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gite Pech Salamou

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The house

Our gîte has its own terrace and flower garden looking out onto vineyards, cypresses and hills.
Inside, the gîte mesures 75 square meters. On the first floor a spacious bedroom with a pretty view has a large double/twin beds (arranged to your liking) and a washbasin. On the same floor is a sittingroom with a 2-person sofa bed, a 1-person sofa bed, TV + DVD (incl.some English-spoken channels), and a woodstove. Downstairs a livingroom with well equipped kitchen opens on to the terrace. Adjacent is a shower room with a separate washbasin and wc. Our gîte has recently been renovated to a high standard. It has central heating. The open stairs make the gîte unsuitable for young children or persons with a handicap. In view of guests with allergies we prefer you not to bring pets. Smoking is not allowed in the gîte.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • With swimming pool


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The gîte is a separate building next to our own house. Both houses are surrounded by a spacious garden offering splendid views on the 'Tuscany' of the South of France. The shared swimming pool (4 x 9 m) is mainly for use by our guests, as the owners only swim in the early morning. The property is in Pech Salamou, a hamlet that is part of the commune of Donazac (Aude). It is located in the wine region Malepère, and next to the region of Limoux, where they produce a delicious sparkling wine: the Blanquette. In Pech Salamou itself there are two wine domaines dating from the 18th century. If you like, take a look at
Especially in autumn, spring and early or late summer, the area offers great opportunities for walks with wonderful vistas of the Pyrenees. Limoux (8 km) is the nearest town, very charming, and typical for the south of France. Carcassonne (30 km), a united world heritage city, is close by with its own airport (Ryan Air). In the north-west direction lies Toulouse (80 km, Blagnac airport), reached by many airlines. It is also possible to fly to Montpellier, Béziers and Perpignan.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

The surrounding wine regions, Malepère, Limoux, Minervois, Caberdès and Corbières, produce good wines for reasonable prices. Wine-lovers will really enjoy visiting vineyards. In recent years the wines have received official recognition (appellations) and high ratings from connoisseurs. Along with this growing appreciation, restaurants offer a range of local wines, and some domains - like Gayda and Pennautier - have restaurants where their wines are served with the food. In Limoux, the 'Place de la République' is an attractive square where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.

The markets in the area (Limoux, Mirepoix, Espéraza and Carcassonne) are lively and authentic. Growers sell their own vegetables and poultry. One can also find textiles and other local products. In summer there are many antiques markets and so-called vide-greniers (the equivalent of English car boot sales).

The region is known as the 'land of the Cathars'. Especially worth visiting are a.o.: the old city of Carcassonne and the forts of Queribus and Peyrepertuse.

Narbonne and Toulouse are among the cities with interesting museums and beautiful old churches.


There are lots of local walks through the countryside, several starting from the gîte.
You may also enjoy swimming in the nearby lakes, Lac Monbel, Lac de la Cavayère, Lac de Puivert, ……. and rivers Aude and Galamus. In the Aude, near Alet-les-Bains for example, canoeing is also possible. Within an hour's drive, you will find the Mediterranean coast with its relatively quiet coastal villages between Narbonne and Perpignan. The trip to the coast itself, through the Corbières, is very worthwhile.
Cycling is a real challenge. You will encounter some steep hills, but with a good racing or mountain bike, or an electric bike, it can be done. For the less energetic cyclists, a ride along side the Canal du Midi may be more appealing.
The Pyrenees, 40-80 km away, offer many possibilities for hiking and bird watching.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails

Further remarks

Linen, wifi, electricity, gas and heating are included in the rent. Garden furniture, including sun beds, and a barbecue are available. However, in summer, please bring with you your own bathing towels (if this is a problem, please contact me).
Apart from the rent, an additional 50 euro is to be paid for cleaning. We also require you to pay a security deposit of 200 euro on arrival, which will be returned to you on departure (if no damages are incurred). If you would like to make a booking, or have any questions, please contact us by mail or telephone. We will send you a simple contract, giving further information for confirming the booking.

If you book for two weeks you will pay a hundred euro less.

At the request of our guests we introduced a guestbook in 2012. We were pleasantly surprised by the many positive (and to be honest, no negative) comments we have received since. To quote a few:
- 'We have really enjoyed 14 days of rest and the super swimming pool....The gîte is tip top...(Koen, Karin and Amber, BE)
- 'We really felt at ease here, the gîte perfectly met our expectations, all the comfort, the spacious rooms, the Belgian channels, wifi, the beautiful view in this lovely and quiet area, ....the Gorges de Galamus and the ruins of Peyrepertuse are highly recommended!' (Geert, Heidi, Robbe and Jelle, BE)
- 'Gîte Pech Salamou is a lovely house in a beautiful part of France...We have enjoyed our week very much and would love to return. Do not change a thing, it's perfect as it is!' (Jenny, Dave and Rebecca, UK)
- 'This is a super cool gîte! Everything is there: a warm welcome, all the equipment, and above all a splendid view...' (Sanne and Rolf, BE)
- 'We had a wonderful time, thanks for everything, see you again....' (Pam and Trevor, UK)
- We had lovely walks along the sunflowers and grapevines. Thanks a lot, we've spent a wonderful holiday at your gîte (fam. Goossen, NE)
- 'a fantastic swimming pool and a nice house (Lou, 8, BE)
One family rated us using a Belgian tv programme raking. They gave us the highest ranking (= 5 beds) in all categories: hospitality, accommodation, environment, hygiene and view. And the years after, we were rated again, by two other families (all 5 beds).

