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Polfages where the mountains meet the sea, 3 Gites With Pool And Stunning Views

Villautou, Occitanie, France
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Polfages offer 3 gites, Mazamet sleeps 6 people, Calmont and Belcaire sleeping 4

We have spent 7 years looking for our dream house and location, now that we have found it we want to offer you in Polfages the chance to enjoy the best standards found in English country cottages with the lifestyle that can only be found in the South of France. With a location we fell in love with it really is one of the most relaxing and beautiful places we have ever seen. Polfages is an idyllic location for your holiday. Situated overlooking rolling hills with views over to the Montagne Noir on one side and the Pyrenees on the other. It offers a holiday that can be both relaxing and action packed. Polfages is ideal if you just want to sit by the pool and relax taking in the stunning views or if you want to make the most of you time in the region. With the beach just over an hour away and the mountains the same you can truly get the best of both types of holiday.

Calmont is 1 of the 3 gites that we offer our guests, each of the gites are individual units allowing our guests their own private space. However one or all of the gites can be rented for larger parties allowing us to take groups of up to 14 people. The gites have been configured to allow large groups to be together during the day but have their own space if they want in the evening.

Our gite Calmont is made up of a well equipped kitchen and dining area leading through to a comfortable lounge. The lounge leads onto the private terrace and BBQ area, where you live the alfresco life style whilst relaxing with the stunning views over your own private garden area. You can access the rest of the large gardens and swimming pool from the terrace.

Upstairs there are 2 spacious bedrooms each with en-suite. Both bedrooms can be arranged with either 2 single beds or a super king size bed, offering you maximum flexibility and a great nights sleep. Both bed rooms have access to their own private balcony where you can watch the sun come up over the rolling hills whilst enjoying a morning coffee.

There is access to WIFI and English TV channels so you can stay in touch with the world should you so desire.


Andrew Frith

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Andrew Frith

We have spent 20 years helping to running holiday cottages in the UK and holidaying in gites in France. We want to offer you in Polfages the chance to enjoy the best standards found in English country cottages with the life style that can only be found in the South of France. With a location we fell in love with, it really is one of the most relaxing and beautiful places we have ever seen.

Andrew Frith purchased this Cottage in 2014

Why Andrew Frith chose Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Polfages is somewhere that my family and I think of as truly special. Every time I walk the dogs or just sitting and take in the views I realizes how lucky we are. From the views that stretch away into the forever distance to the clean pure air that comes from the stunning Pyrenees. Taking the in the silence of the countryside to watching the hawks spiraling upwards into the clear blue sky. Polfages really is where the Mountains meet the Sea and there is a world of things to do in between to suit everyone. At Polfages you really are able to have the best of all worlds. From sitting by the pool relaxing with stunning views and tranquility while recharging your batteries to being able to visit some of the most historic sites, towns and castles in all of France. Learn about the history of the Cathars and how the Canal du Midi was built joining the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. If you would like to include mountains activities in your holiday then the Pyrenees are only 45 minutes away, or in just over an hour you can spend time on the Mediterranean beaches.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Kids Welcome
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, The beds can be arranged as 2 singles in required
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, The beds can be arranged as a king size if required


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • En-suite 1
          toilet, shower
        • En-suite 2
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Rural


                • Internet


                    • Outdoor Grill


                        • autumn foliage
                        • churches
                        • cinemas
                        • library
                        • restaurants

                          Leisure Activities

                            • horseback riding
                            • scenic drives
                            • sight seeing
                            • walking

                              Local Services & Businesses

                                • ATM/bank
                                • groceries
                                • laundromat
                                • medical services

                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                    • cycling
                                    • hiking
                                    • swimming
                                    • tennis

                                      House Rules

                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                      Cancellation Policy

                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                      21 Reviews


                                      Latest reviews

                                      Wonderful escape with fantastic views

                                      Julie L.

                                      We have just returned from having the most fabulous week in Polfages.

                                      On arrival we were met by Andrew & Jo our hosts who showed us around the property that was to be our home for our stay and home it truly was as we were treated so well

                                      There was a fresh welcome pack in our beautiful gite with everything from homemade jam to eggs from Mrs Peckett their hen

                                      The gite is reflective of the amount of hard work that they have put into it.

                                      The views are something else I felt totally relaxed watching the daily sunrise and wonderful sunset in the evenings over a few glasses of wine

                                      We planned on eating out locally however after experiencing our arrival meal on the first day we ate with Jo, Andrew and their lovely daughter for the rest of our stay as Andrew is a brilliant cook who served us a variety of food including local dishes

                                      We made firm friends with the family's 3 lovely dogs and I had so much of a soft spot for Rufus I could have taken him home with us

                                      Andrew provided us with lots of useful info on the history of the area with some great advise for days out etc

                                      We travelled within the hour to a fab beach in Narbonne and also went and spent the day in Carcasonne

                                      The local town of Mirapoix was steeped in history and so worth the visit

                                      We have now returned back home having made firm friends with this lovely family and can't wait to plan a return visit for next year

                                      I am reluctant to spread the word as we want to keep this hidden gem to ourselves

                                      Thanks again for our wonderful stay

                                      Owner's Response:

                                      It was lovley to have you stay with us and thank you for such a kind review. We would love to welcome you back to Pol-fages. Thanks again Andrew an Jo

                                      Very nice property with stunning views!

