La Fount, Montoulieu
La Fount has two houses for rental both with wonderful original character, loads of comfort, spectacular views, peaceful and yet close to the intimate medieval city of Foix, the capital of the Ariege region. La Maison caters for 4/5 persons and La Grange is a haven for two people.
Description of Chambres D'Hotes:At La Fount, La Maison is a beautifully restored traditional stone house, with outstanding views of the Pyrenees and its own entrance. There is a large private terrace with comfortable garden furniture. The house has original stone walls, wooden beams and authentic furniture. There is a wood burning stove making it cosy for winter holidays. The property is on three levels. The ground floor has a unique reading room, part of the mountain. There is a shower room with washing machine and a seperate toilet. Plenty of storage space.
The first floor has a comfortable kitchen/ dining/ sittingroom and a stereo and plenty of reading material, games etc. and there is a large airy bedroom with great views to the village tower and the mountains. There is a inlaid walnut double bed and a large single sleigh bed. The top floor has a double bed and en-suite shower room.
La Grange is the perfect romantic place for two. The spacious two storey building has a vivd mountain view and a split level private terrace with its own entrance. The ground floor is split level with two sofas and a wood burning stove, steeo and loads of books. The kitchen/ diner has all the usual appliances and washing machine.
The romantic bedroom has a solid oak double bed and seating area, a vaulted ceiling with wooden beams and a spacious en-suite with shower and toilet.
At La Fount we have a policy of no televisions as there's too much to do. As there are steps the properties are not suitable for wheel-chairs or the infirm. Children are welcome, we can provide a cot. We cannot accept pets.
The price includes, electricity, all charges, wood for the stoves, beautiful bed linen (except for the cot), towels and toiletries, barbeque, picnic-basket and a very substantial 'starter pack', enabling you to travel light and not have to stop at the shops on route.
There are always a few luxuries left with our compliments.
Attractions:The whole region of the Ariege is steeped in history, visit prehistoric cave painting s, prehistoric park, the magnificent chateau of Foix, the Cathar ruins of Montsegur and many more. Swim or water-ski on the Ariege river in the summer and all the winter sports are just a few kilometres away. Take the train to Toulouse or a trip to Andorra for duty-free shopping and visit markets in Foix, St Giron, Mirepoix and Pamiers. The list is endless, the area is a paradise for walkers, mushroom pickers in the autumn, climbers, cyclists, the Tour de France visits Foix in 2007 and close by Plateau de Beilles. There is horse-riding and trekking, fishing, golf , all water sports, paragliding, caving and even a wolf park. There are also many fetes and festivals of different cultures, artm music etc and wonderful cafes and restaurants. With a wonderful climate, this little explored region of France is a treat to discover. A paradise for walkers, painters, writers, thinkers and dreamers.
DirectionsSouth of Foix on N20 towards Andorra take junction 13 for Montoulieu.
Carcassonne and Toulouse airports/ 1 hours drive