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La Maison du Jardin Secret

Dining room and kitchen, the airy heart of the house.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
13 reviews
Dining room and kitchen, the airy heart of the house.
The lovely private garden, quiet and a spot of sun all day long. Lots of herbs and lavender.
Daybed in the living room by the courtyard, perfect for a snooze
Enjoy the barbeque in its built in corner, really quaint and practical
Outside dining
Reception room with fireplace
Large superking bed, antique wardrobe, soothing neutral tones
Large King bedroom in soft lemon shades
Delightful twin bedroom, sage and lavender. Can also be made up as a King bed.
Cosy double bedroom with antique bed and view of the garden
Large bathroom with walk in shower and roll-top tub
Lac du Montbel, 5 minute drive or a nice cycle
View of Pyrenees from Leran
Mirepoix, the closest town with a great farmers market on Mondays and a big supermarche
View from Leran
Sunflowers surround Leran
Chateau de Leran
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Leran, Ariege, Occitanie
Our village house has been renovated and modernised as a comfortable home for entertaining and relaxing. With very thick walls, the house stays comfortable on even the hottest days and the fireplace in the living room provides a cosy gathering place on chilly evenings. The kitchen/dining room is the centre of activity and opens on to the terrace for alfresco dining and easy access to the barbecue corner. The garden is enclosed by tall crumbly stone walls giving it lots of character and privacy. The bedrooms are comfortable and quiet and lovely to wake to the sound of birds in the garden or the soft chiming of the village church bells. Leran is 10 minutes from Mirepoix, a charming medieval town, and about 30 minutes from Carcassonne which is one of the must sees in the area. There is a lot to do in the area from swimming, sailing, canoeing... Read more
About the Owner, Susan S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 11 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL154700
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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We stayed in Susan's cottage for a week in July with two teenagers (ages 14 and 17). The cottage is exactly as other reviewers have described it - very well maintained with excellent furnishings, and exceptionally well equipped - it really felt like a home from home. It's also deceptively large - there are four bedrooms (one with twin beds coming off a double), a large bathroom, lovely garden, and the added bonus of a...

Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
person found this review helpful

You enter this house through a very ordinary door on a very ordinary street in an ordinary little village but the house itself is gorgeous. Lots of space, airy and light and all kept up very well and beautifully clean. Kitchen was a delight to cook and dine in - well equipped. The garden was great to relax in - especially by candle light in the evenings. Very comfortable lounge with great selection of DVDs...

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We loved this amazing village house from the moment we walked in - beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you could need, especially the kitchen. We were very comfortable and relaxed completely. The secret garden was an added bonus, wonderful for eating out in, or just relaxing after a busy day. Leran was a perfect location for us, quiet and peaceful, and the beautiful Lac Montbel only a good walk away. There were many other...

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Susan's house is in the heart of the village and is a peaceful and beautifully decorated residence. The garden is a quiet sun trap and the bedrooms all of a high standard. The bathroom has a great shower and separate bath. Highly recommended.

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52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
person found this review helpful

This is a beautifully equipped and kept house. The kitchen is very well equipped and we really enjoyed the two bottles of wine the owner left for us. The house is quiet and the secret garden is large enough to catch the sun throughout the day. We were there in the Spring so shade wasn't an issue but there would be shade even on the hottest Summer day. The owner left details of walks you...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Oct 2, 2016 -
Apr 29, 2017
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  • Cleaning after your rental: $53 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Additional persons are €50 week. Change over days and length of stay can be flexible, so if you have special requirements, please ask.
50% of the booking is due at the time of booking, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Payments can be made in Euros to Barclays-FR or in GB£ to Barclays-UK, or by Paypal (preferred).
A security deposit of €200 per week is required and costs of extra cleaning, damages to the property or contents will be deducted.
The house is cleaned each week and will be made up with fresh linens and towels for your use. The washing machine/dryer are available for your use.
If you stay more than 1 week, additional cleaning and fresh linens can be arranged for €50.00.
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About the neighborhood
Leran is a small village 5 minutes from Lac du Montbel with swimming, sailing, fishing, horseback riding, bicycling, canoeing, and cafe available. The Tour de France passes through in July.<BR>In Leran there is a boulangerie 5 doors down from the house, and a small bar/cafe, Le Rendezvous, with very good food and entertainment with both English and French spoken. Leran has a medieval festival in August and July through August every Friday night there is a fun street party with food, drink, music, and dancing attended by both french and expat locals and visitors. The Tour de France goes right by in July!<BR>Mirepoix, 10 mins, is a beautiful medieval village with shops, cafes, supermarkets, petrol station, and a fabulous farmers market on Mondays and a smaller one on Thursdays.... more
Car recommended
How to get there
Fly to Toulouse or Carcassone and rent a car and drive to Leran, which is close to the town of Mirepoix. <BR>Ryan Air flys from Stanstead to Carcassone, BA from Heathrow to Toulouse, and Easyjet from Gatwick to Toulouse.<BR>From Toulouse it is about a 75 minute drive to Leran, most of which is on the motorway. From Toulouse it is about 45 minutes mostly on local roads.<BR>The closest train station is at Foix or Pamiers, but you will need a car for your stay.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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