“Relaxing simplicity - beautiful view - characterful property” Absolutely beautiful old character property with amazing views over the countryside. Much larger than it originally appears. In the middle of Preixan but feels very private due to high wall
“An amazing gem in Carcassonne” My husband and I travelled from Australia to meet our family who had flown in from the UK to Carcassonne and were overwhelmed by how perfect the Castle House was for us. We had ages ranging from 1-65 years old and the h
*I cannot say enough good things about this house and our vacation in Carcassonne. We just returned from our trip of 1 week. Seven of us stayed in the house very comfortably: 4 adults and 3 boys aged … More
“absolutely perfect !”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
Wonderful stay in Carcassonne.The house has been completely reniewed in the respect of its original character . The rooms all decorated with elegance. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need.… More
“A fantastic house and a great holiday”
Reviewed 4 Mar 2013
We simply loved this house!! It is so big, and so beautifully finished, and its location right by Carcassonne castle is to die for, although the street - Rue Longue - is lovely and quiet. Each bedroom… More
“Mrs” This is a beautiful house in a beautiful location. There is plenty of space and yet lots of cosy corners to relax and unwind. Stunning views. This is a perfect place for a base for a walking, cycling or running holiday/weekend. The house is full
What a wonderful place. A lovely, quiet house with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding countryside. Plenty of space to spread out both inside and out but also with lots of peaceful corners to … More
Thank you for your lovely words, it was a pleasure to have you stay and you are very welcome back! Many Thanks Andrea and Mark
“Amazing country house in beautiful rural S.W. France”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2016
Stayed at Maison Tranquil with group of friends for an extended weekend stay and could have stayed there longer - stunning house - masses of space and facilities - perfect for a house party to suit al… More
Thank you for your lovely review - always great to know that the house and area have been enjoyed, It would be lovely to see you again! Many thanks Andrea and Mark.
Reviewed 7 Nov 2016
A truly wonderful house in a fantastic setting. A magnificent place to relax, the views from the patio across the lake are stunning. The decor is beautiful and tasteful and totally in keeping with the… More
Its wonderful to know that Maison Tranquil was the right setting for your special birthday celebrations! We really enjoyed meeting you all and would love to see you all again. Thank you for choosing our house for your break!
“Outstanding accommodation in a beautiful place” Thie house is in a small village with stunning surrounding scenery; tranquil and completely relaxing. Everything is beautifully presented and the owners are extremely helpful whilst at the same time 'sep
The property has been beautifully and simply furnished to a high standard. The owners Susan and Andy have taken real care and put a huge amount of thought into creating a welcoming and inviting holida… More
We are so please you enjoyed your stay with us and felt at home here and we look forward to welcoming you to Paradis des Papillons again soon.
Reviewed 9 Nov 2015
Gill and I booked a late holiday, I've always wanted to visit Carcassonne and Paradis des Papillons is a half hour drive from there; Carcassonne was all I imagined it to be and more. The real find o… More
Thank you for your lovely review of Paradis des Papillons. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday here in our scenic and tranquil part of France. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
“New and Excellent”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2015
We were one of the first to stay here so expected a few hiccups however were delighted that everything worked well. The standard of accommodation was very high. On arrival we were met with a warm welc… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We have tried hard to ensure that our guests are happy and comfortable and have everything they need to enjoy their holiday at Paradis des Papillons. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
“Liked the place so much we've been twice!!!!!” This is a great property for a couple of families to share and use as a base to explore a beautiful part of France.
A good size swimming pool is a big bonus and is well maintained as is the whole prope
“Great place for the family, own private pool, lots to do around Carcassonne” Love this place, very close to Carcassonne, easy access to airport and motorways
3 bedroom bungalow style house, large living area, fully fitted kitchen plus garage. Garde
“As advertised,quiet peaceful surroundings,well equipped house” Well equipped home in ideal location,suitable for all groups,local representative very helpful but not intrusive,car required,have already booked for next year
“Beautiful village, wonderful house and lovely locals”
Reviewed 21 May 2015
From the moment we decided to stay in Cuxac at Marilyn's house the signs were good. Marilyn was very attentive in her emails, provided a number of maps and expressed an interest in helping us in any w… More
How lovely to receive such a fantastic review. I am delighted you had such a great stay at our cottage and we will certainly look forward to welcoming you again.
“Beautiful Cottage - Stunning Location”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
My Partner and I had a wonderful stay in this cottage. It is equipped to a very high standard including dishwasher and washing machine which we found very useful. The garden is lovely and a perfect su… More
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to receive feedback and to know you enjoyed your holiday so much at Les Coquelicots. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.... and I really must try those merguez sausages.. you are not the first to recommend them !
“Lovely home from home authentic french cottage in beautiful location.”
Reviewed 20 May 2012
Four of us stayed at this cottage and were very comfortable. It is well set up by its english owners, catering for all practical needs. Everything was spotlessly clean. The kitchen is very well sto… More
Thank you for your super review. We are delighted that you had such a lovely holiday, and that you were so pleased with our cottage. We too believe that the terrace is a lovely spot to sit and relax. The colours of the irises, wisteria, and especially the poppies after which the cottage is named, are probably at their best at this time of year. We would love to welcome you back – the autumn is a great time of year to come walking.
“A relaxing and quirky place to stay” The apartment is set in quiet grounds in a sleepy little village, all very peaceful, and with a lovely bakery a few minutes walk away. Carcassone is nearby and is great for exploring, meals out etc. We had lots of
“Good location but not luxury - more suited to a couple than a family”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
This gite is in a convenient location for exploring Carcassonne and access to the coast. It has a good pool and spacious grounds. The hosts are very friendly.
