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Hameau de Montengrand

Child friendly cottage, Midi-Pyrenees

About Hameau de Montengrand

Hameau de Montengrand, in the South West of France, is a set of five chic cottages in a row, in a stunning setting of 30 acres of wildflower meadows and woodland, with ponies and sheep grazing nearby.  These beautiful old stone cottages been restored and turned into fabulous child-friendly places to stay, accommodating families of 2-8 people. With a private (heated) swimming pool on site, which overlooks the Pyrenees, animals to meet and child friendly activities to enjoy through the day there is plenty to keep all of your family happy.  Montengrand is close to the medieval town of Mirepoix, with it’s bustling French cafes and restaurants, and whilst beaches can be reached in just over an hour, there is a lake ideal for swimming just down the road and the area itself is drenched in French history with castles and forts aplenty.

How to get there

There are a number of options for airports to fly into: Hameau de Montengrand is situated 40 mins’ drive from Carcassone Airport, 1 hour 15 from Toulouse Airport, 1 hour 45 from Perpignan Airport, 1 hour 45 from Beziers Airport, and 2 hours 15 from Montpelier Airport.

For those who wish to drive it is approx. 12 hours from Calais, or just under 8 hours from Paris.

Accommodation options

The five cottages are of varying sizes but have similar facilities. All of them have al-fresco dining options, as they each have a gas BBQ outside plus outdoor seating areas.  There is plenty of baby and toddler kit available and in place in the cottages (such as stairgates) so do talk through your individual requirements with the owners upon booking.

1. La Bergerie is an end of terrace cottage which sleeps 2 adults and up to 4 children plus a baby, in three bedrooms: 1 superking bed room (with ensuite shower), 1 twin room and 1 bunk beds room.

It also offers a small family bathroom, a large living room, and a separate kitchen / dining room which open out onto a south-facing private garden.

2. La Petite Maison sleeps 2 adults and up to 2 children plus a baby across two bedrooms: 1 super king room and 1 bunkbed room, which has space for a cot or toddler bed should you need one.

There’s a bathroom with a bath/shower.  This cottage offers a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living room which opens out onto a south-facing garden.

3. Pierre’s House can sleep 2 adults, up to 3 children plus a baby.  It has two bedrooms: one super-king (with an ensuite shower room) and one children’s room (with an ensuite bathroom) which has a bunkbed, a single bed, and room for a cot.

The ground floor kitchen/dining/living space opens out onto the south facing garden.

4. The Hayloft is set over first and second floors so has a terrace/balcony instead of a garden.  It sleeps 2 adults and up to 3 children. One bedroom has a four poster double bed, the other has twin beds and room for an extra bed or cot.  There’s a large family bathroom with bath/ shower. The kitchen/dining/living area is open plan and French doors open out onto the balcony where there’s a table, chairs, gas BBQ and lovely views of the surrounding area.

5. La Porcherie. This end-of-terrace cottage sleeps 2 adults and up to 3 children plus a baby/toddler across two bedrooms: one large double bedroom with ensuite shower room, and one children’s bedroom with bunkbeds, a single bed and space for a cot/toddler bed.  Set across three floors, this cottage has a family bathroom with bath/shower and an open plan kitchen and living space on the ground floor opening up on the south facing garden.


Relax on sun loungers around the large outdoor heated swimming pool which is open from May to October. There’s an outdoor kitchen by the pool area with gas BBQ, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and sink, making catering on those hot summer days lovely and easy.  The pool is secure in a fenced-in area with a locked gate giving you some extra peace of mind, and there’s plenty of shade to protect little ones at the hottest times of the day.

Yummy catered meals are available to order and you’ll get a morning bread and croissant delivery… delicious!

If you need some extra pampering you can book massage and beauty treatments to enjoy on-site.

There’s a wonderful amount of outdoor space for children to play in, including a wooden fort and play house. A tipi contains dressing up clothes for the kids to let loose with imaginary play.

There are lots of animals at Hameau de Montengrand including chickens, sheep, and the resident miniature Shetland Ponies.

