Our village house has been renovated and modernised as a comfortable home for entertaining and relaxing. With very thick walls, the house stays comfortable on even the hottest days and the fireplace in the living room provides a cosy gathering place on chilly evenings. …see more
We had a fantastic time at La Maison du Jardin Secret which really does have a secret garden! We loved the garden and spent a lot of time there just relaxing, eating and drinking. The house is spaci… More
“home from home in the sun”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2011
Very helpful owner, very pleased with service and accommodation. Le Jardin Secret is an old townhouse in a traditional village with restaurants and summer gourmand street markets (great fun!). Nearby … More
Holiday Cottage Melanie is located in the stunning Ariège Pyrenees Regional Nature Park in South Western France and provides a high standard of accommodation and the perfect base to explore the region.
Approximately one hour from Toulouse, Carcassonne and Andorr …see more
Laytoure is an Ariegeois farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, pleasantly situated in a tranquil rural area with rolling hills, sunflower fields and glimpses of the Pyrenees, but only 5 km from the town of Pamiers which has shops, restaurants and all facilities. Pa …see more
Welcome to Le Domaine de Loustalviel, a tiny hamlet of sympathetically restored 19th century farmhouses, set in over seven acres of tranquil, tree-shaded gardens and meadows that slope down to a tiny brook at the border of our land. This house (renovated through …see more
Apartment oriented towards the south with superb views. Numerous sporting and outside activities on your doorstep. Private and secluded park ,centenary trees, use of swimming pool and tennis court . 7 ski resorts at within 45 mins. Many Cathar castles and caves and …see more
The cottage has been completely renovated by us using the old stone marble and granite from our land to rebuild some of the walls. Fully redecorated for the 2016 season, fresh and white. Well insulated and double glazed it provides a snug retreat in winter and a cool …see more
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Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peaceful French hamlet, 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional des Pyrén&eacu …see more
I stayed in Leela for the best part of a month, looking to have some respite from the daily grind(!) and have time to write in peace and solitude. I wasn't disappointed. A couple of miles and a few th… More
“A georgeous retreat/holiday gite for someone looking to get away and enjoy the quintissential south-of-francecountryside”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Sarah could not be more accommodating and charming. She has transformed a little french countryside house into a beautiful and modern getaway for those looking to escape the big city rush and experie… More
“A delightful and charming little get away.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2013
A well thought through, well maintained, spacious, clean but above all slightly quirky little Gite. It really does have everything you need and more, especially in the kitchen. If you like reading yo… More
La Fontane can comfortably accommodate six people and is spacious for two, so you can relax with the family or go walking in the midst of nature as a couple.
Its very spacious (125M2) with a large family room with kitchen, dining, and sitting areas either around the s …see more
We loved staying in this roomy, comfortable house with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Peter was very responsive to our questions via email and the local contacts, Eric and Cecile were rea… More
This recently renovated farmhouse is a haven of calm and tranquillity, so the perfect base for a relaxing rural holiday. It is also close enough to the Pyrenees for skiing or high altitude walks in the winter, plus easy access to all that the Ariege region has …see more
My family & I can't recommend CAPSEC enough ..... if you need to get away from a busy life this is the place to unwind. As soon as we stepped through the front door into the kitchen we were 'wowwed' b… More
Whether you are looking for a retreat in nature, or a base for walks and experienced cycling, this is the perfect rental house. There are so many walks to choose from, straight from the front door and part of the Tour de France itinerary 2012 on the doorstep, as well a …see more
In the beautiful midi Pyrenneesjust 50 mins from Carcassonne airport (Ryanair), on the famous Route of the Cathars and close to Mirepoix & Chateau Montsegur,our lovely two storey private apartment with its own front and back door,(next door to our chambres d'ho …see more
This house is also described in advert no 4289166.
A winner of ITV's "May the Best House Win" , Le Pichet is a lovingly renovated, tastefully furnished home in a tranquil mountain hamlet at 800m above sea-level, nestling on the slopes of a wooded ridg …see more
“Our time at Le Pichet was without doubt the highlight of our “grand tour””
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
What an amazing week !! Not only did we improve our painting technique and develop our visual accuracy but also immersed ourselves in the beauty and variety of the countryside. We were completely spoi… More
Thank you all for your lovely comments. Your time here was also an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding one for us, expanding as it did from painting into sculpture and poetry and with much laughter interspersed within the more serious painting moments. Your enthusiasm for "Le Pichet" and the surrounding Couserans (both mountains and architecture) which you portrayed so beautifully in your paintings, is something which will stay in our memory for a very long time, and we too look forward to continuing our friendship.
