“We have just had a fantastic weeks holiday at Le Courtal gite, we couldn't have asked for more friendly welcome from Rich & Yvett.”

Ollie B

Your hosts

Richard & Yvett

Richard is an active participant of the departmental naturalist association Conservatoire d’espaces naturels Ariège (ANA – CEN Ariège) and has 14 years experience of Nature Obs & Conservation in the Pyrenees. He is a trained 'walk animator' and first aider and has extensive knowledge to share on the wildlife, history and landscape of the area. His desire to travel, and fascination with history and nature, led to 18 years in the Royal Air Force, where nature and walking always provided an escape and release. This relationship with nature and its ability to calm and empower is something he strives to share with others.

Richard and Yvett  have lived in this wild corner or France for 14 years, and can offer invaluable guidance on walking , bird watching, local history and where to eat and shop. They offer you the warmest welcome, smiles and laughter, and with a passion for cooking they can also provide wonderful food.


Your apartment

1 double   |   2 twin   |   1 bathroom

Your apartment is attached to our home yet entirely private, with stunning views from your patio. When you’re not out exploring, you can rest amongst our peaceful oasis under the canopy of the trees. Our calming, rustic interior is fully equipped for self-catering, but we can still provide dinners on request, and will treat you to a fresh French breakfast each morning.




Hob Cooker


Washing machine

Tumble dryer



Laptop-friendly workspace

Free private parking

Private entrance


Private patio & garden area

Dishes and silverware

Cooking basics

Towels and linen

Hair dryer

Dog friendly on request



Le Courtal, 09130 Sieuras, France


Experience packages made for you…

Mountain Roam

Ideal for those in need of fresh mountain air. We will take you on some picturesque walks in the Pyrenees where you can reset and refocus. Then relax after a day hiking at our peaceful, private apartment.

2 people

4 or 7 nights

from £82pp per night

Pyrenees Discovery

Perfect for those looking for a cultural yet restful stay amongst the natural wonders of the Ariege. Explore the varied and colourful culture of the South West along with many opportunities to relax and unwind. 

2 people

4 or 7 nights

from £82pp per night

Roam into the Wild

Discover the wonderful, diverse  wildlife of the Ariege, from the low-land plains to the high Pyrenees.  Gain access to remote locations with a knowledgeable guide to introduce you to the fascinating bird and wildlife species of the Pyrenees.

2 people

4 or 7 nights

from £82pp per night

Let’s discuss your escape

Let us know what you are looking for, whether it’s one of our set packages or something bespoke. Let’s start a conversation! Fill in the form and we will get back to you. Alternatively you can use the phone number or email address provided. 

T:  00 33 6 16 22 66 53

E:  richard@roamandretreat.co.uk

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