18th century cottage on the village square
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
In the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by orchards and wildflower meadows, our beautifully restored 3 bedroom cottage on the peaceful village square offers you quintessential rural France. Stylishly appointed, family friendly accommodation, the mix of old and new is delightful. Dine to the sound of cowbells on your private roof terrace or in the old square by the church. A ground floor double bedroom with WC leads to a secret courtyard garden, just big enough for a table for 2. A further double room and twin room on the 2nd floor offer privacy to families and friends.
Close to medieval Mirepoix for its lively weekly market and le...Read more
18th century cottage on the village square
Chalabre, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
Our holiday cottage in the South of France is an easy drive from Carcassonne airport (60km) along roads that are quiet even in August. Toulouse is 1.5 hours and Perpignan, Beziers and Montpellier just a bit further, car hire from the aiports. Close to Andorra (tax free shopping) and the Spanish border, Barcelona is 275km. Travel from Paris to Pamiers by train via Toulouse. Medieval Chalabre (3km) is our nearest town for the boulangerie, bars and restaurants. Lots of parking and large garages for motorcycles. Please visit (website: hidden) for more information.
Many tracks and quiet roads lead from the village into the hills, by the forests and lakes, and through historic towns and villages. Cycling is a great way to explore this still relatively undiscovered region. There is bike hire locally and we have maps to lend.The GR7, a path to Spain leads from the back door, though you may prefer one of the numerous circular routes that brings you back in time for lunch French style (i.e. long!) on your private terrace. Wild swimming in the river Hers that flows through the village and Lakes Montbel and Puivert. White water rafting, canoeing, horse riding, fishing, karting and downhill and cross-country skiiing, all within the local area. And if all this requires too much energy, we can arrange painting classes for you with a gallery in Mirepoix and perhaps suggest tours of nearby vineyards.
Deep in the land of the Cathars – ruined chateaux stand on rocky outcrops, testament to the troubled past of southern France. Montsegur, one of the most famous symbols of the Cathar resistance is 20mins from the house. Puivert, 14kms, a cycle ride, Fanjeaux, Bram, Castelnaudary, all an easy drive.
Languedoc is one huge vineyard; Blanquette de Limoux, the region's own fizz, is produced over the hill, we can arrange tastings and tours of the caves.
A packed programme of festivals throughout the year include weekends of music and dance and the summer long classical extravaganza in Carcassonne. The last weekend in August the village is "en fete" - trestle tables are set on the square, fairy lights strung beneath the plane trees and you are invited to a meal "en famille" lasting long into the night.
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Lake nearby, Mountain nearby
Car is not necessary
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- Damage deposit | $207
- Pet | $21
Additional notes from the owner
~ Please visit (website: hidden) for more information
~ No extra charges, taxes and all utilities, crisp white linens, fluffy towels, welcome goodies, all included
~ Free WiFi and lots of free parking
~ Baby equipment on request
~ 20% deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment due 6 weeks prior to your stay
~ Check in from 4pm, check out by 11am, though we will be flexible on this depending on the needs of subsequent guests
~ Changeover days are flexible to accommodate your flights, etc
~ If you prefer not to drive please enquire about airport transfers
~ We will accommodate your pet at a small extra charge
~ Smoking is fine on the terrace and in the courtyard garden
- Local Guides/Maps
- Alarm Clock
- Housekeeping Optional
- Central heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 90 square meters
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