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Luxury Ski/Mountain Apartment In Grounds Of 18th Century Chateau

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 4/6 berth family apartment in Chateau

The ideal family location for winter and summer activities set in stunning mountainous scenery. This modern and recently renovated apartment is set up for our family of five, and has everything that you require for a comfortable stay. A big selling point is the patio, from which you enjoy amazing uninterrupted and private views of the Ariege mountains. The bedrooms are mezzanine and the beds are comfortable. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, and the other bedroom has two singles and a futon. Downstairs we have a sofa bed for those extra guests. The kitchen is very modern and set up for fine dining. We have a large bath and shower in the modern bathroom, which has a separate toilet.

C Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, We are happy for you to write in French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About C Smith

We are teachers with three children who spend as many holidays as possible exploring this beautiful mountainous region. We love our mountain activities just as much as love our reading days sitting on the patio, or by the pool. We have been coming here for over a decade, and we have come to love this magical Cathar retreat.

C Smith purchased this apartment in 2001

Why C Smith chose Ariege

This is a very special place for family outdoor holidays, or just for getting away from it all. We've gone to an effort to make the apartment comfortable and well equipped for a relaxing visit. We don't have internet for a good reason, but we do have lots of books and games, and DVDs if you need some screen time.

What makes this apartment unique

Caves, Cathar castles, the train to Toulouse or Spain, good local ski resorts, proximity to Andorre and Spain, good access to a number of airports, great mountain huts for food and accommodation when hiking, GR10 is close by.


4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Luxury Ski/Mountain Apartment In Grounds Of 18th Century Chateau
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Peaceful perfect paradise

  • 5 of 5

Just back from France and wanted to say thank you so much for the use of the apartment. I checked the guest book and I had indeed stayed as a guest back in June 2007 in the same apartment!! It was all I remembered and felt fantastic to be back in such a great apartment and beautiful surroundings. Rae was a great help welcoming us and recommending places to go.

The apartment was well equipped and a haven to come back to each evening after our adventures. Relaxing on the patio wine in hand and views out of picture books!! Awesome to drive up the route of the mountain stage of the Tour de France - right on the doorstep, to the ski station at plateau de beille. We took one of the hiking routes up in the clouds and took in the spectacular Pyrenees views. The village Les Cabannes(5 mins walk) had a fantastic restaurant ( A La Montanha) that served wonderful local produce -a gem!!

I hope to keep your details and would love to visit again sooner rather than later.

Thanks again

Andrea and Herman

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

very nice and very quiet

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un écrin de confort au creux des Pyrénées arigeoises

  • 5 of 5

Dès l'arrivée, on est saisi d'admiration par ce cadre enchanteur : En surplomb du village, cet étrange château et, sur sa gauche, cette superbe bâtisse - apparemment d'anciennes écuries - splendidement rénovée en une dizaine de logements individuels. L'appartement de Mr et Ms SMITH est très spacieux et convient parfaitement pour des vacances d'été dans cette magnifique région. Il est parfaitement équipé à tout point de vue (matériel de cuisine, literie très confortable, aménagement d'intérieur comme d'extérieur). Il correspond tout à fait à l'idées que nous nous en étions fait au travers de leur annonce.C'était un réel plaisir de prendre le petit déjeuner sur la terrasse en contemplant ce superbe jardin et avec, en arrière plan la montagne qui "s'éveillait". Les contacts avec les propriétaires et leurs représentants sur place ont été extrêmement cordiaux. J'ai vraiment eu le sentiment très agréable d'être accueilli dans l'appartement de Mr et Ms SMITH - au travers de plusieurs petites attentions - avec un sens de l'accueil qui dépasse tout à fait la relation habituelle "propriétaire - locataire" et sans jamais les avoir rencontré eux-mêmes. La piscine était très agréable. Y piquer une tête après nos ballades en montagne était un vrai plaisir. La région déborde de superbes randonnées à faire en famille ( plateau de Beille,....). Si ce que vous trouvez dans les tiroirs de l'appartement ne vous suffit pas (lol) , l'office du tourisme de "les Cabannes" est très compétent et accueillant. Si l'histoire (châteaux Cathares) et la préhistoire vous intéressent, vous n'aurez sans doute pas assez d'une semaine pour visiter tous les trésors de cette région. Nous y avons passé deux semaines....et deux jours et nous y aurions volontiers passé tout notre été. Encore un très grand merci à Mr et Ms SMITH.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful for this lovely review. We love this magical part of France and we think that is one of Europe's best kept secrets. The walking is what mainly fo draws us to these mountains, but the skiing and the Cathar History are close seconds. Thanks for being such great guests.
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séjour agréable

  • 3 of 5

Séjour très agréable dans un endroit très calme et reposant.

Le logement est très bien équipé et avons aussi apprécié la piscine, la proximité du village pour les courses.

Le seul bémol concerne la literie qui dans son ensemble est fatiguée...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our apartment, and for being so complimentary. We have recently replaced the single beds, and they are expensive and very comfortable. We had intended to replace the double bed when we are scheduled to stay there in August. This double bed was an expensive purchase but is 15 years old and will certainly be replaced in the next few weeks.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Les cabannes
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Les cabannes
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Dual carriageway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Les cabannes
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Bonascre or plateau de beille
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Must do activities for us include alpine walking, skiing, visiting atmospheric Cathar sites, shopping in local markets, exploring local historic towns, and going to see ancient cave drawings at Niaux. Alternatively, lazing in the beautiful garden of the chateau.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Château-Verdun in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 64 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Double bed in Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cleaning and laundry on departure, bedding and linen, local taxes, a meet in greet service in french and English, plus a welcome basket are all included in the price - amazing value!

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