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The Old Stables, Montlaur

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Sunny terrcaed garden
Stunning house with green shutters and  double gates to courtyard  and terrace
1 of 23Sunny terrcaed garden
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
L'Ancienne Ecurie is a large very comfortable village house for up to 8 people newly renovated and very spacious and light. 3 epis awarded by Gites De France, Aude. Montlaur is a lovely village in the heart of the wine growing region of the Corbieres within easy reach of the fortified cite of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, Minerve, Cathar castles , Narbonne and the Mediterranean. Double wooden gates lead via an arch at side of the property to private walled courtyard garden, with parking through arch for one car, a large sunny terrace on two levels , surrounded by flowers, and paved sheltered area with barbecue. Reversible air conditioning downstairs which is cooling in summer and provides heating in winter Ground Floor : entrance hall, large lounge/ diner with long reclaimed pi...L'Ancienne Ecurie is a large very comfortable village house for up to 8 people newly renovated and very spacious and light. 3 epis awarded by Gites De France, Aude. Montlaur is a lovely village in the heart of the wine growing region of the Corbieres within easy reach of the fortified cite of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, Minerve, Cathar castles , Narbonne and the Mediterranean. Double wooden gates lead via an arch at side of the property to private walled courtyard garden, with parking through arch for one car, a large sunny terrace on two levels , surrounded by flowers, and paved sheltered area with barbecue. Reversible air conditioning downstairs which is cooling in summer and provides heating in winter Ground Floor : entrance hall, large lounge/ diner with long reclaimed pine dining table and seating for eight, well stocked bookcase, lovely old dresser , Corner sofas and rocking chair in front of wood burner inset stove. Door leading through to the converted Stables sun lounge (after which the house is named). Ideal for relaxing, this room opens onto a small inner courtyard with table and chairs and log store on one side and onto the large terrace on the other. There is a very well equipped modern fitted kitchen, a separate laundry room, and downstairs cloakroom. Arch from lounge/diner to stairs to first floor. First Floor: Bathroom with enclosed shower/bath, washbasin and wc, Four double bedrooms (one with king size bed, one with double bed and two with twin beds. Two of these bedrooms (one double and the smaller twin ) are interconnecting and have their own shower room with WC and washbasin, and a balcony . Ideal for relaxing, touring, lake and river swimming, walking and for immersing yourself in rural French village life.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We now include end of stay cleaning providing house is left tidy with kitchens and bathrooms clean and rubbish emptied Well behaved pet by agreement at small cleaning charge of 30€ per week . No smoking in house. For longer rents of 4 weeks plus (much lower price) we charge for electricity, oil (central heating) and wood at cost price
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Felicity C
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Felicity and Peter are a really genuine and welcoming couple. The house was as described, and has absolutely everything needed to be that perfect home from home. We spent a month in L’ecurie in Nov 18, Montlaur is a quiet rural French village, and perfect...More

Date of stay: November 2018
2  Thank Bassman_mik
Reviewed 22 July 2018

L’Ancienne Ecurie is a comfortable, well-appointed, spacious house, without being pretentious. It is just as described by the owners, although I feel they are modest as, in my opinion, the property exceeds expectations. On arrival, we were met by the owners, Peter and Felicity, who...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Bobbluff
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Considerate, helpful and fun English owners who also live in Montlaur and love it so much they wanted to share their experience of living in a non-touristy French village with lots of character, seemingly surrounded by vineyards. We would have loved another week! I would...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank valerie_gxv
Felicity C, VR Owner at L'Ancienne Ecurie, Montlaur, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our village and that you wan to return. There is so much more to see and do - although relaxing in our garden and village is idyllic as you found! Try coming in late September /...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

This quite charming property in the heart of the Corbieres wine-growing region is notable for the quality of its recent restoration and for the comprehensive facilities/equipment which owners Peter and Felicity Collier have provided for guests. With more than adequate bedrooms and public areas for...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank ChoosyDrinker
Felicity C, VR Owner at L'Ancienne Ecurie, Montlaur, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our house and hope to welcome you again one day ! Thankyou for your review

Reviewed 8 January 2017

We came to Montlaur in September 2016 with our border collie, to stay at L'Ecurie for 8 months. We wanted to 'immerse' in the village activities and hopefully improve our very basic French . We have found the gite extremely comfortable, spacious and homely and...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank lindsay r
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Montlaur, a small village of less than 600 residents, is also a thriving little centre for the six villages in the Val de Dagne and has a post office, traditional baker's, pharmacy, small supermarket, butcher's and hairdresser's plus five different wine producers providing wine tasting in the village. Market stalls with organic bread, local produce including fruit vegetables and cheeses, and of course wine tasting take place twice a week . There is a small children's well equipped play area and pleasant park. There are numerous fetes and village festivals during the summer where you can participate in village meals and dance to live music.. Petanque is the favourite sport. Lagrasse (12km), is listed as one of the prettiest villages in France, with a 13th century abbey, humpback brid...
Getting around
Although we have had occasional guests who get a taxi for Carcassonne and come to enjoy walking and village life, we recommend a car . There is a once daily bus to Carcassonne Monday to Saturday
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