$181 / night
Total guests, Nights

18th century cottage south of Carcassonne – Home 3715185 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

18th century cottage south of Carcassonne – Home 3715185

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet Friendly

Description from 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 with 2 single beds on the 2nd floor, offer privacy to families and friends.

Close to medieval Mirepoix for its lively weekly market and less than an hour from magnificent Carcassonne. Go "wild" swimming in the warm waters of the lovely lakes of Montbel and Puivert. A great base for walking, cycling, exploring vineyards, Cathar chateaux and pre-historic caves. Lots of parking, free WiFi and welcome goodies, baby equipment on request. Guests are welcome to use the facilities of our B&B next door. Dinner is served every evening, Nick's food has great reviews, traditional French home cooking with a fine dining twist. Just ask if you require gluten or dairy free.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath


  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($210.06) €200.00
Please contact the owner


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Carolyn C.
Calendar last updated:
22 May 2021
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, French





19 reviews

Very Good

“A serene place away from the madding crowd.”

Reviewed 28 May 2014

We REALLY enjoyed our stay at your gite. I speak for my wife & my brother who stayed in the cottage section when I say that we enjoyed the three days we spent in the lovely village of Sonnac Sur l… More

“A friendly and relaxing place to stay”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2013

Carolyn and Nick could not have been more accommodating. We decided not to hire a car and use the cottage as a base for our cycling holiday.Nick provided the airport transfer and a supermarket visit e… More

“Peace and Quiet in the Country”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2013

La Maison Bleue is an oasis of calm in the hamlet of Sonnac sur L'Hers. It is easy to find and delightful to return to each day after touring. The house has lovely outdoor spaces in front of th… More

“Charming place to relax.”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2013

We had only a short stay at Chez Maison Bleue but saw some of the magic of its special location on the picturesque village square (where fortunately the church bells stop ringing over night!). The hou… More

“2 weeks of utter relaxation”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2013

We stayed for two weeks at Chez Maison Bleue, 6 nights in the bed & breakfast and 8 nights in the gite. We took our 3 year old son and 3 month old daughter. The house and gite have been renovated … More

“Beautiful house in a lovely quiet square”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2013

We were a family of 4 (girls aged 14 and 11) and had a lovely relaxing time in the gîte. It is well appointed and spotlessly clean. The lakes, especially Carcassonne Plage, were a good alternati… More

“El placer campestre! Repetiremos seguro!”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2013

La estancia en casa de Carolyn y Nick fue formidable!! Ambos nos cuidaron con una gran amabilidad y esmero para que todo estuviera perfecto! La placita donde se encuentra Chez Maison Bleue es de cuent… More

“Lovely Gite Close to Many Places”

Reviewed 14 Feb 2013

We had a wonderful week at this gite and it was close to everything, including within walking distance of a Tour De France stage. We were also close to other wonderful places like the market of Mirep… More

“Simply Divine! Gritty angel Thumbs Up!”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2013

I knew I wanted to return to this beautiful area in southern France and couldn't have picked a better "home away from home". I rented the cottage for 3 weeks and ended up staying a mont… More

“Home away from home - sout of France”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2013

Nick and Carolyn provided a first class service that made us feel like we were in a home away from home. The cottage is in an idyllic setting in the tiny village of Sonnac-sur-L'Hers, surround… More

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Carolyn (the owner) a message.

If Carolyn (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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