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nearby swimming lake at Montbel
nearby swimming lake at Montbel
nearby swimming lake at Montbel
street view of La Petite Maison
lazing on the man made beaches around Montbel
fields of sunflowers in Rivel (showing the chapel of Saint Cecile - a local architectural jewel)
double bedroom La Petite Maison
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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Kleruez
Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely house in a fantastic location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We had a wonderful stay at La Petite Maison, which is perfectly located for road cycling, hiking, mountain biking, lake swimming, market visiting etc, and a very comfortable place to relax at the end of a packed day. Cathy and Shaun gave us great suggestions for things to do, and made everything easy, even accommodating us for an extra night so that we could go and watch the Tour de France. Our dog Artie would also recommend it, in no small part due to his holiday romance Bella, who lives next door.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 7, 2013
Thanks for taking time to review us. We were so pleased that you were here for the Tour de France...we've now seen it pass the entrance to the village on 2 separate occasions and each time its been such good fun: parties and picnics in the street - an amazing atmosphere. We're delighted that you enjoyed it,, albeit that you had to travel a little further afield than the end of our road this year! Keep your eye on the route for next year - it may come our way again. Hope to see you then.
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MaryBroad...
Broadway
1 review
“Paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 for a stay in October 2012

La Petite Maison is everything you could wish for in a holiday home - it is superbly presented and very well equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with lots of lovely chateaus to visit, (make sure you take some comfortable walking shoes!) Several pretty towns nearby and a visit to the old city of Carcassonne is a must. Cathy and Shaun are wonderful hosts, I can`t wait to return there again soon!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything was perfect.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 1, 2013
Thanks for your review. We're so pleased that you return year after year and are very much looking forward to your next visit. I'm still discovering this magical area and its a delight to share its secrets with you.
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ray w
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“this is a delightful house in a lovely village with welcoming hosts who could turn their hand to a delicious meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 for a stay in June 2012

The Ancienne Boulangerie is a beautifully furnished house with a very relaxing atmosphere.
It has the benefit of modern fittings, including wi fi. and yet has not lost its traditional village feel. The area itself is a delight, tranquil and yet near some spectacular sights...great for walking or cycling. Cathy and her husband were excellent hosts and we definitely hope to return one day soon.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The all round feel of the place;welcomimg, comfortable and a great location
Liked least: lack of shop in village
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 1, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We take our responsibility for your holiday accommodation seriously so your comments are much appreciated. We realise it can be more than a little daunting choosing the right accommodation and booking on line. Not least when you're bringing friends along and you've been entrusted to 'get it right'. What we aim for is that sigh of relief and expression of delight when you all walk in the door, weary from a journey and a little anxious about what you're going to find. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back to l'ancienne boulangerie this year. Thank you for your valued custom.
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Claire M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Hospitality and relaxation at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 for a stay in October 2012

A wonderfully equipped house that has everything you could wish for - excellent standards in a setting which is typically quaint and authentically French. The owners, Cathy and Shaun take hospitality to another level and could not do enough to make us feel welcome and relaxed. A car is highly recommended to travel about and see some of the stunning countryside and scenery. One to shout about and will definitely be back - thank you.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: hospitality and well equipped
Liked least: need a car to travel around so need to drive
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Mar 1, 2013
Thanks for your review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay enough to want to return and look forward to welcoming you back here in the future.
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nina p
Pailhes, France
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“A wonderful place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 for a stay in October 2011

Authentic, comfortable and so full of character. We have returned regularly to La Petite Maison whilst exploring the area. The house and furnishings are so pretty it oozes french living! The accommodation inside is very well presented and cared for, and really charming. The terrace outside is perfect for lazy evening meals and the village is such a gem - unspoilt and everything we imagined a french country village would be. Cathy is such a help advising us on places to visit and her local knowledge really helps us make the most of our holidays. A great little treasure and can't wait to get back!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The original french character of the building and relaxing atmosphere
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 29, 2013
Thank you for sharing this review. We really value your opinion. This house was the first of our 4 gites to be renovated and marketed, so I have an emotional attachment to it. Its good to hear that the care put into it is reflected in your experience of the house. And, we're always happy to share our local knowledge especially when we find someone as enthusiastic about the south of France as we are.
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hannah w
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 for a stay in July 2012

Everything about our stay at La Petit Maison was wonderful from booking it to ,sadly, leaving. Cathy and Shaun were very helpful in arranging a cot and high chair for us and were there to welcome us with a smile. They were on hand should we need them and they had some great ideas for places to visit or for dinner. The accommodation was comfortable and we had everything we could need, including a few necessities left for us in the fridge, cheese, wine and milk! All of the rooms were decorated in such a pretty, rustic way we felt we staying somewhere very special. The area is stunning and the nearby lakes provided a family friendly, relaxing place to sunbathe and swim. There is a fantastic area at the Lake in Puivert that is just for small children. We enjoyed it so much we are going back this summer with friends and staying their larger property. We can't wait!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything was just right.
Liked least: I can't comment, see above comment.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 29, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review us. Its important to have your feedback: we know that taking children on holiday poses its own particular challenges and realise the significance of having a suitable base. We really value that you felt at home and trust us sufficiently to return, this time with your friends and their children. I'm sure you'll find L'ancienne boulangerie just as special as La Petite Maison: the difference is that whilst you'll have the same intimacy and cosy atmosphere to enjoy the company of your friends, you'll have more space for some privacy when needed.
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