Les propriétaires, David et Ariane, vous invitent à apprécier le charme de notre Domaine du Moulin, construit autour de 1800. Le domaine, avec ses 3 gîtes et sa grande piscine d'eau de mer chauffée, est situé dans le Languedoc, sud-ouest de la France, près de Limoux dans une vallée pittoresque. Installé sur plus de 2 hectares (6 acres) de terrain fermé, le domaine bénéficie de vues splendides sur le village de montagne médiéval de Roquetaillade et sur les collines environnantes. À seulement 30 min de Carcassonne et son aéroport et à environ 1 heure de Toulouse, il est idéalement situé pour explorer les châteaux cathares, les Pyrénées, la Montagne Noire et la mer Méditerranée, ou simplement se détendre près de la piscine et admirer les vues.
- Maison50 m²
- Salle(s) de bain1
- Toilettes séparées0
- Séjour minimum3 - 7 Nuitées
- Taux de réponse :
- Délai de réponse :
- de quelques heures
- anglais, français, allemand
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 9 juil. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Sports & Loisirs à proximité;
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Lovely countryside stay
The Bergerie is perfect for one person or cosy for two. Comfortable, with everything you need. Wild orchids in the lawn and lots of quiet. it would be a bit too cold any earlier in the year, but lovely over Spring and Summer. Ariana and Duncan are great hosts, friendly but private. It's a hike up the hill, so you don't want to be lugging up heavy baggage, but it just makes it more private.
Thank you for the nice review. Only one little addition, one can drive up to the Bergerie for (un)loading the luggage.
A hidden gem!
A really cosy and well-equipped gite in a superb rural location yet just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Limoux. The gite was spotless and occupies an elevated position about 60 meters uphill from the main house with fantastic views up the valley to the village of Roquetaillade. David and Ariane were ideal hosts, friendly and helpful yet unobtrusive. This gite would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues but, as a couple in our late sixties, we had no problem at all and would certainly book again!
Lovely, relaxing, sunny holiday
We had a lovely holiday in the Bergerie. It suited us a couple. it is in a peaceful location and we often had the pool to ourselves. We were greeted by the owners,shown around and able to drive our car up to the property to unload on arrival and load before leaving. The owners were easy to contact and quick to resolve any queries or problems.
The gas BBQ was a great and we often used this if we did not fancy the drive to a nearby village or to the nearest town of Limoux. (NB no shop or restaurant in walking distance) sitting on the patio at night the views are stunning and the night sky so clear we could star spot.
The Bergerie has everything you need, the only things I would change is add a washing machine (instead of dishwasher) and have a larger Fridge. the bed was very comfortable, the shower powerful and the bathroom a good size with two sinks!
The Town of Limoux is about 10-15 minutes away and has 3 or 4 supermarkets, shops, regular markets and places to eat. It is also famous for 'Blanquette' which is fizzy white wine, which is very easy to drink!. Lots of lovely wine to be tried and lots of different places to visit within an hour of the property eg Carcassone, Canal du Midi, Cathar Castles, walks, the coast, rivers, Beautiful villages, markets etc. There is plenty of information at the Bergerie and a good tourist information office in Limoux.
Thank you so much for the comprehensive review covering all aspects of our property and the region.
There is only one little point I would like to clarify. Domaine du Moulin is 8 km away from Limoux which, for us, takes 8 minutes. For the unfamiliar it is comfortably drivable in 10 min.
Of all the places I've stayed with Owners Direct this is the only 1 that hasn't matched the reviews. Ariane did not respond to our phone call/message when we got lost. She didn't meet us like she did in other reviews and didn't apologise for it, nor apologise for not responding to our phone call. Guests in the main house were given instructions to show us where to go-thank goodness for them and helping us up to the Bergerie in the dark. I know it said there's a short walk to get to the house and not suitable for anyone with mobility problems - what it should say is - there is a hike up to this house and not suitable for anyone with medical problems especially heart or breathing difficulties. Ariane eventually visited the next morning. Health and safety isn't a priority as the land wasn't fenched off from the quarry next door, children beware it's a vast drop, the steps via the shorter route down to the pool or car are also not secure as Ariane informed me while going down them-so why not fix them or at least have a handrail. There was no telephone signal at all and the internet was intermittent. Something positive :-) the pool & area was lovely-but you had to clean the pool if down first as Ariane was not about(she did say she would call every day). Inside wasn't too bad, in the bedroom & bathroom there were little ants and/or woodworm but whatever it was it made a mess, I had to dust my bed down everyday as something was falling from the beams above, the same applied over the sink in the bathroom. There was rubbish under the wardrobe in the living room. Ariane has promised to wash the curtains and get new bed linen. Unfortunately I have run out of space to continue.
