Vacation Home Cottages Melanie & Menezil
Route du Portel, 09120 Loubens, France –
Simon & Lynda Armstrong
Our 2 cottages, Melanie & Menezil, are named after a brother and sister who lived in either side of the original building many years ago. In those days the people in rural areas often lived above their cattle who were kept in barns on the ground floor of the property. Things have changed a lot but we've left some old pictures inside each cottage! The building has been lovingly restored so that our customers can fully enjoy the beautiful Ariege Pyrenees. The cottages make a great base for exploring the region with easy access to Toulouse, Carcassonne and Andorra and, for the more adventurous, over the border into Spain. A great area if you're looking for an activity based holiday with lots of outdoor pursuits. The cottages are located on an old Tour de France cycle route leading towards our departmental capital of Foix with it's stunning castle - only 10 minutes away.
Hi - we've been living in this beautiful part of the world since 2006 and have a passion for the lifestyle and traditions of the region. We're both British - Simon Scottish and Lynda English and chose to opt out of the rat race for a better quality of life which we have found here in the Pyrenees.
We're located in the Ariege Pyrenees Natural Park in the heart of the countryside - but not at all remote! We have easy access to the coast at Narbonne, the stunning city of Toulouse, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carcassonne, the pilgrimage city of Lourdes and we're just a short hop from Andorra and Spain. Our nearest large towns are Foix, Pamiers, Saint Girons and the medieval bastide city of Mirepoix.
Languages spoken: English, French
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Area Info –
Underground River of Labouiche2.8 miles
Ariege Golf Club3.6 miles
Foix Castle5.9 miles
Bedeilhac Cave11.4 miles
Col de la Crouzette12.8 miles
Buffalo Farm13.9 miles
Grotte de Lombrives15.1 miles
Niaux Cave15.3 miles
Montsegur Castle18.5 miles
Museum of Montségur18.7 miles
Restaurants & Markets
Le Girolata Cafe/Bar3.1 miles
Le Lapin Blanc, Varilhes Restaurant5 miles
Le Saint Michel, Varilhes Restaurant5 miles
Carrefour Contact, Varilhes Supermarket5 miles
Cafe du Commerce, Foix Cafe/Bar7.5 miles
Le Passe Temps, Foix Cafe/Bar7.5 miles
Super U, Verniolle Supermarket7.5 miles
Intermarché Hyper, Foix Supermarket7.5 miles
Foix, Mondays & Fridays Market7.5 miles
Mirepoix, Mondays Market21.7 miles
Saint Girons Market23.6 miles
Auberge de la Sapiniere, Col de Port Restaurant26.7 miles
Ariege River3.1 miles
Lac de Mercus / Teleski Lake15.5 miles
Salvaza Airport40.8 miles
Blagnac Airport42 miles
Castres-Mazamet Airport52.3 miles
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Sit back and relax
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
Pets are not allowed.
- Badminton equipment
- Water park Off-site Additional charge
- Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
- Bowling Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
- Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
- Fishing Off-site Additional charge
- Tennis court Off-site
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Street parking
Health & Wellness Facilities
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach chairs/Loungers
Entertainment & Family Services
- Kids' TV channels
- Board games/Puzzles
- Designated smoking area
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Refundable damage deposit
A EUR200 damage deposit is required on arrival (around USD224.05). This deposit will be fully refunded 7 days after check-out, as long as there isn't any damage to the property.
Children & Beds
Children are welcome
|0 - 14 years||
Can use an existing bed or an extra bed when requested
The maximum number of extra beds and children allowed in existing beds depends on the room you pick. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
No cribs are available
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.
A damage deposit of EUR 200 is required on arrival. That's about 224.05USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.