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LARGE FAMILY SIZE FARMHOUSE IN PRIVATE GROUNDS, HEATED POOL & FANTASTIC VIEWS

Gilli Palmer

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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LARGE FAMILY SIZE FARMHOUSE IN PRIVATE GROUNDS, HEATED POOL & FANTASTIC VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in La Bezole - L'Espinas

Sleeps 14-15, fully fitted kitchen games room, 4 bathrooms, gardens, orchard &

L'Espinas is an old stone farmhouse on 3 levels which has been renovated in character with large private terrace to the rear dropping down into the garden where you can sit in one of the many gazebos next to the heated pool. The garden is private & not overlooked with lawns & shrubs and access to a very large orchard which is grassed. Exceptional views down the valley towards the Mt Bugarech can be enjoyed from several 'hidden' sitting areas in complete privacy as well as from the house & terrace. The house itself takes full opportunity of the fantastic views with many 'French' windows. On the 3rd level the master bedroom suite includes a dressing room & Victorian style bathroom. The 2nd floor (ground floor at front) there is a fully fitted kitchen, main lounge/dining area with access to the terrace, a bedroom with dble & single bed with pull-out additional single bed. The private lounge of the master bedroom, double bedroom with en-suite shower room & a bedroom with 2 single beds & full size bunkbeds to sleep 4 which is adj. to WC & washbasin. On the 1st floor at the rear of the house lies the huge snooker room with bar, inc. fridge & sink, large screen TV, 3rd bathroom & a utility room. This floor also has access to the gardens via a French window. The lounge (1st floor level to front of house, 2nd from the back) has comfortable seating for 10 persons, a piano, a large wood stove adjacent to the dining area where there is a large square dining table for 14 & music centre & overlooks the entrance courtyard. Stairs to a mezzanine floor with seating area gives access to a large double bedroom with additional single bed & private bathroom with shower & toilet.

Ideal Centre for Site Seeing : Close to Limoux, south of Carcassonne, this is an ideal centre for visiting the Cathar Castles. A wonderfully scenic drive takes you through Chalabre, Puivert, Quillan and on through the dramatic Gorges de St George past Puilaurens & on towards the Spanish border to Queribus & Perpetuise. On the way you will pass some remarkable scenery & hundreds of opportunities to taste the local wines!! The local cooperative shop will welcome you to taste their wares & buy a bottle or two to take home for dinner! Or turn to the west & visit Ch. Monsegur the last stronghold of the Cathars & the magnificent Pyrenees themselves. Visit neolithic caves, ride a scenic railway or take a boat on an underground lake. Feeling more adventurous - white water rafting, caving, climbing or walking are popular sports. Fantastic cycling on safe roads or mountain biking. At 15mins. Limoux a pretty market town also prides itself on being one of the most floriferous towns in France, changing the planted displays in baskets, planters, on roundabouts & down the sides of the streets & roads four times a year. Having an aperatif in the attractive main square or even a meal under the brollies at one of the many restaurants in the warm evening sunshine is a very pleasant holiday experience.

Mirepoix at 25 mins. is a superb example of a medieval market town with a cathedral of unique design most properly appreciated from the inside! An arcaded town square with central gardens features interesting restaurants and very french bars! Both towns, Limoux & Mirepoix pride themselves on the interesting activities which happen throughout the summer months from Medieval flambeaux lit marches to jazz festivals, toys & autonoma displays, folk festivals, etc etc., town websites give more exact information of dates.

Wine Country - Reds, whites & sparkling: L'Espinas lies within 10 min. of the centre of production of the famed champagne like wine Blanquette de Limoux. Tasting sessions are available at many outlets in the town. Also in easy reach is the Cotes de Malpere & Carcasses full bodied wines of excellent flavour. Then towards the Med Coast is the Corbieres, Fitou, Quatourze & Rivesaltes appellations; well known wines exported widely and much loved by wine lovers all over the world. Travelling north, yet still within an hours drive lie the Cabardes, Montagne Noir, Minervois, Narbonnais & La Clape appellations - again exported widely and much enjoyed. The majority of the individual vineyards run tasting sessions by appointment, although it is possible to drop in to taste & buy at all the cooperative shops for each wine area. A wonderful day out is a drive through the Gorges de St George down to Rivesaltes wine tasting at the Cooperative in Maury followed by lunch in the garden at the restaurant opposite, I can recommend it!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hello Gilli, it's been a wonderful stay. We've enjoyed a lot. Beautiful place and very peacefully. Thanks for everything. Cedric & Severine are really nice! We may come again, if we can, we will do. Best Regards
Aug 2011
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Gilli Palmer

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Speaks French, English
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Large Family Size Farmhouse in private grounds, heated pool & fantastic views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Large Family Size Farmhouse in private grounds, heated pool & fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811649
+33 468317335
La Bezole Limoux area
5