Hameau de Montengrand hold regular ‘make your own pizza’ evenings - making good use of the fabulous wood-fired oven – and campfires on which to toast marshmallows. Such incredible, exciting experiences to make for a truly magical holiday with the kids.


Hameau de Montengrand is in a peaceful and beautiful rural setting in the midi-Pyrenees, described as “picture postcard perfect”.  It’s an area steeped in history with stunning castles to visit, and is just five minutes’ drive from the beautiful medieval market town of Mirepoix.

There are gorgeous nearby routes for walks and for cycle rides.  There is a nearby lake which you can go swimming in and around 1 hour 15 minutes’ drive takes you to some gorgeous Mediterranean beaches.

There’s plenty to do on site and Hameau de Montengrand is a perfect place to offer balance for ‘chill out days’ on-site and ‘exploring days’ going further afield.

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Owner's Recommendations
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  • La Cite, Carcassonne

    An absolute must! UNESCO World heritage site
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  • Mirepoix

    Beautiful, bustling little medieval town just 5 minutes away from Montengrand with loads of restaurants and pavement cafes and busy weekly market.
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  • L'Abbaye-Chateau de Camon

    A sumptuous five course degustation dinner menu in a wonderful, romantic setting with the perfect balance of fine dinning, great service and informality. 10 minutes drive from Montengrand.
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  • Prehistoric Park

    A fun day out with spear chucking, fire lighting and cave painting thrown in.
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  • Chateau de Foix

    Medieval castle in the center of Foix.
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  • Space Museum, Toulouse

    Excellent museum.
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  • Montsegur

    Hike up Montsegur for some spectacular views. There are a couple of restaurants and a small museum in the village below if you work up an appetite for food and information.
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  • Rafting

    A good introduction to rafting suitable for children aged 10 years and older.
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  • Rennes le Chateau

    Beautiful little hill top village less than an hour away with a mysterious past which provided the inspiration for Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code.
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  • Dinosaur Museum

    Another excellent museum on all thing dinosaur related.
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  • Wolf Park

    Animal park in the mountains about 90 minutes away.
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  • Bison Farm

    A local animal park with bison, deer and a mini farm about 20 minutes away offering afternoon tractor rides. They have a restaurant serving bison too. Open every day during July and August but only on Sundays and national holidays during May, June & September.
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  • Bamboo Park

    4 hectares of parkland containing over 200 species of bamboo in a picturesque setting on the banks of the
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  • Underground River Trip

    Stalagtites and stalagmites galore on an underground boat ride where the temperature is always 13 degrees year round however warm it may be up top.
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  • Safari Park

    A traditional drive through safari park down on the Med coast near Narbonne, about an hour and 15 minutes drive away.
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  • Relais de Mirepoix

    Lovely restaurant for lunch or dinner in Mirepoix
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  • l'Autre Jardin Restaurant

    Sweet little restaurant in Mirepoix with lots of tables in the garden in summer.
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  • Tree Top Adventures

    Well run activity park with courses for children aged 5 and above.
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  • Lac Montbel

    Beautiful lake nearby with a couple of beaches for swimming plus, pedalos and canoes for hire.
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  • Skiing at Monts d'Olmes

    Our nearest ski station which can be reached in 45 minutes. Very small and family orientated with a couple of black runs and a smattering of red, blue and green to enjoy. There's also a very gentle nursery slope with a little drag lift which beginners can make use of free of charge plus a separate sledging slope next to all the south facing bars and restaurants.
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  • Brasserie du Quercorb

    If you visit Puivert, which is about 25 minutes away, there's a small swimming lake and a castle to enjoy with the kids and a great little bar in the BDQ micro brewery. We stock at least one of their light artisan beers on tap in the bar in the barn and have the full range of bottled beers in our on site shop.
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NOTE: Minimum 7 night stays, Saturday to Saturday during the summer season which runs from May to end September. Short stays (minimum 2 nights) welcome in La Bergerie, La Petite Maison and Pierre's House outside these dates.

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NOTE: Minimum 7 night stays, Saturday to Saturday during the summer season which runs from May to end September. Short stays (minimum 2 nights) welcome in La Bergerie, La Petite Maison and Pierre's House outside these dates.


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