“WONDERFUL LOCATION, RELAXING ACCOMODATION”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
Thank you for a fantastic week. From the moment we arrived it felt like home ( but with more hills though!) Le Pichet is a wonderful base from which to explore this fabulous part of France. Rodney an… More
Thank you. It was such a pleasure to welcome you to this region and we are glad that you were able to make the most of your time here. We would also like to thank you for the wonderful meal you cooked for us!
“Very nice property in beautiful setting”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2012
Thank you very much for a lovely stay.We have really enjoyed being here, your help and valuable advice about walks, local points of interest, driving directions and so much more. We loved the place an… More
Many thanks. We are so glad that you liked “Le Pichet” and that any local information we were able to give was of help; it is always a real joy to share the place with people who like ourselves love mountains.
In an elevated position giving us great views of the surrounding countryside and the Pyrenees.
Floc ferme is an old stone farmhouse and barn with adjoining gite in a rural but not too remote area of tranquility just 10 minutes of the main N20 Toulouse to Andorra rout …see more
This was originally more of a pragmatic trip than a holiday but the location of the village lent itself well to exploring the beauty of Montsegur, Foix, Ax les Thermes, Mirepoix etc. We were very impr… More
FOR REVIEWS PLEASE LOOK UP 'RURAL TRANQUILITY PRIVATE BALCONY' MY GITE NEXT DOOR WHICH IS VERY SIMILAR IN CHARACTER, LESS THE ROOF TERRACE.
Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peacef …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Laborie. From the moment we booked with Sarah did everything to make us feel welcome including giving us plenty of information about what there was to do in the area… More
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the stay.
Les Lilas is a typical mountain village house set amongst the beautiful Pyrenean mountains with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. It is centrally located in Haute-Ariège, perfectly situated for summer or winter holidays and offering a wealth of act …see more
La Maison Rêver has breathtaking views of the Pyrenees and is the perfect retreat to enjoy all that this magnificent region has to offer. The historic property was completely renovated in 2009, has two double bedrooms and a large, open plan ground floor, ideal for …see more
It was what it said on the tin. Impeccably clean, well supplied. Travel directions and key code precise and worked a treat. A simple French home that had all mod cons but hadn't lost its old fashioned… More
“Relaxing holiday in a great location”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
Good well appointed and well equipped house with views of stunning mountains and hills across the road. Although it was hot outside, the inside of the house was comfortably cooler due to the thick wa… More
“Lovely holiday but property somewhat neglected”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
I too have owned (and loved) a holiday home in France (in the Auvergne) so am well aware of the problems associated with periods of absence in a semi-mountain climate: a couple of hours of airing with… More
Thank you for your review and feedback which we always treat as important and valuable to us. Our house is not just a business for us as we treat La Maison Rever as our personal second home. You are right that these old properties do need opening up and take a time to both air and warm up. The damp issue is now resolved, and wasn't a major issue but just the walls absorbing moisture which then needing to be warmed up and lived in. I am sorry to hear that you found La Maison Rever cold as we usually receive positive feedback about how cooling the house is when it's been hot and sunny outside. We installed a wood burning stove and always have a ready supply of wood for guests to use, whatever season it is.
The weather had been very wet for prolonged periods before your trip, followed by a hot and sunny few weeks which made the garden grow rapidly. Following your feedback ,we have resolved this matter going forward by increasing the amount of gardening hours completed by our house keepers.
The guest information/instructions has now been updated and clearly clarified for the use of the boiler and central heating system and I think the issue you had was due to a previous guest damaging the thermostat dial on the boiler. We wish you had contacted us at the beginning of your stay so that we could have resolved this, and your other concerns, immediately.
As for the local cats, I am pleased to tell you that most of them have left as we have had a change of neighbours. Our previous guests at La Maison Rever have informed us that their children had befriended the cats, therefore as a result of your feedback we have updated our guest information details to advise all guests that the cats are not to be encouraged to enter our property.
I would like to thank you again for your valuable feedback and we hope to welcome you back to the Ariege in the future.
Pete and Sasha