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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.

Time to breath

If you are looking for a short break 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 break, 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 weekend 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

Walk to our local Table d’hote for a great meal and fabulous views.

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

Glamping

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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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

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

Larsen, July 2019

Prachtig domein in een rustige, schitterende omgeving. De eigenaars (engelstalig) zijn zeer vriendeijk en behulpzaam. Ze staan open voor een babbel en vragen, maar respecteren evengoed je privacy. Verder is alles ter plekke aanwezig om van je vakantie te genieten!

Beautiful domain in a quiet, beautiful setting. The owners are very friendly and helpful. They are open to chat and ask questions, but also respect your privacy. Furthermore, everything is available on the spot to enjoy your holiday!

Larsen, July 2019

Meri August 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

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!)