La Petite Écurie

Leran, Ariège
+33 (0)5 61 01 50 02

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


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

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.


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Short breaks available.


Nightly price
from €89
Weekly price
from €620
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From €893 beds2 bedrooms


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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.