Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 6
|Gîtes de Montcabirol||Self Catering||Flexible||2||6||2||Double sofabed in the lounge|
Dating back several centuries, our gîtes are set in beautiful, secluded gardens around a large enclosed shared swimming pool, providing the perfect setting for couples, families or large group holidays.
Easy access to Carcassonne and Toulouse
Gîtes de Montcabirol is handily located a few minutes by car from Mirepoix. This lively, colourful town is truly enchanting with its central square surrounded by medieval houses, covered walkways, weekly market, numerous shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Mirepoix also provides easy access to Foix, Pamiers, the Pyrénées and the fast roads to Carcassonne, Toulouse and the Mediterranean resorts of Narbonne and Beziers.
A great base to visit top attractions and be active
You can choose to do as little or as much when you stay at Montcabirol. Whether you want to start exploring straight away or simply sit by the pool, unwind and take in the beautiful views, you won’t be disappointed.
The doors open out to a gorgeous, south-facing terrace that overlooks the swimming pool. The terrace is covered with fragrant roses and trailing kiwi fruit plants, which provide ample shade from the sun. Next to the terrace is a sheltered outdoor kitchen, perfect for those long summer evenings.
Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, coffee machine and kettle, dining area seats 8.
A light and spacious open plan living area with a 3 seater sofabed and 2 armchairs, with your home comforts including tv and dvd player, USB point(s), speakers.
Two generous size double bedrooms on the first floor with an adjoining bathroom.
Both bedrooms have space for a cot and the master can also have a single bed or toddler bed added if required.
Large family bathroom on the first floor with separate shower and bath. Wc on ground floor.
Wood-burner in lounge. Gas fires can be provided in the cooler months if required.
Tv, dvd, speaker, boardgames, books and playing cards are provided.
We also have a selection of baby/chid toys.
Please note: that as we do live in a gorgeous rural setting, we currently have a limited phone signal. However, WIFI is available throughout the gardens
The doors open out to a gorgeous, south-facing private terrace that overlooks the swimming pool. The terrace is covered with fragrant roses and trailing kiwi fruit plants, which provide ample shade from the sun. Next to the terrace is a sheltered outdoor kitchen, perfect for those long summer evenings.
We have parking on site.
Suitable for all age groups, please note that both bedrooms and bathroom are on the first floor.
Welcome pack featuring a selection of essentials and local produce to get your holiday off to a great start.
Bbq packs available (ask for details)
Fresh bread, coissants and pastries delivered to your door, upon request.
Babysitting service available
We moved to France in 2018 with our young daughters Effie and Matilda to start a fresh new life away from the busy London lifestyle we were both growing tired of. Renovating and launching Gites de Montcabirol, our three luxury holiday rentals was challenging at times, but it’s incredibly rewarding as it allows us to meet people from around the world and show off this amazing part of France.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||With its breathtaking countryside, views of the Pyrénées and a short drive from the medieval town of Mirepoix with its bustling weekly market, bars and restaurants, Gites de Montcabirol is the ideal location to unwind and explore.|
|Unique benefits of property||Set in its very only hamlet, sit our three individual properties each with their own private terrace. Surrounded by gardens and orchard, our large swimming pool is the perfect location to relax and unwind. We’re located in the heart of the Cathar region so there’s plenty to see and do for every age group.|
Just 15 minutes drive to our local Vineyard
The fortified medieval bastide town of Mirepoix is truly enchanting with its central square – the Place des Couverts – surrounded by medieval houses and covered walkways. There are numerous shops, restaurants, bars and cafes to while away a few hours. The gothic cathedral is classified as a Historic Monument and is well worth a visit.
Market day in Mirepoix is on a Monday and should not be missed.
Lac de Montbel is a popular location for fishing, watersports,cycling and swimming and is located a few minutes drive away.
Located close to Lac de Montbel, they also offer a delivery service of bikes which we are happy to organise.
Nearby is the small but lovely village of Camon, a fortified village which has grown up around a Benedictine Abbey.
If you are feeling energetic you can visit Montsegur, a small village with its castle ruins set high on a rocky hilltop behind the village. The climb is also rewarded by some spectacular views.
To the north is the historic town of Carcassonne, one of the most interesting and impressive medieval towns in France. The medieval fortified Cite de Carcassonne is a World Heritage Site and attracts thousands of tourists. Once inside there is a maze of winding cobbled streets with a range of shops, boutiques and restaurants. A walk along the battlements surrounding the town provides wonderful views.
Ski in winter or walk all year round in the mountains. Our nearest ski resort - Mont d’Olmes - is about an hour away.
From churches, museums and art galleries to designer shops, bars and restaurants, Toulouse has much to offer and is a great place for a day out. "La Ville Rose" is also home to Airbus and the high-tech "Cité de l’Espace".
The town of Foix has lots to offer, including the historic town and the castle which stands on a hill above the town. The best days to visit are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday when the town comes alive with its various markets.
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