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Charming stone cottage set next to a mountain stream in lush forest valley

charming stone cottage next to a clear mountain stream in the heart of nature.
1 of 35charming stone cottage next to a clear mountain stream in the heart of nature.
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Castelnau-Durban, 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. set next to a mountain stream in a lush forest valley. Fully redecorated for the 2016 season, fresh and white. Well insulated and double glazed it provides a snug retreat in winter and a cool haven in summer. 2 bathrooms (both on the lower floor) one with a shower and one with a small bath. A light airy modern kitchen (retaining the original marble sink) fully equipped with Ariston gas hob, electric oven, fridge freezer, toaster, blender, small dishwasher, washing machine and more to make your kitchen a workable and comfortable space. A comfortable larger living room, with DVD player, small sound system ,wood burning stove and 2 sofa,s. Book shelf with books and maps and local information. The bathroom wit... Read more
Listing #HL5556726
About the Owner
paula D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2014
Interaction with guests
We live next door and will meet you when you arrive. The gardens and entrance a arranged so that you can have complete privacy. We will be happy to help you with information about local walks and attractions if you wish. but equally happy to leave you undisturbed. We have cats and 2 friendly dogs who live with us in the main house and to donkeys who help us maintain the wilder parts of our land.
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

The cottage at Tourné is well situated in a peaceful, pleasant part of the French countryside ideal for couples, families or even someone on their own looking to get some peace and quiet in the country. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and pleasant to...More

Thank Mike M
Paula C, VR Owner at Charming stone cottage set next to a mountain stream in lush forest valley, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Hello Mike It was good to meet you both. Thank you so much for your wonderful and comprehensive review. Kindest regards Paula

Reviewed June 18, 2016

The gite is in a beautiful setting, with many places of interest nearby. We enjoyed some picturesque walks and drove to nearby towns of Foix, St Girons, Mas d'Azil, all which have interesting markets. Unfortunately the weather prevented us from swimming in Lake Monderly, but...More

Thank Liz K
paulaChat, VR Owner at Charming stone cottage set next to a mountain stream in lush forest valley, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2016

glad you had a good time, sorry about the weather!

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Reviewed November 1, 2015

Sarah and I stayed in the gite for four weeks and it was wonderful! Tres romantique. Though only two kilometres up the little green valley from the village, the outside world fades instantly and is replaced by tranquillity - the steep, forested hillsides; the musical...More

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  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • 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
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 AM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Queen
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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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 a...
Getting around
Car,motorbike or bicycle are best. There is a limited bus service that run's Monday to Friday from the village that will take you to the main towns Foix or St.Girons for 1€. So possible to spend a few days with out the cars depending on what you want to do We do have bicycles available free of charge.
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How to get there
Airport: toulouse: 42.9 mi
Railway: Foix: 15.5 mi
You Can enjoy a pleasant drive form either Carcassone or Toulouse airports both are about the same distance driving time rough 1hr 15 along mostly empty roads with wonderful views. From Toulouse you can take the auto route which is a little busier but still takes the same amount of time as the back roads. Carcassone is quicker by the cross country route.
Activities 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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