Charming Stone Cottage in the Park naturel Ariége
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
|Living space||45 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Golf, Historic, Wilderness, Away from it all, River, Rural|
Description from the owner
The cottage at Tourné are situated in the forest valley of the River Artillac The river is private 20 metres from the cottage and there is private access for dipping or paddling or plunging. The local village of Castelnau Durban is 2km, it can be walked along the road that follows the river or it can be reached across an ancient footpath which gives views of the mountains and surrounding area. The village has a bakery and epicerie, a very good restaurant and a tabac as well as a local craft shop which is open in the summer months.
The cottage at Tourné is fully in natural beauty, forest animals, plants and wild flowers thrive in this...Read more
Rental Property is located in Saint-Girons, Midi-Pyrenees, France, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the owner for more details
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Charming Stone Cottage in the Park naturel Ariége
Saint-Girons, Midi-Pyrenees, France
located in Saint-Girons, Midi-Pyrenees, France, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the owner for more details
Additional Location Information
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 all shop, restaurants and commerce with a large market of mixed goods on Saturday mornings. the historic town of foix is 30 minutes drive. it has a chateau in the old town for sightseeing with many restaurants and shops. 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 acres of private garden: formal, informal, forest, meadow and river. There are many outside areas for eating and playing. The river is suitable for plunging or to paddle if you prefer. There are many great walks starting just outside the door for all levels of fitness. for plunging or to paddle if you prefer. The local area is varied and interesting at all times of year . Many of the major Historic Cathar sites with in easy driving distance. Andorra 1/12 hrs. Spain 3hrs. Airports Carcassone and Toulouse both about 11/2 hours easy driving with lovely views.
Location Type Away from it all, River, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$74||$74||$517 - $582||$1,293||4 nights|
|Jul. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||-||-||$582||-||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||$74||$74||$517||$1,293||4 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $194 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Prices and seasons
Low season: € 375,00 per week
Mid season: € 400,00 per week
High season : € 450,00 per week
Additional information prices and seasons
high season is july and august, [nine weeks] christmas and new year [two weeks] and easter [two weeks]
mid season is april, may [except easter], september and october, low season is january, february, march [excepr if easter] and november and december [except christmas and new year]
special - winter weekends 4 nights 200.00 euros
Heating wood when required at cost. usually november to march
monthly lets only available in november,december ,january and february (with the exclusion of christmas and new year)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 23, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Chris & June
Wittersham Kent UK
A Haven in the ariege
What a fabulous spot! We arrived in a snow storm, but within the week the temperature had risen to 27C and Spring had sprung! Such a beautiful setting with a lovely garden to sit in. The gite has everything to make a stay very comfortable and the log fire was wonderful on the cold evenings. Excellent walks very close and so much to see and do within a couple of hours driving. We can recommend a visit to Carcasonne, which recently featured in the TV programme Labyrinth. Very friendly hosts who made us feel so welcome we would highly recommend this as a place to stay for anyone wanting to "chill out" and get away from the bustle of normal life. Would love to have stayed longer especially after the long drive, and plan to stay longer next time. The French roads are so good that driving is actually a pleasure, compared with our experience in the UK.
How can you capture the beauty of this place on a website?
This place was a real gem... to think I was a bit apprehensive of booking online - it looked nice on the website but when I arrived, I couldn't believe it. Surrounded by nothing but mountains and clean air, it felt magical. The wood burning stove became a true friend by the end of my trip - keeping me warm whilst I traveled to distant lands in my book. The bright sunshine during the day - I didn't think it possible to be minus five overnight and get to over twenty degrees during the day but when the sun came out - it was glorious.
I was surprised by the time I left how attached I had become to the place and the people. It was comforting everyday to to see the owners working in the gardens and collecting their wood for the following winter, always with a smile about them.
I know everywhere I stay will now have some comparison to this place. I am reticent about posting this review because it means others might also fall in love with the place and it might be booked up next time I want to come, but I have to post it because it really does have a special place in my heart!
Paula, Ram, Russel et Paton vous accueillent avec une excise discrétion dans un cadre magnifique dans "le petit bois de Nulpar, perdu à l' angle de la forêt des Carnutes "
J' étais parti pour une dizaine de jours; j' y suis resté un mois! Et j' y retournerai...
Tranquil rural cottage in scenic location
We had a fantastic stay in this cosy cottage accomodation. Paula and Ram made us feel very welcome which made it even more memorable for us and the kids. The accomodation is very comfortable and rustic and the river just outside made sitting in the garden listening to the water very relaxing. Lots of little extras like herbs and spices in the kitchen and fruit trees out the back made our stay even better. The meal we had in the main house was a fantastic Indian spread and very reasonably priced. It was great to just relax and do walks into the hills and the local village where there is a small shop and a great restaurant. Ram and Paula were great for imparting local knowledge and if you go in summer the lake is well worth a visit. The kids also enjoyed the boat trip through the caves along the underground river. The market in Saint Giron is a wonderfull place to stock up on local produce. We highly recommend this place for a relaxing, chilled out getaway and we hope to get back some day soon.
New York City
beautiful and calm spot, delightful hosts
After having traveled to numerous places in france, it was such a treat to stay at Tourne. The sound of the river at night, the cool mountain air, the delicious and healthy food, and the warm and welcoming hosts Paula and Ram made this the best choice for an august vacation in the mountains. I'll be back again soon!
Fantastic stay, will come again.
Charming cottage set in a peaceful valley in a beautiful region. Felt extremely welcome and well cared for during my stay, food was excellent, cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Stunning gardens and it's own river! Enjoyed the peace and tranquillity and left feeling refreshed. Thank you for making my stay such a great experience, I will definitely be returning, hopefully bringing my whole family next year.