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Rural tranquility - private balcony, magical view

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View from the roof in summer
Stone carving and date above the front door
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE SUIT Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peaceful French hamlet, 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées Ariégeoises' Leela makes for a perfect base from which to explore the wild and beautiful Ariege. Romantic, magical and calm, come, let go, unwind and relax. Over a decade Leela has been sensitively restored using ecological building techniques and materials. Leela resonates a beautiful energy, full of light and warmth; cosy in winter and cool in summer. The origional wood beams and natural stone are offset by the beautiful curves of the simple plastered stone walls. Passing under the charming stone carving above the arched front door the entra...TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE SUIT Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peaceful French hamlet, 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées Ariégeoises' Leela makes for a perfect base from which to explore the wild and beautiful Ariege. Romantic, magical and calm, come, let go, unwind and relax. Over a decade Leela has been sensitively restored using ecological building techniques and materials. Leela resonates a beautiful energy, full of light and warmth; cosy in winter and cool in summer. The origional wood beams and natural stone are offset by the beautiful curves of the simple plastered stone walls. Passing under the charming stone carving above the arched front door the entrance is paved in original marble stone slabs mined in the hills locally. Stop and rest on the chaise longue or continue down into the cosy living room, with a wood burning stove at its heart. From here either climb the original wooden stairs to the first floor or continue straight on into the open plan kitchen/dining area. There is a second woodburning stove in the dining area, which fires the central heating. French windows lead to the small courtyard garden. The garden is surrounded by climbing scented roses, sweat peas, clematis, lavender and abundant herbs, to be used by all. A perfect place to relax in the hammock with the sound of trickling water falling into the pond. There is also a deck for outdoor eating and a BBQ. Continuing past the dining area is a utility room/kitchen, with washing machine and dishwasher. Leela is well equipped with gas oven, 5 gas rings, toaster, kettle, microwave, rice maker, fondue, juicer, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and 12 complete place settings. Please enquire if anything else is needed. First Floor: The master bedroom has a lovely private balcony, overlooking an enchanting, ever changing, wild, valley. The blue bedroom is full of light and the king sized bed can be transformed into a twin if preferred. There is also an additional single mattress suitable for a child. Two cots and high chairs are also available. Between the two bedrooms is a bathroom with powerful shower, toilet and basin. Whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway for two or a special family holiday, Leela offers much to delight your senses. We are 3 km from the cycle path which runs between Foix and St Girons. This was the old railway line and offers gentle excercise, but of course there are many steep hills and mountains for a more challenging ride. The cover photo is a view of me on the roof top, however this is for atmosphere and to show the scenery as I have no other suitable photos. The gite does not however have access to the roof top. VERSION FRANÇAISE Venez profiter de la tranquillité et du confort de cette maison située à 600 mètres d'altitude dans le piedmont ariégeois. Superficie: 100 m². Dix années de restauration avec des techniques et des matériaux écologiques font de Leela un lieu calme et romantique pour vous relaxer et un point de départ idéal pour explorer l'Ariège sauvage et magnifique. De Leela émane une belle énergie de lumière et de chaleur : confortable en hiver grâce à ses poêles à bois et fraîche en été avec ses épais mûrs. En passant sous la charmante sculpture sur pierre au-dessus de la porte voûtée, de belles dalles de marbre, provenant des collines voisines, vous accueillent. Suit le confortable salon avec son poêle à bois et son ambiance cosy. Laissez l'escalier à votre gauche pour l'instant et découvrez la salle à manger donnant sur un petit jardin privatif entouré de rosiers grimpants parfumés, pois de senteur, clématites, lavandes et autres herbes aromatiques prêtes à être utilisées… Ici vous pourrez vous détendre dans le hamac bercé par le son de l'eau qui tombe dans le petit bassin. La terrasse en bois vous accueille pour vos repas d'extérieur. La petite cuisine-buanderie, très lumineuse et bien équipée vous suffira pour vos besoins. À l'étage la chambre principale, avec son grand lit de 160cm, dispose d'un joli balcon donnant sur un cadre enchanté. La chambre bleue sera très lumineuse, reposante et modulable avec soit un grand lit, soit deux lits une place et peut accueillir un autre matelas une place. Entre les deux chambres il y a une jolie salle de bain avec douche et W.C. Équipement : Four avec 5 feux a gaz, lave-vaisselle, lave linge, 12 couverts complets, grille-pain, bouilloire, micro-ondes, deux petits frigos, un avec congélateur, machine à riz, service à fondu, BBQ, table et fer à repasser, sèche-cheveux, lecture de CD ou ipod et WIFI si vous le désirez, sinon c'est désactiver. Les draps, les serviettes, les savons et produits domestiques sont fournis. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
There is a 25 euro fee for each pet off-peak and 35 euros during the summer holidays. The garden is well enclosed so that cats and dogs are safe from escaping.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Sarah D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

A lovely property and considerate host. Great walking and a relaxing, comfortable home to return to at the end of the day.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Mr and Mrs D
Reviewed June 13, 2016

This really does become your home in the Pyrenees while staying here. Sarah is a perfect host, friendly and helpful without being intrusive - she popped by on our first night and lit a log fire for us as it was a bit chilly. No...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank SteveStead
Reviewed January 3, 2016

We booked a stay at Leela for 10 days in September. We really enjoyed our time there despite a mix up which meant that it was double booked. However Sarah went out of her way to ensure that the mistake was rectified a week before...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank SWEnglandlover
Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed for 10 weeks and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Leela is a gorgeous gite, very well equipped and situated within a small picturesque hamlet in the midi-pyrenees. Our hostess Sarah could not have been more welcoming and took such good care of our family of...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Linda G
Reviewed December 26, 2014

As soon as we walked into 'Leela' we felt we could instantly relax. The host, Sarah, has beautifully renovated and created a wonderful gite. The warm and welcoming ambience of the place is of a very high standard. Which made our short stay (of 1...More

Date of stay: December 2014
Thank Olivia C
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Date of stay: June 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

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Date of stay: May 2014
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 17, 2014

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Date of stay: October 2013
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Had a great time and it was very hot 30+ degrees. The gitte is located within a small hamlet, it is very well maintained and is clean and tidy. The local supermarkets at Foix and St Girons are within easy reach. Experienced some fantastic views...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank Volvo_Neil
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

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Date of stay: June 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Playground
Private Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Swingset
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighborhood
TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE SUIT Laborie is a very peaceful hamlet set in the midst of forested hills, away from the sound of traffic and the bustle of modern life. There are a few horses, a small flock of goats, a couple of pigs and some chickens who add to the population of 12 inhabitants. It is rare to find such a quiet and relaxing environment to unwind and let go with the additional benefit that you can get away from WIFI if you wish, since there is no wifi from neighbours, just that used in the gite which is under your control. The Immediate Area Situated in the midst of the Séronais National Park, Leela lies between Foix and St Girons, conveniently placed close to some of the most spectacular views of the Pyrenees and to many of the attractions mentioned above. Within a radius o...
Getting around
It's essential to have a car to see the major sites. We are 3 km from the cycle path which runs between Foix and St Girons. This was the old railway line and offers gentle excercise, but of course there are many steep hills and mountains for a more challenging ride.
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