PERFECT HORSE/GIRLIE HOLIDAY

  • 5 out of 5
Good to be back in the peace and quiet (apart from all the wildlife)
Returned again from the uk with our ponies for our 3rd year on the trot.
The riding is fantastic even if a little steep the views are just amazing. It was orchid session they were just everywhere just stunning.
The house was as ever welcoming the new editions (heated pool,new upstairs with ensuites and new upgraded rooms) make this house just more beautiful will be back again in October.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments, it is always good to have approval of the improvements made, wait until you see the new addition to the Games & TV Room - cinematic sound & a huge screen. MP3 player!!! a couple of good games but you can of course bring your own in you wish. We will be adding extras as we go along. The new flatscreen TV's in some of the bedrooms will we are sure add to the enjoyment, though of course you cant improve on the magnificent scenery and the ambiance!! and of course wait until you see the rest of it!!! decorations and new drapes too.
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Large Family Size Farmhouse in private grounds, heated pool & fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811649
+33 468317335
La Bezole Limoux area
Sudbury.Suffolk U.K
5

PERFECT FOR A LARGE FAMILY GROUP

  • 5 out of 5
The most amazing place.as you step inside you are quite taken aback at all the space that opens up before you.
June was a great time for us to visit,not too hot but still pleasant enough for us to fully enjoy the terrace and pool area.
A car is essential as there are so many lovely little markets and towns to explore in the area.
The house was immaculate and extremely we'll equipped
  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marion, so glad you enjoyed your visit - very much hoping you will come again soon!
business
Large Family Size Farmhouse in private grounds, heated pool & fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811649
+33 468317335
La Bezole Limoux area
5

WHAT A JOY ...

  • 5 out of 5
After travelling for a few days down through France, this delightful farmhouse extended a warm and welcoming embrace into French rural living. With the cheeriest of smiles, we were greeted by Mike and Gilli, with their renowned northern English hospitality, to be shown our amazing home for a few days. Beautifully furnished rooms, with so much space and light, all the facilities and resources you could wish for, and a charming stone terrace on which to sip a chilled glass of wine and contemplate the joy of tranquil living.

The views were fantastic ... the calm almost tangible. There was plenty to do if you fancied exploring - visits to the local market in Limoux, a trip into the fascinating city of Carcassone, or just a gentle walk in the woods (but make sure you can find your way out!).

All in all, a clean, well appointed, well positioned and delightful place to stay. Try it and see - I loved it!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Large Family Size Farmhouse in private grounds, heated pool & fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811649
+33 468317335
La Bezole Limoux area
5

WHAT A JOY ...

  • 5 out of 5
After travelling for a few days down through France, this delightful farmhouse extended a warm and welcoming embrace into French rural living. With the cheeriest of smiles, we were greeted by Mike and Gilli, with their renowned northern English hospitality, to be shown our amazing home for a few days. Beautifully furnished rooms, with so much space and light, all the facilities and resources you could wish for, and a charming stone terrace on which to sip a chilled glass of wine and contemplate the joy of tranquil living.

The views were fantastic ... the calm almost tangible. There was plenty to do if you fancied exploring - visits to the local market in Limoux, a trip into the fascinating city of Carcassone, or just a gentle walk in the woods (but make sure you can find your way out!).

All in all, a clean, well appointed, well positioned and delightful place to stay. Try it and see - I loved it!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always great to have lovely people to stay, appreciation of the house and the surroundings makes it all worth while.
business
Large Family Size Farmhouse in private grounds, heated pool & fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811649
+33 468317335
La Bezole Limoux area
5

LOVELY PROPERTY WITH STUNNING VIEWS

  • 5 out of 5
We've had one of our best holidays at this property...we were only there a few days as part of our tour of the area and wish we could have stayed longer. As we entered the front door we were immediately taken with the beautiful interior. We loved the space, the light and the stylish yet, homely, furnishings. The rooms are all spacious, clean and individual. The kitchen is large, well designed and has everything you might need.
The interior was lovely but the exterior was even better. The views are stunning and there are plenty of places to sit and take it all in as well as a lovely swimming pool to cool down in.
Limoux is a short distance away and is great to mooch around, sit and have a coffee or visit the market. Carcassonne is only a short distance away and well worth a visit to see the walled cite.

We were looked after by Mike and Gilli who gave us a warm welcome and were always at hand to answer any questions and offer advice on places to visit, things to do etc. However, there was nothing we liked more than sitting on the terrace, sipping the local Blanquette de Limoux looking at the views as we waited for our BBQ to cook.

