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Lovely spacious house with pool in the foothills of the beautiful Pyrenees

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Gite 6/10 people, 5 bedrooms, 4 with en-suite facilities, chambres d'hotes

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.

Emma Hawkins
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Oct 2013
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Fougax-et-Barrineuf House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En-suite/shared
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Double/en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double/twin, en-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Double/twin, en-suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Double/twin, en-suite
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Lovely spacious house with pool in the foothills of the beautiful Pyrenees
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place and space

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kirstie, We will look forward to seeing you again.
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De très agréables vacances

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez apprécié notre maison. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié vous rencontrer et j'espère que nous allons vous revoir à l'avenir.
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Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Bastide de Serou
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pre du Bonheur, Fougax
Nearest Ski
26 Kilometres
Monts d'Olmes
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lac Montbel
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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