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Rural tranquility - private balcony, magical view

View from the roof in summer
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
12 reviews
View from the roof in summer
Stone carving and date above the front door
Roses and hostas around the arched front doorway
Master bedroom
Detail in master bedroom
Hand made ceramic washbasin in master bedroom
Cascade of scented roses on balcony from below
Balcony with scented roses
Blue room as twin
Master bedroom door from the corridor, with bookshelves
Bathroom washbasin and corridor beyond
Shower
Chaise longue in cool entrance, with original stone slabs
Salon up to entrance
Salon, cool in summer and warm in winter with woodburning stove
Dining room down to kitchen
Dining room and kitchen through archway
Well equipped kitchen
Well equipped kitchen
Patio door, scented roses and pond
Courtyard garden from deck
Garden with hamack, garden door and masterbedroom window above
Cascade of roses above the deck
Pond detail
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Overview
Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Laborie, Ariege, Occitanie
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. The wood fired central heating and reed bed waste water system make for an ecologically friendly holiday choice.

Leela resonates a beautiful energy, full of light and warmth; cosy in winter and cool in summer. The old wood and natural stone are offset by the beautiful curves of the simple plastered stone walls.

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About the Owner, Sarah D
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Apr 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL426702 by: Holiday Lettings
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Mr and Mr...
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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

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Stephen S
Kent, England
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396 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 for a stay in May 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 need to repeat the description of the gite except confirm it really is as described.

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SW England
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016 for a stay in September 2015

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 we were due to arrive and instead we stayed for half the time at her parents’ Matarette (with pool!) and the other half in her own home which was next...

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Suitability
  • Pets Allowed:
    Ask
  • Smoking Allowed:
    No
  • Kid Friendly:
    Yes
Availability
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
$59
€55
$75
€70
$375
€350
$1,501
€1,400
Dec 1, 2016 -
Dec 22, 2016
December
3 nights
$59
€55
$75
€70
$375
€350
$1,394
€1,300
Dec 23, 2016 -
Jan 2, 2017
Christmas
3 nights
$80
€75
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$483
€450
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Jan 3, 2017 -
Mar 31, 2017
Winter
3 nights
$59
€55
$75
€70
$354
€330
$1,394
€1,300
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Cleaning and Laundry: $38 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
If you are bringing an animal with you there is a weekly fee of 15 euros off peak and 25 euros for the summer period, payable on arrival. I request a damage deposit of 200 pounds/euros also on arrival, which will be returned in full at the end of your stay providing no damage has been done to the property or its contents.The prices include taxes, linen, towels, soaps and bathroom products, kitchen products, internet, wood, electricity and gas. Any wood burned is charged at the end of the stay according to quantity, at cost price.
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Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Toulouse and Carcassonne: 55.9 mi
Railway: Foix: 16.2 mi
Entering Castelnau Durban from St Girons, turn right over the bridge towards Esplas de Serou, just after tennis court and before the big car park with plane trees.
Entering Castelnau Durban from Foix turn left over the bridge, after the large car parks under the plane trees, before the tennis court.
Laborie is marked as 2.8 km from the war memorial straight ahead as you cross the bridge. Facing the war memorial turn left and continue along this road until you reach the obvious centre of a hamlet, this is Laborie. ( Almost immediately there is a right turn up past the cemetery which you can take if you like and then sharp left at the top but I recommend sticking to the road for your first trip up.)
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 124.3 mi.
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