However, I would describe the accomodati… More
We have been thinking about how best to accommodate families and as a result are undertaking a major revamp of our gite during the winter 2012/13. Firstly we are adding a second bedroom, which will increase floorspace, storage space and double the number of bedspaces. Also, an extra French window will give additional natural light and ventilation. We are also redesigning the living area, installing new furniture, UK satellite TV and undertaking a complete redecoration. We think these changes, together with our much-praised pool area and two acres of grounds, will provide an ideal combination for families, and indeed, all our guests.
“Brilliant base for exploring the beautiful Languedoc region” Andrea's house was very comfortable and well equipped. It also has a wonderful panoramic view of the Alaric mountain from the patio. Andrea was there to meet us quite late in the evening and
“A beautiful way to experience the French countryside.”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2014
We stayed at Andrea's Mountain View home for one week in late October, 2014. We had researched carefully the entire area in Southeast France and chose this home for the location and description by bot… More
“Fabulous Fall Visit”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
Mountainview is a wonderful place to spend a vacation. The house is beautiful, spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable. We felt at home from the moment we arrived. Andrea is a superb host w… More
“An excellent property in a great location on the Canal du Midi.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
We have stayed in many self catering properties in the 12 years we have holidaying in France with our bicycles and Andrea's home has been one the most comfortable ever.
3 large double bedrooms with l… More
“Peaceful Retreat” A lovely gite in a quiet village which has mini market, butchers, restaurants and post office. It is set in lovely well established gardens, with garden furniture and bbq. Barry who lives on site was very helpful with lots of informa
Set in the picturesque village of Cuxac Cabardes, "Les Libellules" proved to be a comfortable ocean of calm after a hectic day's sightseeing. And there's lots to see and do in the surrounding area! Th… More
There certainly is a lot to do in this area, and we like to help our guests to enjoy it all, by providing the right environment for them to relax and chill out. We are very pleased to welcome you back, and trust we shall see more of you in the future !
“Clean and lovely Gite with lots of thoughtful extras”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2013
I went on holiday with my partner and my parents for a week in May. The gite had good directions but we should have looked up the meaning of the name of the gite! If we had we would have known we we… More
“Comfortable and Welcoming”
Reviewed 16 Dec 2011
We loved this place…. We were made so very welcome by everybody. Situated close enough to enjoy the facilities of Carcassonne and the Cathar region, but peacefully situated in the quaintest little … More
Thank you,it is a very friendly village. Don't miss visiting the Chateaux de Las Tours, next time you come - can't believe you didn't get time to see it - especially as it is only a few kms! We look forward to seeing you again, and remember, there is a 10% loyalty discount for returning customers to either property.
As the gite was booked the owners allowed us to rent their lovely farmhouse, adjoining the gite, whilst they stayed elsewhere. We really loved our stay there, the house had everything we needed. We es… More
“Nice place-shame about the noise!”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2013
Despite being right on the Canal du Midi, the view from our gite was of huge farm machinery! The farm workers were right next door to us & started work at 7am.........they shouted loudly to each other… More
We are very sorry that these guests didn't enjoy their stay. However we saw them several times whilst they were here and every time they said everything was fine and they were having a good time - if they had expressed their concerns then we would have tried to do something about it. Unfortunately the week they were here was when the fruit harvest was in full force and this year the farmer only had a few days to do this due to the unseasonal weather so it was "all hands on deck" with extra (noisy) locals drafted in. This is the first time in the 4 years we have been here that this has happened. As far as the other complaints we have not had the same from any other guests (see our other reviews) otherwise we would have done something about them. The outside area is not shared with 5 families, the terrace is shaded by a mature vine (vital in the summer heat!), the neighbours' bikes were there for just 1 hour until we noticed and asked them to move them and extra chairs with cushions have now been provided. We know that you can't please everyone all the time but if complaints had been made at the time of the stay we would have done everything possible to fix them. Again we are sorry!
“Simply wonderful!” Beautifully renovated and well kitted out, we spent a wonderful week relaxing in this delightful cottage in the midst of stunning Languedoc countryside and were made to feel very welcome by the owners. Lots to do and see nearby, it
We found Les Jasmins to be a delightful gite set in a beautiful area of rolling vineyards with stunning views of distant mountains and with rural tranquility. The accommodation was very comfortable an… More
“A lovely rustic house with very private grounds” We stayed at Les Gascous with a group of friends from Australia. A lovely rustic house with very private grounds, beautiful pool and mountain views close to lovely Medieval Mirepoix. Comfy beds good lin
After reading the description of the accommodation and looking at the photos it was decided that this would be exactly the break I and the rest of my group wanted. Well all I can say is the descripti… More
“Beautiful, tranquil place with stylish and comfortable accommodation”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2013
I stayed here with a group of friends last year. Although there were 10 of us we didn't feel cramped or on top of each other at all. The house is beautifully laid out, a great deal of thought has obvi… More
“This was all about making sure you relaxed from the minute you arrived until you left !” My wife, my 17 year old daughter and I had an absolutely fantastic time at Domaine du Renne in June 2013 - we wanted a quiet and peaceful week but with plenty to
We took the two gites and there was plenty of room for the four of us, including a 12 and a 15 year old. The setting is idyllic, overlooking vineyards. We were the first guests since a major refurbi… More
“Le Chene - A piece of tranquillity with stunning views, countryside and diverse activities for all the family”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2011
Le Chene is set in spectacular countryside of the Aude with some stunning views, the location is perfect for all interests, if you like walking, visiting historical places, local markets and towns, or… More
“Great location, perfect host and ideal accomodation”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
Our stay at Le Chene was a delight from beginning to end. We arrived quite late in the evening to find that Hal, the owner, had been called away. However, he had left a charming note together with all… More