Whether you are looking for a retreat in nature, or a base for walks and experienced cycling, this is the perfect rental house. There are so many walks to choose from, straight from the front door and part of the Tour de France itinerary 2012 on the doorstep, as well a …see more
Located in the stunning Ariège Pyrénées Regional Nature Park in South Western France. Holiday Cottage Melanie is an ideal base to explore this wonderful region. Come and enjoy our beautiful scenery and wide range of outdoor activities! Holiday Cotta …see more
A lovely stone house set in rolling Langedoc countryside, with shared heated swimming pool and beautiful views of the Pyrenees. well located for markets, horse riding, walking and many historic sites. …see more
“Lovely quiet and time to reflect” I stayed here with mates and it was fab. I was looking to relax and have some down time. We did have kids with us and they loved the pool so much they hardly got out! Mirepoix is lovely and some nice places to eat.
We had a lovely holiday in this house. The owner and the local friend who grants access were both super-friendly and helpful. The house is in a hamlet (the neighbouring houses and gardens are very clo… More
“Lovely spacious house with a stunning view.” We loved staying in this roomy, comfortable house with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Peter was very responsive to our questions via email and the local contacts, Eric and Cecile were really he
A beautiful child friendly gite with heated pool and lovely gardens. Close to golf and horse-riding, a great base for walking, cycling, bird watching climbing and skiing. <br />The property has been renovated to a high standard with eco-friendly materials. …see more
A perfect base for exploring the Ariège Pyrénées this wonderful and little know region of France .A Splendidly rural, rugged, unspoilt , clean environment. Offering a range of outdoor activities along with historical sightseeing …see more
5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms restored18th Century farmhouse in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park. Close to Foix, St Girons and St Lizier. Amazing place to explore the French countryside: cycle, hike, climb, ski, relax, bird/butterfly watch, nature watch and tranquility. …see more
Fabulous rural farmhouse near Mirepoix in the beautiful Ariege. Finished and furnished to a high standard, this 4 bedroomed property has a heated pool and large deck. The farmhouse, deck and pool have fantastic views over rolling countryside to the Pyrenees. There are …see more
“A wonderful place for a real rest” We had a great stay. The house is well equipped and whatever was lacking appeared almost immediately once we had mentioned it to our lovely host, Sarah, who was only next door. We arrived to a warm welcome and a sple
I stayed in Leela for the best part of a month, looking to have some respite from the daily grind(!) and have time to write in peace and solitude. I wasn't disappointed. A couple of miles and a few th… More
“A georgeous retreat/holiday gite for someone looking to get away and enjoy the quintissential south-of-francecountryside”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Sarah could not be more accommodating and charming. She has transformed a little french countryside house into a beautiful and modern getaway for those looking to escape the big city rush and experie… More
“A delightful and charming little get away.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2013
A well thought through, well maintained, spacious, clean but above all slightly quirky little Gite. It really does have everything you need and more, especially in the kitchen. If you like reading yo… More
Cycling Holidays Complete package provided. Cooks can provide evening meals, Large wine selection Large Heated Swimming Pool Croquet Badminton Boules Table Tennis Pool Golf course nearby.Large Private Grounds with HotTub/Jacuzzi Sauna & Cold Plunge Pool & Wild S …see more
This is a place to get away from it all. Imagine the Lake District or Scottish Highlands only more so, in deepest France. You will be staying in a detached house with stone walls over two feet thick but with all mod-cons. Perfect for those who enjoy outdoor activity. …see more
“A dream of a stay” It was what it said on the tin. Impeccably clean, well supplied. Travel directions and key code precise and worked a treat. A simple French home that had all mod cons but hadn't lost its old fashioned charm. We were lucky to enjoy i
Good well appointed and well equipped house with views of stunning mountains and hills across the road. Although it was hot outside, the inside of the house was comfortably cooler due to the thick wa… More
“Lovely holiday but property somewhat neglected”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
I too have owned (and loved) a holiday home in France (in the Auvergne) so am well aware of the problems associated with periods of absence in a semi-mountain climate: a couple of hours of airing with… More
Thank you for your review and feedback which we always treat as important and valuable to us. Our house is not just a business for us as we treat La Maison Rever as our personal second home. You are right that these old properties do need opening up and take a time to both air and warm up. The damp issue is now resolved, and wasn't a major issue but just the walls absorbing moisture which then needing to be warmed up and lived in. I am sorry to hear that you found La Maison Rever cold as we usually receive positive feedback about how cooling the house is when it's been hot and sunny outside. We installed a wood burning stove and always have a ready supply of wood for guests to use, whatever season it is.
