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Gite With Mountain Views And Large Shared Swimming Pool Set In 29 Hectares Of Pr

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 2,109 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, one bathroom gite with mountain view

Mouli d’al Roc, the Catalan spelling of Moulin du Roc is a leisure Accommodation centre in the South of France with facilities for private parties, club events and festivals.

A family run business in the Pyrenees foothills, the heart of our complex is a converted 18th century water mill surrounded by fifty-acres of fields, forests and olive groves with the ruisseau Le Bec flowing the length of our small estate and feeding the river Aude popular for fly fishing, white water rafting and canoeing enthusiasts.

Two kilometres from the village of St Julia de Bec on the D 609 and ten kilometres from the town of Quillan, our short or long-term self-catering Accommodation consist of three gites/apartments linked by a communal balcony. Each of these three gites has three bedrooms, lounge and bathroom and are capable of sleeping five, while our much larger fourth gite has two bathrooms, three double bedrooms, a bunkroom and is capable of sleeping nine.

A large heated outdoor L shaped Swimming Pool with Tiki Bar with terraced gardens is attached to the property along with an adjoining ornamental koi carp pond fed by a waterfall, which has at its centre a small island of contemplation reached by two wooden Japanese bridges in the style of Monet’s garden at Giverny.

Additional leisure facilities include an Indoor Bar and Games Room with two American pool and one European football tables. There is also a lounge with a large screen satellite TV.

Mouli d’al Roc is a Working Farm with sheep, goats and horses grazing mountain pastures constantly guarded by Mo, a Great Pyrenees Pastou, a breed of dog whose name is derived from the old French word pastre meaning shepherd. Mo became part of the family due to the local hunter’s entrenched mentality of firing at anything that moves. So fed up wearing camouflage and fluorescent flack-jackets and standing perfectly still during the hunting season of September to May, we registered our land as a Wildlife Refuge in perhaps the mistaken belief that the denizens of the surrounding forest would know when it was prudent to assemble on our land.

Apart from our Wildlife Reserve status, Mo serves another purpose in that his St Bernard size acts as a deterrent to the Pyrenean brown bear, wolf, ocelot and Iberian lynx - indigenous inhabitants hunted to near extinction – welcome visitors who unfortunately came to regard our sheep, goats and chickens as you would a McDonalds. You get rid of one pest only to find another, except these magnificent creatures possess a nobility lacking in most humans,

Due to a re-population program mainly from the Spanish side, such animals with no need or heed for documentation, apart for a microchip, they amble, lope or slink along ancient migratory tracks to inevitably encounter a grim band of desperados with their motto ‘Mitterent Primum, Deinde Puto’ (Shoot First, Think Later) indelibly inked on their hearts. Having already lost one pregnant female bear to the trophy ardour of such low brows, now the authorities with each new sighting warn all the hunting lodges about the dire consequences.

As well as using our surrounding 27 hectares of land for grazing animals, making hay and growing our own garden produce, we also stage various Music Festivals performed in our mountain amphitheatre whose unique acoustics would not disappoint a yodelling Heidi or a Maria Von Trapp ensemble. However, it appears only our horses find such amplified ostinato music restful, their ears like antennae turned in and tuned onto the pounding repetitive base while the goats, sheep and Mo beat a hasty retreat to higher more tranquil pastures.

We also have an Observatory housing a 14″ Meade GPS LX200 telescope fitted with an HD camera transmitting images 500 metres to a large screen in our snug of a bar. It just seemed an appropriate occasion for stars and alcohol to get together as with a large G&T we collectively toast the efforts of that evening’s astronomer up in the mountains wearing his thermals against the chill of the evening air. Perhaps we should hang a brandy barrel around Mo’s neck.

We are an offbeat informal place preferring the chaos of relaxed human or animal behaviour to rigid management. The conversation flows freely and unfortunately for kidneys so does the wine. In case of an emergency, we can arrange access to a local detoxification facility. However, for those that have no time for such an imbibing inconvenience, there are plans to install our own portable dialysis unit.

Mouli d’al Roc facilities make it ideal for holding Events such as -

• Birthday Parties

• Wedding Receptions

• Family Gatherings

• Barn Dances

• Club Events

• Seminars

• Music Festivals

• Pool Parties

We are always eager to accommodate any requirement, so please explore our web page or talk to one of the family known hereafter as the MANAGEMENT.

More Details
Registration Number : FR24526

Owner
Christopher Colyer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About Christopher Colyer

Off beat and informal

Christopher Colyer purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Christopher Colyer chose Saint-Julia-de-Bec

The Languedoc Roussillon region is a wilderness of majestic and raw beauty stained only by the Catholic Church’s Albigensian genocide of the naïve Cathare - the only crusade ever to take place in Europe.

Named after the town of Albi, such a slaughter contained as you would expect horrific deeds exemplified by the crusading forces preparing to break through the city defences of Narbonne when the soldiers asked their commander Raymond of Toulouse who to kill, he replied:

‘Kill them all. God will spare those he wants.’

