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The Cathar Cottage-Pennautier


Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Nearby Carcassonne Castle

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Whether it's your base for exploring the ruins of Cathar Castles, walking through beautiful nature, strolling the battlements of the medieval La Cité of Carcassonne, cruising along the Canal du Midi on a barge or sampling the beautiful wines of the region – the Cathar Cottage is your perfect home away from home!

The Cottage is located in the village of Pennautier which is found 5 minutes drive North of beautiful Carcassonne. Pennautier has been known as such since 1781, however its history wends it's way back through the Middle Ages and Roman Occupation into pre-history.

The Cathar Cottage is an attached village house on 3 floors (see floor plan in the photo section). The ground floor consists of the entrance, kitchen and dining area, along with a full bathroom. The first floor comprises the Master Bedroom, Sitting Room, Terrace and second toilet. The second bedroom is contained on the second floor.

Pennautier has all the basic services within walking distance, including a newsagent, grocery store, bakeries, butcher, cafe, pizza restaurant, pharmacy, and doctor. The Chateau de Pennautier is on the edge of the village (2 min walk from the Cottage) and dates back to 1620 - a wonderful place to engage in a bit of 'wine tourism'!. Parking is available within meters of the house.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne International Airport 5 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne Railway Station 5 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking


The experience of holidaying in a genuine functioning French village in a cottage full of character. The ability to walk up the street and shop for fresh croissants, baguettes, jambon and fromage to construct your own beautiful picnics. And of course walking 2 minutes through the village at night to visit the lovely restaurant of the Chateau De Pennautier to enjoy a lovely meal and sip a range of the excellent wines that are a product of the Chateau winery.

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14 Oct 2014


"An interesting cottage in an old town with plenty of character."

Easy to find with the directions given by the owner. Staying here allowed us to visit both Carcassonne and the outlying district with ease. It was also our first overseas find of a Geocache.… More

27 Sep 2014


"A charming, quirky cottage in a beautiful old village"

Pennautier is an old, working village with very steep, narrow streets. Cathar Cottage, like the village, is an old working cottage. It's very compact, on 3 floors with quirky stairs to the top … More

20 Aug 2014


"Petite maison de charme au coeur du village de Pennautier"

Petite maison charmante, au coeur d'un village calme et reposant. Il n'est toutefois pas réaliste d'imaginer y loger à 5 (alors que le gite est présenté pour 5 personnes maxi). Avoi… More

3 May 2014


"Exactly what we had hoped for"

We stayed at the Cathar Cottage in Pennautier in April 2014 for three nights. It was a wonderful place to stay with our children (7 & 10). It is brilliantly located for visiting Carcassonne and the … More

28 Jul 2013


"Bastille day get-away"

We enjoyed our stay at the Cathar Cottage. It was exactly as described--great for a family of four, our boys (11 and 16yrs) loved their room on the top floor. The cottage was clean and welcoming, i… More

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