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Manzac d'en Bas

Certificate of Excellence
Castex, 09350 Castex, France
Manzac d'en Bas
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returned a week or two ago from my third visit to Manzac; Giles and Louise have transformed this stunning location into the perfect venue for a painting holiday - guests enjoy the warmest hospitality, fabulous food and outstanding attention to organisation, together ensuring a truly memorable and totally stress-free week.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a trip where my husband was on an art course. Have to say everything was fabulous we were well looked after, great accommodation, wonderful views, grounds ,swimming pool. Louise produces excellent meals for dinner each evening, we were lucky enough to have drinks and dinner outside every evening. Giles looked after us with breakfast and picnic lunches... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first holiday at Manzac d'en Bas and I wasn't sure what to expect. I did not anticipate the level care, attention to detail and good humour that ensured our holiday was so relaxing and enjoyable. Manzac is set in an idyllic location for painters, photographers or just lovers of the countryside in search of a peaceful retreat... More 

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Upper Beeding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Manzac d'en Bas is becoming well known as a base for painting and photography holidays and I felt very privileged to lead one of my photography weeks there for the first time in May 2015. The venues I use for my photography workshops are very important to me. I need somewhere that is comfortable and sufficiently luxurious that my guests... More 

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Tiptree, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really liked the family atmosphere. Superb service given always in a cheerful efficient way. The rooms had lots of character and were beautifully clean. They siuted the house and area perfectly. The views studio and the grounds were first class. Meals were superb and communal areas to relax and chat were ideal . Personal attention was always available but... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having had a wonderful week painting in this beautiful area of France, I am almost afraid to spread the word of how excellent this place is. The guidance given by our charming and talented tutor Carole Massey hit just the right note with all of the participants on the holiday. The location of Manzac is rural with spectacular views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time I have been tempted to review a holiday on trip advisor. I have just returned from a fantastic week at Manzac in the Ariege and wish I was back there now. I have never been on a painting holiday before but it was great in many ways. The location was terrific, spacious gites at a... More 

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Stradbroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Carole's painting holiday at Manzac in 2013, and enjoyed the whole experience so much that we went back again this year, we weren't disappointed, Giles and Louise really know how to make you feel welcome at their gite complex. From the moment of arriving at the airport and being collected by Giles, to being returned to the... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For me, Manzac was a little touch of heaven. A tranquil setting with wonderful views from sunrise to sunset, and a light and modern studio included. Giles and Louse made us welcome from the start and their hospitality was marked by warmth and friendliness, attention to detail and the most wonderful cooking. Our group referred to the very comfortable and... More 

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned home following my third stay at Manzac d'en Bas and can't wait for the opprtunity to go back. Giles and Louise are exceptional hosts in this beautiful, and unspoilt, corner of France. Nothing is too much trouble for them, and Louise's cooking is superb. The Gites are spacious and very comfortable with wonderful views of the Ariege countryside.... More 

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