Overview of Rustic Gîte in Rural Village 25 Minutes South of Carcassonne

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1 bedroom, Internet
Private Kitchen

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRuisseau d'Escueillens3 min walk
    Popular LocationChâteau de Lagarde14 min drive
    Popular LocationMonastery of St. Mary of Prouilhe17 min drive
    AirportCarcassonne (CCF-Pays Cathare)33 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Rustic Gîte in Rural Village 25 Minutes South of Carcassonne

Adults-only apartments in Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard with outdoor tennis court
If you're looking for a safe haven from which to explore the mysteries of the Cathar castles, discover delightful walks in the Malepère Massif or simply unwind in a peaceful space for yourselves, a Razès Gîtes may be right for you. Located in a quiet, rural village, guests have the opportunity to slow down the pace of time and re-discover a sense of inner peace and calm while gently re-connecting with the sights and sounds of nature all around. There are two gîtes at Razès – Soujeole and Corbières - both suitable for short stays or long lets. Each gîte is ideally suited for a couple and has its own private entrance, parking, fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge areas, double bedroom and bath/shower room, wifi access. They may be rented together or individually. Guests of Soujeole and Corbières gîtes have a choice of 3 shared yet secluded gardens and the Grange at their disposal for outdoor dining and relaxation. The Grange houses: the outdoor kitchen, washing machine, BBQ, table tennis & darts. Guests have the opportunity to slow down time, re-connect with the sights and sounds of nature all around safely tucked away in the heart of a rural village. The area is renowned for its wild orchids and birds of prey which are to be found no more than a stone's throw away. Depending on the time of year, the neighbouring hillsides of vines, poppies or sunflowers are simply spectacular lending incredible views of the countryside and Cathar castles. With their unique ambiance & rustic character, Razès Gîtes are suitable for short & long lets. Open all year round, they also provide those who need a 'get-away-from-it-all' break in winter a bolthole from within which to re-energise during the long, cold months. For the bird lover, it's a perfect place from which to admire the sights and sounds of many local species of buzzards, kites, eagles and kestrels among many others. The Grange and secluded gardens may be shared with a couple staying in the gîte next door. This means a maximum of 4 people using the outdoor facilities at any one time. The owners are based in the adjoining property and are on hand, happy to help with advice, reservations & suggestions if and where required. However, if you've already made your own plans or prefer to have none at all, peace and privacy are all yours. Whatever your preferred pastime, Razès Gîtes provide an ideal base from which to explore the Aude & Ariège countryside, the quaint circular villages and Cathar towns, or your own inner peace. Local shops, wine and restaurants: The village of Escueillens is situated mid-way between Limoux & Mirepoix. There are no shops in the village so a series of mobile butchers, bakers and grocers make their daily rounds to the village square. The nearest shops, cafés and bank can be found just 7 km away in Belvèze which is also home to the local wine château. The region is famous for its Blanquette de Limoux and also boasts more than 350 wines which you can't find in your supermarket back home. For those who like to indulge, we can arrange wine-tasting tours of the local caves and châteaux. There are many delightful restaurants in the neighbouring towns of Mirepoix, Limoux & Carcassonne offering gastronomic experiences galore. We are happy to make recommendations & reservations.
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the apartment include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jo & Bob Norton

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower

Outdoor areas

  • Patio

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Bike rentals on site
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 2



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


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

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

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

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Rustic Gîte Rural Village 25 Minutes South Carcassonne Apartment
Rustic Gîte Rural Village 25 Minutes South Carcassonne
Rustic Gîte Rural ge 25 Minut

About this area


Located in Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard, this apartment is in a rural area. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ruisseau d'Escueillens and Lac de Montbel, while Piano Museum and Quercorb Museum are cultural highlights. Discover the area's water adventures with rafting and fishing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ruisseau d'Escueillens - 3 min walk
  • Château de Lagarde - 14 min drive
  • Maison des Consuls - 15 min drive
  • Monastery of St. Mary of Prouilhe - 17 min drive
  • Château Chalabre - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Limoux Flassian Station - 21 min drive
  • AirportToulouse (TLS-Blagnac) - 73 min drive


  • Auberge du Balestié - 13 min drive
  • La Table Cathare - 14 min drive
  • Café des Arts - 14 min drive
  • La Maison - 14 min drive
  • Le Pélerin - 15 min drive
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

The Authentic Getaway
Amazing time in an amazing place with amazing people! We travelled to the area for a friend's wedding, found Bob and Jo, fell in love with them, their house, and their friends. They are some of the most interesting, engaging people we've met in quite some time (and we get around, meet a lot of people). Bob and Jo are funny, smart, charming, fun, eccentric (the inspiring sort), gracious, creative (each accomplished writers), warm, cool and just all-around swell people--really, we can't say enough about either of them; and as mentioned, their friends and neighbors are awesome to boot. Re: the cottage. Tucked away in a tiny picturesque French village, it's perfectly charming, well-appointed, private and easy living. Bob and Jo have green thumbs and it shows with a glorious backyard garden. The area is quiet and fairly remote, yet has everything one could need and/or want within a 5-15 minute drive--including many cheap and gorgeous bottles of wine, a butcher, several good restaurants, cafes, and a market. (If you're looking for a touristy holiday, head elsewhere. If, however, you want to mingle with the local French, listen to church bells toll on the hour, eat rustic foods, drink unpretentious wines and be regaled with tales of travel, Cricket and wisdom, book now with Bob and Jo!)…In the end, it depends on what you are looking for, but Bob and Jo's cottage (gite) in Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard is the perfect place to the escape the madness of it all, write a novel (or at least contemplate one), fall in love...or, off the wagon. Either way, you're bound to have a splendid time!

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Jo and Bob were the perfect hosts - thanks for the greeting and especially the local wine. They were there if needed but never interfered. The property was well equipped and the communal garden, games room and sitting area were great, especially as we were the only guests. Pity about the weather but you can't have everything.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Simply, lovely
From the moment we walked through the door to our Gite, we fell in love with the place. Jo & Bob couldn't be more welcoming, organising a wine tasting and recommending some fantatsic local places for us to eat. The garden to the south of the gite was so peaceful and it gave a great backdrop in the evenings for cheese and wine after a days travelling. The gite is in an ideal location to visit Carcassonne, Mirepoix, Montsegur and our favourite Roquefixade. To find someplace this relaxing nowadays makes a holiday that bit more special. Thank you both

5/5 Excellent

Lovely tranquil setting and gardens
The gardens were so lovely it was hard to leave them! The gite was wonderfully cool and well equipped as was the barn for outside dining. The photos are definitely accurate and reveal the beauty contained in this little paradise.

5/5 Excellent

Cosy, tranquil gite with all the mod cons
We stayed for three nights in this comfortable and beautifully decorated gite in a little village of Escuillens. Jo and Bob were lovely hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - warmly recommended!!! The gite is spacious and very clean, and the surrounding village is incredibly quiet. The parking area is shared with other properties but we always found a space and even chatted to the neighbours about their cats. Overall a lovely experience.

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