Maison Forestiere set in an elevated position in the village of Axat has stunning views across the mountains and down through the Gorge. An abundance of activities are available in and around the village as well as Castles, Fortresses and ruins. Fantastic food and wines surround us. The apartment features all modern amenities and finished to a very high standard. Within easy reach of all the major airports and within an hours drive to the Med or the cities of Carcassonne and Perpignan.
“The apartment is very spacious and light, with a wonderful panoramic view of the majestic mountains around. It's the top floor of house that is perfectly situated to start exploring the countryside that starts right behind it. Big recommendation. We will come back one day.”
Cosy ‘home from home’ decorated in traditional french style, for a taste of the simple life. Sunny, south facing living space, with view of mountains and forests. Ideal for walkers and cyclists, or exploring nearby castles and thermal spas. Close to Cathar trail, swimming lakes, gorges, yet all amenities of small town within walking distance. Euro bus to Carcassonne or Perpignan, and hub for roads to many other tourist attractions too! 50 mins from airport ( Carcassonne) , 90 mins from coast.
“I feel a little clueless to try to succeed in expressing here in a few words the exhaustive list of all the satisfecits that I would have to list as for this small cozy nest concocted with so much care and details by Joy… it is small but it's big, already thanks to Joy's warm welcome. Then, what surprises, is the thoroughness of the details ... nothing is missing, absolutely nothing! Even the sewing kit is there in a drawer! bathrobes, slippers ... toothpaste! … Shampoos, after shampoos… documentation on the region, hiking maps… to continue would risk competing with the Prévert inventory… fortunately only TV would not appear there! (but on the other hand, a nifty little radio which so well captures the live concerts of France Musique :)… in short, because you will understand that staying in Joy's completely independent little house is an experience in itself that you must have tried at least once in a lifetime! I can't say anything more complimentary. Thank you Joy for all of this. Victor”
Ideal for solo or two travellers, a compact private room with bathroom and shared terrace/BBQ in the mountains. For the energetic there are water sports cycling hiking and rock climbing For history lovers - Medieval castles and the beautiful town of Carcassonne. Rennes le Château and Bugarach with their legendes and mysteries. Take the wine trail on route to the sea at Perpignan or Spain. Andorra is 90km, a lovely drive for tax free shopping. Excellent local bubbly, Blanquette from the Limoux.
“On our way to Carcassonne, we decided to spend a night in the mountains and this house turned out to be amazing for this! It is located just beneath the mountains in a very authentic tiny village. The host was very friendly and thoughtful, which made our experience even better. Since all the grocery shops were closed for the holidays, Michelle provided us some meat and veggies to make a bbq at the terrace. Highly recommended for romantic stay in the mountains!”