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Traditional house in hill village

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This well-situated village house (formerly the village shop) is equally suited for family summer holidays and winter short breaks It is furnished in simple french provincial style but is well-equipped to ensure a comfortable stay.

Please note the property is a little to the south to the point indicated by the google map

Belvianes is perched on a promontory above the Aude river at the entrance to the dramatic Pierre de Lys gorge, but is only 2km from the lively market town of Quillan. The house is well-located to enjoy numerous outdoor activities and to explore Carcassonne, Rennes-le-Chateau, Cathar castles and other places of interest. Ski resorts and the Mediterranean coast are both approximately 1 hour away.

The house has been sensitively restored to retain its charm, and to expose original features such as the beams and wooden floors, and the historic murals on the front facade The accommodation is flexible with 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people, and is suitable for year-round use with woodburner and electric heating.

On the ground floor the entrance hallway with antique-tiled floor leads to the sitting room furnished with 2 comfy sofas, woodburning stove, a TV/DVD player, video library, books, board games and a folder with local maps and information.

The kitchen beyond is well-equipped and has a central oak table seating six, a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and electric cooker with gas hob, and a washer/drier. French windows lead onto a west-facing balcony with table, chairs and parasol, perfect for enjoying an aperitif while watching the swallows dive and the sun sink over the mountains.

Upstairs is the shower room, master bedroom with king-size double bed and washbasin, and a family bedroom which has bunk beds and a sofa bed (which can be made to provide a second double bed if required).

Belvianes has a small playground and large level grassy area (suitable for ball games) close to the house.

There is a cafe/bar within a short walk, and the baker's van passes the door twice daily (there is no longer a shop). The market town of Quillan can be reached in 5 minutes by car or by scenic footpath along the bank of the Aude. The town has several supermarkets, a choice of bars and restaurants, an internet cafe, outdoor swimming pool and in summer regular music festivals and night markets take place in the square.

Electricity and linen are included, but not logs, which can be purchased in the town.

A local English-speaking couple will welcome you and can deal with any queries during your stay.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Charlotte Morris
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carcassonne in Aude

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room is simple but newly fitted with a modern suite
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Family
  • The master bedroom has a king-size bed and washstand with glass basin, and views to the mountains. The family bedroom has bunkbeds and sofa bed which can be used as a single or second double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

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Traditional house in hill village
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews
5

Ideal for us

  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded our expectations with its mixture of original features and modern facilities.

Hot water always available, lovely shower, large very comfortable double bed, a large collection of personal things that made it feel more like a real home...books, CDs, games, maps and guides etc. Well equipped kitchen with everything we could think of.

Quiet village with few people about which suited us very well.

Lovely weather in October but there were electric heaters in every room had we needed them.

Good location for hill, riverside and woodland walks, limestone gorges, Cathar Castles.

Shopping and dining out opportunities in Quillan a couple of miles away.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review; I am glad you enjoyed your time in Belvianes and hope you will visit again Best wishes Charlotte
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5

great place

  • 5 of 5

loved it will be going again

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay in the aude, and hope you will visit again! Best wishes Charlotte
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4

Well-situated little house for a varied holiday in the Pyrenees

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this small, quiet village house because it is so well-situated for the kind of varied holiday we enjoy - lots of convenient walks, castles close by and interesting towns within reach. The house was entirely suited to our needs just as a base for activities. It has everything you need - (especially for English visitors, as there is a toaster and a cafetière). I think we would have found it rather small with a family, particularly in bad weather, but ideal for a couple. The swallows were lovely In the evenings, but the balcony is not very private for those concerned about that. A thinner alternative to the heavy duvet would be good. Fantastic collection of books! The local contact was relaxed and not at all over - helpful or intrusive, which we value.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am glad you enjoyed your time in Belvianes and your comments are noted. I hope you will visit the area again, and best wishes for the rest is fm the summer.
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Los Angeles, California
5

Peaceful Village Live

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, cozy home in a lovely village. Comfortable bedrooms, clean airy bathroom, and the most wonderful kitchen balcony for sitting and listening to the birds. Easy access to multiple hiking trails and a good central location for exploring the Cathar country.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Belvianes!
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Stockport, UK
4

A well equipped home in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

As described, this house is a traditional village dwelling, very skilfully renovated to retain as many features as possible whilst providing modern amenities The equipment is what you would expect in a home, rather than a holiday let. For example, there are shelves full of books, many CDs and lots of kitchen equipment. As should be expected in a region that has very hot weather, the windows are small and shuttered. At first we found it rather dark, though there are plenty of lamps. The small balcony is a valuable addition.

Parking in a large car park a few steps up the road was easy. The village of Belvianes was delightful, and Quillan provided for all our needs, as well as being perfectly situated for exploring the region, which was really beautiful. There was plenty of good walking as well as Cathar castles to explore. We could easily have spent a fortnight here, and hope to return.

Charlotte was very helpful and quick to reply to queries. We did not meet the key-holder.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely setting and good base from which to explore the area

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 week stay. Belvianes is a lovely tranquil village and we had very friendly neighbours. Excellent base for exploring area. Pyrenees (< 1 hour) and Mediterranean (< 2hrs) well within reach. Good walks direct from village. Nice walk along river to Quillan. Cottage is very good value and had everything we needed. Lovely views out from balcony over the village and surrounding hills. We really enjoyed the chance to do our own cooking and cottage has an excellent supply of cookery books! Lots of info provided with ideas for walks, excursions and places to eat. Very happy to recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to add a review, this is appreciated. Glad you had an enjoyable stay in Belvianes - it sounds like you made the most of your time there and hope you will visit again. Best, Charlotte
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Carcassonne
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Carcassonne
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Camurac
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Puivert Lake
Car: recommended

From the doorstep walkers can enjoy a number of marked trails into the surrounding country, the mountain air scented by the wild flowers of the garrigue. Glow worms can often be spotted on an evening stroll to the river.

A range of outdoor activities, from horse-riding to fishing, canoeing and white-water rafting, are available locally. The Tour de France passes through the village every other year.

Families will love the dinosaur museum with its outdoor paleontology trail at Esperaza, the tourist train through the vineyards and the swimming lake and beach at nearby Puivert with its cafe and pedalos. Further afield are the coastal resorts around Perpignan, picturesque Collioure, Aqualand water park, Sigean Safari park and the Space park at Toulouse.

The house is well-placed to explore the many historic towns and Cathar castles in the area, as well as numerous Roman sites and pre-historic cave paintings.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £131.11

The rental price is for up to 6 people.
Flexible arrival dates to suit your flight by agreement.

Booking deposit of 25% required. Can pay in sterling

Electricity is included but we will read the meter before and after departure and reserve the right to charge a supplement at cost if usage is considered excessive.

The rent plus a £150 breakage deposit is payable 8 weeks before arrrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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