Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

luxury family retreat in the countryside near Carcassonne - Le Palmier : 2 spacious bedrooms , comfortably sleeps 4 to 6 people

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Le Palmier : 2 spacious bedrooms , comfortably sleeps 4 to 6 people

Spacious ground floor character house (145m2) with exposed beams, nicely decorated with antique and modern furniture.

Private entrance via a large, south-facing terrace overlooking the garden and pool.

Master bedroom with open fireplace, queen size bed. Convertible sofa.

The second bedroom has a queen size bed as well as a single bed.

The independent kitchen is fully equipped with all you may need to make your stay comfortable.

Bathroom with shower and bath.

Separate toilet.

Additional outdoor seating the in covered courtyard terrace.

The terrace has outdoor dining facilities, barbecue and relaxation chairs.

From the terrace French doors connect to the spacious dining/sitting room. The dining table sits up to 8 people.

More Details

About the property

Spacious Gites, Infinity Pool. Easy Access to Castles, Vineyards, Mediterranean

A short drive from Carcassonne, Le Trabet, an 18th century former winery, with 3 spacious gites (sleep 4/8 people) renovated to a high standard. Large pool, park, direct access to vineyards and woodland, ideal for cycling and walking. Free internet access. Surrounded by vineyards, woodland and sunflower fields. Large, secured pool and well-established gardens, woods and park. Le Trabet offers an ideal combination of a relaxed and active holiday. Glorious views to the Pyrenees and Montaignes Noires. Golf courses and lakes nearby. The Mediterranean beaches about one hour away. Only some minutes away from Carcassonne with its famous castle and close to the Canal du Midi where boats can be rented. Restaurants, village markets, Cathar castles, Mediterranean Sea and wineries all nearby.

Available Rentals

Enter dates for accurate pricing


From June 23 until August 24 our holiday homes rent per week only (7 days, 14 days, 21 days etc)
We offer flexible changeover days during Spring and Autumn.
Also, for long-term rental we can be more flexible, please contact me.
Booking by email , to be confirmed by email. A 50% deposit is required at the time of the booking with final payment 90 days before the arrival date. We charge Euro 60.- per stay for house cleaning plus a 30.- fee for pets.
Changeover day for LE PALMIER is Saturday. We ask for a departure by 10am and arrival time after 4pm so that we can get ready for the new guests' arrival.


Moussoulens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , single bed can be added
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , a third bed can be added
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Free computer broadband available (Wifi). Cots, high chairs and baby pens available at no charge. Bicycles and helmets provided at no charge. Jeu de boule equipment. Playroom with table tennis. Free access to tennis courts in nearby villages (tennis rackets available). Catering service and baby sitting available on request. Central heating for the winter months (we charge for electricity from October to April). Please check our website for more information. All linen and towels for inside use are provided and are renewed every week. Please bring your own pool towel. Each gite is equipped with a large outside table, chairs and lounge chairs and has its own WEBER barbecue. The pool's spacious terraces have sun loungers and umbrellas. The infinity swimming pool is quite large (7x14m) and is well secured by a fence. Next to the pool there is a playground with swing set, suitable for young children.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Le Palmier : 2 spacious bedrooms , comfortably sleeps 4 to 6 people
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Charming and well equipped property ideally situated close to Carcassonne and the Languedoc area..

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with all that you would wish to have during a holiday. The owner Claudia was exceptionally friendly and made us feel right at home, even making sure that a bottle of Blanquette de Limoux was chilled and waiting for us to arrive. Claudia phoned to make sure we were happy with our choice of accommodation and knew how to locate the house. She ensured that our accommodation suited my group of friends. We asked specifically for certain items to be available and all were. Local supermarkets were just a few minutes drive away.

The gîte was ideally situated for touring the local area and there was plenty of information and brochures for activities and visits in the area available to read and help plan our days out. Blessed by good weather, even in October, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the area.

The swimming pool and other amenities were very well presented and we enjoyed meeting the other families and the extremely helpful staff and yes, we were able to swim in October!

