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Folie des Amoureux

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Excellent 5/5

6 reviews

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Exterior situation in park

Converted Chapel / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Converted Chapel / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

**Voted one of the top 10 most romantic venues in the world in 2014 by Women's Weekly magazine!**

Sleeps 1-2. (Or two and a baby/older child.) This beautiful 18th century folly benefits from classical proportions and tasteful restoration, to make the perfect unusual peaceful retreat or romantic escape. It enjoys a very unusual position in a centuries old cultivated private park with its own stretch of river. Sensitively decorated to a high contemporary standard, the folly is 15 mins from Pamiers, 45 mins from Toulouse on the Foix motorway, within reach of the Pyrenees & many sporting/cultural activities.

It would suit anyone in search of peace and quiet in a beautiful and serene location. The nearby medieval town of Mirepoix has markets and sights, the surrounding countryside is beautiful. Sports visitors can enjoy include canoe-ing, riding, cycling and golf. The French countryside is beautiful and enjoys a generally pleasant climate.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach private riverside
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse 70 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The folie is an 18th century conversion (it wasn't a chapel, but that was the closest category we could find.)

The conversion has been designed so the whole building is open plan. The double bed is on a duplex platform accessed via a spiral stair in the middle of the room. There is a kitchenette area behind a screen, a sitting area and a dining table and chairs. There is another double sofa bed in a downstairs alcove, but as the spaces are open, if more than 2 people were planning on going they'd need to be comfortable sharing collective space. We think it would most suit one or two people getting away for some sun, relaxation, fresh air, outdoor activities of peace and quiet.

Further details outdoors

The Folie has recently been featured by Women's weekly magazine in a short list of eight top European romantic getaways. There is a private stretch of river bank with plenty of tranquil spots for secluded swims and a 'beach' type area for swimming/sunbathing which is shared with the villagers, as well as shared access to the main Chateau pool. Popular pursuits in that part of France include walking and cycling. The Pyrenees is about an hour's drive and makes a nice day trip-the views are spectacular. There is a fishing licence new this year for the river.

For pottering, there is the medieval town of Mirepoix that has great fleamarkets and attractive old architecture. For history buffs there are also ancient caves and chapels with very old paintings and friezes on them.

The folie itself is located in a large park, so has a very tranquil atmosphere.

Further details

There is the option of requesting some staff catering; this can be arranged on request.

The Midi-Pyrénées region

One of France's most beautiful and varied regions, which has everything from rivers and oceans, fields of lavender and mountains.Bonnac is a charming rural village with full access to the French countryside. Exploring on foot, by car or by bike are all possible, as is relaxation and retreat.

Bonnac

One of France's most beautiful and varied regions, which has everything from rivers and oceans, fields of lavender and mountains.Bonnac is a charming rural village with full access to the French countryside. Exploring on foot, by car or by bike are all possible, as is relaxation and retreat.

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Review 1-6 of 6

7 Oct 2012

5/5

"Perfect"

This is a wonderful place to stay, idyllic, quiet, the perfect place for complete relaxation. The foile has everything you could need for a week, the only reason we ever left was to go to the supermarket. There are loads of pretty villages to see nearby and, of course, mountains to walk, but, it's very easy not to do these things and just enjoy the foile, river and swimming pool. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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      Calendar last updated:03 Aug 2015

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