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Beautiful Chalet in the Foothills of the Pyrenees

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Last updated: 01/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Holiday home– Sleeps 1 to 7, 3 bedrooms.

In the beautiful foothills of the Pyrenees, France, in the hamlet of L'Escale, near Puivert, South West France - about 14km from the market town of Quillan and around 80km south of Carcassonne - is Le Chalet, our French holiday self catering chalet which enjoys panoramic views across the mountains of the Pyrenees and forests.

A wonderful base for your exploration of the Cathar Pyrenees, with its ancient castles, forests and spectacular mountain gorges and also excellent country for walking, cycling, horseriding, canoeing and hang-gliding. Puivert has a lake with beach for swimming in summer with stunning views only a few minutes from the chalet. Birdwatching is excellent with many species especially raptors not seen in the UK. You will definitely need your binoculars!

With an altitude of 630m, Puivert is only a one and a half hour drive to the Mediterranean or Andorra. Just half an hour from ski stations at Camurac and Chiula and one hour from Carcassonne.

Accommodation - sleeps up to 7 (extra foldaway bed)

The Chalet is equipped with new washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, oven cooker, 2 fridges, colour TV (no satellite), and DVD and PAL video player with library of tapes, Audio system for CD's and Audio tapes, Barbecue.

Ground floor - Conservatory, Dining room, Kitchen, Utility Room,
Bathroom 1. with bath, WC and Handbasin and shower, Bathroom 2 with walk in shower, WC and Handbasin, 2 Double bedrooms. Lounge with large Log burning fire and Electric heating throughout.

First floor - one double bedroom, single bedroom and small bedroom with two bunk beds. These rooms are interconnected. Bathroom with WC and Handbasin. The first floor has low ceilings.

There is plenty of space, with a very well maintained garden and a large section of a field opposite.

Where you can eat

Most of the local towns and villages have excellent restuarants when you want to eat out. We have included information about many of these in our in house handbook which is also updated with the experiences of our previous guests.
Alternatively, if you wish to eat at home, there are full facilities with cooker, fridge, microwave, all crockery and cutlery and a large outdoor barbecue.
On Wednesday evenings in the summer months there is a soirée in Puivert where our guests are very welcome.

Our surroundings

The Chalet is situated on the edge of the delightful hamlet of Lescale which is just 2.7 miles above Puivert with its local shops, bar, large bathing and boating lake and a restuarant.
Puivert rests towards one end of a stunningly beautiful valley which stretches for several miles with dramatic colours representing each of the four seasons and overlooked by its historic Chateau.
Behind Lescale is a road which winds its way up into the mountains towards the skiing resorts of Camurac and Ax Le Thermes with its ski lifts and hot spa waters.

Where to go and what to do

Wet snowy or dry there is always something to do and somewhere to go, winter or summer from Lescale. For the outdoor types there is swimming, walking cycling, horse riding, rafting, canoing and gliding. There is an abundance of a wide range of wild life with many species of birds, butterflies and wild flowers which are rare or non existant in the UK. Golden Eagles have frequently been seen and heard from the doors of the Chalet as have other raptors and a range of passerines. Also the Chateaux at Montsegur and Chalabre together with the walled City of Carcassonne so graphically described in Dan Brown's book's The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and others such as Kate Mosse's The Labyrinth and Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln's The Holy Grail are within easy reach.
This year Puivert is on one stage of the Tour de France, but there are frequently mountain finishes within a reasonable drive from the Chalet.


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Large Upstairs bedroom 3: 1 double

    One double bed, one single. ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 24 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Jul 15 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Extra guests $6.42 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $192.55
  • Tax Rate 5%

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.

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Last updated: 01/15/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Town Exploring, historic sights such as Cathars Rennes Les Chateaux, Montsegur, Carcassonne, Toulouse,


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I have owned and rented this beautiful property for over 10 years.

Why the Owner Chose Puivert, France:
Stunning property set in the Pyrenees

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Le Chalet

    Le Chalet

  • Main Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • View from bedroom 3 (balcony)

    View from bedroom 3 (balcony)

  • Michelin starred restaurant, L'Abbaye, in Camon, 30 minutes from Chalet.

    Michelin starred restaurant, L'Abbaye, in Camon, 30 minutes from Chalet.

  • Puivert Church

    Puivert Church

  • Lake with beautiful relaxing beach surrounding the mountains (3.5 km's)

    Lake with beautiful relaxing beach surrounding the mountains (3.5 km's)

  • Children's bedroom (upstairs). Sleeps 3.

    Children's bedroom (upstairs). Sleeps 3.

  • Side view of Chalet

    Side view of Chalet

  • Local French / Afghan restaurant (4 km's from Chalet)

    Local French / Afghan restaurant (4 km's from Chalet)

  • View from Puivert bridge

    View from Puivert bridge

  • Recent guests having a picnic in section of field opposite (owned by le Chalet)

    Recent guests having a picnic in section of field opposite (owned by le Chalet)

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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