Renovated barn to let, lake views, Languedoc - RA004311

Escueillens (39km from Carcassonne), Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RA004311 Advertiser since: 22 May 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Maison Tranquil Self Catering Flexible 7 18 7 Extra single beds, day beds and cots available

About this property

Magical Country Retreat with Stunning Lakeside Views. This villa is in a rural setting.

Maison Tranquil is a stunning lakeside retreat set in over 3.5 acres of private grounds. Heated private pool and ensuite bedrooms it is the perfect place to relax, refresh and reconnect with friends and family. Nestled in the heart of vineyards of the beautiful Razes region of the Languedoc. Surrounded by medieval Cathar Chateaux, just 20 mins from the bastide medieval town of Mirepoix and beautiful riverside town of Limoux. Carcassonne with its UNESCO world heritage castle and airport are only 30 minutes away, it’s a truly stunning rural location yet very accessible.
With large, light and airy communal spaces totalling 350m2, the house accommodates a total of 18 guests in up to 7 bedrooms, predominantly available as a self catered or catered holiday let.
We also offer various informative, relaxing weekend breaks such as yoga, life coaching and writing courses. Andrea is a qualified aromatherapist and masseuse, with treatments available on site if required.
Fully or part catered packages also available.  We accommodate cycling and hiking tour groups.
The 3.5 acres of private terraced gardens host a heated child friendly gated pool area with pool house, a games area with table tennis, petanque court, outside giant chess and jenga, and of course stunning terraces to soak up the meditteranean sun and magical views, Maison Tranquil is just that….
We provide a healthy haven for like minded souls in a stunning part of the world, all smiles welcome! Fully established to cater to families and groups as the ultimate place to relax and unwind surrounded by nature.
First floor
The first floor boasts 5 en suite bedrooms all leading off the galleried hallway that wraps around the house. Bedrooms 1-3 are either king or queen beds, bedroom 4 is twin singles (which can be put together as a king) with bedroom 5 hosting twin single beds and bunk beds, ideal as a children’s room. Layout can be changed to accommodate individual requirements with day beds and cots available for little people.
Ground floor
The ground floor is centred around the stunning dining room with open fireplace and bespoke 4m oak dining table, there is ample seating for even the grandest banquet a great space for big get togethers.
Leading off the dining room are 2 comfortable reception rooms with wood burning stoves, perfect for evening socialising in cooler months and escaping the mediterranean sun in the summer. Also off the dining room is the stunning kitchen/breakfast room with all mod cons, dishwasher, microwave oven, range oven, kitchen island, it even boasts it’s own wood burning pizza oven.
There is a utility room/pantry and direct access to parking so offloading food and wine is easy. There is a breakfast table that seats 6-8 people and access to the garden.
Also on the ground floor is bedroom 6 with a queen bed, day bed and a private bathroom, perfect for mobility impaired guests that would prefer ground floor accommodation. In addition there is bedroom 7, a queen en suite bedroom available only by request.
The dining room and kitchen lead out onto the sun soaked terraces with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and of course the lake. There are plenty of shaded areas, in addition to tables and chairs for al fresco dining and a bbq. A few steps lead down to the large private gardens and lawns with petanque court, children’s play area and sand pit. Through a secure gated area is a beautiful outside pool approx 10x5m, with island and shallow steps, perfect for children learning to swim, it is also alarmed to French AFNOR standards. There are plenty of lounge chairs available to soak up the sun and a pool house to relax in.
Please contact us for more information



Kitchen and dining

Large and airy kitchen with seating area, separate dining table seats 18.
The kitchen is well equipped with a large range oven, as well as all the usual amenities to make your holiday home from home, dishwasher, washing machine etc.
Tables and chairs available for dining on the sun soaked terrace.

Living rooms

Comfortable and relaxing lounge to hide away in the cool from a sunny day or relax in front of a hearty fire on a winters evening.
There is an additional lounge off the dining room especially set up for kids with lots of games to keep little ones amused.
Table football, mega jenga, monster chess all available.


Seven en suite bedrooms and bathrooms recently refurbished.


7 Bathrooms


Three woodburners, electric heaters and a reversible air conditioning system


Satellite tv, dvds, complimentary wi-fi, boardgames.
Just sitting on the terrace watching the lake :)

Garden and outside

Extensive 3.5 acres of private grounds. Sunterraces, enclosed gated child friendly swimming pool. Children play area.

Parking and garages

Ample private parking

Visitor suitability

The 2 ground floor bedrooms make the house friendly for mobility impaired guests.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Mirepoix
Distance: 17 km

Beauty treatments


Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Catfish
Name of nearest fishing location: Lake inf ront of the house

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Carcassonne
Distance: 35 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Mouilin Neuf
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: On doorstep!


Name of nearest resort: Ax Les Thermes
Distance: 75 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: From doorstep


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine Gayda
Distance: 10 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Mark Figgins

We offer a wealth of hospitality experience having extensively travelled, from working onboard cruise ships to private yachts and luxury charter yachts. With expecting a growing family we settled in this beautiful region of southern France and developed Maison Tranquil as a unique lakeside retreat to sit back, relax and reconnect with friends family and nature. We look forward to hearing from you.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? A stunning region of France, rural enough to be fabulously tranquil, yet easily accessible from several major airports. Local amenities on hand. Skiing in the Pyrenees or a day on any one of some lovely Mediterranean beaches both an hour away.
Unique benefits of property Magical scenery with stunning south facing views from the house and grounds of the lake and local countryside. Private pool and sun soaked terraces overlooking the lake. Large communal interior spaces also make the house perfect for a retreat out of the hot summer season.
All bedrooms with private bathrooms, 2 on the ground floor perfect for mobility impaired guests. We have little ones and have travelled with them and are perfectly set up with that in mind.

The Owner Recommends

Domaine Gayda

Great restaurant and wine tasting