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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 - Domaine de Montagnac (20 Bedrooms)

3 Reviews
Sleeps58
Bedrooms 20
Bathrooms11
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Ariege Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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 Domaine de Montagnac (20 Bedrooms) 20 Bedrooms, Sleeps 58, 11 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

Country estate comprising 20 bedrooms and 6 double sofa beds, large garden with outdoor swimming pool, and surrounded by 55 hectares of land. Relaxing holiday home for up to 40 people in 20 bedrooms (plus up to 18 more people in 9 sofabeds) staying at the Domaine - extended family or friends, or ideal for a wedding celebration (perhaps with a marquee in the garden). The Grande Salle is perfect for meals for up to 60 people, and the fully-equipped Grande Cuisine meets French catering 'normes', has a 5-burner gas range with over, electric oven, microwave, and huge fridge/freezer (with ice machine). Whether for 1 night or longer, the Domaine de Montagnac is a wonderfully rural and relaxing place to stay. Spectacular view across to the Pyrenees mountains. Everything you need for self-catering, or we can help to organise whatever meals and catering you need. NB. Please contact us for prices for large parties and wedding parties. Our standard price is for groups of up to 40 people.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martin Holliss (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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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

Hello Christina, hello Martin



I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic week and are very grateful for the stay at the Domaine. It was a fantastic experience for all of us. It truly is a magical place. All our guests were marvelling about the beautiful landscape, the many things you can experience nearby. But most importantly, we had a great time being together and Montagnac is the perfect setting for a group as big as ours. With its many apartments, the big kitchen, the great open spaces and meeting and eating areas, Montagnac made this week a very special event in our lives.



A very special Thank You to you Christina for looking after the house and us, for all your tips and ointments and guidance for all our special needs. The buffet dinner on my birthday was very special. We took lots of pictures which will hopefully help us remember the tastes and the visual splendour of the buffet.



I hope we left everything in good order but if you have any question please don't hesitate to contact me.



I hope we will come again soon.



Edgar
Jun 2015
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Reviews

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Domaine de Montagnac (20 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Great Weekend in Montagnac

  • 5 of 5

Domaine de Montagnac is really great, beautiful and very convenient, well equipped and clean. Each guest can have his own bedroom and there is also plenty of space large enough to gather everyone.

Everyone felt really good there

Christina was really helpfull, very nice and she made our weekend very special!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this very kind review. The Domaine de Montagnac is indeed a beautiful place, and the Grande Salle is ideal for meals and social gatherings - perfect for all your 50 guests to come together. Your positive feedback about our caretaker, Christina, is especially welcome - always helpful, nothing is too much trouble, and her cooking is delicious - we think she is a treasure!
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Week-end avec amis

  • 5 of 5

Week-end délicieux dans cet immense gite, pour une fête d'anniversaire. Le gite est très bien équipe, tout est pensé pour pouvoir accueillir de grands groupes. La maison est dans un site superbe, très bien entretenue, l'accueil au petits soins.

Je recommande sans hésitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos mots tres gentils. C'est important pour nous de satisfaire les grands besoins mais aussi les petit besoins. En particulier, Christina (notre regisseuse) est la pour assurer que nous clients sont 100% content. Il sera un grand plaisir vous recevoir de nouveau au Domaine de Montagnac.
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Sejour en famille

  • 5 of 5

Le gite composé de plusieurs maisons, indépendantes mais toutes proches, est extrêmement fonctionnel et confortable. Aucun équipement ne manque et les prestations sont de qualité.

Les paysages sont magnifiques, parfait pour les amoureux de la nature et pour les grand rassemblements familiaux.

L'accueil est très efficace et attentionné.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
Sep 9 2016 - Oct 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,450
$7,249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 40 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,098
$5,492
 
Notes: Rates are based on 40 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,757
$8,787
 
Notes: Rates are based on 40 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,757
$8,787
 
Notes: Rates are based on 40 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $549
Pet Fee $55

All rates include rental, bed linen, towels, cleaning and energy (gas/electricity/logs).

Please contact us for prices for wedding parties. The prices quoted here are for smaller groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ariege Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1270 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Maison d'Artistes 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Maison d'Artistes 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Maison d'Artistes 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Maison Maitre
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Maison Maitre
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Maison Maitre
    Bathroom 13 - toilet , shower , Maison des Pyrenees 2
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Maison Maitre
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Maison du Parc
    Bathroom 9 - shower , Maison du Parc
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower , Maison des Pyrenees 1
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower , Maison des Pyrenees 1
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower , Maison des Pyrenees 1
Bedrooms:
  • 20 Bedrooms, Sleeps 58
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Maison d'Artistes 1
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Maison d'Artistes 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Maison d'Artistes 2
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Maison d'Artistes 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Maison Maitre
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Maison Maitre
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Maison Maitre - can be put together as double bed
    Bedroom 26 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Maison des Pyrenees 2 - Sofabed in salon
    Bedroom 18 - 2 twin/ single , Maison des Pyrenees 1 - can be put together as double bed
    Bedroom 19 - 2 twin/ single , Maison des Pyrenees 1 - can be put together as double bed
    Bedroom 12 - 2 twin/ single , Maison Maitre - can be put together as double bed
    Bedroom 11 - 2 twin/ single , Maison Maitre - can be put together as double bed
    Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single , Maison Maitre - can be put together as double bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single , Maison Maitre - can be put together as double bed
    Bedroom 14 - 1 double , Maison du Parc - double bed with 2 separate mattresses
    Bedroom 15 - 2 twin/ single , Maison du Parc
    Bedroom 16 - 2 twin/ single , Maison du Parc
    Bedroom 24 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Maison du Parc - Sofabed in 1st floor salon
    Bedroom 17 - 1 queen , Maison des Pyrenees 1
    Bedroom 25 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Maison des Pyrenees 1 - Sofabed in salon
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Maison Maitre
    Bedroom 13 - 1 queen , Maison du Parc
    Bedroom 20 - 1 double , Maison des Pyrenees 2
    Bedroom 21 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Maison Maitre - sofabed in 2nd floor kitchen
    Bedroom 22 - Maison Maitre - sofabed in small ground floor salon
    Bedroom 23 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Maison d'Artistes - Sofabed on 2nd floor gallery
  • Rooms with 2 single beds can be reconfigured as rooms with double beds. There are 6 double sofa beds as well,
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 25 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback 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
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The swimming pool is usually open from April to October, and measures 12 metres by 6 metres.

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