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Converted Chapel / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 246991

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Folie des Amoureux Converted Chapel

1bedroom
2sleeps
1night min stay

Converted Chapel / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

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

Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

**Featured as the perfect destination for a honeymoon by a leading Wedding Planning website in January 2016!**

**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.

**Featured as the perfect destination for a honeymoon by a leading Wedding Planning website in January 2016!**

**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.

Further details

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

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.

Location description from owner

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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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 en suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Catherine F
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
23 May 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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Reviewed 7 Oct 2012

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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