Lieu Dit Ferrieres, 09700 Gaudiès, France
This is a home from home kinda place. It’s perfect. Joss and Mike just cannot be more welcoming and kind. Just returned from my second stay at Zero Neuf , in less than a year. It is in such a beautiful, unspoilt part of the world where there is nothing left for you to do but relax and go for a bike ride. Joss provides the homemade touches including the food which is wholesome, very tasty and eagerly awaited every evening. There is a cafe on site too which serves coffee and beer perfect to bookend any days riding. ! They have such a picturesque setting and are the ideal hosts together with their sons , dogs and chickens it always makes for a memorable stay. I will be back.
Scroll through the photos, it’s genuinely as good as it looks – the place is a gorgeous and tasteful renovation, south facing and complete with pool and exposed barn roof above the café. Two minutes away is the tiny town square and a great swim spot in the cold river L’Hers. Had a fab stay in September with the road bikes and enjoyed eating out under the stars, meeting the friendly chickens and chilling at the bar. Mike & Joss are superb hosts, relaxed but with great attention to detail and culinary skills! Highly recommended.
Sophie Edmondson / The Fifth Floor
Whether your into cafe runs, epic mountain rides or simply sipping on a local beer by the pool, Zero Neuf has it all. Joss & Mike’s stylishly refurbished farmhouse and gite is situated on a bucolic bend in the river Hers, which is perfect for a post-ride recovery dip.The surrounding landscape offers an embarrassment of idyllic lanes, leafy climbs and breath-taking panoramas. Mike knows the area like the back of his hand, and led us on a guided ride to the historic village of Puivert where we sampled the delectable beers of Brasserie de Quercorb. Mike was also able to provide us with a carefully-crafted route for the following day’s escapade into the high mountains. Classic Tour climbs such as the Col de Port, Port de Pailheres and the formidable Mur de Peguere are all accessible in the saddle. We chose to take a more relaxed approach on the 3rd day, this time opting to enjoy the incredible Pyrenean views from the infinity pool. In short, if you’re a cyclist I couldn’t recommend Zero Neuf highly enough. If you’re not – little matter; the warmth of the hospitality and tranquility of the location are reason enough to stay there.
Simon Stephens / 10,000km.cc
What a superb gite – Joss has such good taste and Mike’s knowledge of the local cycling terrain is excellent. It has been a real pleasure staying here. There is everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The weather has been very kind to us with hot sunny days giving us wonderful views of the mountains. We have done lots of sightseeing and everywhere is in easy reach. We will be back again hopefully with the rest of the family who will love it as much as we have.
Dave and Rita Williams
Wow! What can you say about ZeroNeuf other than Wow!
Joss and Mike have created an ideal escape from the reality of life – if only for a week or two (or as much leave as your boss will allow) Dogs, lizards, fruits and veg, fresh eggs, frogs, the pool, the views, the mountains, the cycling! We managed to visit Toulouse, Carcassonne, Mirepoix, Foix and Orlu (wolves) andwould say you should visit all of them if you have time. Leucate is a great beach –large waves. The rest of the time we spent by the pool, we reckon you should do that too! Thanks so much Joss, Mike, Max and Manny Much
Love, Clare, John, Leo and Freya – we will be back!
Bliss! The perfect family holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of the world! Mike and Joss have successfully created a wonderful haven of comfort, good taste and friendliness here in Gaudies. On the doorstep there is amongst the finest cycling I have experienced and we certainly made the most of it! Once again we have made amazing memories for life at this amazing place!
Merci beaucoup! Matt Keys and family
The perfect escape! Quiet and unassuming, breath-taking views, nature on yourdoorstep and a charm filled lodge….the list goes on! I brought my family here in the hope that the holiday would make lasting childhood memories for the kids as we all have as adults. And this place succeeded! Not only was the place just what we wished, we were in the best of care with Joss and Mike making sure all went well! Thanks for sharing this beautiful place!
Rob, Hayley, Jamie, Megan and Noel
Great family, great gite, great riding, great company, great walking, great views, great food (lifesaver!), great memories. You’ve done a fantastic job and have created something special. You have not seen the last of me!
Thanks for the breakfasts, dinners, restaurant recommendations, lifts, shopping trips, route guidance, turns on the front and brilliant bikes to ride. You have a fantastic thing going here. We’re sure you’ll make every success of it. We’ll be back!
Hugo Gladstone, Rouleur Magazine
The riding around here is terrific but it’s where we came back to afterwards that’s really made this trip special. Mike and Joss, your hospitality has known nolimits and we’ve loved meeting your family friends and pets. From long jaunts in the high mountains, flat jaunts out for lunch or just beers on the terrace and a dip in the pool, ZeroNeuf has been a great base.
All the very best, Matt Andrews
Thank you for the fantastic welcome and hospitality in such a beautiful setting. You’ve done a wonderful job setting things up. Brilliant cycling, brilliant holiday! Hope the business goes from strength to strength – it deserves to!
Love and best wishes – Si, Suzi and Tabetha