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La Scierie - Mill Gite

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The house

La Scierie is a renovated water-powered saw mill on the banks of the River Arget in Serres Sur Arget. There are three independent gites at La Scierie making it a great destination for groups of friends, or extended family. Each gite has its own terrace/garden area with BBQ and outdoor seating. The three gites share our beautiful river bordered land, games room, and swimming pool. Newly installed in 2016, our impressive 12x5m heated pool is salt filtered to be kind to your skin. More serious swimmers can benefit from a private early morning session with the integral swim jet. There is an abris to ensure the pool is available for use no matter the weather.
La Scierie makes an excellent base for exploring the regions' historical Cathar sites, and a perfect choice for outdoor activities in summer and winter. There are abundant walks and cycle paths, for climbers the Ariege climb sites are quiet and easily accessible, and ski resorts are only a short drive away. A quiet municipal pool 30m away is open during July and August. The three gites are situated on the South side of the Mill House, and benefit from wireless internet access. The mill is set in three acres of beautiful river bordered land with lots of secluded seating areas to allow guests to completely relax.
The Mill Gite benefits from a dual south and east aspect allowing guests to enjoy the best of the early morning sun. The large open plan living space overlooks the mill stream and is eqipped with woodburning stove, armchairs, dining room table, and a kitchen area. The kitchen area contains a gas hob with oven, and a fridge with small freezer compartment. The kitchen is equipped with all the cutlery, crockery and glassware you need for a self-catering break.
The bedroom conatins a double bed and benefits from a en-suite bathroom. A cot is available on request. The bathroom has a large shower, sink and toilet.
Cleaning/linen: Kitchen and bed linen and towels are included in the rental. For bookings of more than one week cleaning and fresh linen are provided on the Friday.


  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Suitable for large groups
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool


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La Scierie is in the Hamlet of La Mouline, the commune Serres Sur Arget. The local scenery is stunning countryside,with breathtaking mountain views, there are numerous beautiful walks nearby, some that can be started from the gite. There is a boulangerie a short walk away, and a restaraunt/bar in the next village a 3km drive.
We are a 10 minute drive from Foix where there are many restaraunts and bars together with the historic chateau.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • In or near a village
  • In or near a town

Restaurants, food & wine

A 3km drive from La Scierie is a small bar/restaraunt specialising in local cuisine. Foix has numerous restaraunts catering for all tastes and budgets.


Beautiful walks and cycle rides (cycle hire available locally) can be made from the house. Birdwatchers can spent hours watching the wonderful variety of birds particularly the many raptors which fly over our valley. Lake Montbel provides swimming, sailing and fishing. Visit a real Pizza hut whilst listening to jazz as you enjoy a beautiful sunset. For the adventurous there is canoeing, rafting, rockclimbing etc. For the curious there are prehistoric caves with wonderful cave paintings, an underground river at Labouiche and a fascinating spring which inexplicably disappears from time to time, the Font de Fontestorbe, a drive through the amazing Grotte de Mas d'Azil a must, and many other adventures. For the historians there are all the Cathar castles to visit and the wonderful walks along the Cathar pathways.(One of these paths passes behind our house). For the shopaholics, Toulouse has an excellent choice of shops and tax free shopping is an hour and a half drive away in Andorra. Lourdes is two and a half hours away into the mountains. At Ussat les Bains and Ax les Thermes you can exercise in the thermal waters or just be pampered. Foix has the largest Medieval festival in France in July/ August. For music lovers, there are many concerts in Foix and Toulouse and an excellent medieval music festival in Roquefixade at the end of August. The Tour de France passes 100m from La Scierie on 14th July..
Your host is a personal trainer and massage therapist. You are welcome to join the twice weekly gym classes held in our games room. Jenny has a therapy room on site where you can book a sports massage treatment or a relaxing aromatherapy massage.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Flying and gliding
  • Other courses
  • Cross-country skiing

Further remarks

There are three gites at La Scierie. The gites all have their private garden/terrace, but enjoy access to our stunning 3 acre riverbordered land.
The owner Jenny is a qualified massage therapist and is on hand to offer relaxation massage or a more intense deep muscle massage to help you recover from too much hiking!
Our other two gites are also adtvertised on, please see no:8110, and 8689 for more details.


Additional price info and offers

Low season Sept-Apr
Mid season May, June,
High Season July, August

Price includes

  • Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

Availability of 'La Scierie - Mill Gite'

Attention! Jenny Hatchard has last updated the calendar on 04 Jun 2018

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Visitors of La Scierie - Mill Gite evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in June 2017

Wij hebben 2 weken overnacht in de kleine maar zeer gezellige studio gite.voor 2 personen. Er zit een mooi priveterras met tuintje bij waar de hele dag zon is inclusief bbq.
Het zwembad is echt prachtig en groot met veel ligstoelen en zitjes eromheen. Aangrenzend de grote verbouwde schuur waar je je als kind en volwassene goed kunt vermaken met biljarten pingpong tafelvoetbal en nog veel meer. De grote tuin is echt prachtig vol bloemen planten bomen vijver en wordt goed onderhouden. Overal in de tuin vind je gezellige plekjes met ligstoelen of zitjes waar je je kunt terugtrekken en lekker kunt relaxen. Het aangrenzende riviertje nodigt uit om lekker te spelen. Het is een klein paradijsje. Ook heb ik deelgenomen aan de sportles die de eigenares 2x per week geeft in de schuur en heb ook een massage gehad in haar praktijkruimte. Heerlijk. Ze hebben lieve honden en katten .De eigenaren stonden altijd klaar voor ons om advies te geven over de omgeving.
Er worden veel dorpsfeesten georganiseerd in de omgeving. De omgeving is prachtig en we hebben veel wandelingen gemaakt en lekker gegeten in de omgeving.
Deze plek is echt een aanrader voor stellen en gezinnen met kinderen.

Visited in May 2011

Wij hebben hier een heerlijke vakantie gehad. De tuin is van een wonderbaarlijke schoonheid.We zijn hier heel ontspannen geraakt. De omgeving is schitterend. Historisch heel veel te ontdekken. De markt in Foix is heel erg leuk.De natuur is overweldigend! De gastheer en gastvrouw zijn bijzonder vriendelijk en Jenny is een fantastische masseuse. Een adres om aan te bevelen!


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