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

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'..delightfully secluded and tucked away in its own quiet courtyard garden – yet only 5 minutes from supermarket and market place in one direction, and mountain drives/bikes/walks in the other! Extremely well-equipped, spacious and comfortable. ... Mazamet centre is lovely and the nearest mountain village Hautpoul is not to be missed! Mazamet is an excellent base to explore in all directions. Felicity was very welcoming and helpful.
Oct 2016
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5 Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Central Cafe at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mazamet at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Mazamet at 1 Kilometres 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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Rate 10
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£112
for 2 nights
From
£56
£389
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 11
17 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£127
for 2 nights
From
£63
£423
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 12
5 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£112
for 2 nights
From
£56
£389
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£237
for 4 nights
£414
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
£1,673
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£118
for 2 nights
£414
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£111
for 2 nights
£389
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£133
for 2 nights
£465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town

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

Floor Area

  • 65 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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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