An ideal place to stay and I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review and most of all, thank you for spending your holidays at Le Trabet, we thoroughly enjoyed your presence! Claudia
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Palmier which was located at one end of the property which made it feel very private whilst still enjoying the enourmous garden and surrounding grounds. Fabulous accommodation, fully equipped for self catering with lots of 'extras' e.g., bikes, drinks in a fridge by the pool, table tennis table & boules games. There were sun loungers & a table and chairs on our terrace and lots of other seating areas around the grounds. The pool was lovely - large and very well maintained with a child proof gate for safety. The nearest supermarket, patisserie and butchers was a short 5 min drive or 15 min bike ride away. Carcassonne and Lac de la Cavayere both worth a visit within a 30 mins drive. We would definitely reccommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you as our guests! Claudia
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A truly wonderful and memorable family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Le Palmier is a majestic property with a truly magnificent private large patio, stunning living room and master bedroom. Claudia provided BBQ fuel and a delightful welcome pack including patisseries and homemade jam. The second bedroom, was smaller but comfortably homed three girls in separate beds aged 13, 11 and 9. The grounds are extensive and beautiful; I celebrated my fiftieth birthday enjoying a candle lit BBQ around the Dovecot. The facilities were fantastic; amazing pool, great bikes, table tennis and romantic seating scattered throughout the grounds. Claudia is an amazingly hospitable hostess and very proud of her home and properties. My husband's baggage didn't arrive in Toulouse but Claudia supplied him with a pair of swimming trunks so our holiday could begin immediately! I would highly recommend this holiday destination.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Outstanding property in every respect.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property surrounded by sunflowers, a very relaxing place to stay. We stayed in La Palmier - full of character and charm and well equipped - a truly stunning gite. The grounds are gorgeous and immaculate with an excellent swimming pool to relax in. Owners and guardians charming, helpful and informative.

Lots of beautiful towns to visit including Carcasonne and a boat trip along the Canal du Midi is fascinating and relaxing. An excellent place to go on holiday we would love to return to Le Trabet.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Absolutely wonderful property, beautiful outdoor spaces, so wonderfully French in feel

  • 5 of 5

I felt like I was living in a French movie for the week. Magnificent French manor with the most beautiful main bedroom and lounge room. We sat outside on a wonderful garden terrace all week for all meals,We also enjoyed walking through the surrounding farmland and vineyards as well as riding to the canal de midi. Claudia is very welcoming and generous with lots of small touches that made us feel so at home - we will be back as it was the most perfect relaxing holiday we have had in years

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

A wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property, it has been charmingly renovated, and the grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Claudia has thought of everything, so our stay was very comfortable. We definitely hope to return! There is much to see and do in the area, but relaxing by the pool is also a strong draw.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us this summer, we enjoyed your being here and thank you for your kind words. Claudia
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Claudia Löhner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Claudia Löhner

We had been looking for a place in the south of France for several years and fell in love the first time we saw Le Trabet with its stone facade and blue window shutters.

As to ourselves, we have traveled far and wide. We were both born in Germany where we attended the university. We have lived in Wales and the US and are now happy to be at this beautiful property in the unspoiled countryside of the Aude province.

Claudia Löhner purchased this house in 2013

Why Claudia Löhner chose Moussoulens

Le Trabet used to be a winery, dating back to the 18th century. The Domaine has been painstakingly restored to accommodate three luxurious gites.

The estate is set in a small park with establishes trees, shrubs and hedges. The infinity swimming pool is fabulous. This is a superb property located right in the unspoiled countryside of the Aude province.

As a photographer, I take advantage capturing the many beautiful details - or I just sit down with a good cup of coffee and enjoy the view…

Please see for yourself and take a look at some of the photos on our website Le Trabet.

What makes this house unique

There are over 250 years of history here and with it comes a sense of enduring quality: this is a house of stone which was built to last.

Blue window shutters and wrought-iron gates pick up the color of the sky.

An old barn with its wine cellar points to the former role as wine-making estate.

And then there is the large swimming pool, the park with its huge trees, a magnificent view of the Montagnes Noires and the snowy peaks of the Pyrenees in the distance -

What more could one want … There are numerous fantastic restaurants to discover, quaint ones and grandiose ones too: five Michelin-star restaurants are in the vicinity. Not to forget the ancient ruins and Cathar castles !

And of course there is the unforgettable sound of the wind that plays with the palm trees -

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful two weeks at Le Trabet, and really enjoyed everything the region had to offer. Le Trabet and the pool were great, with beautiful clean and well equipped gites. We'd love to come back sometime!
Jun 2014
  • 1 of 5


Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Carcassonne airport is 15 minutes away. Direct flights from many destinations in England, Ireland, Belgium and Germany. Toulouse's international airport, Blagnac, is one hour's drive by motorway. Some of our guests fly to Montpellier, Beziers, Perpignan or even Girona (just across from the Spanish border). Car hire available at all airports. Domaine Le Trabet is best reached by car (about 20 minutes from the motorway exit).

The nearest village is some minutes away with all amenities like bakery, butcher, small grocery shop, restaurant, bar, doctor, pharmacy. Carcassonne is 10 minutes away. Most Cathar castles are within one hour. Many village markets close by; the nicest ones in Carcassonne, Mirepoix and Revel.

Shopping at the supermarkets offers a very large and good choice of products. Several good restaurants nearby. Two Michelin star restaurants within ten minutes of Le Trabet ( L'Ambrosia et La Bergerie )

The Mediterranean coast is about one hour by car; large choice of beaches like Narbonne Plage, Gruissan, Porte La Nouvelle and Leucate. Fresh fish at the harbours of Gruissan (mussels and oysters at its pier) and Porte La Nouvelle. Good fresh seafood restaurants.