Gite for holiday let in Midi Pyrenees

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6km from Mirepoix, Ariège, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MA005193 Advertiser since: 2 September 2016
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Grange de Pierre Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2 Cot available for baby

About this property

Style an Comfort. Luxury Barn, Heated Pool. Mirepoix. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Top Quality. Heated Pool, 3 bed/2 bath, lovely grounds. Close to town.

Grange de Pierre is a top-quality stone barn conversion that has everything you could need for relaxing in style. Perfectly located on the Aude/Ariege border only 5 minutes from the lovely medieval town of Mirepoix with all facilities and just 30 minutes from Carcassonne, 1hr Med. coast and easy reach of Mountains. Free wi-fi, hotel-sized heated pool and poolhouse with fridge, bbq and outdoor dining.

Three elegant bedrooms with exposed stone walls, comfortable beds and crisp professionally laundered bed linen. Master suite with king size bed and en suite bathroom featuring walk in rain-bath massage shower, wc and separate deep bath. Second double room with comfortable double divan bed. Bedroom 3 is a stylish twin room. Contemporary shower room with wc. Quality cotton towels supplied.
Open plan convivial kitchen for gourmets with rangecooker, Nespresso coffee-machine, dishwasher and microwave. Cosy woodburner, dvds, books and Ipod/cd player, satellite tv.

Offering seclusion and privacy without being remote. Property fully restored to luxurious standard whilst retaining original features. Entry hall way and downstairs utility room with staircase (steep) leading up to spacious living area with vaulted ceiling and comfortable seating.

Private gardens to side and rear with outside dining, bbq and sunloungers. Set in extensive wooded grounds with hotel-sized heated pool (shared with farmhouse), poolhouse, fridge & lighting for evening swims. Quiet areas, hammocks and shady trees for relaxing. Nature lovers will enjoy the birds and wildlilfe in our 3 acre wooded gardens. Plenty of room for everyone to find peace and space.

Surrounded by wooded hills with mountain views and walks directly from the doorstep! Come and relax, enjoy wonderful food and wine in this elegant French home from home! Warm and cosy in winter with woodburner and heating. Fans to all rooms and thick stone walls in for summer! Friendly Auberge within easy walking distance serving local food and wine at reasonable prices. Mirepoix town is just 3 minutes away for more restaurants, shops, cafes, bars and festivals! An ideal location to explore the Cathar region, Canal du Midi, Carcassonne, Tour de France routes, Pyrenees, Med Coast and Spain... if you can tear yourself away from the pool! Shaded off-road private parking, logstore and lock-up space for bikes. Come and spoil yourself!

This property can be rented in conjunction with the farmhouse next door to accommodate additional guests (RA004959). Also another detached villa with pool (MA005110) within 10 minute drive, ideal for, family/friends gatherings and special occasions.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

An open-plan convivial kitchen which has everything you may need to create great meals with local market produce. Rangecooker, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave,Nespresso coffee machine and toaster. Even cookbooks!
There's an antique oval table seating up to six guests comfortably.

Living rooms

The living area is spacious and has a vaulted ceiling, exposed stone walls and beams. It has three comfortable sofas, coffee table, tv, ipod dock and dvds together with a selection of books. Ceiling fan for hot summer days, good heating for cooler times. Very efficient woodburning stove.

Bedrooms

Luxurious Master suite with large divan bed, stylish furnishings and en-suite full bathroom with deep bath, massage jet shower, w.c. and basin. Park view.

Double divan room with views to open countryside.

Twin room with no view but well furnished and comfortable.

All bedrooms have exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and carpeted flooring.

Bedding is professionally laundered and supplied within the rental fee.

Bathrooms

En-suite to master bedroom has a deep bath, separate massage jet shower cabin, wc, basin and heated towel rail.

Second shower room has shower cabin, vanity unit, wc and heated towel rail.

Quality cotton towels are supplied for indoor use.

Heating

Very efficient woodburning stove (logs payable locally).
Modern electric radiators to all rooms.

Entertainment

Mirepoix is one of the top towns in SW France for entertainment, festivals, markets, shops plus good food and wine. It has a traffic-free central square of medieval timbered buildings with cafes and good restaurants. A good place for children to be safe whilst adults enjoy a drink and relax. The town is just 3km (5 minutes by car) from the property. The Monday market is one of the bet for many miles, great for buying everything to cook up a storm and find your inner "Masterchef"!
At the property we provide satellite tv, wi-fi, a collection of great dvds and books.
In the grounds there is a large pool house with fridge for cool drinks, food & icecreams. Poolside BBQ. Music and lighting for evening bathing and enjoyment.