The philosophy of Cathare can best be described as Gnostic dualism, believing that good and evil resides in everyone and that life is a daily battle between these two constant warring aspects of a riven personality - a common sense philosophy posing a great threat to Rome, since it did not accept either the Pope or his priests as God’s representatives.

The Cathare occupied previously built castles on majestic peaks guarding either side of the Aude valley stretching from Carcassonne to Perpignan. A breakaway faith flanked by the two major Catholic powers of France and Spain, it raises the question, why did they geographically place themselves in so much danger. Various theories exist - some so volatile that if ever proven would tear away that very cornerstone of Christianity – the truth behind Jesus’s death.

The Languedoc Roussillon region was a penal colony for the Roman Empire and various texts and gospels outlawed by Rome refer to Pontius Pilate exiling instead of executing this troublesome man along with his wife Mary Magdalene and their sons. Explaining why the Bourbon King Louie X1V of France maintained his lineage had a direct connection to the House of David.

If the Cathars were aware of this non-messianic concept of Christianity and knew of their mortal messiah’s burial place, which some researchers believe to be in the Aude region, perhaps this helps us to understand why they gathered and lived here.

What makes this apartment unique

Thousands of kilometres of well maintained and chevron marked trails suitable for walkers that take you through glorious countryside.

Walking in the Pyrenees, especially with the Cathare castles as focal points is a very spiritual experience. You can head off into the mist of history on a one-way journey and always rely on us to pick you up at the end of the day.

Mouli d’al Roc is also a motorcycle friendly establishment offering extensive Accommodation and leisure facilities for on or off-road motorcycle individuals or groups wishing to visit the South of France. A petrol head of long standing, be it two wheels of four as demonstrated by the Aprilia and Dodge Viper, the proprietor has direct contact with two of the most talented trail riders in the district who will act as your guides.

We have a secure covered parking area available for the storage and repair of motorcycles and after a shower having used enough orange Swarfega to win a Donald Trump lookalike competition, the use of a large outdoor heated Swimming Pool with Tiki Bar. We can also offer the use of an indoor Bar and Games Room with satellite TV offering programs that are fast, noisy and dangerous.

Mouli d’al Roc also has a fully equipped workshop with fabrication and wash down facilities to assist guests in performing bike maintenance and repairs. We use this workshop for the maintenance and repair of own machinery, petrol engines, diesel generators, motorcycles and cars right up to our heavy earth moving equipment.

A local motorcycle workshop Atelier Motos is available for tyre changing and complex maintenance and repairs. The proprietor and his son are successful off-roaders and act as the guides for our cross-country trail riding. We have even assisted a Finnish ‘Hog’ owner in getting his bike repatriated to Finland after his rear wheel broke up requiring new parts from the USA.`

We also have available for delivery and recovery operations a Land Rover Defender with a large Ifor Williams trailer.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Julia-de-Bec in Aude

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • mas
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2109 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with toilet, corner bath/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Small with double bed Bedroom 2 Small with single bed Bedroom 3 Small with bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The first floor is an open plan tiled living and dining area with digital satellite television reception and a fully equipped kitchen The bathroom is situated on the first floor and incorporates a three quarter corner bath with shower. A large window and French doors from the lounge looks out over the mountain and stream which runs right through the property. The shallow stream is perfectly safe for children. The second floor of each Gite is reached via a spiral staircase that leads onto a sitting room with the three bedrooms radiating off it.   The front entrance to the Gites is via a balcony running the length of the Mill. The Gites can be also be entered from the rear balcony by means of the second floor sitting room.  The rear terrace provides a secluded area  for reading, sunbathing or dining. Outside: A large terraced garden and fish pond is located at the front of the Moulin. Tables and chairs are placed around the property for guests to use for picnics, quiet morning breakfasts or leisurely evening meals. Large portable gas fired barbeques are available for use. A bar and games room is situated on the ground floor equipped with  pool, table football and UK digital satellite television.   A large ‘L’ shaped outdoor heated swimming pool with Rock Garden and Tiki bar is available for guests use. Utility Room: We have a large commercial washing machine in its own room with dryer. We also have a small open to the public bar with a video telescope monitor which then leads into a large communal room with full UK satellite television and two pool tables. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and a maid service can be arranged. Otherwise the upkeep of the gite is the responsibility of the tenant. While laundry is being carried out, replacement linen and towels is provided. Other: We also have on our land a 6 by 4 metre telescope observatory with rotating dome which is about five minute walk distance. The 14 inch pedestal mounted Meade has a video camera connected by WiFi to the public bar. Public WiFi is also provided.

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Gite With Mountain Views And Large Shared Swimming Pool Set In 29 Hectares Of Pr
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perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful location , if your looking for peace stunning mountain views with amazing hospitality

We where a family of 5 two teenagers and 8 year old , we have never been so relaxed .Chris Kim Gus & Jean Claude couldn't have been more welcoming.

In a blink we would return .

