Gite in Languedoc for holiday let - RA005025

3km from Villautou, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RA005025 Advertiser since: 11 October 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Calmont Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our gite Calmont is made up of a well equipped kitchen and dining area leading through to a comfortable lounge. The lounge leads onto the private terrace and bbq area, where you live the alfresco lifestyle whilst relaxing with the stunning views over your own private garden area. You can access the rest of the large gardens and swimming pool from the terrace.

Upstairs there are 2 spacious bedrooms each with en-suite. Both bedrooms can be arranged with either 2 single beds or a super king size bed, offering you maximum flexibility and a great night's sleep.

Both bedrooms have access to their own private balcony where you can watch the sun come up over the rolling hills whilst enjoying a morning coffee.

There is access to wi-fi and English tv channels so you can stay in touch with the world should you so desire.

These are some of the reviews from some of our guests who have stayed in our gite Calmont:

Sara stay in October 2016
We've stayed with Andrew and Jo 3 times and their hospitality and attention to detail has always been beyond compare. They've created beautiful gites and the balcony on this end gite provides perfect views and privacy. We simply can't praise them enough!

Robin stay in July 29016
We wanted a typical French Gite, traditional yet fully equipped with all,the mod cons. We wanted to be slightly off the beaten track but within easy access of good restaurants and supermarket. We wanted to be able to fly relatively inexpensively and be within a short drive of our destination when we landed. The location needed to be within reach of the beautiful Pyrenees , the Mediterranean coast and with good access to the abundant historical sights that are prevalent in this region. To cap it off we wanted a swimming pool and good weather. Well, we got all that , including the sunshine but in addition we got two wonderful hosts . Both Andrew and Jo were so helpful and friendly . Their knowledge of the area and accompanying advice helped us to make the most of our stay. I haven't mentioned yet the scenery. Think of Tuscany mixed with the Nappa valley and a dash of Cotswolds , wonderful. We heartily recommend this property and fully intend to make a return visit Robin and Christine Holt.

Richard staye in April 2016
Just superb in every aspect. Beautifully located and appointed and fantastically welcoming owners with great attention to detail. Don't miss out on the host's cooking if you get the chance. We will definitely return.

Kate stay in October 2015
Along with my husband and two Australian friends we stayed for a week at Polfage, it was a truly lovely break. The gite had everything we needed and the welcome from Andrew and Jo and Jasmine was very warm. The views from Polfages across the French countryside in the morning and evenings was sublime and those images remain with us now we are back in Scotland. It was also a great base from which to tour that part of France. Andrew's local knowledge of places to see and things to do was excellent and made our trip even better. The two dogs were extremely friendly and well trained and fresh eggs from the chickens made for a lovely breakfast. We would highly recommend Polfage for a holiday. Kate and Richard Cairns

Anna stayed in August 2015
From the very first moment, the owners Jo and Andy couldn't do anything more for us. We absolutely loved the rolling hills and beautiful French countryside and every aspect of the house is beautiful. The views are to die for, with mountains to the North and South and fields and farms surrounding this property. We found our three bedroom gite very spacious with everything that we needed. All three bedrooms were large and with three bathrooms we had plenty of room, with very hot, powerful showers in each bathroom (which is always nice after a day in the sun). The beds were extremely comfy, and we had all creature comforts like English TV, DVD, Wifi etc. The pool area was lovely with large grassed areas and we had our own patio with dining chairs and table and barbecue. Jo & Andy helped us to hire and get a bike delivered and as an additional service they offer shopping and cooking (with a very nice pizza oven in the garden - our boys loved the home made pizzas). We felt like we were part of the family with our children helping to feed the goats, hens, cats and dogs and they were always on hand to assist or give advice whenever we asked. There is also a lovely feel to the place, with history and solitude and the perfect place to relax. We had the best time there, and loved visiting the nearby town of Mirepoix which was new to us. We went to Lac de Montbel which is about a 30-40 minute drive and has a beach, pedalo, boats, swimming, cafe etc. and good for the children. Most of the week we had glorious sunshine and there are some very quiet roads that we walked, ran and cycled on nearby. All in all such a brilliant week, would recommend to anyone and are planning to return there in summer 2016. Thanks to Jo & Andy for welcoming us into their home - they are such a wonderful couple. All the gites are furnished to a very high standard and are extremely comfortable and homely. Thanks for everything, the Bartys family

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan

Living rooms

Open plan

Bedrooms

Belcaire has 2 bedrooms that offer our guests either large super kingsize beds or 2 singles. The rooms are large, spacious and well furnished and allow plenty of room to spread out in. Both bedrooms lead onto a private balcony where guest can sit and watch the sun rise over the stunning countryside.

