|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Country estate comprising 20 bedrooms and 9 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.
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.
The Maison Maitre has 8 bedrooms and 2 sofabeds, and has a large shaded south-facing terrace and a small north-facing terrace.
The Maison du Parc has 4 bedrooms and 1 sofabed and a private/enclosed north-facing terrace.
The Maison des Pyrenees Appartment 1 has 3 bedrooms and 1 sofabed. Its terrace looks south directly towards the Pyrenees.
The Maison des Pyrenees Appartment 2 has 1 bedroom and 1 sofabed. Its terrace also looks south directly towards the Pyrenees.
The 4 entirely self-contained houses at the Domaine de Montagnac can be rented together offering a total of 20 bedrooms and 9 sofabeds – 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!
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 from a local caterer. Please email us for more details.
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 was married at the domaine during 2016.
Martin Holliss purchased this chateau / country house in 2005
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Nous avons loué le domaine de Montagnac pour notre mariage. Nous avons tout réalisé sur place, cérémonie, réception, fête. C'est un endroit exceptionnel : calme et magnifique. Les gîtes sont superbes. Tous nos invités ont adoré le lieu, ont pu profité de la piscine, de la vue splendide sur les Pyrénées et d'un coucher du soleil époustouflant.
Les propriétaires et la régisseuse Christine sont des personnes adorables, disponibles et compréhensives.
Nous avons passé un moment merveilleux. Tout était parfait!
Je recommande +++ le Domaine de Montagnac pour les futurs mariés!
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)