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Enjoy life at a slower pace in the beautiful South West France countryside

Escape to Domaine La Castagne, a tranquil rural retreat that gives you a chance to escape busy lives, only a short journey from Toulouse. Live life at a slower pace in the beautiful Lauragais countryside at our hidden gem in the South West of France. Take time to enjoy the simpler pleasures or explore the countryside. Make the most of the many local attractions for great days out. At the end of the day, sit down and enjoy a meal together and sample the wonderful food and wine this region has to offer.

Early Bird BBQ offer

Book with us for before March 2022 and let us BBQ for you and your group

Time to breath

If you are looking to get away from it all, we have the perfect solution. Relax and enjoy our tranquil site with plenty of space and places to chill out.

Let us help you to shape your perfect holiday, enjoy experiences sampling all the great things that the region has to offer. From a couple to a large group, we can work with you to put together a break just for you:

Lots of great walks.

Hire a bike and enjoy the Canal du Midi or the Rigole.

Have a cassoulet delivered to your gite.

Visit our local Olive Oil grove and sample the amazing oil and the great views.

Visit Revel market, voted one of the best markets in France for local and organic produce.

Visit our local organic brewery

Picnic by the Canal or by Lac Saint Ferriol

No need for a car! We can pick you up from the station, arrange for food essentials, arrange for bike hire and design a break without the need for a car. Only 25 minutes by train from Toulouse!

Step inside our gîtes

4 beautiful stone cottages, equipped with everything you need


Stay in our stylish tents to be closer to nature, with comfort and privacy

Au temps de la nature…

We bought our home, Domaine La Castagne, in April 2019. It gave us the opportunity to create Nature’s Pace Holidays to help people to share in the beauty and tranquility of Domaine La Castagne and the beautiful Lauragais countryside. We felt that ‘au temps de la nature’ perfectly describes what we are trying to achieve to do, we want to give people time.

Time to connect to nature
Time to connect with the region
Time to connect with each other

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Ruth, July 2019

Our welcome was warm, friendly and the local produce and wine waiting for us was a lovely and very welcome surprise. Liz and Peter were perfect hosts and can’t be faulted. They have continued the tradition of the best hospitality and the warmest welcome in a beautiful place.

Ruth, July 2019

Sophie August 2019

Le gîte est superbe, grand, très bien équipé et parfaitement propre. L’accueil de Liz et Peter est génial, ils sont charmants, et très attentionnés. Le domaine est propice à des vacances calmes et tranquilles. Mais très bien aménagé aussi pour que les enfants s’amusent et jouent ! Nous y retournerons certainement.

Sophie August 2019

Catherine, July 2019

Excellent Gite accommodation, perfectly positioned between Carcassonne, Toulouse and the Canal du Midi. The hosts, Peter and Liz couldn’t have been more welcoming. We had a wonderful time and are planning to come back soon.

Catherine, July 2019

Gaille, 2019

Gites magnifique. Maison bien équipée – super piscine, jarden superbe et hotes adorables. Merci pour le lit bébé et la baignoir, trés practique pour nous fetters année.

Gaille, 2019

And a more positive impact on the world around us …

We are working to make a holiday at Domaine La Castagne a more environmentally and socially sustainable holiday. We believe in working alongside the environment and trying to ensure that we and our guests have as minimal impact as is practicable, working to support local producers, encourage use of environmentally friendly travel and alternative products and approaches that support our environment (and all of us too!)