About the property
- House3767 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 43.307129
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Why Alma Neeson chose Arrondissement of Carcassonne
It was love at first sight. We spent 6 years renovating the property keeping the renovation sympathetic to its original look including the fabulous oak beams but renovated with high luxury in mind!
What makes this House unique
Outstandingly beautiful countryside in the middle of vineyards and sunflowers (thus the naming of the house as Tournesol). Fantastically peaceful and relaxing but only a short distance to major attractions such as the Canal de Midi and the UNESCO world heritage site of Carcassonne
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Tournesol, Carlipa, France
We had a wonderful holiday in this beautifully converted property, The adults enjoyed the very well equipped kitchen and attention to design detail. The children loved the swimming pool and the nearby lakes. The village is pretty and the entire stay was fun and relaxing. Strongly recommended for family groups.
A beautiful property. Ideal for a family (or two family) getaway
Had a great time here for two weeks. The accommodation is superb and the locals very friendly. An ideal spot to explore Carcassonne and the Languedoc.
A beautiful home in an idyllic setting
Having spent a week in this beautifuly restored 400 year old home I can highly recommend a stay here!
The owners have done themselves proud with the standard of the home. All the mod cons and finished to a high standard (and I'm a builder!) but without loosing the classic French style.
My partner was amazed at the roll top bath in one of the bedrooms, and the oak beams and star case look even better in the flesh.
The local people are so welcoming and the 5 minute walk down the road to the bakery to buy fresh croissants was something to look for ward to each morning!
The local bar (enri's) is classically French and filled with cameras! The prices are unbelievablly cheap too!
I could go on but all in all one of the best holidays away we have had in along time!
A must for anyone wanting to see the south of France as it should be seen!
A beautiful experience of the real France
We thoroughly enjoyed two weeks in carlipa, our party consisted of 7 adults and 3 boisterous children. The beautiful house easily accomadate us all, and the children made full use of the swimming pool. The location is excellently located for touring the lovely countryside. The Resteraunt on the midi canal was a favourite, as were the local markets. Buying fresh food and enjoying a evening meal in the farmhouse , kids in the pool, was delightful. The unique henri's bar 110 metres away is a real experience with its large collection of all types of cameras. We were well looked after by the local agent ( a Brit) who checked the pool and any assistance we needed. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable holiday, lovely old house beautifully restored , highly recommended.
Beautiful house, wonderful location
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.
Our Stay at Tournesol
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.
Stunningly renovated farmhouse dairy in the village of Carlipa, 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: Wine Tasting and Winery Tours, Yoga, Painting and Drawing.
Wine tasting is available everywhere as you are in the heart of fine wine country
Fine restaurants recommended :
L'Ile au Oiseaux (fish restaurant, 8 minutes away)
Restaurant Teleski Nautique (chill by the water, 8 minutes away)
L@Ambrosia (Michelen level food at affordable prices, 12 minutes away)
Chateau Pennautier (European dining, 15 minutes away)
Les Agnes au Plafond, Montelieu (European dining, 15 minutes away)
Domayne Gayda (Michelin level dining, 25 minutes away)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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