The villa is modern and well-equipped you can see more here.
Rivel is nestled in a green rolling valley close to the foothills of the Pyrenees. The almost alpine scenery of the mountains changes as you travel south, into an area of spectacular limestone gorges and becomes more Mediterranean as you approach Perpignan and the sea.
To the east, after a small winding pass, the roads drops to vine covered hills approaching Limoux, famous for its sparkling wine 'Blanquette'. From there it is only a short drive to Carcassonne.
Only 15 minutes away, the large, man-made lake Montbel has beaches and watersports, with areas to picnic and sunbathe. Within 45 minutes of the house is the family ski resort of Mont d’Olmes, with the larger Ax les Thermes a little further away.
Nearby small towns like Chalabre, Lavelanet and Mirepoix all have their weekly markets, full of local products - sausages, hand-made cheeses, huge varieties of mushrooms and fresh fruit and vegetables.
The whole area is full of castles, caves, medieval villages/towns and beautiful scenery as the following photographs show.