We rented Laytoure as a gite for my family last week and had a really wonderful time. The gite is set in rolling countryside with a beautiful garden where one can really chill out. Geoff and Dory are wonderful hosts with a good knowledge of the local area. A visit to Montsegur is a must as is a meal at the local auberge, La Ferme du Bascou where the food is delicious and at a reasonable price.
I have fallen in love with the Ariege.
Thank you Geoff and Dory.
We stayed at Laytore, in the Wisteria Room, for five nights in October 2013. The accomodation is lovely. We were very impressed with our room, which was very spacious and had lots of character with original, thick wooden beams and a beautiful wooden floor.
The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed a peaceful night's sleep in a tranquil setting. Our room had views across rolling countryside at the front and back of the accomodation.
Dory & Geoff are very welcoming and were happy to give us breakfast at a time to suit us.
Laytoure is a peaceful farming community, so if your are looking for a relaxing holiday, this is definitely the place to be. We enjoyed the beautiful weather in the gardens and even made friends with the horses in the field next door!
There is a plunge pool in the garden, which is a great way to cool down on a hot summer's day, and towels were provided.
You will need a car if you want to visit any of the local towns or villages but there is plenty to do in the surrounding areas. Dory & Geoff recommended a visit to Mirepoix, which was a wonderful experience. We spent an afternoon taking in French life in this beautiful medieval town; it's definitley worth a visit. We also enjoyed our trip to Ax-les-Thermes, a scenic ski spa resort in the Pyrenees.
We would highly recommend staying at Laytoure. It's a high quality accomodation at an affordable price. Thanks Dory & Geoff, I'm sure we'll be back!
We went to the Midi-Pyrenees to see one stage of the Tour de France. I booked Laytoure because it looked so charming, and was within an hour's drive of Les Cabannes, where we planned to catch the Tour. The fact that the hosts, Lisa and Neil Anslow, speak English was definitely a plus! Although Laytoure is a bit hard to find, it's worth it. The farmhouse dates from the 17th century, and has the original floors upstairs, but the lovely, spacious new bathrooms are certainly 21st century. Lisa's Continental breakfasts were ample and yummy. The only drawback was the difficult-to-access wifi signal, which my iPad could not pick up.
We were in town to follow the tour de france, and it turned out to be the perfect location for this. On top of this however we found the place just gorgeous, with beautiful countryside and quaint little villages all around.. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and we had a great time sampling all the local cuisine. Would definitely go back.
We were two moms and two 3 and a half year olds looking for a nice place to spend the night on our weekend away. We found it! clean, comfortable, friendly and helpful hosts, a great restaurant just nearby, and a generous breakfast. it was a quick stay but we would definitely go back.