PEACEFUL, RURAL LOCATION IN THE ARIEGE, CLOSE TO ALL MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Brian and Georgette Harries

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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PEACEFUL, RURAL LOCATION IN THE ARIEGE, CLOSE TO ALL MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

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Baragne is a Lovely, Bright, Newly Decorated, Open-Plan, 3 Bedroom House

Baragne is a lovely, bright, newly decorated, open-plan, 3 bedroom house in a small hamlet (also known as Baragne), 10 minutes from Foix, The house is fully equipped including dishwasher, oven, microwave, washing machine and dryer, everything to make your stay as relaxing and easy as possible. Our house is located in the Ariege foothills of the Pyrenees, a region of outstanding natural beauty and tranquility. Famed for its charm, its stunning landscapes, medieval architecture and Cathar Castles together with its colourful markets, quaint villages, pre-historic cave paintings and breath-taking panoramic views, this area is just waiting to be explored whether by car, on foot, horseback or kayaking down the fast flowing rivers.

With its excellent access to all the major attractions of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, Toulouse, Mirepoix, Andorra and the Mediterranean beaches, basing yourself here will enable you to enjoy all that this spectacular area of France has to offer.

The house itself is built over 2 levels with large windows all around giving it a very light and airy feeling. The layout is perfect for both relaxing and entertaining, indoors and out as we have a very large balcony/terrace with beautiful views all around. Please note that we do have a TV for watching DVDs, but it is not currently connected to watch programmes. We have recently had a new Satellite dish installed for Internet/Wifi. . There is ample parking for multiple cars.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brian and Georgette Harries (Owner)
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About Brian and Georgette Harries

We are Brian and Georgette Harries, a British couple who have lived in many countries all over the world thanks to a career managing luxury hotel properties. We live in England with our teenage son and spend our time between there and France - the Ariege region is perfect for active teenagers; our son loves rock climbing and kayaking and we love to cook and entertain. We love the markets and we love walking and hiking and discovering hidden gems whether they be panoramic views, restaurants in perfect settings or local seasonal produce.. but recent commitments have us spending more time in England, so we have decided to share our home away from home and look forward to introducing others to the delights of Baragne and the Ariege region.

Brian and Georgette Harries purchased this house in 2009

Why Brian and Georgette Harries chose Foix

We have always loved France, and the French way of life and spent about 10 years searching for 'that special place'. Having explored everywhere from Provence to Aude, we eventually discovered the Ariege region and fell in love with the whole area. Mountains, castles, lakes, rivers and waterfalls - it has everything we were looking for and when we found 'Baragne' - one look and the decision was made! Baragne has the total 'wow' factor we were looking for! Driving up through the hamlet does not prepare you for what you about to find... On entering the house all is revealed - the tranquillity and privacy are second to none, and yes we are biased but we absolutely love it! We bought the house 5 years ago and have spent a large part of our time there, bringing it up to our high standards.

What makes this house unique

We call 'Baragne' our sanctuary and it really does feel like that to us. We have wonderful access to all the major routes if we want to get out and about exploring all the delights of the area, or if we just want to kick back and relax - 'Baragne' is such a stress-free environment that within minutes of being there, we feel ourselves unwinding. Depending on the time of year, the changing seasons all have something wonderful to offer, whether it is the brilliant winter snow, the fabulous Spring flowers and waterfalls, or the deer, foxes and wild boar in our fields and woods in the Summer and Autumn. Our large deck overlooking the fields with the stream running alongside, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine, for breakfast, lunch and for a perfect evening bbq...

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Peaceful, rural location In the Ariege, Close To All Major Attractions
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Maison spacieuse et lumineuse, environnement verdoyant et calme. Un ameublement fonctionnel et confortable. Avons apprécié la bonne literie. Pannier d'accueil très sympathique! De bonnes vacances!!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Car: necessary

Baragne is in a lovely, peaceful rural area but with excellent access to see the Cathar Castles, towns and villages, wineries, activities etc We are only an hour from Toulouse and 1 1/2 hours from Carcassonne, the beaches at Narbonne and the Mediterranean coast are 2 hours away.

Foix is a lovely town, partly pedestrianised, with its wonderful Chateau and weekly Friday market and lots of cafes and restaurants. It has the major supermarkets of Intermarche and E LeClerc both with petrol. Foix is on the train line to Toulouse and to Tarascon and Ax Les Thermes and La Tour de Carol for connection to the touristic Little Yellow Train (Le Petit Train Jaune).

Mirepoix with its medieval, half-timbered houses, wood pillars and covered arcades and numerous cafes is well worth a visit at any time but the weekly Monday market is a must-see, the best in the region.

Ariege is a wonderful area to explore with numerous Castles, walks, rivers, medieval Churches and villages. There is hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, horseriding and drives around the National Parks. Driving into the mountains to find 'hidden' lakes and panoramic views is one of the many delights.

The stunning, walled city of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi are easily accessed from the house, also St Girons and the beautiful St Lizier.

We are also close to Labouiche, the underground river, and to many famous caves including the awe inspiring Grotte de Niaux (must be pre-booked and is well worth the effort being one of the only truly original and unspoilt cave drawing sites still open to the public).

As well as Montsegur, there are also castles at Roquefixade and at Chateau Lordat, all close by.

Driving into the mountains through Tarascon, Vicdessous and Ax les Thermes is easy with excellent roads and stunning scenery to be discovered.

There are walks and hikes to suit all ages and abilities from the newly opened Chemin Vert (the Green Way) along the old rail tracks from Foix to St Girons and another from Mirepoix, right up to the hiking paths in the mountains such as the Sentier Cathar. As you can see, there is plenty to do and the Tourist Office in Foix will have all the up to date information, or you can just relax and enjoy some lovely meals out on our wonderful terrace!

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Availability & Rates

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Foix House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Medium
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£605
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £100
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Amenities

Amenities

Foix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Bathroom with separate toilet, Also have 2 ensuites
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Main Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 3, Guest Suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Kingsize Bed with ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Kingsize Bed (+ 2 singles can be moved to Bed 1), ensuite
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Baragne is set up to make your holiday as relaxing as possible - a great antidote to all the activities you will be tempted to try in the Ariege area!
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