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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE SUIT

A bright, clean and comfortable house set in a small, friendly, peaceful village. A lovely welcoming feeling is immediately apparent as you enter our home.

The living space is comfortable and cosy, with original oak beams and a woodburning stove at its heart. There are two very comfortable double sofas, one of which opens out to make a double bed, and one single soft arm chair. The living room is equipped with large tv for use with video/DVD/CD player and MP3. There are limited english speaking news channels and some children's viewing on satellite but no BBC. This space opens onto the East facing front garden, where BBQ's can be enjoyed.

The kitchen is fully equipped, with cooker with gas and electric hobs, electric oven, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, slow cooker, kettle and toaster. There is ample cutlery and crockery and a freezer in front garden shed.

The dining room is situated between the kitchen and the living room. There is a large round table and comfortable dining chairs with a second smaller table available for larger groups.

Climb the original stairway to reach the first floor, where you find the master bedroom, a twin room and the bathroom. The master bedroom looks onto the front garden and the village. It is light, spacious and has a comfortable king sized bed. The bathroom is white, bright and clean, with a large bath/shower, a sink and a toilet. The large hot water tank allows for numerous showers and more than two baths.

Continue up to the top floor and find another bright bedroom with comfortable double bed, and chest of drawers.

Each room has individual heaters and there is a large, lawned, private, south facing garden with wooden deck and table, chairs and umbrella, which can be reached by continuing along the path to the side of the house.

The property is maintained by a local English speaking housekeeper who is available to change linen and clean the property after 7 days, if requested, at an additional charge. Linen is charged at 10 Euros per person.

Please note that the Fete de Village takes place 24 August 2015. This is not a peaceful time to be in the village, although there is plenty of atmosphere, as music will be late into the night.

The Midi-Pyrenees / Ariège region

Wild and beautiful the Ariège is often referred to as France's best kept secret. Situated in South-Western France it is the most untouched and magnificent part of the French Pyrenees and is home to a vast population of plant, insect, bird and animal life. The possibilities to dive into the natural environment are endless, from river and lake swimming, to walks for all levels of fitness, (including the Chemin de la Liberté, the pilgrims route to Santiago Di Compostela and the well know GR routes) to horseback riding, canoeing, painting ....

With the wealth of historic, archaeological and cultural interest found in the Ariège it's so easy to feel transported to another age long ago. Prehistoric man left his mark in various grottos and caves, including Niaux and Le Maz D'Azil. Fantastic medieval settlements include Carcassonne, St Lizier and Mirepoix. There is a legacy of religious history seen in the cathedrals and churches throughout the area, not to forget the story left by the Cathar people, with castles including Monsegur open for viewing.

Various picturesque ski resorts can be reached within 70 minutes, including Ax Bonascre (55km) and Guzet Neige and the higher resorts found in Andorra are easily accessible (90mins). For winter holidays it is not unknown to be able to play golf in the morning in beautiful sunshine and ski in the afternoon. Fabulous!

Barcelona is only 3 hrs away by car and the Mediteranean coast can be reached in 2.5 hours. Toulouse International is the most convenient airport and is 1.5 hours away. Carcassone airport is 1.5 hours away. Perpignan airport is 2.5 hours drive. The drive from Calais is 12 hours approx.

The Immediate Area

The trout river, which runs through the village, is just 150m from the house. Situated in the midst of the Séronais National Park, our house lies between Foix and St Girons, conveniently placed close to some of the most spectacular views of the Pyrenees and to many of the attractions mentioned above. The house is situated in the centre of Durban-sur-Arize which has a population of 105. The nearest shops are in the larger village of La Bastide de Serou, 7 minutes drive away.

Within a radius of 30 minutes there is:

Foix, with its magnificent castle and various museums; St Lizier, a UNESCO site and host to a multitude of fabulous classical concerts which take place in its cathedral, St Girons with one of France's most colourful, vibrant markets; a challenging and beautiful golf course; Le Maz D'Azil with its impressive grotto and buzzing market; Labouiche, Europe's longest underground river trip; Le Merens Equestrian centre; the cycle path that runs between Foix and St Girons, which can be accessed 3 km from the front door; rivers and lakes to swim, many walks to explore .......... the list is endless.

Le Golf de l'Ariège, only 20 minutes away, is a championship 18 hole golf course with magnificent views of the Pyrenees. It also has a fabulous compact 9 hole course for a more leisurely round, a driving range, putting green, club house and restaurant.

Castelnau Durban, is as far as you need to go to enjoy the traditional French ambiance, sitting under the plane trees watching the petanque matches being fought out by all ages. Here you will also find two bars, an excellent traditional restaurant, Chez Victor, busy with local people, a small Tuesday market, a tiny post office, an antique tennis court and a rather comic local shop.

Just 3 km from the old railway line cycle path, which runs between Foix and St Girons, with horses nearby, and so much on its doorstep, nestled in beautiful walking countryside, this is the perfect location from which to explore by foot, horseback, bike or car.

