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“Perfect base for exploring the Pyrenees. Highly recommended!” 5 of 5 stars
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Au Petit Verger
8 R.D. 117, 11230 Puivert, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Puivert B&B and Inns
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“Perfect base for exploring the Pyrenees. Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We spent a wonderful few days at this guest house and would certainly recommend it to others. The location is ideal for walking and cycling and is in a beautiful spot in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Our hosts provided lots of information about what activities were possible and we also spent much of our time just chilling out by the lake in the lovely little village of Puivert, 5 mins from the guest house. We found the accommodation excellent and rooms were spotlessly clean, light and airy. We ate wonderful breakfasts of fresh bread and croissants and Martyn prepared excellent meals for us in the evenings and also offered friendly conversation which was great for finding out more about day to day life in France. The whole family were extremely welcoming and the kids were so sweet and polite! Great place, fantastic beef bourgignon, much recommended!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martyn P, Owner at Au Petit Verger, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your encouraging remarks, it makes it worthwhile for us when our guests are so satisfied.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

A quiet family run location with excellent home cooked food available. Fresh bread and croissants from the local bakery each morning as well as a selection of cereals etc and fresh coffee.
The area is great for walking and biking, or just relaxing. A short walk (10 min) takes you out to the nearby lake where there is a picnic area and onwards to the valley.
With views of the spacious garden or across the valley the simply decorated rooms are light and airy.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martyn P, Owner at Au Petit Verger, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We spent 5 nights at Au Petit Verger in Puivert which is a beautiful lakeside village in the Pyrenees. Martyn and family could not have been better hosts, providing wonderfully fresh continental breakfasts and delicious French evening meals upon request. The rooms were sizable, clean and comfortable with en-suite. Puivert is a great location to explore the Pyrenees by car, bike or on foot and a visit to the Mediterranean is well worth a day trip.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martyn P, Owner at Au Petit Verger, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for your visit and good luck with your forthcoming marriage. Hope to see you again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

An awesome location on the edge of the village of Puivert with the castle behind you. Really well looked after by all the family. Superb place to relax, walk, cycle, sightsee or just get a tan. Truly French breakfast and evening meals available which are great.
We will certainly return.
Helen and Bede

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Martyn P, Owner at Au Petit Verger, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Book soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

In comparison with other B&B experiences (and the handful of hotels I stayed in while hiking part of the Sentier du Cathar) this was a unique and ultimately satisfying experience. The room I had was spacious (it appears designed for four people) with a clean and pleasant bathroom and a window looking out toward the hills down the valley. The bed was quite comfortable. The proprietors, Martyn and Ann Pickering, are a pleasant young couple, English ex-pats like over half the hosts I stayed with, with three delightful (and very energetic) young children. In contrast to several of the other places I stayed on the trip, I was seated for dinner and breakfast alone at a table in a separate room; the children proudly took turns delivering each course of the meal - which I found quite charming. I was warmly welcomed into the living area to watch a football (soccer) match with Martyn, which was quite enjoyable. I am gluten-intolerant, and Martyn thoughtfully prepared a very tasty dinner without any wheat - and a totally satisfying omelette for breakfast. As often happens (I think I'm lucky in my choice of accommodations) I left feeling that these are people I would enjoy getting to know better. For the price, this B&B delivers excellent quality - and its location, right at the entrance of town, is very convenient.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martyn P, Owner at Au Petit Verger, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
David thank you and sorry I have not replied before. The bit I like best is the 'young couple'. I guess it must be the lifestyle here that keeps me looking that way even if I can't really claim to be any longer!!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Excellent location at the end of the Sentier Cathare stage from Quillan. Veryy friendly host, Martyn, who cooks excellent food.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Martyn P, Owner at Au Petit Verger, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
'Excellent location', 'excellent food', 'very friendly host' but only an average rating?
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I stayed here for one night during a walk from Comus to Quillan. I've stayed in some super-luxury B&Bs in the UK in recent years and this wasn't of the same type at all! It's an old-fashioned, muck-in-with-rest-of-us, family-run and family-style B&B. It met with my complete approval, especially the unexpected (but, to be honest, half-hoped-for) pleasure of a real English cup of tea when I arrived at the end of my 20-mile hike from Comus.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vergerblue, Owner at Au Petit Verger, responded to this review, May 3, 2012
Hello The Professor34.

I think you visited whilst I was away so I'm pleased it seems the rest of the family looked after you really well. Many thanks for your kind comments and yes that it exactly what we set out to be. 'Home from Home'.
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Address: 8 R.D. 117, 11230 Puivert, France
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Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Aude > Puivert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Puivert
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Au Petit Verger is a traditional stone built 'Maison de Maitre' in the lovely village of Puivert, featured as one of the most beautiful villages in the Pyrennees. The house occupies an imposing position with direct access to the Sentier Cathare and the principal road through the village. The Chateau of Puivert is directly to the rear of our extensive grounds. A terrace with lovely views is available to Guests. The beach and swimming lake is 3-4 minutes walk away.The house itself offers 5 well appointed bedrooms with a mix of private bathrooms and en-suites. Family rooms are available. A large lounge and breakfast room is available to guests and high quality evening meals are provided by reservation. Our welcome is warm and inclusive and we are certain you will enjoy a stay with us whether for one night or for longer. ... more   less 
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