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Laurac village...........of the garden


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3 bedroomed-house and pool for 6 / 8 people on edge of village and moors. La Coumo looks over the historic village of Laurac le Grand and the moors of the Piège in the north-west corner of the department of the Aude (region of Languedoc-Roussillon) The hill-top fortified village (now a listed national monument) was once the capital of the Lauragais and a centre of political and religious strife between France, Spain, the Catholic Church and the Cathar 'heretics'. Today it is no longer 'grand' but it is still very pretty and interesting to explore its quiet traffic-free lanes which mount towards its imposing church, dominating the landscape for miles around. There are pretty walks giving directly on to the moors, where you can look over a vast plain and the foothills of the Pyrenees.

Supermarkets within 10 minutes drive in nearby Castelnaudary, Villasavary, Bram and Montreal. Mirepoix, with a famous market in its medieval town square is 20 minutes away. The battlements and pageantry of the walled-city of Carcassonne are at 30 minutes. The Canal du Midi is nearby and the Mediterranean coast is barely an hour, the city of Toulouse is only 50 minutes (both Toulouse and Carcassonne have airports). For those who love leisurely driving, the quiet back-roads are a pleasure exceeded perhaps only by the pleasure of country walking and wildlife.





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Like many quiet villages in the Languedoc, Laurac has no shops or café or public transport a bakers' van brings bread to the village. However there are plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants and The house -- once the forge of the village blacksmith -- is situated on a slight hillside, separated from the main part of the village by a little road that winds up the valley, the enclosed photos show the view from the garden with moors and fields to north, south and east, and the village towering up in front to the west.
The house is two-storied but appears to be only one because part is concealed by the high rear garden .There is an 8m x 4m swimming pool, surrounded by lawns, terrace and veranda, space for browsing and/or barbecuing in sun or shade. There is a portable ‘glasshouse’ covering system which protects the pool and makes for warmer bathing if the weather is cool. The garden is peaceful and safe for children; it is equipped with tables, chairs and sun-beds, and trees and parasols provide shade. Children, incidentally, are welcome to come and see the animals on our nearby farm.


Ground floor :
entrance to large lounge with open-plan kitchen area , fitted cupboards and surfaces, cooker, fridge/freezer , micro-wave, washing-machine, well-equipped with cooking utensils and dining-furniture, easy chairs, television, and a wood-burning fire is installed to supplement electric radiators . Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom, bath, shower & WC. Open spiral staircase rises to:

Upper floor: one bedroom with a double bed, one bedroom with two single beds, second bathroom with shower, WC and hand-basin, washing machine. Large open-plan landing-space with sofa-bed and curtains makes possible a fourth sleeping area. Exit from this floor to terrace and garden.

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Rent per week (saturday to saturday) Euros

1 Jan. to 16 April
16 april to 11 June
11 June to 16 July
16 July to 27 August 1250€
27 August to 1 Octobre 890€
1 October to 31 December

Rents include all bedding and all services.


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When we have agreed availability we will ask you to send us an ordinary British bank cheque (or agreed alternative) for one-quarter of the total rent; on receipt of that we write to confirm the reservation with advice on further payment (We simply ask you to send another cheque for the rest 2 months before the holiday).
The rents quoted here include all services, bedding, house towels and fuel.

Dominique & Tom TWENTYMAN
Domaine de Saint Henry – 11 270 LAURAC LE GRAND – FRANCE
From UK 0871 717 42 17 (10p per min all day)
Elsewhere 0033 (0)4 68 60 54 13 / 0033 (0) 6 24 19 32 02 /


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