Highly recommended and we'll be back!!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes our work worthwhile to see the pleasure the house gives to everyone who stays here. Hopefully you will make it back next year for a little longer!!
business
Large Family Size Farmhouse in private grounds, heated pool & fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811649
+33 468317335
La Bezole Limoux area
4

L'ESPINAS

L'Espinas
  • 4 out of 5
Beautiful setting, but a car is a must. Lovely places to visit from castles to lakes and the sea side. Local towns have good restaurants and markets.
Warm in the daytime, but cool enough at night to sleep.
Accommodation is large with nice outdoor areas and the best BBQ I have ever seen!
Would love to come again.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Espinas. It has been even hotter here over the last two weeks but the thick stone walls have still done their job and the internal house temperature has been comfortable all the time. The wonderful thing is that they absorb all the heat and help keep the house warm through the autumn months as well. I have to agree it is the most marvellous BBQ I have ever seen too! We would very much like to see you again next year. Just for anyone else reading this review. It is a large circular shaped fire with a range of easily adjusted cooking grids & trays so that you can grill at the bottom, bake above and keep the plates warm too. But it is still a proper BBQ imparting all that wonderful flavour to the food. I will add a photo of the equipment as soon as I can.
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Caracassonne
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Limoux
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Carcassonne or Castelnaudary
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Chalabre
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Chalabre
Car: necessary

L’Espinas lies at the head of a valley with panoramic views overlooking the vineyards & forests towards Mt Bugarech. Set a comfortable distance from the road it is private & surrounded by its own land. Listen to the nightingales sing in spring or watch the deer in the orchard while buzzards soar. Relax in the sunshine, swim in the pool, BBQ on the terrace or walk in the woods. A network of paths & tracks give easy access for serious walking or a leisurely stroll. Horse riding is available in the area. Close to Carcassonne & Cathar country, there are many wonderful castles & abbeys to visit. Like a wild swim? Visit Lac Montbel at Chalabre with a mountain backdrop, or the lake at the foot of Chateau Puivert. On the edge of wonderful wine growing areas, do a tasting - Blanquette de Limoux, or the reds & whites of Malpere, Corbiere, Minervois, Fitou & many more. More adventurous – canoeing, white water rafting, climbing, caving, or watch the Tour of France. The cycling is fantastic & can be leisurely or taxing as you will, straight from the door. Tour de France 2014 easy to watch at Mirepoix - 25mins. Stage 16, 22nd July. Mountain stages in easy driving distance. Bike hire available in Carcassonne or at our neighbours 10 mins away.

Other Activities: Rafting, canoeing, climbing, caving, wine tasting, road cycling

Golf: There is an 18 hole course, practice, club house & shop at the Golf Course Carcassonne, also a little further away at Foix there is another much enjoyed course.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in La Bezole, Limoux area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
High Summer
29 Jun 2014 - 30 Aug 2014
6 night minimum stay
€1,980
for 6 nights
From
€330
€2,310
€9,000
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2014 - 27 Sep 2014
6 night minimum stay
€1,710
for 6 nights
From
€285
€2,000
€7,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €200
20% on confirmation of reservation. Balance 2 months before the due date of the start of the holiday.
Notes Suitable reductions may be available for additional week bookings. Please enquire for rates & availability. Our guardian will inspect the property with you at the beginning & end of your stay and you will be expected to pay for any damage or missing items. Please note that we will expect you to respect your neighbours & not play music outside the property at any time.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in La Bezole in Limoux area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 310 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Telescope
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Victoriana
    Ensuite Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ground floor to the rear off the Games Room
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The farmhouse is on three levels with access onto the 2nd floor from the front and onto the ground floor at the rear through French windows. There is therefore at least one bathroom on each floor plus an extra separate toilet. The master bedroom suite has a Victorian theme plus large tiled walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 Victorian Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With adjoining walk-in wardrobe & full ensuite facilities
    Bedroom 2 - Swallow Room - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 Peony Room off mezzanine floor - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Ensuite Shower Room
    Bedroom 5 Poppy Room -french windows - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , An ideal room for the youngsters adjoins WC with washbasin
    Bedroom 3 - Rose Room - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , French Windows with pool & orchard views
  • The master bedroom suite includes access via a private sitting room, walk in wardrobes and a Victorian style bathroom with all facilities plus flatscreen TV English freeview. The double bedroom en suite lies on the ground floor and has a full shower room, TV DVD,video English freeview. The third bedroom has a double bed, single bed & pull out additional single bed with french windows overlooking the pool. The fourth double bedroom off the mezzanine has a Queen size bed & a single bed with ensuite shower room + flatscreen TV English freeview. Bedroom 5 has twin single beds and bunk beds (large) with french windows onto the courtyard.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • Video Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Terrace ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • live theatre
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • caving
  • whitewater rafting
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
This luxury farmhouse has an intimate feel with wonderful views down the valley to Mt Bugarech. Poised on the hillside you can sunbathe & relax in privacy on the terrace. It would be possible for a wheelchair user on the 2nd level with prior notice only. The ground floor includes a huge games room/TV room with a full size snooker table and has armchairs, TV & a bar/kitchenette with sink & fridge adjoining the 3rd bathroom and access to the garden via French windows. The adjoining cottage property is inhabited by a young couple for security purposes. The guardian for the house lives in the adjacent property for assistance & advice. The property lies well off the main road within its own fields, orchard & gardens. PLEASE NOTE this house has 3 seating areas - 2 lounges & a mezzanine.
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