Maison Tranquil - CARC108
Maison Tranquil is a magical retreat in the South of France near Carcassonne set in 3.5 acres of private grounds. With large communal spaces, sunny terraces with lake views and a private heated pool, this is a haven of tranquility. Can be turned into 7 en-suite bedrooms for 18 people if required. Suitable for winter lets.
About Maison Tranquil
Maison Tranquil is a superbly renovated barn with stunning lake views set in over 3.5 acres of private grounds. Set in the heart of vineyards in the beautiful Razès region of the Languedoc. Surrounded by medieval Cathar Chateaux, just 20 mins from the bastide medieval town of Mirepoix and beautiful riverside town of Limoux. Carcassonne with its UNESCO world heritage castle and airport are only 30 minutes away, it’s a truly stunning rural location but nonetheless very accessible.
With large, light and airy communal spaces totalling 350m2, the house accommodates a total of 18 guests in 7 bedrooms, predominantly available as a self-catered or catered holiday let. We also offer various informative, relaxing weekend breaks such as yoga, life coaching and writing courses. The owner is a qualified aromatherapist and masseuse, with treatments available onsite if required. Fully or part-catered packages also available. Out of season the house also operates on a bed and breakfast basis, and can accommodate cycling and hiking tour groups.
The 3.5 acres of private terraced gardens host a beautiful child-friendly gated pool area with pool house, a games area, pétanque court, and of course, stunning terraces to soak up the Mediterranean sun and magical views.
Fully established to cater to families and groups as the ultimate place to relax and unwind surrounded by nature.
The dining room and kitchen lead out onto the terraces with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and of course, the lake.
There are plenty of shaded areas, in addition to tables and chairs for al-fresco dining and a Barbecue. A few steps lead down to the large private gardens and lawns with pétanque court, children’s play area and sand pit.
Through a secure gated area is a beautiful outside heated pool approx 10m x 5m, with island and shallow steps, perfect for children learning to swim, it is also alarmed to French AFNOR standards.
There are plenty of lounge chairs available to soak up the sun and a pool house to relax in.
Facilities and Features7 Bathrooms
Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , Single beds (can be made up as king bed) with bunk beds
Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
All bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms
The ground floor is centred around the stunning dining room with open fireplace and bespoke 4m oak dining table, there is ample seating for even the grandest banquet - a great space for big get-togethers.
Leading off the dining room are 2 comfortable reception rooms with wood-burning stoves, perfect for evening socialising in cooler months and escaping the Mediterranean sun in the summer. Also off the dining room is the stunning kitchen/breakfast room with all mod cons, dishwasher, microwave oven, range oven, kitchen island, it even boasts its own wood-burning pizza oven. There is a utility room / pantry and direct access to parking so offloading food and wine is easy. There is a breakfast table that seats 6-8 people and access to the garden.
Also on the ground floor is Bedroom 6 with a queensize bed, day bed and a private bathroom, perfect for mobility-impaired guests who would prefer ground floor accommodation. In addition there is Bedroom 7, a queensize ensuite-bedroom, available only by request.
The first floor boasts 5 ensuite-bedrooms all leading off the galleried hallway that wraps around the house.
Bedrooms 1-3 are either king or queen beds,
Bedroom 4 is twin singles (which can be put together as a king)
Bedroom 5 hosts twin single beds and bunk beds, ideal as a children’s room. Layout can be changed to accommodate individual requirements with day beds and cots available for little people.
- Satellite TV
- Wheelchair accessible
- 4+ Bathrooms
- Private Pool
- Secure fenced pool
- Private Parking
- Watersports Nearby
- Secure Parking
- Child Friendly
- BBQ Area
- Games Room
- No Smoking
- 6+ Bedrooms
- Spacious garden
- Event Venue
This marker is for indication purpose only
Location and MapCYCLING & HIKING:
The Languedoc is a cyclist and hikers paradise. From flat canal banks to undulating vineyards and steep mountain roads; whatever your style there is something here for you.
Nearest amenities are 4km away from the property
Hearty road cyclists can follow the tyre tracks of the Languedoc sections of the Tour de France. Mountain bikers can get off the beaten track and into trails through the vineyards or mountains. Family cyclists can also enjoy the splendours of the area with well kept Voie Verte trails along quiet tracks or canal banks. The 240km path alongside the Canal du Midi is the most famous cycleway in the region, but that shouldn’t stop you exploring the endless possibilities elsewhere.
It also boats thousands of trails and walks, many of which have been trodden for thousands of years. Most famously the trail of St James on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Pilgrimages aside the hillsides and mountains are littered with trails with breathtaking scenery at all times of the year. We have guides which can take you right from the doorstep, and are happy to help with any transport requirements for other itineraries.
