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luxury family retreat in the countryside - vineyards and sunflower fields - Le Laurier : 3 spacious bedrooms, sleeps 6

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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

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.

Details for Le Laurier : 3 spacious bedrooms, sleeps 6 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 2 half bathrooms

A beautifully restored wine-maker's house on two floors (125m2) which accommodates up to 6 people. French doors open to the south-facing terrace, overlooking the swimming pool and the park. Second terrace located in the courtyard.

Living/dining room with fireplace and an open, fully equipped kitchen with granite countertop and all appliances.

Separate toilet in the hall; traditional wooden staircase leads to the first floor.

The first floor landing connects to three bedrooms and a large modern bathroom with bath and shower.

All three bedrooms are spacious with either queen size or double beds and wardrobes or walk-in closet.

Separate toilet with washing machine.

The house is equipped with central heating plus a fireplace and is perfectly suitable for all-year rental.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Claudia Löhner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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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 Carcassonne surroundings

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 -


based on 4 traveler reviews

Le Laurier : 3 spacious bedrooms, sleeps 6
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Can't wait to come back in August !

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family for two weeks in May/June and we loved it so much we have booked another two weeks in Aug/Sept. It is so relaxing and friendly here. The owner Claudiia and her staff Richard and Dick are so helpful and they made sure that we had everything to make our holiday happy and comfortable. The surroundings are beautiful and the pool is always inviting and large enough to easily accomodate adults and kids. My grandson loves it.The property was in immaculate condition when we arrived and had all the conveniences that you would expect in your own home.There is the small town of Alzonne just five minutes away by car with a large supermarket for your everyday shopping and the famous city of Carcassone is only about fifteen minutes drive away. This is an ideal location to wind down and relax but there are also many places of interest to visit nearby.

I heartily recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat in wine area of Carcasonne

  • 4 of 5

Spacious and clean property with beautiful grounds and lovely pool although too cool to swim at this time of year. Quiet and peaceful with excellent facilities and very welcoming hosts. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! It was a pleasure having you stay with us . Claudia
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Séjour au calme

  • 5 of 5

Merci à Claudia pour son accueil dans ce gite du Palmier , la météo était au rendez-vous et la nouvelle piscine une merveille ! Nous avons visité de vieux châteaux et au retour le soir nous faisions de délicieux barbecues, il ne manquait rien , du charbon de bois aux épices .

Les soirées au calme sous les étoiles étaient incroyables, nous n'avons même pas regardé la télévision juste 2 ou 3 fois nos mail avec un wifi qui fonctionnait bien.

Nous avons particulièrement été touché par les attentions , un bouquet fleuri et une bonne bouteille au frais à notre arrivée.

Bravo pour le Domaine du Trabet !

Pierre Poutreau

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a very relaxing week in a beautiful setting - surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields. This is the second time we have been here; with different owners. Claudia is a wonderful hostess; the property was very well presented and maintained. Le Trabet is perfect for a family holiday - our two girls (8 and 2 1/2 years old) loved the place; especially the secure access swimming pool, lots of open space to run around in and explore. Lots to do in the near area: a stroll down the Canal du Midi, Cathar Castles to explore, dinosaur museums to scare the children !!, lovely little villages/towns to amble through and not forgetting Carcassonne itself. For us it is ideally located: close to the airport, good road access and with a selection of supermarkets and good local shops nearby. Heartily recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, I am looking forward to seeing you again in August ! Claudia
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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

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.

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; the nicest ones in Carcassonne, Mirepoix and Revel.

Shopping at the Carcassonne supermarkets which offer 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 )


Rates & Availability

Moussoulens House Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 30 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Dec 31 2016 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
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Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 29 2017
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $33
cleaning fee $65

Our holiday homes rent per week only (7 days, 14 days, 21 days etc)
For long-term rental please contact the owner.
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.
Changeover day for Le Palmier and Le Laurier are Saturday, L'Olivier has changeover on Friday. Departure by 10am and arrival time after 4pm.
We offer flexible changeover days during Spring and Autumn.

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Moussoulens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
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 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • cots available at no charge
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • 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, table football etc. Free access to tennis court in nearby village (tennis rackets available). Catering service and babysitting available. Central heating for the winter months. Please check our website for more information. All linen and towels for inside use are provided and are renewed every week. 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.

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