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Charming Stone Cottage in the Park naturel Ariege

Charming stone cottage by a mountain stream in the heart of the Ariége  natural park
5.0 of 5 bubbles
25 reviews
Charming stone cottage by a mountain stream in the heart of the Ariége  natural park
old stone bridge entrance to cottage
main living room with wood burner
cottage garden
tower bedroom,2 singles or one large double (180cm(
cottage kitchen
garden relaxing
main living room window view
summer fun in the garden river
formal gardens
main house and flower gardens
mountain stream 20 meters from the cottage
lac de mondeley (20 mins drive)
cottage garden
12 century chapel
view on a walk from the cottage door
safe cycling ( we have bikes you can use)
St Girons  ( the closest town)
bathroom 2 (shower)
corridor leading from the main lounge thorugh  the kitchen to mezzanine bedroom and 2nd bathroom
main living room with wood burner
Kai one of our donkeys
lac du Mondely swimming lake 20 mins drive
garden mimosa
mezzanine double bed(140cm)
garden plum blossom
guest with our dogs
Foix castle on a sunny winter day
smaller lounge under the mezzanine bed
Children playing in the river
children's play area
Children's activities
you may see our siamese cats from time to time
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
La-Bastide-de-Serou, Ariege, Occitanie
The cottage has been completely renovated by us using the old stone marble and granite from our land to rebuild some of the walls. Fully redecorated for the 2016 season, white and fresh. 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... Read more
About the Owner, Paula C
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 20 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 33 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
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.
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 for a stay in January 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 you visit in the winter months. It backs straight onto woodland so there are great walks from straight outside the door and plenty more in...

Management response:

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


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 for a stay in February 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 stream running endlessly out of earshot whilst being carried away by a good book into another world. So relaxing and magical! I wont...

Management response:

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


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

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 weather was cold and frosty at night (which was exactly what we wanted at this time of year), but the log fire kept us...

Management response:

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


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  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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Jan 10, 2017 -
Apr 29, 2017
3 nights
Apr 30, 2017 -
Jun 3, 2017
spring/early summer
3 nights
Jun 4, 2017 -
Jun 30, 2017
4 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Additional information prices .
No extra charges to pay. Tourist tax included in the overall price.
Heating wood is provided with no charge. bed linens and towels also provided at no charge and changed weekly for longer stays.
monthly lets only available in autumn.
Please note that the stairs to the mezzanine bedroom and lst floor bedroom have steep stairs and are not suitable for the elderly or people with limited mobility.
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About the neighborhood
Local village 2km. The town of St. Girons 17 km. Historic town of Foix 25km.
The ancient stone mines are one hour's walk away. Local village of Castelnau Durban is 2kms away.. it has a restaurant, small shop which is also the bakery and small market with fresh produce on Tuesday mornings. St.Girons is 20 minutes drive away and has supermarkets, restaurants and commerce with a large market of mixed goods on Saturday mornings next to the large river .The historic town of Foix is 30 minutes drive. It has a chateau in the old town for sightseeing with many Varied restaurants and shops, new indoor and outdoor swimming pool. For those of you who wish for sporting activities such as rafting, horse riding, paracending, rock climbing all can be found in under 30 minutes drive.We have over 5...
Getting around
car hire is recommmended
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: toulouse or carcassonne: 48.5 mi
Railway: foix: 13.7 mi
local directions
Castelnau Durban is about 25 minutes from Foix
In the centre of the village of Castelnau Durban you will find the church square on your right. on your left is a parking area. At the end of the parking take a turn left crossing over a small stone bridge. At the T junction (50 metres) turn right .
left again at the end of this road.
Continue. Tourné is a small hamlet and our house is a large house with green shutters and is the first house on this road after you have travelled 2km. Parking on the right. the house on the left
The journey from the village to our house and the cottage will take no longer than 5/8 minutes and 2.5 km.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby.
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