Hideaway in France - gîte complex in the Pyrénées near Carcassonne

Please click on a picture to explore our gites : Bordeaux : 'Bordeaux' Burgundy : 'Burgogone' Languedoc : 'Languedoc' Loire : 'Loire'

We are here for holidays in the foothills of the Pyrénées

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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 gites have superbly equipped kitchens with dishwasher, washing machine, full-sized fridge-freezer, cooker, 4-ring hob, microwave etc. The gites also have English freeview TV and a private terrace or garden with sun beds, stone built barbecue, patio table and chairs and 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 within an hours dirve.
  • The Mediterranean beaches are just over one hours drive
  • The extensive vineyards of the Languedoc are within 30 minutes - 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 Pyrenees
  • The Medieval Chateaux of the Cathars surround the area - Montsegur, the 'last stronghold of the Cathars' is 20 minutes away
  • 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!

The pictures below have views of all the holiday cottages / gites here and the aerial photos show how they are positioned relative to one another. The big image will show each gite 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.

In addition to this website, which contains detailed information about the gites 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.

Bon vacances...

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