A perfect base, in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional du Seronais' from which to explore the beautiful, wild Ariege, by car, foot & bike. An exquisite well equipped ecologically renovated cottage. Good access to many tourist attractions.
Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peaceful French hamlet, 600 m above sea level, Leela makes for a perfect base from which to explore the wild and beautiful Ariege. Romantic, magical and calm, come, let go, unwind and relax.
Over a decade Leela has been sensitively restored using ecological building techniques and materials. Leela resonates a beautiful energy, full of light and warmth; cosy in winter and cool in summer. The old wood and natural stone are offset by the beautiful curves of the simple plastered stone walls.
Passing under the charming stone carving above the arched front door the entrance is paved in original stone slabs mined in the hills locally. Stop and rest on the chaise longue or continue down into the cozy living room, with a wood burning stove at its heart. From here either climb the original wooden stairs to the first floor or continue straight on into the dining area. There is a second wood-burning stove in the dining area, which fires the central heating. French windows lead to the small courtyard garden.
The garden is surrounded by scented climbing roses, sweat peas, clematis, lavender and abundant herbs, to be used by all. A perfect place to relax in the hammock with the sound of trickling water falling into the pond. There is also a deck for outdoor eating and a BBQ.
Continuing past the dining area is a utility room/kitchen, which is well equipped with large gas oven, 5 gas rings, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, microwave, iron, ironing board and 12 complete place settings. Please enquire if anything else is needed.
First Floor: The master bedroom has a lovely private balcony, overlooking an enchanting, ever changing, wild valley. The blue bedroom is full of light and the king sized bed can be transformed into a twin if preferred. There is an additional comfortable single mattress which fits under one of the beds, suitable for an additional child. Two cots and high chairs are also available. There is a hairdryer.
Whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway for two or a special family holiday, Leela offers much to delight your senses.
Serveis i zones comuns
Externally there is access to a small courtyard garden and private balcony. The entire house is accessible.
Interacció amb els hostes
I check my emails several times during the day, and have a mobile phone and landline so am usually very easy to get hold of incase of need. I am always very happy to help out with any issues, booking trips, advice etc and you must not hesitate to keep in touch if need be.
I prefer that shoes are not worn upstairs. Please smoke outside. Please take care to dry wooden worktops in the kitchen. Due to the septic tank being easily blocked, only toilet paper to be flushed down the toilet, all other bathroom waste in the bin next to the toilet. For safety purposes please ensure that fires are kept closed and are kept under control. Furthermore please ensure that nothing is placed on the stoves or other heating equipment! Many thanks.
I love being in nature - spending time in the mountains, by rivers and streams and in the forests. I live with my adorable little boy, in a rural hamlet lost in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in a house which I spend many years renovating using ecological building techniques. I have a daily early morning mediation practice which clears my mind and inspires my creativity and love. When I have the chance to escape for a few days in the warmer months, I head for the sea where I bath to my heart's content. I live simply but enjoy the abundance of life and all the beauty which surrounds us.