Sous Les Noyers, is ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility in the heart of the Southern French countryside. Landscaped gardens covering 3 acres, a secluded swimming pool and a beautiful view over the vineyards and fields of sunflowers are some of the attractions. The surrounding area is steeped in history and mystery and set in varied, spectacular landscape. A range of sporting and cultural pursuits are available and mountains, beaches and gorges are within easy reach.
Activities: In addition to cultural pursuits, aerial tours of the Aude, wine-tasting tours, visitors may like to try golf, horse-riding, fishing, white-water rafting, tennis, cycling, skiing or art and craft activities (including glass painting and pottery). These can be arranged for guests in advance. We can also provide free introductory scuba diving lessons on site. For those who are thinking about or actively looking to buy property in France, your hosts can give you helpful advice on the region, the buying process and other useful related insights
Places to visit: Nearby are a host of Castles, Churches and other monuments from the time of the Cathar Crusades. Brezilhac is just 20 minutes away from the city of Carcassonne, and its famous castle. Puivert “the musicians’ castle” is on route from Mirepoix, the colourful market town with 12th century arcades, also close to our village. So to is Limoux, the town known for it Blanquette (Champagne style wine) it carnival and the gardens . Just past Limoux is the spa town of Alet les Bains and then Rennes le Château, source of the real ‘Da Vinci Code’. Montsegur, the last bastion of the Knights Templar, is within easy reach, as is the spectacular Gorge de Galamus. We are just over an hour from the beaches of Narbonne and Leucate to the East, and not much further from the Pyrenees, Andorra and northern Spain. Toulouse is the nearest large city, 50 minutes away and Perpignan is reached in an hour and a half. Just past Perpignan is Collioure, sometimes called the jewel of the Languedoc coast.
“Wonderful holiday in beautiful surroundings. Exceptionally kind and helpful hosts” Ann & John, Manchester
“A terrific get away from it all place, must come again.” Mike & Terry, Portugal
“Thank you so much for a welcoming and hospitable stay & for your advice on life in France” Linda & Richard, Kent.
“Thanks for a fantastic time – beautiful garden & fantastic views”Jenny & John, London
“Two days “under the nut trees” relaxing and welcoming. Thank you for this little haven of happiness” Audrey & Damien, Belgium
The nearest villages of historical interest are Fanjeaux (6km) birthplace of the order of the Dominican monks and Montreal (6km) important in the development of the Cathar religion and with its Collegial church which is a landmark on the skyline for miles around. Montreal also has a good sized supermarket with laundry facility and two grocery stores a pharmacy, petrol station, butcher, newsagent, post office, bank, bar and restaurants. There is also a tennis court and municipal swimming pool. At a 20km radius are the towns of Mirepoix (12th century arcades) and colorful Monday morning market, Castelnaudary (Grand Bassin of the Canal du Midi and multilevel lock system), origin of the Cassoulet dish, Limoux (springtime carnival, source of Blanquette (champagne style sparkling wine) and Carcassonne, the largest medieval fortified town in Europe.
Other Activities: Boating (on canal du midi).