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Rustic gîte in rural village 25 minutes south of Carcassonne

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Suits couples seeking peace in the countryside with nearby town facilities

If you're looking for a safe haven from which to explore the mysteries of the Cathar castles, discover delightful walks in the Malepère Massif or simply unwind in a peaceful space for yourselves, a Razès Gîtes may be right for you.

Located in a quiet, rural village, guests have the opportunity to slow down the pace of time and re-discover a sense of inner peace and calm while gently re-connecting with the sights and sounds of nature all around.

There are two gîtes at Razès – Soujeole and Corbières - both suitable for short stays or long lets. Each gîte is ideally suited for a couple and has its own private entrance, parking, fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge areas, double bedroom and bath/shower room, wifi access. They may be rented together or individually.

Guests of Soujeole and Corbières gîtes have a choice of 3 shared yet secluded gardens and the Grange at their disposal for outdoor dining and relaxation. The Grange houses: the outdoor kitchen, washing machine, BBQ, table tennis & darts.

Guests have the opportunity to slow down time, re-connect with the sights and sounds of nature all around safely tucked away in the heart of a rural village. The area is renowned for its wild orchids and birds of prey which are to be found no more than a stone's throw away. Depending on the time of year, the neighbouring hillsides of vines, poppies or sunflowers are simply spectacular lending incredible views of the countryside and Cathar castles.

With their unique ambiance & rustic character, Razès Gîtes are suitable for short & long lets. Open all year round, they also provide those who need a 'get-away-from-it-all' break in winter a bolthole from within which to re-energise during the long, cold months.

For the bird lover, it's a perfect place from which to admire the sights and sounds of many local species of buzzards, kites, eagles and kestrels among many others.

The Grange and secluded gardens may be shared with a couple staying in the gîte next door. This means a maximum of 4 people using the outdoor facilities at any one time.

The owners are based in the adjoining property and are on hand, happy to help with advice, reservations & suggestions if and where required. However, if you've already made your own plans or prefer to have none at all, peace and privacy are all yours.

Whatever your preferred pastime, Razès Gîtes provide an ideal base from which to explore the Aude & Ariège countryside, the quaint circular villages and Cathar towns, or your own inner peace.

Local shops, wine and restaurants: The village of Escueillens is situated mid-way between Limoux & Mirepoix. There are no shops in the village so a series of mobile butchers, bakers and grocers make their daily rounds to the village square. The nearest shops, cafés and bank can be found just 7 km away in Belvèze which is also home to the local wine château.

The region is famous for its Blanquette de Limoux and also boasts more than 350 wines which you can't find in your supermarket back home. For those who like to indulge, we can arrange wine-tasting tours of the local caves and châteaux.

There are many delightful restaurants in the neighbouring towns of Mirepoix, Limoux & Carcassonne offering gastronomic experiences galore. We are happy to make recommendations & reservations.

More Details

Jo & Bob Norton
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Jo & Bob Norton

Survivors of a combined total of more than 60 (ouch!) years of practising and teaching in the fields of management and marketing in both France and England, we (that's Jo and Bob) have enjoyed settling down in the Pays Cathare and steeping ourselves in the rich history of the area which we now share with visitors. Jo gives guided walks to those interested.

Jo & Bob Norton purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jo & Bob Norton chose Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard

We now live and breathe the sweet fresh air of freedom in this remote village in a largely unspoilt corner in southern France. Beautiful walks over hills and through forests are on our doorstep and they tantalise us and our guests daily with breath-taking views and a wide variety of indigenous flora and fauna.

What makes this apartment unique

It's rare to find a quiet place from which you can easily travel out when you want to explore the local area and heritage or travel further afield to the mountains or coast (being no more than an hour from either of these). Many guests also choose to simply relax and unwind in the gardens and immerse themselves in the peaceful sounds of nature floating in on the breeze. For us, Razès Gîtes offers it all.

