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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I did not know what to expect. Certainly I did not imagined that this place would be so enchanting. The coup,e that Owens this place is more than incredibly welcoming. The place is beautiful and comfortable and so beautiful. Charles will cook a dinner for you and in the morning he will bring fresh croissants. Laurel is a sweetheart that...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2016

My husband and I had a delightful stay here towards the end of May. We came across the place in a random search, unfamiliar with the area, but were pleasantly surprised. Charles and Laure made us feel extremely welcome and were very hospitable. We only stayed for 2 nights as we had a wedding to attend, but felt that we...

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Charles C, Gérant at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are so thankful that you had a great stay and that our place was up to your standards! Our conversations were a treat and we hope that your endeavours will pay off... In any case, we would love to see you again and wish you very well. Many thanks again,...

Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We booked this lovely b&b for one night and ended up staying for four! The rooms are enormous with very comfortable beds and our super bathroom had a view of a waterfall! Charles and Laure are a lovely couple and gave us advice on where to visit in the area. Laure bought us fresh croissants every morning for breakfast and...

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Charles C, Gérant at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. We thank you for having chosen us and are thrilled that you enjoyed the place as much as you did. It was a true pleasure to have you and hope to see you again.

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This must have been one of the more unsual places we stayed during our holiday. We loved the simple rooms, reminiscent of Victorian school rooms and the constant flow of water. We wandered around the 18 acres and walked alongside the river but the weather whilst we were there was a little too cool to tempt us in. Nice bars...

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Charles C, Gérant at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Since your stay, we have changed several bathroom heaters with some that dry towels. We usually do not change towels daily (we do so after three days) so as to conserve water however, are happy to replace in the meantime when asked. Once again, thank you for...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We were the only guests this evening, so we have our hosts Charles and Laure to ourselves. The owners have 32 acres here at what was once the sight of a forge that made cannonballs for Napoleon. The grounds were also a woolen mill at one time, and the building we are staying in was the mill, before being converted...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We stayed five days at La Forge and felt very much at home there. From the outset we fell in love with the place and during our stay discovered that Laure and Charles are a creative, attentive and kind couple. They take a keen interest in their guests and go out of their way to make them feel welcome. We...

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Charles C, Propriétaire at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

Many thanks for the time taken to give us your review and we are happy that you were pleased with your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

Burnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2015

When I first came down the bumpy long gravel drive (on my bike!) I was non too impressed but the more I came back to being human and the longer I was there and the more I experienced the more impressed I became. At first glance the room seemed ordinary but then the subtlety of it grew on me and...

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ForgedeMontolieu, Gérant at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

I thank you so much for the time that you have spent in writing your review. Furthermore, we are so happy that the place made you happy! We thank you so much for your visit and hope to see you and yours very soon! In the mean time, thank you once again for these kind words... Charles

Cambridgeshire England
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Other reviews will tell you about the comfort and size of the rooms, the friendly welcome, the good dinners - and they're right, but what delighted me equally was the fabulous setting - a beautiful garden in a wooded valley that was a delight to explore - you're always in sight (and sound) of water tumbling over granite boulders; the...

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Germany
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We've spent two nights which was just amazing. The Location, the hosts, the food, the friendliness, the park, the water, the weather, the rooms, the everything. Absolute recommendation to everybody - enjoy it.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The rooms in Charles' and Laure ' s converted linen mill are large with modern roomy en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds. It's 5 or 10 minutes from the 'book town' of Montolieu, hidden in a delightful valley garden where the sounds of the rills and falls of the river lull you to sleep at night (& during the day -...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the village of Montolieu (15 min. From Carcasssonne), a gorgeous ancient industrial site shaped by a napoleonic forge, and textile mill; at road's end, alongside a steep sided river with wild nature as sole neighbour. East-west orientation guarantees, from morning to dusk, that every room of the house has its share of light and shade. The newly renovated bedrooms offer a sober, but colourful elegance, along with their pretty individual en-suite bathrooms. The domain is less than five minutes from the village, and at close proximity to all that the area has to offer... The hosts, Charles Cowen, photographer, gardener and musician, and Laure, book dealer at Montolieu - "Village du Livre", greet their guests with a warm welcome, in a relaxing and family-oriented surroundings. Charles Cowen devotes his culinary talents to his guests, preparing refined and flowery meals with fresh organic local ingredients. Guests who love books as much as good food can also wander through Montolieu to load up their book bags at Laure's store, "La Lettre volee", or at the fourteen other book stores of the village... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forge de Montolieu

Address: la Forge | Hameau du Franc, 11170 Montolieu, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Aude > Montolieu
Price Range: RM349 - RM468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles SandraH584, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Corner room had double aspect views with waterfall.”
 of 5 bubbles 26PTV, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the bathroom that has a view of a waterfall!”
 of 5 bubbles dougj538, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are in hearing of the water but ours looked directly onto the waterfall”
 of 5 bubbles Loveyorkfood, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Well we had one facing the river .. and the noise of the water was impressive .. I imagine they are all good ...”
 of 5 bubbles SueSpencerKnight, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
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