These guests were unfortunate in one respect. We had moved to our other property 5 min down the road for the summer for the first time and were left by Orange without any means of contact for 6 months, no telephone, no email, no mobile phone network. I only found their phone call after I had visited them the first time. The walk to the Bergerie is 150 m and one can drive up there, but not at night when one has not seen the path before. There is an old quarry next to our property but on our side the drop is more a hill and not at all dangerous. The shortcut to the Bergerie has some steps made from natural stone, so they are uneven. No one is forced to use them. There is mobile phone network, we use it every day and the Wifi works as well. We have a stronger antenna now. We are in the country here, so ants appear now and then. I put ant killer down when there is a nest building. We have no living woodworm and I had a sniff in the curtains. My very fine nose could not discover any odour but I washed them anyway.
Limoux / Carcassonne area touring base.
A very nice little gite, one of 3 completely separate facilities on site in addition to the Duncan family home, and with a well-maintained shared swimming pool. Located in the hills to the west of Limoux (some 10 minutes drive) and ideally situated for exploring the wider Carcassonne / eastern foothills of the Pyrenees area - the Med is not too far away, either, via the autoroute. A car is required - the gite is well out into the country with no local shops within walking distance, so supplies were collected when returning from day trips. The Bergerie is as shown on the website - a delightful little haven for 2 with all necessary facilities and with a good standard of decoration (fitting the rural ambiance of the property). It is surrounded by hills and with a nice glimpse down the vally of mountains (snow-covered summits in mid-June) visible from the patio/veranda (whilst enjoying an evening bbq!). There are also nice walks, both in the grounds of the property and slightly further afield. Be warned that the property is 30-50m uphill from the car parking area: repeated carrying of luggage and food supplies up to the gite on arrival after a long hot drive was tiring - and I consider myself fit for mid-60s- and slightly less so on departure. But all-in-all a very nice base for a relaxing week's stay in mid-June spent, spent in a beautiful area with always lots to do and see.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this comprehensive review.
There is one little addition I would like to make. The Bergerie is accessible by car on arrival and departure day for (un)loading the car. We also help with the luggage, if needed.
A beautiful holiday gite
Excellent, comfortable accommodation with everything that you need for a great holiday. A wonderful location with many towns and attractions within easy reach. The gite is situated in a secluded spot enjoying breathtaking scenery in a tranquil valley. The owners Ariane and David are very welcoming, nothing is too much trouble and they were very helpful with our travel arrangements and are extremely knowledgeable about the area. We had an amazing holiday and will definitely be returning next summer - looking forward to it already!
Roquetaillade, dans la région du vin de Limoux, entouré de terrain montagneux. Village de montagne médiéval préservé avec belles rues étroites et maisons en pierre locale. Depuis l'église, l'un des points les plus hauts du village, vues lointaines sur les vignobles avec Domaine du Moulin niché en contrebas de la vallée. Limoux connu pour son excellent vin mousseux, la Blanquette de Limoux, produit en utilisant même procédé que le champagne. Pour les fans de cuisine, vendredi, jour du marché, où l'on vend les délicieux produits du terroir. Limoux propose bonne sélection de magasins et restaurants. Carcassonne est célèbre pour sa magnifique forteresse médiévale, la Cité, classée au Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO. Ce fantastique château a inspiré Walt Disney et apparaît dans beaucoup de films dont Robin des Bois avec Kevin Costner. À l'intérieur de la Cité, nombreux bâtiments médiévaux mais malheureusement, la plupart sont désormais des magasins ou restaurants. Les plus préservés sont les murs d'enceinte qui méritent une visite avec vues sur Carcassonne et la campagne. Le Canal du Midi, autre site classé au Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO, est à proximité, vous pourrez vous balader en bateau ou en vélo le long de ses rives. Narbonne, ancienne cité maritime avec son Palais des archevêques est un bijou à découvrir, enterré sous les aménagements touristiques de cette zone costale. Mirepoix, avec ses arcades en bois du XIIIème sur la place principale vous invite à vous asseoir et à profiter de l'ambiance médiévale. Quelques-uns des villages à ne pas manquer : Minerve, Alet-les-Bains, Rennes-le-Château, Bages, Gruissan, Collioure, montagne de la Clape, magnifique paysage accidenté, roches et vignobles. Les châteaux cathares, la plupart occupant des sites spectaculaires perchés en haut de montagnes rocheuses avec vues à couper le souffle, témoignent de la force de cette secte religieuse médiévale. Peyrepertuse est le plus gros et Lastours le plus beau.
Informations supplémentaires sur les tarifs de location
Booking Notes: Should you pay by credit card, I charge an additional 3 %, due on arrival. Unless you paid by credit card, a damage deposit of 200 euros is required on arrival and will be reimbursed at the end of your stay - we will accept sterling for this deposit. Changeover Day: Arrival Saturday after 4 pm, departure Saturday by 10 am in July and August. Outside the main season arr/dep days are flexible. Notes on prices: Outside the main season of July and August prices for the Grange and Maison du Cypres are based on 2 people renting. For 3-4 people the rent increases by 100E per week. The deposit paid is not refundable. There is also no refund possible after the payment of the second instalment 6 weeks prior to arrival.