Maybe I shouldn't call the Castet a backwater, but here, the gites actually back onto the water! It's beautiful - just lean out the window and watch dippers dive and wild trout swim by.
Mike and Moira have got the formula right. The gites are simple but cosy; clean and comfortable, decorated with a Northern taste in mind. As hosts they were friendly, kind and thoughtful, serving really excellent food and a fascinating selection of wines from the Aude (one of Mike's hobbies I think!). All excellent value for money
We've been coming to the Couserans for about 20 years, and have stayed in most of the hotels and lodgings in the area - the good the bad and the expensive! This is the nicest, best value for money we've found - we will be coming back to the Auberge. The week we stayed was not long enough.