After painting, relax with a glass of wine in the privacy of the tranquil gardens or swimming pool. Gaze down upon the fields of sunflowers, working farms, ancient villages and the distant mythical Montagne Noire (Black Mountain hideout for the Cathars and their castles). Enjoy the local wildlife with soaring buzzards, golden orioles, hoopoes and mischievous hares. Borrow our bikes and ease into a gentle cycle in the sun, stopping at small village cafes to sample the favourite French pastime of unhurried coffee, chat and relaxation.
Enjoy the calm of the Lauragais countryside in our peaceful rooms with cool whitewashed walls, crisp linen bedsheets and typically-French pale blue covers. Savour the nocturnal rendition of nightingales, owls and cicadas without fear of mosquitoes as we have nets at all the windows.
We offer two rooms upstairs in the main house, one with king-sized bed and far-reaching views to the Montagne Noire, and the other pretty room with single bed, which offer great value for lone travellers, sharing the adjacent bathroom.
We have two twin-bedded ensuite rooms downstairs, one with its own private, shaded terrace overlooking the orchard and Pyrenees, and the other giving onto our large communal terrace overlooking the Montagne Noire.
If you wish to smoke, we have seats around the garden, where you are more than welcome to relax in the shade. Owing to the hillside location of our property, unfortunately it is unsuitable for wheelchair users. Whilst we enjoy watching the wild baby rabbits, their homes make the ground rather uneven. Both ground-floor bedrooms are accessed by a small flight of steps.
Great food is a MUST on your holiday and you will have the chance to experience wonderful regional and mediterranian dishes with good local wine.
We will begin each day with breakfast served on the terrace, offering fresh fruit, croissant, cereal, crusty bread, delicious local honey, yoghurts and home made preserves.
Lunch is included on a couple of days of your holiday, and on other days, when you are out painting in local villages, you'll need some change for lunch which could be a sandwich or quiche from a Boulangerie or a salad or "plat du jour" from a local cafe.
At the end of the day, help yourself to a glass of wine to take to the pool or while you get ready for dinner. Drinks and canapés will be served on the terrace overlooking the Montagne Noire on four evenings followed by dinner, coffee, liqueur and petit four. A salad buffet will be served on two evenings and on the final night, we will take you to a typical restaurant (not included) where you can choose a superb meal at amazing value.
A vegetarian option will always be available and it may be possible to avoid a minor ingredient such as mushrooms, goat's cheese or garlic. Please contact us before booking if you have particular dietary requirements.
accomodation and Food
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