|Domaine du Moment||Self Catering||Flexible||4||9||4|
The Domaine du Moment main house features 4 bedrooms, each with it's own look and feel and bathroom, the kitchen area with terrace facing west to enjoy the evening sunset while dining, the very large 45 sqm living area/lounge, the library and front door terrace to enjoy your breakfast that gives on the village square. Soupex is a tiny tranquil village and the house is set in the middle of the village centre.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker/oven, fridge, dishwasher, coffee-maker, toaster etc. It is possible to eat inside the kitchen or outside on one of the private terraces.
The large 45sqm living room sees the sun come up in the east. There is a huge dining table with 9 seats and a comfortable lounge area with a tv set (French tv including some foreign channels and Netflix) and books in different languages.
The library has a large choice of leaflets and books containing information about the region. It gives on the front door terrace feating outdoor seats where one can relax and see the local people passing by.
Two bedrooms with large double beds 70x80 inch + 1 bedroom with 2 single beds + 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and possibility to add another bed. Each bed room has it s own en suite bathroom and toilet.
4 en suite bathrooms (one featuring an antique bath tub, the other 3 have showers)
Central heating, log fire
Globetrotters, originally from Amsterdam, we have been around before settling down in this peaceful, heartshaped little village. We wanted to create this guesthome to receive people from around the world this time. Domaine du Moment: feel at home!
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||Angulus Ridet: 'this piece of land smiled at me'.|
|Unique benefits of property||Its central location: in the heart of the Lauragais with equal distances to Medieval Carcassonne in the East and vibrant Toulouse in the West. Pretty Mirepoix market and the Cathare area to the South and, a little further Albi with it's impressive cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec museum to the North. Closer by are the Canal du Midi, and the Montagne Noire lake area and Revel market.|
Known as one of the prettiest markets of France, partly set under the Medieval square. A 10 mn drive from the lake Saint Ferreol, a perfect lunch spot in the shade of the pine trees. And as a bonus visit the pretty villages of Sorèze and Durfort.
Reasonable flat, in summer shaded by it's plane trees, the Canal and also the adjascent canals de la Rigole offer pretty views on the Lauragais hills.There is also a possibility to hire a little boat.
There are numurous hikes we can recommend from easy to tough from 2 hours to a day. Landscapes are very beautiful from this lower mountaneous area, offering sometimes spectacular views on the Pyrenees.
France national hobby number 2 (after Petanque!) is to exchange the content of their attics... It is a perfect sunday occupation: strolling on one of those little markets, having a grilled sauccage sandwich and a glass of local red wine, in search for the treasure...
Known as the windiest spot in this area, the beautiful blue Ganguise Lake has developed it's fame as a windsurf/sailing spot. It is in a unique environment: marked by the characteristic sunflower South of France fields and views on the Pyrenees.
Montsegur is a little further than Mirepoix this is why we recommend it on a monday after your visit to the market. It is a little (20 mn) hike, but the views can be really nice and the place itself remains a mystery today...
Toulouse, the red city, is a vibrant town. Thanks to it' s many students quite young and offering all that a lively city can including the sales up from july, a couple of great musea such as the art museum 'Augustins' and the Space museum. Events, nice restaurants etc. It is recommended to take the train from Castelnaudary or Avignonet, both stations offering free parking. Or for the sportives; go by bike along the canal in about 3 hours...
First see Carcassonne then .... exceptionally well preserved, the medieval town, allthough it can be extremely busy in summer time is really worth the visit. A couple of nice restaurants such as the Pennautier Castle just outside the town with a great terrace or in the medieval part itself the 'La Barbacane' has just received 1 Michelin star. We love to go for lunch there, must be reserved. But the 'glance from the past' styled restaurant is so much worth it. Also check the festival the Carcassonne website featuring the program off events that take place in this exceptional setting in summer time.
A nice windy drive to Montolieu, a great and cute village with bookshops, organic vegetable distributors, a cactus plantation and a decent Museum featuring a rebellious 1950ies art collection exhibition in a rural setting. Some good, a little hip restaurants and bars for lunch (les Anges au plafond, l'Apostrophe, Casquette et chapeau). Off the beaten track !