Spacious open plan house with large covered terrace overlooking pool and stream.
- english, french
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Very private, well equipped detached house with a large garden and swimming pool. Set in a quiet village, with a stream running round the garden. The area is lovely, just in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Some wonderful villages nearby (we especially liked Camon and Puivert), and Mirepoix definitely worth visiting. Carcassonne fairly close. Rivel is very near a Montbel lake, and Chalabre 5km away for supplies and a good Boulangerie. Lovely holiday location. We really enjoyed it.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. The area is quiet and peaceful , lovely if you like beautiful scenery and being away from the crowds. The garden and house are very private yet just a few steps from the middle of the village. Good restaurant just 10 minutes walk away
Than you for your kind review! We always have such nice guests!
Hope to see you again.
We loved our stay in the stunning countryside. Accommodation was pristine, with a lovely pool.
A wonderfully peaceful and fun holiday
The house is in excellent condition, beautiful and maintained very well. All amenities we could possibly want were provided, and Sue was an excellent host. I cannot describe well enough the natural beauty of the surrounding region, or the incredible display of stars visible at night. The pool was constantly maintained at 28deg and a joy to swim in. I definitely already want to return!
So glad you enjoyed your stay.
The warm water in the heated pool at the end of the season makes it possible to enjoy the last of the warm weather.
The night sky is remarkable in Rivel when the sky is clear. I have rarely seen the Milky Way and the stars so visible.
You can sit on the terrace with the owls hunting around the garden and just look at the stars. Fantastic.
A long term favourite!!
This was our fourth visit to Rivel which made for a very relaxing holiday. The house is superb, as usual, very well equipped with everything necessary for a great stay. Superb pool and garden in a quiet setting but not far away from the local town cafes, shops or supermarket if you prefer. Excellent contact with the owner and her staff throughout our stay.
The house is set in a beautiful area with stunning views in every direction, steeped in history and just waiting to be explored. Highly recommended.
We Booked this Villa with some friends of ours and our first impressions of the villa and the setting were fantastic. Its location was perfect and nice and peaceful and for four adults and four children more than adequate. Carcassonne is about a forty five minute drive away which has loads of things to do shopping and eating etc and with Sue no more than an email away and Jenny living just up the road you are always in good hands should you have any questions or hiccups. Looking back at our holiday pictures we will definitely be returning for some more wonderful memories. All in all i would highly recommend this place to anyone .
How nice to receive this review now when you've been looking back at your holiday photos from the summer!
Grey and chilly here but blue sky, sun, parasols and the pool in
Rivel. Nice glass of wine with the evening sun just coming under the edge of the terrace roof before it slips behind the hill. I want it to be summer too!
Glad you have lovely photos and memories too. Hope to see you soon.
A wonderful property in a beautiful area of France
For 2 families of 4 this was the perfect place for us to stay with plenty of space for everyone.
It was extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean with everything you could ask for and more.
The most important feature for us was the heated swimming pool which was amazing.
Sue, the owner was incredibly helpful in every way as were the people caring for the villa.
Lots to do in the surrounding areas and very relaxing by the pool.
A special mention to the restaurant on the road to Chalabre with the childrens play area. Lovely food and very friendly owners.
I would not hesitate to recommend this villa for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in this lovely property in this charming area of France. Many Thanks Sue.
Lovely review, many thanks!
The heated pool is always lovely, particularly at the beginning and end of the season. It's possible to still enjoy the warm water in October as I did last year, and make the most of the lovely autumn weather we often have in Rivel.
We always enjoy strolling gently 10 minutes down the road to eat at the Moulin de L'Eveque knowing we'll have a lovely meal, usually on the terrace which has lots of sun. Worth trying Dorota's aperitifs! Blanquette de Limoux with a dash of Chataigne always goes down well. (Fizz with a dash of chestnut liqueur.)
We'll be back ourselves shortly and are still finding new places to visit, even after 10 years.
Hope to have you back next year.
Other Activities: Ski station, Mont D'Olmes 45 minutes drive.