The Tour de France will pass through the ariege on 16 July 2015.

Une maison lumineuse, chaleureux, propre et confortable situé dans un jolie petit village calme.

Le salon est confortable et accueillant, avec des poutres en chêne d'origine et un poêle à bois à son coeur . Il y a deux grands canapés très confortables, dont l'une convertible, et un fauteuil . Le salon est équipé d' une grande télévision pour utiliser avec le vidéo / DVD / et votre ordinateur portable. Il n'y a pas de télévision français, que quelque chaînes les informations en anglais. Cet espace s'ouvre sur le jardin exposer a l'Est , où des BBQs peut être apprécié.

La cuisine est bien équipée vous suffira pour vous besoins. Équipée avec cuisinière avec plaques de cuisson à gaz et électriques, four électrique, réfrigérateur, petit lave-linge, lave-vaisselle , cocotte électrique, bouilloire et grille-pain . Il y a un congélateur dans le caban de jardin.

La salle à manger est située entre la cuisine et le salon. Il y a une grande table ronde et des chaises confortables avec une deuxième table plus petite disponible pour les groupes plus nombreux.

Montez l'escalier d'origine pour atteindre le premier étage, où vous trouverez la chambre principale, une chambre avec deux lits un place et la salle de bains. La chambre principale donne sur le jardin de devant et le village. Il est lumineux, spacieux et dispose d'un grand lit (160cm) confortable. La salle de bain est blanc, lumineux et propre, avec une grande baignoire /douche, un lavabo et un WC. Le grand réservoir d'eau chaude permet de nombreuses douches et plus de deux bains.

Continuer jusqu'à l'étage supérieur et trouver une autre chambre lumineuse dans le toit, avec son grand lit confortable.

Chaque chambre dispose d' un chauffage électrique individuel. Il y a un grand jardin prive non atténue, exposer plein sud avec un terrasse, table et chaises en bois et parasol. Ce jardin peut être atteint en continuant le long du chemin sur le côté de la maison .

La propriété est maintenue par une femme de ménage locale qui est disponible pour changer les draps et nettoyer la propriété après 7 jours, sur demande.

Les draps, les serviettes, les savons et produits domestiques sont fournis.

Pendant les mois d'hiver le bois et l'électricité consommés sont facturés à la fin du séjour, au prix, sinon c'est compris.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mediteranean (2.5 hrs)
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse and Carcassonne 90 km, Nearest railway: Foix 19 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Midi-Pyrénées region

TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE SUIT

Wild and beautiful the Ariège is often referred to as France's best kept secret. Situated in South-Western France it is the most untouched and magnificent part of the French Pyrenees and is home to a vast population of plant, insect, bird and animal life. The possibilities to dive into the natural environment are endless, from river and lake swimming, to walks for all levels of fitness, (including the Chemin de la Liberté, the pilgrims route to Santiago Di Compostela and the well know GR routes) to horseback riding, canoeing, painting ....

With the wealth of historic, archaeological and cultural interest found in the Ariège it's so easy to feel transported to another age long ago. Prehistoric man left his mark in various grottos and caves, including Niaux and Le Maz D'Azil. Fantastic medieval settlements include Carcassonne, St Lizier and Mirepoix. There is a legacy of religious history seen in the cathedrals and churches throughout the area, not to forget the story left by the Cathar people, with castles including Monsegur open for viewing.

Various picturesque ski resorts can be reached within 70 minutes, including Ax Bonascre (55km) and Guzet Neige and the higher resorts found in Andorra are easily accessible (90mins). For winter holidays it is not unknown to be able to play golf in the morning in beautiful sunshine and ski in the afternoon. Fabulous!

Stages 8 and 9 of the Tour de France will be passing close by this year on the 16 July, 2015.

Barcelona is only 3 hrs away by car and the Mediteranean coast can be reached in 2.5 hours. Toulouse International is the most convenient airport and is 1.5 hours away. Carcassone airport is 1.5 hours away. Perpignan airport is 2.5 hours drive. The drive from Calais is 12 hours approx.

L'Ariège Midi-Pyrénées

Belle et sauvage, l'Ariège est souvent désignée comme le secret le mieux gardé de France. Située dans le Sud-Ouest de la France, elle est la partie la plus intacte et magnifique des Pyrénées françaises et abrite un grand nombre de variétés de plantes, d'insectes, d'oiseaux et d'animaux. Les possibilités de plonger dans le milieu naturel sont infinies, de la rivière et lac de baignade, de promenades pour tous les niveaux, (y compris le chemin de la Liberté, la route de Saint Jacques de Compostelle) à l'équitation, canoë-kayak, peinture ....

Avec la richesse historique, archéologique et culturelle de l'Ariège il est facile de se sentir transporté à une autre époque. L'homme préhistorique a laissé sa marque dans plusieurs grottes et cavernes, y compris Niaux et Le Mas d'Azil . Visitez des cites médiévaux fantastiques comme Carcassonne, St Lizier et Mirepoix. Il y a un héritage de l'histoire religieuse vu dans les cathédrales et les églises dans toute la région, n'oubliant pas l'histoire des Cathares, avec leurs châteaux comme Montségur.

