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Old farm with separate entry and pool. Lake, beach, kayak, resto, Cathar castle,

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
South France, 4 appart, pool 10m, big Lake, beach, kayak, resto, Cathar castle, thermes - Quality holiday accomodation in a beautiful countryside.

Holidays South France, Aude, Ferme du Bourdil, pool, sauna, lake 600 ha

Situated in the foothills of the French Pyrénées, Bourdil (bourdil.com) is easily accessible via the excellent French autoroutes and airports at Toulouse, Carcassonne, Perpignan and Montpellier. There are numerous activities within a short distance. Take the plane and hire a car in Toulouse, Carcassonne, Barcelone .

Chalabre is in the Départment of Aude, in the Region of Languedoc Roussillon, in South Western France surrounded by Cathar castles and steeped in history. It is the capital of the Quercob, with the towns of Mirepoix and Limoux nearby.

Aude, the Cathar Country, is an ideal haven for the practice of cycle touring. With its mild climate, the infinite variety of its landscapes, its rich heritage, the friendliness of its inhabitants, along proposed routes, you can explore at your leisure our historical, cultural and gastronomic heritage.

Sports or tourist itineraries, wine trails or Pyrenean passes, whatever your desires, you will find in the Aude the hike you want! In Aude Cathar Country, you will walk on sunny paths, discovering impressive landscapes, towering fortresses, small villages close to the heart of the vineyards, pine forests of the Pyrenees

Bourdil offers 3 independent, spacious, high quality self catering apartments (100M2 + 40M2 + 40 M2) with modern kitchens and shower rooms. (+different prices) Situated on the first floor with their own separate entrance and accessed by a short staircase, they may not suitable for young children or anyone with a physical disability. They can be rented separately or together for larger groups.

Aragou measures over 1100 sq ft (100m2) for 2 or 5 people, and has been recently renovated and re-equipped with a completely new kitchen and shower rooms. It is spacious and airy and has lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

The kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, cooker with oven and grill, fridge, kettle, cafetière and toaster. There is a refectory table seating up to six, and two easy chairs.

The separate sitting room has two comfortable settees, a double sofa bed (which could be used for an additional 2 people* at an extra charge), and a wood burning stove. It also has a Radio/CD/MP3 player and a TV/DVD player is available too as well as a comprehensive library of books, CD's and DVD's.

Bedroom 1 has a comfortable 5' double bed, wardrobe and dressing table.

Bedroom 2 has comfortable twin beds, wardrobe and dressing table.

Banket sofa in the living room (double bed)

There are TWO modern shower rooms equipped with thermostatic showers and hairdriers.

Tivoli (sleeps 2)

Also recently renovated and re-equipped, Tivoli measures nearly 420 sq ft (39m2) and has lovely views towards the village. The accommodation comprises:

Sitting room/dining/kitchen, with a comfortable settee and armchairs, dining table and chairs, cooker with grill, 'fridge, kettle, cafetière and toaster. It also has a Radio/CD player and a TV/DVD player is available too, as well as a comprehensive library of books, CD's and DVD's in the hall.

Shower room with thermostatic shower and hairdrier. The laundry room is available for you to use by arrangement.

Bedroom with comfortable double bed, bedside cabinets and wardrobe.

Orquidac (sleeps 2)

New and equipped, Orquidac measures nearly 420 sq ft (39m2). The accommodation comprises:

Sitting room/dining/kitchen, with a comfortable settee and armchairs, dining table and chairs, cooker with grill, 'fridge, kettle, cafetière and toaster. It also has a Radio and a TV/DVD player is available too, as well as a comprehensive library of books, CD's and DVD's in the hall.

Shower room with thermostatic shower and hairdrier. The laundry room is available for you to use by arrangement.

Bedroom with comfortable double bed, bedside cabinets and wardrobe.

