3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths country house with mountain views
- english, french
Why Bruce Johansen chose Belloc
This is a wonderful part of France that remains untouched by the frantic pace of the large cities and Provence. It offers mild weather, great cuisine and delightful wines at bargain prices. We could not find a better vacation spot when we were searching for a retreat from the hectic pace of city life.
What makes this House unique
The rich historical background of this region offers limitless opportunites for exploration. The cathedrals, Cathare ruins, museums and caves keep us occupied during our annual summer stay in Montplaisir. Lac Montbel provides great swimming and boating for our guests and their children. And every year we find something new and exciting.
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Great stay at tranquil location
We liked the house very much, it is very spacious and well equipped. The interior design is tasteful and suits the style of the house. The location is perfect if you look for a tranquil stay in the woods (with a nice view) , 10 minutes drive from lake Montbel where you can take a swim. At night the temperature drops a bit in these hills so we could sleep pleasantly. The communication with the owner went very smoothly. So we highly recommend it!
Beautiful place but remote.
Nice house with all the accoutrements, and a spectacular setting on 14 acres, but be aware it is remote and you will need a car. There is no place to walk to but the view of the Pyrenees of the outside patio is wonderful. Bruce and Harriot were wonderful and helpful hosts giving us all info on the area as well as helping us settle in. Overall a wonderful holiday.
The Pefect Place with French Country Charm
We recently had the pleasure of staying in this house for 4 weeks. Waking up every morning to this incredible view and the sound of cow bells is a great way to start your day. I loved the layout of the house. We had several friends join us during our stay and the house handled 6 people very well. The kitchen is well equipped as well. We loved that the house is in the country, it is a short drive to town. We fell in love with Mirepoix. I highly recommend this property.
Stunning, the house and location are both great
We stayed for a week in this beautiful location. The house was fantastic and had everything we needed. The view of the mountains each morning was something you would never get tired of. The area was very nice to explore and the towns had so much history. We would love to visit again.
Cabin in the woods
Exceptional! Bruce's hospitality is second to no one. The house is clean, comfortable, rustic and has everything you need, and everything works. This is a 5 star plus rental. You will not be disappointed .
Spring or Fall, Montplaisir is a jewel!
If you are looking for a place with a slower pace, this is it. If you are looking for a place that provides a respite from the world outside, this is it. A beautiful setting in a magical area that provides history which pushes your imagination. A warm and welcoming home, fully equipped by western standards, all of the amenities, a functioning fireplace, a stunning view of the Pyrenees mountains, that comes with wonderful neighbors who are the quintessential hospitality ambassadors, plus a local English speaking property manager who doubles as a Cordon Bleu trained chef equally willing to share her kitchen secrets and/or prepare a fabulous meal for you and your friends.. This is our second visit to Montplaisir. When we arrived this time it felt like we were coming home. We brought friends each time. There is plenty of room. To truly experience this area you will want/need a car. Bottom line: this place is the best. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit Montplaisir ... don't let the opportunity pass.