Welcome to Le Domaine de Loustalviel, a tiny hamlet of sympathetically restored 19th century farmhouses, set in over seven acres of tranquil, tree-shaded gardens and meadows that slope down to a tiny brook at the border of our land. Sleeps 4.
This spacious house has a large living area, two en suite bedrooms, and a modern kitchen. It has a private garden and outside dining/BBQ area. The house is well equipped with LCD TV, FreeSat, games console and wi-fi internet access. All towels and linen are supplied. Cot and high chair are also available on request. Please check our reviews on Tripadvisor under Domaine de Loustalviel or via our website.
The Domaine is set amidst lovely rolling hills, and has beautiful views of the Pyrenees. The 12 metre, heated pool (open 1 April-31 October), has a safety fence and large terraced area, and is well equipped with sunbeds and shaded areas.
One and a half kilometres away is Pech Luna, a pretty hilltop village 1,000 ft up into the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees in the Languedoc region of South West France. It has a church, a mairie, a school, and very little else beyond a serene air of calm and tranquillity.
The Domaine is surrounded by ancient towns, churches, lakes, vineyards and prehistoric cave complexes. There are many activities to suit all ages, including just relaxing by the pool. Carcassonne and Toulouse airports within an hour.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 40 km, Nearest railway: Castelnaudary 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Loustal Beau is the prettiest house on the Domaine, with the most spectacular views. It's perfectly sized for four, with a huge private lawned garden – and it's just steps away from the pool area. Before the renovation, it was a disused barn with the tall archway on the south façade which is so typical of the region. This arch has been preserved and double-glazed, to show off the spectacular views of the Pyrenees from both the galleried bedroom floor and the double height ground floor. The ground floor has a separate wc off the airy 11x6m open-plan sitting, dining and kitchen area with a wood-burning stove for winter evenings.
This has French doors to a shaded BBQ and outside dining area, which in turn leads to nearly a half acre of secluded lawns and gardens – with, as always on the Domaine, spectacular views of the mountains. The first floor has two bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. One bedroom has a king size bed, and the other has twin beds.
|Further details outdoors|
Apart from the large heated pool (with safety fence), there are many hidden corners of calm around Loustalviel. And, for the more energetic, there's a 'football pitch', basket ball, a piste de boules and kit for a game of cricket. The Domaine is surrounded by ancient towns and churches, vineyards and prehistoric caves; it's within easy reach of golf, sailing, windsurfing, cycling, and horse riding, 20 minutes from the Canal du Midi and just over an hour from the Mediterranean beaches or some spectacular walking (and skiing) in the Pyrenees.
The Langudoc is a sparsely populated region with a rich history and culture. Summers are hot and winters are mild. It is well placed for visits to mountains and sea.
Mirepoix is a beautiful market town that is really a medieval walled city. It has a cathedral, a wonderful Monday market, and a great central square for relaxing and watching the world go by.