The Coumo is nestled among the Cathar village of Laurac with its garden and private pool ... ideally located to discover: the Medieval City and La Bastide de Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi and the Cathar Castles, the Pyrenees and the Sea.
3 bedroomed-house and pool for 6 / 8 people on edge of village and moors. La Coumo looks over the historic village of Laurac le Grand and the moors of the Piège in the north-west corner of the department of the Aude (region of Languedoc-Roussillon) The hill-top fortified village (now a listed national monument) was once the capital of the Lauragais and a centre of political and religious strife between France, Spain, the Catholic Church and the Cathar 'heretics'. Today it is no longer 'grand' but it is still very pretty and interesting to explore its quiet traffic-free lanes which mount towards its imposing church, dominating the landscape for miles around. There are pretty walks giving directly on to the moors, where you can look over a vast plain and the foothills of the Pyrenees.r
Supermarkets within 10 minutes drive in nearby Castelnaudary, Villasavary, Bram and Montreal. Mirepoix, with a famous market in its medieval town square is 20 minutes away. The battlements and pageantry of the walled-city of Carcassonne are at 30 minutes. The Canal du Midi is nearby and the Mediterranean coast is barely an hour, the city of Toulouse is only 50 minutes (both Toulouse and Carcassonne have airports). For those who love leisurely driving, the quiet back-roads are a pleasure exceeded perhaps only by the pleasure of country walking and wildlife.
Like many quiet villages in the Languedoc, Laurac has no shops or café or public transport a bakers' van brings bread to the village. However there are plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants and The house -- once the forge of the village blacksmith -- is situated on a slight hillside, separated from the main part of the village by a little road that winds up the valley, the enclosed photos show the view from the garden with moors and fields to north, south and east, and the village towering up in front to the west.
The house is two-storied but appears to be only one because part is concealed by the high rear garden .There is an 8m x 4m swimming pool, surrounded by lawns, terrace and veranda, space for browsing and/or barbecuing in sun or shade. There is a portable ‘glasshouse’ covering system which protects the pool and makes for warmer bathing if the weather is cool. The garden is peaceful and safe for children; it is equipped with tables, chairs and sun-beds, and trees and parasols provide shade.
Ground floor : entrance to large lounge with open-plan kitchen area , fitted cupboards and surfaces, cooker, fridge/freezer , micro-wave, washing-machine, well-equipped with cooking utensils and dining-furniture, easy chairs, television, and a wood-burning fire is installed to supplement electric radiators . Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom, bath, shower & WC. Open spiral staircase rises to:
Upper floor: one bedroom with a double bed, one bedroom with two single beds, second bathroom with shower, WC and hand-basin, washing machine. Large open-plan landing-space with sofa-bed and curtains makes possible a fourth sleeping area. Exit from this floor to terrace,garden and privat pool.
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Les serviettes de bain pour la piscine ne sont pas fournies.
notre tarif inclus la literie, les serviettes de toilette, lit et chaise de bébé, (éventuellement un parc de bébé), les services et le ménage
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Bonjour, mon mari Tom et moi même, nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillir...
Nous aimons organiser une soirée spéciale avec les hôtes surtout celle du 14 juillet pour admirer le feu d'artifice de Carcassonne et échanger....et à d'autres moment, partager avec nos amis français et anglais une bonne table pour des moments conviviaux.
nous avons une liste d'endroits à vous faire découvrir: les châteaux cathares, les villages en circulade, les grottes préhistoriques, ...les produits régionaux: Cassoulet, fromages de chèvre, fermes des alentours et les dégustations de vins et de blanquette de Limoux...
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