The back garden with a view on the Pyrenees. Jardin avec vue sur les Pyrénées.Front entry from the village square. Maison côté place du village.
Charming Writer's Retreat w/View***
Hosted by Jacqueline
Jacqueline is the host.
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Charming house built in 1833, perfect for couple. Ideal for artists and writers. Magnificent view of the Pyrenees from 1rst floor. Private flower-filled garden. Located in the picturesque village of Pech Luna (Moon Hill). Near Carcassonne.

The space

NEW LISTING!!! Come discover the breathtaking beauty of the Languedoc (Southwest France). The house (dates from 1833):
The front door opens into a large ground floor living room (which remains comfortably cool in the summer) that can easily sleep an additional guest on the fold-out couch. It has a large dining table (which seats six), TV and a piano. The corridor off the living room that leads to the kitchen and bathroom also opens onto the back garden. The kitchen (with a window on the garden and exposed beams in the ceiling) is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. You’ll find everything you need to prepare delicious meals—dishes, glasses, pots and pans. The kitchen opens onto a small well lit sitting room (also with a window on the garden) furnished with a small table perfect for writing or for dinners or lunches for two. (This room contains also a mezzanine bed). The small bathroom with a shower (no bathtub) is equipped with a washing machine (drying line in the garden). The toilet is in a small separate room. Towels and bedding are provided.

On the second floor you will discover another exceptionally large living room (pictured in the attached photos) with a fireplace, couch, and well stocked bookshelves—filled with books mostly in French and Italian, but some (Emily Dickenson, Audre Lorde) are in English! This room also has two more desks—another perfect space to write. The master bedroom has stunning views of the Pyrenees from the window. At the foot of the bed there is another large desk for writing and also many bookshelves. The bedroom is equipped with a TV and DVD player, as well as a stereo. The mattress is brand new. Wifi is provided throughout the house.

In the garden:
An adjoining artist’s atelier contains everything that is needed to enjoy the flower-filled garden, including benches, tables, chaise lounges and parasols. There are two small patio areas for lunches under the wisteria, snacks in the shade of the fig tree, or candlelight diners. Two bikes come with the house. During summer, the flowers and the tomato plants appreciate being watered when they are thirsty.
All around in the village you will enjoy magnificent views of the mountains and hills of this country called "Lauragais".

You can make yourself at home because you will feel at home...

Available from May-June to October (more by request)

Interaction with guests

I am always available by phone and email. A caretaker who lives in the village is available in case of emergency.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Please note that there is no smoking in the house. Unfortunately, the space is not suited for children. Couples and women preferred.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


8 Reviews

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John User Profile
August 2016
NIce stay in a most lovely countryside.

Helena User Profile
July 2016
Jacqueline shared with us her house , where we found everything we needed. The house keeps its traditional , rural charakter combined with a very intelectual milieu. House is situated in a very small village with a small population ( we met 4 of them). The house and the area is ideál for younger couples, cat lovers and bikers. The car is an absolut necessity as the nearest baker Shop is 12 kilometers away. We enjoyed the peaceful evenings in the garden, thank you Jacqueline

Christophe User Profile
July 2017
un acceuil fort sympathique, une maison à notre goût et merci à jacqueline pour ces 15 jours
Jacqueline User Profile
Response from Jacqueline:
Et merci à vous Christophe et Michelle pour votre présence si sympathique aussi ! J'ai senti ma maison bien aimée.
July 2017

Sylvia User Profile
August 2016
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour chez Jacqueline. Un joli jardin ensoleillé à l'abri des regards et du bruit. Le village est constitué de quelques jolies maisons, idéal pour se reposer. C'est une vraie maison de vacances avec du caractère. Nous avons beaucoup communiqué par téléphone avec Jacqueline, qui nous a donné tous les renseignements utiles à notre installation et pour découvrir cette merveilleuse région. Sylvia Philippe

Laetitia User Profile
August 2015
Merci à Jacqueline pour son accueil, d'avoir pris le temps de nous faire visiter la maison et de tout nous expliquer. Si vous cherchez un endroit où vous détendre, dans une belle maison (originale et pleine d'histoires), profiter d'un jardin qui est un vrai havre de paix, dans une belle région, vous pouvez y aller sans hésiter. Un bonheur de pouvoir manger tous les jours dehors, au calme et sans avoir trop chaud. Fritzou, le chat de la maison, reste discret, parfois en recherche d'attention, il sait se faire comprendre et il vous apportera des ronrons facilement. La maison se trouve dans un petit village, un peu perdu sur une colline, cela était un avantage pour nous pour profiter de vacances au calme et reposante. La vue sur les Pyrénées est magnifique. Beaucoup de lieux à visiter aux alentours (Canal du midi, Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, Mirepoix, lacs... et Toulouse à une heure), la voiture est nécessaire mais cela se fait facilement.

Anouk User Profile
August 2015
Jacqueline was heel gastvrij en heeft ons hartelijk ontvangen! Een uitgebreide uitleg van omgeving en huis en verzorging van Fritzou de kat. Ze vertelde ons dat dit nu ons huis was en mochten er toch nog vragen zijn dat we haar altijd konden bellen. Het huis is in een heel klein dorpje met schitterend uitzicht over de bergen. De tuin in heerlijk met zowel zon als schaduw. En verse kruiden en tomaten en courgette! Het huis zelf is lekker knus en heeft meerdere kamers om te gebruiken. Ook was het lekker koel. De omgeving heeft leuke dorpjes met markten en Jacqueline bracht ons daarvan op de hoogte aan de hand van een uitgebreid document. Omgeven door zonnebloemen en rust hebben wij een heerlijke tijd gehad! Dank je wel Jacqueline!

Ares User Profile
January 2015
Jacqueline ha sido encantadora desde el primer momento. Agradable y pendiente de todo detalle para que nos sintiéramos como en casa, y así ha sido. La casa tiene rincones y detalles muy especiales, totalmente equipada, cuidada, cómoda y limpia. La escapada ideal para los que les gusta la tranquilidad, los paseos por el campo... Y la buena mesa, pues nuestra anfitriona nos informó también de los mercados más interesantes de la zona. Merci beaucoup Jacqueline, et a bientôt.

Pech-Luna, FranceJoined in May 2014
Jacqueline User Profile
I am a filmmaker, artist and travel-writer (I've written travel guides for Italy and New Caledonia) with over twenty years experience in the publishing industry. I am French, but fluent in Italian and can also speak English. Twenty years ago I purchased my home in Pech-Luna and …
Languages: English, Français, Italiano
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