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Stunningly renovated 400yr old farmhouse near Carcassonne AVAILABLE NOW!

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Alma Neeson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed the café and patisserie. Wonderful village. Wonderful people
Sep 2015
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Stunningly renovated 400yr old farmhouse near Carcassonne AVAILABLE NOW!
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful house, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tournesol for 3 weeks and had a terrific time. The house is lovely, spacious and well-equipped and Carlipa is a quiet village with friendly neighbours. There are lots of interesting places to see in the area, the highlights probably being Mirepoix, Carcassonne and the Abbeye de Villelongue which is quirky, peaceful and enchanting.

The pool was enjoyed by lots of people and the outside sitting area was a delight - many a happy evening was spent with good food, wine and heat! There are some super walks in the area and it was a great way to burn off a few calories after supper.

You definitely need a car but travelling on French roads is such a pleasure after the scrum of English ones that driving isn't a chore.

The boulangerie produces some delicious croissants and bread and the little bar is definitely worth a visit or two.

I do hope you enjoy the place as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Our Stay at Tournesol

  • 4 of 5

We (long term female friends) arrived at Tournesol on the 29th of August for a 2 week stay. The farmhouse was exactly as we had imagined. The location was unique....nestled in the town of Carlipa, population 300. We were able to walk down the street to the Boulangerie in the morning, to get our croissants and bread. On some evenings, we visited the "Cafe"/ bar which opened from 6-9pm. This was owned by Henri and his wife...very quaint little bar with WI-FI. To our delight, they also had the most wonderful dog called, Eclaire, who would greet us at the door of the cafe/bar. Our days were full. Using Tournesol as our home base, we set out daily visiting the many wonderful towns, restaurants and markets....such as Mirepois, Collioure(Spain border), the Medieval town of Carcassonne, Limoux, Bram, Pennautier and many more. We were able to find lovely, small, outside restaurants on the Canals or in the towns, that were delightful. The wine is so inexpensive and wonderful. We ventured out a few evenings for dinner. One memorable evening was to a vineyard called Domaine Gayda. It was delightful in all respects..location, view of the vineyards and the food .....It was delicious. We found that most evenings we spent in the well equipped, large, warm kitchen at Tournesol, whipping up delicious gourmet meals and enjoying the ambiance of the kitchen and the patio. The rest of the house was equally as beautiful. The bedrooms were large and well appointed. The owners of Tournesol were attentive and answered all questions quickly before and after our trip. This is a "home away from home" for anyone planning a trip to this part of France. It was certainly for all of us, a trip to remember. A large part of the success, we can, attribute to our stay in Carlipa at Tournesol. Pat, Carol, Anne.& Maureen.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A pleasant break in Aude

  • 4 of 5

The house was well finished and maintained: we had no problems or complaints.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A beautifully restored old farmhouse.

  • 5 of 5

Our first impressions on arriving at Tournesol were fantastic and we were even more impressed when inside. The whole building has been restored to a very high standard making for a comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing holiday 'home from home'.

We found the whole experience lacking for nothing and with great support from the people looking after the property, we couldn't have wished for more. Spotlessly clean, beautifully presented with more than ample clean towels on hand throughout (and we are a big family).

We loved the location too being nice a rural spot but within easy striking distance for places to go with the kids if needed. Our evenings were spent relaxing outside, glasses of wine, kids in the pool … heaven.

An early morning 2 minute walk to the boulangerie for fresh croissants (and a supermarket only a 10 minute drive away through beautiful countryside) also makes for stress free stay especially with kids.

In short, we would certainly recommend Tournesol as an idyllic location for your holiday whether you are looking for a comfortable place to stay and relax or to use as a base to explore the area and come 'home' to at the end of your day.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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
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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
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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








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Sep 10 2016 - Dec 23 2016
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Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $492

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

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Carlipa 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
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 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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