Upon reservation:

Yoga instruction also available.

Massage available in gîte.

Wine-tasting in the barn.

Guided walks around the Razès and Cathar castles.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard in Aude

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Toilet, Shower, sink. Cupboards for toiletries. Hair dryer. Shaving point. Towels are provided free of charge. Taking advantage of the hot summer months, there is also an outdoor shower in the secluded gardens.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • All facilities in Soujeole are on the same level for those who don't like stairs. The double bedroom has a chest of drawers and clothes hanging space, seating and an en suite shower room. Bed linen is included at no extra cost.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
The Grange offers outdoor dining and kitchen facilities as well as comfortable conservatory style seating; a beautiful place to watch the great outdoors from the comfort of indoors. Soujeole Gîte is non-smoking but there are designated garden areas for smokers. All garden and Grange facilities may be shared by the couple staying in Corbières gîte next door. A maximum of 4 guests therefore have access to these shared facilities at any one point in time. There are 3 separate and spacious garden areas to ensure privacy and seclusion. In July & August, the neighbouring town of Belvèze opens its outdoor swimming pool to the public. Further afield, Limoux & Mirepoix also have indoor & outdoor swimming pools. There are also two great lakes for summer swimming at Montbel and Puivert with canoes and pedaloes for hire. Upon reservation: Yoga instruction available. Massage available in gîte. Wine-tasting in the barn. Guided walks around the Razès and Cathar castles.


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Rustic gîte in rural village 25 minutes south of Carcassonne
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Cosy, tranquil gite with all the mod cons

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in this comfortable and beautifully decorated gite in a little village of Escuillens. Jo and Bob were lovely hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - warmly recommended!!! The gite is spacious and very clean, and the surrounding village is incredibly quiet. The parking area is shared with other properties but we always found a space and even chatted to the neighbours about their cats. Overall a lovely experience.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excelente casa (como en tu hogar). Excelente ubicacion. Aislado pero cerca de ciudad. Trato inmejora

  • 5 of 5

Muy buena relacion calidad precio. Ideal tanto para pasear por alrededores o como base para explorar en coche toda la comarca

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect customers! Thank you so much looking after the gite. It was our absolute pleasure to welcome you both here and we look forward to having you back any time you may choose in the future. Bonne route!
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Très bon gite et accueil très sympa

  • 5 of 5

Gite très bien équipé, chaleureux et calme.

Accueil fort sympathique et priorio toujours dispos.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Calme et douceur

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 15 très bons jours, accueillis chaleureusement par Jo et Bob ainsi que par le vin du Razès que nous avons trouvé dans le gîte à note arrivée ! Nous avons profité pleinement du délicieux jardin et de la grange fraiche les jours de grand soleil. le gite est très bien équipé. La région est très belle. Jo vous fera découvrir les chemins de randonnées qu'elle connait parfaitement. Jo et Bob sont à la fois d'une grande discrétion et disponibles si besoin. Encore merci Jo & Bob !

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Sophie et Didier... avec un peu de retard. Telle est notre capacité informatique qu'on venait de découvrir que c'était vous qui nous avez fait une super revue. Vos dessins ornent toujours les murs dans la grange. J'espère c'est le meilleur des mondes chez vous et merci pour la revue 5* Jo et Bob
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Le Chêne Vert, Belvèze
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Le Rôl, Belvèze
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Les Monts d'Olmes
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard, Languedoc-Roussillon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Guests are expected to leave the apartment as they found it. We clean your linen and towels but the apartment must be left cleaned by you or you can inform us that you wish to pay an additional fee of €50 for the cleaning service.
A security deposit of €100 in cash will be asked for upon arrival. All being well, this will be refunded to you in full in cash upon your departure.
The apartment has one double bed and is thus suitable for one couple only. Should you require more space and/or beds, please contact us prior to your arrival to check the availability of the neighbouring apartment and price for extra people/beds.

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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