Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
In the beautiful midi Pyrenneesjust 50 mins from Carcassonne airport (Ryanair), on the famous Route of the Cathars and close to Mirepoix & Chateau Montsegur,our lovely two storey private apartment with its own front and back door,(next door to our chambres d'hotes -14794) sleeps from 2-6 and is part of an old 18th century relais de poste,built before 1750, recently renovated to a good standard with comfort and relaxation in mind.
We have done our best to provide everything you need for a good holiday and if you dont want to cook, there are two excellent restaurants close by and we can also do some evening meals for you too.
Plenty of room for you and your family or friends. You have 3 excellent sized bedrooms and a large sitting room with satelite tv,(French & UK) and on ground floor, a really good sized kitchen so plenty of room. Shower room and separate w/c are also on the ground floor.Old Wooden floors, good sized rooms just right for peaceful evenings and a good nights sleep. Comfortable accommodation, so for one week, or one month or more, this could be your home from home which is also WIFI.
Discover this wonderfully charming area of France which is a walkers' or ramblers' paradise, cyclist & bikers haven and you can enjoy unspoilt towns, and quiet tranquility and some of the best scenery in France. Great for rambling, painting, walking, skiing, biking, cycling, house hunting, or simply just relaxing, no matter the time of year. So much to do here, and so much to see,museums ,prehistoric park,dinasaur park,sub-terrannian boat trip,karting,horseriding ,cycling, and so much more all in easy reach.Belesta is a safe,and quiet and comfortable place where everyone speaks to you and you are made welcome, but with lots to do within a very short distance.
Trail of the Citadels Easter
Small Festival first weekend of May
large festival last weekend in May
Huge Vide Grenier & Pumpkin Festival November 1st
Family Skiing at Monts d'Olmes about 20 mins by car
We also offer a bed and breakfast option in our other house, just next door. Please see our other advert Number 14794.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside beaches at Lac Montbel and Puivert 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 65 km, Nearest railway: Foix 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All Sheets, towels etc are supplied ready for you and the private apartment is very comfortable and well situated to discover this beautiful area of unspoilt France in the Midi Pyrenees. Ideal for house hunting as well.
We have secure garage parking for motor cycles and bicycles . There are two bars in the village, a bakers, bank, chemist, post office,cash machine, tabac and supermarket so you can easily get everything you need here.
First floor and all these rooms have original wooden floors:
One large pretty double bedroom, facing the garden. One bright bedroom with two comfortable single beds. Another large double bedroom , we also have a spacious "L" shaped sitting room which has satelite television, video and dvd. So there is plenty of room to relax in the evenings . We also have WIFI available so you can bring your laptop and keep up to date with those e mails!
On the ground floor we have a good sized kitchen with everything you would need including a welcome pack. There is also a good sized shower room with wash basin and a separate toilet.
There is your own front door and access to the garden.
It is a really comfortable bright and airy apartment with good sized rooms, ideal for friends or families who want to be together but have their own space. Large kitchen/diner microwave, cooker, washing machine, fridge, satelite tv etc and all linen and table ware supplied. Secure parking available if required. If you dont want to cook, we can do it for you, just let us know what you want and we will do our best to provide it for you.
So, all year round,we have an apartment on two floors with three good sized bedrooms,(20 sq.m double with door to balcony; 13 sq.m double and 12 sq.m twin) and a bed sitting room( 30 sq.m.) with satelite tv etc . all up on the first floor. All bedding supplied, including towels etc. too., so you have no need to pack these items.
On the ground floor we have a shower room and toilet and also a good sized kitchen (15 sq.m) again fully equipped for your holiday.
|Further details outdoors|
Secure garage parking for bikes, motorbikes, etc if required. Motor Car Parking generally available outside the property on the road.
Resident owners in the house next door to answer any questions and provide local information.
Large garden area for evening drinks or a bbq, etc with several tables and umbrellas but plenty of room for all and is shared with the owners.
We are non smoking in the apartment,but its ok in the garden.
We offer a discount for 14 night bookings.
We require a non refundable deposit when your booking is confirmed and the balance on arrival please.
There is always a really good welcome pack to start you off and All linen and towels are provided for you.
Daily basic cleaning can be arranged for 15 euros per day - please advise when booking.
Any queries, just call 00 33 (0)5 61 01 28 55 or fill out the enquiry form below.
House hunting or awaiting completion of your purchase then longer lets are available, just contact us for really good prices.
The Midi-Pyrenees region
Our nearest Airport is Carcassonne,unfortunately not shown on the map above, just 50 mins away and served by Ryanair with flights all year (and 2 a day in the summer-so lots of reduced prices usually available)Special offer:. Book 7 nights and get one night free and an evening meal as well.This lovely unspoilt area has been described as "a walkers' paradise" and that is so very true, but whether walking, climbing a mountain, sitting by a lake, dipping your toes into the water, you will love this quiet,rural area and its lovely varied scenery.We even have the International Karting Centre about 15 mins away. Famous chateaux and grottos are all within easy reach and so much to see and do you wont fit it all in.
Why not have Christmas and or New Year in the pretty little village of Belesta, which nestles at the foothills of the magnificent Pyrenees, close to Ski Station Monts d'Olmes for really reasonably priced skiing in late December to March.
