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A paradise for nature lovers, 20 minutes from Carcassonne

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

House with all comfort, a bedroom, in a small quaint and listed village

Located in the Lauquet valley on the edge of the village of Greffeil (two listed sites, the 18th century bridge and the 14th century roman church), a bioclimatic house, passive, comfortable, not overlooked, at garden level with swimming pool, with a nice view over the valley where the river offers beautiful swimming spots, adapted for couples (or with small child) nature lovers, people looking for calm or eager to discover good wines. A place to recharge your batteries, discover massages and taste local and organic products. Fans of cultural discoveries will enjoy visiting various tourist sites, for example the City of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi, both designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Cathar Castles, Rennes - the castle made famous by the Da Vinci Code, Limoux Berceaux de la Blanquette Saint-Hilaire Abbey and its various medieval villages...The site offers, for people interested in hiking, climbing, horse riding, cycling (mountain biking), white water sports (like canyoning, rafting, canoeing, kayaking and swimming in white water), gliding and skiing, various activities on site or a bit further (by car, the Pic de Buggarach (1h), Puivert (1h), the Pyrenees (2h), the Montagne Noire (Black Mountain, 1h) and the sea (1h)...Your host, who likes theatre, will help you find the best programme...Or, at the end of the day, you can relax on the terrace while drinking a good wine, enjoy the last rays of sunshine and breathe...

Wagner Laurence
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2018

About Wagner Laurence

Jean marc and Laurence, who have owned the pré des Jacques for 25 years, welcome your on their 3000 m2 property. Laurence is a choreographer but is also passionate about gardening and her botanical garden and vegetable garden are organic. She is searching for harmony with the help of her husband, who is master craftsman:

he is very resourceful when it comes to construction and built the buildings and the terraces by combining modern architecture and stones...

Both of them are culture enthusiasts and combine the richness of this land's heritage with their more contemporary ideas.

They will give you great ideas to discover the land away from the usual tourist areas.

Wagner Laurence purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Wagner Laurence chose Greffeil

Around 1980, they decided to settle down in Aude and to build their house as well as to express their jobs...They have three children and it was love at first sight with the valley.After raising their children, they decided to build an independent rental building to share with people who, just like themselves come from somewhere else, the quality of life in this valley...Conviviality is the emblem of this house...

What makes this cottage unique

The property is very comfortable, terraces, swimming pool, garden...Everything is full of details and beauty...The property was built on the hillside, with a terraced arrangement, surrounded by low wall stones, facing south and shaded in summer...really relaxing and far from the noises, this place is perfect to recharge your batteries...

The villagers are very welcoming with the visitors who take part in the local festivals in summer and in the Christmas markets in winter...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Greffeil in Aude

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • walk-in shower...wash basin and storage space...towels are provided Separate WC
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • It is possible to add a travel cot for a small child...
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
It is possible to rent on a B&B basis with dinner by reservation only on weekends or per night


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A paradise for nature lovers, 20 minutes from Carcassonne
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews

Nice little studio

  • 5 of 5

Lovely studio to stay in for the week. Lovely views from the windows and lovely welcome from the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am happy That your week is good , best regard laurence
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Fishers, Indiana

Comfortable, well-equipped in a beautiful rural setting

  • 4 of 5

I spent six days here with my husband and one year old daughter. The owners were so kind and helpful! They had a baby bed for us to use, and it was great having a washing machine and well stocked kitchen. The place is very clean and comfortable, and the surrounding area is lovely. We enjoyed several hikes, beautiful scenery, small villages, wine tasting, and day trips to Lagrasse, Foix, and Carcassonne. We were a little unprepared for how far away we would be from the nearest grocery stores and restaurants. We arrived on a Saturday evening after driving from Spain and the grocery stores were all closed. It was a 30-40 minute drive often on winding roads to get to Carcassonne or Limous, and it was challenging to find places that weren't closed. Perhaps this was because we were there before the peak summer season. We ended up cooking most of our meals in the cottage, enjoying the delicious bread from the local baker. Once we got settled in, this ended up working out great for us. We were a little caught off guard the day before we left when we were told that we could clean the place ourselves or pay a cleaning fee. I would have preferred to have had the cleaning fee already included in the rental price. All in all, we loved our time here. If you are seeking a beautiful place that is off the beaten path and non-touristy, we highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not happy with pool due to insects and flies were just horrible not giving you any rest

  • 1 of 5

The picture is not what you see, the room is below the grandmothers accomodation and so you do not have the place to yourself plus the picture above needs to change to reflect the real picture as you are not staying in that building so you are sharing with others so not so peaceful or idillic

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Robert, I'm surprised about this negative feedback and for me unjustified : 1) I did not yet changed the profile picture of the accommodation, as the extension is just finished as at today. However I consider that it is not decreasing the loveliness of this place. 2) The presence of my mother above the accomodation did not caused any disturbance previously, and I'm apologizing about any discomfort. 3) Finally, we are living in a clean (without pollution) and natural environnement, this explains the presence of insects (even thought we are cleaning the pool twice a day). We are really trying to welcome our guest in a great conviviality, and we are sorry that this stay did not pleased you. Sincerely yours Laurence
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Lovely well-equipped gite in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay over the New Year period. The Gite was very comfortable, cosy and well equipped. Even at this time of year we were able to relax on the outside terrace enjoying the sunshine and lovely view.

The owners were very friendly and helpful, and we would heartily recommend this gite for a visit, and we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely stay in the country

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful gite and village we found, and helpful hosts.

The 2 rooms are very modern and functional.

We hiked a small ways on the nearby hiking trail which was very lovely.

It is a bit of a winding trip from the main roads to this village. Would not recommend doing it at night or without GPS.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb holiday, very relaxing , stunning accommodation and views.

Very clean and well equipped. The gardens and pool are excellent. A home from home.

Thank you Laurence & Jean Marc for a fantastic stay

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Saint Hilaire
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Saint Hilaire
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Narbonne beach
Car: necessary

Rafting 25 km away; tennis courts 10 km away; golf course 20 km away; thalassotherapy 25 km away; casinos 20 km away; theatre and festival 20 km away; botanical garden 15 km away and ayurvedic massages on site and upon request...


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Greffeil, Languedoc-Roussillon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Fêtes de Noël et jour de l'an
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.66 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

La caution de 200 € est à payer à l'arrivée en espèces ou par chèque. Elle est restituée à la fin du séjour
- par carte bancaire directement sur le site d'Abritel
- directement au propriétaire en versant des arrhes ( 50%) lors de la réservation
- dépôt d'un chèque de caution à l'arrivée, remboursable de 150€
- remboursement à hauteur de 100% pour une annulation supérieure à 30 jours avant la date d'arrivée
- remboursement à hauteur de 50% pour une annulation supér

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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