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Mark Figgins

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Maison Tranquil - Country House With Stunning Lake Views In A Magical Setting - Maison Tranquil (7 en-suite rooms upto 18 people)

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard holiday chateau / country house

Maison Tranquil - Country House nr. Carcassonne - Family Friendly Haven of Tranquility Close To Carcassonne; 7 en-suite rooms; private pool

Maison Tranquil is a spacious country house with stunning lake views. Light, airy and comfortable living spaces. Large dining room features a 4m long dining table with open fireplace, large kitchen with dining area with direct access to the terraces with stunning views. Air conditioning in the summer if needed, and centrally heated bedrooms and open fireplace and wood burners in the lounges to keep you warm in the winter. Outside the 3.5 acres of grounds host a private gated pool with alarm, petanque court, 3 acres of lawns, children's play area, secure parking for 6 cars. Chef/daily maid service available on request. Contact us for detailed quotes.

Book now for Christmas and New Year! Situated close to the historic UNESCO medieval walled city of Carcassonne, with its easy access to it's numerous airport connections via Carcassonne, Toulouse, Beziers or Girona. In the heart of the Razes vineyards and just 20 minutes to Mirepoix & Limoux with their stunning markets. Whilst a rural country house, local shops & restaurants all within easy access.

Details for Maison Tranquil (7 en-suite rooms upto 18 people) 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, 7 Bathrooms

5 ensuite bedrooms off a galleried hallway

Bedrooms 6 and 7 on the ground floor also with private bathrooms.

Suitable for mobility impaired guests with ground floor bedrooms leading to communal areas and outside terrace with no steps.

  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark Figgins (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Mark Figgins

We are a young, happy, healthy couple from the UK. After years of soul searching and globe-trotting we have settled in the beautiful Languedoc-Rousillon region of South East France. With a wealth of hospitality experiences from various industries between us, notably as an established luxury yacht charter couple, we provide elegantly casual service to a high standard. In addition to her abilities as an experienced charter chef, Andrea is a qualified Aromatherapist and masseuse able to provide a number of treatments from the spa in the annex to the house. Mark has a drive for the out door life, and we aim to provide, or at the very least point you in the right direction when it comes to all the local activities from mountain biking to kite surfing and much more...

Why Mark Figgins chose Aude

The house just leapt out at us as a haven or tranquillity and calm from the first instant we walked in. Stunning lake views, surrounded by radiant countryside you can't but help relax in the house and grounds.

We absolutely love the area. For us Carcassonne airport is both close by and very easy to use, has that 'rustic' island style to it! We are just an hour from skiing in the mountains or kite surfing the beautiful beaches on the coast. We regularly visit daily local markets for fresh fruit and vegetables, or just to soak up the atmosphere over a coffee. Truly loving our life choice in this beautiful region of France.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The property is ideally located in the heart of the Languedoc. We provide pool towels and so you can travel light and make the most of the beautiful local lakes and beaches. For those who enjoy a more active holiday, you can take advantage of white water rafting, canoeing, kite surfing and dune sailing, sailing & skiing all within an hour. If you are looking for great food and relaxation in the comfort of the villa, we can also provide catering and massages by the pool. Just ask for information when booking.


based on 9 traveller reviews

Maison Tranquil (7 en-suite rooms upto 18 people)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic well equipped property in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion at Maison Tranquil was perfect with excellent accommodation, plenty of equipment for self catering and plenty to explore around the villa. Great old railway routes nearby for cycling, walks around the lake and vineyards and historic towns a short drive away. After exploring the area it was great to get back to the beautiful property and pool to relax. Our hosts,who were very helpful and friendly, cooked an amazing meal for our final evening. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family holiday at Maison Tranquil!

  • 5 of 5

Maison Tranquil is such a beautiful, homely and peaceful place to stay that it was impossible not to relax and unwind which was just what we had all been so looking forward to. We received a warm welcome from Mark & Andrea. The spacious property was extremely well equipped and clean. We enjoyed a couple of days out and about taking in the local landscape and villages. And we especially enjoyed our lively day at Carcasonne Plage - the children were in their element (us adults had a bit of a blast too!). We will treasure many happy family memories lounging by the pool and all eating together around the table on the terrace during the warm evenings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely and relaxing holiday at Tranquil Maison. The house is lovely and is very well equipped, the lake and its surroundings are amazing. We visited some lovely towns and also Carcassonne Castle which we all enjoyed. We are hoping to go back to Tranquil next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback. Glad you had such a fabulous week, great to meet you and your lovely families. Look forward to seeing you all again soon. Take care ! M&A
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  • 5 of 5

Une maison magnifique ou l'on a passé un formidable week-end entre amis.