Bathrooms

Each bedroom has its only large en suite with a large shower with great water pressure.

Heating

Electric style wood burning stove

Entertainment

Satellite tv, dvd

Garden and outside

The private terrace leads onto a large garden and pool area with easy access to the countryside by just walking to the end of the garden and then out into the rolling countryside

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking outside the gites

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Clinique Vétérinaire de l'Olivette Adresse : 54 Rue de l'Olivette, 09500 Mirepoix Téléphone :05 61 69 22 42

Activities

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 45 km

Cycling

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Labeda Philippe Impasse Moulinet 09600 Léran France Phone number 05 61 02 69 38
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 45 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: We are only 20 minutes for the vineyards for the Languedoc and all that these up and coming wines offer, 20 km , 15 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Polfages is surrounded by beautiful countryside and there our guest are able to walk free anywhere in the area

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Andrew Frith

We have spent 7 years looking for our dream house and location, now that we have found it we want to offer you in Polfages the chance to enjoy the best standards found in English country cottages with the lifestyle that can only be found in the South of France.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? Polfages is somewhere that my family and I think of as truly special. Every time I walk the dogs or just sitting and take in the views I realizes how lucky we are. From the views that stretch away into the forever distance to the clean pure air that comes from the stunning Pyrenees. Taking the in the silence of the countryside to watching the hawks spiraling upwards into the clear blue sky.
Unique benefits of property Polfages really is where the Mountains meet the Sea and there is a world of things to do in between to suit everyone. At Polfages you really are able to have the best of all worlds. From sitting by the pool relaxing with stunning views and tranquility while recharging your batteries to being able to visit some of the most historic sites, towns and castles in all of France. Learn about the history of the Cathars and how the Canal du Midi was built joining the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. If you would like to include mountains activities in your holiday then the Pyrenees are only 45 minutes away, or in just over an hour you can spend time on the Mediterranean beaches.

The Owner Recommends

Mirepoix

The medieval town of Mirepoix is only 15 minutes away and offer not only the largest market in the region on Monday mornings it also gives a beautiful backdrop to relax and take in the French lifestyle

City Of Carrcasonne

The first signs of settlement in this region have been dated to about 3500 BC, but the hill site of Carsac – a Celtic place-name that has been retained at other sites in the south – became an important trading place in the 6th century BC. The Volcae Tectosages fortified the oppidum.[citation needed]

The folk etymology – involving a châtelaine named Carcas, a ruse ending a siege and the joyous ringing of bells ("Carcas sona") – though memorialized in a neo-Gothic sculpture of Mme. Carcas on a column near the Narbonne Gate, is of modern invention. The name can be derived as an augmentative of the name Carcas.

Carcassonne became strategically identified when Romans fortified the hilltop around 100 BC and eventually made the colonia of Julia Carsaco, later Carcasum (by the process of swapping consonants known as metathesis). The main part of the lower courses of the northern ramparts dates from Gallo-Roman times. In 462 the Romans officially ceded Septimania to the Visigothic king Theodoric II who had held Carcassonne since 453; he built more fortifications at Carcassonne, which was a frontier post on the northern marches: traces of them still stand. Theodoric is thought to have begun the predecessor of the basilica that is now dedicated to Saint Nazaire. In 508 the Visigoths successfully foiled attacks by the Frankish king Clovis. Saracens from Barcelona took Carcassonne in 725, but King Pepin the Short (Pépin le Bref) drove them away in 759-60; though he took most of the south of France, he was unable to penetrate the impregnable fortress of Carcassonne.

Ax-les-Thermes

A beautiful town situated in the Pyrenees. It is a spar town offering visitors the chance to bath in the hot waters of the natural spars that feed the town. 15 minutes further on is the local ski resort where you can enjoy many summer alpine sports.