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Pool with a view!
Breakfast, lunch or BBQ on your own patio
View of Quatre bougies' woodland, from the pool
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
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Recently refurbished, a delightful one bedroomed gite set within seven acres of lawns and woodland, Quatre Bougies is the perfect rural retreat, with guest appearances from eagles, buzzards, kites and other wildlife.. In the absence of light pollution, the night sky is a stargazer's paradise. The gite snuggles in the countryside just outside the small hamlet of Rivel near Puivert lake and beach & Chalabre, about 45 minutes from Carcassonne airport. This comfortable gite has its own private patio, leading from the kitchen area - ideal for breakfast in the sun, a lazy lunch under the parasol, evening drinks and BBQs . Quatre Bougies also has access to the owners' swimming pool ( pool towels provided), lawns and shaded, wooded areas. With a double bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the l...Recently refurbished, a delightful one bedroomed gite set within seven acres of lawns and woodland, Quatre Bougies is the perfect rural retreat, with guest appearances from eagles, buzzards, kites and other wildlife.. In the absence of light pollution, the night sky is a stargazer's paradise. The gite snuggles in the countryside just outside the small hamlet of Rivel near Puivert lake and beach & Chalabre, about 45 minutes from Carcassonne airport. This comfortable gite has its own private patio, leading from the kitchen area - ideal for breakfast in the sun, a lazy lunch under the parasol, evening drinks and BBQs . Quatre Bougies also has access to the owners' swimming pool ( pool towels provided), lawns and shaded, wooded areas. With a double bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area, this gite can sleep 3 people comfortably. Crisp, white bed linen is provided, as are large, soft towels, for the shower. Baby equipment package available, please ask for details. Check-in time from 16:00 Check-out time by 10:00 Sorry, no pets allowed. Smoking is allowed outside the property only. Come at the right time and help yourself to the fruit from the orchard, be it golden mirabelles, ruby red mirabelles, hazelnuts, plums, figs or apples...you just have to be here in season! The property is In close proximity to the swimming lakes of Montbel and Puivert, and is within the 'Pays Cathare' with the famous Montsegur Chateaux nearby. Free WiFi is available for guests, giving access to email, TV channels, facebook etc. Shops, market, cafes and restaurants are within five minutes drive, and larger shops are within fifteen minutes (Lavelanet). A mini-market (2 miles away) in Chalabre has most commodities needed day-to-day, but it is only 8 - 10 miles to the larger supermarkets ....Lidl, Intermarche, Aldi, Carrefour. Chalabre has cafes,bars, restaurants and a delightful and most delicious pattiserrie/boulangerie. Buy your pastries in the shop and take them to the bar next door to have with your coffee! A highly acclaimed restaurant and bar is less than five minutes walk away. Ski resorts are within forty five minutes (some of these are open in summer for walking and mountain biking).The gite is well placed for those who like to choose different ski resorts throughout the week, or just have a quick, cheap ski weekend. White water rafting and canoeing are a short drive away. The beaches near Perpignan are just over an hour away. The area is ideal for cycling, walking and other outdoor pursuits. Garaging for bikes available at the property. If you don't fancy bringing your own bikes, there's bike hire locally. Rent daily or by the week, bikes delivered to the property for you. Contact gite owner for further details.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Gill W
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This gite is a real gem. Located in beautiful countryside close to the voie verte and Montbel lake, it is ideally located to access many local attractions. The gite itself is equipped very nicely. Our stay began with a welcome bottle of hearty red wine,...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank 369Alison
Gill D, VR Owner at Last minute price reductions for this delightful gite Puivert/Rivel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the homemade bread and the local wine! And of course, your bracing swims! The weather is still being very kind to us, with sunshine every day. We certainly look forward to seeing you again, hopefully...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Tranquility in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Great hosts. Spectacular scenery and a really nice Gite. Definitely return. 👍More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Gill D, VR Owner at Last minute price reductions for this delightful gite Puivert/Rivel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here, you certainly made the most of the lovely area, getting out enjoying the towns, villages and countryside. I believe you made a few visits to some of the excellent restaurants...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We returned again to stay here on our way back to the UK from the south of France! We love it here! Very peaceful and picturesque! We were very fortunate to be here for the fireworks by the lake at Puivert! What a stunning display!...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Gill D, VR Owner at Last minute price reductions for this delightful gite Puivert/Rivel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

It was lovely to see you both again. Thank you for choosing our gite once more. A very warm welcome awaits you for your September visit, although we can't promise you fireworks next time, but be assured that we will do our utmost to make...More

Reviewed 20 June 2016

We loved it here so much we're looking to head back later this year! Beautiful, tranquil surroundings (great for walking and cycling), good location for Carcassonne, local markets and quaint historic villages. The gite has absolutely everything you could possibly need - and the owners...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Naomi B
Gill D, VR Owner at Last minute price reductions for this delightful gite Puivert/Rivel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for the lovely review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay here, especially the breakfast baskets! You certainly made the most of your time here, squeezing in so many activities. You wore me out just telling me about your day each evening, whilst...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016

Great hosts. Lovely views from the garden. Easy to find and close to lots of interesting places to visit. Gill and Lionel are friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Liz K
Gill D, VR Owner at Last minute price reductions for this delightful gite Puivert/Rivel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Thank you for the kind review. So glad you were able to sit in the garden and enjoy a glass of something whilst enjoying the views and lovely weather. Hope to see you again soon. Gill & Lionel

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Rivel is well placed for a plethora of activities, indeed this sleepy hamlet comes alive in the summer months when they have their own fetes and festivals. In fact, all the surrounding villages have their own fetes, festivals and weekly night-time markets. The local village of Puivert offers a splendid swimming lake, with its myriad of café bars and amenities. It even boasts its own brewery and bar! Just 40 minutes from Carcassonne means easy access to and from the airport or a day in the Cite. Being so near the rivers Aude and Ariege, this area has access to all river sports including fishing kayaking, canoing and white water rafting, whereas the lake at Montbel lends itself to the more sedate watersports of sailing, wind surfing and pedaloes. If you don't want to get wet, the area ...
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