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PROPERTY AND SURROUNDINGS

The house is located in the middle of 200 000 m² private nature including a landscaped garden of 4000 m². The property is also surrounded by hundreds of hectares of forests and fields, guaranteeing 100% privacy. The silence is overwhelming. There is an abundant flora and fauna. It is not unlikely to see deer, wild boars or hares in the wild. You can freely pick the fruit from the many fruit trees on the property. On top of all that you get a mesmerizing view of 180 degrees over the Pyrenees and in winter and spring over the snowy mountain tops.

This unique location in the middle of nature provides plenty of hiking and biking possibilities. The house is only one hill away from signposted mountain bike trails and the Piedmont pilgrimage to Compostella. At the foot of the property there is a flat cycle path (a renewed ancient railway) that connects the Canal du Midi with the medieval Mirepoix and further it continues to the beautiful Cathar castle of Montségur.

Le Rey is on the border between the departments Aude and Ariège, these two are the heart of the Cathar region with their infamous castles, the largest being the Cité of Carcassonne. It is also an ancient wine region where the sparkling wine was invented, now known as Blanquette. Finally the region is adjacent to mountains and sea, this means you have unlimited possibilities of excursions and activities: trekking, canyoning, mountain bike descents, skiing, windsurfing, kiting, … And for the daredevils there is even a possibility to go skydiving in de nearby skydiving school “les Pujols”.

THE GARDEN

  • 200 000 m² of private nature.

  • 4000 m² landscaped garden.

  • Vegetable garden and picking garden in progress.

  • Ancient well.

  • Free fruit picking.

  • Depending on the season cows and horses are grazing on the surrounding fields.

  • Wooden playhouse with tower, swing and slide.

  • Unique view over the Pyrenees.

  • Various terraces with garden furniture.

THE SURROUNDINGS

  • Le Rey is surrounded by hundreds of hectares of forests and fields.

  • The forests are freely accessible for residents of the house.

  • The “voie verte” is a flat foot- and cycle path that goes from the Canal du Midi to Montségur.

  • The pilgrimage Piedmont to Compostella is only one hill away, it coincides in this region with the GR78.

  • The adjacent village Lignairolles is a starting point and junction of several signposted mountain bike trails.

  • Here you can find our favourite hiking and biking tours.

La colline du village
Le champs voisin
Le village de Lignairolles
Le coin
Le voisin
Le chemin vers la maison
Le bois au bord du domaine

THE REGION

  • Le Rey is on the border of the departments Aude and Ariège.

  • Centuries ago the persecuted Cathars retreated to the higher castles of this region. The most known in the area are Montségur, Queribus, Peyrepertuse and Carcassonne. Discover our favourite excursions here.

  • The regional wine appellations are Malepere, Cabardès, Minervois, Corbières and the famous Blanquette de Limoux (the first traditional sparkling wine). The winemakers are happy to receive you to come and taste their life’s work. Discover here our favourite wineries. 

  • At a 60 to 90 minutes’ drive you have:

  • The white beaches of Gruissan (next to Narbonne)

  • The world famous kite and windsurf spot Leucate

  • The high mountains and the ski slopes of Mont d’Olmes, Ax les Thermes or Andorra

  • The beautiful and vibrant  “pink city” Toulouse

  • Discover here our favourite sea, mountain or cultural excursions

  • For daredevils there is the possibility to go skydiving in the small airport of les Pujols (25 minutes from Le Rey).

  • The region is on the Lonely Planet bucket list of 2018. Read more here.

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