Château Tournou le Haut

Tournou le Haut

Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng

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Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng

Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng
Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng

"Tournou le Haut is not just a place to stay...
it's an experience and a credit to the owners".

Tournou le Haut lies in the Languedoc wine region of Southern France, south of the historic Medieval town of Carcassonne, on a hilltop in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It has been lovingly restored and expanded into a modern year-round residence of 7,000 sq.ft, a massive wine cellar with climate control, an infinity pool overlooking the valley, a walled vegetable garden, a 0.8 km private drive guarded by a massive iron gate. And the international airport at Toulouse is only 1hr 15min away.

Tournou Le Haut is maintained year round by a couple who live on site to take care of the grounds and property and can help guests orient themselves to the house and surrounding attractions. The caretakers are experienced and offer a full range of catering services and house keeping services which are available by special request...

The Aude Region stretches from the Mediterranean in the east to Castelnaudary in the west, the Montagne Noire in the north and the Pyrénées in the south. Carcassonne is the capital and the other major centres are Narbonne and Limoux. The Aude is a popular with visitors due to its Mediterranean beaches, lakes, rivers, mountains, vineyards and wineries. Whether you enjoy a relaxed or activity holiday the Aude has something to offer every one of all ages and is an excellent all year round holiday destination.

The Largest Medieval Walled City in Europe Carcassonne is a sight to behold, an entire medieval city, with towers, narrow passages, double walls, and centuries of history. A visit to Carcassonne is like stepping back to the time of knights, troubadors, kings and queens, noblemen and knaves, and of course the church. It was in this region that one of the largest, longest and fiercest battles of the French Crusades took place in the 13th century as the Pope's army tried to capture the city of Carcassonne. They never did; it was taken by trickery and broken promises.

Imagine an 11th Century Chateau (with all modern conveniences) surrounded by vineyards - the views, the wines, the solitude, the history, the seasons, the food!

Castlenaudry – a Canal du Midi town famous for cassoulet – a great local dish of beans, sausage and duck (30 minutes away).


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Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng

Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng

Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng

Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng
Limoux is an easy 13 minute drive from the house and offers all the shopping essential for you to enjoy your stay at Tournou. The medieval streets of Limoux have modern shops while maintaining the simple charm of a traditional southern French town, unspoiled by tourism. The central square, which hosts the weekly market, is ringed with banks, cafes, bars, restaurants and local food shops. There are also a selection of larger supermarkets around Limoux to chose from.

Accomodation Details:

Throughout the interior, modern furnishings abound, from the finest fabrics to handmade solid oak beds, wardrobes, tables and furniture. The "Great Room" has a huge fireplace, leather sofas and comfortable seating areas, all surronded by the warm natural stone of the original structure.

The house consists of six bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms, a large bathroom with tub and shower, two toilets, a spacious fully equipped kitchen with centre island, dining room with a custom made table that seats 12 comfortably, a family room with fireplace and entertainment system with satellite dishes, garage with electric door opener, internet and library with wet bar on the top floor, alarm system, secure wine cellar with climate control, workshop and wood storage.

Equipment and Facilities:

The grounds have an infinity pool, a walled vegetable garden, terraced landscaping, children's play center, automatic lawn sprinkling system, garden lights, BBQ near the pool, large parking area and paved driveway. Gym, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property, Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine.

How to get there:

Carcassonne’s Salvaza Airport is the closest airport to Tournou le Haut and is within an easy 40 minute drive. The International airport at Toulouse (Blagnac) is only 1 hr and 20 minutes away. Other Airports that could be given consideration are Perpignan, Beziers and Gerona and Barcelona in Spain.

Booking conditions:

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Tournou le Haut is available for short or long term rental Tournou le Haut rental rates:
Rates are for one week, change over day is Saturday. Discounts for extended stays available.

Booking conditions and further informations for Château Tournou le Haut... 

Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng

Château Tournou le Haut - Castelreng

Equipments and Services:
  * Kitchen
* Private Parking
* Television satellite
* Dvd player
* Radio, CD, DVD
* Microwave
* Coffee Machine
* Dish-washer
* Washing-machine
* Iron
* Fridge
* Electric kettle
* Linen and towels provided
* Fireplace
* Hair dryer
* Wifi Internet Access
* Garden furniture
* Highchair
* Freezer
* Terrace
* Telephone
* Swimmingpool
Rates and (availability calendar):

05 January to 31 March €2,300
01 April to 30 June €3,800
01 July to 31 August €4,950
01 September to 31 October €3,800
01 November to 14 December €2,300
15 December to 04 January €4,950


