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Holiday house in Foix, Midi-Pyrenees
Holiday house in Foix, Midi-Pyrenees
Holiday house in Foix, Midi-Pyrenees
Stunning view from the house and garden
Ground floor living area
Bedroom 1
Foix castle in the main town - 3 minute drive away
Foix
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Rental Home – 
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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Chris K
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Value for Money - Fantastic Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

You can pay a lot more for a lot less. Accommodation suited us (wife and kids 11 & 13) to the ground with a practical kitchen so that we could enjoy fresh local produce. We all enjoyed our cosy evenings or early mornings reading books, playing games and eating freshly caught trout. Outdoors is hard to put into words - whoever coined the phrase blue and green should not be seen - never sat under a clear blue sky looking up at the lush mountains of the midi-pyrenees after a 13km canoe trip down the Ariege just about to tuck into a Gesiers de Canards Confit salad. So much to see and do and this our second visit to the Ariege in 2 years, and we will be back.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Kitchen and open plan living room
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pat K
Beaminster
1 review
“Lovely holiday but property somewhat neglected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 for a stay in June 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 shutters open would rapidly restore the status quo. However, La Maison Rever has a serious and very evident damp problem; it is consequently unpleasantly cold (we had temperatures in the 30s outside, below 12 inside) and the interior décor is stained and damaged. The garden was so overgrown and weed-infested as to obscure the views and provide little room for enjoyment: "a well-maintained terrace area" is a mis-description in the extreme. It was almost impossible to wrench open the swollen shed door to access the grubby garden furniture.

The instructions provided for the 'heating and hot water' were sadly out-of date: the lower dial was completely defunct on arrival and the thermostat set below the scale.

Other than that, the house itself was clean and very well-equipped. I do feel, however, that if you are going to ask rental money in advance, and pay in the requested cheque, for the WHOLE amount, long before the tenancy, you should make more effort to ensure that the property as a whole matches the description provided. This almost certainly means employing a local gardener/overseer in order to avoid infringing the trades description act!!

NB. When the door and windows were open, all the local cats leapt in!

3 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 2 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
2 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location and overall potential
Liked least: Cold, damp, overgrown garden
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 3, 2014
Dear Pat,
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.
Kindest regards,
Pete and Sasha
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james m
stevenage
1 review
“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

found nthe house to be in the perfect location in the mounains great for seeing many places even went to andorra. neighbours are really freindly will certainly go and stay again its a shame i have to share it with you

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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: location and music selection
Liked least: could do with tv to catch up on world affairs
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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People with pets
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Muldoch
North Shields, England
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A dream of a stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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 charm. We were lucky to enjoy intense Summer heat and the thick walls kept us cool, the garden was a sun-trap for the sun-worshippers, the views were so wonderfully Deep France that you felt lucky to be there. On a light note, the old-fashioned absence of sound proofing between floors, did mean that all sounds were clearly transmitted, fine for family, but could have been tricky if people weren't familiar with each other !

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Car proximity to Foix
Liked least: Not a 'dislike', Wi-Fi would have been nice
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nicola H
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
2
people found this review helpful

Beautiful House,tastefully decorated.Peaceful location with fantastic views.
Our daughter 9 and son 7 enjoyed making friends with the local children and loved walking in the forest above the house.We had fun exploring Foix and Carcassone and swimming in a nearby lake.
Great bowling alley in Pamiers for rainy days.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Unspoilt area of France
Liked least: Having to come home!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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DianeeLin...
Lincoln
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The most relaxing place i have ever stayed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
1
person found this review helpful

Comfy beds , beautiful scenery. modern bathroom loads of places to visit

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Owner
Sasha S
44 1635 600032
Speaks English, French
Listed since : Sep 2010
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Calendar Updated: 157 days ago
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