Then of course you have everything coming to life with the approach of spring, and the fields which look like velvet and the spring lambs etc. Of course summer is normally gorgeous weather, and lovely fresh air too, everyone sleeps very well here as the mountain air is so clean, and of course you have wonderful fields of sunflowers just like the Picasso painting. In Autumn the wonderful colours of the trees as they change and the weather can be still very good right up to Christmas and beyond. The days are shorter but you could have sunshine or showers. This is why this region is go beautiful and green, because we have the seasons. We get very little snow here in Belesta as we are at only 500 m and our roads stay virtually clear. So whatever time of year and whatever you are wanting from a holiday , then you can usually find it within 30 mins or so by car from here.
If you want to get away from it all, the Midi-Pyréenés is the largest official region of France, offering stunning vistas, good summer weather and a unique and very varied landscape.Fontestorbes Intermittent fountain is just one of six in the world , and during the summer months, the flow stops every 30 mins or so and you are able to walk through into the caves beyond,so it is a good attraction in the village. Hopefully next year there will also be a park area for bikes and climbing etc, just next to the Fountain just two minutes from here.The ski resorts at Mont D'Olmes offers an economical alternative to those of the French Alps, and this area is dotted with thermal resorts.
Monts D'Olmes is a family ski resort just 30-40 mins away, with a bus service from a nearby village.
We have a massive "vide grenier" (loft sale) here on 1st November so if you love looking at lots of bargains there are usually more than 200 stalls to see. This is held during the Pumpkin Festival, 29-30-31 October and 1st November. There is always some thing going on and lots to see and do then.
You have everything you want here, sunshine, glorious scenery, lavender fields,sunflower fields, lots of historic interest, (the Route of the Cathares, the famous Chateau of Montsegur). Rennes le Chateau, Lagarde, Leran, Montbel,Foix, Mirepoix, Ax le Thermes, Luzenac, even the Millau bridge is just three hours away, so you can see we are very centrally situated, and Carcasonne Airport is just 45 mins away, and Toulouse and Perpignan Airports both 1 hr 30 mins away, so you have an excellent choice of cheap flights to take advantage of.
Should you wish to drive , it takes approx 10 hours from the Dover ferry crossing and is a very straightforward route.
In Belesta, we have most of the things you would need,restaurants/bars, the bank, post office, cash machine,chemist, butcher, baker, supermarket etc are all within minutes of our chambres d'hotes.
The International Karting Centre is just 15 minutes away by car .
We have very reasonably priced skiing is at the Ski Station at Monts d'Olmes, about 1/3 of the price of other ski resorts-so it is ideal for families. There is a daily bus service from the next town to the ski station.
In the summer a relaxing trip to Lac Montbel or Puivert Lake is a must - very quiet and natural areas.
You can climb mountains, visit gorges or chateaux, take a trip in a microlite or go karting, rafting in fact most things are within easy reach for your holiday. It is such a beautiful area with mountains and forests 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, 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 and home.
Just 15 minutes from the International Karting Circuit, also on the famous Route of the Cathars, we are centrally situated to explore this lovely area. We have Fonstestorbes Intermittent Fountain, one of about only 6 in the world, which,during the summer months, stops about every 30 minutes and you are able to walk actually inside the caves, so this a a great attraction just outside Belesta village.
There are just so many places to see in this region; here are just a few ideas:
Monts d'Olmes is just about 40 mins away and has good facilities for families wishing to ski.
Mirepoix: there is a very busy market on a Monday in this medieval city . Mirepoix dates back to the 12c and there are still the wooden "covers" with magnificent carvings to see.
There are lots to do in the area, for all age groups. from the Prehistoric Park to canoeing, from train trips to underground river trips. There are so many chateaux and castles, you will be spoilt for choice. There are many markets to visit and festivals and brocantes to see and you must not miss the "vide greniers" the equivalent of a carboot sale all of which are in easy reach of this central location.
We are on the historic Route of the Cathars.The Castle at Montsegur should not to be missed and there are lovely lakes to visit and mountains to climb. This area is a paradise for walkers, cyclists, motor cyclists, families of all ages , and everyone who wants to "get away from it all" and just relax with a wander around and a glass (or 2 )of wine .
Only a short distance away(90mins) are Spain or Andorra with its famous duty free shopping! Another lovely place to visit is Ax les Thermes on the way to Andorra, where there is a natural spa too. You are only 20 mins away from beautiful Lac Montbel with its little beach, and only 90 mins away from beautiful Canet Plage on the coast. So you can see, whatever you want to do, it is here waiting for you.
Belesta village has a bank, a post office with cash machine, butchers, bakers, chemist, greengrocers, and a supermarket and also a garage, all of which are essential to make that holiday easy rather than a chore. There are twoo bars, most important, and both have small restaurants. Within 10-15 mins in the car there are a good choice of local restaurants to suit every taste, either open air by a lake (which is great in the summer) or a traditional restaurant and prices are still very reasonable in this area, again most important when you have a family.
Come and see us and you will see what I mean.
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3 Sep 2012
"Good value accommodation in a beautiful area"
This property is very good value. There is plenty of room and the facilities provided were good. The owner, Janet, is very helpful and made us feel very welcome. There are plenty of local walks and lo… More
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