inside the 80m² barnspaceinside the 80m² barn space
Pilgrims Nest, a travellers' haven
10 guests
1 bedroom
6 beds
Half-bath
10 guests
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6 beds
Half-bath
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This is a place that above all speaks to the heart. With its natural and peaceful surroundings, its simplicity of a basic lifestyle, and its transforming energy, it's a gem for those who wish to get away from too much conformity and comfort.

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This is something altogether different from the typical B&B scene. This is for the more alternative, back to nature travellers who value a fellow traveller's hospitality, natural beauty and an off grid lifestyle above conformity and comfort. At the same time it is also ideal for families with children because of its big indoor space, lots of beds/mattresses, and its unique opportunities to get in close contact with and discover nature...
The Pilgrims' Nest is situated 35km of Carcassonne in a natural and mountainous surrounding in the heart of the green Corbières Mountains at an altitude of 712m between cedar and beech forests. The air is clean and pure and radiates peacefulness. The place is fed by clear spring water. Electricity is provided by solar and wind power, and nature grows a wealth of herbs everywhere. This is the place to be if you like a quiet, pure and natural environment, far away from the noise of roads and towns.
However, don’t expect a typical luxurious B&B out here, it's an alternative off grid place, a place to fall in love with, if you have the right taste for it... You are invited to stay in a unique 80m² large space of the attic of a renovated barn, where the energy of creativity, music, dance, and meditation lingers from a diversity of activities that are organized here: full moon gatherings, music concerts, workshops... There are several double beds, two single beds, and a number of mattresses with which you can create your own little sleeping corner, dormitory style. Bedding is provided. The bathroom is adjacent to the main house, the shower is in an outdoor wooden cabin which has a transparent detachable roof to give the possibility to shower in the sunshine or under the stars. The water is heated by solar power or gas. There's also an outdoor water tub, the water heated by wood fire. Furthermore there's an outdoor summer kitchen under the shelter, which you can use to do your own cooking, but there’s no electric fridge. An organic breakfast with home made bread is included, and a vegetarian lunch or dinner can be ordered. Wi-fi internet is available but limited and only accessible under the shelter, not inside the barn. Mobile phone network connection may also be limited to certain spots on the property. Note that the nearest shops are in Limoux, 22km down hill. There is no public transport, so your own transport is preferable, or we can eventually come pick you up in Limoux.
Other options include camping in your own tent or in a family tent provided by us.
Apart from a place to stay the Pilgrims' Nest is also a place of inner transformation, exchange and sharing, open to all pilgrims, travellers, wanderers, backpackers and soul seekers on the road, and to all who travel consciously their inner path of evolution. It also welcomes everyone who needs a few days or weeks of rest, reflection or energy recharging. The energy of the place is introspective and highly transformative. It leaves no one untouched.
Attractions in the area are the Cité of Carcassonne, one of the most preserved medieval fortified cities in Europe, Rennes-le-Château from the Da Vinci Code, the hot springs at Rennes-les-Bains, the numerous Cathar castle ruins, a beautiful lake for swimming at nearby Arques, the interesting villages of Lagrasse, Alet-les-Bains, and Saint Hilaire, the natural beauty of the Corbières Mountains and the Pyrenees, and the Mediterranean Sea not too far away.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 double beds, 2 single beds, 4 floor mattresses

Amenities
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Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $23 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 6PM
Check out by 11AM

Smoking only allowed outdoors.

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Cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Louise User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful secluded retreat in special area close to limoux and mt bougarash ... clean and delightful outdoor communal cooking facilities and dining space. Delicious breakfast every day. Very special place and people

Michael User Profile
August 2017
Such a wonderful and peaceful place. Eddy is a great and helpful host that will make anyones stay pleasant. The mix of people from all different cultures coming together to share in the experience just adds another layer to an already unique experience.

Camila User Profile
July 2017
Eddy's place is incredible, he is so welcoming and careful, the place is comfortable and provides the essential, and invites you to wonder about what is really essential in life. The musical evening with other guests was amazing, and breakfast was very good! I recommend Eddy's place for people looking for a place with strong positive energy for good synchronicities to take place. I have no words to express my gratitude to Eddy and his openness to take me to where I wanted to go, I hope I can come back to this place soon! Thank you so much, Eddy!

India User Profile
April 2017
The moment that I arrived at The Pilgrims Nest I instantly felt a great peace. Eddy has made such a wonderful place to welcome every pilgrim! I could not recommended this sanctuary enough :)

Jan User Profile
August 2016
This is truly a great place to be and to come back to. Dank je wel Eddy!

Mark User Profile
August 2016
This is quite a special place to stay. It's remote and peaceful. There are several rooms and camping. Eddy's food is great and he is a good fire side musician!

Emilie User Profile
August 2016
Eddy was an amazing host and his nest is paradise... Nice meetings also With People from other countries. The view, the fountain, the roof terrace. Everything was perfect. We Will be returning there one Day, for sûre. Thx for everything.

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Eddy User Profile

My name is Eddy. I'm 60 and from Flemish origin, but I live in southern France since 12 years now. I'm basically an eternal pilgrim. My occupation (in the sense of the things I occupy my time with) is a mixture of pilgrim/photographer/musician/nature lover, I like to bring people together, and I'm regularly on the road myself, preferably on my travel bicycle.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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