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COTTAGE WITH POOL AND BEAUTIFUL VIEWS IN RURAL AREA, SLEEPS 4, NEAR MIREPOIX

Andy & Ros Morley

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Andy & Ros Morley

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
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COTTAGE WITH POOL AND BEAUTIFUL VIEWS IN RURAL AREA, SLEEPS 4, NEAR MIREPOIX

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Treziers Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

Two bedrooms with shared bathroom, La Borde de l'Hercule is a three storey 19th century house. Treziers is a tiny agricultural village, with few amenities other than a visiting bread van. It is 9kms from Mirepoix, one of the regions most beautiful Bastide towns; a hive of summer activity and with a great Monday morning market. A car is essential, and we have safe, easy parking for you. Look on YouTube and you can see a simple film about the gite; put in La Borde d'Hercule, Tréziers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90iZ0MBpw5E&feature=youtu.be

La Borde de l'Hercule is a comfortably refurbished cottage, adjacent to our own house. With 2 bedrooms, Living Room, Balcony, Dining Room, modern Kitchen, bathroom and outdoor patio & terrace for outdoor eating and relaxing. It is completely private with its own entrances, and access to the 10X4m pool, which is shared with us. The kitchen and bathroom are both well equipped, and the Living Room has a TV, DVD, stereo, comfortable sofas and a highly efficient woodburner for the cooler months. TV reception is variable; Sky News will keep you up-to-date, but BBC and ITV stations are often unavailable. The WiFi will allow you to use ipads or laptops for these however. We are just on the edge of the village, with neighbouring houses some distance away and not overlooking the property in any way. Our large garden, which regularly wins the Aude Fleurie competition in the Gite category, is open for you to explore. We have a large orchard with a host of varied fruit trees (cherries/peaches/plums/apples etc) you can pick from in season as long as you don't let the chickens out! The house is on a quiet lane with only occasional cars.

Both bedrooms are on the top floor. Each has great views

north & south, and are private from each other. Towels for Bathroom and Pool are provided, as is all linen, changed weekly. There is a fan in each room, storage for your clothes, bedside lights etc.

The bathroom is on the floor below the bedrooms, and is adjacent to the Living Room and balcony. It has shower, bath and WC. and a view west that often catches beautiful sunsets. There is an electric shaving point, mirrors and heated towel rail.

The kitchen is next to the dining room, with a rear door out to the terrace. It has a Cooker with electric oven and electric & gas hobs. There is a good size fridge/freezer, dishwasher, double sink, microwave and plenty of plates, bowls, cooking pots etc.There is an Utility room accessible from our terrace next door. We will arrange with you on using the washing machine, and you'll find the rotary washing line tucked away in the garden.

The living room is on the first floor, with windows facing south to the mountains. It has a large sofa and easy chairs, British TV and DVD player. There's a large map of the area, bookshelf, stereo, access to the Balcony and Bathroom and stairs up to beds.

The Balcony has a splendid view over the pool, garden and the range of hills behind us. There is a small table and chairs, and the early morning and evening sun are especially beautiful. The gite now has WiFi access.

You will find the Gite spotlessly clean on arrival. All bedlinen is provided and replaced weekly or when necessary, as are all towels.

The ski resorts of Monts D'Olmes and Shoula are about 45 minutes away, and the more demanding Trois-Domaines, above the lovely Spa town of Ax-les-Thermes is a little further. All have webcams for snow monitoring.The many and varied beaches on the Mediterranean are about an hour's drive away.

Carcassonne airport is 40 minutes away. Toulouse is an easy 80 minutes drive, and further away are Montpelier (2hours) Perpignan (2 hours) or the busy hub of Girona in Spain (3 hours).

The beautiful and busy Bastide town of Mirepoix (just inside the Midi-Pyrenees) is 9kms away. Our nearest bar is in Moulin Neuf (2kms) and other interesting, active palces are Leran (6kms) or Chalabre (9kms). We are 3kms fro the village of Camon, listed in the 'Most Beautiful Villages in France' and with a spectacular Rose festival in late May. The historic town of Carcassonne with its ancient Cité is about 40kms away. It is also great to have a day out in Toulouse, about 80 minutes away.

