Martin Holliss

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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MAISON D'ARTISTES - 1ST

Saint-Felix-de-Tournegat Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Two apartments sleeping up to 12 (6 each); ground floor suitable for weddings

Full of character and wooden beams, the Maison d'Artistes has two apartments, each for 2-6 people, available separately or together. 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. 1st floor = 75 sq. metres; 2nd floor = 70 sq. metres.

Guests in both apartments have shared use of the spectacular Grande Salle (Jotul fireplace, chandelier, large comfortable sofa/armchairs and 4-metre oak dining table) and the fully-fitted Grande Cuisine. This makes 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.

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

Spacious and luxurious Grande Salle: Guests in both apartments have the right to use the Grande Salle and Grande Cuisine, at no additional cost. As the photos show, these are wonderful spaces that transform your self-contained apartment accommodation into a huge house. Luxuriously furnished, with chandeliers, large sofas and armchairs, Jotul wood burning stove, widescreen TV...and a stunning 4 metre 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).

Need still more space?: If more space is needed, there are other houses and apartments available on the estate, up to a total of 22 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.

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Details for Maison d'Artistes - 1st 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 2 half bathrooms

Fully self-contained apartment, recently renovated to a high standard. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (with bath and shower), fully-fitted kitchen, lounge with 2 armchairs and comfortable fully-sprung sofa bed. Suitable for 2-6 people. Views to south towards Pyrenees mountain range; views from bedrooms to north across the Domaine's private land. Our large oak snooker/pool table on the mezzanine is available for your use, as are the luxurious Grande Salle and Grande Cuisine. The First Floor apartment floor area is 75 sq m. With the Grande Salle and Grande Cuisine, the total floor area if you rent our First Floor apartment is 345 sq. m. - a truly spectacular holiday home!
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martin Holliss (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Maison d'Artistes - 1st
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Maison d'Artistes - 1st
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Saint-Felix-de-Tournegat Ariege
5

A wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5
Every year, we meet with my husband’s family. We had a wonderful time at Montagnac. Christina, the housekeeper, was a great help to us and we had the pleasure of meeting the owner, who recommended the most wonderful place for dinner for a very special occasion we were celebrating during our stay. The kitchen is a place where I would say: “want to have that too”. What we very much appreciated was that when we arrived, after a long drive, the bare necessities where available: coffee, tea, salt, pepper, sugar and so on. We arrived rather late and would not have known where to find these immediately. The housekeeper informed us where we could go the next day (a Sunday) and we did find a supermarket open on the Sunday morning.

The young crowd (between 16 and 21) had a ball with the billiard table and, for myself, the only regret is to not have finished the book of the library so generously provided.

Recommended: Families with young kids, pool is great. Otherwise 50 and over to have a quiet holiday.

Dominique

PS The young crowd are family, they do not need disco, because they do not see each other during the year, so they have plenty to talk. And there are always the games.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It's so rewarding to receive feedback like this, and is a perfect example of the great time that families can have at the Domaine de Montagnac. But even when guests have had a good time, we're always keen to learn what we could be doing even better!
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Saint-Felix-de-Tournegat Ariege
Hertfordshire
5

Home from home holiday rental

  • 5 of 5
A very well maintained, comfortable and well equipped holiday home in a fantastic, peaceful location. Amazing views across to the Pyrenees and only about 25 min drive to large supermarket In Pamier and Mirepoix which is a very pretty town with lots of shops, restaurants and large market on Mondays. Clean and safe swimming pool with loungers, which is also well maintained. The English speaking caretaker couldn't be more welcoming or helpful and is eager to be of assistance when required.

Would not recommend to those who wish to be in a village environment as the local Boulangerie is about a 15 min drive away and there are no local restaurants etc within walking distance, but if you want peace and tranquility with wonderful scenery and don't mind driving then this is the base for a great family holiday. Its also ideal for 2 families wishing to share a property as the apartments although very separate are better suited for people who know each other well due to their lay out.

The only negative we would point out is that due to the age of the property, soundproofing between the units could be a problem if you were unfortunate enough to be staying next door to a noisy family.

The English the owner is easily contactable to answer any queries and very accommodating if you require anything during your stay.

Thank you for making our first holiday in France such a memorable one.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

'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.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Carcassonne & Toulouse
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Pamiers
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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Saint-Felix-de-Tournegat Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€825
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 12 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
High season
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 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). Guests in both apartments have the right to use the Grande Salle and Grande Cuisine, at no additional cost.
Please email your booking to martin@montagnac.eu. We will then reply to confirm your booking.

A 30% deposit is required, paid by bank transfer, when you make your booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before your arrival. We will email you details of the bank account to send funds to.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saint-Felix-de-Tournegat Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 345 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Garage
  • fax
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Toilet (ground floor) - toilet
    Toilet (ground floor) - toilet
  • Beautifully renovated, with Vileroy & Bosch floor/wall tiles. Heated towel rail, wall mirror, shaving mirror, shaving socket and hairdrier. Bath with shower above. WC, plus two additional WCs on the ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Folding travel cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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 views across the Domaine's private land. Both bedrooms have chest of drawers, wardrobe and full length mirror.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • paragliding
Notes:
Guests in both apartments have the right to use the Grande Salle and Grande Cuisine, at no additional cost. As the photos show, these are wonderful spaces that transform your self-contained apartment accommodation into a huge house. Luxuriously furnished, with chandeliers, large sofas and armchairs, Jotul wood burning stove, widescreen TV...and a stunning 4 metre 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). With its beams and wooden floors, the Domaine de Montagnac was built before soundproofing was invented. Because of this, sound (eg walking on floorboards) can carry between the 1st floor and 2nd floor apartments. While the rugs help, for many this is part of the appeal and character of staying in a renovated house.
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