Un propriétaire très sympathique! On est rentré hier et on parle déjà d'y retourner.....

Merci pour ce moment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Parfait! What more needs to be said.......

  • 5 of 5

There is something quite beautiful about travelling. Just when you think you've seen it all, that next 'thing' around the corner trumps all that you've seen. This was it. Beautiful location. Beautiful people. Beautiful food and service, but it was all beautifully effortless. And that was the winning card! All down to Andrea and Mark. Well done and thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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The perfect venue!

  • 5 of 5

We can't give enough praise for this gorgeous and homely retreat. The setting is utterly stunning and was the perfect venue for our wedding. Mark and Andrea were so helpful and friendly and helped us with our plans -without them the wedding would have been stressful. We had fantastic catering on the day and a lovely BBQ which Mark cooked for us (even with a demanding 6 year old on his heels!)

We would highly recommend Maison Tranquil to anyone without hesitation and we hope to return one day. We loved every minute.

Thanks once again to Mark and Andrea.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and your families, especially being able to assist and help you with your special day at Maison Tranquil. All the best to you both for the future and hopefully see you all again soon !
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Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Chene Vert - Belveze du Razes
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Dining available at the house
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Carcassonne Plage (Lake)
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The house also operates as a retreat out of season hosting a variety of courses ranging from cycling breaks, yoga & detox retreats, painting, and hosts writing & cookery courses. All fully catered and hosted by qualified guest instructors. Andrea is a qualified masseuse and aromatherapist should you simply require a relaxing massage by the pool....


'Carcassonne Plage' is a fantastic family day out with inflatable water park on the lake surrounded by lovely beaches and nature trails, for the more adventurous zip lining through the trees ! Just 40 mins from the house. Pack lunches on offer for your day out. Lac St Ferriol at Revel is also 45mins.

Narbonne Plage is a 1 hr drive from the house, with its golden beaches and Gruissan marina. This area also boasts Frances flagship water sports centres teaching windsurfing, kitesurfing and more.


Direct flights available to Carcassonne from numerous UK airports. The nearest airport is Carcassonne (Salvaza) - 40mins, Toulouse (Blagnac) - 55mins, Beziers and Perpignan - 1hr 30mins. Girona - 2hrs 30mins. Carcassonne train station also easily accessible. Car hire is essential to fully experience the region and all it has to offer, easily available from all airports.


Belveze Du Razes 7km.

Limoux & Mirepoix 17km

Canal du Midi, Bram 20km.

La Cite, Carcassonne 39km.

Toulouse 90km.

Gruissan Plage (nearest Mediterranean beach) - 100km / 1hr.

Ax-les-Thermes (nearest Ski station) 90km / 1 hr.

Further Details:

Situated in the heart of the sleepy Languedoc countryside & surrounded by some of the best vineyards of the region. Nestled just 40mins from Carcassonne, and its walled Unesco world heritage site, and 20mins to the beautiful towns of Mirepoix or Limoux.

Carcassonne has great shopping, with markets on a Wednesday and Saturday, with La Cite boasting some fabulous restaurants. Toulouse is just 50mins away, and Montpellier 1.5 hours.

Local markets available almost daily with all the atmosphere and amazing fresh produce. Boulangerie, farm shop, pharmacy and supermarket are all within a 5-10min drive of the village.

Local restaurants and bars are available in the two closest main villages of Belveze and Montreal, both 5km away. With some fabulous local wine domains offering a more indulgent experience. Or just soak up the calm and tranquillity of rural France lounging by the pool, or in one of the hammock chairs.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 15
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
Rate 16
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Rate 17
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$502
Pet Fee A$0
Tax Rate 25.0%

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day preferred in high season.
Will try to accommodate individual requests, can be more flexible out of peak season.

Notes on prices:
Discounted rates are available for smaller groups.
The house is also available for long term rentals out of season.
Price inclusive of all taxes, cleaning charges, linens, towels etc.
There is a small surcharge for any wood for the fires in winter months.

Please contact us for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for Maison Tranquil (7 en-suite rooms upto 18 people) in Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard, France

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower)
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 single bed , Single beds (can be made up as king bed) with bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double bed
  • All bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Calm, tranquil country house with stunning lake views, large airy communal areas for all to enjoy. Private terraces, secluded gardens, private gated child friendly pool and shaded pool house, kids play area. Secure private parking for 6 cars. Catering and massage in the luxury of your holiday villa available by prior arrangement. Outside: Mature private gardens and lawns on a 3.5 acre plot with private gated pool, and shaded pool house with views to the lake. Terrace leading off the kitchen for easily accessible alfresco dining. Additional dining area under the shaded pergola by the petanque court. Kids play area and numerous toys. Mountain bikes available to guests free of charge, other bike rental possible locally.