Manzac d'en Bas is a beautiful place. Situated on top of a hill, the view of the valley below with the rolling hills stretching towards the Pyrenees is truly lovely. The gite is thoughtfully designed, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Sitting out on the balcony off the main bedroom at night listening to the crickets and reading my book was one of my favourite parts of the day at Manzac.The pool, the garden, the sheep, the rabbits and Daco the dog all made Manzac very special especially for our kids (aged 10 and twins aged 8). Manzac is a great location for either a relaxing, peaceful retreat or as a lovely base for exploring the surrounding countryside. There is lots to do and see -Toulouse, Carcasonne and the Pyrenees all within an hour to hour and half's drive.Giles and Louise have very thoughtfully set up a folder showing some of the wonderful places you can visit. Speaking of our hosts, Giles , Louise and family were very welcoming and accommodating and made us feel right at home. We hope to return some day to Manzac for another wonderful family holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to MANZAC D'EN BAS, traditional luxury self-catering holiday "gites" set in the truly spectacular, peaceful and relaxing countryside of the Ariège in South West France. It is half way between the City of Toulouse (1 hour's drive) and the Pyrenees Mountain Range, in the Arize valley between Foix and Carbonne. The three spacious, self-catering "gites", called "L'Écurie" (The Stable), "Le Logement" (The Dwelling), and " La Grange" (The Barn)after their original uses, combine traditional charm with comfort and modern amenities. ... more less