We are currently establishing ourselves as a centre for cycling and hiking holidays. We have everything in place to make your holiday as seamless as possible, giving you the time to enjoy the great outdoors. Secure storage for equipment, transportation, washing machines, full catered packages are just some of the things we can provide to help out. Not to mention a masseuse and aromatherapist on site to help ease the pain after a long day on the road.
WINE TASTING & TOURS:
You won’t find a better region in France to go wine tasting – the wines here not only (increasingly) good, they’re also very interesting, and there are plenty of wine makers keen to show off and talk about their latest creations. You’ll also find a lot less of the awful snobbery that surrounds wine further north in France – Languedoc is the ‘wild south’ when it comes to wine, and the ‘vignerons’ here tend to be more innovative and less formal about the wines they produce.
Languedoc also offers a greater variety of wines than anywhere in the world – from the fruity and delicious reds of St Chinian, Faugères and the Corbières, to crisp white PicPouls of the coast, honeyed Viogniers, the delightfully bubbly Blanquette and Crémant de Limoux, superb muscats of Frontignan and Minervois, and increasingly good rosés produced just about everywhere. There’s also a huge degree of variety within each type of wine. Whereas turgid tradition dominates in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, the winemakers of Languedoc – often from the ‘New World’ – are happily experimenting with all sorts of exciting combinations of grape varieties, flaunting age-old rules as they go, and producing some truly spectacular results. At the end of the day, that’s the really fun thing about tasting wine at its source – getting to chat to the wine makers themselves about their wine-making philosophies and how they went about producing the wines on offer in their tasting rooms. It all makes for superb dinner-party conversation when you serve up that delicious bottle of vieux Carignan that you discovered in the back of beyond.
CARCASSONNE & CATHAR CASTLES
La Cite was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Consequently, Carcassone greatly profits from tourism but also counts manufacture and wine-making as some of its other key economical sectors.
To the north of Carcassonne is the pretty village of Caunes-Minervois, and beyond that the Cathar Castles of ‘Las Tours’. Further afield from Carcassonne is the rugged Corbières region to the south, peppered with pretty villages and some of France’s most atmospheric Medieval castles and abbeys.
Lac de la Cavayère (approx 40 mins away)
Bassin de Saint-Ferréol (approx 40 mins away)
GROTTES OF MONTAGNE NOIRE
There are hundreds of caves scattered all over the Languedoc Roussillon. Some of them are just simple shelters on the sides of mountain roads, but others are enormous warrens of indescribable beauty which have been opened up to public access. Here you will not find any gloom but carefully constructed walkways that take you through the incredible illuminated chambers filled with stalagmites and stalactites gleaming like petrified waterfalls, iridescent underground pools and rivers, brilliant colonies of crystalline formations like enormous snowflakes.
The sea beaches of Languedoc Roussillon, south France tend to be larger and sandier than Provence’s pebbly equivalents, and some stretch for miles along a coastline that is predominantly flat and straight. (Espiguette, in the Camargue, is said to be one of Europe’s longest.)
There’s something special about a French Market; somehow it epitomises much of what goes to create the unique character of France – the lack of haste, the gentle friendliness of the people who live here and, above all, an abundance of great fresh produce.
And Aude has more than its fair share of great markets, below is a list of just some of the fantastic markets that are available local to us:
Saturday Carcassonne & Revel & Gruissan village (mornings)
Sunday Esperaza & Castelnaudary (mornings)
Monday Mirpeoix & Gruissan village (mornings)
Tuesday Carcassonne (morning) & Limoux evening (July & August only)
Wednesday Bram & Quillan & Gruissan village (mornings)
Thursday Carcassonne (morning)
Friday Limoux (all day)
Weekly rates and Extra Charges
|rental period||weekly rate|
|05 Jan 2019 - 03 Mar 2019||€1500|
|30 Mar 2019 - 01 Jun 2019||€3000|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Sep 2019||€5940|
|28 Sep 2019 - 15 Dec 2019||€3000|
|15 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||€5940|
Fees and conditions
- Security Deposit: €350.00
- Discounted rates are available for smaller groups.
- The house is also available for long term rentals out of season.
- Price inclusive of all taxes, cleaning charges, linens, towels and pool towels etc.
- Catering and Massages etc by the pool available.
- Pool heating is charged at 20 Euros per day and is available from early April to end October, to be payed along with balance or upon arrival.
- There is a small surcharge for any wood for the fires in winter months.