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Three Traditional Luxury Gîtes in Spectacular Countryside

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Manzac d'en Bas is a 150-year-old former farm set in the tranquil countryside of the Ariege. The house, swimming pool and recently renovated farm buildings are all south-facing and have outstanding views of the Pyrenees.

The three spacious, self-catering 'gites', called 'L'Écurie' (The Stable), 'Le Logement' (The Dwelling), and ' La Grange' (The Barn) after their original uses, combine traditional charm with comfort and modern amenities.

The gites will sleep up to four, six and eight adults & children, respectively. Manzac d'en Bas is almost unique in the Ariege in this respect, and makes it an ideal place to have a holiday based on big family and group celebrations such as a birthdays or wedding anniversaries. It is also an ideal location for specialist courses, such as painting, writing, language training or yoga retreats etc.

Manzac d'en Bas overlooks the Arize river valley and the attractive village of Daumazan (2kms away) which has a bakery, patisserie, small supermarket, newsagent, butcher, chemist, bank, post office, a couple of bars, a restaurant, and a 12th century church. Larger, better stocked supermarkets are just 10 minutes away. There is also a selection of restaurants within 30 minutes of Manzac.

Please look at our other gîtes on :-

Le Logement (accommodation for up to 7 people) holiday rental number 297594. AND

La Grange (accommodation for up to 9 people) holiday rental number 297585.

More Details

Giles & Louise Nevill
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2018

About Giles & Louise Nevill

We moved to France in 2003 because, as a family, the opportunity arose and we had the chance to do something very different. We felt that if we didn't do it then, we never would and after that we would always be asking 'What if?' So with next to no planning we sold our house in Britain and moved to France, not really knowing where we were going or what we were going to do - crazy really, but ignorance was bliss. Our experiences would have made perfect television for any number of Channel 4 TV programmes -No Going Back, Grand Designs, Restoration Man! It has been quite an experience, but a very rewarding one and we are now very happily settled in the Ariege, having established a successful gite business and most importantly, have an excellent way and quality of life.

Giles & Louise Nevill purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Giles & Louise Nevill chose Castex

We live in France's best kept secret. The Ariege is not that well known, but it is France's hidden treasure. It is extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful and is very traditional old France where the quality of life is the top priority for most people. As a guest wrote in a our visitors book - 'We have had the most idyllic week at Manzac - you have the perfect sanctuary here, unforgettable vistas, spacious interiors and great outdoor areas for our group to spread themselves around. It has been so refreshing to discover an interesting yet tourist-free area of France and sample a peaceful way of life in harmony with the teeming nature around us. We leave comfortably relaxed (and well fed!) Merci et à bientôt.' Sums it up perfectly.

What makes this cottage unique

Manzac d'en Bas is set in truly beautiful countryside with stunning views. It is unbelievably peaceful and relaxing and while it appears to be relatively remote, it is in fact near essential amenities, (supermarkets) and lots of great things to see and do, and less than an hour from Toulouse, a really lovely city. Alternatively, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind, including next to the swimming pool. The gites are spacious and comfortable and have been renovated to a high standard providing a mixture of rustic charm and modern comforts. Please visit our website, for much information and feedback from people who have stayed here - where you will also find a link our 100% positive Tripadvisor Reviews.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castex in Ariege

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter


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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Bastide de Serou
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Ax Les Thermes
Car: necessary

The Ariege is one of France's undiscovered treasures with stunning countryside, colourful markets, pretty towns and villages, great wildlife, especially birds, mediaeval Cathar castles, spectacular limestone caves as well as a wide range of activities and places of interest to visit to suit all ages. Please visit our website - - for much more information and pictures on a wide selection of activities, things to do and places to visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Castex, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard Rate
7 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in at the start of the holiday is after 1600 hrs and check out on the last day is by 1000 hrs, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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