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Martin Holliss

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French

Huge renovated house, peaceful rural setting, mountain views, with shared pool - Maison des Pyrenees 1 (3 bedrooms)

2 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 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 des Pyrenees 1 (3 bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

Ground-floor apartment with 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite shower room. South-facing terrace that looks across to the Pyrenees.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Martin Holliss (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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

Stayed here for my birthday celebrations with family and friends.



It could not have been a better spot for it. It's got a fabulous kitchen to cook for 40 people. There's a great pool. The rooms are well equipped and furnished. There is a pool/billiards/snooker table, and a table tennis table. The caretaker Christina is very friendly and helpful. Also, there is plenty to see and lots of activities nearby.



I've thought about not writing this review so I can keep it a secret. But that's not fair to the owners. It was just perfect.
Jun 2015
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Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Maison des Pyrenees 1 (3 bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

The house and setting are wonderful for a large group of people. If you have a keen chef in your party, as we did, then the kitchen is an absolute dream. The house is well equipped and has all the amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests travelled from Spain and France, and reserved the whole of the Maison d'Artistes for a large family Christmas. The house is perfect for groups of family or good friends, which is exactly what we had in mind when we renovated the house. Fully equipped and high quality were our guiding principles. This sort of feedback shows we've got a lot right, and makes all our effort and investment worthwhile! :-)
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Family relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What a magnificent place to stay!

We all 9 fitted in most comfortably. We hardly used the private living rooms, eating together either in the main hall or out on the private patio. Long walks (including the 'Gypsy' or the Church in the rock) and short including the Enclosed Church, outings to the Underground River nr Foix and local markets (go early) made the time fly. Christina was a gem making sure that everything was perfect for us. So relaxing and the kitchen so great for gournet meals. Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this very positive feedback. Delighted you had a good time, and that Christina was helpful! :-)
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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:
EUR
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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
£251
for 2 nights
From
£125
£836
 
 
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£209
for 2 nights
From
£105
£602
 
 
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£652
for 3 nights
From
£217
£1,087
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£564
for 3 nights
From
£188
£1,003
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £42

The 1st floor and 2nd floor apartments of the Maison d'Artistes can be rented separately or together. The prices quoted are 'per apartment, per week' and include all the bed linen and towels you need, cleaning after you leave, and energy (electricity, gas & logs). Guests in both apartments 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 des Pyrenees 1 (3 bedrooms)in Ariege in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Folding travel cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool 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
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
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
Notes:
Possibility of booking the whole domaine (with 20 bedrooms) for large parties!

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