Stone farmhouse set in private grounds but minutes walk or cycle to a traditional French village near the Canal du Midi. Sleeps 12 comfortably, with plenty of communal space to cook, eat and play. The perfect base for exploring the region.
Welcome to Domaine Marandou, set in the heart of the Lauragais countryside in Southern France near to the Canal du Midi.
This authentic French farmhouse was renovated as a gite many years ago. It is light, airy and provides plenty of space for families and groups of friends to spend a relaxing holiday together.
Sitting in its own private grounds in the French countryside it is only a few minutes cycle to a lively village. Close to historic Carcassonne, medieval villages and the attractions of Toulouse, Domaine Marandou is perfectly situated for exploring the local area.
There are two large living rooms one with a woodburner, tv, dvd player and music system. The large kitchen has a dining area with open fire. There is also an external covered dining room. All dining areas seat 12. Further dining is available outdoors under the pergola, by the bbq or next to the pool.
We have 6 bedrooms, each with its own character and décor. Together, this eclectic range of rooms sleeps 12 comfortably. We also have a double sofa bed in the lounge.
Our bedrooms are situated at both ends of the house.
On the ground floor there is a large double bedroom, which can connect to a twin room, a bathroom and a separate shower with WC.
On the upper floor there are two double rooms, one with en-suite shower room and a bathroom with bath and shower and a separate twin bedroom.
A staircase from the kitchen leads to a large double bedroom, a separate WC and the games room.
On the ground floor next to the kitchen and handy for the garden and pool area there is another shower room with WC.
The gardens wrap around the house and include a pool (unheated) which has an optional safety fence which can be erected if children are part of your group. The gardens are informal and provide ample space for relaxation and play. There is a gravelled parking area, a shaded deck and grassy parkland with mature shrubs and trees.
At the rear of the house there is a built in bbq area and outdoor dining under the pergola. The outdoor games room has a table tennis table, crocquet set and boule. We have basketball and a range of bikes, perfect for cycling along the footpaths of the nearby Canal du midi.
The indoor games room has a pool table, table football and traditional board games and a small office area with printer.
For more gentle ways to pass the day, the region also offers great fishing or you could hire a boat on the Canal du Midi.
We are also happy to arrange a day of activities, tours or excursions for you, please contact us with your ideas.
We live locally and will be there to greet you on arrival and at the end of the phone to help in any way we can during your stay.
Saturday changeovers only during peak periods.
Please respect our home and treat it as you would your own. Please don't smoke in the house.
Bookings can only be taken Saturday to Saturday in peak season.
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