A small, fully renovated, village cottage, located in the beautiful southern region of France bordering the Pyrenees mountains, and within easy reach of Toulouse, Carcassonne, Spain, and the attractions of the French Mediterranean.
This is a traditional cottage in a small French village, beautifully renovated to the very highest standards. The house sleeps 4 people and is ideal for 1 or 2 couples or a small family and comes supplied with bed linen and towels. Located in a beautiful region bordering the Pyrenees mountains, it is within easy reach of Spain, Barcelona, as well as the attractions of the French Mediterranean. A stay in St. Jacques, the name of our cottage, offers a taste of French village life with its markets and sublime countryside, with access also to the cultural attractions of major nearby cities like Toulouse and Carcassonne. Or in winter, to ski fields of the Pyrenees and Andorra. The cottage combines the old charm of original building materials with modern finishes and equipment. While you will want to try the local restaurants, we’ve set up the house for people who also love to cook and sample the local produce. You will find a large range of sharp knives and cooking utensils. Fully renovated, the cottage has three levels which comprise a ground floor lounge and toilet, a second floor kitchen and dinning area, and a top floor of two bedrooms and a second toilet and bathroom. The cottage has highly effective hydronic central heating and comes with TV and DVD, and a selection of French and English language films. The house telephone is available for guests to use for calls within France, free of charge. The internet wi fi connection is reliable and fast. While there is no garden, the house is within a 30 metre walk of the French countryside and a small river. The region is ideal for cycling and walking and bikes may be rented in the village.
Guests have use of the entire house.
Interaction with guests
We have a local agent who lives in the same village and who speaks English and French. He also undertakes maintenance and cleaning for us.
The house can be difficult to find, so it useful to call ahead to our local agent to arrange for him to meet you.
Other things to note
Guests will need a car in order to travel to and from the cottage. There is no public transport.
While small, the village has a bar cafe that cooks excellent and cheap meals.
A well-reviewed restaurant has also opened recently, called Creamundo.
We have a part time post office, a hairdresser and a small market (Les Halles de Léran), which sells fresh bread and pastries every day from 8 to 12.30 except Mondays. On Tuesdays and Saturdays Les Halles offers a small range of fresh local fruit and vegetables, which is generally excellent.
A well-stocked supermarket with a wide selection of local produce and wines is located within a 6-minute drive of the house.
We ask that you restrict the occupancy of the house to 4 people maximum, accommodated within the two bedrooms (double bed in each).
Also, as the house comprises three levels, it it not safe for young children between the ages of 2 and 6 years.
No pets and no smoking please.
Please be considerate of our our neighbours and don't disturb them late at night with loud music.
Celia and I live and work in the culturally and ethnically diverse city of Melbourne, Australia.
We love traveling, especially in France where our holiday cottage is located.
We like to share our knowledge of the region in which our cottage is located and encourage guests to get the most out of their stay.
I have worked for many years in communications and marketing and am a partner in a creative agency.
History, politics, culinary traditions, wine and art are particular interests of mine.