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Polfages where the mountains meet the sea, 3 Gites With Pool And Stunning Views - Calmont - 2 Bedrooms / 2 en-suites (Sleeps 4 people)

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



Calmont - 2 Bedrooms / 2 en-suites (Sleeps 4 people)

Our gite Calmont is made up of a well equipped kitchen and dining area leading through to a comfortable lounge.

The lounge leads on to the private terrace and BBQ area, where you live the alfresco life style whilst relaxing with the stunning views over your own private garden area. You can access the rest of the large gardens and swimming pool from the terrace.

Up stairs there are 2 spacious bedrooms each with en-suite. Both bedrooms can be arranged with either 2 single beds or a super king size bed, offering you maximum flexibility and a great nights sleep. Both bed rooms have access to their own private balcony where you can watch the sun come up over the rolling hills whilst enjoying a morning coffee.

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:
7 November, 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 Villautou

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

Melissa stayed with us in April and this is what she had to say about her stay with us.

My family and I had the pleasure of staying in Polfage for a week in April. An absolutely fantastic place to stay with stunning views of the French countryside. Andrew and Jo were incredibly nice and welcoming doing their utmost to for us to enjoy their special place. The gîte (Calmont) is tastefully furnished with everything needed for a great stay. Well equipped kitchen and spacious sitting/dining room. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable each having an ensuite with heated towel rails and with generous size showers. The beds were very comfortable with lovely crisp sheets equalling any five star hotel. The quality of bedding was simply fabulous. Needless to say, we slept extremely well every night.

We had our own private terrace and it was lovely to sit out and have breakfast with great views of the rolling countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed the home cooked meals using fresh organic seasonal produce along with local wines and cheeses. All our dietary requirements were well catered for. The children loved the fresh homemade pizzas cooked in the pizza oven. All meals were of an amazingly high standard allowing us to enjoy the fabulous gastronomic region of South West France.

Well done Andrew and Jo.

If you would like to see Melissa's original review on Trop Advisor please copy and paste this link http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g488138-d7198444-Calmont-Mirepoix_Ariege_Midi_Pyrenees.html
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for Calmont - 2 Bedrooms / 2 en-suites (Sleeps 4 people)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: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be setup as a double or 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Can be setup as a double or 2 singles
  • Both bedroom have access to the private balcony of Calmont, a great place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea while watching the sun come up over the rolling fields
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • 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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average rating of 4.75 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful escape with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from having the most fabulous week in Polfages.

On arrival we were met by Andrew & Jo our hosts who showed us around the property that was to be our home for our stay and home it truly was as we were treated so well

There was a fresh welcome pack in our beautiful gite with everything from homemade jam to eggs from Mrs Peckett their hen

The gite is reflective of the amount of hard work that they have put into it.

The views are something else I felt totally relaxed watching the daily sunrise and wonderful sunset in the evenings over a few glasses of wine

We planned on eating out locally however after experiencing our arrival meal on the first day we ate with Jo, Andrew and their lovely daughter for the rest of our stay as Andrew is a brilliant cook who served us a variety of food including local dishes

We made firm friends with the family's 3 lovely dogs and I had so much of a soft spot for Rufus I could have taken him home with us

Andrew provided us with lots of useful info on the history of the area with some great advise for days out etc

We travelled within the hour to a fab beach in Narbonne and also went and spent the day in Carcasonne

The local town of Mirapoix was steeped in history and so worth the visit

We have now returned back home having made firm friends with this lovely family and can't wait to plan a return visit for next year

I am reluctant to spread the word as we want to keep this hidden gem to ourselves

Thanks again for our wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovley to have you stay with us and thank you for such a kind review. We would love to welcome you back to Pol-fages. Thanks again Andrew an Jo
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Idyllic location, stunning views and perfect hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed with Andrew and Jo 3 times and their hospitality and attention to detail has always been beyond compare. They've created beautiful gites and the balcony on this end gite provides perfect views and privacy. We simply can't praise them enough!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic position with beautiful views, Jo and Andrew are excellent hosts

  • 4 of 5

Pol Fages is in an ideal position with amazing views of the surrounding countryside, the sunrise and sunset is to die for. Jo and Andrew could not have been more helpful and the dogs were an added bonus for us. We love Rufus hehe. The Beclaire Gite was well appointed, especially the kitchen, lounge and bedrooms, although there is a little remedial work required (this is on going). The patio area was perfect for our needs, with an excellent BBQ and gave great views and wonderful sunrises. The pool area also needs some remedial work but again this is planned for the Autumn.

If you want peace, tranquillity and beautiful surroundings, I recommend the Gites without doubt.

Finally, a holiday is not just what YOU make it, it is what your hosts make it and Jo and Andrew went the extra mile to ensure we had a great time. Thanks to you both!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place to relax with stunning views

  • 3 of 5

Warm welcome, lovely gites and stunning views. You will certainly need a car as the gites are quite remote from all shops and facilities. Gites are spacious and generally well equipped, although a freezer or larger fridge would have been handy to reduce the travel for shopping. Some of the fittings in Calmont will need attention soon - stair rails a bit wobbly. Would benefit from some local area guide information to read - although Jo and Andrew easily on hand to ask. Mirepoix is a place worth visiting, especially the markets. Would also benefit from some activities such as table tennis etc. There is space on site for this. We drove to the coast on a couple of occassions which was a good 1. 5 hours away due to traffic - found some lovely beaches and great seafood. Make sure that you like dogs as they are frequent visitors to your gite but very friendly. We flew from Beziers but traffic very busy on way back, so be prepared for this in your planning.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful 3 week holiday at Polfages, which was really a home from home with the addition of amazing scenery and weather. The Gite offered every comfort and it was just great to be able to get up on a morning to go for lovely walks, enjoy a swim and then breakfast on the terrace. We could not get enough of the stunning views and peaceful location- even 3 weeks was not enough and we will be hoping to return in the near future.

Andrew and Jo made us truly welcome; they provide a fantastic holiday retreat where it really is possible to unwind and enjoy life at a relaxing pace. They were always happy to help whether it was suggesting ideas of places to visit, supplying delicious fresh eggs for supper and of course providing meals such as Andrew's home made pizzas and fresh garden salads in such beautiful surroundings.

We would just like to thankyou Andrew and Jo, for all you did in enabling our group to enjoy such a wonderful holiday- you were so flexible and accommodating and we couldn't ask for anything more. Hopefully we will have opportunity to come out again and enjoy lots more experiences at your delightful home.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything we could have wished for!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a typical French Gite, traditional yet fully equipped with all,the mod cons. We wanted to be slightly off the beaten track but within easy access of good restaurants and supermarket. We wanted to be able to fly relatively inexpensively and be within a short drive of our destination when we landed. The location needed to be within reach of the beautiful Pyrenees , the Meditteranean coast and with good access to the abundant historical sights that are prevalent in this region. To cap it off we wanted a swimming pool and good weather.

Well, we got all that , including the sunshine but in addition we got two wonderful hosts . Both Andrew and Jo were so helpful and friendly . Their knowledge of the area and accompanying advice helped us to make the most of our stay.

I haven't mentioned yet the scenery. Think of Tuscany mixed with the Nappa valley and a dash of Cotswolds , wonderful.

We heartily recommend this property and fully intend to make a return visit

Robin and Christine Holt.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Les Monts d'Olmes
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