The Danen family happily welcome you into their home, a former winemaker’s house dating from the 18th century in an unspoilt area of France. The views here are spectacular: over rolling countryside and woods with Carcassonne, the Pyrenees and Corbières mountains in the distance.
The big living room has a fireplace, tapestries on the walls, antique furniture and a terrace for breakfast. Dinner is so good locals come to join in: veg from the garden, everything locally sourced, no menu – just what’s fresh and tasty in the market that day, accompanied by Malepère wines.
Take a dip in the pool or Jacuzzi and play tennis or billiards; settle into an armchair and read next to the fireplace. Ask about hiking, cycling or horseback riding in the area; the UNESCO heritage sites of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi are just 15 minutes’ drive away.