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Very large house, peaceful rural setting, mountain views, with shared pool - Maison des Pyrenees 1 (3 bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
4 self-contained houses - can be reserved together or separately (2-40 people)

Full of character and wooden beams, the Maison d'Artistes is the "Jewel in the Crown" of the Domaine de Montagnac. Spacious and luxurious, the Grande Salle and Grande Cuisine are wonderful spaces that transform the house. The Grande Salle is luxuriously furnished, with chandeliers, large sofas and armchairs, Jotul wood burning stove, widescreen TV...and a stunning 4 metre oak dining table (perfect for up to 20 people). The Grande Cuisine is fully equipped with a 5-burner cooker, gas and electric ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and large fridge/freezer (with icemaker). The 4 bedrooms and 2 sofabeds are in the the first and second floor apartments (which are available together or separately). Renovated to a very high standard, each apartment has two bedrooms, one bathroom (1st floor: bath/shower; 2nd floor: shower), a fully-fitted kitchen, living room, sofa bed & satellite TV. The Maison d'Artistes is a magnificently spacious holiday home of 415 sq m (or 4500 sq ft) - much more space than you will find in most gites. A large terrace looks out over fields and woods - ideal for hot summer evenings. You’ll have unrestricted access to the shared swimming pool and grounds...and to our large snooker table.

The Maison Maitre has 8 bedrooms and 2 sofabeds, and has a large shaded south-facing terrace and a small north-facing terrace.

The Maison du Parc has 4 bedrooms and 1 sofabed and a private/enclosed north-facing terrace.

The Maison des Pyrenees Appartment 1 has 3 bedrooms and 1 sofabed. Its terrace looks south directly towards the Pyrenees.

The Maison des Pyrenees Appartment 2 has 1 bedroom and 1 sofabed. Its terrace also looks south directly towards the Pyrenees.

The 4 entirely self-contained houses at the Domaine de Montagnac can be rented together offering a total of 20 bedrooms and 9 sofabeds – enough for most extended families or holiday groups. If you would like to reserve the entire estate just let us know!

If your aim is to find absolute peace/calm (even isolation), you may be well advised not to stay at the Domaine de Montagnac during July or August. Understandably, in the peak holiday season we are likely to have people staying in one of the other houses/apartments. For most people, meeting new people/friends in a relaxing informal setting (and children meeting and playing with other children) adds to the fun and enjoyment of a family holiday in such a wonderful place!

BUSINESS SEMINARS:

The Domaine de Montagnac is an ideal location for relaxed and focused residential business seminars. All of the spaces described can be made available, plus a separate dedicated seminar room. Full catering can be arranged from a local caterer. Please email us for more details.

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Maison des Pyrenees 1 (3 bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

Ground-floor apartment with 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite shower room.

South-facing terrace that looks across to the Pyrenees.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hallo! I'm Martin Holliss, one of the owners of the Domaine de Montagnac. Having fallen in love with the place, my wife, Liz, and I bought the Domaine in 2005 with some of our oldest and dearest friends. Our children have come to love it as well, to the point that our son was married at the domaine during 2016.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed here for my birthday celebrations with family and friends.



It could not have been a better spot for it. It's got a fabulous kitchen to cook for 40 people. There's a great pool. The rooms are well equipped and furnished. There is a pool/billiards/snooker table, and a table tennis table. The caretaker Christina is very friendly and helpful. Also, there is plenty to see and lots of activities nearby.



I've thought about not writing this review so I can keep it a secret. But that's not fair to the owners. It was just perfect.
Jun 2015
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2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

The house and setting are wonderful for a large group of people. If you have a keen chef in your party, as we did, then the kitchen is an absolute dream. The house is well equipped and has all the amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests travelled from Spain and France, and reserved the whole of the Maison d'Artistes for a large family Christmas. The house is perfect for groups of family or good friends, which is exactly what we had in mind when we renovated the house. Fully equipped and high quality were our guiding principles. This sort of feedback shows we've got a lot right, and makes all our effort and investment worthwhile! :-)
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Family relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What a magnificent place to stay!

We all 9 fitted in most comfortably. We hardly used the private living rooms, eating together either in the main hall or out on the private patio. Long walks (including the 'Gypsy' or the Church in the rock) and short including the Enclosed Church, outings to the Underground River nr Foix and local markets (go early) made the time fly. Christina was a gem making sure that everything was perfect for us. So relaxing and the kitchen so great for gournet meals. Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this very positive feedback. Delighted you had a good time, and that Christina was helpful! :-)
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Location

From the Owner

It's just so lovely here! Rural, tranquil and with amazing views. If you want to holiday in a city then the Domaine de Montagnac is not for you. However, if you love the country, enjoy large characterful houses with wooden beams, and want to relax into a combination of tourism, walking and French rural life, then Montagnac is likely to appeal.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne & Toulouse at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Mirepoix at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Bastide de Sérou at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pamiers at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A66 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Les Pujols at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Monts D'Olmes at 55 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne Plage at 140 Kilometres Car: necessary

The Domaine de Montagnac is a remarkable place. Situated in a quiet and beautiful (but not remote) part of the Ariege in southwest France, with rolling hills all around, it is an ideal base for a relaxing rural holiday. As well as the local village (St Felix de Tournegat) being classified as a National Monument, there are amazing panoramic views of the Pyrenees mountain range – close enough for skiing or high altitude walks. With tourism and cultural attractions all over the region, and civilization (and, so, shops!) just a 15 minute drive away, there are very few holiday locations that can compare. Delights such as Mirepoix and Limoux are on the doorstep, as are the Cathar castles including Foix and Montsegur. For those wanting the sea, the Mediterranean and the famous town of Collioure are just 2 hours away.

Ski: There are several ski resorts within easy driving distance. While not as grand (or expensive!) as the Alps, all local ski resorts in the Pyrenees have a good variety of skiing in lovely surroundings.

The nearest ski resort, les Monts D'Olmes, is a 45 minute drive away. The larger resort of Ax-les-Thermes (also has thermal baths & a casino, is 90 minutes drive away.

Downhill « Ski de Piste » resorts:

Les Mont d’Olmes (1500- 2115 m / 18,5 kms of pistes)

Ax les 3 Domaines (1400 - 2400 m / 75 kms of pistes)

Guzet (1100 -2100 m / 40 kms of pistes)

Ascou Pailhères (1500 - 2000 m / 20 kms of pistes)

Mijanes Donezan (1530 - 2000 m / 9 kms of pistes)

Goulier Neige (1500 - 2000 m / 5 kms of pistes)

Cross-country « Ski de Fond » resorts:

Plateau de Beille (1800 -2000 m / 75 kms of pistes)

Domaine du Chioula (1240 - 1650 m / 60 kms of pistes)

Etang de Lers (1300 - 1615 m / 30 kms of pistes)

La Tour Lafont (1250 - 1500m / 15 kms of pistes)

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£252
for 2 nights
From
£126
£605
 
 
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£656
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,093
 
 
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£126
£605
 
 
Mid season
18 Mar 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£168
£841
 
 
High season
17 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,093
for 7 nights
£1,093
 
 
Mid season
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£168
£841
 
 
Low season
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£126
£605
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£656
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,009
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £420
Pet Fee £42

The 1st floor and 2nd floor apartments of the Maison d'Artistes can be rented separately or together. The prices quoted are 'per apartment, per week' and include all the bed linen and towels you need, cleaning after you leave, and energy (electricity, gas & logs). Guests in both apartments have the right to use the Grande Salle and Grande Cuisine, at no additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Folding travel cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Possibility of booking the whole domaine (with 20 bedrooms) for large parties!

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