Local Area Details

Situated in the foothills of the French Pyrenees Bourdil is easily accessible via the excellent French autoroutes and airports at Toulouse Carcassonne Perpignan and Montpellier There are numerous activities within a short distance Take the plane and hire a car in Toulouse Carcassonne Barcelone Chalabre is in the Dpartment of Aude in the Region of Languedoc Roussillon in South Western France surrounded by Cathar castles and steeped in history It is the capital of the Quercob with the towns of Mirepoix and Limoux nearby Aude the Cathar Country is an ideal haven for the practice of cycle touring With its mild climate the infinite variety of its landscapes its rich heritage the friendliness of its inhabitants along proposed routes you can explore at your leisure our historical cultural and gastronomic heritage Sports or tourist itineraries wine trails or Pyrenean passes whatever your desires you will find in the Aude the hike you want In Aude Cathar Country you will walk on sunny paths discovering impressive landscapes towering fortresses small villages close to the heart of the vineyards pine forests of the Pyrenees

Additional Information

About Skiing

For winter and early spring visitors, the nearest ski slopes are at Mont d'Olmes (about 45 minutes' drive), with runs ranging from green to black. There are also three interlinked Domaines de Ski at Ax-les-Thermes. For river enthusiasts, there are many white water rafting and canoeing sites in the area.

About Golfing

In Carcassonne 45 km

About Sailing

At 4 km at the big Lac de Montbel (600 ha). Or to the sea, 115 km The Med The Languedoc-Roussillon coast has dozens of large sandy beaches, from Narbonne-Plage in the north to Canet-Plage and Argelès-Plage in the south, near Perpignan. Collioure is a pretty harbourside village. The whole area is famous for its quality of brilliant light which has atttracted many artists to work here.

About Beaches

Lac de Montbel The 580 hectare Lac de Montbel, with its sailing and boating facilities, is about 3 miles by road - or less via the wooded path from Le Bourdil.

About Scenery/Beauty Spots

Carcassonne : Within easy reach by car (45 minutes), is the spectacular Cité de Carcassonne - originally built in the middle ages and later restored by Prosper Mérimée and Eugène Viollet le Duc. Wine Country : Blanquette de Limoux has been produced here for longer than Champagne. Languedoc Roussillon is the largest wine producing region in France. The vineyards of Malepère, the Razès, and the Corbières are all close by, with the Minervois between Carcassonne and the coast.

About Airport Information

Our region has a good choice of airports served by both national carriers and "lower cost" airlines, including airports across the border in Spain. The operators, routes, and timetables change with little warning, sometimes according to the time of year, so be sure to check.. In the peak months, fares for the "low cost" airlines increase substantially if not booked well in advance and it's often possible to find fares from the major airlines which are just as competitive. Skyscanner is a great site for checking prices and times, without having to search individual dates. The airlines serving airports most convenient to Chalabre are shown below: bmibaby British Airways Easyjet Flybe First Choice jet2.com Ryanair Sterling Transavia Wizz Air Car Hire Is available at all of the local airports. France car hire is unbeatable for rates at most, using the best available supplier, but at much better prices than booking direct. Always check the insurance carefully to ensure that all of the basics are included. By Road The excellent French autoroute system will bring you to Castelnaudary, Bram, Carcassonne, or Pamiers; all only a short drive away. We will provide you with detailled directions when you book. Mappy and viaMichelin provide very good route-planning facilities.

About Weather/Climate/Temperature

We are close to Spain, at 400 meter. Nights are not hot. We have very big walls against the hot weather. Very good weather till October/november.

About Family Activities

The Pic de Soularac (near Montségur, where 200 Cathars were burned to death in 1244) is only 16 miles from here - it is setting for the climax of Kate Mosse's bestseller Labyrinth. Medieval Carcassonne is also heavily featured - see the Guardian article about it. The novel is ideal for getting a feel for the beautiful region of the Pays d'Oc - just the thing to read before coming, or while relaxing by the pool! Mirepoix Cathedral (12 miles away) is well worth a visit and also has a Labyrinth. As well as being very beautiful, this area is rich in medieval history! And for those who would like to visit three countries in one day, the Spanish border is just a couple of hours away, either through Andorra or along the coastal autoroute.

About Walking

Walking & Cycling : This is an area with fine views and walks - the track which passes Bourdil goes in one direction towards Lac de Montbel through the woods (see picture), or in the other direction towards the village to connect with a variety of routes randonnées and VTT trails (walking and cycling circuits). There are fantastic views from a number of walks in the immediate area. We are also fortunate to have some impressive wildlife locally - birds of prey include Black Kites and Red Kites as well as Harriers and Buzzards.

