Laytoure is an Ariegeois farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, pleasantly situated in a tranquil rural area with rolling hills, sunflower fields and glimpses of the Pyrenees, but only 8 km from the town of Pamiers which has shops, restaurants and all facilities. Part of the farmhouse operates as gite/B&B (listed separately at 861557), and we also offer a fully-equipped separate self-catering apartment. The first-floor apartment is very light and airy, facing south with views over the fields towards the Pyrenees. It has a fully equipped kitchen/diner lounge, a bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite shower room. Guests are welcome to use the plunge pool, gardens and outdoor furniture, which may be shared with gite guests, and the apartment also has its own space in the garden. We live on site in a separate part of the house and are on hand to offer any help you may need.
Laytoure is an excellent base for exploring the Ariege; whist the region is comparatively unknown as a tourist destination, it has plenty to offer including picturesque towns and villages, Cathar castles and prehistoric sites. Activities such as horse riding, swimming, climbing, aerial walkways, kayaking and golf are available locally. It's a great area for walking and cycling, and the St Jacques de Compostella pilgrim route runs through our village. Further afield you can travel to Carcassonne, the high Pyrenees, Andorra and the Spanish border; an hour and a half's drive takes you to the Mediterranean.
To reach us you can fly to either Toulouse or Carcassonne airport, both are about an hour's drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Ariege is a relatively undiscovered region of France, offering many places of interest within 30 - 60 minutes drive from Laytoure. You can visit Cathar castles, prehistoric caves, the Pyrenees, and many picturesque towns and villages. There are markets in nearby towns every day, and during the summer there are many fetes and festivals in the area. The swimming lake Lac Mondely, with beach and refreshments, is 30 minutes drive away, or further afield the seaside at Narbonne Plage is 150 km away. Activities such as horse riding, golf, kayaking and climbing are within 30 minutes drive.
Laytoure is set amid rolling hills on the edge of the small village of St Victor Rouzaud. It's farming country, the main crops being maize and sunflowers; the landscape is reminiscent of Tuscany with hilltop farms and sunflower fields. The St Jacques de Compostelle pilgrim route passes close by, and there are many local waling and cycling routes. We are only 10 minutes drive from the town of Pamiers which offers shops, restaurants and all amenities.