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In a Languedoc beautiful medieval village: Caunes-Minervois, our old stone house was turned into a charming and comfortable cottage for 4 persons. There is also a very sunny south terrace. Easy parking in front of the house.

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Lovely ancient Potter's house
In Languedoc-Roussillon, in the beautiful medieval village of Caunes-Minervois, 20 minutes from Carcassonne, Marie and Lionel have tastefully renovated their self contained cottage to welcome up to 4 persons.
From the delightful south facing terrace you can gaze over the tiled roofs of the village, and lose yourself in the panoramic view over the plain of the Minervois to the Pyrenees beyond. This is a wonderful place to rest, relax, and live quietly to the rhythm of the Languedoc region.
The house is spacious, on two levels. On the ground floor there is a lovely dining room with an open plan kitchen giving onto the terrace.
Climbing the old stone staircase, you will find two bedrooms (one with 2 single beds and the other with a double bed), plus a large bathroom. There is also a separate bathroom on the ground floor.
Lionel is a renowned ceramic artist, and the cottage is full of examples of his work. A friendly ceramic dog to watch over you whilst you take a nap on the terrace, a stunning hand-made wash basin in the bathroom, plus colorful crockery for the dining table, each piece is unique.
Caunes-Minervois is certainly one of the most beautiful villages of the Aude, authentic and protected. Within the village you will find several restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and artisan workshops. All of them within a couple of minutes walk from the Potter’s House.
Visit the marvelous Abbey, take a short hike up to the famous quarries of pink marble, shop at the village market or simply stroll through the beautiful vineyards that surround Caunes Minervois.
Nearby are the ancient Cathar Castles, famous grottos, the Canal du Midi and of course the fortified medieval city of Carcassonne.
Location : Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Nearest Airport : Carcassonne Airport, Salvaza (20 km)
Nearest Train Stations : Carcassonne (20 km), Narbonne (TGV) (40 km)
Nearest Motorway: A61, Carcassonne (20 km)
Nearest Beach: Gruissan (50 km)
Nearest Golf: Carcassonne Golf Club,
There is a regular bus service into the centre of Carcassonne that stops within 50m of the cottage.

Guest access

Travellers can have a private terrace facing South.

Interaction with guests

I shall be available to answer to questions, to advise and make them discover our region, nice places to visit, good restaurants and wineries. And I will be pleased to share my passion for ceramic and make discover my workshop.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM


Safety features
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Rufus User Profile
August 2017
Caunes Minervois is a delightful town, is very accessible for Carcassonne and the coast, and is surrounded by some beautiful countryside. Lionel, the cottage owner is passionate about the area, and recommended places to go in and around the town, as well as interesting sites further afield. The cottage has everything needed to use as a base from which to explore the area. It has been renovated to a very good standard, is clean, and has all the facilities for a reasonable stay. There was plenty of room for two adults and two teenagers, and even in the height of summer; it was cool inside. Its a relaxing place with a great vibe. Lionel is a potter, living a few metres away. It is worth going alone just to look round his workshop and see his artistry. I would certainly be prepared to go back there again. I couldn't recommend it more.
Lionel User Profile
Response from Lionel:
Bonsoir toute la famille Merci pour votre message amical, nous sommes contents que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour dans notre village et la découverte de notre région. Vous serez toujours les bienvenus à caunes Bonne continuation pour vous tous Amicalement Lionel et Marie
August 2017

Jo User Profile
April 2017
Lovely terraced cottage next to a pottery, full of examples of the pottery, and with a great terrace. Very friendly and helpful hosts who gave us good advice on beautiful walks from the house and where to eat

Amanda User Profile
July 2014
Fabulous cottage in a beautiful location. The house has everything you need, including Lionels work. Lionel and his wife were more than helpful with any questions or queries. The pottery is right next door, so no excuses to not buy a piece. We had a wonderful two weeks exploring the area. Caunes Minervous is a friendly and interesting village with a choice of excellent restaurants. Carcassone centre is 30 minutes away at the most.
Lionel User Profile
Response from Lionel:
I hope for you and your son a beautifull trip in Europa. see you next october. regards Lionel and Marie
July 2014

Esther User Profile
July 2017
We hadden een fijne tijd in de cottage bij Lionel en Marie. Het huisje is ruim, met zorg en aandacht ingericht en zeer compleet. Het was netjes en schoon en de bedden zijn fijn. Ook het terras is prettig. Enige minpuntje vonden wij dat er geen Wifi was in de cottage zelf. Hiervoor moet je naar de naastgelegen potterie.

Pierre User Profile
April 2017
Hôtes très sympathique et de bon conseil. Logement conforme à la description dans un village magnifique a deux pas du centre et proche des circuits de randonnée . Très bon séjours

Helle User Profile
July 2016
Gîte fonctionnel en lisière du village. Hôtes très accueillants et disponibles pour conseiller des lieux à voir. Village très pittoresque avec commerces et restaurants. Belles promenades dans les collines directement depuis le gîte, et nombreus lieux à visiter à proximité. Une très bonne expérience

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Caunes-Minervois, FranceJoined in January 2013
Lionel User Profile

Nous habitons au coeur du Minervois, à 20 km de Carcassonne. Notre atelier de Poterie se situe dans ce merveilleux village de Caunes Minervois à coté de l'abbaye Médievale, dans le centre historique, à 2km de la chapelle de Notre -Dame du Cros, sîte d'escalade et proche des carrieres de marbre rouge. Nous avons autant de plaisir à recevoir les visiteurs dans notre atelier de Poterie que les vacanciers dans notre gîte ou notre chambre d'hôtes.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
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