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Pretty French house in Medieval village with castle views

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom quiet house on three levels with terrace and castle views

'Maison Bleue' is located in the Medieval village of Puilaurens and has superb views of the Cathar castle.It accommodates 8 people over 3 floors with bathrooms at the top and base of the house. A centrally located kitchen and lounge area leads out onto a sunny terrasse, perfect for barbeques. This area overlooks the ancient village and river from the balcony, as well as the castle looking upwards(it is illuminated at night).

In the lower outside space there is a special place to play the popular game of boules, with a demarcated boules piste. The house is light and airy and decorated in a modern but traditoinal style. The dishwasher makes life convenient for nights in, however a short 15 minute walk down the hill takes you to a couple of good restaurants. The village also has a shop and a bar. A great place to relax within easy reach of Quillan and Carcasonne as well as Perpignan and the coast. The beautiful scenery of the valley is a classic wine growing area. There are places in the vicinity to enjoy wild swimming as well as an outdoor pool 10 minutes away at Axat. A little tourist train takes you through the area in open or closed carriages to enjoy different castles and scenery.

More Details

Ian and Deb Harris
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Ian and Deb Harris

A close family that have created something magical in France

Ian and Deb Harris purchased this house in 2012


Lapradelle-Puilaurens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room - toilet , shower , Blue glitter tiled shower room on the ground floor
    Main bathroom - toilet , tub
  • There are two bathrooms one on the top floor, with marble sink corner bath and views over the mountains. The shower room on the ground floor is slate tiled with blue glitter accent and waterfall blue glass basin. Both have very distinctive styles.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The White Bedroom - 1 double , White bedroom with chest of drawers
    Boutique Bedroom - 1 double , Main Bedroom, cupboards dressing table & wild chandellier
    Black Bedroom - 1 double , Moroccan themed Black and Silver Bedroom
    Ground Floor Bedroom - 1 double , Large bedroom on the ground floor
  • Each room has a theme with interesting touches and exposed original beams in the roof.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The house has views up to the castle from the terrace and is located in a quiet street. Maison Bleue is an old village house built into the hillside which has exposed beams and is beautifully renovated to bring out the original features and later work dating back to 1896. Whilst you are there the the house is perfect to relax and chill out. Or if you are more adventurous, in the local area you can white water raft, canoe, swim or in the winter ski. The house is located on the walking route up to the Cather castle at Puilaurens which has a visitor centre and historic importance to the area as well as superb views over the surround countryside. The Cathar castle of Puilaurens stands on a spur of rock above the Boulzane Valley and the village. There is a path from the house to the castle. At night it is lit up and dominates the view from the terrace.


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Pretty French house in Medieval village with castle views
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews

Belle maison, mais glaciale pour une réservation en hiver.

  • 3 of 5

La maison est conforme aux photos, la décoration intérieure est très réussie. Mais l'annonce ne précise pas que le chauffage de la pièce commune au 1er (salon, cuisine, salle à manger) dépend entièrement du poêle à bois (les chambres ont des radiateurs). Il faut prévoir d'apporter ses propres bûches, ce dont le propriétaire nous a prévenus une fois la réservation faite. La montée en température est évidemment un peu longue et la première soirée ainsi que le 1er jour ont été vraiment froids (et les plombs avaient tendance à sauter avec la mise en route du chauffe-eau). Pour la cuisine, pas de grande casserole. Mais le boucher charcutier traiteur d'Axat fait de très bons plats cuisinés. Au total, la location doit surtout être extra en été.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are now adding extra cooking equipment to the house. N B : We are making this a summer only let until heating issues can be sorted.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Puilaurens is on the wine route towards Perpignan, where you can tour and sample the local wines and relax in the restaurants along the way. Try Maury.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90.02
Damage Deposit $346.21

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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