About us - what we offer

There’s a new way to stay in Mazamet: live like a local.

We provide a fully furnished, comfortable self-catering cottage set in a private garden full of herbs for your culinary use.  With easy walking access to the local farmers' market, restaurants, cafes and delightful walks in the mountains, all your needs are close at hand. Our goal is to provide you with a relaxed experience of this extraordinary and undiscovered area of southern France.

Accommodation & Garden

We are a British couple, living and working in Mazamet, so we are often available to answer queries you may have while you are staying in the Gîte;  our aim is that your visit to Gîte Wisteria is relaxing and most enjoyable.


You will find that the self-catering cottage is an extremely comfortable size for 4 people.  Staying here with children is easy and we have a traditional cot and a high chair for you to use if you are bringing a small child. 


South facing, the building's unusual design (c. 1880's) has six traditionally shuttered double doors leading onto the private walled garden which is planted with bay, lavender, rosemary, thyme, sages, viburnum and other sweet smelling plants for your enjoyment - the pictures below show some of these.  The garden is a quiet and relaxed place for you to take your meals or enjoy the sunshine during your stay.


For our longer stay guests, our selection of local goodies awaits to welcome you to Gîte Wisteria.  


Bed linen and towels are provided on a weekly basis and additional changes are possible for a small charge. 


Accessibility - Although the gite and garden are all on one level, we would like to remind our guests that there are 9 steps from the garden to the private street entrance. 


We may allow pets in the cottage under special circumstances, but only by prior arrangement - please talk to us about this.


Why book with us 
  • 5 minutes walk to local produce market & shops

  • 5 minutes walk to Montagne Noire National Park

  • Gite in private walled garden with lockable street gate

  • Street parking adjacent to garden

  • Easy driving access to major historical, cultural and social centres - Toulouse, Carcassonne, Albi. Castres, Limoux. 

  • ​Approximately an hour from the airports of Carcassonne, Toulouse and Beziers; 20 minutes from Mazamet/Castres airport.



Gite Wisteria - self-catering holiday in the South of France


Communication and entertainment:

Comfort and security:


  • Free WiFi

  • ADSL - password provided

  • LCD TV 

  • Radio & MP3 adapter



  • Central heating in all rooms

  • Washing machine

  • Hairdryer

  • Bed sheets and towels

  • Swimming towels (for wild swims!)

  • Private lockable street entrance

  • Baby's cot and high chair

  • Awarded 3 stars by the Tourist Office

  • Fridge

  • Gas hob & electric oven

  • Microwave oven with grill

  • Kettle & coffee maker

  • Comprehensive set of cooking equipment, cutlery, dishes & glasses,