About History

Cathar Castles : This is Cathar country. For lovers of history and legend, there are many impressive Cathar fortresses nearby, including Puivert and Montsegur where in 1244, 225 martyrs chose to be burnt at the stake, rather than give up their faith.

Prices (charges included) :

High season (july to august): Tivoli 594 €/ week, Aragou 870 € (100M2)

Medium season : Tivoli 474 €/week, Aragou 595 €/week.

Week-end : € (2 nights)

website : bourdil (dot) com

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Interesting to meet, encounter people from every countries. Help people in their choice of activities (visiting Cathar Castle, sports, randonnées ...)

Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Dutch
immo Hers SCI
benoit lestienne
Bourdil 14, Ferme du Bourdil
11230 Chalabre aude France
800337008, 800337008
Immo Hers SCI
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Benoit:



Thank you for these pictures. Good memories.



We had a 4hour delay in our train due to a suicide on the track of the train that we would have taken from Carcassonne so we had lunch there, and the SNCF rearranged our schedule. It was pleasant waiting in Carcassonne not too hot, and watching the boats on the canal. Our flight was delayed an hour due to late arrival of the plane and then congestion over England, and had a lot of turbulence, but we caught our scheduled flight from Toronto to Ottawa, and were met by our son. So now back in weather that is very similar to Chalabre.



We hope that you found Aragou in good shape, and with not too many glasses.



Thank you for all your care and kindnesses over the month. We very much enjoyed our stay with you.



With all best wishes to you, Tatiana, Romain.
Jun 2016
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0 Reviews

Location

Château Chalabre
"Very good for children"
Château de Montségur
"Good guide, explanation, but in french. Village also beautiful + musée"
Château de Puivert
Roquefixade Castle (Château de Roquefixade)
"Village + castle beautiful + view beautiful. Good walk. Free acces."
Mirepoix
"Very beautiful. Monday big market."
Roquefort-les-Cascades
Lac de Montbel
Chalabre
Niaux Cave (Grotte de Niaux)
Ax 3 Domaines
"Station de ski à Ax 3 Domaines + Ax les Thermes (cures / bains thermaux)"
voie verte

From the Owner

Between sea and mountain, we loved this Cathar country region and his heavy history in Pyrenées.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne Ryanair at 48 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Chalabre at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : carcassonne at 49 Kilometres Nearest Train : Limoux 16 km Foix 20 km at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Pamiers Carcassonne at 49 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : chalabre at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont d'Olmes at 43 Kilometres Car: recommended

Ferme du Bourdil, heated pool, lake 600 ha

The property is perfectly located on the Aude/Ariege border rich in history and on the Cathar trail. The Aude is one the largest wine producing regions in the world so visiting one of our wineries is a must (Blanquette de Limoux).

Escape to this beautifully renovated farmhouse with luxurious furnishings of our gites.

The pool (the pool has steps for easy access) area is surrounded by our meadows (3 ha), orchard and woodland making a perfect spot to relax in the sun listening to the bees and watching the butterflies

Come and visit the pretty medieval village of Chalabre with hall in the center. You can also SKI nearby in the winter months at picturesque Mont D'Olmes or go to the lake of Montbel.

Benoit and Tatiana Welcome you to our 3 Gite where, we take great pride in ensuring that your stay is as peaceful and restful and possible, we provide you all information to get your holiday off to the right start.

It is such a beautiful area with medium mountains, meadows, forests, lake and little villages to explore. The wonderful scenery changes with the seasons so we are open for visitors all the year round. We are ideally situated for walking (Voie Verte), skiing, fishing, house hunting or just having a well earned rest! There is so much to see, and you will enjoy the break from the pressures of work and home. Just a few ideas would be, a visit to Andorra for your duty free shopping. A trip to the medieval city of Mirepoix with its lovely architecture (make sure you take your camera; Monday market)