Différentes stations de ski pittoresques peuvent être atteintes dans les 90 minutes, y compris Ax Bonascre et Guzet Neige et les plus hautes stations se trouvent en Andorre et sont facilement accessibles. Pour des vacances d'hiver, il n'est pas rare de pouvoir jouer au golf sous un soleil magnifique et aller skier le lendemain. Fabuleux !

Le Tour de France 2015 sera dans le région 16 Juillet 2015.

Durban-sur-Arize

TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE SUIT

The trout river, which runs through the village, is just 150m from the house. Situated in the midst of the Séronais National Park, our house lies between Foix and St Girons, conveniently placed close to some of the most spectacular views of the Pyrenees and to many of the attractions mentioned above. The house is situated in the centre of Durban-sur-Arize which has a population of 105. The nearest shops are in the larger village of La Bastide de Serou, 7 minutes drive away.

Within a radius of 30 minutes there is:

Foix, with its magnificent castle and various museums; St Lizier, a UNESCO site and host to a multitude of fabulous classical concerts which take place in its cathedral, St Girons with one of France's most colourful, vibrant markets; a challenging and beautiful golf course; Le Maz D'Azil with its impressive grotto and buzzing market; Labouiche, Europe's longest underground river trip; Le Merens Equestrian centre; the cycle path that runs between Foix and St Girons, which can be accessed 2 km from the front door; rivers and lakes to swim, many walks to explore .......... the list is endless.

Le Golf de l'Ariège, only 20 minutes away, is a championship 18 hole golf course with magnificent views of the Pyrenees. It also has a fabulous compact 9 hole course for a more leisurely round, a driving range, putting green, club house and restaurant.

Castelnau Durban, is as far as you need to go to enjoy the traditional French ambiance, sitting under the plane trees watching the petanque matches being fought out by all ages. Here you will also find two bars, an excellent traditional restaurant, Chez Victor, busy with local people, a small Tuesday market, a tiny post office, an antique tennis court and a rather comic local shop.

Just 3 km from the old railway line cycle path, which runs between Foix and St Girons, with horses nearby, and so much on its doorstep, nestled in beautiful walking countryside, this is the perfect location from which to explore by foot, horseback, bike or car.

La région immédiate

Situé au milieu du Parc Naturel du Séronais, Leela se trouve entre Foix et Saint-Girons, idéalement placé à proximité des vues les plus spectaculaires sur les Pyrénées et de la plupart des attractions mentionnées ci-dessus.

Dans un rayon de 30 kms de Durban :

Castelnau Durban, situe 2 km de Durban, possède deux bars, un excellent restaurant traditionnel (Chez Victor), un petit marché le mardi, un bureau de poste, un court de tennis, une épicerie et pendant l'été une boutique des produits locaux.

A juste 2 kms de Durban ce trouve la Voie Verte, la piste cyclable de l'ancienne ligne de chemin de fer qui reliait Foix à Saint Girons.

Le Golf de l'Ariège, à seulement 20 minutes, est un golf de championnat de 18 trous avec une vue magnifique sur les Pyrénées. Il y a également un compact 9 trous fabuleux pour un tour plus tranquille ; un practice et un restaurant.

Foix, avec son magnifique château et plusieurs musées ; St Lizier, un site de l'UNESCO qui accueille une multitude de concerts classiques fabuleux dans sa cathédrale, St Girons avec l'un des marchés les plus dynamiques de la France; Le Mas d'Azil avec sa grotte impressionnante et le marché animé; Labouiche, la plus longue rivière souterraine d'Europe; Le Merens-Centre équestre; les rivières et les lacs pour se baigner, de nombreuses promenades à explorer, y compris les anciennes pistes dans les collines autour de Durban. Nichée dans les belles collines, Durban est l'endroit idéal pour explorer à pied, à cheval, à vélo ou en voiture.

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15 May 2014

4/5

"A totally relaxing stay in a fantastic setting"

We stayed here during December for a break over the New Year period. What a great choice we made! This is a great house; old and traditional, yet with all modern amenities. We loved the roaring log fire and the whole ambience of the lounge during the wintry evenings. The setting in the village is simply perfect and the entire break provided the relaxation that we sought. Location was excellent - just an hours drive to the most beautiful mountain scenery and some good skiing. An hour in the other direction to the coast for total variety. We ventured into Toulouse for the day which was an easy drive from this house and provided some excellent shopping and a wonderful farmer's market. I would highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning for future trips.

3 Mar 2014

5/5

"The perfect Getaway"

We enjoyed a fantastic week. The property is so light and the Rooms were much larger than we expected. We were surrounded by beautiful scenery and found the location ideal for exploring the local villages and other places of interest. We enjoyed buying the home grown produce direct from the farmers. Will definitely be going back!

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