Activities Nearby:

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- Rennes le Château
- Château de Puilaurens
- Château de Puivert
- Château de Montségur
- Aude en Pyrénées
- Quillan
- Gincla
- Catha-Rama
- Salicorne - l'Eau Salée de Sougraigne
- Géobiologie
- Pays de Couiza
- Terres-cathares
- Rennes-les-Bains
- Rennes-le-Château - Le site officiel
- Le Château d'Arques
- La Bouichère - Jardin aux Plantes parfumées
- Le Musée des Dinosaures d’Espéraza
- Saint Hilaire
- Alet les Bains
- Limoux
- The Angel Art Sanctuary
- Elevage des biches de Picarel
- Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillets
- Gorges de Galamus
- Grotte de l'Aguzou
- Carcassonne, 'La Cité'
- Carcassonne, la Bastide Saint-Louis
- Dinosaurus museum Esperaza
- Les Aigles de la cité de Carcassonne
- Lac de la Cavayère
- Canal du Midi
- Kangaroo park
- Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
- L'Abbaye de Villelongue (abbaye cistercienne)
- Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses et Villaret.
- Montagne Noir
- Saissac
- Lac du Lampy
- Fanjeaux
- Monastère de Prouilhe
- Montreal
- Castelnaudary
- Bram
- Canal du Midi
- L'Abbaye de Saint-Papoul
- Lac de St-Ferréol
- Lac de la Ganguise
- Labastide d'Anjou
- Toulouse
- Loisirs sportifs, Randonnées, Escalade, Canyoning
- Le seuil de Naurouze et son obélisque
- Montferrand
- Montolieu
- Caunes-Minervois
- Les Marbrières de Caunes
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois
- Grotte de Limousis
- Le Gouffre géant de Cabrespine
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois
- Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
- La Clape
- Terra Vinea
- Narbonne
- Musée Archéologique de Narbonne
- Horreum Romain
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
- Cathedrale de Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur
- Musée Lapidaire
- Maison Natale de Charles Trenet
- Aqua Jet Narbonne
- Narbonne Plage
- La Cité de la Vigne et du Vin
- Abbey of Fontfroide
- Homps
- Musée de Bizanet
- Bages
- St Pierre des Clars
- Ornaisons
- Lézignan-Corbières
- Minervois Region
- Le Canal du Midi
- Amphoralis
- Montagne Noir
- Minerve
- Argens-Minervois
- L'Oulibo - les Olives vertes Lucques de Bize Minervois
- La Curiosité de L'Auriol (Lauriole)
- Pirat Parc - Attraction Park (Gruissan)
- Mirepoix

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Alet Les Bains

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Blanquette de Limoux

Blanquette de Limoux,  Crémant de Limoux, Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale

History tells us that Blanquette de Limoux, the world's first sparkling wine, dates as far back as 1531. At the time, the monks of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Hilaire, near Limoux, were producing a somewhat unusual white wine in their cellars. Inside its glass flask, with a cork top - very rare for wines at this time - it acquired a natural sparkle. This was the forefather of the brut which is tasted today at the world's most prestigious tables. Since they first started cultivating vines, the growers of Limoux have aimed at maintaining the originality of the Blanquette de Limoux growth and developing its quality. The region's surrounding hills protect it from the extremes of the Mediterranean and Atlantic climates, with the area enjoying a microclimate particularly suitable for making quality white wine. The vines classified in the appellation are always planted at the top of southern-facing slopes, giving the best exposure. The soil here is shallow and sparse, full of chalk and stone....


A.O.C. Limoux

Limoux is best known for its sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux. This is reputed to be the oldest sparkling wine in France and dates back to 1531 when Benedictine monks from Saint Hilaire Abbey discovered that the wine they had laid down had fermented and formed bubbles. This was the beginning of Limoux’s bubbly - the Blanquette de Limoux which was the first AOC to be created in the Languedoc area. The process (the locals say) was stolen by Dom Perignon who went on to create ‘champagne‘. however the Limoux sparkling wine is a very high quality champagne substitute and Crémant, which was developed in 1990, has a top class reputation. Now a prestigious event attracting buyers from all over the world, “Toques & Clochers” puts up for auction the most promising barrels of AOC Limoux. A share of the proceeds are then used to finance the renovation of bell towers in surrounding villages. Every year the auction is hosted by one of France’s great chefs popularly referred to as a “Toques”, the traditional white chef’s hat....

   Château Tournou le Haut   

Karine & Patrick Courtin



Tournou le Haut

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Up to 12 sleeps
per week:
2300.00 € to 4950.00 €


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