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About this listing

The space

Ancienne Pisciculture is a chalet style house set in 22 acres of beautiful countryside. It is a paradise of nature with views of the mountains and meadows. The river flows the length of the property with various waterfalls fit for light paddling/swimming.
Rowena the property owner runs Ammonite Pottery from her studio on the grounds, where classes can be taken at a cost of 10EUR pp for a 2 hour session.
The house is very comfortable and offers open plan living areas and private bedrooms.
A large deck offers views by day and star gazing on clear nights. The price includes Wifi and continental breakfast. A very peaceful location, but an easy drive or a walk to Caunes a beautiful and lively medieval village. This wine region is filled with beautiful vineyards surrounding the town. Caunes offers lovely traditional restaurants, tapas bars and a quaint village bar. Local shops are situated within the village for all necessities. Carcassonne is a 30 minute drive away, with many tourist attractions such as the famous Carcassonne Castle. An exceptional experience.

There are 4 rooms available that can sleep up to 3 people. The rate per room is 45EUR for one person, 55EUR for two and 65EUR for three. If you would like additional rooms please massage me for availability.

Guest access

Whole of house including a designated guest bathroom and living area. Own deck area.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as pleases!

Other things to note

Hundreds of vin yards to visit and other attractions such as the main Carcassonne town. Mountain walks and river swims.


The space
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 18 / night after the first guest
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Basic consideration to others.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews


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Guillaume User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 56 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Michael User Profile
August 2016
We build up a relationship with Rowena before ever meeting her. She was so helpful and attentive in messaging us details about every aspect of our trip. We arrived at Rowena's home without a single mistake such were her accurate directions. It was lovely to meet her at last and she was just as nice in person as we had imagined her to be. She greeted us warmly and offered us wine or a drink of choice. We felt right at home in this oasis of calm. This is really a haven of peace and tranquility and was just what the doctor ordered. We fell in love with her two beautiful dogs Russell and Tika and they were our constant companions for our stay. We loved our bedroom with very comfortable beds and lovely cool fresh sheets and we slept like a log. Rowena had gone to the trouble of getting gluten free bread for us for breakfast which is a rare treat. We also met Madeleine who is Rowena's charming daughter. The grounds are lovely with a gentle river flowing through the land and the dogs led us on many walks. Overall it was a pleasure to spend two days in such a beautiful place with such wonderful company. It was truly a home from home.
Rowena User Profile
Response from Rowena:
So very pleased you enjoyed your stay here! We enjoyed having you! All the best and hope to see you again, We took the dog a out on three walks yesterday to cheer them up after you left!!! Much love Rowena
August 2016

Gloria User Profile
September 2015
Rowena was very welcoming and helpful. The house is in a lovely secluded and quiet location. Very enjoyable.

Jonny User Profile
August 2015
A really magical spot teeming with amusing, interesting and welcoming biped and quadruped creatures. Highlights include a secluded swimming spot by a waterfall, a visual feast of flora and resounding peace shattered by the sound of wind through trees and a million cicadas.

Jean-Pierre User Profile
October 2014
This was my best AirBnB experience to date, Rowena is lovely and I felt very welcome from the moment I arrived, she has a kind spirit and made sure I settled in quickly. Her house is in a wonderful location if you want to wind down and relax a little, the property is beautiful and reflects her character, the animals are great to have around and was a big bonus for me. The room was big and the bed very comfortable, all the basics were provided. Caunes is a beautiful little town and is great for hikes and walks in the foothills, nothing too strenuous although there are many trails to choose from. A bus runs from Carcassonne to Caunes a few times a day, so it's relatively easy to get to the village. If this listing is on your shortlist, stop thinking about it and book it. I hope to go back very soon.

Leah User Profile
August 2014
We absolutely loved staying here. Not sure what was the best bit: the house, the river, meeting other nice people, the super relaxed atmosphere, the chance to try our hands at pottery, the vinyl collection, the chats, the crazy storm we witnessed, the really lovely village, the friendly dogs....actually it was probably just Rowena. I want to be like her when I grow up. Go there for yourself and enjoy! Thank you so much x

Eileen User Profile
August 2014
We added a day to our stay, so our other review really says it all.

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Caunes-Minervois, FranceJoined in May 2011
Rowena User Profile

I am a Potter and I teach beginners and host workshops for professional potters. I also help children and adults with special needs through pottery and have seen incredible results in this area.

As an animal lover, I adore living here in the heart of all this natural beauty.

I like music and fun and do appreciate peace as well. We get both here.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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