A small one bed roomed gite spread over two floors, with separate patio and barbecue area. Large sitting room with a leather sofa/double sofa-bed, and chairs, including a TV only for use with DVD player, plus a CD player. The room has a large picture window overlooking the fields and mountains beyond the village. Double bedroom containing 1 double bed, wardrobe and bedside cabinets. Fitted kitchen containing a washing machine, oven, hob, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen opens into a light dining room with dining table and four chairs. Ground floor bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin and cabinets. A little way down the street to the exterior is a patio area with barbecue, wooden dining table and chairs for 4.
La Petite Maison
Les Bernots is a tiny hamlet in the Department d'Aude, Languedoc Roussillon, deep in rural south-western France. A short drive from Carcassonne and ideally located for year-round holidays, with winter ski resorts and a summer Mediterranean climate. Our four beautiful gites in Les Bernots have been extensively refurbished to bring them up to modern standards whilst retaining the original features wherever possible, some of which are reputed to date back to Roman times.
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 10, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Pretty gite, but a few basics missing.
This is a very lovely little gite, perfect for a couple, or 2, but I wouldn't recommend it for young children. My 10 & 8 year old were fine, but it was difficult with a 2 year old as the stairs are very steep and both windows upstairs he could clamber out of given half the chance! But this is not the fault of the owners, it just wasn't ideal for us. The house is on the whole well equipped, but could do with a decent knife or 2 for cooking. There was just one small, blunt knife and it didn't take too kindly to having to chop veg or cut pizza unfortunately. There was meant to be a selection of dvds for the kids to watch if need be but none at all, it would have come in handy for entertainment during times when I was cooking as there's no Internet. But, we made the most of it, and Debbie who looks after the gites was very accommodating and put right everything which was in her power to do so. She let me use the washing machine in the vacant gite too, as ours wasn't working.
We did have a nice stay despite these wee hiccups. And you can't really complain for the price either, it was very reasonable!
Great accommodation near to the Cite and the Bastide.
I would recommend the property for stays in and around Carcassonne. We were given a lovely smiley and helpful welcome. The apartment was nice and clean and it provided all the basic requirements. Bed slightly hard and only one thin pillow but that wasn't a problem for a couple of nights.
Thank you for the review Eileen, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! I will definitely look into the bedding thank you for pointing that out.
The Gite was OK with good facilities but with screaming children and barking dogs as neighbours I am sorry to say that it was not what we would have expected.Too remote with no bars/ cafes to walk to. You rely on the car all the time.
I'm very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. We are very honest and open about how remote the property is, and do stress that you need a car to stay in these gites as you cannot walk anywhere. We have never had any problems with noise previously and I stay there myself a lot. it is a very quiet village so if there is any noise it is magnified, but it is usually very peaceful.
Tranquil and beautiful French nook
We were a party of five adults and two infants so we stayed at the largest of the four properties in Les bernots. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and we had a most comfortable stay. There were a couple of problems with appliances and we had troubles with the cooker and washing machine but the very helpful and wonderfully welcoming Debbie, who looks after the property, found solutions and fixed things for us. We love this area of France and this was our second time at the properties. The setting is as pretty and perfect as we remembered, just right for a relaxing break catching up with friends. It is remote enough to feel away from it all but close enough to lots of activity and great places to explore. Thank you for sharing it.
Thank you for the lovely review, glad you enjoyed your holiday!
A delightful little hamlet in a most beautiful landscape. Not for those who require endless amenities and seek out lively night life scenes, but for those like us who wish to get away from it all and sit quietly in a charming environment enjoying a glass of wine as the sun goes down ...Just perfect.
Perpignan is the closest beach, about 1h30 drive and there are various other beautiful beaches to visit like Canet-Plage.
The closest airport, Carcassonne, is approximately 40 minutes drive from Les Bernots. Taxi and car-hire is available at the airport; check the Ryanair deals with Hertz through their website. A coach link is also available, from the airport, to the town of Esperaza some 5 miles from Les Bernots.
Nearest villages are a 10-15 minute walk with the closest towns, Esperaza and Quillan being a 10-15 minute drive. There are many great restaurants, cafes and bars around this area, and all your grocery needs can be found in shops in Esperaza with a local market also there every Sunday. The intermarche is a 10 minute drive away just out of Esperaza. The nearest swimming lake is a 10 minute drive in Puivert, however there are a number of beautiful swimming lakes and pools not far from Les Bernots.
Carcassonne Castle is an amazing place to visit, just a 30-40 minute drive from the gites, however there are many other castles and historical points of interest closer by like Rennes-le-Chateau, made famous by the Da Vinci Code.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: 25% deposit will be requested on all reservations and 100% payable one month prior to arrival. A fully refundable security deposit is requested prior to arrival to cover any damages or breakages to the property. Security deposits for each house differ and will be given after enquiry. Changeover Day: Unless otherwise agreed, please arrange to vacate the property by 11.00 am on the date of departure, to allow cleaning before the next arrival. Arrivals will be from 2.30pm, however earlier times may be available if the property has been vacant. Notes on prices: Please contact owner.