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Delightful Gite in SW France - Private Garden, Close to Town & beautiful walks

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Mazamet, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Relaxed Environment, Easy Driving Distance To Major Cultural Centres - Carcassonne, Toulouse, Albi

Nestled in the Montagne Noire National Park, the holiday cottage has southern views of wooded mountains and has easy access to magnificent scenery with all the conveniences of the small and historic market town of Mazamet. The self-catering cottage comfortably accommodates 4 people in two adjoining bedrooms, and also has a studio couch in the living room. This accommodation provides an excellent holiday location for walking, riding, cycling, golf, bird-watching, wild swimming and other outdoor pursuits, or for simply enjoying the relaxed southern French way of life!

More Details

Owner
Felicity Blastland
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Felicity Blastland

I live with my husband in Mazamet where we work looking after the gite and making paintings and sculpture, which we show in the Atelier in our home. Gite Wisteria is next to our home, so we are usually around to help you settle in and answer any queries you may have during your stay.

We both love walking in the local mountains and swimming in the lakes and will be delighted to show you some of our favourite haunts.

We also love our gardens where we grow lots of herbs and flowers, and a few veggies (they seem to do very well here!). The gite garden has plenty of herbs for your own use on the evenings you fancy cooking at home.

Felicity Blastland purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Felicity Blastland chose Tarn

We moved to this area of the south of France as it is one of the most beautiful regions we know! The scenery here is very dramatic with the mountains and beautiful valleys. There is so much history still visible – from the tiny mountain hamlets to the Cathar castles and medieval towns and cities.

We are in the Montagne Noire National Park, a range of mountains, peaking at 4,000 feet, with forests of oak and chestnut, lakes and highland meadows full of wild flowers. The air is very clean. We chose Mazamet as we love its wide tree-lined streets, its proximity to the mountains and because it is a small and vibrant working town with excellent facilities such as 4 farmers’ markets a week, a theatre, cinema, galleries, museums and good sports facilities.

What makes this cottage unique

The situation of the gite is very special as it is in a walled garden just a 5 minute walk away from shops, the markets, cafes and restaurants.

Each room of the gite has south facing double French windows opening onto its own garden which leads to a lockable private street gate and adjacent parking.

It is very convenient that after a lovely day out, you can come home to the calm of the cottage and garden, wash and change and then walk a short way for a drink or delicious meal.

If you do want to cook your own food, we can highly recommend the local markets for the freshest ingredients and have ensured that the gite kitchen has all the cooking equipment you might need. The gite garden is a delightful place to eat your meal in the evening sun relaxing with a glass of good local wine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect!

Thank you very much! We enjoyed staying with you very much! Wonderful gîte!
Jul 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mazamet in Tarn

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The light and airy bathroom has a shower, wash basin and W.C. and the washing machine is located here. As with all the rooms, the double doors lead out onto the garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , We can provide a traditional wooden baby cot if you wish
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This twin room is adjacent to the main bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a double bed, the second adjacent bedroom has twin beds. We have a traditional wooden baby cot if you wish. There is also a studio couch in the living room that can be made up into a comfortable double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: We hope you will enjoy the gite's private garden which is planted with a wide variety of herbs, flowers and shrubs. You are very welcome to use the herbs to flavour your own meals. There is a table and four chairs outside the gite in the patio area, a large sun shade for the table and a small portable BBQ. There are also fold-up camping chairs for you to use if you would like to take them with you on picnics and we provide a 'cold-bag' for your picnics as well. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide sheets and towels (as well as swimming towels for your wild swimming!) and kitchen linen on a weekly basis. Our guests usually do their own cleaning and clothes washing, although this can be arranged for you for a small charge.

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Delightful Gite in SW France - Private Garden, Close to Town & beautiful walks
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Gite Wisteria - Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

After two weeks of hillside rambling, rest and relaxation we fell in love with this Gite and this area of France. Felicity and Martin made us so welcome and provided lots of helpful advice regarding scenic walks and local events. The three-times weekly market is a delight for self- caterers with a couple of nearby supermarkets for everything else. A boulangerie is just five minutes walk away for your freshly baked morning croissants!

The cottage is very well appointed and whether taking breakfast or returning from a day out, has a lovely private garden to relax in.

The Tourist Information Office is very helpful for printed walking routes in English. Recommended excursions are to Carcassonne ( Old City ); Castres ( Goya Museum ); Revel ( Market ); Labrugiere and Soreze Medieval towns. There are plenty of hilly (some challenging! ) walks e.g up to Hautpoul but worth the effort for the fantastic views and beautiful landscapes. Also recommended are the nearby Lac de la Montagne Noir and the Lake at La Pradelles. For cyclists there is an easy ride along the Voie Verte, a flat disused railway track from Mazamet with charming villages along the way.

