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“An idyllic Gites set in idyllic unspoilt France”
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Domaine du Renne - the inviting pool!
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Domaine du Renne - the inviting pool!
South facing terrace of both gites
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3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie

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PJaffe
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“An idyllic Gites set in idyllic unspoilt France”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Hal & Louise's attention to detail makes makes these Gites an incredible destination. The spectacular views of the Southern Pyrenees while sitting by the beautifully maintained pool make for a very relaxing stay. The still clear nights allow for star filled nights on the terrace surrounded by vineyards. We only just began investigating all the walks we could do direct from the door and enjoyed trying to track the prints of the wild boar that live in the area. The nearby markets are always a bounty of irristable local produce and picnicking on the terrace is a simple pleasure. There is so much to discover in this beautiful part of France, but it will mean leaving Domaine du Renne, you may decide you have all you need right there for a relaxing and inspiring holiday.

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Liked best: The thought and care put into the beautifully and generously appointed gites
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ted B
Cork
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5 reviews
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“Lovely setting in the middle of vineyards with attention to detail”
Reviewed October 4, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

There are two gites side by side, one two bedroomed,the other with a single bedroom : they share a private securely guarded pool. The owner lives on the property but higher up the hill and is always accessible for any request or problem.The two gites are very well equipped and have basics like salt,pepper,washing up liquid,soap,washing powder,etc.provided as well as a welcome pack that includes a bottle of wine.The sheltered patios outside each gite face south onto a vineyard with a distant view of the Pyrenees. Limoux is 5-6 kms.away with excellent supermarkets and good eating facilities in the Place de la Republique. There are vineyards within easy driving distance that sell wines direct and the Cathar country is close by.

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Liked best: The location and the welcome
Liked least: The pool was pretty chilly at the end of May!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Katie1863...
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Outstanding host & accommodation”
Reviewed October 1, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Where do I start, the accommodation is comfortable, clean, every detail attended to but it is the host who is outstanding. Arriving by car in the evening, we had not managed to source a supermarket en route to stock up, however, within minutes of arriving let alone being introduced, Hal and my husband were hot wheeling it to the nearest supermarket ( in a lovely car) and arrived with minutes to spare before closing time. Hal and his wonderful dogs could not be better hosts. The pool is clean, the gite well stocked, the scenery beautiful as is the surrounding area. All in all a top class holiday, I am sure we shall be returning in the future, perhaps on an earlier flight. Thanks Hal (& Matilda and Milo) for sharing your piece of France with us.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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SueMM3375...
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect -”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed here for a week in June and desperately needed a place to relax . Domaine du Renne was the perfect choice. Flight from Bristol to Toulouse, then 100 kms drive - easy.

A debacle at the car hire office made us late leaving the airport .We then needed to buy some food for breakfast , we found the only supermarket en route closing its shutters as we approached the doors ! Hal , the English owner of the gite, saved the day by giving us a bottle of wine on arrival then disappeared back to his house and returned with croissants, milk, tea, jam for our breakfast. - for which we were very grateful.
The sun shone and we had a lovely week, pottering around deserted hillside towns, people watching by the square in Limoux, sightseeing in Carcassonne. Breakfast on our little terrace overlooking vineyards, lunch outside and BBQ's in the evening . The swimming pool was very welcome after a hot day's sightseeing and was the perfect temperature in the early evening sun.
Hal recommended a local vineyard to visit - we did and we loved Chateau Guilhem - family run, organic and stunning wines. So much so that we are buying their wines and have been invited to their harvest and lunch at the end of September .

We loved our holiday and wish we could have stayed longer. Hal was the perfect host and we had the added bonus of having Milo visit us every morning .

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 28, 2014
So glad the wine worked out! It was great having you.
Milo, for those not in the know reading this, is my crazy English Bull Terrier who adores people visiting us.
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PJaffe
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Superb Accomodation in Beautiful Countryside.”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

This beautifully and thoughtfully appointed Gites is the perfect base for a perfect holiday, if you can get yourself to leave it. We spent a very relaxing week discovering local markets where we bought our lunch each day. We really enjoyed exploring the Cathar castles of the region. Hal and Louise have created something very special at La Renne. the Gites is generously furnished and the terraces and pool give a family lots of options to spread out enjoy being in such magnificent countryside. It was a blissful holiday.

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Liked best: The lovely Gites with beautiful terraces.
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2014
It was great having you! Look forward to another visit maybe in the summer where you can lap up the sun!
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eileenhop...
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Gite Ive ever stayed in,classy and cosy!”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Stayed in this Gite Ist week in Dec,as I wanted to go sight seeing and shopping in Carcassonne.20 mins drive.The owners Hal and Louise were first class hosts.The place is just pure bliss.5 Star rating.The Gite was cosy and comfortable it had everything we needed.Th attention to detail,nothing went a miss!
I have stayed in 3 Gites around the Carcassonne area,and Hal,s place beats them all.
The Terrace outside had herbs and plants,a dinning area,a fab big pool.
The interior of the Gite was so pretty,everything luxurious,the beds the bed head,sofas lovely and comfy white and clean.There is a wood burner in the corner of the living room,for those who would like to stay in Autumn or Spring.
This Gite is suitable for children and couples,I cant wait to go back!

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Liked best: The views,pool and the Pizza restaurant in the next Village,and the wood burner,the showers everything!
Liked least: Nothing it was faaaaaaab!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Jan 3, 2014
We look forward to seeing you back, maybe in hotter weather!
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Patrick N
Louth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderfully located, relaxing and well-equipped gite.”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Domaine du Renne is nestled deep in the scenically rich wine-growing Languedoc countryside but within easy distance of Carcassonne, Limoux and many other historic and physical attractions. The gites are modern and well-equipped for comfort and easy holiday living. The owner, Hal Adams, bends over backwards to ensure that visitors enjoy their stay. In the fortnight we were there he invited us to his home for two barbecues, introduced us to local wineries and was always on hand if any problems arose. A reassuring host! If you are looking for a quiet rural retreat and a real flavour of Southern France with its sunny climate and superb food and wine, this is your answer. Thoroughly recommended.

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Liked best: Relaxed lifestyle, comfort and equipment levels, location
Liked least: So good we are worried that it will be booked out when we next apply!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jan 3, 2014
Always good to have a fellow Australian enjoy the region. Hope you will come back!
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