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
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
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