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The Gite

Retreat in the Foothills of the Pyrenées

Tranquil rural cottage in scenic location

September 2011 We had a fantastic stay in this cosy cottage accomodation. Paula and Ram made us feel very welcome which made it even more memorable for us and the kids. The accomodation is very comfortable and rustic and the river just outside made sitting in the...
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Fantastic stay, will come again.

June 2011 Charming cottage set in a peaceful valley in a beautiful region. Felt extremely welcome and well cared for during my stay, food was excellent, cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Stunning gardens and it's own river! Enjoyed the peace and...
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Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends

Have visited Tourne many times and never tired of being there and experiencing the warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere that Paula and Ram provide in their beautiful old house. It is a large house with ample space, set in extensive attractive gardens beside a small...
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I hope to be back very soon!

April 2012 Thank you so much for having me to stay for these last 10 days. Such a fantastic space, delicious food and great company!
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Ideal setting surrounded by beautiful countryside

26th May 2016 We loved our stay at Tourné with our wonderful hosts Paula and Ram. The house is in such an ideal setting surrounded by beautiful countryside. Breakfast and dinner were both really first class. This meant that Tournè provided us with a very convenient...
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Feeling deeply nourished and invigorated

Feeling deeply nourished ans invigorated, I return home, leaving this precious retreat and home in the mountains with a great peace in my heart and knowing I will find my way back here soon. With love and gratitude. (BG,...
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The Gite

A self contained and fully independent stone built gite,  newly renovated and adjoining the main house at Tourné. Very light and charming,  Set in a peaceful forest valley next to the Artillac river in the Ariege Pyrenees national park. Suitable for two couples, four singles.  Additional bed for a child or another person. Two bathrooms, central heating



  • Bedroom with two single beds or one double.
  • bedroom with single bed and mezzanine with double bed
  • en suite shower room/wc
  • lounge with 2 sofa beds, wood burning stove
  • additional bathroom with bath/wc
  • fully equipped kitchen

The gite has two entrance doors which offer additional privacy. there is a lounge with two sofas, a wood burning stove [wood is provided] and video/dvd player. Wireless internet. Upstairs bedroom [steep stairs!] with two singles or one double bed. Downstairs bedroom with mezzanine with double bed and en suite shower room, wc and sink. also one additional single bed if required. separate entrance to garden, windows with a view to gardens and direct access to forest footpath. Child’s cot available.

Fully equipped kitchen with old stone sink, gas oven and cooker, toaster.dishwasher, microwave washing machine with access to outside line for drying and use of tumble dryer in the adjacent barn. Fridge with freezer. Dining table with six chairs.

Downstairs separate bathroom with bath, wc and sink. heated towel rail.

Access to river for bathing and use of substantial gardens. Outside seating area.

The property has been renovated to a very good standard.

An ideal location for exploring the mountains, forest and local tourist attractions. Cathar castles, cycling, hiking, unspoilt nature

This gite will provide you with a peaceful and quiet base for your holiday. only 2 kilometres from the nearest village.

Available: Washing machine, Iron, Bed-linen, Towels, Cot, High chair, Bath, Fireplace, hair dryer

See here for more information on local facilities, towns, villages and selected sites.


Meals [table d’hotes] are available in the main house by arrangement.
Vegetables and fruit may be available from the garden according to season.
Weekly market at Castelnau Durban. Fresh vegetables, local goats cheese, locally made artisanal bread, organic epicure.
In the village there is a bakery and general store as well as a cafe.
Chez Victor is an excellent restaurant of repute among the locals serving a wide variety of regional meals as well as a daily set meal, available monday to saturday.

Booking Information

To Check availability you may view the availability calendar on Flipkey/TripAdvisor by going here.

You may make your booking through Flipkey/TripAdvisor using the link above.

If you prefer, you may make your booking directly with us either by telephone [English and French spoken] on ++33 (0) 534 14 09 83 or send an e-mail quoting the dates you wish to book.



  • Low season: € 385per week
  • Mid season: € 450 per week
  • High season : € 525 per week
Additional information prices and seasons

high season is july and august, [nine weeks] christmas and new year [two weeks] and easter [two weeks] mid season is april, may [except easter], september and october, low season is january, february, march [excepr if easter] and november and december [except christmas and new year]

Off Season-minimum stay 3 nights from 56€ per night

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