Country B&B’s near Carcassonne

Le Vieux Relais  is a beautifully restored 18th century coaching inn with courtyard garden and swimming pool in a traditional village in the Minervois offering luxury catered holidays and B & B. You might have spotted it on ITV’s James Martins French Adventure where James tucked into owners Mike & Val’s delicious food in their courtyard. Le Vieux Relais is set in a lovely village close to the Canal du Midi and the beautiful village of Minerve and surrounded by vineyards plus its only 30 minutes from Carcassonne.

Sainte-Hélène Chambre d’hôtes is an award winning luxury B & B and apartment in the centre of Olonzac, a thriving large village in the Minervois and ideally located for many Vin en Vacances tours. The village has several bars and a great selection of restaurants all within walking distance of Sainte-Hélène. You will be 5 minutes from the UNESCO listed Canal du Midi, 15 minutes from the Plus Beau village of Minerve, and an easy drive to the UNESCO listed La Cité of Carcassonne.  The bedrooms at Sainte-Hélène offer the best in restful sleep including beds with deep sumptuous mattresses and the finest 100% cotton linen usually only found in luxury hotels. All of the contemporary en-suite bathrooms have rainwater showers, luxurious pure cotton bath towels and beautiful organic bathroom products.  Outside you will find a shady courtyard where you can indulge in the delicious breakfast, relax with a favourite book, or simply enjoy a glass of local wine.

L’Orangerie is a wonderful place to stay and it offers all the comforts that will ensure you, your visit will be an enjoyable experience.  Its in a small village just a 2.5 kilometers from Carcassonne in the peaceful village of Montlegun . The B&B is housed in a magnificently restored 18th century “maison de maitre’ and many of the original features have been preserved. There are 5 spacious guest rooms and a beautiful garden where you can enjoy the terraces as well as the heated pool and Jacuzzi. During spring and autumn breakfast and ‘table d’hotes’ are served in the Orangerie but, in summer, meals will be served outside.

The Forge is a beautiful place that was once an industrial site in the early nineteenth century and when the present owners took it on it was a wilderness. Now it is a charming B&B for those who want to get away from it all.  They offer space, light, beautiful bathrooms with a simple décor. The grounds are truly beautiful and include stunning natural waterfalls, a gentle stream and a rushing river.  This is the place to idle way many quiet moments, take up painting, take long walks and read those books you’ve never had the time for and to completely relax.

Château Blomac is surrounded by the village of Blomac and set in the vineyard of the Minervois. If you have ever dreamed of staying in a typical French château then this is your chance! This B&B is situated 12 miles from medieval “Cité de Carcassonne” and set in Cathar Country and at the centre of 5 different wine regions. The 5 bedrooms are elegantly styled and furnished and the gardens and terraces are an enticing place to while away a relaxing holiday as it the sumptuous swimming pool.

L’Ancienne Boulangerie is located at the foot of the Black Mountains 20 minutes from the Medieval Walled Cite of Carcassonne set amongst the pretty cobbled streets of Caunes Minervois. This 4 bedroom Chambre D’hote was once the bakery for the village abbey and has been tastefully transformed providing a high level of quality and comfort by Sara & Mark the English owners. The villages cobbled streets and its 8th Century Abbey welcome visitors from all over the world. The village still retains its quaint quiet charm with shuttered colourful houses with views over the vineyards and Pyrenees.

Au Pont Romain is situated in the foothills of the Montagne Noire and just a 15 minute stroll from the village of Caunes-Minervois and offers wonderful chambre d’hote, apartment and gite accommodation. There are a number of apartments available such as ‘Le Jardin’ which is a bright, spacious suite with 2 bedrooms.  La Montagne is a lovely two storey Gite with a large patio, La Riviere is a superb three bedroom Gite beside the river, which sleeps six people.Le Pont has specular views of the garden and mountains beyond and Le Moulin is a characterful one bedroom gite on two floors. Finally there is L’Olivette situated just opposite Au Pont Romain and nestling in a hillside of olives. This is a completely private villa with absolutely stunning scenery. The villa has its own private pool, both Main House and Apartment have a private terrace with umbrellas, furniture and BBQ.

