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ENVIRONMENT, VIEW, AND NEIGHBORHOOD: The cottage is located in a serene countryside setting, in a peaceful hamlet situated on the outskirts of a forest. The hamlet is home to fifteen residents, as well as an abundance of deer and wild boar, which lucky guests may even spot in the garden. With no neighboring properties obstructing the view, guests can enjoy a scenic vista of the surrounding countryside. Although the cottage is attached to the owner's house, it has a separate entrance, ensuring complete independence for guests.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR FEATURES: The cottage offers a pleasant and cozy atmosphere, featuring a spacious main living room measuring 30 square meters with a kitchen and dining area equipped with a gas hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, and washing machine. A large bay window opens onto a covered south-facing balcony, measuring 6 square meters. The living area is complemented by a mezzanine under the roof, spanning 18 square meters and furnished as a dormitory. It comprises two partitioned beds, one measuring 120 cm and the other 140 cm, both equipped with blackout curtains, as well as a spacious 2 square meter closet. Adjacent to the mezzanine, also under the roof, is a 6 square meter bathroom featuring a shower, sink, toilet, and a fairly large closet. The cottage also offers WIFI access and, if needed, amenities such as a changing table, cot, and high chair. Please note that sheets and towels are not provided. Pets are accepted under specific conditions.

LOCATION AND NEARBY CITIES: The cottage is conveniently located just 5 minutes away from the center of Lavelanet. It is also within easy reach of various attractions in the region, such as Montségur (13 km), Mirepoix (18 km), Camon (20 km), Foix (25 km), Tarascon (35 km), Pamiers (45 km), Carcassonne (60 km), St Girons, St Lizier, and the Cathar castles, medieval towns, and prehistoric sites that are just a few minutes away. Furthermore, the valleys of Couserans and Vicdessos are only an hour away, while Andorra, the sea, and Spain can be reached within an hour and a half.

ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION: The Ariège region offers a wide range of diverse and varied activities, including canoeing, canyoning, rafting, hydro speed, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, and various water activities in lakes and rivers. The Olmes Mountains ski resort, located just 20 km away, also offers summer activities such as downhill mountain biking, zip-lining, archery, and climbing. There are also numerous natural attractions to explore, including the underground river of Bouiche, Lake Montbel, the Frau gorges, the Plateau de Beille, altitude lakes, and the Luzenac talc quarry park with bamboo. Visitors can also enjoy intermittent Fontestorbes and its fountain, a tree climbing site, the Bélesta forest, and the Roquefort Les Cascades waterfalls, which cascade down from a height of thirty meters, creating a petrifying waterfall. For those interested in prehistoric sites, there are several caves to explore, such as Niaux, Cow, Lombrives, Bédeilhac, Maz d'Azil, and the Prehistoric Park. History enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the region's rich heritage, visiting sites such as the cave church of Vals, abbeys, cathedrals, Romanesque churches, villages, and Cathar castles (with 19 castles located nearby, including Montsegur, Roquefixade, Puivert, Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, and Puilaurens). Other notable towns to visit include Mirepoix with its historic center and fifteenth-century covered market, Foix with its medieval castle, and Carcassonne. Visitors can also participate in festivals, medieval days, night shows, and outdoor events. Additionally, there are several museums to explore, such as the Forges de Pyrene, Textile, Horn Comb, Hunting and Nature, and Old Trades museums. Farm visits are also available, including bison, llama, reptile, ostrich, butterfly house, and wolf farms. Guests can savor the local gastronomy, which includes farm products, foie gras, confits, mountain charcuterie, and cheeses. Overall, there is a wide range of activities available to satisfy both young and old.

SERVICES AND SHOPS: Lavelanet, with its population of 6,500, offers all the necessary amenities for everyday life, including banks, a post office, pharmacy, various shops, a cinema, supermarkets, and discount stores. Additionally, there are medical, dental, laboratory, emergency, Social Security, and veterinary services available.

OTHER INFORMATION: We are happy to provide explanations in both French and Spanish. We are at your disposal and encourage you to contact us for further information. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful region.


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  • Foix Castle: Located in the nearby town of Foix, this medieval castle is a must-visit attraction. It offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and houses a museum with exhibits on the history of the region.
  • Grotte de Niaux: Situated in Tarascon-sur-Ariège, this prehistoric cave is famous for its well-preserved paintings dating back over 14,000 years. Guided tours take visitors through the underground chambers, providing a glimpse into ancient art and culture.
  • Mirepoix: A charming medieval town, Mirepoix is known for its picturesque half-timbered houses and a beautiful central square lined with cafés and shops. Take a stroll through its narrow streets, visit the 13th-century Mirepoix Cathedral, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
  • Montségur Castle: Located atop a rocky hill, Montségur Castle is a symbolic site of the Cathar resistance during the Middle Ages. Although only ruins remain, the castle offers panoramic views of the Pyrenees and the surrounding countryside.
  • Ax-les-Thermes: This spa town is renowned for its thermal waters. Visitors can relax in the natural hot springs or enjoy various wellness treatments at the local spas. Additionally, Ax-les-Thermes is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, with ski resorts nearby.
  • Parc de la Préhistoire de Tarascon-sur-Ariège: Ideal for families, this prehistoric park offers an interactive journey through the history of mankind. Discover life-sized replicas of prehistoric animals, visit reconstructed Neolithic dwellings, and learn about early human civilizations.
  • Château de Foix: Situated in the town of Foix, this imposing medieval fortress showcases the rich history of the region. Explore the castle's towers, ramparts, and museum to learn about its past and enjoy panoramic views of the Ariège Valley.
  • Grotte du Mas d'Azil: This natural cave system near the village of Le Mas-d'Azil is known for its vast size and impressive rock formations. Visitors can follow the underground path and witness the stunning stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over thousands of years.
  • Parc Pyrénéen de l'Art Préhistorique: Located in Tarascon-sur-Ariège, this park combines art, nature, and history. It features a collection of prehistoric sculptures set in a beautiful outdoor setting, offering visitors a unique experience blending art appreciation with nature. 10. Les Forges de Pyrène: Situated in Montgailhard, this open-air museum showcases traditional crafts and trades of the Pyrenees. Visitors can observe demonstrations of blacksmithing, weaving, and pottery, gaining insights into the region's cultural heritage.

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