Felicity and Martin provided lots of maps and information and with their local knowledge there will be no doubt visitors will see the best of everything the area has to offer, while enjoying being 'at home' in the cottage. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb gite

  • 5 of 5

We found the gite to be charming and of a very high standard. It is situated in a beautiful secluded garden and instantly felt welcoming. It was a delight to return to after a day's sightseeing. Inside it was spotless, homely and extremely well appointed with many extras indicating the thoughtfulness of Felicity and Martin. We found the gite to be perfectly positioned for day trips. Everything you require for self catering can be found in Mazamet with a baker and butcher to be found close by. The view from the south facing rooms is of a wooded hillside indicating the proximity of the countryside and walks. Felicity and Martin were very welcoming after we arrived late and the basket of goodies was exceptional. They were perfect hosts, only too willing to help and offer advice and guidance but never intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Accueil chaleureux

  • 4 of 5

Très bon accueil, avec quelques provisions offertes.

Gite chaud à notre arrivée, très propre et bien rangé avec tout le nécessaire.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Gite, great location,

  • 5 of 5

My husband and friend stayed in this lovely Gite for three weeks.The hospitality from Felicity and Martin was second to none.We received a warm friendly welcome and a wonderful "goody" box to help us get started.The Gite is nestled at the foothills of the Black Mountains and there is a wonderful lake nearby with great amenities. The area is drenched with Medieval Villages with Albi and , Carcassone close by. The Gite is very pretty and furnished well.The town of Mazamet has excellent restaurants and minutes away from the Gite.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little treasure

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were most accommodating, after a delayed flight, arriving at 2am, it was lovely to see a friendly face. The accommodation was just perfect, very comfortable bed, beautiful garden, exactly what we needed for an escape to the south of France. Well positioned, close to centre of town with a boulangerie and charcuterie 50m up the road. We had a great stay, thank-you. Look forward to seeing you again in Oct.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Need to spend time contemplating life and allow the Universe to bring you peace and beauty? Then look no further for you have found the perfect place

Wake up to the dawn chorus and know your day has started right - open the French doors onto a secluded sunken sheltered garden and enjoy breakfast in privacy and the sound of the nearby mountain stream.

This is the typical French Gite, everything you require, without out the modernity of a modern hotel but the character and spirit of comfort.

Expectations are met, as the owners have prepared the Gite with you in mind, clean and tidy with that gentle unassuming touch that makes you know you are being welcomed.

This couple are just as friendly as you require without intrusion but so helpful if you need advise from walks to restaurants. You only have to ask and nothing is too much trouble

If you are a walker then boot up and set off, you are in for a treat for the rolling foothills provide walks for everyone

Highly recommended – Five Star Gite – can’t wait to come back

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Les Montagnès
Hautpoul
Albi
Carcassonne
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Central Cafe
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Mazamet
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Mazamet
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

A 5 minute drive from the gite to the mountain lake with beach and excellent swimming. There are showers, changing rooms and loos!

Travel:

Toulouse Blagnac airport - 1h30 from the gite

Carcassonne airport - 50 mins from the gite

Beziers airport 1h15 from the gite

Castres/Mazamet 20 mins - flights from Paris/Lyon etc (daily service to Paris)

Cherbourg: 10 hrs drive

St. Malo: 8 hrs drive

Paris: 7 hrs drive

Distances:

Distances to the gite from main centres:

Bordeaux: 4 hrs

Andorra: 4 hrs

Spain: 2.2 hrs

Toulouse:1.25 hrs

Albi: 1 hr

Carcassone: 1 hr

Castres: 25 mins

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mazamet, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
£1,817
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£128
for 2 nights
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£121
for 2 nights
£422
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£144
for 2 nights
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£123
for 2 nights
£431
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
24 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£128
for 2 nights
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £4.59 per person per night
Damage Deposit £91.75

Booking Notes:
Please see our website for full booking details.
For the damage deposit you can give us a cheque in your currency which we will either return to you or bank, having discussed with you and itemised any accidental damage etc to the property. We will include our bank's charges if you use this option.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Saturday although we can be flexible with this - so do ask! To allow us to make sure the gite is beautiful for your arrival, we invite our guests to arrive from 4pm and to leave the gite by 10 am the morning of their departure.

Notes on prices:
For three week and longer bookings we offer a 10% discount on the weekly prices shown.

Long Term Rental is possible in the gite (up to 3 months) - and we are perfectly placed if you are looking for property in the region, are wanting a longer holiday, or are working on a project that needs some peace and quiet - simply ask us about availability.

A small tourist tax of 0.90 Euros/adult/night will also be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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