Les Marguerites is situated near to Carcassonne, Limoux and Rennes le Château. This luxury Bed and Breakfast is ideally located in the medieval village of Alet Les Bains to tour the Cathar countryside . Open all year round and serving evening meals your hosts Antoinette and Keith offer you peace and tranquillity in one of their 4 luxury bedrooms all of which have large modern en-suite bathrooms. Les Marguerites is set in landscaped gardens with magnificent fir trees as the centre-piece and with direct views of the mountains that surround the property. It’s just a 300 metre walk to the centre of the village with its medieval buildings and the river where the white-water and kayaking club, tennis courts, children’s play area and picnic spots are situated. There is also a newly refurbished and freshwater swimming pool that is open in the summer months.

L’Echappee Belle is a delightful B&B is positioned inside the double-walled Medieval City of Carcassonne, La Cité, is a UNESCO site which has been lovingly restored and is still inhabited today.  Full of warmth, comfort and charm, with Mediterranean-style fresh, sunny, bright & colourful non-smoking rooms, wonderful king-size beds, air conditioning, hydro-showers (all en-suite), small fridges to chill your wine & ice for your spirits, wifi & more & all this plus a beautiful cool salon, bright solarium for breakfast & a courtyard garden over which your rooms look onto the Cathedral and ramparts beyond.

Maison Allène is ideally located in the Languedoc, in the heart of the Corbières and Minervois wine region, only a short drive to Carcassonne and the beautiful beaches near Narbonne. It is surrounded by Cathar castles and the Canal du Midi is only 5 minutes away. Maison Allène is a Bed & Breakfast in a “Maison de Village” in the center of the lively village of Lézignan-Corbières. Here you will find at your doorstep, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops, a park and each Wednesday morning a regional market. They offer stylish air conditioned spacious rooms with en suite bathroom. A lovely full breakfast, including bread, fruit, egg, ham, cheese, croissants, yoghurt and beverages is served in their sunny courtyard, where you can also enjoy an apéritif each afternoon.

La Dolce Vita is a delightful B&B and Table d’Hote located in the heart of the sleepy village of Azille in the Minervois. The four guesthouse rooms, as well as the gîte have been lovingly decorated and are available for rent all year round, including all major holidays.  La Dolce Vita is ideal as a base for discovering this beautiful corner of France and the delights of the nearby Canal du Midi. Alternatively, you can just kick back and relax with a glass of local wine on the rooftop terrace and admire the view of the surrounding vineyards…”

Domaine Michaud is set in the magnificent ‘Pays Cathare’ in l’Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon. The domaine offers luxury accommodation ideally located for those who enjoy the tranquillity of nature while wishing to remain close to nearby towns. Overlooking the city of Carcassonne to the North with its “Cité Médiévale” while the South boasts breathtaking views of the peaks of the Pyrenees, the exquisitely decorated Boutique hotel Domaine Michaud is your perfect destination.The domaine offers several terraces with spectacular views on the surrounding gardens and mountains,  a 100 Sqm swimming pool and tennis courts. Every morning a freshly-prepared breakfast is served on the terrace or in the stylish dining room. A delicious evening dinner, served in our restaurant is prepared using fresh local produce and accompanied by the best wines sourced from the surrounding vineyards. Choose to stay as a B&B guest in one of the stylishly decorated en-suite rooms or the stylish first floor apartment suitable for 2/ 3 persons.

Château La Villatade offers either B&B or self catering with charming traditional Languedoc country life in the Minervois. Guests gather in the courtyard in the summer  or around the fireplace during the winter to relax and enjoy a glass of wine from our domain. Denis and Sophie warmly welcome you to their house and property, to share with them  this personal discovery and passion for wine-making. Better than a swimming pool, a real natural pond 26 meters long was renewed. The former pond of irrigation of the 18th century, fed by two wells and a small pond upstream, offer a beautiful clear and natural water.

Les Amandiers is a modern B & B situated in the ancient ‘circulade’ village of Cailhau, and in the wine growing area of AOC Malepère. Positioned in a large plot, we have wonderful views over the vineyards and beyond The large, air-conditioned sitting/dining room has patio doors that take you onto the south facing terrace and swimming pool area with panoramic views to the Pyrenees. Relax on the terrace and watch the birds of prey soaring over the vineyards or stroll through them from our garden and pick up the signposted walks and cycle tracks.