                                      Vivienne F.

                                      Fully equipped & rooms were lovely

                                      Idyllic location, stunning views and perfect hosts!

                                      Sara HKent

                                      We've stayed with Andrew and Jo 3 times and their hospitality and attention to detail has always been beyond compare. They've created beautiful gites and the balcony on this end gite provides perfect views and privacy. We simply can't praise them enough!

                                      Fantastic position with beautiful views, Jo and Andrew are excellent hosts

                                      Pauline W.

                                      Pol Fages is in an ideal position with amazing views of the surrounding countryside, the sunrise and sunset is to die for. Jo and Andrew could not have been more helpful and the dogs were an added bonus for us. We love Rufus hehe. The Beclaire Gite was well appointed, especially the kitchen, lounge and bedrooms, although there is a little remedial work required (this is on going). The patio area was perfect for our needs, with an excellent BBQ and gave great views and wonderful sunrises. The pool area also needs some remedial work but again this is planned for the Autumn.

                                      If you want peace, tranquillity and beautiful surroundings, I recommend the Gites without doubt.

                                      Finally, a holiday is not just what YOU make it, it is what your hosts make it and Jo and Andrew went the extra mile to ensure we had a great time. Thanks to you both!!!!!

                                      A great place to relax with stunning views

                                      Sue D.

                                      Warm welcome, lovely gites and stunning views. You will certainly need a car as the gites are quite remote from all shops and facilities. Gites are spacious and generally well equipped, although a freezer or larger fridge would have been handy to reduce the travel for shopping. Some of the fittings in Calmont will need attention soon - stair rails a bit wobbly. Would benefit from some local area guide information to read - although Jo and Andrew easily on hand to ask. Mirepoix is a place worth visiting, especially the markets. Would also benefit from some activities such as table tennis etc. There is space on site for this. We drove to the coast on a couple of occassions which was a good 1. 5 hours away due to traffic - found some lovely beaches and great seafood. Make sure that you like dogs as they are frequent visitors to your gite but very friendly. We flew from Beziers but traffic very busy on way back, so be prepared for this in your planning.

                                      Wonderful Holiday Retreat

                                      jackie w.

                                      We have just returned from a wonderful 3 week holiday at Polfages, which was really a home from home with the addition of amazing scenery and weather. The Gite offered every comfort and it was just great to be able to get up on a morning to go for lovely walks, enjoy a swim and then breakfast on the terrace. We could not get enough of the stunning views and peaceful location- even 3 weeks was not enough and we will be hoping to return in the near future.

                                      Andrew and Jo made us truly welcome; they provide a fantastic holiday retreat where it really is possible to unwind and enjoy life at a relaxing pace. They were always happy to help whether it was suggesting ideas of places to visit, supplying delicious fresh eggs for supper and of course providing meals such as Andrew's home made pizzas and fresh garden salads in such beautiful surroundings.

                                      We would just like to thankyou Andrew and Jo, for all you did in enabling our group to enjoy such a wonderful holiday- you were so flexible and accommodating and we couldn't ask for anything more. Hopefully we will have opportunity to come out again and enjoy lots more experiences at your delightful home.


                                      Villautou, Occitanie, France

                                      Coast/Beach: The beautiful Mediterranean coast is around 1.15 hours away. It is any easy drive using the fast, un congested main motorways of the region. Please find a link to the office de tourism for Narbonne Plage - www.narbonne-tourism.co.uk Travel: Getting to Polfages could not be easier. All the main budget airline fly to the region. You can use Ryain Air, Jet 2, Easy Jet to Carrcassone, (45min), Toulouse (1.15min), Bezier, Montpellier or Perpignan Distances: The medieval and beautiful town of Mirepoix is a 10 minutes drive away, Limoux the home of sparkling wine is a 25 minutes drive away. The world heritage city of Carcassonne is a 45 minutes drive and Toulouse the home of the Air Bus is just over an hour away. You can get to the long white sands of the Mediterranean in around an hour and 15 minutes. Further Details: The medieval town of Mirepoix is 10 to 15 minutes away. It is a beauty drive into the town and it offers everything that a visitor to the region could want. There is a large and regionally famously typically French market on Monday and a smaller farmers market on Thursday. The town is well know for its cathedral and also for its witches. There is a supermarket and a large number of cafés a restaurant's positioned around the photogenic covered square. Please find a link to the Office de tourism - www.tourisme-mirepoix.com

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                                      21 Reviews
                                      Excellent 4.7/5
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