inside the 80m² barn spaceinside the 80m² barn space
Pilgrims' Nest, a travellers' haven
10 guests
1 bedroom
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... You will have this whole space exclusively to yourselves. 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.


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Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $23 / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 double beds, 2 single beds, 4 floor mattresses

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

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Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Elena User Profile
July 2017
It is a magic place in nature. You learn a lot about countryside in southern France, abbaut nature, abbaut being human. The breakfast was wonderful, Eddi and the other guests were very kind.

Vikas User Profile
August 2016
Amazing place ... Very peaceful and close to nature . We were family of 4 . We all loved the stay.

Daniele User Profile
August 2016
We passed just one night at the pilgrim nest. It's a magic place. In the middle of a wonderful landscape, near an amazing "gorge", Eddy invented a cozy, familiar and unique refuge. You can choose the "Barn", coloured roulotte or camping. The best thing is spending there at least 3 night s or more.

Trewlea User Profile
August 2016
Eddy really saved us! The place we thought we were staying at had double booked (not on AirBnb) and we had nowhere to go. Eddy put a tent up for us to stay in and then moved us into the private room. All the people there were really welcoming and even offered us food for dinner when we arrived at night. We were happy to return the favour the next day when our new friends had ran out of food for lunch. I fell in love with Eddy's donkey Pilgrim, he is so affectionate and loves cuddles. It is in the middle of the mountains, which is picture perfect and very relaxing. But prepare for the great outdoors; outdoor shower, kitchen and no fridge. We were not prepared for this and still have a fabulous time. It is a long windy drive through the mountains (by far the most beautiful landscape I have seen in France and I have visited France 3 times) so I recommend staying for a few days or more to get the full relaxation experience.

Sarah User Profile
July 2016
This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. We met great people here and experienced a warm atmosphere. Eddy is the perfect host who knows how to welcome people in a natural way. If you want to learn about natural living, it's the place to be!

Catherine User Profile
July 2016
Eddy was there to greet us when we arrived and made sure we had everything we needed. He was flexible and adaptable to our needs. The location was calm and relaxing, and amazingly beautiful, just like in the description. The children particularly liked the rope swing and the donkey. All the other guests were also very friendly and relaxed. Eddy has created a real oasis of calm, something we need with four small children!

Laura User Profile
August 2015
I stayed in the beautiful surroundings of Pilgrims Nest for 5 nights and couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and energizing time. As Eddy was showing me around the property, in my head I was already trying to work out when I could come back. Eddy is gracious host whom shares his home with others in pure love. From the outdoor shower, the open airy barn space to the sunset viewing at sunsets terrace, and of course Pilgrim the donkey, people from all walks of life will be able to gain something from staying here. It was a pleasure getting to know you Eddy and hearing all your stories and knowledge so, THANKYOU :D

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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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