Between sea and mountains, riverside, Mediterranean climate, unique site
- english, french
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
There are simply no words to express our stay, but I'll give it a try. It is a little piece of heaven in a country that is already amazing! Thierry, our host, was très, très gentil, and really made our stay memorable. The location is very private, the accommodation nestled in the valley along a lovely river that cascades through the property. Thierry has an eye for design, and has created a little world of rock gardens, trees, stonework, and paths running throughout. The accommodation was perfect for my husband and I, we had everything we needed in our own little private stone house perched atop the hill. Blissful, memorable, and we will be back! Many thanks for creating such a lovely piece of paradise for others to share and enjoy! Nancy and David
A little piece of heaven
I fell in love with the photos of le Moulin de Tredos, but assumed the reality wouldn't quite match up. WRONG - it was better! The valley in which the gite nestles is remote and private; about half a mile off a very quiet road down a stony track. The three residential buildings (the owner's house and two gites) are far enough apart to allow privacy for all whilst occupants can still enjoy all the joys of the valley. These include:
- bubbling, shallow river - great for paddling and cooling down hot dogs
- natural "swimming pool" - more of a plunge pool really but very refreshing after a few hours in the sun
- walking/cycling tracks through the woods
- numerous picnic spots
The owner, Thierry, was in residence during the first week of our visit with his two children, and was totally charming and very helpful. He treated us like old friends, rather than the irritating middle-aged English couple with two noisy and disobedient dogs we actually are! Thierry encouraged us to use all the outside spaces around the valley, even those which appeared to be his private garden areas. He introduced us to his friends and recommended places to visit; gave us a contact number for an excellent vet and provided everything we asked for with enthusiasm. Thierry speaks good English and, being Belgian, his French is easier to understand than many of the locals!
The gite itself is quite small and basic, but has everything you need. It is a very steep climb so not really suitable for people who aren't able bodied. The bed is a torture rack, but Thierry promises a new one for 2013...! The outside areas are great for soaking up the sun, scenery and sounds of the peaceful and beautiful valley, and totally private. Wood is provided for the magnificent BBQ.
The surrounding area has far more to do than we could fit into a year, let alone two weeks. The Languedoc region is vineyard city, with nearly all chateaux and domaines offering tastings on demand. There are dozens of farms offering natural produce, restaurants and cafes at every turn, all kinds of exhibitions and museums from pre-historic man to Airbus. The Cathar Trail is on the doorstep, beaches less than an hour away and you can see the Pyrenees in the distance. The elephant in the room is the scenery - everywhere you go are breathtaking views of magnificent mountains, gorges with crystal clear rivers, picturesque ancient villages, clear lakes teaming with fish. And vineyards of course.
Endroit enchanteur, perdu au fond de la vallée... rivière, piscine, ballades au départ du site... nous logions à la bergerie, un logement peu petit si il n’avait pas fait beau, bien équipé avec un proprio aux petits soins. Adresse à conserver pour courir dans les alentours.
Excellent et superbe !
Nous avons séjourné dans la bergerie où la vue y est remarquable. Le logement est conforme à la description, bien équipé, pratique, facile à vivre alors que nous étions 2 adultes et 2 enfants. L'endroit est absolument incroyable, les enfants ont adoré jouer dans la rivière, se cacher partout, la piscine naturelle rafraîchissante, le trampoline en pleine nature ... un petit paradis pour déconnecter de tout !
Une pause bucolique au coeur de la nature
Nous avons passé 3 jours superbes dans ce petit havre de paix. Merci à Thierry pour son accueil, il a partagé avec nous les histoires du lieu et de la région, de bons conseils de visites.
Le lieu est incroyable, très belle rénovation. Un joyaux de la région au bord du ruisseau. Un hébergement rare qui mérite d'être connu !
Je recherchais du calme (et des montagnes) pour une pause familiale! mission accomplie à 100%.
Mon mari, plus alaise dans l'eau, y a trouvé son compte avec les enfants: baignade dans la piscine naturelle et dans les rivières autour. Nous avons poursuivi par du canoë (avec chute assurée), visite des ponts naturels, musée cathare, et parcours de pêche...
Bref on est au calme, c'est beau et apaisant mais on ne s'ennuie pas... sinon on lit!
Très chouette moment, très bons souvenirs (merci encore Thierry et biz aux enfants!)
canoe 40 km