Domaine de Pinsaguel

Welcome to Domaine de Pinsaguel, I'm your host Beate Banyard and I wish you a pleasant stay in our fabulous region. The property is nested in the middle of the Natura 2000's Malepère region — a nature protected area by the European Union. The accommodations are fully furnished to a high standard so you and your family can have an unforgettable stay in Occitanie.

Beate Banyard


The Cottage

The Cottage can accommodate up to 8 people and is ideal for families. It's spread over 3 floors. The whole cottage consists of a kitchen/dinning-room, two living rooms (one with sofa bed) and three ensuite bedrooms, with an extra toilet on the ground floor.
Learn more about the Cottage.

View of the court yard

The Barn

The Barn can accommodate up to four people and consists of an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, an ensuite master bedroom, and a mezzanine.
Learn more about the Barn.

Barn interior

Common Facilities

These facilities are shared between both accommodations and ourselves.

Swimming pool

The swimming pool is 12×6 meters plus Roman steps and conforms to French safety regulations. About half is only 1 m in depth, making it ideal for children to play in the pool with the large selection of pool toys available at your disposal. Sun-loungers are also available for you to use and relax. The swimming pool is open from morning until late depending on the weather.

Inside the park there is a playground area with a sandpit, a slide and swings!

Two palm trees A sandpit in the foreground, with a slide and swings in the background
Our terrain de boule

A ‘terrain de boule’ with boules are available for you to try the typical southern French pastime of ‘pétanque’.

Off-street Parking is available.
High-speed internet is provided as free Wi-Fi.

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Nearby sites and activities

  • Mediterranean sea and beaches: 60 minutes
  • Lake with beach (lifeguards): 20 minutes
  • The Pyrenees: 60 minutes
  • Ski slopes: 60 minutes
  • Hiking paths: within 5 minutes
  • Canal du Midi: 10 minutes
    • Fishing
    • Boat trips
  • Butcher, Baker, Green grocer: in the village 5 minutes
  • Supermarket: 15 minutes
  • Restaurants: from 5 minutes
  • Vineyards: from 5 minutes

Approximate distance to nearby cities

  • Carcassonne: 20 km
  • Mirepoix: 30 km
  • Toulouse: 80 km
  • Montpellier: 190 km
  • Perpignan: 140 km
  • Spain: 170 km
  • Barcelona: 330 km
  • Andorra: 160 km
  • Marseilles: 340 km
1 carcassonne aerial 2016
Cité de Carcassonne, shot by Chensiyuan [CC BY-SA]
Platanes du Canal du Midi
Canal du Midi, shot by Honmico [CC BY-SA]
Lastours - Châteaux - JPG1
Lastour castles, shot by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT [CC BY-SA]

What people said about us

(Extracts of our guest book)

We recommend a visit to La Cité, Carcassonne, plenty of places to eat. The market at Mirepoix on Monday is great, the town is lovely. If feeling energetic hire bikes at Port de Bram and cycle along the Canal du Midi, it is shaded by the trees + is a lovely ride and flat!! It is advisable to book in advance (they speak english). We recommend Le Rotonde in Carcassonne, near the Canal du Midi for a good meal, try the ostrich. The restaurant of the Hotel d’Arcade at Limoux, off the main square is also worth a visit. We had a great time

Richard, Helen, Hannah + Sara Kendall

Our second time here and a fantastic holiday yet again. Beate, Francis + George are great hosts and the place is so well kept. It remains one of the best appointed places we have stayed at in many years of coming to France.

There is so much to do around here. Our best bits:

  • Chateau de Montsegur — not for the faint hearted!
  • Gorges de Calamus - canyoning or just walking the gorge; either way a great visit.
  • Abbay de Fontfroide — been a few times, but this time walked up the hill to the cross. A spectacular view awaits.
  • Gruissan Plage (nr Narbonne). A really nice beach for children with shallow water for a good way out. Just watch out for Jelly Fish!

Or just staying here and having a glass by the pool is highly recommended!! Thanks again Beate, Francis & George.

Charles, Fiona & Nathan (S. Wales)

Thank you very much for an amazing holiday. You have such a beautiful home. The children have loved playing in your garden trying lots of new sports (archery and boules), swimming in the pool and playing hide and seek. Beate and Francis were fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome.

As others have said the barn is very well located. Some of the places we have visited

  • Franqui and Gruissan Plage - both ideal for children.
  • Mirepoix - Market had lots of lovely stalls.
  • Chateau de Montsegur - is quite a climb to the top but well worth it for the views.

We will recommend to our friends and family and hope to visit again in the future.

Thank you

Ria, Paul, Olivia and Thomas xxxx

Staying with us

Minimum three nights flexible arrival dates, discounted weekly prices. For prices and availabilities contact Beate Banyard by phone: +33 6 85 44 40 19 or by email at
Prices are all-inclusive with linens, etc.

How to come to Pinsaguel

Ryanair has flights to Carcassonne from London, Dublin, Brussels and more. Located just 15 minutes from our village.
Toulouse international airport is served by all major and low cost airlines, and is only one hour by car.

We are located 3 km from the village of Montreal:
Domaine de Pinsaguel
11290 Montreal