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... You are invited to stay in a unique 80m² large space, 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... You will have this entire space to yourself. 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.
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 outdoors