Marc en Manon Beelen

We, Marc and Manon Beelen, have been living at Puech de Cabanelles since 2007. We still fully enjoy the peace and beautiful nature. During your stay we are happy to share our passion for this beautiful area, and for good food and fine wines.

751 route de Cabanelles - 81190 Tréban - FRANCE +33 5 63 54 49 04

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Built ecologically

We have made an effort to build our gîtes in an ecological way. This means that warm water is provided by solar-energy, we use low energy light bulbs and heating comes from woodstoves in which we burn wood from our own land. The toilets are flushed with rainwater from a 50.000 litre reservoir and the vegetable garden is watered with water from the well.

Old building materials are recycled wherever possible. The farm used to belong to a slaters family, so we are never short of slates. Where possible we use natural stone from the area and our own wood.

Built ecologically

Nice fully furnished holiday homes

We have two gîtes. First there is La Castanheta, a self-catered holiday home with two floors of 25 m2, that can accommodate two people. It is situated between our home and the second gîte, it has its own separate entrance at the front of the building and a snug terrace of roughly 25m2 at the back with free view over the valley. Our second gîte, Lo Nosilhon, is built on the ground floor of a traditional Ayveronese barn, it has 85m2 of floorspace and sleeps up to 5 people. Off course you'll find it has its own private garden and terrace.

Both our holiday homes boast a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds (80/160x200) with eiderdowns and a well equipped bathroom. They have been designed to make you enjoy your holiday, so that you can, at last, settle down with a book or walk out into the garden whenever you feel like it. So that you can relish the space and quitness around you and that the choice is yours to get to know your neighbours, including us, if you want to, or to enjoy your privacy if you don't. For those who can't or won't do without we provide free wireless internet.


Fully furnished holiday homes

Enjoy the swimming pool, calm and nature

Our gronds of 2,5 hectares are home to age-old chestnut and fruit trees. There is little more relaxing than whiling away the afternoon gently swaying in a hammock under the walnut tree. We've created several spots with picnic tables and seats where you can enjoy the views. Or you could take a refreshing plunge in the pool* (5x8x1.40m) to just come out and bask in the warm sun afterwards. The vegetable garden always has something new to discover and we have mown paths all over the terrain for you so that you can stroll around as you like. Nice detail: Puech the Cabanelles lies on the so called Méridienne Verte, the degree of longitude that the French used to use as prime meridian. The surrounding area has lots of activities to offer, we invite you to study the leaflets available in the gîtes and to seek our advice.

* The swimming pool is open from ± mid-May to the end of September depending on weather conditions

Calm and nature

Staying with children

You will not find a full-time animation team with us. But kids will have a great time here. Get rid of the Tablet and the Nintendo DS, back to nature. Our property offers plenty of space to play and let your imagination run wild on nature. We have a swimming pool* of 5x8x1.40m and there is a field to play volleyball or badminton. You can build a real hut with old branches and other materials.

There are a few wonderful places in the area where you can swim and enjoy the sun. You can settle down on the banks of the river Viaur (you can also build those nice dams there), or on a sandy beach on the Lac de la Roucarié. Extensive information on activities for children can be found on our website.

* The swimming pool is open from ± mid-May to the end of September depending on weather conditions

With children

Nice food and wine

You are most welcome to share our table d'hôtes on Friday and Saturday evenings. You'll join in a four course dinner, in a relaxed atmosphere. The wines are handpicked by Marc to go with the menu. In summer we dine al fresco on the terrace at the backside of the house, overlooking the valley, where you'll find you are surrounded by all the herbs that make up the famous 'Herbes de Provence' and some more. On chillier evenings dinner is served at the front of the house in front of a snug fire in the former bread oven. Cold evenings will find us staying indoors and eating in the kitchen, so you are allowed a sneak preview of what the chef is preparing. Know that the wines that we serve can be bought by the bottle or the box (while supplies last).

Table d'hôtes

Are you done renovating then?

Oh no, you shouldn't think that we have already realised all our plans... We started renovating in 2007 and we think that there will be at least 12 more years of work to be done before all is finished. Our second holiday home, Lo Nosilhon, was ready to receive guests in 2012 and we have now started work on our own house. We'd like to transform the old porcherie (pigsty) to a large kitchen/diningroom. We'd like to add a few camping sites. And in the mean time all the usual work of gardening, maintenance etc. has to be kept up. Anyone who feels like felling a tree, gathering wood, picking fruit or making jam is more than welcome to join in and share the experience of living the French country life.

A bientôt!

Marc en Manon 

  • Off season La Castanheta

    Maximum 2 people

    Off season

    From € 80 per night

    Minimum stay 2 nights,
    € 60 per extra night from 3rd night,
    € 430 per week

  • Off season Lo Nosilhon

    Maximum 5 people

    Off season

    From € 100 per night

    Minimum stay 2 nights,
    € 75 per extra night from 3rd night,
    € 540 per week

  • Summer La Castanheta

    Maximum 2 people

    July and August

    € 565 per week

    Minimum stay 1 week from Saturday to Saturday

  • Summer Lo Nosilhon

    Maximum 5 people

    July and August

    € 1.150 per week

    Minimum stay 1 week from Saturday to Saturday

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    Puech de Cabanelles
    751 route de Cabanelles
    81190 Tréban (Tarn) France

    +33 6 82 26 06 33