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Ideal for discovering this beautiful, peaceful. area of France, lakes & chateaux

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Very Spacious 3 bedroom holiday home with well equipped kitchen for 2-6 persons

In the village of Belesta, on the borders of the Ariege & the Aude is our spacious and comfortable accommodation on two floors in part of an 18th century Relais de Poste. This is an excellent location for discovering this beautiful area. Belesta is a quiet village, but is central for exploring the Aude & the Ariege, even Andorra and Spain are quite easily accessed.

Entering your own front door, on the ground floor is a good sized kitchen diner, with dishwasher, washing machine, cooker, microwave and enough plates and pots and pans for your holiday. The shower room and separate toilet are also on the ground floor Comfortable, clean and plenty of room upstairs are the 3 bedrooms, ideal for a family holiday. Two rooms with double beds & one with two single beds. Then there is the sitting room/ TV room, a large L shaped room with comfortable chairs & settees as well. There is a table & chairs for games in the evening & DVDs & CDs & television.

Belesta is a good sized village, very safe and it has a supermarket, post office, bank & several small shops including a chemists. Everyone talks to you, just like the old days. Belesta is ideally situated for discovering this really beautiful part of SW France, a walkers paradise with all its history, scenery, lakes, etc.

More Details

Janet Carey
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Janet Carey

We moved here in 2005 to this property which was previously an 18th century Relais de Poste, so now it has come back really to its original use. We saw many properties and realised this one had the potential as a B&B and Gite with a large garden to every one has plenty of room. We are at a height of just 500 metres so in the winter we usually keep clear of the snow ourselves, which is handy. We are close to three airports, again a bonus, and the villagers are wonderful and very friendly

and have looked after us and helped up immensely

Janet Carey purchased this house in 2005

Why Janet Carey chose Bélesta

Central location for making the most of this lovely area, lots for families to see and do and for motor cyclists, walkers, people who love history or beautiful scenery and those who want to have a relaxing holiday too. We can put cycles and or motor bikes in our garage, safe and sound.We have lots of room in the garden if you fancy a bbq there is one there too.

What makes this house unique

Plenty of room, which is a bonus as its no fun being cooped up and on top of each other for you holiday,and you also need your rest as the mountain air is wonderful and everyone sleeps well after their days out. we have a bed and breakfast here too so should you require evening meals, that is also possible subject to availability


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bélesta in Ariège

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a good size shower room and the toilet is separate from the shower room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The three bedrooms are all on the first floor and all bedding and towels etc including beach towels are provided. Also hair-dryers are in the bedrooms. An extra single bed is available as is a cot for a child up to 3 years of age.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Our house is divided into 2 separate accommodations, with the self catering house, next door to our bed and breakfast accommodation. The large garden is available to everyone and we live on the premises so we are on hand to give any help that you need and can offer a cleaning service during your holiday if required. There is plenty of room for every one . Do let us know if you will be arriving late and we can provide a meal for you if required. We provide booklets with lots of local information for you and there is so much to do here, that you wont get it all done in two weeks. You can ski in winter or sunbathe at the lakeside beach at Lac Montbel or Puivert Lake or there is also a Lido in Lavelanet (6 k).


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Ideal for discovering this beautiful, peaceful. area of France, lakes & chateaux
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wunderbare Unterkunft mit fürsorglichen Vermietern. Zentral gelegen und trotzdem ruhig und entspannend. Wie beschrieben, äußerst geräumig und mit Allem ausgestattet, was man im Urlaub braucht. Sehr empfehlenswert.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: gloriously Wonderful accommodation with caring landlords. Centrally located but still quiet and relaxing. As described, extremely spacious and equipped with everything you need on vacation. Highly recommended Thank you for your lovely comments and hope to see you again here in Belesta
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Paysages magnifiques et sauvages....

  • 5 of 5

Idéal pour les randonnées, le rafting.... mais aussi pour les baignades ( lac de montbel ). Nombreux points de vue ( gouffre des corbeaux, cascades de Roquefort, gorges de la Frau....) accessible avec des enfants (8 ans) parcours aventure crapahut tres sympa idéal en famille et animateurs accueillants idem pour la serre aux papillons : insectes que l'on croit connaître et qui révèlent bien des secrets....

Merci à Mme Carrey pour son accueil (malgré notre arrivée tardive) et toutes ses sympathiques attentions ( personne dicrete mais soucieuse de notre confort. Le gîte est spacieux dans une maison de pays avec accès au jardin. 3 vraies chambres se trouvent à l'étage avec un salon, au RDC les pièces de vie.

Peu de commerçants dans le village mais toujours sympathiques....

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Monts D'olmes
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Lakeside beaches Lac Montbel & Puivert
Car: necessary

Our large self catering holiday home has everything you would need, and plenty of space for you all. Pretty, well equipped accommodation in the quiet village of Belesta, on the main D117 route. 3 good sized bedrooms, & large kitchen. So much to see and plenty to do in the vicinity for all age groups. We have a large garden too so plenty of room there too.Between Chateau Montsegur & Mirepoix, just on the route of the Cathares,we have Rennes le Chateau, Roxifixade, Foix, Carcassonne, Limoux, the beautiful Lac Montbel are all within 20-30min,and there is family skiing at nearby Monts D'Olmes and also Andorra, French & Spanish Coast, within approx 90min or so. In Belesta we have a couple of bars/restaurants, a chemist, bank,post office, several small shops & a supermarket.

We are 15 mins from the International Karting Centre, 10 mins from the start of the Trail of the Citadels, and there is lots to do with in half an hour Every little village nearby has something to offer, Camon & the Rose festival (4th Sunday in May,Festival of Noisettes in Lavelanet In September,Mirepoix apple festival in October, CarBoot in Belesta in November,The Trail of the Citadels at Easter time, to name but a few. International Karting Centre,Butterfly Centre horse-riding, rafting, tree climbing, cycling, motorbiking or walking, this is the place to come to, old fashioned France where everyone talks to you & it is very safe & central to visit this fantastic, diverse, lovely area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bélesta, Midi-Pyrenees

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Season
5 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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