This area is well known for its Cathar castles, and Montsegur, possibly the most famous shimmers in the middle distance as you look towards the mountains. Other major ones such as Peyrepertuse & Queribus are a little further away and minor ones such as Puivert and the ruin of Lagarde, which is just across the valley, are close by. Mirepoix is the main attraction in this area, with its Monday market, weekly Festivals(marionettes/ceramics/jazz/apple etc) and lots of good restaurants or pizza places. There is a big supermarché on the outskirts, and cafés to sit and watch the world go by. Other good markets are in Lavelanet very local - Friday) and Limoux also Friday). Towards the mountains are several highly visit-able cave systems, with paintings at Niaux or underground rivers at several others; we have the info ready for you. This is an excellent area for walking and other outdoor activities, with horse-riding, white water rafting and cycling being very popular. The Tour de France always seems to come through this region as it leaves the Pyrenees, usually in mid July. We have come to understand why this is such a spectacle for the French, and have enjoyed seeing the rising British cycle stars take on the torturous climbs. Good bikes are available for hire, and the 30km Voie Verte (a converted railway line) passes our door as it goes from Mirepoix, via Chalabre to Lavelanet. The bike hire place is close to Lac Montbel, a large lake where there's good swimming, boating and walking. A little to the north is the canal du Midi which goes from Toulouse via Carcassonne to the Med. There's a large canal basin at Castelnaudary, and the opportunity to eat Cassoulet at source, though maybe not in summer! However, we have often found that guests just want to laze in the garden or by the pool.

During July/August/September Changeover Day is Saturday. We ask guests to vacate the gite, leaving it as tidy as possible, by 10.30am. Arriving guests are asked to come between 4 - 7pm. In other months we are open to other arrival days, so please ask.

'What a fabulous find! The website certainly helped. You have the best of everything here; the gite itself, the tranquil setting of the gardens and the picturesque views wherever you look. The sun follows you round all day'

Brian & Judy (Stourport) 2 Sept - 2 Oct 2013

'Peaceful & relaxing - just what we needed. Would have done more but the pool was just too inviting' Suzanne & Clive (Fyvie) 24 -31 August

'We have had a wonderful week in this amazing part of France. The gite is beautiful and the gardens in full bloom were a huge bonus'

Rich, Georgie, Harry & Rafa (Bristol) 17-24 August 2013

'When we left last year we couldn't get home soon enough to check dates and book another stay - we challenge anyone to find a better gite than this'

Jon & Marie (Bristol) 27 July - 17 August 2013

'What a fantastic time we have had! Sun, a warm pool, wonderful views, beautiful gite & gardens. Our children (4 & 6) loved every minute'

Jense, Renke, Finn & Seb (Belgium) 20-27 July 2013

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andy & Ros Morley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
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About Andy & Ros Morley

Andy & Ros Morley are actively retired, with a large garden and a pool to enjoy. Walking, music and enjoying the busy social life in this area take up a lot of time.

Andy & Ros Morley purchased this cottage in 2006

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Moulin Neuf
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Mirepoix
Car: necessary

This is a beautiful rural area with lots of walks, both nearby or into the Pyrenees, less than an hour away. Mirepoix is an ancient Bastide town with a great Monday market, and other markets nearby are also excellent. We have a pool, but Lac Montbel nearby is good for boating, swimming and walking. Activities like horse riding and cycling are here in lovely surroundings and there are several cave systems to visit, including some with paintings. For children there are activity centres based in woodlands or rivers, plus wildlife centres, medieval displays and more. In summer several villages hold night markets, fun events with food and entertainments. There are lots of restaurants covering a range of prices and cuisines, with dozens in Mirepoix itself.

We have a large garden which is well maintained with regional flowers- iris, rose, day lilies, salvias, sunflowers, etc. In 2014 we again won the Aude Fleurie competition for best gite garden in the Aude. The garden extends down to a fruit filled orchard with our chickens pecking about. Immediately outside of the kitchen door is a large terrace with table & chairs, sunloungers and bbq. Lots of shade for the heat of the day.

The 10x4m pool is a few steps across the grassy lawn and is in full view of the gite. It is heated only by the sun, but reaches 30C in July & August. It has a shallow and deep end - diving allowed! We now have grandchildren who spend part of August with us and at this time of year the pool will be very much shared. We will let people booking in August know what these busier pool dates might be.

At the front of the gite there are steps up to the front door, with ample car parking across the road on a piece of groud that protects our fabulous views. There are chairs and table with sun umbrella here too.

The pool is shared only with us and we swim early and late, and very occasionally may have friends for a bbq and swim. We are on a low ridge and not bothered by mosquitos at all, with sometimes a welcome gentle breeze.

The gite is next door to our house. We aim to be friendly & helpful where needed, but can also leave guests in complete privacy when required.

This area is well known for its Cathar castles, and the wonderful walking around the closest of these Montségur and Roquefixade. There is great walking in the hills close by, and also on the nearby Voie verte, an old railway line beween Mirepoix & Lavelanet, also good for cycling. Mirepoix has a great Monday market, and lots of summer festivals. Every year the wonderful Tour de France comes into or departs from the Pyrenees through this area, and is a regular mid July highlight.

We are close to Carcassonne and its ancient Cité and the Canal du Midi.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €375 Per week

Treziers Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SPRING
Apr 4 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€375
€1,250
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
May 31 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
MIDSUMMER
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€690
 
 
SUMMER
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€880
 
 
AUTUMN
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Treziers Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , outdoor shower
  • Bathroom on floor below bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large singles
  • The bedrooms are adjacent to each other.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Excellent Bike Hire is available, and this is wonderful walking country.

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