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Lovely appartment for two in village house near Lagrasse and Caracssonne

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Experience French village life in the heart of the Corbieres

La Petite Sellerie is a two storey apartment in a village house in a wine producing village in the Corbieres near to Carcassonne, Lagrasse, Cathar castles and the Mediterranean. It is possible either to rent the whole house (L'Ancienne Sellerie - listed separately) or just the apartment.

Newly renovated this year, the apartment has oil central heating, room fans and free wifi.

Ground floor:-

• Large entrance hall

• Light spacious double bedroom with king size bed, wardrobe, radiator and large double glazed window with roll down blind and decorative wooden shutters. New wooden floor.

• New shower room with shower, washbasin, heated towel rail and WC

• Door to garage to rear of house where visitors can park one car, bicycles etc , Garage opens onto small road opposite a wine cave.

First floor :-

• Spacious lounge with our signature “poppy” theme. Furniture for relaxing includes comfortable sofa, coffee tables, soft lighting, TV (40inch screen), DVD and CD player / Books. Board games.

Double doors to…

• …. Private sunny South facing roof terrace (22 m2) with patio furniture and barbecue. Ideal for meals outside and enjoying the sunshine. Sun loungers .

• Well-equipped newly fitted kitchen with, dishwasher, oven, hob, wood burner, electriuc kettle, microwave etc

• Dining room with arch though to kitchen – lovely old French dresser and table and chairs

• Utility room with washing machine and fridge/freezer

Cot and highchair available on request

All bedding towels, table linen etc provided (beds freshly made up for your arrival).

More Details

Felicity and Peter Collier
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2016


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Lovely appartment for two in village house near Lagrasse and Caracssonne
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Schönes Haus, zentrale Lage, herzlicher Empfang!

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen durchweg tollen Aufenthalt in diesem typisch südfranzösischen Haus! Das Haus selber ist sehr sauber gehalten, erst kürzlich renoviert worden und punktet mit guter und vor allem umfangreicher Ausstattung (sowohl die Küche als auch die anderen Räumlichkeiten)- sogar Satelliten-TV im Schlafzimmer! Felicity und Peter sind sehr herzliche Gastgeber, stets hilfsbereit und haben viele Tipps zur Umgebung parat - wir haben uns sofort willkommen gefühlt! :)

Das kleine verträumte Dörfchen (typisch südfranzösisch) ist erstaunlich zentral gelegen, innerhalb von 20min ist Carcassonne erreicht und auch die anderen vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten der Umgebung (Grotten, Katharer-Burgen, Kloster, Strand) sind alle in einer bis max. zwei Autofahrstunden zu erreichen. Sehr empfehlenswert :)

Beste Grüße von Anne & Maria

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne and Mary, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our house and hope you will be back! Here is a translation of your review: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We had a thoroughly great stay at this typical southern French home ! The house itself is kept very clean , recently renovated and scores with good and especially extensive facilities ( both the kitchen and the other rooms ) - even satellite TV in the bedroom ! Felicity and Peter are very welcoming hosts , always helpful and have a lot of tips to the environment of Europe - we felt immediately welcome ! :) The small sleepy village (typical southern French ) is amazing centrally located , within 20 minutes Carcassonne is reached and also the other many attractions ( caves , Cathar castles , monasteries , beach ) are all in a max . to achieve two hours by car . Highly recommended :) Best regards from Anne & Mary
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Montlaur is in the heart of the Corbières wine growing region of Languedoc Roussillon  and one of the sunniest places in France with over 300 days of sunshine a year. It is the perfect location for immersing yourself in rural village life as well as exploring the Cathar castles and enjoying this beautiful region rich in history. Some of the major walking routes in the region pass through the village. Bikes can be hired and delivered to the house and horse riding and trekking are available locally.  There are many lovely places to swim in local rivers and lakes – our favourites are the lake at Taurize at   6kms, the River Orbieu at Lagrasse  (with a lifeguard) at 13kms  and  Ribaute at 9 kms , the latter with natural deep rock pools .

