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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We recently stayed for a couple of nights to be near Carcassone. We just loved the magical terraced gardens with countless hidden corners and lush waterfalls. The bedrooms were large and with luxurious bathrooms and the lounge very comfortable. The hosts were charming and interesting and served up fantastic home made food. Our two sons were particularly fond of having...

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

Thank you so much for your comments! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind remarks regarding our spot and food. Perhaps we will have the pleasure of seeing again the knights in action around the Cathare castles in the future, in the meantime, best wishes from our family to...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a very special place that reflects the passion, commitment and creativity of the couple whose dreams and vision you can see unfolding as you stroll its gardens, streams and foot paths. A simple physical description of the property cannot capture what is compelling about it. You can't help but be comfortable at La Forge. You will enjoy owners...

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

Thank you so much for your great comments! We are so pleased that the Forge and its occupants were able to give you a glimpse of relaxation - too bad we can't export the waterfalls! In any case, once again, thank you for coming to visit as well as the time it took to write your comments and, perhaps our...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We spent two very relaxing nights at La Forge, which surprised us with its natural charm and beauty. This well-maintained B&B with generous, clean and comfortable rooms is set on a large property. The beautiful surroundings with green terraces, tall trees, mossy forest paths, sparkling creeks and splendid waterfalls are well worth exploring. The hosts Laure and Charles and their...

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review and your choice to stay with us! We are pleased that the Forge experience translated itself into a wonderful experience for you. Also, many thanks for your comments regarding our food as we do take care to serve as much homemade or locally available products to ensure the authenticity of our guest's stay. It...

Bowie, Maryland
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We had an amazing visit to Forge de Montolieu! Charles and Laura are wonderful hosts. Charles is a gourmet cook, and treated us to one of the very best meals we had in France. It consisted of delicious Gaspacho (Served with Warm Chèvre toasts that melt in your mouth); Duck breast with risotto; a local cheese coarse; and a choice...

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review as well as your choice to stay at the Forge. We are so pleased that the setting pleased you and I must thank your for your words regarding our cooking. As you say, it may not please the riviera luxury type (though some have stayed and loved it), the place remains for our guests...

Bowie, Maryland
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Having just finished a feast of gazpacho, rounds of bread and chèvre put under the broiler, duck breast, risotto with chanterelles and onions, homemade bread, homemade chutney, assorted cheeses, rhubarb cream and fresh madeleines from Charles who is serving the food as he prepares the plates and Laure hands them around, this charming couple has brought us into their lovely...

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

Thank you so much for your fabulous comments! We are so pleased that your stay was so memorable but, keep in mind that, a large part of the magic of this place is, the people that come to visit. Again, we thank you for your time taken in writing and also your choice of coming to visit us and hope...

Marseille, France
Reviewed 2 September 2013

My partner and I spent 3 nights at Forge de Montolieu, and if I wasn't that we had to return to work we would have spent the week! The Forge, it's stunning garden and most off the welcome of Laure and Charles was wonderful. We needed a quiet getaway and we found it! Our days were spent relaxing by the...

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

Many thanks for your wonderful comments. We are sorry to write so late but, regardless, we thank you for the time taken to write your review. We are glad that our place and services were what you hoped for and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Many thanks!

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Just go there and see...you won't regret. You'll find there a fairytale garden, waterfalls, dogs, cats, doves, (sometimes owls), beautiful rooms, fresh food prepared by the great cook Charles on demandl, atmosphere....

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Northern Ireland
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Our visit to the Forge was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our recent trip to southern France. Since returning home we have been recommending it to friends and family, although the urge to keep it to ourselves is very strong because it is such a unique place. The accommodation and its surroundings are magnificent, full of character and history....

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We arrived tired and hot,and within minutes were warmly greeted and installed in our ( large and comfortable and fresh) room,with our very own waterfall just outside our window. Friendly hosts,friendly menagerie(dogs and cats) leafy walks by the picturesque river, fabulous food(really) If that wasn't enough the village of Montolieu with it's twenty eight odd bookshops,and its friendly and helpful...

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

Thank you so much for your visit as well as the time spent writing such a wonderful review. Since you have left, I have had many villagers ask how you both are getting along and I think that the time spent here touched more than a few. In any case, we thank you again and do hope to see you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
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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: RM374 - RM422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All of the rooms are nice”
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“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!”
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“All rooms are in hearing of the water but ours looked directly onto the waterfall”
 of 5 bubbles Loveyorkfood, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
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