Self-catering holiday accommodation near Mirepoix in the French Pyrenees!

We have four individual self-catering cottages (gîtes), two with two bedrooms, one with three bedrooms, and one with four bedrooms. The gîtes are set with our home in five acres of the Pyrénéan foothills, bordered by a pretty stream, and benefit from our 10x5m pool, table tennis, table-football, boule court, free wi-fi etc.

We are open all year round and ideally situated for visiting the many local attractions or searching out your own hideaway in France!

Contact us or check availability online now!


All the gîtes have superbly equipped kitchens with dishwasher, washing machine, full-sized fridge-freezer, cooker, 4-ring hob, microwave etc. The gîtes also have English freeview TV and a private terrace or garden with an oak-framed permanent roof providing shade from the sun. The verandah is furnished with patio table and chairs; sun beds; stone built barbecue, and benefits from magnificent views of the countryside and/or the Pyrénées.

To explore our website please use the contents list to the left to select pages of interest, click on a picture to go straight to details of our gîtes, or use the grey buttons like the one below to step through the site page by page.


Attractions in the area

We live on the edge of a pretty village, ten minutes from the medieval town of Mirepoix , with excellent attractions within an easy drive :

  • Carcassonne, the 3rd most popular tourist attraction in France, is 45 minutes
  • Our regional leisure lake Lac de Montbel, with 1500 acres of water, beach and restaurant, is ten minutes away
  • All types of white water sports, numerous climbing parks and open air rock climbing, and mountain biking are available in the area
  • The Mediterranean beaches are just over one hours drive
  • We are on the edge of the extensive vineyards of the Languedoc - including Limoux, which discovered sparkling wine in 1531 - 100 years before Champagne!
  • Hundreds of miles of walking, cycling and rivers for angling, lakes for swimming or boating, and horseriding trails are available 'on the doorstep' in the Pyrénées
  • The ruined Medieval Châteaux of the Cathars surround the area - Our nearest is the most famous, Montsêgur, the 'last stronghold of the Cathars'.
  • In the Winter local skiing is 30 minutes away, with the Andorran slopes 90 minutes drive

We look forward to guiding you to some of the fantastic features and places of the area. Don't hesitate to call for local details, even if you're not planning to stay with us, we're happy to help!

Bon vacances...

The pictures below show one outside picture of each of our holiday cottages / gîtes, along with general views and the pool. The aerial photo shows how the gîtes are positioned relative to one another. If you click on the individual gîte name or picture above or in the contents list to the left, it will take you to the specific page for that gîte with many more pictures of the inside and outside and even views from the windows!

The big image below will show each picture in sequence, but if you click once on any of the small images it will immediately become the big image. If you want to stop the big image from changing, simply move your mouse pointer over it and it will stop.

All the images are full HD 1920x1080, if you click on the big scrolling picture then it will open whatever image is showing as a full screen picture in a separate tab of your browser - you can then see much more detail! To come back here simply close that tab.

In addition to this website, which contains detailed information about the gîtes and activities in the area, we also maintain a facebook page with a 'diary' of things that happen here - things like additions and improvements that we make, activities we take part in or the history of the buildings. Click here to go to our facebook page.

Please use the comment box below if you would like to comment on our site, or if you have stayed with us, or if you have any questions for us that you think other people may be interested in. If you have specific questions, please email us at DaveAndKath@hideawayinfrance.com or click this link for other ways of Contacting us.