Polfages is located close to Carcassonne, Mirepoix and and hour from Toulouse
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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 Villautou
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location, welcoming hosts!
Perfect- beautiful surroundings, lovely pool, well equipped gite, friendly hosts and gorgeous dogs. We would thoroughly recommend Andrew and Jo's place. Very little can beat the bliss of floating in the pool with a beer and that phenomenal view.
Very nice property with stunning views!
Fully equipped & rooms were lovely
Wonderful escape with fantastic views
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
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
Idyllic location, stunning views and perfect hosts!
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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