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House in Palairac, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, france - In Unspoilt Mountain Village in the Heart of Cathar Country
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 with large double, (twin mattresses) en-suite bathoom. Bedroom 4 triple room with 3 single beds. Bedroom 5 2 single beds
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
About Jane Venables
We live in Oxford with our dog Sancho near to our 3 children and 5 grandchildren. We spent many holidays in France before deciding to buy a house there when we retired and sold our family home. We keep a small cottage base in Oxford but spend a good part of the year in France. Our home in Palairac is now where the family gather for occasions throughout the year.
Jane Venables purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Jane Venables chose Palairac
We love old houses with a history and fell in love with this house on first viewing. It feels cosy but can accommodate all our family with bedrooms and bathrooms to spare. The village is uniquely beautiful and the people are so friendly,(a mixture of French, Belgium, English), we felt right at home as soon as we moved in. We can fly from the UK into Carcassonne, Bezier, Perpignan, Gerona, (Barcelona), Toulouse or Montpellier so always have a wide choice of cheap tickets. We then drive for an hour through stunning countryside to the village. We like its remoteness because the roads are virtually empty even in high Summer, and except for the odd bicyclists, (The Tour De France passes through nearby villages every year), there is almost no traffic at all through the village itself.
What makes this Cottage unique
This village has been inhabited for over a thousand years and the 12th Century church, is the centre of many mysteries. Because of its antiquity, no modern building is allowed in the village. Nothing is spoiled. My family love walking in the hills surrounding the village which are full of wild flowers and shrubs and quite spectacular in the Spring, early Summer and Autumn. The grandchildren play out in the village and surrounding hills and woods, taking picnics, making camps and generally exploring. In the Summer we go swimming in the nearby rivers and local pool where we meet lots of people over drinks and food in the outdoor cafe. We are always captivated anew by the unique beauty and total peace we find when we arrive back in Palairac.