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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.

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Spring breaks – stay longer for free

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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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

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

El lugar es fantástico, Peter y familia son estupendos, grandes anfitriones. Si lo que buscas es tranquilidad, naturaleza, noches estrelladas… aquí lo encontrarás. Nosotros seguro repetimos.

The place is fantastic, Peter and family are great, great hosts. If what you are looking for is tranquility, nature, starry nights… here you will find it. We will surely repeat.

Meri, August 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!)