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Maison Tranquil Lakeside Retreat with heated pool - Maison Tranquil (7 en-suite rooms upto 18 people)

Bedrooms 7
Space 300 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Maison Tranquil (7 en-suite rooms upto 18 people)

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.

About the property


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 heated private gated pool with alarm, petanque court, outside giant chess and jenga; 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.

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Mark Figgins
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

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 Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard

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.

Available Rentals

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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.


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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • water skiing
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Calme, magnifique et exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Une campagne environnante vallonnée, une vue sur un lac paisible, des pièces spacieuses, une décoration digne du magazine "Art & Décoration", de grandes chambres avec salle de bain et WC, une cuisine bien pensée. Voilà Maison Tranquil, magnifique demeure où rien ne manque, à la fois spacieuse et intime où tout est parfait, où les propriétaires savent rester discret. Merci Mark pour votre disponibilité et ce week-end exceptionnel. Ce sera sans hésitation que nous reviendrons. (17 & 18 mars 2018)

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour vos aimables commentaires, ce fut un plaisir de vous accueillir. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt à la Maison Tranquil Mark & Andrea
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A perfect package - space, comfort and elegance

  • 5 of 5

A splendidly located very spacious house with many amenities. It easily accommodated 6 couples in comfort. Everything one needs is there. A really special place to spend a winter getaway. The owners are invisible yet on hand if required: perfect. We shall return in the Summer to take advantage of the great outside spaces, the views, the walks and the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Phillip, firstly for choosing Maison Tranquil to enjoy time with your family and friends - secondly for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! Its lovely to know that our guests enjoy the house in all seasons and we look forward to welcoming you back in the summer. Kind Regards Mark & Andrea
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Wonderful place for reconnecting with family

  • 5 of 5

I can't recommend this beautiful place highly enough. We enjoyed a wonderful week taking in the breathtaking views across the lake, playing in the private pool and making the most of the superb spaces as a family.

The huge handcrafted wooden dining table was perfect for getting together and enjoying our meals, and sunny terrace was perfect for G&Ts before dinner!

The children loved the playroom, outdoors play area and pool. The whole house was superbly well equipped, making the holiday really comfortable as the house was like a home-from-home.

Hosts Mark and Andrea would not have been more helpful - we even enjoyed a massage from the very talented Andrea.

There is loads to do in the surrounding area, but we spent a lot of time enjoying the local countryside, walking round the lake and relaxing in the expansive grounds.

We will definitely be back next year with other families.

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. It was fantastic meeting you all, and it's lovely to hear that you and your family had such an enjoyable time both at the house and together as a family. Safe trip home and look forward to welcoming you all again soon. Mark & Andrea
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Stunning home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Had a brilliant October half term break in this most wonderful house. Great facilities, pool, play area and stunning views. We made pizza,s in the wood fired oven, enjoyed countryside jogs and great weather. Both myself and my wife pre booked massages from the host which certainly took the holiday to another level. “Maison Tranquil” certainly lived up to its name.

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magnifique demeure

  • 5 of 5

Maison tranquil porte très bien son nom, située au calme au bord d'un lac on peut très bien s'y reposer, grande maison où rien ne manque avec magnifique piscine, hôtes très sympa et discret, mais tout en étant à notre service. Située entre Mirepoix et Carcassonne elle offre plein d'activité.

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous holiday Andrea and Mark are amazing hosts - they had even done a shop for us which we had given a list of requirements before we arrived - we were collected from the airport - the gite is gorgeous with wonderful homely touches all around. The views across the lake are idyllic, lots of vineyards to visit, on our hosts recommendation we visited the village of Mirepoix and fell in love with it. We all loved the pool and table tennis, lovely outdoor cooking and eating areas. Carcasonne is lovely and the beach is only an hour away. Would love to come back in the winter and light the big wood burners I bets it's super cosy! Highly recommended - well done x

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.