What you will love about this home
Charming Village House in one of France’s most Beautiful Settings, 5 minutes Walk from Lake Peaceful Family Friendly Location with many Activities on site and nearby (sleeps up to 5)
What you will love in the neighborhood
Nestled in a valley in the foothills of the magnificent Pyrenees, Puivert offers the ideal getaway from hectic modern life.
The terrace is perfect for relaxing with a book, or sunbathing and when you do finally venture out, the Lac de Puivert is just a five minute walk away.
Simply and tastefully decorated, the house makes the perfect base for a memorable holiday in one of France’s most stunning regions.
Our house is in the middle of the village, bordering on to a small stream. Fully renovated, it still retains its original charm however, with wooden shutters and a stone floor in the front room. The
house sleeps four comfortably, plus a child, or, at a pinch a fifth adult. There are two bedrooms with double beds as well as another small little room under the eaves that has a futon suitable for a
child, or an adult for a night or two. Do note, it’s a holiday home rather than a full-time residence and the house is quite compact. It is however the perfect base for a vacation in the glorious
Languedoc region. You can reach the grand peaks and mountain trails by car easily, or, if on foot, follow the old Cathar pathways up into the peaks surrounding the valley.The Lac du Puivert is just a
five minute walk away - and we think you’ll spend quite a bit of your time here. If you haven’t already passed it on your way to the house, go over bridge, then through the square, walk down the lane
and there you are! During high season the beach has pedalos and kayaks for hire, as well as a lifeguard, and the beach is ideal for both children and adults (it has a quiet side). During the summer a
small cafe/buvette at the lake sells ice-creams and drinks, and provides simple but lovely meals. The playground right by the lake, is again, ideal for children. There is in addition a basketball
court and pétanque pitch close by. The latter can be floodlit for night games. The beautiful Chateau de Puivert is a 10 minute scramble up a path behind the village church. With strong Cathar and
troubadour roots, we suggest you first visit the Quercorb museum - across the street from our house - to learn its fascinating story. It is also a wonderful little social history resource. Do
definitely check it out in your first days! There is a small aerodrome just outside the village, home to the local glider club. Here you can arrange to have an aerial view of the village, the valley
and all the surrounding hamlets. You’ll need to pop up and book beforehand. There’s a file of leaflets and brochures from amenities in the area as well as suggestions - so check it out for ideas
where to visit for days out. Whatever you do, we recommend that you take time to discover the local foods and wines, in particular the legendary sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux. Puivert is quite
small but it’s a working village - the post-office and shop are literally a minute’s walk from the house. The covered square - a common sight in many a larger village in this region - is opposite the
house, and it sometimes plays host to a night market on Wednesdays during summer [otherwise sited at the lake]. Further on, there’s a small restaurant/pizzeria on the main road.