Gîte de Mallast
Gîte de Mallast is superbly located in the centre of the picturesque medieval village of Montolieu, known as the ‘village of books’, near to historic Carcassonne. The 2-bedroom gîte is a part of Maison de Mallast but with its own independent access. It is fully equipped with all modern amenities, even though it is located in one of the oldest parts of the house.
Maison de Mallast and its gîte apartment benefit from a large beautiful garden, in the heart of Montolieu, the ‘village of books’, with all its amenities within just a few steps. A must for the family or group who want a grocery store, wine shop, restaurants and bars within walking rather than driving distance! And if you love art or second-hand books, you’ll find plenty to browse and enjoy right on your doorstep.
Our 2-bedroom gîte apartment in Montolieu has its own private entrance from Rue de Presbytère and access to the beautiful gardens and terrace, which are shared with the main house, Maison de Mallast, where we also have chambres d’hôtes rooms available for short stays. You will be staying in a building that was built where once stood Chateau de Mallast, the original castle which protected the village and its inhabitants from invaders for 800 years!
This 90m2, self-contained apartment benefits from two large shower rooms – one of which is en-suite. It offers one double bedroom, one triple bedroom (comprising one double bed and one single bed) plus a very comfortable sofa bed in the lounge area where one or two people can sleep, enabling up to six people to enjoy this independent living space.
We’ve ensured that you have plenty of equipment to make you feel at home – from a dishwasher in the kitchen to a washer-tumble dryer in one of the two shower rooms.
The village has just 800 inhabitants, yet an enviable number of amenities. The apartment is within minutes walking distance of four restaurants, a cafe, more than 15 bookshops and numerous artists’ studios. There is a grocery, a post office, a museum focusing on the history of typography and bookmaking, a tourist information office and a fantastic public outdoor swimming pool (July & August).
Gîte de Mallast sleeps four to five people comfortably but can accommodate up to six if you choose to use the convertible sofa/day-bed in the living area. The property offers:
- One bedroom with a double bed, the Presbytère Bedroom, opens directly onto its en-suite, walk-in shower and wash room
- A second containing one double bed and one single bed, the Garden View Bedroom has access to its own large walk-in shower room, with wash-hand basin, which is in the corridor between the bedrooms and which can be shared if some of your group are using the sofa bed. Both bedrooms have large built-in wardrobes with a hanging rail and shelves.
- The toilet is located in the corridor between the bedrooms
- The bright, fully-equipped living/dining/kitchen area has beautiful views of the large garden. There is also a day bed/sofa bed in the living area, which converts easily to provide either a single or double bed, giving maximum flexibility for a family or group.
- Free of charge WI-FI.
The apartment has an independent entrance next to the ancient presbytery. A further door leads down some steps to Maison de Mallast and onto a terrace and then down steps into our main garden, where there are plenty of sunny and shady places to sit and relax!
In a prime position in the centre of the village, our gîte apartment offers an enviable spot for a short or long holiday break, with all of Montolieu’s many amenities available within just a few steps.
The village’s many little lanes and ancient houses are great to explore and photograph. Don’t miss the superb viewpoints at Place Espérou and from the bridge near the tourist information office, all within a few minutes’ walk! There is always something happening in Montolieu, whether it is a music night at a bar or a new art exhibition – in a charming, tranquil village but with plenty of life!
From this base you can explore the medieval city of Carcassonne, take a boat ride on the Canal du Midi or visit the ancient sites of ruined Cathar castles. Go for a swim at one of the lakes, or drive to the beaches within 1 hour from Montolieu.
If you are staying with us for 7 days or more, we provide a complimentary Welcome Pack to help you to settle in quickly on arrival. This usually contains bread, butter, jam, teabags and coffee, sugar, milk … and of course a bottle of wine to kick start your holiday!
Available to book now – email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form or telephone +33 (0)7 68 77 59 44 or +33 (0)4 68 79 02 95
2019 prices are 750 €* per week – 7 nights – (30 March to 19 April, 4 May to 28 June, and 31 August to 01 November) and 850 €* from 20 April to 3 May and from 29 June to 30 August.)
We recognise that flight schedules mean that Saturday to Saturday stays are not always possible, so we are flexible about the day you to choose to start your stay, and can also offer short stays at 135 € per night (minimum 3 nights), except in high season. Check in time for new guests is from 16.00 to 18.30. If you expect to arrive later than this, please contact us as soon as possible.
Check out time is by 10.00am on the day of departure.
*Taxe de sejour for our 4* rated apartment costs 1,54€ per adult aged 18 +, per night and this will be payable on arrival. For further information about the apartment, please email us on email@example.com.
Rates for long-term lets are negotiable in low season: please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ‘phone us.