Dave Adrienne Douglas family

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Carcassonne (CCF)
Nearest Barpub
Mouli d'al Roc
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Cherbourg
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Quillan
Nearest Motorway
52 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Quillan/Granes
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Camurac
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Perpignan
Car: necessary

Mouli d’al Roc, the Catalan spelling of Moulin du Roc is a leisure Accommodation centre in the South of France with facilities for private parties, club events and festivals.

A family run business in the Pyrenees foothills, the heart of our complex is a converted 18th century water mill surrounded by fifty-acres of fields, forests and olive groves with the ruisseau Le Bec flowing the length of our small estate and feeding the river Aude popular for fly fishing, white water rafting and canoeing enthusiasts.

Two kilometres from the village of St Julia de Bec on the D 609 and ten kilometres from the town of Quillan, our short or long-term self-catering Accommodation consist of three gites/apartments linked by a communal balcony. Each of these three gites has three bedrooms, lounge and bathroom and are capable of sleeping five, while our much larger fourth gite has two bathrooms, three double bedrooms, a bunkroom and is capable of sleeping nine.

A large heated outdoor L shaped Swimming Pool with Tiki Bar with terraced gardens is attached to the property along with an adjoining ornamental koi carp pond fed by a waterfall, which has at its centre a small island of contemplation reached by two wooden Japanese bridges in the style of Monet’s garden at Giverny.

Additional leisure facilities include an Indoor Bar and Games Room with two American pool and one European football tables. There is also a lounge with a large screen satellite TV.

Mouli d’al Roc is a Working Farm with sheep, goats and horses grazing mountain pastures constantly guarded by Mo, a Great Pyrenees Pastou, a breed of dog whose name is derived from the old French word pastre meaning shepherd. Mo became part of the family due to the local hunter’s entrenched mentality of firing at anything that moves. So fed up wearing camouflage and fluorescent flack-jackets and standing perfectly still during the hunting season of September to May, we registered our land as a Wildlife Refuge in perhaps the mistaken belief that the denizens of the surrounding forest would know when it was prudent to assemble on our land.

Apart from our Wildlife Reserve status, Mo serves another purpose in that his St Bernard size acts as a deterrent to the Pyrenean brown bear, wolf, ocelot and Iberian lynx - indigenous inhabitants hunted to near extinction – welcome visitors who unfortunately came to regard our sheep, goats and chickens as you would a McDonalds. You get rid of one pest only to find another, except these magnificent creatures possess a nobility lacking in most humans,

Due to a re-population program mainly from the Spanish side, such animals with no need or heed for documentation, apart for a microchip, they amble, lope or slink along ancient migratory tracks to inevitably encounter a grim band of desperados with their motto ‘Mitterent Primum, Deinde Puto’ (Shoot First, Think Later) indelibly inked on their hearts. Having already lost one pregnant female bear to the trophy ardour of such low brows, now the authorities with each new sighting warn all the hunting lodges about the dire consequences.

As well as using our surrounding 27 hectares of land for grazing animals, making hay and growing our own garden produce, we also stage various Music Festivals performed in our mountain amphitheatre whose unique acoustics would not disappoint a yodelling Heidi or a Maria Von Trapp ensemble. However, it appears only our horses find such amplified ostinato music restful, their ears like antennae turned in and tuned onto the pounding repetitive base while the goats, sheep and Mo beat a hasty retreat to higher more tranquil pastures.

We also have an Observatory housing a 14″ Meade GPS LX200 telescope fitted with an HD camera transmitting images 500 metres to a large screen in our snug of a bar. It just seemed an appropriate occasion for stars and alcohol to get together as with a large G&T we collectively toast the efforts of that evening’s astronomer up in the mountains wearing his thermals against the chill of the evening air. Perhaps we should hang a brandy barrel around Mo’s neck.

We are an offbeat informal place preferring the chaos of relaxed human or animal behaviour to rigid management. The conversation flows freely and unfortunately for kidneys so does the wine. In case of an emergency, we can arrange access to a local detoxification facility. However, for those that have no time for such an imbibing inconvenience, there are plans to install our own portable dialysis unit.

Mouli d’al Roc facilities make it ideal for holding Events such as -

• Birthday Parties

• Wedding Receptions

• Family Gatherings

• Barn Dances

• Club Events

• Seminars

• Music Festivals

• Pool Parties

We are always eager to accommodate any requirement, so please explore our web page or talk to one of the family known hereafter as the MANAGEMENT.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint-Julia-de-Bec, Languedoc-Roussillon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off Season
5 Feb 2018 - 31 May 2019
1 night minimum stay
£84
for 1 night
From
£84
£588
 
 
Summer Season
1 Jul 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£682
for 7 nights
£682
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£84
for 1 night
From
£84
£588
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.0%

Booking Notes:
Your booking is not confirmed until we receive a 30% non-refundable deposit no later than 5 days after you make a provisional booking. The balance is be due 6 weeks before the start of your holiday.
We accept payment in GBP or Euros either by bank transfer, Paypal or a Eurocheque.
Prices are inclusive of electricity, water, laundry facilities,  bed linen, duvets, towels, use of the games room and swimming pool.

Changeover Day:
During peak period our changeover day is Saturday to Saturday. Please contact us  if you require something different

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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