$75 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Charming Stone Cottage in the Park naturel Ariége – Home 3487416 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Charming Stone Cottage in the Park naturel Ariége – Home 3487416

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The cottage has been completely renovated by us using the old stone marble and granite from our land to rebuild some of the walls. Well insulated and double glazed it provides a snug retreat in winter and a cool haven in summer. 2 bathrooms and a light airy modern kitchen (retaining the original marble sink) comfortable living room and two bedrooms complete the accommodation with its new and old features. The front door opens on to the lounge, with 2 sofas , wood burning stove, dvd player and a small sound system. In this room you will find a book shelf with lots of local information, maps and walking guides. Bathroom 1 with a small bath, toilet and sink is next to the lounge. The fully equipped kitchen window overlooks your private garden. Above the kitchen up a few steep stairs is bedroom 1 this can have a large double bed(180cm) or 2 single beds. The lower back room has a small lounge (with a sofa bed if ground floor sleeping is required)and bathroom 2 with a shower, toilet and sink. Above, up a few steep steps, is the mezzanine bed (140cm) this room has and additional small lounge, the back door that opens directly onto your private garden. The way the cottage is arranged makes it highly suitable for 2 couples or a family.You also have use of the main gardens (4acres) with children's play area , formal and informal gardens.The cottage and main house at Tourné are situated in the forest valley of the River Artillac. The river is 20 metres from the cottage and there is access for dipping or paddling or plunging and a few swimming strokes .the local village of Castelnau Durban is 2km, it can be walked along the road that follows the river or it can be reached across an ancient footpath which gives views of the mountains and surrounding area (about a 25min walk depending on your walking speed). The village has a bakery and epicerie, a very good restaurant ( open lunch times and some evenings in summer) and a tabac as well as a local craft shop which is open in the summer months. The valley is an area of protected environment in the heart of the Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées ariégeoises. In the park there is virtually no industry (1%) , the population is sparse 1 person for every 2km and consequently traffic minimal, with very few cars passing the cottage.

The cottage has a private garden and a joining are the substantial gardens of the main house for you too explore . In the larger gardens will be found a children's play area with swings and trampoline. In the summer months a paddling pool for the younger ones the young at heart.From the kitchen and lower bedroom there are views across the gardens,the vegetable garden, fruit trees and views towards the the forest. All rooms have natural views that are green in summer-these are the foothills of the pyrenees.

The GR10 can be accessed directly from the house-but it is about 6 hours on foot. There are many walks of astounding beauty that can be made directly from the house. Beautiful wild flowers in spring, stunning walks in summer cooled by the forest. The voie verte is a recently opened 42km route reserved for cyclists and walkers running from St Girons and Foix accessed at Castelnau Durban and is wonderful at all times of year. In the cottage you will find guides and maps with local attractions and walks.

With no pollution the River runs clear, the air fresh and pure and the nights sky bright for star gazers.

The cottage at Tourné is fully in natural beauty. The forest of Bellissance is given its name after the Vicomte de Bellissance who built the main house in 1850. It is several hundred hectares and the main house is among one of the finest maison de maitres in the area.

Many local activities and historic sites are under 3O mins drive. A true outdoor haven, whetther you like historic sites, local markets or out door activiites.

There is lots to see and do in the area and the cottage provides a very calm and tranquil base from which to experience the different flavours of the region.

while suitable for all children the cottage is and gardens are best enjoyed by the over 5's

steep stairs to the bedroom main bedroom and mezzanine bed make the cottage unsuitable for those with limited mobility or very young children.


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

car hire is recommmended

Interaction with guest

We will meet and greet you as we live next door to the cottage. The gardens are arranged so you have complete privacy,we are happy to help you with any questions you have about the local area and happy to help but equally happy to leave you to enjoy the peace of the valley. We have 4 siamese cats and 2 friendly dogs who share the house next to your cottage so you may see them in the main gardens from time to time. We also have 2 donkey's who help us maintain the wilder parts of our land.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

please leave the cottage clean and tidy ( as you have found it)
or you choose to pay a 30€ cleaning charge at the end of your stay.
No smoking the the cottage but you may smoke in the gardens


About the owner

Paula D.
Average reply time:
2 hours 46 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
06 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


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Guest reviews

30 reviews

Very Good

“Small charming cottage in a fantastic location”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2018

Idyllic situation surrounded by wooded hills yet close to village with good restaurant. Cottage has its own private garden with access to the owners beautiful grounds beside the river. When it was ver… More

Response from the owner Hello rob Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was great to see you and Judith enjoying and relaxing in the gardens. It was a pleasure to have to you stay and I enjoyed our conversations. Kindest regards Paula


Reviewed 31 Jul 2017

Charmant cottage dans un endroit plein de verdure vraiment très beau Calme sérénités et repos au rendez-vous de ces vacances Ligne verte pour faire des belles balades en … More

Response from the owner merci a vous

“Sérénité pour un stage Taichi”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2017

Ce calme et cette sérénité dont vous rêvez toute l’année vous les trouverez auprès de Ram , qui dans son approche douce et personnalisée vous fera… More

Response from the owner merci a vous

“Fantastic get away”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2017

Fantastic welcome from the owners who made us feel very welcome without being intrusive. Great location for exploring the Pyrenees and all the things we like to do ... rock climbing, hiking, site see… More

Response from the owner thanks for your review, look forward to seing you again too

“Séjour dans un endroit idylique !”

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Si ma famille et moi meme avions eut plus de temps,nous serions restés dans cette superbe campagne,préservée;pleine de charme,authentique. Les propriétaires sont attentifs … More

Response from the owner Merci - Tres heureux d'avoir fait votre connaissance. A une prochaine nous esperons. Paula and Ram

“Peaceful stay in stunning location”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2017

My boyfriend and I recently returned from a wonderful long weekend at this cottage. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need and there's a large wood stove to keep you warm if y… More

Response from the owner Thank you both. It was good to meet you. May be see you again sometime Warmest wishes Paula

“Fantastic Location & Amazing Hospitality!”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2017

I really love the rural charm of the whole setup. There's something about sitting in front of a wood burner in a cosy cottage tucked out of the way, off the beaten track; listening to a mountain … More

Response from the owner Thanks Rustle. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you in the future sometime. Kind regards Paula

“Fantastic cottage, really homely, with a great log fire!”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2017

We stayed at the cottage for six days over Christmas 2016 and had a fantastic time! Really great place for a break, a change of scenery and to experience the beauty of the French Pyrennes. The weathe… More

Response from the owner thank you so much,It was lovely to meet you all. The christmas tree is now happily planted! Paula

“a peaceful oasis surrounded by nature”

Reviewed 6 Mar 2016

Everything was just what we had hoped for; a peaceful location, comfortable accommodation, friendly hosts and all within reach of the sightseeing trips we wanted to make while we were staying in the a… More

“Feels like coming home”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2015

Tourne is for us a place to come back every year. We can slowdown and really reload for next school- and workingyear. It's a great location in the middle of green mountains with a nice stream in… More

Review 1-10 of 30


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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Paula (the owner) a message.

If Paula (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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