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

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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

Felicity Blastland
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 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

Felicity's hire was a delightful stop-over on an otherwise long drive. And unbeknown to us we timed it for the height of the wisteria's blooming season. Heavenly! And the little touches of fresh bread and homemade jelly waiting for us made us feel very welcome. We were also grateful for a Sunday dinner (noon) recommendation. Absolutely delicious, unique flavors, impeccable service, and good value for price. Thanks, Felicity, for a great stay.
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mazamet in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • 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
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.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


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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  • 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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
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
for 7 nights
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
for 2 nights
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
for 2 nights
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
for 2 nights
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 £127.04
Stay tax £0.76 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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