Maison Syrah is the biggest house (225 m²) of 3 (please don't hesitate to ask a rate for one of the smaller houses), built on the ruins of an old farmhouse called Domaine La Flotte. It has a spacious living-room with TV (and wifi-internet). Fitted kitchen with dining place (table for at least 8 people). Two arched doors lead to the terrace (barbecue) with view to apple and nut trees. Furthermore there is a room for the washing machine and an extra toilet. On the first as well as on the second floor there are 2 bedrooms each, all with bathroom and shower and/or bathtub.
Domaine La Flotte, an estate situated on the ´Col de La Flotte´ where you have a beautiful view of the Pyrenees, is an oasis of quiet, wooded hills and meadows.
You can make magnificent walks here and enjoy the unspoilt nature or explore the surroundings on a mountain-bike. You can hire one of the horses and go for a ride in the hillside, with guide Manuel.
You can make use of the (shared) swimming pool (round, 6 m) or go to one of the nearby lakes: Lac Montbel or Lac de Puivert, where you can swim, surf, sail or hire a pedalo. You can hire canoes/kayak nearby (river Aude) or visit an adventure park.
In Chalabre, only a 10 minutes drive away, you will find shops, a supermarket, a bank and restaurants.
There is a market every Monday morning in medieval Mirepoix – a must-see (25 minutes driving).
Limoux, famous for its carnaval and its blanquette is also just 25 minutes driving away and the medieval Cité of Carcassonne only 35 minutes.
Other interesting sites: Gorges de Galamus, cathar castles Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Puylaurens etc.
The Tour de France passes close by every year.
The Mediterranean coast is just about an hour driving and also a day trip to Andorra or to Spain is possible (about two hours driving).
Golf course at 25 km (18 holes).
Close to airports as Barcelona and Toulouse or Montpellier, Beziers, Perpignan.
Other Things to Note
During the months October till end of April electricity will be charged according to meter reading (0,15 Euro/unit)
Electricity will be charged from September till end of April according to meter reading.
Bed linen will be provided, towels on request.
The house is beautifully located, peaceful and quite far from bigger places. The rooms are spacious, the kitchen well equipped. A fireplace would have been nice as it was quite cool and wet during our stay. Nicole was good at responding to the few queries we had and was there to meet us personally when we arrived.
We very much enjoyed this spacious and comfy home along with it's marvelous setting and view of the Pyrenees!! We all fell in love with Southern France. AND... Nicole is a gracious host. We highly recommend staying here and would come definitely come back.