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Polfages where the mountains meet the sea, 3 Gites With Pool And Stunning Views - Mazamet - 3 Bedrooms / 3 En-suites (Sleeps 6 people)

Bedrooms 3
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Mazamet - 3 Bedrooms / 3 En-suites (Sleeps 6 people)

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.

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About the property

Jj French Gites

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.

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Andrew Frith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2017

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 2013

Why Andrew Frith chose Carcassonne surroundings

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.

If you would like to see Andrew's original review on Trip Advisor please copy and paste this link http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g488138-d5546167-Mazamet_Jj_French_Gites-Mirepoix_Ariege_Midi_Pyrenees.html
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Villautou in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be set up as a king size if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be set up as 2 twins if required
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Polfages All three of our gites have been fully refitted and updated this year to give our guests the best of the old and new. We have tried to keep the best of our over one hundred year old farm whilst trying to make sure that everything you would want for a perfect holiday is also available. Because of our location, set on a hill within 5 acres of land you will always be able to find somewhere to enjoy the views and tranquility if you want Outside: The pool is set in the gardens of Polfages, overlooking the stunning countryside of the region and giving you a truly panoramic view. Guests from both gites have access to it. The perfect way to relax at the end of the day of get away from the heat of the summer.


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Picturesque home from home

  • 4 of 5

Stayed over the weekend. The hosts couldn't do enough for us. Very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Food on arrival was excellent. The accommodation was home from home but warmer and with a pool. Quiet, peaceful location so would need a car to get there and to get around the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our favourite place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love Polfages and everything that this wonderful place brings. Our third family visit in three consecutive years and we will book again very soon for next year. Thank you Jo and Andrew and Jasmine and all the animals for another perfect holiday. This gorgeous place has so much to offer with its countryside location, great weather, 360 degree views, easy access to the sea and mountains, brilliant amenities and amazing hosts to name but a few things.

We visited Ax-Les-Thermes which we would recommend as the drive itself is beautiful to the Pyrenees, and the thermal baths are well worth a visit. Our two sons (8 years old) enjoyed the hot baths, even though they couldn't dive bomb in them! We made another trip to Lac de Montbel which being only about 40 minutes away is a lovely lake to spend time on the beach and in the water. It is easier to drive to the North part than the South.

Another day trip was to a lake just south west of La Cite in Carcassonne which is amazing for children with lots of inflatables, slides, zip wires and so much more. Definitely recommend going and will be returning next year for a full day and take a picnic.

Belpeche is a lovely village nearby with a fab bakers and butchers and I am told you can canoe on the river from there. Mirepoix market is definitely worth a visit on a Monday as they sell absolutely everything!

This is a quiet, rural location and you definitely need a car to explore, but as a family we cycled, walked and ran around the local area and this is probably our favourite area of France having visited quite a few over the years. There are lots of day trips to do in the area, of if you like sunbathing then the garden and pool are perfect and have the most amazing views.

Thanks again to the Frith family and we miss Carmen, Rufus and Dipstick and the boys want to Facetime the dogs and cats!!! See you in 2018!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Polfage for 7 months and loved the accommodations, the environment and Jo and Andrew who introduced us to so many things and people. It was our first long term let in France, and left such an impression on us. Our dogs miss their dogs and our daily walks down the road with the view of the Pyrenees and the rolling hills, was incredibly wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Awesome Gite

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impressed at Pol-Fages

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mont d'olmes
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary


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.

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 super market and a large number of cafés a restaurants positioned around the photogenic covered square. Please find a link to the Office de tourism - www.tourisme-mirepoix.com