La Scierie is a renovated water-powered saw mill on the banks of the River Arget in. La Scierie makes an excellent base for exploring the regions' historical Cathar sites, and a perfect choice for outdoor activities in summer and winter. There are abundant walks and cycle paths, for climbers the Ariege climb sites are quiet and easily accessible, and ski resorts are only a short drive away. A quiet municipal pool 30m away is open during July and August. The gites are situated on the South side of the Mill House, and benefit from wireless internet access. Each gite has its own independent patio and garden area with patio furniture and BBQ. The mill is set in three acres of beautiful river bordered land with lots of secluded seating areas to allow guests to completely relax.
For 2016 we have installed a beautiful 12X5 m heated pool. An abris is available to cover the pool, so it can be enjoyed in all weathers.
The Mill Gite benefits from a dual south and east aspect allowing guests to enjoy the best of the early morning sun. The large open plan living space overlooks the mill stream and is eqipped with woodburning stove, armchairs, dining room table, and a kitchen area. There is a DVD player, a CD and radio.
The kitchen area contains a gas hob with oven, and a fridge with small freezer compartment. The kitchen is equipped with all the cutlery, crockery and glassware you need for a self-catering break.
The bedroom conatins a double bed and benefits from a en-suite bathroom. A cot is available on request.
Cleaning/linen: Kitchen and bed linen and towels are included in the rental. For bookings of more than one week cleaning and fresh linen are provided on the Friday.TripAdvisor property ID 3563193...Read more
La Scierie - Mill Gite Serres-sur-Arget, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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A 200m long trout filled mill stream flows under the main house and through the gardens where it is dammed to form a natural fresh water plunge pool prior to re-joining the main river. For guests wanting to swim rather than 'plunge' there is a quiet community pool only 30m from our front entrance, open during July and August.
Our free ranging chickens, and Donald and Daisy Duck add to the charm, and their antics can keep you amused for hours!
A converted barn within the grounds is set up as a games room for use by guests. The adjoining terrace with garden and river views makes a lovely place to enjoy an evening drink.
It is possible to enjoy a day trip to the coast from Le Scierie, with the Mediterranean towns of Narbonne and Perpignan two hours east and Biarritz and Bayonne on the Atlantic a three hours drive due west.
The AriegĂŠ region offers a huge variety of ancient ruins and caves. Within a short car trip from our accommodation one can visit a large number of Cathar ruins, which are open all year round. Several prehistoric caves with cave paintings are also within similar distance. The underground river at Labouiche is a mere 8 km from Foix. Quiet mountain passes accessible through picturesque winding roads with splendid views of the Pyrenean peaks are plentiful. A one-hour drive to the east the fortress at Carcassonne the worlds largest preserved 11th century town provides an excellent day trip. The southern French city of Toulouse is a one-hour drive to the north and is always worth a visit. For duty free shopping Andorra is approximately an hour's drive to the south, and Lourdes is less than two hours drive to the west.
The Mill owner is a qualified sports massage therapist and operates a therapy room from the main house. Guests can benefit from an essential oil massage to help them relax into the holiday spirit, or a more intense sports massage to relieve any aching muscles following a day of outdoor activity. Nature lovers will find an abundance of wildlife to view in and around the La Scierie gardens, examples spotted include; Butterflies - Silver Washed Frittilary, Queen of Spain Frittilary, Southern White Admiral, Red Admiral, Comma, and Great Banded Grayling; Birds - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Creeper, Nuthatch, Yellow Wagtail, Merlin, Kingfisher.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Left on 05/21/2012 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 21, 2012Stayed Aug 2011
We've stayed at La Scierie many times over the last 5 years and go back time and again for the beautiful scenery, great location (lots of runs and bike routes on the doorstep) and the warm welcome from Jenny, Tony and their two little girls.
Last year was our first stay in the Mill Gite and we absolutely loved it! It's the perfect romantic hideaway, with a private patio looking out directly onto the beautiful grounds.
Another great plus for a 'sports nut' like me were Jenny's circuit classes (she knows what she's doing when it comes to getting the most out of a training session) and - the icing on the cake - a choice of massages to end the day in the dedicated room she has set up.
We'll be back this Summer for more!
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