Mrs Charlotte Morris
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Ideal for us
The house exceeded our expectations with its mixture of original features and modern facilities.
Hot water always available, lovely shower, large very comfortable double bed, a large collection of personal things that made it feel more like a real home...books, CDs, games, maps and guides etc. Well equipped kitchen with everything we could think of.
Quiet village with few people about which suited us very well.
Lovely weather in October but there were electric heaters in every room had we needed them.
Good location for hill, riverside and woodland walks, limestone gorges, Cathar Castles.
Shopping and dining out opportunities in Quillan a couple of miles away.
Thank you for your kind review; I am glad you enjoyed your time in Belvianes and hope you will visit again
loved it will be going again
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay in the aude, and hope you will visit again! Best wishes
Well-situated little house for a varied holiday in the Pyrenees
We enjoyed our stay in this small, quiet village house because it is so well-situated for the kind of varied holiday we enjoy - lots of convenient walks, castles close by and interesting towns within reach. The house was entirely suited to our needs just as a base for activities. It has everything you need - (especially for English visitors, as there is a toaster and a cafetière). I think we would have found it rather small with a family, particularly in bad weather, but ideal for a couple. The swallows were lovely In the evenings, but the balcony is not very private for those concerned about that. A thinner alternative to the heavy duvet would be good. Fantastic collection of books! The local contact was relaxed and not at all over - helpful or intrusive, which we value.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am glad you enjoyed your time in Belvianes and your comments are noted. I hope you will visit the area again, and best wishes for the rest is fm the summer.
Peaceful Village Live
A wonderful, cozy home in a lovely village. Comfortable bedrooms, clean airy bathroom, and the most wonderful kitchen balcony for sitting and listening to the birds. Easy access to multiple hiking trails and a good central location for exploring the Cathar country.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Belvianes!
A well equipped home in a beautiful setting
As described, this house is a traditional village dwelling, very skilfully renovated to retain as many features as possible whilst providing modern amenities The equipment is what you would expect in a home, rather than a holiday let. For example, there are shelves full of books, many CDs and lots of kitchen equipment. As should be expected in a region that has very hot weather, the windows are small and shuttered. At first we found it rather dark, though there are plenty of lamps. The small balcony is a valuable addition.
Parking in a large car park a few steps up the road was easy. The village of Belvianes was delightful, and Quillan provided for all our needs, as well as being perfectly situated for exploring the region, which was really beautiful. There was plenty of good walking as well as Cathar castles to explore. We could easily have spent a fortnight here, and hope to return.
Charlotte was very helpful and quick to reply to queries. We did not meet the key-holder.
Lovely setting and good base from which to explore the area
We had a lovely 2 week stay. Belvianes is a lovely tranquil village and we had very friendly neighbours. Excellent base for exploring area. Pyrenees (< 1 hour) and Mediterranean (< 2hrs) well within reach. Good walks direct from village. Nice walk along river to Quillan. Cottage is very good value and had everything we needed. Lovely views out from balcony over the village and surrounding hills. We really enjoyed the chance to do our own cooking and cottage has an excellent supply of cookery books! Lots of info provided with ideas for walks, excursions and places to eat. Very happy to recommend it!
Thank you for taking the time to add a review, this is appreciated. Glad you had an enjoyable stay in Belvianes - it sounds like you made the most of your time there and hope you will visit again. Best, Charlotte
From the doorstep walkers can enjoy a number of marked trails into the surrounding country, the mountain air scented by the wild flowers of the garrigue. Glow worms can often be spotted on an evening stroll to the river.
A range of outdoor activities, from horse-riding to fishing, canoeing and white-water rafting, are available locally. The Tour de France passes through the village every other year.
Families will love the dinosaur museum with its outdoor paleontology trail at Esperaza, the tourist train through the vineyards and the swimming lake and beach at nearby Puivert with its cafe and pedalos. Further afield are the coastal resorts around Perpignan, picturesque Collioure, Aqualand water park, Sigean Safari park and the Space park at Toulouse.
The house is well-placed to explore the many historic towns and Cathar castles in the area, as well as numerous Roman sites and pre-historic cave paintings.