La Rougeanne

Moussoulens, Aude
Bed & Breakfast


A quiet retreat with blissful gardens, a pool and charming hosts. You’re close to bastide towns, castles and the Canal du Midi

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

Monique and Paul-André bought this old wine-grower’s estate on the edge of town and carefully restored it inside and out. They look after you beautifully – she has endless energy and adores people, he is quiet and charming. Find an airy guest sitting room, gardens with views to the Pyrenees and luxurious bedrooms.

Breakfast in the orangery, or under the pomegranate trees in summer: pastries, bread, fruit, cheese, homemade cake, jam made by a neighbour. It’s a few minutes’ walk to Moussoulens village for places to eat – there’s a bakery and store too.

Discover hilltop bastides and castles of the Cathars. Carcassonne, nearby, has lively Thursday and Sunday markets. Montolieu, a five-minute drive, has tons of bookshops to browse – the French version of Hay. Cyclists love the Canal du Midi routes.

La Rougeanne - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Hanging out by the infinity pool and in the gardens
  • Visiting historical towns, coast and mountains
  • Eating breakfast in the orangery or garden
La Rougeanne - Gallery

Home truths

  • You have to go out for lunch and supper
  • You’ll need a car to get around

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Closed
Christmas, New Year, 1 November - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants within walking distance

Pricing

Nightly price
from €110
Surcharges
Singles €100-€120. Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night.
3 Doubles
From €110
1 Twin
From €110
1 Family room for 4
From €110

Reviews

I fully recommend this place in terms of the quality of the accommodation and facilities offered as well as the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. It is in a village which is well-placed for access to various activities and sites of historical interest.

Roslyn, Sawday's inspector

Great stay in this lovely elegant house. Splendid views, fine pool, and our hosts prepared a special birthday dinner. Very French and we shall definitely go again

Jeremy

Such a beautiful place. The host were wonderful, helpful and friendly. The rooms were amazing as are the grounds...infinity pool and gardens! A quiet village and great starting point for drives around the countryside with plenty of beautiful villages and town to explore. Couldnt recommend more highly! Rohan & Milly

Rohan

Read more reviews Down arrow

Location

The neighbourhood

There’s much to do here: the book village Montolieu holds a monthly Sunday market; there are Cathars castles and Benedictine abbeys within easy reach; UNESCO heritage sites Carcassonne (14km) with its covered food market - Les Halles - and walking, cycling and boat trips on the Canal du Midi. The Mediterranean coast is a 45-minute drive and 1.5 hours will get you to the Pyrenees.

Local points of interest from Monique & Paul-André Glorieux

  • Canal du Midi.
  • The medieval city of Carcassonne (10km).
  • Montolieu - the 'village of books'. There is a book market every third Sunday of the month.
  • Cathar town of Minerve.
  • The abbey of Fontfroide - a former Cistercian monastery.
  • Cathar castles: Lastours, Peyrepertuse, Quéribus, Montségur, Puylaurens, Saissac

Introducing

Monique & Paul-André Glorieux

Monique and Paul-André, originally from Paris, bought the property as a wreck many years ago and embarked on a huge restoration project. They have been welcoming guests for almost 15 years. Monique has a way with interiors and is also a musician – there is a lovely grand piano in one of the sitting rooms.