House in Escueillens Languedoc-Roussillon - Peaceful Location In Small Village
La Cour de Ble is an unusual house set on 3 storeys. It is 15 minutes drive from the medieval town of Mirepoix and 30 mins from the walled city of Carcassonne. Within easy access of the Mediterranean, the Canal de Midi and the wonderful Cathar Castles the house offers ample opportunities for walkers and nature lovers. The peaceful village of Escueillens is surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards and is a haven for birds and wildlife as well as flowers and rare orchids.
About the Owner
About Richard Paris
Richard Paris purchased this house in 2007
Why Richard Paris chose Aude
We chose this area because of the beautiful, peaceful rolling countryside. As an escape from our hectic and busy lives in the city, we go as often as we can to enjoy a total change of pace.
It's location in the medieval village of Escueillens gives easy access to the historic Cathar country, the prehistoric cave paintings near Foix, the stunning colours of the Mediterranean coast near Collioure and quiet boating, cycling or walking along the Canal du Midi.
All our guests and friends marvel at the attractions and want to return at soonest.
(1 traveller reviews)
A lovely house
We stayed at La Cour for one week early May. All arrangements went smoothly with the owner directly and he was very helpful.
The house is set in a lovely quiet village which has good amenities within a few miles. The whole area is lovely and we particularly liked Mirepoix. The house itself is on 3 floors with the kitchen at the bottom level. The garden is quite private and we managed to sit out at the front. The stairs up and down kept us fit! There is a lovely lounge at the top of the house where we managed to glimpse the snow-capped Pyrenees. A pleasant drive will take you to the spectacular Cathar castle of Monsegur.
We had no problem with electricity at the house or hot water (lots of). The gas oven worked well once we got the hang of it.
All in all, value for money.
From the Owner
“We chose this area because of the beautiful, peaceful rolling countryside. As an escape from our hectic and busy lives in the city, we go as often as we can to enjoy a total change of pace. It's location in the medieval village of Escueillens gives easy access to the historic Cathar country, the prehistoric cave paintings near Foix, the stunning colours of the Mediterranean coast near Collioure and quiet boating, cycling or walking along the Canal du Midi. All our guests and friends marvel at the attractions and want to return at soonest.”
Activity and Interests
The Mediterranean coast is approximately 1 hour's drive from the property.
Carcassonne airport 30 mins drive for Ryanair.
Toulouse airport 1 hour for Easyjet.
Car is essential - can be hired from either airport.
Drive from UK approximately 750 miles from Calais/Boulogne.
Nearest village- Belveze- 5 mins.
Medieval market town of Mirepoix -15 mins drive.
Carcassonne- 30 mins.
Limoux- 30 mins.
Canal du Midi at Bram 20 mins.
The tiny village of Escueillens has only a post office and a Hairdressers but is visited daily by the baker and a series of mobile shops ( green grocer, butcher and fishmonger twice a week).
The nearest small selection of shops at Belveze but there is a wonderful market on Mondays at the 13th century market town of Mirepoix where there is also a good selection of restaurants, cafes, supermarket, bank etc.
Set in the midst of Cathar country the region is rich with chateaux, prehistoric caves ( Foix), medieval towns and churches and circulades, as well as the stunning Cathar castles.
Wine tasting in the Corbieres, Minervois, Fitou and Malapere regions can be combined with walking, cycling, horseriding or boating along the Canal du Midi.
The village has its own lake about 1 mile away and there are marked walks (Sentier) through the surrounding countryside.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Additional pricing information
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All bookings to be accompanied by a 25% deposit.
Balance to be paid 6 weeks before rental.
Payment in Sterling or Euros accepted.
Small security deposit cheque is requested in advance and refunded following your departure.
Changeover day can be negotiated best to avoid Saturdays as busiest and most expensive flights/autoroutes.
Guests are requested to vacate before 11am. Property will be available from 3.00pm for new guests.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- ski lift pass
- whitewater rafting
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom has bath/ shower over wc and wash basin. Heated towel rail.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a large room with a double bed and ample storage situated on the 2nd floor. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Max. occupancy: 4
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
- Notes on accommodation: Electric heaters are provided in all rooms. Free parking on road adjacent to the house. Outside: The house has a garden at the front which is shaded by a large lime tree. Table and 4 chairs and 2 deckchairs are provided. A barbecue is available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen available on request. Property is self catering but is cleaned and bed linen changed prior to arrival. Other: Dining room, with wood burning stove is on the ground floor.