Parc De Lignieres is a stunning holiday house. Family friendly, spacious, well equipped, comfortable, private and just for you! Plenty of original features like shutters for charm yet up to date facilities like WIFI, lots of hot water, big baths/ showers, family size range and BBQ, and heated non chlorine large & secure pool. The house looks on to its own courtyard. The Parc is discovered through the out buildings and is a large mature fully walled garden. Numerous special spots like the games barn, the sun house, sunbathing deck and pool bar, make the house and garden its own destination. The village has a shop & excellent restaurants, there are Castles, abbeys & caves, superb markets, the famous ancient cite of Carcassonne all within easy reach & ready to be explored. The Med is close enough, cycling is fantastic & so are walks "We loved the pool & garden & hardly scratched the surface of what was available in the area-we have to come back!" Most of our visitors do come back!!
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- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Large house, 5 b'rooms, beautiful courtyard, large park, heated pool, centre of village surrounded by vineyards, easy access to Carcassonne & attractions
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- 10 Jul 2018
We are a busy family of six plus numerous pets based in central Windsor. We love being together; talking for hours around the kitchen table, playing in the pool, competing at table tennis and chasing each other around on bikes playing tag. Our home in France is perfect for all those things, and we all enjoy being there.
Louise purchased this House in 2005
Why Louise chose Trausse
We wanted long sunny days, big blue skies, clean air, a strong sense of history and culture and mostly the joie de vivre found in the south of France! We were charmed by the village, fell in love with the 'Parc', and fortunately, the house fell in love with us!!
What makes this House unique
We love the pace of life and yet the airport is only 30 mins away, surrounded by vineyards we love exploring the little roads on bikes, the local villages on market days and the local specialities that come to the village announced by the 'live radio'. We love the privacy of the large garden and yet we are in the middle of the village; both convenient and peaceful at the same time. Despite being in deepest France its so easy to get to, and easy to get to other things like the Mediterranean, to Toulouse, to quant towns high in fortified ruins and obviously the Medieval cite of Carcassonne. Despite being the 2nd most visited city in France its never crowded, its always welcoming and fun with festivals and shows. A real pleasure!
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Special interest holidays:
Wine: picnic in our very own vineyard or have days out on wine tours. There are three renowned vignerons (wine makers) in the village and opportunities to taste and buy their wine is highly commended. In September try out our special "Vendage Week" whereby you will be able to spend up to 3 days in the vineyards picking grapes, mixing with villagers and friends and helping to bring the harvest in.
Cycling: Our location at the foot of the Montaigne Noir means we can offer plenty of local routes through the vineyards on the plains, or along the Canal Du Midi, as well as in the mountains themselves. The Tour de France has a route nearby. We have out barns and undercover areas for storing and bike repairs, and the property is enclosed, secure and private. You can also hire good bikes nearby
Climbers - There is excellent climbing in the nearby marble gorge between Trausse and Caunes Minervois.
Classes: the house is big enough for classes in painting, photography and cookery
The Mediterranean with numerous fabulous beaches is about an hour away. We have always enjoyed Narbonne Plage.
Carcassonne airport is 25 minutes flown to by Ryanair.
Toulouse airport is 90 minutes flown to by BA and EasyJet plus Air France. Narbonne 60 mins, Toulouse 90 mins and Bordeaux 4 hours; TGV high speed train from Paris to Narbonne and Toulouse. Connecting service to Carcassonne.
Direct route from the ferry/tunnel is straight forward (Paris, Limoges and Toulouse) and through spectactular mountain scenery, approx 10/12 hours. A car is recommended to enjoy what the area has to offer.
Caunes Minvervois and Peyriac are both attractive towns and a 20 min cycle ride through vineyards. Caunes has its own 8th century Abbey and annual sculpture competition using the famous red marble (used at Versaille Palace) that is produced locally. The ancient Cite of Carcassonne with its spectacular medieval jousting and Bastille Day fireworks is only 25 minutes. Cathar castles, mountains (including the Pyrenees) and the Canal du Midi are all nearby.
Trausse has a new and smart shop, a post office, two restaurants and a hairdresser. Fresh bread is delivered daily, meat/fish markets happen during the week. Caunes has a bank, delicatessen, pizzeria, smart restaurants, bar, art galleries and a bustling market. Elegant Narbonne has stylish shops and is an hour's drive. Toulouse, the city of aviation, has beautiful shops and eating places around the central square. Museums, galleries and a special wildlife park - recommended if you are flying into/out of Toulouse and have children.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: 1) 25% of the fee is due at the time of booking and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to your stay. If it is a 'last minute' booking then the full price at booking is due. 2) We require your home address to post the gate key to you 3) Post the gate key to us (in the self addressed envelop sent to you) immediately after your stay 4) The security deposit is returned via Owners Direct at 2 weeks once the gate key has been returned to us Changeover Day: Saturday; 10am departure and arrival after 4pm please. We can be flexible in non peak periods, please ask. Each week in September is a "vendage week". Discuss with us the option to spend up to 3 days a week helping to bring the grape harvest in at our own vineyard or others nearby, practice your French and enjoy some hearty food at lunch and a glass or two of wine afterwards!