Pyrenees Apartment Lodging Gite Accommodation 1.15 from Ryanair Carcassonne

Sorry, no pets. Unfortunately our Gite is not suitable for anyone with reduced mobility.


From 300 to 550 Euros per week.

Changeover Sat to Sat in High Season (July & August). Rates, duration & arrival days can be negotiated outside High Season.

Weekend rate: 180 Euros (min 2 nights).



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00 33 6 76 35 94 88


Carla Bayle


We are located near the pretty village of Sieuras close to the famous Bastide artists' village of Carla Bayle,

40 minutes south of Toulouse, in the Midi-Pyrenees. 


A spacious apartment full character. Sleeps 6.


A spacious 2 bedroom gite with a stunning open plan lounge & mezzanine, private terrace with views to the Pyrenees, set in 5000m2 of lush gardens & woodland.




When you arrive, sit back, relax & enjoy our complimentary welcome basket

surrounded by oak woods and views of the rolling Pyrenees foothills.




The gite 'chemin' & garden seat with fine views to the Pyrenees.



Our newly renovated accommodation is at one end of our home, with it's own entrance, parking and parkland.  There is a twin bedroom & a double bed on the mezzanine.  There is a large separate shower room with a wash basin & WC, accessible from the mezzanine & the twin room.   There are windows with shutters on the mezzanine first floor & in the bedroom plus 2 large sets of French windows on the ground floor. 





In the large open plan salon is a new fitted kitchen.  There is a wood burning stove, comfy seating, TV + DVD's but no television channels! There is Wi-Fi.  Sun loungers & a BBQ are available for your sole use.  An initial supply of wood is provided during the winter months.  Electricity is included but if extra heating is required then some extra charges may apply, depending on the duration of stay, weather conditions, etc.




   The gite is spacious, comfortably sleeping 4 adults.  We can offer 2 or 3 additional beds for children, creating flexible family accommodation.  Please do ask about options?  Outside of the High Season we can be very flexible on arrival dates, length of stay, etc. 

In High Season the changeover day is SATURDAY.




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00 33 6 76 35 94 88



We are ideally located for exploring the Ariege.  The high mountains, with a broad choice of exciting outdoor activities, are about 30 minutes drive.  Impressive Cathar castles perched on high crags, medieval towns & villages with colourful markets, huge caves, underground rivers all lie within easy reach.  There is a swimming lake (with lifeguard) within 10 minutes.  A supermarket (plus other amenities) & a 'Boulangerie-pâtisserie' are also within a 10 min drive.


We have lived in the area for a number of years.  We are keen walkers & bird watchers.  We also have 2 children so we are adept at entertaining the younger ones & encouraging them to enjoy the great outdoors!  As you may have noticed, we do have a friendly dog, Tiffi, and 2 cats.  None are allowed in the guest accommodation!  Cycling is very popular , with many routes in the local area.  There is an excellent fishing lake nearby. 


The Ariege has a huge amount to offer, not just the magnificent mountain scenery, but also it's fascinating history, rich culture, diverse wildlife & great food.  Please do contact us to find out more & to discuss your own ideas & requirements?


Best regards,


Rich & Yvett.


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00 33 6 76 35 94 88





About Rich & Yvett. 




Rich was born in York, England, and served in the Royal Air Force for 18 years.  He has a great interest in Pyrenees wildlife, history & culture.  Rich has lived in the Ariege for 9 years.  Yvett is Hungarian and is a fluent French speaker.  After 10 years living & working in Budapest, she sought a quieter life in France.


Since 2010, Yvett & Rich have built a new life together centred around the Leze valley, initially with a B&B in Le Fossat and 

after 2 years of renovation, opened 'Le Courtal' to guests in the Summer of 2014.


They both love very much the pace of life; the simple, colourful culture & cuisine plus the opportunity whenever possible to

explore the Pyrenees.


They feel most fortunate to be able to live in the Ariege and enjoy very much the chance to share this experience with everyone who stays in their home.









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Le Courtal Pyrenees Gite | Great Central Location in a Beautiful Setting.

A spacious apartment with a mix of modern comforts & old farmhouse character.  Sleeps 4.


hébergement en français




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One hour  from Toulouse.  1.20 from Carcassonne.  Easy access to many attractions & the High Pyrenees.

Beautiful Woodland Setting.  Private terrace & gardens. Free Wi-Fi.


The gite is private at one end of our home, with separate parking, private terrace & gardens. 

We are permanent residents who have lived and worked in the Ariege for 9 years

We are available throughout your stay to offer holiday advice; where to visit, restaurant recommendations, etc. 

Please contact us with any questions you may have?



We specialise in walking & bird watching holidays.



Included in the price of your stay is the chance to enjoy with us our local 'nature discovery walks'; exploring the local oak woodland, searching for orchids, tracking animals, & using a remote camera to film the local wildlife. 

We can also take you to visit a Bee-eater colony.



local view to Mont Valier


Day trips for walking, snow shoeing & bird watching can be arranged.

Trek the Chemin de la Liberte with a professional mountain guide. Contact us for more information.



email: [email protected]

00 33 6 76 35 94 88