Charming Stone House in Hillside Village with Quiet, Private Courtyard(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Studio Apartment, sleeps 4, 2 twin beds & sofa that converts to 2 twin beds
L'Ecurie is situated in the village of Paziols in the hills of Cathar Country. The Canadian owners, Susan Martin and Adrian Hussey would be delighted to welcome you to enjoy a perfect rental holiday home, ideal for a couple or small family.
This studio apartment offers unique, comfortable and charmingly decorated living for a quiet getaway. L'Ecurie has a small well appointed kitchen, a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. The rest of the apartment is one large room divided into a dining area that comfortably seats 6, a sleeping area with 2 twin beds and across from the sleeping area, a sitting area with a couch that converts to 2 twin beds. It is perfect for 2 people or a family of 4 who do not mind sleeping in close proximity to each other.
The house features a private courtyard nestled behind old stone walls, which beckons visitors to enjoy quiet relaxation or a gathering for an alfresco dinner. Have a drink. Sit back. Relax...
Keywords: Village Stone House
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Member since: 2010
- 50 m²
- Max. occupancy 4
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- 2 twin beds - studio apartment
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Toilet, sink and shower
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Rock Climbing
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mid-Season - 275 per week
Jun 1 - Jun 30
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Low Season - 200 per week
Oct 1 - Apr 30
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Personal cheque or bank wire transfer.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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L'Ecurie is situated in the village of Paziols in the hills of Cathar Country. The village of Paziols is a rustic, charming, hillside village which encourages a laid-back lifestyle and boasts plenty of sunshine in which visitors can enjoy the stunning surroundings and cool off in the local swimming hole.
The village is well placed for exploring the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, taking a day trip to Spain, hiking, or discovering the fascinating history of the Cathars.
Walking, Hiking, and Mountain Biking
In the valley, the walking is gentle. Once you get out of the valley there are more challenging walks, hikes, and mountain biking trails in the surrounding foothills, or for extreme activities you can visit the Pyrenees Mountains, that are located about an hour drive from Paziols.
The great medieval castles are a spectacular feature of the region. The Albigensian crusade against the Cathar heresy occurred in this region in the 13th century - a brutal and dramatic history which comes vividly to life among the castle ruins. The extraordinary walled city of Carcassonne, one of the most dramatic medieval sites of Europe, is only an hours drive away.
For the bird watcher and naturalist, the area has a wide variety of Mediterranean flowers, birds (flamingoes and egrets on the Etangs) and animals, including wild boar.
Within walking distance of La Serre, our local river, the Verdouble provides a beautiful and safe place for swimming and sunbathing.
As well, the Mediterranean is only 45 minutes drive away and it is littered with miles of sandy beaches. And, the Etangs, inland salt water lakes, are ideal for wind-surfing and sailing.
The region has many award-winning wines. In Paziols, we recommend Domaine Bertrand Bergé.
Château de Nouvelles - lovely Château with excellent wines.
Domaine de Rolland and Chateau Wialu.
Cucugnan - Chateau Trillol.
This is just a small sample. There are many more wonderful local wines for you to check out.
There are many provincial style restaurants offering famous local French country cooking. Below is a list of our favorite restaurants, all within a 5-20 minute walk or drive of L'Ecurie.
We strongly suggest you make reservations at any of the restaurants before you head out.
Le Reve d’Angele - Five minutes walk from L'Ecurie in the centre of Paziols, this lovely, small restaurant offers traditional, local cuisine and wines at very affordable prices. Dishes such as a seafood platter, fresh fish, brochettes and assorted meat are prepared from the freshest local ingredients and the ‘set’ menus are very good value for money.
Auberge du Vieux Puits -Fontjoncouse - 3 Michelin star restaurant 30 minute drive from Paziols.
Le Petit-Gris -Tautavel - Route d’Estagel - 04 68 29 42 42
In a quiet setting just 10 minutes drive from Paziols and outside the town of Tautavel, this charming and friendly restaurant offers local cuisine in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. The large windows offer scenic views of the vineyards and the Pyrenees. Specialties include rabbit or snails grilled over a wood fire, grilled sweet peppers and eggplant, various fish dishes, chocolate and honey tart and other Catalan specialties.
Auberge du Vigneron - Cucugan -
In the town of Cucugan, 13 km drive from Paziols, this former wine making building has been converted into a rustic restaurant. With stone walls, oak casks and wine making equipment for ambiance, this auberge serves authentic cuisine of the land at reasonable prices. Menu items include tomato tart with basil, quail, foie gras and fried red mullet.
L’Auberge du Cellier - Montner - 1 Michelin star- Approximately 18 km from Paziols, this restaurant is one of our favourites. Situated in a pretty village the innovative menu presents foie gras in 3 ways, typical food in a creative way. The knowledgeable staff can provide advice on wines to complement your meal.
Le Pichenouille - Maury - Unassuming, comfortable, cosy restaurant with authentic local cuisine, good value for the money and over 200 local wines.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are Susan Martin and Adrian Hussey, Canadian owners of La Serre. We live in Toronto, Canada with 2 children in university and a miniature poodle. We both work but spend as much time as possible visiting our vacation property in France. We love to travel, enjoy fine dining, wine tasting and immersing ourselves in the local French culture. We also enjoy trips to Spain which is only an hour away! Adrian explores the region via mountain bike and we both like to hike and swim in the local rivers.
Why the Owner Chose Paziols, France:
We fell in love with this part of France as it is stunningly beautiful, off the typical tourist radar and has lots to see and do. It is also a prime grape growing region, home to many small vintners who make really good, reasonably priced wine. The people in our small town of Paziols are very friendly and welcoming. The area is quiet and peaceful. We like to be physically active and there is lots of hiking, cycling, swimming in the local rivers and lovely Mediterranean beaches. It is a great part of the world for bird watching. For excitement, it is only an hour's drive away to Spain, 1 hour to Figureres, 1.5 hours to Girona, 2.5 hours to Barcelona. Toulouse is 2 hours drive, Montpellier 1.5 hours, Narbonne and Carcassone one hour's drive and Perpignan 45 minutes drive. We also love the excellent, award winning local wines and superb restaurants and food!
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The village of Paziols is a rustic, charming, hillside village which encourages a laid-back lifestyle and boasts plenty of sunshine in which visitors can enjoy the stunning surroundings and cool off in the local swimming hole. The village is well placed for exploring the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, taking a day trip to Spain, hiking, or discovering the fascinating history of the Cathars. Superb local restaurants explore fresh regional cuisine to accompany the region's award-winning wines.
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Courtyard of L'Ecurie
Kitchen - L'Ecurie
Rooftops in Paziols
Paziols from a distance
Vines and hills in our valley
Swimming in Mediterranean
Cathar Castle - Queribus
Dining Area - L'Ecurie
View from French Doors
View from the Church
Colours in spring
Local Swimming Hole
Peyrepertuse - Cathar castle with 3 Michelin stars
Enjoying a local restaurant
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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