views.
Very clean and well equipped. The gardens and pool are excellent. A home from home.
Thank you Laurence & Jean Marc for a fantastic stay
Rafting 25 km away; tennis courts 10 km away; golf course 20 km away; thalassotherapy 25 km away; casinos 20 km away; theatre and festival 20 km away; botanical garden 15 km away and ayurvedic massages on site and upon request...
Additional information about rental rates
La caution de 200 € est à payer à l'arrivée en espèces ou par chèque. Elle est restituée à la fin du séjour PAIEMENTS : - par carte bancaire directement sur le site d'Abritel - directement au propriétaire en versant des arrhes ( 50%) lors de la réservation CAUTION : - dépôt d'un chèque de caution à l'arrivée, remboursable de 150€ REMBOURSEMENTS : - remboursement à hauteur de 100% pour une annulation supérieure à 30 jours avant la date d'arrivée - remboursement à hauteur de 50% pour une annulation supér