About this listing
This is something altogether different from the typical B&B scene. This is for the adventurous, the alternative, the back to basic traveller who values a fellow traveller's hospitality, natural beauty and an off grid lifestyle above conformity and comfort.
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 regularly organized here: full moon gatherings, music concerts, workshops... There are a few 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 outdoors, the water heated by solar power. There is also a kitchen in the main house which you can use to do your own cooking, but there’s no electric fridge. 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 in the main house, not in 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 except one bus back and forth on Fridays, and another one on Wednesdays but only on schooldays.
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.
Smoking only allowed outside
Très bon accueil !!!un lieu très apaisant où j'ai dormi comme un loir,me ressourçant au plus prés de la nature .
Le paradis existe ? Oui chez Eddy, quel endroit merveilleux !! un accueil en toute simplicité dans une ambiance zen, amicale en pleine nature. Nous avons passé un séjour inoubliable. la soirée feu de camp accompagnée de chants, de musique et de belles personnes, nous fait vraiment regretter de ne pas avoir réservé un plus long séjour...... Nous reviendrons !!! Bises à tous et à Pilgrim (trop mimi cet âne) Françoise, Philippe et Noémie
J'ai passé chez un séjour de reve chez Eddy.
Pilgrim Nest est un lieu de partages et de rencontres magique. Merci Eddy pour ton aceuil et ta gentillesse, et pour les belles soirées passées tous ensemble.
Eddy was welcoming and went beyond the norm to help when I arrived late in the day without having eaten all day. He also took time to explain his water and off-grid power systems, all of which were quite ingenious and interesting. If you enjoy exploring small back country roads in the mountainous Pyrenees this is a wonderful peaceful place to visit. Within a short time you reach small country towns. An hour away you can be down in la Cite of Carcassonne, and perhaps wishing you were back at the Pilgrim' Nest. In the other direction you are on your way for the Gorges of Galamus and the Cathar castles of Peyrepertuse and Queribus, all the while travelling uncrowded scenic country roads and viewing mountain peaks.
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour chez Eddy, au calme, dans la nature. Son pilgrim's nest est un endroit vraiment agréable, de rencontres (internationales !) et d'échange. Nous avons adoré la douche à l'extérieur, l'âne Pilgrim, et le pain fait maison !
La porte de la grange rénovée fait penser à la porte d'une maison de hobbit, avis aux amateurs !
Absolutely amazing place. Eddy is the kindest of hosts, and the location is excellent in the middle of a forest. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!
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About the Host, Eddy
My name is Eddy. I'm 58 and from Flemish origin, but I live in southern France since 10 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.