2 Bedroom Valley View Gite near Castelnau Durban, Midi-Pyrenees, France
- Village / Rural
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
A secluded roof terrace overlooking an enchanted valley is a rare treasure but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Akasha, a lovingly restored gite in a peaceful French hamlet. Come and escape to this magical little spot.
Sensitively restored using ecological building techniques and materials, Akasha resonates a beautiful energy and is full of light and warmth. The old wood and natural stone are offset by the curves of the simple plastered stone walls, picture windows welcome the wild valley into the bedroom (what an idyllic way to wake up!) and the roof terrace is perfect for breakfast, yoga and sleeping out under the stars. This tranquil little bolthole in the foothills of the Pyrenees is the ideal base from which to explore the ruggedly picturesque Ariege region.
The property lies between Foix and St Girons in the midst of the Seronais National Park, and there is a huge amount to see and do in the immediate area. Foix itself has a magnificent castle and several museums, St Lizier is a UNESCO site, St Girons hosts one of France’s most colourful vibrant markets, Le Maz d’Azil has an impressive grotto, and Labouiche is home to Europe’s longest underground river trip. Nearby you can walk, cycle, play golf, horse ride and swim in lakes and rivers, or you could visit Castelnau Durban (just 2.7km away) and soak up the traditional French ambience in one of the bars and restaurants. And don’t forget the medieval settlement at Carcassonne, the castle at Montsegur or the ski resorts just 90 minutes away.
The nearest airports are Toulouse and Carcassonne.
Toulouse and Carcassonne
Nearest Train Station:
La Bastide de Serou
The ground floor is made up of a large open plan kitchen and dining area with a wood burning stove and all the mod cons you could need, from a bread maker and juicer to a dishwasher and washing machine. The living room is light and peaceful, with large windows, a balcony and an antique desk, and there are two bedrooms - one top floor Master with a glass wall, a bathroom and a bright sitting area that leads to the roof terrace, and one single bedroom which is perfect for youngsters.
The living room has a balcony which overlooks the forested valley and from the Master bedroom you can access the fabulous private roof terrace.
Rooftop yoga is available and retreats can be arranged.
Conditions of Rental
Minimum 3 night stay. Linen, towels, ecological soaps and domestic products are included. During cold months, wood and electricity will be charged at cost price.