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Villa Magnolia - 4-star luxury house in Puivert

SuperhostPuivert, Occitanie, France
Entire house hosted by Alan
8 guests3 bedrooms5 beds2 baths
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Not your average gîte! Beautifully restored 19th-century house in a little-known part of south-west France, renovated to the highest standards, while maintaining its original charm. You can look forward to 4-star* luxury!

*Article D324-4, Code du tourisme

The space
We’ve been on many self-catering holidays over the years and one of the things we’ve noticed, even in more costly properties, is that while they may be comfortable and functional, they often look a bit tired – carpets a little threadbare; furniture a little worn; a bit of decorating and maintenance needing to be done and so on. So we decided to make Villa Magnolia different - by fitting it out and equipping it to the highest possible standards: decorating, furniture, fixtures, fittings and facilities. Villa Magnolia is not a standard gîte/holiday let: we take great pride in how the house is presented. You expect it to be clean, tidy and comfortable, but you will also find it looking great, and superbly equipped; and the property boasts a 4-star rating under French tourist legislation.

But don’t take our word for it! Here is what our guests say:

"The house was fantastic…"
"The house is gorgeous…"
"Magnifique maison…"
"Fantastic accommodation…"
"Très jolie et très confortable maison…"
"Fabulous property… every possible requirement covered…"

The accommodation consists of a spacious, 19th century stone-built house, with three large double bedrooms (one en-suite), large bathroom, two large reception rooms, one of which has a wood-burner*; newly refitted kitchen and utility room, gas hob and separate oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave oven etc. The largest bedroom can sleep four people, in single or double beds or as a double or twin.

There is free wifi and a 42-inch screen HD television, with DVD player.

The substantial walls keep the interior cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There is a large, well-kept garden at the rear, with a charcoal barbecue, terrace and a view over fields to the hills above.

The house sleeps up to eight and is ideal for families - it will easily take three couples, or a mixture of adults and children.

We are, regrettably, unable to accommodate pets, other than guide dogs. Unfortunately, because of the age and design of the property it is not accessible for wheelchairs. Smoking is prohibited in the property.

The owners, Alan and Marianne, live next door and are happy to offer advice and assistance to help you have the perfect holiday!

*We will provide you with a free basket of logs for the wood-burning stove, and additional baskets, on request, for 5€ each.

Guest access
Guests have access to the whole of the house and the beautiful garden

Other things to note
Owing to the age and location of the property, there is a large step at the front-door from the road - see photograph. There is no downstairs bathroom.

We do not accept pets except guide dogs.

The interior of the property is completely no-smoking.
Not your average gîte! Beautifully restored 19th-century house in a little-known part of south-west France, renovated to the highest standards, while maintaining its original charm. You can look forward to 4-star* luxury!

*Article D324-4, Code du tourisme

The space
We’ve been on many self-catering holidays over the years and one of the things we’ve noticed, even in more costly proper…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washing machine
Essentials
TV
Iron
Hair dryer

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Puivert, Occitanie, France

Come and explore Cathar country! Puivert nestles in the foothills of the Pyrenees, 50 minutes from Carcassonne airport, and less than 90 minutes from both Perpignan and Toulouse. It is an historic village, with its own castle that featured in the Albigensian Crusade; a swimming/fishing lake, a local museum, gliding club and several high-quality restaurants. It even has its own micro-brewery, La Brasserie du Quercorb, brewing craft ales for both Continental and British tastes, which has a friendly pub attached, where locals and holidaymakers gather alongside each other to chat and relax after long days in the sun.

The region is steeped in history, and was the subject of author, Kate Mosse’s atmospheric Languedoc trilogy, which featured the tragic story of the Cathar people and the brutal crusade to exterminate them in the early 13th century. The legend of the Great Flood of Puivert in 1279 is another fascinating episode in the tale of the local area known as “Le Quercorb”.

The Aude/Ariège region is charmingly rural, and is mainly known for its agriculture and wine production. Heavy industry has been in decline since the 1970s but tourism is helping to fill the gap – although there is still plenty of room for expansion before it becomes anywhere near as popular as, for example, the Dordogne or Provence – hence the cost of living is less than in its better-known competitors, which is reflected in the prices of food and drink.
Come and explore Cathar country! Puivert nestles in the foothills of the Pyrenees, 50 minutes from Carcassonne airport, and less than 90 minutes from both Perpignan and Toulouse. It is an historic village, wit…

CRAPAHUT PARC AVENTURE
10.1 km
Fountain Fontestorbes
10.2 km
La Galerie
12.4 km
Dinosauria
14.1 km

Hosted by Alan

Joined in February 2015
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I help business owners earn more and work less! I play golf and ski (but not simultaneously) and I love great wine and food. I am friendly and gregarious, and believe client satisfaction is the most important thing - creating raving fans by giving an outstanding service and exceptional value! Relationship-building is key. J'aide les propriétaires d'entreprise à gagner plus et à travailler moins ! Je joue au golf et fais du ski (mais pas simultanément) et j'adore les bons vins et la bonne nourriture. Je suis sympathique et sociable, et je crois que la satisfaction du client est la chose la plus importante : créer des fans enthousiastes en leur offrant un service exceptionnel et une valeur exceptionnelle ! L'établissement de relations est la clé.
I help business owners earn more and work less! I play golf and ski (but not simultaneously) and I love great wine and food. I am friendly and gregarious, and believe client satisf…
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  • Marianne
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Check-in: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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