The Barn Owl has its own private entrance, garden and terrace with barbecue and garden furniture. We have a swimming pool (11m x 7m) and sun terrace, equipped with loungers and pool toys. There is also a boulodrome, swing set for the children and outside ping pong table. A five minute walk from the gite is the Lac des Montagnes where there are cafes, restaurants, crazy golf, tennis courts and a small child-friendly beach with a water play area and life guard. Local activities include fishing, golf, horse riding, lakes for swimming, rivers, cycling and walking. A five minute drive from the gites is the medieval village of Hautpoul - the original site of Mazamet. Mazamet - 8km - is the closest town with supermarkets, pharmacies, boutiques, doctors, bars and restaurants. Carcassonne - 45km - the ‘Cite’ de Carcassonne is the largest fortress in Europe and has 14 towers. Golf - La Barouge Golf Club is 20 minutes away.
We are a family of 4, Tina, Ted, Maggie and John. We have lived here in France for 8 years and thoroughly enjoy all things French.
Tina Thatcher purchased this in 2002
We chose this area of France because of it's beauty. It really is quite stunning, we're lucky enough to live in the Montagne Noire surrounded by forests and lakes. We love the peace and quite but we're close enough to Mazamet to enjoy the cafe lifestyle. The people in this area of France are truely lovely and have adopted us into the French way of life - we feel we are very lucky to have found this little piece of paradise!
We live on site and therefore at hand if you should need anything at all, i.e. reserving tables at restaurants, information on what to do and where to go. However, if you don't want to see us then you don't have to!!! Because we are situated in 10 acres of privately owned land, children can run around and be safe and therefore the parents can relax knowing that their children can come to no harm. Also because there is plenty to do on site you don't have to venture out if you don't want to.
We had a great stay here. Tina and Ted were great hosts. The gites are up in the beautiful Montagne Noire, surrounded by forests and the nearby Lac des Montagnes. Well appointed gite with large pool. Carcasonne nearby.