La Petite Écurie

Leran, Ariège
Self-catering


Chestnut floors, exposed stone, comfortable bedrooms. Picnic with the family in the large walled garden, splash in the saltwater pool

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Cross the courtyard from the Furnesses’ grand 18th-century townhouse and there is La Petite Écurie, ‘1758’ inscribed over its door. John and Lee-Anne have done much of this little stables conversion themselves, and made a great job of it: the overall effect is assured and pleasing. Cheerful bedrooms have chestnut wood floors and exposed stone walls to show off the tapestries that hang richly behind the beds; the shiny bathroom has a proper bathtub; the beamed living room is stylish and cosy; the kitchen has every appliance you can think of. This is a quiet corner of town and the garden, with its hammock and saltwater pool, is a lovely surprise. Australians John and Lee-Anne came to live here in 1999: she is an accomplished chef and you can book a meal with them in their fine big house where they do B&B. They love living here and know all about the area and its scattering of Cathar castles. Take a picnic hamper (Lee-Anne will provide) and set off and explore, or spend the day basking on the sunny shores of Lac Montbel.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €75
Weekly price
from €520
Damage deposit
€150
1 House for 4
From €753 beds2 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from John & Lee-Anne Furness

  • Sawday bed and breakfast accommodation also available opposite La Petite Ecurie, so extra friends can stay there. It is also possible to book Tables D'Hotes (an evening meal) in the B & B
  • 15kms from the beautiful mediaeval town of Mirepoix with a must visit Monday morning market, as well as regular local events.
  • 30 minutes drive to visit the outstanding Cathar Chateau of Montsegur, as well as a number of other Cathar chateaux within a short drive.
  • The Friday night market in July and August - a night to wine and dine in the main street with local entertainment for a terrific family event.
  • Choose your walk or bike ride from the extensive range of circuits that surround us. You are spoiled for choice and can select routes for various levels of difficulty. The Lac de Montbel is a beautiful area for walks and a wide range of water activities.
  • Interested in Cathar Chateaux and history, caves and cave paintings, underground rivers, thermal springs, all available within short distances from L'Impasse du Temple.