Bordebasse du Lac

Bordebasse, SW France

Bordebasse, SW France

Standing proudly on a Mediterranean hillside, between Mirepoix and Castlenaudary are the beautiful farm buildings and private lake of Bordebasse.

Le Domaine du Bordebasse

Le Domaine du Bordebasse

The grand and tranquil courtyard has views overlooking the panoramic Le Vixiage valley and is finished off with a dramatic backdrop of the magical Pyrenees.

Gite Bedroom, first floor

Gite Bedroom, first floor - 4 Bedroom House

Wake up to the sunshine, the master bedroom opens onto a small balcony with fabulous views over the French countryside, the Magical Pyrennees act as backdrop to this stunning view.

Gite Bedroom, first floor

Gite Bedroom, first floor - 4 Bedroom House

The big house comes with 4 good sized and comfortable bedrooms, 2 double with kingsize beds and 2 twin.

Gite Garden

Gite Garden - 4 Bedroom House

Garden table and chairs are under a shady pagoda.

Gite Double Bedroom

Gite Double Bedroom - 2 Bedroom House

This charming cottage, with its bright and airy open plan living, kitchen and dining room also offers you 2 comfortable bedrooms.

The living area

The living area - 2 Bedroom House

The thick walls keep it cool in summer and toasty warm in the winter months.

Gite Garden

Gite Garden - 2 Bedroom House

Set in 10 acres, the cottage has its own small garden to the front and rear of the property, the rear has a pretty table and chairs with a stone bbq for "al fresco" dining.

Sheep and lamb by the shore

Sheep and lamb by the shore

The flock visits the lake every evening. Watch the sheep, goats and their little ones quench their thirst.

Sheep and lamb by the shore

Sheep and lamb by the shore

The flock visits the lake every evening. Watch the sheep, goats and their little ones quench their thirst.

Relax

Relax

If you are seasoned fisherfolk, we suggest that you bring your own tackle. For those of us who are sun worshippers the lake has a small sandy beach with sun loungers and hammocks.

Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear

The pool is fenced off and accesed down a few steps. South facing with beautiful views overlooking Le Vixiege valley.

The view from the pool

The view from the pool

The pool is overlooking the panoramic La Vixiage valley finished off with a dramatic backdrop of the magical Pyrenees.

Art students

Art students

Bordebasse is home to artist Gill Masters, who is happy to share her studio with you.

You can be an artist!

You can be an artist!

Big skies, beautiful landscapes, sunflowers and irises. Why not return home with a work of art painted by yourself.

Affordable Art by Gill Masters

Affordable Art by Gill Masters

To find out more about Gill Masters' paintings, visit http://www.gillmasters.blogspot.com (see link below).

The Region

The little hameau of Cahuzac sits between two of France’s most beautiful and almost undiscovered regions the Aude and the Ariege, historically known as Cathar Country where the crusade against the Cathars took place at the beginning of the 13th century.

 

A most varied and impressive landscape from the wild and dramatic mountainous peaks of the Pyrenees, the gentle foothills and the flat planes of the Lauragais.

 

Almost in every viewpoint are Castles and Abbeys full of history. Medieval towns and villages sit on hillsides and grand Cathedrals adorn sun kissed market squares, open air cafés, and French markets full of ambience.

 

Sunflowers, cereal crops and vineyards flourish under big skies. The climate is notorious for over 300 days sunshine a year.

 

One-day trips

Carcassonne, La Cite, is a World Heritage Site only 40 minutes away from Bordebasse, and is worth a visit.

 

Toulouse is a university town full of life about an hour away.

 

Mirepoix is the closest town with a lovely market each Monday.

 

Spain and Andorra are literally within 2 hours, you can be off in the morning, have a leisurely lunch, buy some duty free, have a little stroll around and be back in the evening.

 


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