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Pretty stone cottage, heated pool, woodland view, terrace, big balcony & garden

4.7/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationChâteau Chalabre20 min drive
    Popular LocationQuercorb Museum27 min drive
    Popular LocationPuivert Castle48 min drive
    AirportCarcassonne (CCF-Pays Cathare)68 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
829 sq ft
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
1 single bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area


Located in Saint-Benoit, this cottage is in a rural area. Piano Museum and Quercorb Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Château Chalabre and Château de Lagarde. Windsurfing and rafting offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the property's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Château Chalabre - 20 min drive
  • Plage de Montbel - 26 min drive
  • Quercorb Museum - 27 min drive
  • The Nature Trail And The Green Labyrinth - 34 min drive
  • Puivert Castle - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Pomas Station - 32 min drive
  • AirportCarcassonne (CCF-Pays Cathare) - 68 min drive


  • Hotel De France Chalabre - 19 min drive
  • Bar des Sports - 19 min drive
  • Le Corneilla Café - 26 min drive
  • Restaurant - 27 min drive
  • Le Pamir - 27 min drive
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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Pretty stone cottage, heated pool, woodland view, terrace, big balcony & garden

Historic cottage in Saint-Benoit
New for 2016 - French bread & coissantes to order every morning. Self-contained comfortable cottage of charm & character. Large fully fitted kitchen/dining room/lounge decorated with original paintings. Full central heating. Sky free to view & French TV installed. The stone walls ensure warmth in winter & keeps you cool in summer. Breakfast on the shady terrace or balcony. There is a full size gas hob, electric oven, large fridge, washing machine & the kitchen is fully equipped. Upstairs there is a door to the balcony, two bedrooms (one double & one with double & single bed) A large shower room with cubicle shower & vanity unit. Separate WC. There are also outside stairs to the balcony. Linen & towels provided, changed weekly. Welcome pack - milk, tea, coffee, sugar, toilet rolls & a bottle of wine. Dinner may be ordered if desired. at 24hrs notice. Off road parking. Cycle hire. We regret that our property is not suitable for children under 5 or the infirm due to the WC being on the first floor. Exclusive use of Outdoor Pool in garden - open July - mid Sept only.

Ideal Centre for Site Seeing : Midway between to Limoux, & Mirepoix, south of Carcassonne, this is an ideal centre for visiting the Cathar Castles. A wonderfully scenic drive takes you through Chalabre, Puivert, Quillan and on through the dramatic Gorges de St George past Puilaurens & on towards the Spanish border to Queribus & Perpetuise. On the way you will pass some remarkable scenery & hundreds of opportunities to taste the local wines!! The local cooperative shop will welcome you to taste their wares & buy a bottle or two to take home for dinner! Or turn to the west & visit Ch. Monsegur the last stronghold of the Cathars & the magnificent Pyrenees themselves. Visit neolithic caves, ride a scenic railway or take a boat on an underground lake. Feeling more adventurous - white water rafting, caving, climbing or walking are popular sports. Fantastic cycling on safe roads or mountain biking. Limoux is host to the start of a stage of the Tour de France again this year, the town outdid itself with fantastic flower displays all themed to the cycling. Strolling through the town on the Saturday evening last year was a hugely interesting experience even for those who are not cycling fans. The start on Sunday was amazing in its efficient execution but at the same time giving the many fans who came for the occasion plenty of opportunity for a very close look at the most famous cyclists in the world. Limoux also prides itself on being one of the most floriferous towns in France, changing the planted displays in baskets, planters, on roundabouts & down the sides of the streets & roads four times a year. Having an aperatif in the attractive main square or even a meal under the brollies at one of the many restaurants in the warm evening sunshine is a very pleasant holiday experience.

Mirepoix is a medieval town with an ancient arcaded market square, many restaurants & outdoor cafes, with a unique parish church of international historical importance. The town prides itself on the regular musical & theatrical performances in the square, especially the jazz festival in July. The regular Monday market attracts visitors from all over the world with everything from the freshest of vegetables to exotic clothing.

Wine Country - Reds, whites & sparkling: Butterfly Cottage lies within 15 min. of the centre of production of the famed champagne type wine B available at many outlets in the town. Also in easy reach is the Cotes de Malpere & Carcasses full bodied wines of excellent flavour. Then towards the Med Coast is the Corbieres, Fitou, Quatourze & Rivesaltes appellations; well known wines exported widely and much loved by wine lovers all over the world. Travelling north, yet still within an hours drive lie the Cabardes, Montagne Noir, Minervois, Narbonnais & La Clape appellations - again exported widely and much enjoyed. The majority of the individual vineyards run tasting sessions by appointment, although it is possible to drop in to taste & buy at all the cooperative shops for each wine area. A wonderful day out is a drive through the Gorges de St George down to Rivesaltes wine tasting at the Cooperative in Maury followed by lunch in the garden at the restaurant opposite, I can recommend it!
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Gilli Palmer
Speaks English, French

Property amenities


  • Private pool
  • Heated pool


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Bike rentals on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 829 sq ft (77 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Is Pretty stone cottage, heated pool, woodland view, terrace, big balcony & garden pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Pretty stone cottage, heated pool, woodland view, terrace, big balcony & garden?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Pretty stone cottage, heated pool, woodland view, terrace, big balcony & garden?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Pretty stone cottage, heated pool, woodland view, terrace, big balcony & garden located?
Situated in a rural location, this historic cottage is within 12 miles (20 km) of Château Chalabre, Piano Museum and Plage de Montbel. Lac de Montbel and Quercorb Museum are also within 16 miles (25 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous stay at Butterfly Cottage
We had such a lovely time at Butterfly Cottage. Gilli and Mike (and Bella the dog!) were so welcoming and gave us some great advice about wine. The cottage is really well equipped, comfy beds and has an amazing shower. The cottage itself really cool even in the high temps so you sleep well at night. It’s perfectly situated for exploring the area - Limoux, Mirepoix, Montsegur and more. Would not hesitate to recommend and will hopefully be back to visit soon.Thank you Gilli and Mike! x

5/5 Excellent

Great Stay
We stayed for 5 days during July 2019. The property is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the south of France. Gilli the host is great and helped us with anything we needed. I would highly recommend the cottage. 😊

4/5 Good

Reposant et calme
Un cottage typique de la région, dans un coin reculé, au calme avec une belle piscine idéale après des journées bien remplies en terme de visites un point de chute idéal pour visiter cette région ariegoise et les châteaux cathares. Nous avons passé un très bon moment. Seul petit bémol, pas de réseau pour l'opérateur SFR.

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