|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
We have a gite that will accommodate up to 10 people over 5 bedrooms, 4 with en-suite facilities. A large kitchen/dining area open plan to a spacious sitting room.
April - October - There is a 10 m x 5 m salt-water pool (un-heated) which is shared with us
Sauna - additional fee
We are on the edge of the lovely village of Fougax et Barrineuf in the foothills of the Pyrennes sitting below the Cathar castle of Montsegur.
We have had another great season, had lots of lovely guests staying in our house and thank you all for your kind words. We hope to see you again some day either here or elsewhere. Emma and John Hawkins
Another visit to this beautiful but homely property. Amazing mountains all around you and the Hawkins's family are excellent hosts. They were able to give us plenty information about where to eat, markets, walks and history of the area. We hired some electric bikes one day and visited the magical city of Carcausonne, bought some colourful mohair scarfs from a local shop, and the markets were brimming with all sorts of local cheese and meats. The weather this time of year (Autumn) made it all the more special...sun and warmth but not too hot. The pool is a welcome splash after a day enjoying the sights. A very special place.
This is a beautiful place to stay, nestled at the base of the Pyrenees. We spent a wonderful week and had some great skiing. Would love to come back in the summer too! John and Emma are fantastic hosts, and gave us lots of good information on the local area, where there is so much to do and see. Thoroughly recommend this as a holiday destination, winter or summer.
Great property with lots of space for a big family or friends. Fabulous, large garden and terrace for eating outdoors. Pool was clean and thoroughly enjoyed. Helpful and relaxed hosts with plenty of local info to share. Lots of local activities for all the family - ropes course, Gorge de la Frau, Montsegur all on the doorstep and highly memorable. DVDs and books and games available, useful for the wetter mountain days. We would be VERY happy to come back again, and were sorry you were booked up for this year again already.
La maison est trés agréable et lumineuse. Aménagée de façon simple et avec goût... mais aussi bcp de luxe : 1 salle de bain par chambre ! Le cadre est magnifique : vue sur les montagnes de la maison ou de la piscine ; beaucoup de calme, de verdure et surtout des hôtes très accueillants. Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances et recommandons cette location.
La famille LUCAS
Chez Hawkins is situated in the Village of Fougax et Barrineuf in the foothills of the Pyrennees. The Cathar castle, Montsegur, towers over the valley, with other Cathar castles, perched on their 'pogs' stretching down to the Mediterranean. This area is steeped in history with Carcassonne, Mirepoix and Foix nearby. This is the backdrop for Kate Mosse's best selling novel Labyrinth.
There are things to do and see all year round. The area is famous for its cycling, horse-riding, mountain walking, mountain biking, road biking, canoeing and white-water rafting. There is Skiing in the winter, both downhill and cross country, very close by.
Sailing is available on the nearby Lac de Montbel.
Nearby are the prehistoric caves of Niaux and Mas d'Azil, the former with their wall drawings of bison, horses and ibex.
By car, typical travel times are as follows:
Toulouse Airport - 1.5 h.
Carcassonne - 1.0 h.
Perpignan - 1.5 h.
Girona - 3 h.
Other Activities: White water rafting, canoeing
Ski: Monts d'Olmes ski station is half an hour up the hill from us.
There are many ski areas within an hour of us, Ax les Thermes, Ascou, Plateau de Beille for cross country skiing and husky sled rides.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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The above prices are for up to 10 people per week. Outside high season, we can be more flexible and the gite can be configured to accommodate 6 or 8 people and costed accordingly.
Please contact us for our Christmas & New Year rates. Weekend & daily rates (Friday & Saturday night) may be available, please contact us for further details.
To reserve the accommodation we require a 25% non returnab
A cleaning charge of 100 euros will be charged if the property is not left in a clean state as it was found. You can bring your own linen or you can hire linen for 10 euros per person(sheets, pillowcases and a bathroom towel, not swimming towels)