'Le Village' Maison de Maitre
From $129 / night
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Charming old "Maison de Maitre" in the small, quiet village Peyrefitte-du-Razes (Aude), 25 miles SW Carcassonne airport. In the heart of the beautiful, enchanting Cathar country, including nearby Rennes-le-Chateau and Montsegur castle ruins. The nearest market towns are medieval Mirepoix, and Limoux. Nearby Lac Montbel for swimming, sailing, canoeing etc. 1 1/2 hours to the Mediterranean. Wonderful countryside for cycling, hiking, picnics and painting. Environmental science maps show that this corner of France has the cleanest air in Europe!
The property is facing green hills and has a large furnished terrace shaded by white roses and...Read more
'Le Village' Maison de Maitre
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
The village of Peyrefitte-du-Razès has 35 permanent inhabitants. In the summertime many of their children and grandchildren come and visit. Our nearest neighbour is an old shepherd, who until last year took his few goats and sheep up the hills every morning.
There are two nearby lakes with beaches where the children in our village go for fun and swimming: Lac Montbel at Léran and a smaller lake at Puivert, both set in beautiful Pyrenées scenery. Léran also has a beautiful castle in the village, and Puivert is famous for its medieval Cathar castle ruin (featured in the film The Ninth Gate).
Cultural activities are frequent in many of the surrounding towns and villages in the departments of Aude and Ariège, with concerts of classical and modern music. Several medieval and other festivals also take place and every village has its own local festivity. In Peyrefitte-du-Razés, the Fête du Village takes place the third weekend of August with lots of fun and games and a joint dinner-dance for everyone in the village square.
Three times a week mobile shops visit the village selling fresh bread, me
at and groceries, a very important social event when the villagers gather around the van to chat. Monday morning is the charming local market in the unique medieval town of Mirepoix, which also features pony rides, a merry-go-round and other children's activities. Every Wednesday a bus leaves Mirepoix for tax free shopping in Pas de la Casa in Andorra.
Spas: Alet les Bains (mineral water pool) 25 km,
Rennes-les-Bains (hot source water pool) 40 km;
Recreational lake: Lac Montbel 18km, Lac Puivert 20 km.
Supermarket/shops: Belveze 7 km, Mirepoix 12 km
Town: Mirepoix 14 km, Limoux 19 km, Carcassone 40 km
Train station: Pamiers 30 km
Petrol station: Esso Mirepoix 12 km
Major supermarket: Leclerc in Limoux 19 km, Super-U in Mirepoix 14 km
Hospital: Lavelanet 30 km. Carcassonne 40 km
Market: Mirepoix, Monday morning and summer Thursdays; Limoux, Friday morning
Airport: Carcassonne 40 km. Toulouse 100km (Bus service to Mirepoix).
Tourist information Offices:
Mirepoix: Place Marechal Leclerc, phone: 0561688376
Limoux: Office du Tourisme, B.P.5 Promenade du Tivoli, 11303 Limoux cedex
Phone: 04 68 31 11 82; Fax: 04 68 31 87 14
Domaine de Gayda, Brugairolles, a gourmet restaurant set in a winery and vineyard.
Relais de Château, Mirepoix, hotel/restaurant in one of the town's oldest mansions.
La Bergerie, Aragon 50 km (one star in Guide Michelin)
Les Remparts, Mirepoix, Phone: 0561681215
Brasserie Llobet, Mirepoix, Phone: 0561694434
Hotel Moderne & Pigeon, Limoux, Phone: 04-68-31-00-25
Maison de la Blanquette, Limoux, Phone: 04-68-31-01-63
Water colour painting courses:
Atelier D’Aquarelle, Jacqueline Baby Mirepoix phone 0561695541
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Rural retreats
Last updated on August 22, 2013
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- Damage deposit | $129
- A/C or climate control
- Housekeeping Optional
- Alarm Clock
- Local Guides/Maps
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 200 square meters