La Maison Jaune is a 17C rustic Catalan style property with a roof terrace, based in a wine making village in southern France.
The house has recently been renovated in a simple style retaining many of its traditional features, and it has beautiful terracotta mosaics in the roof terrace. It has a large living room with a wood burning stove and a private roof terrace with lovely views. The house was built in the original walls of the village and has deep natural stone walls that keep it cool in summer and warm in winter. The corner kitchen is to the side of the large living room with a modern hob, oven and Butler sink. It is an ideal house for one or two couples but not suitable for young children because of the low parapet on the roof terrace.
The whole house
Living room with daybed
Two bedrooms with double beds
Interaction with Guests
Our neighbour takes care of the house when we are away. She is a mine of information about the local area.
The house is located in a natural landscape with dramatic gorges, rivers and Cathar castles with routes between so you can cross from one Cathar castle to another. There are wonderful wildflower walks along these routes. For the very active, rock climbing on the Vingrau cliffs, horse riding and quad bike riding available nearby may attract. There are two swimming pools at the neighbouring village, one with bar/snacks but you can also swim in the river next to the village. The main beaches and lagoons are 1h away at Leucate and the skiing and spas 1h 15m away.
The village has a mini-market, restaurant/bar, hairdresser and outdoor wine and musical events during the summer. Wine making is the main industry with three well-known local Fitou wine Domaines. There is also the range of superb wines produced at Domaine Jones where you can take a tour of Katie Jones's vineyards each with a view of a Cathar Castle, in Maury the castle of Queribus dominates the sky line and in Tuchan, the Aguilar Castle nestles in the hills beyond. Summer brings the Medieval events to Carcassonne, Cucugnan and Peyrepertuse. The city of Narbonne is only 40km away.
You will need a car to get around
Other Things to Note
There are some original terracotta murals on the terrace
Please be aware that the spiral staircases in the main house are ancient and all floors have old beams, the one in the second floor bedroom is quite low so tall people need to take care. The stone spiral staircases, the low step up to the edge of the terrace wall and the low parapet make it unsuitable for young children under seven and anyone with mobility problems.
As this is a non-smoking house, please do not smoke on the premises.
In the house there is local information available for you including information on the gorgeous Chateau de Jau art gallery and winery.
The house can sleep a maximum of five people so no extra guests are allowed.
Un très agréable séjour à Paziols, village paisible et accueillant, dans la jolie maison de Kathryn, avec sa terrasse à la vue éblouissante !
The house is absolutely beautiful, as is the village. We had a fantastic time.
Pasamos unos días muy agradables en el pueblo de Paziols, disfrutando de la compañía de sus gentes y sus vinos.
La estancia en la casa fue muy agradable, disfrutamos mucho de la terraza cenando todas las noches allí.
La casa de Kathryn es muy acogedora, situada en el centro del pueblo, muy bonita y muy agradable. Nos dejó varias guias de todas las cosas que podíamos ir a visitar y nos recibió con una botella de vino del pueblo que nos encantó!!!
Seguro que volveremos pronto!!
We really enjoyed our stay at Kathryn's place in Paziols. The house was really well set up for our arrival and Kathryn gave us plenty of information in advance. We really appreciated the brochures and maps of the area that were on hand at the house. It was also well stocked with books and DVDs and the rooftop terrace is a lovely spot to enjoy a wine at the end of the day. The town is small but has everything you need as well as a nice swimming spot in the local river.
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My husband and I are both from London. He is a drummer and music producer and helps me to run a nonprofit social enterprise, River of Flowers, creating wildflower meadows, urban orchards and bee pastures in cities for bees and other pollinators.