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Rural tranquility - private balcony, magical view

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Laborie, Ariege, Occitanie

Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peaceful French hamlet, 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées Ariégeoises' Leela makes for a perfect base from which to explore the wild and beautiful Ariege. Romantic, magical and calm, come, let go, unwind and relax.

Over a decade Leela has been sensitively restored using ecological building techniques and materials. Leela resonates a beautiful energy, full of light and warmth; cosy in winter and cool in summer. The origional wood beams and natural stone are offset by the beautiful curves of the simple plastered stone walls.

Passing under the charming stone carving above the arched front door the entrance is paved in original marble stone slab...
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Listing #HL426702
About the Owner
Sarah D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
Interaction with guests
I am always happy to help with any requests but otherwise remain discrete. I am easy to get in touch with during guests stay.
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

A lovely property and considerate host. Great walking and a relaxing, comfortable home to return to at the end of the day.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Mr and Mrs D
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This really does become your home in the Pyrenees while staying here. Sarah is a perfect host, friendly and helpful without being intrusive - she popped by on our first night and lit a log fire for us as it was a bit chilly. No...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We booked a stay at Leela for 10 days in September. We really enjoyed our time there despite a mix up which meant that it was double booked. However Sarah went out of her way to ensure that the mistake was rectified a week before...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank SWEnglandlover
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check out: 10:00 AM
There is a 25 euro fee for each pet off-peak and 35 euros during the summer holidays. The garden is well enclosed so that cats and dogs are safe from escaping.
    1 Full bath
    1 King
    1 Crib
    3 Twins
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  • Cleaning and Laundry: £32 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
If you are bringing an animal with you there is a weekly fee of 15 euros off peak and 25 euros for the summer period, payable on arrival. The prices include taxes, linen, towels, soaps and bathroom products, kitchen products, internet, wood, electricity and gas.
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About the neighbourhood
Laborie is a very peaceful hamlet set in the midst of forested hills, away from the sound of traffic and the bustle of modern life. There are a few horses, a small flock of goats, a couple of pigs and some chickens who add to the population of 12 inhabitants. It is rare to find such a quiet and relaxing environment to unwind and let go with the additional benefit that you can get away from WIFI if you wish, since there is no wifi from neighbours, just that used in the gite which is under your control.

The Immediate Area
Situated in the midst of the Séronais National Park, Leela 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.

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Getting around
It's essential to have a car to see the major sites. We are 3 km from the cycle path which runs between Foix and St Girons. This was the old railway line and offers gentle excercise, but of course there are many steep hills and mountains for a more challenging ride.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Toulouse and Carcassonne: 90.0 km
Railway: Foix: 26.0 km
Entering Castelnau Durban from St Girons, turn right over the bridge towards Esplas de Serou, just after tennis court and before the big car park with plane trees.
Entering Castelnau Durban from Foix turn left over the bridge, after the large car parks under the plane trees, before the tennis court.
Laborie is marked as 2.8 km from the war memorial straight ahead as you cross the bridge. Facing the war memorial turn left and continue along this road until you reach the obvious centre of a hamlet, this is Laborie. ( Almost immediately there is a right turn up past the cemetery which you can take if you like and then sharp left at the top but I recommend sticking to the road for your first trip up.)
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 200.0 km.
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