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Martin Holliss

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, French

Huge renovated house, peaceful rural setting, mountain views, with shared pool - Maison Maitre (8 bedrooms)

People18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Ariege - Domaine de Montagnac

Maison d'Artistes - one of 4 self-contained houses at the Domaine de Montagnac

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.

But read on if you need more space (eg for a family party or wedding)...

The Maison d'Artistes is one of 4 entirely self-contained houses at the Domaine de Montagnac offering up to a total of 20 bedrooms – 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, either by our local caretaker (an accomplished cook) or from a local caterer. Please email us for more details.

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Maison Maitre (8 bedrooms), 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, 4 Bathrooms

Large 3-storey house with 8 bedrooms (one on the ground floor that is wheelchair accessible).

Kitchen, dining room and lounge with open log fire, one bedroom and shower on ground floor.

4 bedrooms on 1st floor, with 2 bathrooms.

4 bedrooms on 2nd floor, with 1 bathroom.

1 sofabed (on ground floor).

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Martin Holliss (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About Martin Holliss

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 will be married at the domaine.

Martin Holliss purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Martin Holliss chose Ariege

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Just to let you know that we had a great week at Montagnac. Really like what you've done with the house; the standard of decoration, fittings & utensils are far superior to what you normally expect at rented accommodation. STEVE.' ......... 'Good morning Mister Martin, Your house, in France, is very fine and our flat was very nice and comfortable. Our holiday was very beautiful. Many thanks to you, your wife and Christina for your kindness. Our dream is to come back one day in St. Felix de Tournegat! PAOLO, DANIELA e MATTEO.' ......... 'We greatly enjoyed our stay at Montagnac - wonderful house, good views. Christina was very helpful. The area is great for walking and kayaking, we managed trips down the Hers river and Tom and Sam did the slalom course outside Foix. Finally, wonderful for me was the puppet festival at Mirepoix (as a sometime puppet maker and storyteller myself). A lovely unspoilt region - we hope to come back. Many thanks. SARAH, TOM AND FAMILY, AND FRIENDS.
Nov 2007
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Saint-Felix-de-Tournegat, Ariege

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£515
for 2 nights
From
£257
£1,716
 
 
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£386
for 2 nights
From
£193
£1,287
 
 
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£901
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,974
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£901
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,974
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £43

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Maison Maitre (8 bedrooms)in Ariege in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 330 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower/toilet (ground floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed
  • Comfortable 140cm double bed; two 90cm single/twin beds that can be combined into a 180cm double bed. Comfortable fully-sprung double sofa-bed in lounge. Both bedrooms are north facing, with Velux window, and have chest of drawers, wardrobe and full length mirror.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
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

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