|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Town house in medieval bastide town of Mirepoix situated between Carcassonne, Foix and Toulouse at the foot of the Ariege Pyrenees. Mirepoix is a beautiful preserved bastide town in France. It is approx 45 minutes from Carcassonne airport which has budget flights to the UK, Portugal and Belgium and 60 minutes from Toulouse Airport with national and international flights.
This totally restored luxury town house is a few steps from the magnificent central square of Mirepoix where you can admire the colorful half timbered houses supported on medieval wooden pillars which create a superb covered arcade under which you can enjoy your morning coffee, a drink or a meal at one of the many bars and restaurants.
The spacious house is well appointed and equipped. On the ground floor there is a large fully equipped kitchen dining room with oven, microwave and dishwasher. Everything you could need to dine in style is provided and, as well as central heating, there is an open fire for winter nights. In summer there is a small courtyard garden fully equipped including BBQ. The garden is a wonderful spot to dine, sunbathe or read and seems a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the main square. The sitting room is comfortably furnished and has satellite television and a DVD machine. There is also a large supply of films and TV series on DVD. There is Wi-Fi available.
On the first floor there are two large, well furnished bedrooms. One has a king bed and the other has a twin bed. There is a full bathroom with bath, separate shower and toilet on the first floor ensuite with the masterbedroom and a second full bathroom with shower and toilet ensuite with the other room. The third bedroom with twin beds is on the second floor.Ample towels and linen for all six beds are provided.
The house is nearby the historic centre of Mirepoix so cars have to be parked in the free parking around the house but you can drive to the front of the house for unloading etc. You can also reserve a parking space in the garage of the Hotel Relais Royal (€25.- per day)
Mirepoix is a beautiful, lively, small town whose magnificent Cathedral has the second widest nave in Europe. The hectic Monday morning market covers the main square and the surrounding streets and attracts visitors from miles around. There is also a small produce market on a Thursday. The town is equipped with 2 supermarkets, a large one on the outskirts of town.(Still only a five minute walk from the house)and a smaller one on the edge of the historic centre and a 2 minute walk from the house. There are numerous bakers' and butchers' shops all steps away from the house.
Mirepoix is well supplied with bars for morning coffee or sunset drinks and has at least 10 restaurants within a couple of minutes walk from the house. They range from cafes through family bistros to up market gourmet restaurants. At all of them you will be able to sample the delicious local wines at bargain prices. In the summer there are fairs and events taking place in the square most weekends. Mirepoix is a lively, sociable place.
The countryside around Mirepoix offers limitless opportunities for exploration of the regions Cathare past from the austere magnificence of the castle at Foix and the beautifully restored Carcassone to the Abbey Fontfroid and the many ruins and properties under restoration such as Chateau de Lagarde. Lac Montbel provides swimming and boating opportunities for families and the nearby caves with prehistoric paintings can be visited by appointment. In fact, there is something to interest everyone!
Within easy driving distance are the beaches at Narbonne and cosmopolitan Toulouse. Further a field there is the splendour of the Pyrenees and Andorre and with 2 to 3 hours drive, over the border into Spain, Gerona and Barcelona. In winter the nearest ski resorts at Mont D'Olmes and Ax Les Thermes are under an hour's drive away.
In the warmth of summer or crisp chill of winter you can enjoy this peaceful, undiscovered part of France. Beautiful scenery, places of interest, fine food, inexpensive wines and friendly locals make for a memorable vacation.
During your stay you can use all the facilities of the Hotel Relais & Chateaux Relais Royal. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner in their restaurant. The use of their swimmingpool is free of charge.
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We are the owners of the Hotel Relais & Chateaux Relais Royal in Mirepoix and we are going to rent out this house in the centre of Mirepoix. All facilities of the hotel can be used.
Gerwin Rutten purchased this house in 2007
We live here in this house ourselves and we decided to buy another house in Mirepoix
Mirepoix is great. The location is fantastic, you can visit, do and see a lot in the region.
The house is a delightful, airy and well laid out house a 5 minute walk from the famous Bastide (town square), with two great boulangeries and a number of interesting cafés and restaurants. The courtyard is always quiet and the kitchen is quite functional for a family of 6. The bathrooms are excellent and top quality throughout. We were there two weeks, during which time the apartment was cleaned at least twice, with fresh linen each time. We felt really welcomed and has one of the best vacations in a while. The street in front can be noisy, but with double insulated windows throughout that was never an issue. The house was quite cool, even on the hottest days! I highly recommend it.
Our group of three couples enjoyed this house very much. The weather was a bit wetter and cooler than we expected (unusually so we were repeatedly told by villagers) but the house was the perfect place to return to at the end of a day out bush walking or visiting other towns in the region. It was warm, dry and very comfortable. Mirepoix is a delightful town and the Monday market is an event not to be missed.
