Win a 7 day stay in France!

We have drawn the raffle and are delighted to announce that Rotary Club of Claverhouse are the lucky winners of the stay in France ??. Congratulations guys ?

Win a 7 day stay in France!

We have drawn the raffle and are delighted to announce that Rotary Club of Claverhouse are the lucky winners of the stay in France ??. Congratulations guys ?

Welcome to Parc de Lignieres

Parc de Lignieres is a beautiful holiday home, a Maison de Maitre with an unusually large garden in the heart of a French village.
The house is completely private and not overlooked by anyone. A wonderful pool with excellent sunbathing areas, makes the house ideal for larger groups, or for those who simply enjoy having more space when they are on holiday.
With excellent accommodation and facilities, this is a holiday home for everyone, whether its just you and your family, or a large social gathering.

Parc de Lignieres

Parc de Lignieres is a traditional 17th century Maison de Maitre situated in the middle of an ancient village.  This former wine maker’s family house, which covers 250 square meters inside, is simply laid out, and tastefully designed with five double bedrooms sleeping 12 comfortably.  All the bedrooms have traditional shutters on the windows and look out on to the sunny private courtyard.

Ground floor

  • Large kitchen/dining room with handmade furniture and local marble, range cooker, large dining table to comfortably seat 12 and piano
  • Separate larder with large fridge/freezer, microwave and wine fridge
  • Sitting room with marble fireplace and doors to courtyard
  • Study/library with open fire, landline, wireless Internet plus plenty of books and maps on the local area
  • Snug/TV room full of toys, books, games, PS3, and a TV/DVD plus lots of films
  • Laundry room with separate washer and drier
  • 1 x WC

First floor

  • 1 x master bedroom with ensuite WC/shower
  • 1 x family room with double bed, bunkbeds and cot
  • 2 x double bedrooms
  • 1 x twin bedroom
  • 2 x bathrooms each with bath, shower and WC

Courtyard, gardens and pool

  • Swimming pool
  • Pool patio area with sun loungers
  • Pool bar area with fridge
  • Outdoor eating/party area with lighting
  • Large courtyard barbecue
  • Garden games room
To the front of the house is a private courtyard, surrounded by the walls of the house and barns. The courtyard is very private and can be a sun trap with lime and chestnut trees providing shelter from the summer sun, and are often nested in during the Spring. All the shuttered doors to the house open onto the courtyard, and a large covered outdoor eating/party area provides a fabulous space for outdoor dining with lighting, outside WC and BBQ.  in the courtyard there is a open well surrounded by local stone. It is possible to see the water at approximately 30m (depending on the water table), there is a secure grill but be warned about keys and mobile phones!
Parc de Ligniere’s unusual feature is that it has a large walled garden measuring 2069 square metres, like a secret park, beyond the gates of the courtyard. There is plenty of play space, swing and trees to climb.  For the sports enthusiasts there is a rowing machine, 2 full size table tennis tables and a badminton net, perfect for those feeling competitive.
There is a large 10m x 5m saltwater swimming pool which has a fence around it and a manual safety cover for added security. The pool has steps down into it and a shallow ledge (depth 1.2m) to it but is deep enough in the centre (2m) to dive into and warm enough to stay in all afternoon. There are wonderful spaces for sitting by the pool, including an outside pool room with covered seating area, poolside bar and fridge.

By Plane, Car, Ferry or Train

Trausse Minervois is very easy to get to as there are several regional airports; Carcassonne, Beziers, and Perpignan and the International airport of Toulouse-Blagnac. There are car hire facilities at all the airports. The house is 25 minutes away from the rail station in Carcassonne.

By Plane

  • Carcassonne airport – 25 minutes
  • Toulouse airport – 90 minutes
  • Beziers airport – 90 minutes
  • Montpellier airport – 2 hours
  • Perpignan – 2 hours

By Train:

  • TGV – The high speed TGV comes to the Languedoc running directly to Toulouse, Narbonne or Bordeaux. From there take the train to Carcassonne.
  • Eurostar – during the summer months, the Eurostar runs to Avignon, only 6 hours direct from London.  It is possible to also catch the Eurostar from Paris.


The Languedoc-Roussillon region is very beautiful with a diversity of landscapes: sandy beaches along the Mediterranean sea, rivers, lakes, Canal du Midi, National Parks and wildlife reserves, vineyards and the Pyrenees Mountains to the south.  Steeped in history, the Languedoc region is one of the most historically interesting regions in Europe from Cathar castles, to medieval abbeys, Pont du Gard and the historic fortified city of Carcassonne.
A Mediterranean pace of life and traditionally French, Languedoc villages are steeped in history and dominated by wine-making and you are likely to find a cave-cooperative in most villages you pass by.