Our relaxed guesthouse is located just a short walk (15 mins) from the heart of Foix, in the foothills of the Pyrenees and is a perfect base for year-round holidays. Foix is a lively market town with an historic medieval castle, busy market offering the best of local produce, pavement cafes and bars, and a wide choice of restaurants ranging from high-dining to family-friendly. The Pyrenees surrounding Foix are stunning and the Ariege is rich in culture and history, with medieval castles and ruins, prehistoric cave paintings, bustling towns and sleepy French villages.
We have the famous Cols of the Tour de France, fabulous crags for climbers and hiking and mountain bike trails right on our doorstep, with the Cathar Way starting just a 5 min walk from us. We're also within easy access of a wealth of sporting activities including horse-riding, golf, canoeing, rafting, canyoning, paragliding and watersports. If on holiday with a young family there's plenty around to keep everyone entertained : animal parks and farms, Prehistoric and Dinosaur Park, nearby lakes with pedalos and beaches for swimming and the science centre for rainy days (of which there are very few!) We also a children's area with trampoline, swings and a sand pit so that you can relax too. Foix is ideally placed for day trips to surrounding places of interest eg Mirepoix, Carcassonne, St Lizier, the ruins of Montsegur & Roquefixade, the caves at Maz D'Azil, and Niaux with the famous prehistoric cave paintings and a short drive to the Mediterranean coast takes you through wine country on the way. Back at home Corinne is a qualified yoga teacher and we run daily drop-in yoga classes in our small studio or out by the pool. Everyone is welcome no matter your yoga experience. We have a small fleet of mountain bikes too and can offer maps and local knowledge as well as transport to trail heads further away for those who're interested. So, whether you want to explore, get active in the mountains, or simply relax by the pool you're sure to have a great time.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Perpignan 110 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse 75 km, Nearest railway: Foix 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Our rooms can be set up as doubles, twin or triples, and there is an open plan guests' living room/dining room and kitchen so you can self cater. Additional services available, such as babysitting, airport/walk drop-offs and pick-up service, packed lunches, BBQs, and on request beautiful home-cooked 3 course meals with wine, served on the poolside deck in the evenings. Pets welcome upon request. All rooms central-heated in colder months and fans available in the summer.
|Further details outdoors|
We have a lovely 8m x 4m swimming pool (unheated) surrounded by wooden decking, open from May - September (weather permitting), overlooking terraced garden and the surrounding countryside. Suitable for children, the pool is gated and has an alarm. We have plenty of garden furniture, including hammocks and loungers so that you can find a spot to relax with a book in peace and quiet. There’s also an outside kitchen and BBQ for your use. Ample parking beside house.
In the heart of the Ariege, our guest house is ideal for exploring this unspoilt region, and the mountains offer so much to see and do. Nearby are lakes with sandy beaches, lovely walks and hikes, and all the acvities you'd expect in the mountains from climbing to horse riding. Both road cycling and mountain biking are extremely popular, and in the winter there's downhill and cross country skiing available. For those looking for culture, the prehistoric cave paintings at Nauix are a must see, and the string of Cathar castles, perched on the hill tops nearby are fascinating.
Foix is an atmospheric market town, dominated by the castle, with cobbled streets and historic buildings, and pavement cafes, bars and restaurants.
There's a wealth of great outdoor activities including walking, climbing, rafting, canoeing, horse-riding, fishing, golf and paragliding.
There’s also plenty for kids including a prehistoric park, miniature railway, wolf farm, lakes with sandy beaches for swimming and donkey trekking to name a few.
In winter you can take the 'ski train' from the bottom of our road up to Ax-les-thermes for around 30 euros, which includes train, cable car and ski pass for the day. Snowshoeing, ice-climbing and sledging are all very close by.