Escape to this beautifully renovated farmhouse with luxurious furnishings, soft feather sofas, antiques and Persian rugs. It is set in a secluded small hamlet of 6 houses just 3km from Puivert which is in walking distance down a leafy lane with spectacular views of a Cathar castle. There are two acres of gardens adjacent to the house as well as ten acres of meadow and woodland great for nature lovers.
The pool area is surrounded by meadows and woodland making a perfect spot to relax in the sun listening to the bees and watching the butterflies and humming hawk moths. The saline 10 x 5 metre pool is great for swimming as it is much kinder to skin, the pool has steps for easy access, a ledge around the edge as well as a separate shallow children’s pool.
The handmade kitchen is well equipped with American fridge/freezer, range cooker and double sink, everything for the budding gourmet. There are four lovely bedrooms; three with king-size beds and one with twin beds all accessed from a spacious landing area with comfy chairs, which is also a great place for reading. Two of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, there is a large family bathroom with separate bath and walk in shower as well as a downstairs shower room. Quality bed linen and towels are provided. The living room has a log burner and large flat screen TV, there is WIFI, DVD player, CD and IPOD player as well as a small library area with lots of books and DVD’s for your use. The dining area seats 8 very comfortably, in the summer season enjoy eating alfresco in the summer kitchen/barbecue or up at the shaded dining area by the pool.
The house is just 5 minutes from Puivert with a cafe where you can get bread and groceries, restaurants and a fabulous swimming lake with a great cafe. The local town of Chalbre is around 15 mins away and has several shops, bars, hotel and local market. It also has a chateau which has various jousting tournament.
There are a variety of Cathar castles in the area including Montsegur. The Pyrenees are close for walks and discovering the various orchids and other flowers in the area. The nearest large supermarket is 20 minutes by car and there are markets on Monday and Friday to buy local produce, the Monday market at Mirepoix is excellent.
Golf is available at Foix around 35 mins away. It is Close to ski slopes at Mont D'olmes and 2 hours from Andorra. Puivert has its own lake but is only a short distance from Montbel.
The Meditteranean coast is about 1h30 from the house and it’s 1 hour from Carcassonne. 1 hour from Carcassonne world heritage site, located in heart of Cathar country, with numerous châteaux within a short drive. Weekly market in the medieval town of Mirepoix, 30 mins' from house.
Located in foothills of the Pyrenees, fantastic for all aficionados of the outdoor life, from walking to paragliding. Puivert has its own lake but is only a short distance from Montbel. The Meditteranean coast is within 1h30 of the house.