Monday, 20 March 2017

Welcome to The Hothouse

   Pool and 'abri de jardin' 


                                              New matching shutters and sky - house re-paint summer 2017

   Please scroll down for prices and information.

As residents of Limoux for over fifteen years, we know quite a bit about the region and have helped several of our guests in their search for a home here. Please enquire if you'd like to know more.

(The deleted comments below were from people trying to sell us polo shirts - not from disgruntled clients . . .)

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Our bed and breakfast

Situated in a peaceful location, our house is within a pleasant ten minute walk of Limoux town centre.

A charming little B and B just outside the town, with characterful rooms, hammocks next to the pool and set in lush surroundings 
The Rough Guide

(No hammocks this year but some comfortable French day beds and an Indonesian 'chaise longue' in their place).)



Tarifs: eighty euros per night per couple, sixty-five for single occupancy.

"'The Hothouse is a quite extraordinary place... hosts, Kate and Mark are as delightful a pair as you can imagine-friendly, curious, funny, artistic..always ready to talk but always busy with an exciting project too. The place is a heaven on earth, without any of the chichi, the garden full of colour, excitement and profusion - paintings and music surround you. K&M are masters of the art of cooking with the seasons, and Mark's cakes are out of this world!

Claire Lyell.


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Our house - your house

Our B and B is situated in a quiet road surrounded by gardens with south-facing views of hills and vineyards.
The house is set in attractive gardens with a good-sized swimming pool, large terrace and various areas for relaxing, reading, tea/wine-drinking etc . . .
Nice reviews on Trip advisor — link to their site to the right, (and our other blogs).

 Pool with hill views

Breakfast on the terrace

Our cosy lounge with wood-burner for winter months. Curl up with a book, or join us to watch a film 

Monday, 22 March 2010


The Hothouse is a real 'chambre d'hôte' in that we only have one 'guest' room.
It is a comfortable  double-bedded (queen size) room with garden view and direct access though the  French windows.
A childs futon can be added to the room if required.

We also have slightly more... rustic accommodation (no bathroom or loo - access main house for the 'facilities') in my writer/artist studio. Sleeps one, two or three (double futon and day bed)

  Artist's studio

Sunday, 21 March 2010


Served on the terrace. Home made bread and hothouse jams, fruits of the season and our own chickens' morning-fresh eggs.

Two of our flock of six chickens (all called Gladys)


                                  Breakfast served in the kitchen in the winter/spring months.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Summer relaxation and winter sports.

Limoux has a mostly mediterranean climate, dry hot summers, and fairly mild winters with the odd very cold snap. Lots of sunshine!

mid-summer vines and pyrenean foothills, near Limoux

And, when it does get cold, (snow in Limoux is fairly exceptional) the town is well situated as a base for skiing, the nearest ski station being just an hour away. The view here is taken from one of our favourite walks up on the hills above the house.