Le Domaine du Colombier, Pennautier.

Welcome to 'Le Domaine', a large property with lovely grounds, an exclusive swimming-pool 11x5ms, secure parking,wifi. It enjoys complete privacy, yet it is on the edge of the village and an easy walk to the shops. It offers lots of space inside and out. Comfortable, convenient and relaxing.

Le Domaine has been hugely popular since we acquired it a few years ago. Visitors like it because its large walled garden makes it private and not overlooked. They like it for its proximity to the village shops - a 5-minute walk to the baker, butcher, general store, pizza carry-out, bar, good restaurant etc., even the village theatre. They like the south-facing grounds and copse with their views over the village towards the Corbieres and the Pyrenees. They like the large rooms and the well-equipped kitchen.

The exclusive swimming-pool is the big attraction with its special paddling area and wide patio. You will have two living-rooms to choose from. The bedrooms are spacious with good storage - we don't go in for bunk-beds or sofa-beds. Two or three cars can be parked in the secure garage. Carcassonne is an easy bus-ride away, a truly spectacular 'must'! 

The autoroute access is 3 miles away, so you can get to the Mediterranean or Toulouse very quickly. Take a boat trip on the Canal du Midi with your hamper and chilled white wine - idyllic! Explore the many Cathar castles in the area, the huge caves, the little Minervois villages, the Montagne Noire and the Corbieres hills, the good shops in Carcassonne. Or simply relax in your lounger or on the hammock by the pool, read one of the hundreds of books in the house, enjoy the best of French cuisine, the markets, the jumble-sales - oh to be there now as a write this in less-than-sunny Glasgow!