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Near Carcassonne, lovely house & pool between historic hilltop village & moors

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Tom Twentyman
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Laurac le Grand is in the Languedoc region of the South of France, 25 minutes drive from the walled city of Carcassonne, 50 minutes from Toulouse, 60 minutes from the Mediterranean coast, 30 minutes from the Pyrenees, and two hours from Spain and Andorra

Other Activities: canal boating


Rates & Availability

Laurac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Basse Saison
Oct 9 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Basse Saison
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

These rates include all services, heating, electricity, bedding and towels for indoor use. There is an additional charge of £90 for Xmas, New Year & Easter weeks. There is sometim!es a small surcharge for bank-charges incurred in receiving euros, depending on bank practices. . We ask for 25% of the rent as deposit to secure a booking, the rest payable two months before start-date of the holiday.

Nous demandons 25% à la réservation et le solde 2 mois avant la date de location.

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Laurac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Espace - salon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 2 cots
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The three bedrooms will sleep six people (and 1 or 2 babies) but there is an upstairs seating area with sofa-bed and screens which could be used for two more persons. There is partial access for disabled people -- please ask for details. The pool can be used like any other open-air pool, or partly-covered for extra warmth and completely covered during the night or periods of cool or wet weather. Regular use can increase the temperature of the pool by 6 to 10°C and extends the season for comfortable bathing. In the current period of weather-instability throughout Europe, this facility may be important even in high summer....see additional photo section for an example of the cover in semi-open position. It is easy to remove completely.

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