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Polfages where the mountains meet the sea, 3 Gites With Pool And Stunning Views - Belcaire - 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom (Sleeps 4 people)

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Belcaire - 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom (Sleeps 4 people)

Belcaire is made up of a well equipped kitchen and dinning area leading through to a comfortable lounge. The lounge leads on to the terrace and BBQ area, where you live the alfresco life style whilst relaxing with the stunning views. You can access the garden and pool from the terrace.

Up stairs there are 2 spacious bed rooms with access to the bathroom with walk in shower. Both bedrooms can be arranged with either 2 single beds or a super king size bed, you my maximum flexibility and a great nights sleep.

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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Owner
Andrew Frith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
29 September, 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

Fionnuala stayed with us in June and this is what she had to say about her holiday at Polfages,



We visited Polfages in June 2015 for a week. Andrew and Jo Frith were excellent hosts. The information supplied in advance of our arrival was comprehensive and of great help. The accommodation was very well equipped, comfortable and welcoming. The location is truly beautiful. The website provides an accurate description of what to expect from your visit. On arrival we availed of a generous and tasty evening meal which is an optional service provided by the Friths. We would recommend this. A BBQ is also provided, which proved useful. We highly recommend Polfages.



If you would like to read Fionnuala's original review please copy and paste this link www.airbnb.com/users/show/10071988 on AirBnB. .
Jun 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Carcassone
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Mirepoix
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Mirepoix
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mont d'olmes
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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

Distances:

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

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
If you wish to book a gite let us know by using our email booking form and we will reserve your chosen dates.

You are then able to pay the deposit and balance online using our Paypal link
or after checking availability with us and reserving your chosen dates.

Print off the booking form.

A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking.

The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.



Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Belcaire - 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom (Sleeps 4 people)in Villautou in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be set up as a king size if required
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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:
Notes on accommodation: PolfagesAll 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, over looking the stunning country side 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Belcaire - 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom (Sleeps 4 people)
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5

Welcoming hosts , excellent accomadation.

  • 5 of 5

We just love to go to Polfages , and indeed have returned there every year since Jo , Andrew, and Jasmine arrived and have opened it up for visitors . Part of the attraction of this wonderful holiday is that the hosts are so welcoming to all of us who go there . We have always received excellent service on every holiday that we have ever had there . That coupled with the superb accommodation , excellent facilities,beautiful views and friendly welcome make it a must to visit .

The surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful. We love to go to the Castle in Carcassone and indeed make it an annual trip now . The market in Mirepoix is also a must to visit . Mirepoix with its little bars and shops is an absolute delight and well worth a visit. We just love it .

The property itself is beautiful and every time I approach it on an annual visit I feel so happy to return there . The gites are always spotlessly clean and well maintained . The fact that I return year after year speaks volumes . I just love going there and catching up with the family and of course the dogs , cats, goats and all ......Always a warm welcome on every visit from all ....

Without hesitation I would welcome Polfages to anyone . We will be back next year Jo Andrew and Jasmin ......

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Long May weekend stay i a beautiful Villautou gite

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a stunning, peaceful location with breathtaking views across the French country side. It is spacious, clean, well maintained with lovely comfortable furnishings. The customer service was excellent, a catering service is available if required, I can highly recommend the fresh homemade pizzas, they were delicious & very welcome on our first evening of arrival! The owners are very friendly have a great knowledge of the local area & restaurants. On recommendation we visited the spa town of Ax-Les-Thermes at the foot of the snow topped Pyrenees & the views were spectacular. We also visited the superb spa complex fed by the warm water that rises naturally in the town. The nearby town of Mirepoix has plenty of great places to eat and is well worth a visit especially on Market day. I would highly recommend this property, we had a wonderful holiday & hope to return in the future. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully maintained with everything you could need to make for a successful self catering holiday.

The location is wonderful with beautiful views on every side.

The owners are so very hospitable and give fantastic advice on where to go to see the historic and interesting places.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect setting for our weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, clean gite, beautifully decorated, and very well equipped. Lovely pool, stunning views, along with very friendly hospitality provided by the extremely kind, and friendly, hosts. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great gites in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

The gites at Polfages are a great place to relax and unwind. This is our second year, choosing this time to stay in Mazamet (the largest). The views from the gite and pool are stunning and the properties are all equally well finished. Andrew and Jo do a great job of looking after you and have started doing great pizzas to order on those nights where the BBQ seems too much effort. The property is great if you have dogs as you can walk straight off the end of the garden and go for as long or short as you like through fields of corn and sunflowers.

The location is nice a rural with silence in abundance yet Mirepoix is only 15mins away and Bram, Castelnaudry, Montbel (Lake) and Carcasonne not much further away.

No doubt we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stylish and extrememly clean gite, with lovely Laura Ashley bed linen and throws.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at 12.30 p.m. after a long journey from Paris, but we were still greeted with a warm welcome by our host Andrew, the owner of Polfages. We had pre-ordered a meal and this was ready for us even at such a late hour. This was a gastronomic feast, consisting of baguetes, fruit, wine, juice and chocolate mouse. Our gite was immaculate and the decor attractive and to a very high standard. The view from the pool was over looking filelds of sunflowers with the pyreenees as a back drop. I felt like a celebrity sunning myself my the pool with a view to die for. Jo, Andrews wife was so kind and couldnt do enough to help us. She even managed to get a stain out of my white capri pants. And this lovely couple even offered to baby sit the childrenvso we could have a night to our self. During our time at Villatou we visited the beautiful beach at Narbonne le Page and several stunning historic citys, including Mirepouix, Carcasonne and Narbonne le Cite. I can highly reccomend Polfages to other families looking for a wonderful holiday. I would rate it higher than any other holiday we have had! But I would rather keep this slice of heaven to myself incase it is fully booked next year! We will be booking early to avoid disappointment!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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