In the village of Chalabre we have a post office, paper shop, baker, butcher and a supermarket and there are restaurants close by too. Not so far the the historic Chateau MONTSEGUR and other places nearby are MIREPOIX, Rennes le Chateau, Pamiers, Foix castle and several amusement parks. Also for relaxing we have Rennes-les-Thermes and Ax-les-Thermes. If you like doing kayak, pédalos, sailing boat or relax on beach we have (4 km) the big lake of Montbel (580 ha). Water rafting and canoeing in nearby Quillan or Ax-les-Thermes. There is also a Forest adventure park, (tree climbing etc). There is so much to do in the nearby vicinity here, we have bikes for the “voie Verte” (old railway) or a horse, go karting at the International Karting Centre, walk for miles up hill and down dale in the mountains or the gorges. It is a paradise for cyclists and motorcyclist and everywhere you go there is a warm welcome for you. This is a safe and friendly area which has so much history. In bourdil at your disposal (ping-pong, badminton, jeux de boules). You also will like our chicken, bees.

Monts d'Olmes has great family skiing in the winter and is about 40 mins from here too.

Andorra is a lovely drive from here and you can stock up on your Duty Frees there and even pop into Spain if you want.

So we look forward to welcoming you to our lovely apartment and the picturesque area for your next holiday to France.

Additional Information

About Skiing

For winter and early spring visitors, the nearest ski slopes are at Mont d'Olmes (about 45 minutes' drive), with runs ranging from green to black. There are also three interlinked Domaines de Ski at Ax-les-Thermes. For river enthusiasts, there are many white water rafting and canoeing sites in the area. http://www.montsdolmes.com/ http://www.ax-ski.com/fr/ http://www.ski-andorre.com/ http://www.stationcamurac.com

About Golfing

In Carcassonne 40 km

About Sailing

At 4 km at the big Lac de Montbel (600 ha). Or to the sea, 115 km The Med The Languedoc-Roussillon coast has dozens of large sandy beaches, from Narbonne-Plage in the north to Canet-Plage and Argelès-Plage in the south, near Perpignan. Collioure is a pretty harbourside village. The whole area is famous for its quality of brilliant light which has atttracted many artists to work here.

About Beaches

Lac de Montbel The 580 hectare Lac de Montbel, with its sailing and boating facilities, is about 3 miles by road - or less via the wooded path from Le Bourdil.

About Scenery/Beauty Spots

Carcassonne : Within easy reach by car (45 minutes), is the spectacular Cité de Carcassonne - originally built in the middle ages and later restored by Prosper Mérimée and Eugène Viollet le Duc. Wine Country : Blanquette de Limoux has been produced here for longer than Champagne. Languedoc Roussillon is the largest wine producing region in France. The vineyards of Malepère, the Razès, and the Corbières are all close by, with the Minervois between Carcassonne and the coast.

About Airport Information

Our region has a good choice of airports served by both national carriers and "lower cost" airlines, including airports across the border in Spain. The operators, routes, and timetables change with little warning, sometimes according to the time of year, so be sure to check.. In the peak months, fares for the "low cost" airlines increase substantially if not booked well in advance and it's often

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season 100M2
8 Oct 2016 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
 
medium season 100M2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
High season 100M2
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£737
for 7 nights
£737
 
 
medium season 100M2
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
low season 100M2
23 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
 
medium season 100M2
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £167
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
deposit 30%

Changeover Day:
Arrival 4 PM, departure 10 AM the saturday

Notes on prices:
Low season 295 £, High 495 £

30% deposit

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Each people has a different story, live .. this is what we like. Every people will really enjoy these holidays in Chalabre. also you will enjoy le cassoulet de Castelnaudary, ses foies gras, fruits gorgés de soleil, fromages montagnards. Local Wine : Minervois, Clape, Malepère, Corbières, Fitou, Chardonnet ainsi que la célébrissime Blanquette de Limoux. Activities : A pied, à cheval, en v.t.t, golf, ski, rafting, ballade en péniche, thermalisme et plages de la Mer Méditerranée

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with thermostatic shower and hair drier.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with comfortable double bed, bedside cabinets and wardrobe..

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: Woodstore and BBQ, ping pong, 10 m heated pool, badminton, jeux de boules (pétanque) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning/ towels/ linen included dishwasher and Washing machine in Aragou gite (100m2). Washing machine available for Tivoli, ask owner) Other: Gite Aragou 100 m2, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 1 living, 1 big kitchen. Gite Tivoli 40M2 + studio 40m2

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