Country B&B’s near 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.

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.

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.

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.

Palazzo Fiorio – The owner of L’Echappee Belle also offers B&B accommodation in the nearby town of Limioux  which is just a few miles from Carcassonne. Palazzo Fiorio  is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Limoux, a lively medieval market town which boats a 3 month carnival and the famous white sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux, first produced in the 12th Century by the monks of the Abbey of St Hilaire. This is a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday where you can combine sightseeing with sunbathing on one of the sun terraces, followed by a swim in the pool.