Our family of 4 rented this house for 2 weeks in June. The house was clean, quiet and had everything (and more) than we needed. The house has a lot of character and original features which make it interesting to stay in. It was great having the owner close by at the hotel if you needed anything - he also allowed use of his pool there which is small but a pleasant distraction for children. Staff came and changed sheets and towels which was an extra bonus. Mirepoix is a great base for exploring the area of beautiful villages close by. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the area.
Absolutely loved this house and location. It was ideal for touring the Lanquedoc-Rousillon area. The host was amazingly helpful and always available to drop everything and answer questions for us. Love the patio, perfect spot for breakfast and wine and pate after a busy day of touring around! The kitchen is amazing. Large bedrooms with plenty of space. I'd love to stay here more often! The pictures show the property perfectly. It does face a busy street but once inside, the traffic noise is negligible due to the shutters and the insulated windows. Loved shopping on Market day in Mirepoix. and the Patisserie shop (2 of them) and many, many choices for restaurants make this a great location. Close to Carcassone and Foix, many other Mediaval towns and hiking or biking in the south.
I couldn't have been happier with the house and area. Mirepoix was a terrific area, and perfect for three women traveling together. We had three bedrooms 2 full bathrooms and a powder room off the kitchen.
Our hosts couldn't have been nicer. Since they own a hotel in town they had staff come on Thursdays and Sundays to clean up and on Thursdays to change to the linens and towels. That was great. We went on a trip and forgot to turn down the heat and we received a gentle reminder from Gerwin to please remember to do so in the future. There were several celebrations in the town square plus the weekly huge market. We got several meals at the market, i.e., paella. We drove around a lot. There are plenty of climbing opportunities in the area, Blanchette to be drunk, moules frites to be eaten, and a great deal of fun to be had. The house is a super base to return to each night, we know...we did.
Gerwin and Roger were so nice, there was wine and cheese when we got there. And one of our companions had just retired and a board member and staff arranged with Gerwin to have a bouquet of flowers and wine and cheese to arrive a day later. That was so nice of him to arrange for her.
I stayed here twice over the summer of 2012 (once for 2 weeks and another time for a bit over 6 weeks) and would definitely stay here again any time I return to Mirepoix. This home is so charming! It's equipped with just about anything you might need for your vacation stay. The description and photos are 100% accurate.
The owners of this house own the finest local hotel and so, being in the service industry, they know how to treat guests. You have wine and snacks stocked in the kitchen on your arrival. The owners are available for everything from dropping by with batteries for the remote control to providing concierge services (they helped me arrange a tutor during my stay, printed the occasional document for me, and even rec'd packages for me.). They even send hotel staff to clean the house twice per week, including changing the linens and towels, etc. Wow... I just don't think you will get this level of service in any other home rental.
They make all of the hotel amenities available to you as well - so poolside drinks are sometimes in order. But, honestly, the home is so wonderful that I just don't ever want to decamp to the hotel for drinks. The house offers a lovely patio garden for that!
I see the homeowner & their sweet labrador Toupie around town frequently and they are always cheerful and friendly and ready to offer advice about day trips or what's going on in this lively little town.
And speaking of Mirepoix - I knew nothing about Mirepoix before arriving, except that it was a medieval bastide town. I just took a chance on it. The VRBO listing for this house said that there were festivals just about every weekend. I thought it quite likely that this was a bit of an exaggeration. But no, it's true: this town is lively for such a tiny little place. There are markets and festivals and shows and concerts constantly... What a wonderful surprise. And it's very close to the mountains for awesome hiking. I just loved it here.
My favorite things about this house: The owners and their attention to guest services; the sun-drenched kitchen, which became my favorite place to hang out and work (I tele-commuted while here); the magnificent staircase; the little garden patio which was airy and had just the right amount of shade).
My only complaints about this house: The front sitting room (which we almost never used anyway) smelled of cigarette smoke; the street noise was a bit bothersome in the front bedroom.
This 3 story house is every bit as beautiful as it is in the photos, and it has everything you need. But beyond the beauty of the house itself, we have been so impressed with the hospitality of the owners. They own the best hotel in town and know how to treat their guests. We arrived to fresh white linens on the beds, hotel toiletries in the bathroom (shampoo, conditioner, etc), two bottles of wine, and a baguette and cheese (just what we needed after a long day of travel). My favorite spot in the house is the kitchen, with its lovely fireplace, large wooden table, and comfortable easy chairs. I enjoy taking my morning coffee while the sunlight streams through the windows from the private courtyard.
The town of Mirepoix is about as charming as it gets. Festivals, and concerts, and the local market complete the atmosphere here. I am a runner and was delighted to even find a a jogging path near the river and another through the nearby farmlands of wheat, sunflowers, and a few other crops I don’t recognize. Mirepoix is also well situated to access other adventures in the region, such as hiking, canoeing, shopping, and outdoor concerts.
After only 2 days in the house, we started thinking about when we can come back. Or, I may have to take up permanent residence... Don’t think twice about this house. It is simply fabulous!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Low Season 2
Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€150|
|Notes||30% at booking to confirm and guarantee the reservation and 70% three months before arrival|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.