Lagarde, Occitanie, France

Host: Elizabeth
Published April 24, 2021

Listing closed for this period

General description

  • Main home
1950s detached house on the edge of pretty village with views of mountains and forests. Conservatory and terrace across the front of the house to make the most of the sun, and view of the garden with woods and river beyond. Not posh but comfortable. Woodburner and gas central heating, double glazed, off street parking, no pool but large lake 10 mins drive and river swimming 10 mins walk.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Big garden
  • Vegetable patch
  • A cat
Our cat is getting elderly and spends most of her time in the conservatory including at night, but does like to be indoors if the weather is bad, and also for some company. The pots and veg. garden need watering twice a week and lawn cutting once a week, depending on the weather. Post box will need emptying and we would like to be notified of any bills that come in.

Practical life

  • Village
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
The village is peaceful but friendly, with a mix of French, English and Dutch residents. The chateau has open- air food stalls and music every Saturday night in the summer, and there are also lots of events as well as shops and restaurants in historic Mirepoix, 9kms. away. Wonderful walking and cycling country including the old railway line (10 minutes walk from our house) that is now a walking/cycling path linking Mirepoix with many other towns and villages in the area. Swimming, paddle boarding and other water sports in Lac Montbel, 10 mins. drive away, the Pyrenees mountains are 45 mins. drive, Andorra, the Mediterranean coast 1.5 hours and the Spanish border 2 hours drive.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 5 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Veranda
  • Book library
  • Art and music
  • Fitted kitchen
Two bikes are available to aid exploring. We have hundreds of books on many subjects for when the weather is not good. Gas barbeque for outdoor cooking.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Countryside
  • Beach
  • Museum
The Ariege has stunning mountain scenery, historic towns Foix and Mirepoix, a spa and ski at AX les Thermes and incredible caves in the west of the department. Just over the border into the Aude, you have Carcassonne( 45mins. drive), the Cathar castles, Rennes le Chateau and many other famous and legendary places.

Lagarde, Occitanie, France

09500 Lagarde, France


From Tuesday 2021

To Friday 2021

flexible dates

Though we must leave on the 25th, we are not yet sure of how long we will be away, though it will be all of June and July. Our neighbours will fill in any gap if our sitters can only manage some of that time.




Registered since 20/04/2021

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