|Space||538 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Mazamet is made up of an open plan 1st floor with a well equipped kitchen and dining area and a comfortable lounge area. The lounge leads onto the terrace and BBQ area, where you can live the alfresco lifestyle whilst relaxing with the stunning views. You can access the garden and pool from the terrace.
The second floor consists of 3 very large twin or double bed rooms. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom. All the bedrooms are designed to the highest standard of comfort and with the extra space in each bedroom they are all both light and airy.
There is access to WIFI and English TV channels so you can stay in touch with the world should you so desire.
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.
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 2013
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.
Andrew stayed with us at the start of May, this is what he had to say about his stay with us.
If you want either a place to base yourself for touring or a place for quiet relaxation, this is well worth considering. The gites are all beautifully appointed with stunning views. We stayed for a week and the owners who live in the adjoining house were friendly and always happy to help with their extensive local knowledge. We booked in for a meal cooked by the owner, superb fresh local food I would recommend you sample.
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This was our second visit to Polfage, again in Gite Mazamet. Standard of the accommodation still very high, with a huge warm welcome form Andrew and Jo. Andrew has a great philosophy of 'our guests may only have 1 holiday a year, and if that's with us we need to get it right'. We love staying here! This year we went on trips to Ax les Thermes to the hot spring pools, Lac Montbel (hire an electric boat), car safari at Sigean (tip: go at 4pm when the animals have woken up), Space museum in Toulouse, Fontfroid Abbey. I can also highly recommend a visit to the inflatables at Carcassone Plage and a walk around the city walls at Carcassone Cite. On departure day we drove down to Girona via the Pyrenees which was amazing! Thanks to Andrew's friend for that tip!
We'll definitely be back. Thank you Andrew, Jo and Jasmine for such amazing holiday memories xxxx
One of the prettiest locations we have found in our years visiting France, perched on a hilltop, surrounded by rolling countryside and mountain views to the North and South. We loved Polfages so much last year, that we immediately re-booked for summer 2016 upon returning to England, and will be booking flights and organising diaries for summer 2017 before someone else gets in there first.
We absolutely love staying at Mazamet, and once again the place was beautifully clean, well decorated and stocked ready for our visit. The gite is so relaxing and calm, and we love the views from the bedrooms particularly waking up to sunshine coming through the shutters. It is very useful having three bathrooms, and all the rooms are a very good size with very comfy beds and lots of towels and everything required for a comfy stay.
The kitchen has everything you need to cook every day, the children enjoyed the pizzas made by Andrew and Jo and especially the baking and puddings on offer. The weather was glorious we spent most of the week by the pool and in the garden, but we enjoyed our daily drive to Mirepoix for provisions, and we did drive to Lac Montbel one day to swim in the lake and sit on the beach, so well worth a visit and probably only 40 minutes’ drive from the house.
Castelnaudaray is well worth a visit and the drive there is very pretty. My husband spent all week cycling and hired his bike from a local company which for the second year has been excellent with the bike being dropped off and picked up from the house. Andrew was very kind again to take delivery of this for us on the day before we arrived. We didn’t do as many day trips this year, but Carcassonne is lovely, as well as Narbonne and a trip to the Plage. We watched the Medieval procession in Mirepoix which was very authentic, and some amazing costumes, music and street acts.
The boys loved meeting Dip Stick and talked about nothing else for the last year but Carmen and Rufus and Sebastian (please get another guinea pig before next summer?!), as well as wanting to see Andrew and Jo again and take advantage of their wonderful hospitality. Andrew and Jo are so welcoming and helpful and nothing is too much for them, to ensure you enjoy your stay in their beautiful home. We can’t wait until 2017 when we can return again.
We stayed in Pol-Fages for a couple of days on our way back home from Spain.
It was our first time in the area.
We were welcomed by Jo, Andrew, their daughter and three lovely dogs. They became our children's (5 and 7) best friends.
The house was really welcoming and very spacious for a family of 4. It was fully equipped and clean linnen/towels were provided by our hosts.
Dinner was provided on our first evening. The home-made pizza's were delicious!
Andrew also insisted to make us a Belgian dish on the eve of our national holiday and it was fantastic. He really is a great cook!
We were given a folder with a lot of information on the area and a lot of visiting-tips. They were very handy.
Pol-Fages is really beautiful. The view at the back of the house is amazing!
The boys really enjoyed running around the big garden and playing in the swimming pool. In the meantime, we could relax and enjoy the view.
Pol-Fages will definately be an annual stop when we pass through France!
This was our second visit to Polfages, we came back because of the quality and locations of the gites and were not disappointed. The gite we stayed in this time was up to the same high standard and I had forgotten how great the views were. We took advantage of the newly offered option of meals and really enjoyed the range and style of cooking. Its not often something is better the second time around, however this holiday was.
Upon first sight of Pol-Fages it is easy to understand why people fall in love with the place, it's mix of different landscapes is quite mesmerising - the snow capped Pyrenees a perfect backdrop for the rolling fields which change colour through the season. These French Gites have been lovingly restored to a superb standard providing modern facilities yet in a style sympathetic to its surroundings.
From the moment you are welcomed by Andrew, Jo, Jasmine and the extended canine family members Rufus, Carmen, and Dipstick you know you're in good hands as nothing is too much trouble.
I spent a week in the 2 bed Gite Calmont which was immaculately presented and had the added bonus of Wi-Fi and English television channels for those who wish to keep in touch with events at home.
Equally, you can also just switch off and spend all week relaxing in the grounds, visiting the chickens / goats, or lounging by the pool or terrace.
The choice is yours - you can even send your grocery list in advance via the web site so your favourite items can be in your Gite on arrival.
If you do want to explore I would recommend to visit Mirepoix with it's 10th Century half timbered buildings and the medieval city of Carcassonne complete with it's own fortress.
When the sightseeing is done you can arrange as I did, to sample some of the seasonal menus on offer back at Pol-Fages, all sourced locally with vegetables, herbs, salad and eggs on site - I can vouch for the moules marinere and caramel cheesecake which are to die for!
In fact, the only positive thing I found about leaving the place was by the time I'd said goodbye to all my new human and furry friends it reduced the time until I can return.
We were warmly welcomed by the owners, who were friendly, helpful and informative through out or stay. The spacious, 2 bedroom gite was clean and well equipped, the pool well maintained. We loved the situation and spectacular views surrounding the property and the tranquillity. However Polfages is within easy reach, by car of many places of interest. We may have to change our long held belief of never returning to a holiday location, we may be back!! The property description is what you get along with a great welcome from the owners.