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Beautifully Renovated Stone Cottage with balcony views over the Aude valley.

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms with spectacular balcony & terrace views.

Maison Loli is a restored old stone cottage with a south facing terrace and balcony offering fantastic views over the Aude valley to Rennes-le-Chateau and Coustaussa castle. At the heart of the Cathar region, and within walking distance to shops and restaurants you are ideally placed to explore the history and culture of this fascinating region. The ground floor kitchen and dining room is fully equipped for family dining with access to the terrace for alfresco dining with fantastic views. The 1st floor lounge with French windows and south facing balcony views has a TV, wifi connection, DVD player and a library of books for you to enjoy. On the 2nd floor is the double and twin bedroom with wood floors and exposed beams, and the shower room with toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. There is a toilet on each of the 3 floors.

Trevor Lecoche
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

About Trevor Lecoche

We are Trevor & Lorraine Lecoche and we live and work in Northamptonshire UK, where we have 3 grown-up children and 7 grandchildren to keep us busy.

Trevor Lecoche purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Trevor Lecoche chose Languedoc-Roussillon

We fell in love with the Languedoc after a holiday in the region when the children were small, so it was our first thought when later on in life we decided to buy our place in France. The Languedoc has many attractions on different levels - History, Scenery, Culture, Climate and Character. Midway between the Mediterranean and the Pyrennees it seemed the ideal spot to enjoy the French Experience. In just over an hours drive you can be at the beach in summer or the piste in winter. We love the mountains and viewing the mountains at close quarter was what we wanted. The elevated position of Maison Loli means we are blessed with fantastic views from every window. The terrace at the front of the house fronts onto the lane with occasional local pedestrian traffic which is great for improving your French language skills, as people love to chat the world over.

What makes this cottage unique

Maison Loli in the small hilltop village of Montazels, is at the centre of the Cathar Region. Offering glorious views to Rennes-le-Chateau and Coutassa Castle from the south facing terrace and 1st floor lounge balcony it is an ideal setting in which apprecitate the dramatic landscape that surrounds the village. The cottage is in walking distance of shops, quality restaurants, the train stop and the village Cave where local wines can be tasted and bought. We have 2 wonderful caretakers living locally who ensure the cottage is always kept in first class condition, and are ready to welcome you to Montazels. We have furnished the cottage with everything needed for a family holiday for a week, a month or longer.


Montazels Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2nd floor shower room has a wc, plus there are 2 sperate wcs'
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 double and 1 twin bedroom plus a baby cot.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Our local spa villages Rennes-les-Bains and Alet-les-Bains offer bathing in hot spa waters containing natural minerals renowned for their curative properties. The nearest skiing station in the Pyrennees is Camurac at 50 minutes drive.


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Beautifully Renovated Stone Cottage with balcony views over the Aude valley.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Kalamazoo Michigan

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 lovely weeks at Maison Loli. This old stone cottage has been very nicely remodeled. It is clean and comfortable and best of all situated on a quiet hill overlooking the beautiful Aude Valley. The kitchen is well equipped - we often dined on the terrace overlooking the valley. The bedrooms are on the top floor where the main bathroom and shower are located. The master bedroom is large and comfortable. The twin bedroom has an attic type sloped roof - good to know if there will be 4 of you staying here. There is a rental notebook at the house which gives clear instructions about everything, including the phone number of the couple who manage the house (and speak English).

The Languedoc area is filled with picturesque towns and very old Cathar castles set among vineyards in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Our October weather was warm and pleasant. I highly recommend this house and this setting in south France. We had a wonderful vacation here.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Maison Loli and that you found the location as captivating and interesting as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back to Montazels.
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
2 local bars in Couiza - 15 minute walk.
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
38 Kilometres
Carcassonne - 18 hole 1st class course.
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Couiza/Montazels with connections to Paris.
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
'La Carnozet' in Couiza - 15 minute walk.
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Arques lake
Car: recommended

Montazels is at the centre of the Cathar region with hill top castles and the medieval city of Carcassonne to remind you of the fascinating and often tragic history for which this region is renowned.

On the hilltop just across the valley from the cottage is Rennes-le- Chateau, centre of a mystery still very much alive with many books written & films made on the subject. The mystery is one of sudden wealth, secret codes and a search for treasure in the latter part of the 19th C. The link with the village is very strong - in 1852 Bérenger Saunière, the priest at the centre of the mystery was born in Montazels. Just type Montazels into any search engine and take your pick of the many web sites if you wish to delve deeper. Here you will find the story that gave rise to the Dan Brown book 'The Davinci Code'.

The medieval city of Carcassonne is 40 minutes drive, or why not take the heavily subsidised train - a 10 minute walk to the stop from the cottage. Buy your 1 Euro ticket ( Yes...ONE EURO!) on the train & travel to the heart of the city without the bother of parking. The best selling novel ‘Labyrinth’, by Kate Mosse features Carcassonne as its setting and in her follow up ‘Sepulchre’, the nearby Spa village Rennes les Baines.

The Mediterranean coast with long stretches of golden sand, and the Camargue National Park is just over an hours drive with lots of interesting villages en route. The Camargue, a delta region of pastures, dunes & marshes great for viewing wildlife, is the only place in France (and one of the few anywhere around the Mediterranean) where pink flamingos nest on inland salt water lakes, called étangs. Also look out for the free running bulls and the famous Camargue white horses used to round them up.

There is a fresh water lake for bathing at Arque just 15 minutes drive from Montazels. Our local spa villages Rennes les Bains and Alet le Bain also offer bathing in hot spa waters containing natural minerals renowned for their curative properties. The nearest skiing station in the Pyrennees is Camurac - 50 minutes drive.

The Spanish border is just 90 minutes away with Barcelona another hour. You can drive just across the border to Figares and take the train. Figares is the birthplace of Salvador Dali and home to a fascinating museum dedicated to him. You can also drive across to Andorra for fantastic scenery, skiing & duty free shopping.


Rates & Availability

Montazels Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 31 2018 - May 25 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $194.96

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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