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Montlaur holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

L'Ancienne Ecurie, Montlaur

from £82 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 4.5/5

7 reviews

from £82 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Lovely terrace at side of house for summer dining and for enjoying winter sunshine

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 1437641

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

L'Ancienne Ecurie is a large very comfortable village house for up to 8 people newly renovated and very spacious and light. 3 epis awarded by Gites De France, Aude. Montlaur is a lovely village in the heart of the wine growing region of the Corbieres within easy reach of the fortified cite of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, Minerve, Cathar castles , Narbonne and the Mediterranean. Double wooden gates lead via an arch at side of the property to private walled garden, with parking through arch for one car, a large sunny terrace on two levels , surrounded by flowers, and paved sheltered area with barbecue. Ground Floor : entrance hall, large dining room with TV corner with wood burner inset stove, leading through door to the converted Stables sun lounge (after which the house is named). Ideal for relaxing; this room opens onto a small inner courtyard on one side and onto the large terrace on the other. There is a superb very well equipped fitted kitchen, a separate laundry room, and downstairs cloakroom.First Floor: New bathroom with spa shower/bath, four double bedrooms (2 with doubles beds and two with twin beds. Two of these bedrooms (one double and the smaller twin) are interconnecting and have their own shower room with WC and washbasin, and a balcony . Ideal for relaxing, touring, lake and river swimming, walking and for immersing yourself in rural French village life.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Leucate 55 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne, Toulouse , Bezier , Perpignan 25 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Montlaur is in the heart of the Corbieres wine growing region of Languedoc Rousiilon - one of the sunniest areas in France with over 300 days of sunshine a year. It is the perfect location to explore the Cathar castles, the mountains an the Mediterranean and to enjoy this beautiful region rich in history. Ideally placed for walking, cycling, and swimming in local lakes and rivers.

Carcassonne, 25 mins drive, is the second most visited French city, following Paris. It has an amazing walled and fortified city dating from the Middle Ages and is central to the Cathar history as told in the Kate Mosse books “Sepulchre” and “Labyrinth”. The castle has a complete medieval defensive architectural ensemble and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The town has a thriving centre with shops, markets , cinémas and a theatre an hosts a major music festival in the summer

The Canal de Midi, also a World Heritage site, meanders through the region. The nearest section is at Trebes , twenty minutes away with the opportunity to take boat rides to Carcassonne and beyond.

The Mediterranean is just an hour away with long sandy beaches and azure sea . The Pyrenees, and the nearest Ski Station, are about an hour away

The Cathar Chateaux of Lastours, Villerouge-Termenè, Termes, Quéribus, Peyrepertuse and many others are all within easy reach (30-60 minutes) as is Monsegur, the last standing point of the Cathars situated in the Pyrenees. Mirepoix is a lovely town to visit enroute to Montsegur .

Minerve, is a fortified village where the “Parfaits” (type of Cathar pastors) refused to abjure their faith and died singing at the stake. It is situated on a stunning gorge and is one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France .


Montlaur, a small village of less than 600 residents, is also a thriving little centre for the six villages in the Val de Dagne and has a post office, traditional baker's, pharmacy, small supermarket, butcher's and hairdresser's plus five different wine producers providing wine tasting in the village. Market stalls with organic bread, local produce including fruit vegetables and cheeses, and of course wine tasting take place twice a week . There is a small children's well equipped play area and pleasant park.

There are numerous fetes and village festivals during the summer where you can participate in village meals and dance to live music.. Petanque is the favourite sport.

Lagrasse (12km), is listed as one of the prettiest villages in France, with a 13th century abbey, humpback bridge , covered market, cobblestone streets, and swimming along the River Orbieu with a lifeguard on duty in high season . It is good place to explore at any time of the year and has a number of good restaurants. Many cultural events in summer including concerts , open air plays and Occident singing

There is a country park with an attractive sandy beach and ((supervised) lake swimming 20 mins away close to Carcassonne with an O2 Adventure Park rope, wire and zip wire course .River swimming with lifeguard in Lagrasse in peak season and river and lake swimming within very easy each. Horse riding and trekking are available in Montlaur and white-water rafting is also close by. Bikes can be hired and delivered to the house and some of the major walking routes in the region pass through the village.

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Review 1-7 of 7

20 Jul 2015


"Ideal for a family holiday, excellent accommodation and wonderful location"

The house was well equipped and clean. Felicity and Peter were exceptional hosts. We could not fault anything we will be going back!

6 Apr 2015


"The perfect old Village house to discover from Carcassonne to Narbonne area."

We will repeat for sure, as we loved the house, the Village, the area, and we had an incredible welcome from Felicity and Peter.

7 Oct 2014


"Good centre of village gite"

We stayed in gite for 8 days in September 2014. Sympathetically renovated old village house situated in centre of village, retaining many original features. It has bags of character and space but also well appointed with good modern, well equiped kitchen and 2 excellent modern bathrooms. The courtyard is secluded and provided with table, chairs, barbeque and clothes drier. Excellent area for eating outside. The owners were so nice and helpful and could not do enough for us. They really were first class. Thouroughly enjoyed our stay.

7 Sep 2014


"Chic relaxing authentic home. Modern kitchen set in rustic French house, with thoughtful touches from approachable hosts"

Would highly recommend this holiday home to anyone wanting space privacy and a real taste of france. Great location in scenic region , 15 minutes to La Grasse and less than Half hour beautiful drive to Carcossone . Hosts were very helpful and treat you like guests and friends ! Marvellous

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