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La Guiraude is a superbly renovated Lauragaise Farmhouse situated between the historic cities of Toulouse and Carcassonne in the sunny south of France. Set in a quiet hillside location with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, near to local amenities and with 9 en suite bedrooms, it’s the perfect place for a get together of family or friends.
The property has two wings, La Grande Maison and La Toscane with external access front and rear between the two. In total the two properties can sleep up to 20 people in 9 en suite bedrooms (one of which sleeps 4). The house incorporates a fully equipped semi-professional kitchen, a large dining room and terrace seating 20, two comfortable lounges, a games room and a music room.
If you can drag yourself away from the delights of the house, there are lots of activities and places to visit nearby. Historic Carcassonne and Toulouse are both wonderful places to start. You can visit Cathar castles, Bastide towns, local markets and hilltop villages. For the artists, join a tutored painting week, and for the culture buffs, spend a day in the city of Albi with its cathedral and Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. You can walk and cycle the Canal du Midi, go sailing and boating on nearby lakes, rivers and canals, or take a day trip to the Pyrenees, or the Mediterranean coast.
Detailed directions will be given on booking.
The main lounge is an enormous room with feature stone fireplace, french doors, TV, DVD, stairs up to the gallery which has a library and musica area (with digital piano).. The main kitchen caters for 20+ people and includes two ovens, two fridges, two dishwashers, and a wide range of utensils and appliances. The dining room has seating for 20 and drinks and wine fridges. The games room is home to table football, table tennis, exercise bike and step machine. The nine bedrooms are all en suite (one is a family room for four). Most rooms can be made into either twins or doubles. A couple of the bedrooms have doors to a balcony.
Outside there is a heated saltwater pool with loungers and parasols. There are four separate terraces with chairs and tables. There is also a gazebo with chairs and tables. The superb gardens are filled with colour throughout the year, and there are swings for the younger guests. Enjoy seeking out a quiet shady spot and relaxing with 180 degree panoramic views.
For guests who are seeking relaxing evenings where no-one need drive or if you want to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, we offer an informal and personal dining option. Meals can be for an entire family/group or later in the evening for the adults alone. There are also a wide choice of restaurants nearby. We maintain a restaurant guide which you will find in the information pack in the property. We are always happy to give advice and help with making reservations.
Conditions of Rental
All the bedrooms have good quality bed linen and towels provided, as well as bath robes, welcome toiletries and cots and highchairs if required.