Montlaur Gites

Rural French village in the Corbieres

L’Ancienne Ecurie

L’Ancienne Ecurie is a large village house for up to 8  people recently renovated to a high standard.  

Gites de France quality rating – 3 epis

4.5/5  on Trip Advisor

Floor space 136 m2

Free wifi accessible throughout house 

On the ground floor there is an entrance hall leading to

  • large dining-room  (26sq metres) with TV corner with exposed stone walls. Newly fitted (2019) reversible air conditioing which provides warmth in winter downstairs and  cooling air in summer . Wood burning stove, library, and  40 inch flat screen TV ,  DVD and comfortable seating. 
  • the Stables lounge (after which the house is named!) with sofa and  comfirtable chairs.  Ideal for relaxing. Opens onto a small inner courtyard (with log store and garden furniture) and also onto the large terrace
  • superb fitted kitchen (including oven, hob, fridge/freezer and second fridge , dishwasher, microwave and walk-in pantry); very well equipped 
  • laundry room with washing machine, stone sink, iron and ironing board
  •  separate WC with washbasin .

    Arch from diningroom with stairs leading to  the first floor :-

  • four double  bedrooms  two of which have double beds, and two each have two single beds.
  • the main bathroom , newly fitted in March 2021, is fully tiled and has a large walk-in  shower   , washbasin, WC and heated towel rail.
  • Two of the bedrooms (one with double bed, one with two single beds which stack together) are interconnecting - an ideal family suite - and have an ensuite shower room with washbasin, heated towel rail  and  WC,  and a balcony overlooking the inner courtyard with table and chairs 
  • Each of the four bedrooms  has a wardrobe, chair, chest of drawers, bedside tables and hairdryers.

Double gates at the side of the property lead to a small private walled garden with parking for one car, a large sunny terrace surrounded by flowers and a paved roofed area. Garden furniture ideal for meals outside,  barbecue and sun loungers. 

Children’s toys, cots and highchairs available.

Reversible air conditioing downstairs . Cooling fans for summer use. Electric radiators.

Well behaved pet(s) welcome subject to our agreement in advance 


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Extracts from independent reviews on Trip Advisor

“The gite was situated in the centre of a very friendly village. Everyone would wish you 'bonjour' as you went to the village shop to get your morning pain au chocolate. The property was full of French character and charm but with all modern conveniences and a lovely private courtyard. The owners Peter and Felicity were very helpful and friendly. .. It was a very enjoyable introduction to French village life.”

“Sympathetically renovated old village house situated in centre of village, retaining many original features. It has bags of character and space but also well-appointed with good modern, well equipped kitchen and 2 excellent modern bathrooms. Excellent area for eating outside. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.”

“A very "French" experience for two Aussies, exactly what we were looking for..”