As featured in THE SUNDAY TIMES top 10 rental properties in France; "There are day trips aplenty from the town of Limoux, where Clercy is set, but if you're staying in a house as beautiful as this, why leave? It has a 16th century courtyard, a green jewel of a garden, a pool and a view across the rooftops to the cathedral. Carcassonne airport is a 30 minutes drive."
Situated in the heart of the beautiful town of Limoux with all amenities and restaurants on the doorstep, this is a quite stunning, traditional Languedoc home that has been fully and sympathetically restored to the highest standards.
From the beautiful and impressive facade, through the amazing inner courtyard to the fixtures and fittings and original features throughout, this is a property that will be featured in many coffee-table and architectural style magazines in the years to come.
Lovely, welcoming garden with 300 m² of lawns and terraces with feature pool of 12m x 3m.
Superb interior throughout with living accommodation on three floors around the wonderful central, inner courtyard.
Ground floor with fully-equipped kitchen and dining area opening to the courtyard. Living room with Wi-Fi internet and charming office / reading area with juliet balcony overlooking the garden and pool.
Three double bedrooms on the first floor, all with ensuite bathrooms.
Further living room (with air conditioning) with TV, bedroom and bathroom on the second floor together with a covered roof terrace.
The town of Limoux dates back to the 14th century. It is located in the countryside on the banks of the Aude river, 24 miles to the South of Carcassonne.
All in all, a stunningly beautiful property. Best to just let the photos do the talking...
Entrance hallway with exposed stone walls leading to the vaulted courtyard entrance to the house.
Passage from courtyard leads directly through to the garden.
Kitchen and dining room;
Hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.
Dining table and chairs.
Door to courtyard.
Miele washing machine and dryer at the clients disposal.
Office area with Wi-Fi and a juliet balcony overlooking the garden and pool.
Living room with doors and steps to garden and pool.
Sofas and chairs and a hand-carved stone fireplace.
Original hand painted ceiling.
Stone staircase leads to 1st floor;
Hallway with windows overlooking the internal courtyard.
Bedroom 1 double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.
Bedroom 2 double with ensuite WC, shower, bath and hand basin.
Bedroom 3 double with antique bateau bath and ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.
Staircase to 2nd floor;
Living room (with air conditioning) with TV and panoramic views over the garden, pool and cathedral.
Covered roof terrace.
Bedroom 4, double.
Separate bathroom with shower and hand basin.
Enclosed, private garden of 300 m².
Lawns and sun-deck terrace.
Dining terrace with table and chairs and BBQ.
Private swimming pool 12m x 3m (Depth 1.5m - 1.7m) with steps.
Garage for 1 car.
Calendar 2016 - 2017
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|27/08/2016||29/10/2016||September & October||€ 2,495||£ 2,134||$ 2,785|
|01/04/2017||01/07/2017||April, May & June||€ 2,495||£ 2,134||$ 2,785|
|01/07/2017||02/09/2017||July & August||€ 3,995||£ 3,417||$ 4,459|
|02/09/2017||28/10/2017||September & October||€ 2,495||£ 2,134||$ 2,785|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 1,000|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of TV services.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen, towels and pool towels (not beach towels).
- Please note that there are areas of the garden and property with unprotected drops. The stairs are uneven original stonework without a handrail. The property perhaps not recommended for the elderly and infirm or for toddlers and infants. Please contact us if you have any specific questions.
The town of Limoux dates back to the 14th century. It is located in the countryside on the banks of the Aude river, 25 km to the South of Carcassonne.
The property is located in the heart of Limoux, 2 minutes walk across the bridge to the picturesque square with all shops and cafés and restaurants.
Limoux is the hub of production of 'Blanquette', a sparkling wine made using the 'méthode champenoise'. A delightful substitute for Champagne at a fraction of the cost.
Carcassonne is within easy reach and absolutely not to be missed. The fortified city is host to a huge range of cafés, bars, restaurants and summer concerts and festivals including medieval jousting and spectacular 'sound and light' shows with fireworks.
« Villa Clercy. We loved it, loved it, loved it. What’s not to love about a villa brimming with art, antiques and ancient stone. From the moment we stepped through the unassuming front doorway into the grand passageway which leads to the 16th century courtyard, we were smitten. The main interior of the house was spacious, succulent and yet not stuffy. We felt right at home in this huge, elegant place. The back yard was the icing on the cake. We spent most early evenings before dinner out on the patio which overlooks the L’Aude river and across to the old town. How idyllic.
The villa was spotless. The management couple who were there to greet us and show us around were delightful, informative... and highly available throughout the week in case we had any questions. The added touches of fresh flowers and a bottle of Blanquette, the locally made bubbly, awaiting us in the fridge were unexpected and delightful. » Reid, Canada
« We had the most glorious of holidays at Clercy! It was so exciting to feel that it was 'ours' for a brief time. We were astonished by its beauty and grandeur... everything was delightful; the concept, the hugeness, the light, the objets... Superlatives abound! I'll never forget the thrill of stepping in from the quite unprepossessing street to the rapturous glory of the courtyard! We adored the pool too and loved the way that it transcended 'poolness'. We loved the morning chorus of ducks, the early sun on the steeple across the river and the golden evening light on the magnificent sentinel Lions of Limoux... Renewed thanks and all good wishes » Gibbons
« We had a super time and the house was truly amazing - Pat was most helpful and we would highly recommend it and PureFrance.com with pleasure! » Bruce-Smyth, UK
« We have had a brilliant week in Limoux and enjoyed the best seats in the village for the fireworks display. The kids have loved it and felt like they had their very own castle for a week... » Duff / Harris / Ryan families
« What can one say about the house but... fabulous! The attention to detail was superb... the kitchen was a joy. » Mills family, Yorkshire
« Only one word-perfection! » Leclerc family, Geneva
« The house is absolutely glorious, something new to discover in every corner. Pat has done a tremendous job in restoring this property while still making it her own... » Couch family, Paris
« What a wonderful experience! The house is awesome! » Zonings family, Paris