La Genade

Axiat, Ariège
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)5 61 05 51 54

Meredith treats you with as much caring attention as she puts into climbing those Pyrenean peaks. Walk, bike, climb and return to fine food


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Up in her beloved mountains with the wild streams splashing and an unbroken view of 13th-century Lordat, Meredith loves sharing her heaven. A passionate climber, skier and cyclist, she rebuilt a ruined auberge; old stones and new wood, craggy beams, precious furniture and a cheery fire make it rustic, warm and elegant. Under truly American care, rooms have fine linens, oriental rugs and books. The welcome is genuine, breakfast is fresh and generous, dinners are animated and delicious. Walkers and cyclists should stay a week: you’re at 900m on the south side of St.Barthoelemy Peak and there’s a repair room specially for bikes – excellent value. The village has a 12th-century church to explore and there are many chapels and Romanesque churches within an hour’s drive. Nature lovers will be happy too with wildlife all around you and more wild orchid varieties than in any other area of France. Return to comfortable bedrooms with fine linen, a hot shower or a soak, a drink by the fire and home-cooked dinner. You’ll feel relaxed here.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights (1 for cyclists). Extra fold-out bed available for twin room, €10.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €23-€26; please enquire for Christmas & New Year.


Nightly price
from €60
Damage deposit
Extra bed €10.
2 Doubles
From €60
1 Twin
From €75



Nice accommodation in a very quiet place and with lovely views of the surrounding mountains, near the route of the Roman churches and interesting caves with cave paintings. Good value for money. Meredith is a great host who knows the area very well and advises you based on your needs. Very healthy breakfasts with fresh fruit, homemade bread and jams. We felt very at home.

Ángeles, Andorra

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Meredith Dickinson

  • Les Bains du Couloubret in Ax les Thermes - 20min - the biggest, hottest and most recently renovated in the Pyrenees: 700m2 of "Espace de Bien-etre".
  • For cyclists,: my Rt des Corniches is part of the "Classic Cols" cycling challenge,. There are 5 cols or Etapes of the Tour de Fr within cycling distance of my house.
  • According to my orchid safari visitors, the Haute Ariege has more orchids, of more varieties, than anywhere in France. The season, depending on altitude, is mid-May to mid-July.
  • For rock climbers it is paradise. See the new guide published by English climbers.There are more high mountain lakes in the Haute Ariege than in any other Dept. in France.
  • People come from all over the world to visit the cave paintings in the Grotte de Niaux, as well as the Grotte de Bedeilhac, the Grotte de la Vache and the Grottes de Lombrives. 20-30min
  • Axiat and the Rt des Cornichesare are on the circuit of Romanesque chapels and churches in the Haute Ariege; a dozen at least within a 5min to 1H drive of my house..