All these compliments stimulate us to maintain our high standards and to improve our facilities. Recently a central heating system has been installed. In spring and autumn the gîte is now comfortably warm.

Additional price info and offers

mid season: April 21st till June 23d 2018
August 25th till October 27th 2018
price per week: 550 euro

high season: June 23d till August 25th 2018
price per week: 850 euro

If you book for two weeks you will get a reduction of 100 euro on the price for two weeks.
Cleaning will cost you 50 euro; a deposit of 200 euro is paid at arrival.

Price includes

  • Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 200.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 50.00

Availability of 'gite Pech Salamou'

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Visitors of gite Pech Salamou evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in August 2018

Dit is echt een toplocatie! We hebben een heerlijke week gehad in een schitterende omgeving. Het is een sfeervol ingericht huis en het zwembad met uitzicht is werkelijk geweldig! We werden erg gastvrij ontvangen door Sarah en Paul en willen zeker nog een keer terugkomen.

Visited in February 2018
Hanneke, Leo en Piet

Wij, Hanneke, Leo en Piet, waren begin september2017 een week in gite Pech Salamou. Een mooie vakantie woning met een fijn terras met uitzicht op het zwembad en het prachtige glooiende wijngebied rondom. Het was die week mooi weer dus wij hebben veelvuldig gebruik gemaakt van het zwembad. Wj werden gastvrij ontvangen door Sarah en Paul. Die wonen in het aangrenzende huis, maar de situering van beide verblijven biedt een grote mate van privacy. Het gastenverblijf is gezellig ingericht met een welvoorziene keuken. We hebben een paar prachtige wandelingen gemaakt in de directe omgeving en verder uitstapjes gemaakt naar de leuke dorpjes in de buurt en natuurlijk naar Carcassonne. Ook een bezoek aan de ruiines van Quéribus en zeker aan te raden. Maar we hebben toch vooral genoten van de rust en het prachtige uitzicht over de eindeloze wijngaarden..

Visited in August 2017

Vorige zomer waren wij met z'n tweeën en onze dochter te gast in het prachtige vakantiehuis van Sarah en Paul. Het uitzicht is subliem en we hebben enorm genoten van de rust en alle luxe die aanwezig is in en rond de gites. het vakantiehuis was perfect, inclusief privé-terras en privé-zwembad. Sarah en Paul zijn lieve en belangstellende mensen die op het domein wonen, maar die echter discreet aanwezig zijn. We hebben van de gelegenheid gebruik gemaakt om Carcasonne, Cathteau Peyrepertuse (ruïnes Katharen), Gorges de Galamus en de abdij Sint Hilaire te bezoeken. Allemaal prachtige pareltjes. Kortom een echte aanrader en wij gaan zeker nog eens terug !

Visited in July 2017

We (man, vrouw en twee puberdochters) waren te gast in het prachtige vakantiehuis van Sarah en het was een heerlijke week. Alleen de zon liet ons wat in de steek. Sarah en haar partner waren erg gastvrij en behulpzaam, en steeds -maar wel zeer discreet- op de achtergrond beschikbaar als er vragen waren. Het vakantiehuis was perfect, met veel binnenruimte, een complete keuken en een prachtige buitenruimte, inclusief eigen terras en privé-zwembad, De Middellandse zee is prima bereikbaar als dagtrip, evenals Carcassonne (waar we trouwens niet zijn geweest in verband met de toeristische drukte). Direct vanaf het huis wandelen leidt je door eindeloze wijngaarden en landerijen,. Wij bevelen dit vakantiehuis dan ook zeer aan!

Visited in June 2017

Al drie keer waren we te gast bij Sarah en Paul. Voor ons twee een perfecte plek om uit te rusten en te genieten van Zuid-Frankrijk. Het huis is meer dan comfortabel, met alle luxe en comfort die we thuis ook waarderen, Heerlijke tuin, fijn, schoon zwembad en het uitzicht over het dal is verbluffend. Sarah en Paul zijn lieve, gastvrije en belangstellende mensen, waarnaar we inmiddels met net zo veel plezier uitkijken als naar het verblijf. Hoewel ze aanpalend aan het vakantiehuis op het domein wonen, zit je elkaar, met een fijn privéterras, geen moment in de weg. Wij vinden dat de beschrijving van dit huis op deze site volledig klopt met de werkelijkheid. En ook dat waarderen we zeer. We gaan beslist weer.


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