Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Deep in the South of France, nestling in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, this renovated stone cottage is ideally placed for walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and skiing. The vine shaded south facing terrace offers fantastic views over the Aude Valley to Renne-le-Chateau, Coustaussa Castle and surrounding mountains.

A 3 bedroom old stone cottage, beautifully restored to reveal expert stonework & exposed beams. Full of character with wonderful views over the Aude and Salz Valleys. Sleeping up to 6, the accommodation consists of 2 double bedrooms on the first floor and a twin bedroom on the top floor. All have spectacular views. The south facing terrace with great views is ideal for al fresco dining or relaxing in the evenings over a glass of wine.

Montazels is at the centre of the Cathar region, with hill top castles and the medieval city of Carcassonne to remind you of the fascinating and often tragic history for which this region is renowned. We are situated in the foothills of the Pyrenean Mountain range which form the natural border between France and Spain, and completely engulf the tiny nation of Andorra.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Narbonne 90 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 38 km, Nearest railway: Couiza/Montazels 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Montazels is at the centre of the Cathar region, with hill top castles and the medieval city of Carcassonne to remind you of the fascinating and often tragic history for which this region is renowned. Just across the valley from the cottage is Rennes le Chateau, centre of a mystery still very much alive with many books written and films made on the subject. The mystery is one of sudden wealth, secret codes and a search for treasure in the latter part of the 19th C. The link with the village is very strong - in 1852 Bérenger Saunière, the priest at the centre of the mystery was born in Montazels. Just type Montazels into any search engine and take your pick of the many web sites if you wish to delve deeper. Here you will find the story that gave rise to the Dan Brown book 'The Da Vinci Code'.

Montazels

Just across the valley and visible from the cottage is the church and village of Rennes le Chateau, centre of a mystery still very Just across the valley and visible from the cottage is the church and village of Rennes le Chateau, centre of a mystery still very much alive with many books written & films made on the subject. The mystery is one of sudden wealth of a village priest, secret codes and a search for treasure in the latter part of the 19th C. The link with the village is very strong - in 1852 Bérenger Saunière, the priest at the centre of the mystery was born in Montazels. Just type Montazels into any search engine and take your pick of the many web sites if you wish to delve deeper. Here you will find the story that gave rise to the Dan Brown book 'The Da Vinci Code'.

There are swimming lakes, horse riding, canoeing and white water rafting available all in the local area.

There are several local freshwater lakes with beaches for bathing. Open air bathing is also available at our local spas Rennes-les-Bain and Alet-les-Bain. The Mediterranean beaches are 90 minutes drive.

Couiza at 15 minutes walk is our nearest village & has 2 boulangeries, a supermarket, post office, cash machine, hair salon, pharmacy, 2 bars and 3 restaurants within a 15 minute walk. The larger towns of Quillan and Limoux with are a 20 minute drive. There is a footpath for a walk to Rennes-le-Chateau and numerous Cathar castles can be reached in under an hours drive.

Whether skiing in the Pyrennees, enjoying the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean or exploring hill top Cathar Castles, 'Maisons de Montazels' are ideally placed to enjoy all the Languedoc has to offer.