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Manzac d'en Bas

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Castex, 09350 Castex, France
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful week herein May, our host Giles & Louise could not have been better hosts, the food was wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. The setting is wonderful with views onto snow capped mountains

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband booked on Tom Benjamin's course and persuaded me to go with him. As a keen cyclist and walker I was happy to spend the days he was painting exploring the Ariege. Giles and Louise were terrific hosts. The food was tasty, terrific and took advantage of the delicious local produce in season. Giles has an encyclopaedic knowledge of... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We spent 2 weeks at Manzac and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The care and attention to detail from our hosts Giles and Louise was excellent from the time we made the booking right up until the time we left. The views from the gite were fantastic stretching across the Ariege to the Pyrenees. There is plenty to see in the vicinity... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Giles and Louise who are excellent hosts, gave us a very warm welcome, they are warm and friendly, approachable, efficient and made us feel that nothing was too much trouble. Louise is an excellent cook serving delicious and varied meals; my only complaint was that the portions were too big! The bedrooms were comfortable, spacious, light and airy with stunning... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 June 29, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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