Montlaur, a small village of less than 600 residents, is a thriving little centre for the six villages in the Val  Dagne and in additional to local shops there are five different wine producers providing wine tasting in the village. Market stalls with organic bread, local produce including fruit, vegetables, honey and cheeses, take place weekly in the summer in the main square. The annual grape harvest in late September is major event in the calendar.

Numerous fetes, concerts and village festivals take place in Montlaur and surrounding villages during the summer – here you can participate in village meals, listen to traditional occitan songs,  enjoy the entertainment and dance to live music. Petanque (boules) is the favourite sport. There is a well equipped play area for small children and a pleasant park.

Lagrasse (12km) is part of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France Association ("The most beautiful villages of France"). The village is famed for its 13th century abbey, medieval houses and streets, book and pottery fairs and concerts over the summer months, and a lovely 12th century hump backed bridge. It is good place to explore at any time of the year and has a number of good restaurants.


Carcassonne (24km) is the second most visited French city, following Paris. It has an amazing walled and fortified city, Le Cite,  dating from the Middle Ages and this is central to the Cathar history as told in the Kate Mosse books “Sepulchre” and “Labyrinth”. The castle has a complete medieval defensive architectural ensemble and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Carcassonne hosts a huge music festival for the month of July with events to suit every taste.

The Canal du Midi, also a World Heritage site, meanders through the region. The nearest section is at Trebes, twenty minutes away, with the opportunity to take boat rides to Carcassonne and beyond. Alternatively you can relax in waterfront cafes and bars and watch the world go by.

There is a country park with an attractive sandy beach and (supervised) lake swimming 20 mins away at Lac Cavayère, Carcassonne   . It has an O2 Adventure rope and zip wire course in the forest which is challenging for all ages.

The Cathar Chateaux of Lastours, Villerouge-Termenè, Termes, Quéribus, Peyrepertuse  and many others are all within easy reach (between 30 and  60 minutes) as is Monsegur, the last standing point of the Cathars situated in the Pyrenees. Mirepoix is a lovely medieval town to visit en route to Montsegur. Rennes-le-Château receives tens of thousands of visitors per year being the location of an alleged buried treasure discovered by its 19th-century priest.

Minerve (45km) is a fortified village where the Cathars refused to abjure their faith and died singing at the stake. It is situated on a stunning gorge and is another of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. The village has many artisan craft shop and gives its name to the region’s famous Minervois red wine.

The longest and oldest carnival in the world takes place in Limoux (49km) from January to March over a series of Saturdays and Sundays with  mystical masked  “actors”  parading  through the town three times a day playing music, singing songs and playing pranks (all conducted in the ancient Occitan language).

The Mediterranean is less than an hour away with long sandy beaches and azure sea . Not to be missed is the beautiful town of Narbonne with its beautiful cathedral, famous 1901 wrought-iron and glass market, Les Halles, and wide promenades alongside the Canal de la Robine. 

The nearest Ski Station is in the Pyrenees at Mont D’Olmes , One of our favourite things to do with visitors is a ride on the Yellow Train across the Pyrenees to Spain. It is just 75 minutes to the Spanish border,  an easy day trip to Girona and to the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres . It is only 3 hrs to Barcelona.

There is much more to see and do than can be written here  and  activities for all the family  within easy reach including grottos and  caves to explore, white water rafting,  golf,  aqua parks,  Mediterranean gardens and a stunning African Safari reserve on the coast.


Rates & Availability

Montlaur Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $212
Pet Fee $26
Cleaning end of stay $53
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. Optionl end of stay cleaning charge 50 euros

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Montlaur Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Ground floor shower room with WC, washbasin, fully tiled shower, heated towel rail. Newly fitted last year
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Light spacious bedroom on ground floor with king size bed, bedside tables, wardobe, cupboard, chair, bookshelves , wall lights, rug, hairdyer , radiator. Roll down blind to large double glazed window,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

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