The weather had been very wet for prolonged periods before your trip, followed by a hot and sunny few weeks which made the garden grow rapidly. Following your feedback ,we have resolved this matter going forward by increasing the amount of gardening hours completed by our house keepers.
The guest information/instructions has now been updated and clearly clarified for the use of the boiler and central heating system and I think the issue you had was due to a previous guest damaging the thermostat dial on the boiler. We wish you had contacted us at the beginning of your stay so that we could have resolved this, and your other concerns, immediately.
As for the local cats, I am pleased to tell you that most of them have left as we have had a change of neighbours. Our previous guests at La Maison Rever have informed us that their children had befriended the cats, therefore as a result of your feedback we have updated our guest information details to advise all guests that the cats are not to be encouraged to enter our property.
I would like to thank you again for your valuable feedback and we hope to welcome you back to the Ariege in the future.
Pete and Sasha
“A peaceful retreat, with plenty of places to visit and a view to die for.....” We had a superb week here. The gite was beautiful and really spacious. It had a lovely private outdoor dining area and a great pool. The view was absolutely breathtaking. T
“Stunning location, comfortable and well appointed Gite finished to high standard”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2011
My wife, 2 teenage children and I stayed at Vue des Montagnes for 2 weeks in July 2011 and had a great time despite some indifferent weather. The house is situated in a stunning location that overlook… More
What a beautiful and varied part of the world the Ariège is. Mountains, lakes, forests, medieaval towns and villages, steeped in history and an area where Méteo France tells us enjoys an average of 300 days a year sunshine. It is an all year round Paradi …see more
Located in the stunning Ariège Pyrénées Regional Nature Park in South Western France. Holiday Cottage Menezil is an ideal base to explore this wonderful region. Come and enjoy our beautiful scenery and wide range of outdoor activities! Holiday Cotta …see more
“Lovely gite, beautiful area, very helpful owners” I, my husband and 3 children (7,4 and 1) had a lovely time in Le Courtal. The gite was in a beautiful setting and nicely set out with everything that you might need. There is a pretty swimming lake n
Rich and Yvett are the perfect hosts, offering a beautiful gite in a stunning area of natural beauty, a warm and genuine welcome and a sense that you are family friends, absorbed into their farmhouse.… More
Located a few kilometers from the medieval city of Carcassonne, the domain of La Borde offers its cottages and guest rooms in an exceptional private park. The village is not far from Castelnaudary; well known with its famous local dish: Cassoulet.<br />The Plavill …see more
French Farmhouse with Pool, Sleeps 15+ People, 7 Bedrooms,5 en-suite South of Toulouse Our very attractive, traditional 7 bedroom farmhouse (350m2) rests on a raised plateau at the end of our private lane which also has 14 acres (5 hectares) of meadowland for you to en …see more
One of the largest houses available to groups looking to explore the spectacular Ariege National ParkEnormous third floor living room with views over the village and beyondMassive walk in showers and separate double ended roll top bathRiding school in the village …see more
“Enjoy a castle life hosted by Pete and Dalida in Ariège” We enjoyed very much staying in the Loge (Custodian house ?) of the castle of our host, in a beautiful brand newly fixed 3 bedrooms + living room/kitchen in this custodian building near the main
New, pretty, with everything you need for a stay with friends and family, this house close to a wonderful castel is ideal for a great stay in Saint-Girons area.… More
“The most beautiful setting you could imagine”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Set in the grounds of a fairy-tale chateau, this gite is stunning. The interior is pretty special too, all beautifully renovated by the owners to a very high standard. The owners are truly delightful … More
Montsegur, Ariege, Midi Pyrenees , villa for up to 11 people, available nightly, weekly or long term.This property has being renovated to a high standard and boasts many works of art by it,s artist owner, it is furnished with beautiful French antique furniture.<br /& …see more
Set in the Pyrénées and 300m from the slopes, this well-appointed chalet boasts gorgeous views, creating the perfect retreat for 9 holidaymakers.
The lounge is ideal for unwinding after a day in the sun. Curl up with a good book or sink into the comfortab …see more