In the locality there is Lake Montbel and the friendly village of Leran with good cafes/bars, walks, riding and beach with a backdrop of the Pyrenees. Toulouse, Med. Narbonne and Andorra within easy reach, Spain 2hrs. Something for everyone!

Garden and outside

Private gardens to side and rear with outside dining, bbq and sunloungers. Set in extensive wooded grounds with hotel-sized heated pool (shared with farmhouse), poolhouse, fridge & lighting for evening swims. Quiet areas, hammocks & shady trees for relaxing. Nature lovers will enjoy the birds & wildlilfe in our 3 acre wooded gardens. Plenty of room for everyone to find peace and space.

Walking directly from the doorstep into an area of outstanding natural beauty with views of the Pyrenees mountains. Trails with unlimited access.

Ideal for cyclists and walkers - spectacular countryside all around.  Motorycycle and cycle parking available. Private driveway, no neighbouring properties.  Tranquil without being remote.

Parking and garages

The property has private covered parking for up to 3 vehicles plus lock up parking for bikes.

Visitor suitability

The main living and sleeping area of this barn conversion is set on an upper floor which is accessed by a steep staircase. Young children must be able to manage this. Not suitable for those with limited mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

Please ask for any additional interests or things you would like to do - everything is usually possible. This is an area of outstanding interest for cyclists, walkers, history lovers, gourmets and scenery.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Mirepoix
Distance: 3 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 25 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Varied - buy day pass
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Montbel
Distance: 15 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Eco golf Ariege or Carcassonne
Distance: 40 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Treille
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route des Cathars, Malpere, Minervois, Corbieres

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: Les Monts d'Olmes
Distance: 25 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR78 Chemin Compostella/Camino Santiago

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine Gayda & Chateau de Pennautier
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Julie Mason

We have been visiting this area since 2000 and now live here & so are very well placed to provide the answers to any queries. Our love affair with this beautiful & friendly area continues. Having holidayed over the years in many French holiday rentals, we know just how much the "little details" matter and our aim is to provide the extra touches to make sure you have a good holiday and can relax in a home from home.<br/>We hope to welcome you here or in property MA005110 nearby.

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? Medieval gems Mirepoix, Carcassonne & the stunning local area just ticked all the boxes. There are plenty of places to visit within easy reach from Cathar castles, swimming lakes, mountains, lively towns to remote mountain walks. Being on the Aude/Ariege border makes it possible to visit the vineyards, the coast, mountains, cities (Toulouse, Carcassonne, Narbonne) even Spain! The local food, wine & markets are excellent and there are plenty of good restaurants, cafes and bars. The weekly market is the best for miles! Getting here is easy with flights to Carcassonne or Toulouse. The motorway & TGV are also easy options with access at Castelnaudary about 30minutes away. The Canal du Midi and Tour de France routes are very closeby - in fact the Tour de France is having a stage in Foix on Bastille day 14th July 2017 so worth a visit just for that!
Unique benefits of property Set within the grounds of Domaine de Pouroutounat, this lovely barn conversion has it's own private gardens to the side & rear, private entrance and covered parking. It is equipped for all seasons and available to rent all year round. For larger groups it is possible to combine with the farmhouse next door (RA004959) and have exclusive use of the pool and grounds. If rented individually don't worry, there's lots of room with our Hotel-sized Heated Pool, Poolhouse with dining areas and 3 acres of grounds in which to find space!

The Owner Recommends

Historical Sites, Caves, Castles, Wineries, Lakes, Mountains, Canal du Midi & Tour de France - All Within Easy Reach

An area of exceptional natural beauty enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine a year on average. There are attractions for all interests and ages - If you can tear yourself away from the pool here are some ideas:
~Locally you can ramble from the doorstep, visit Lac Montbel (5minutes) for water sports, bathing, sailing, riding and cycle hire. Race at Go-Kart at the international track of Limbrassac. Try Kayaking or White-water Rafting nearby at Moulin-neuf or Quillan. Mirepoix with its traffic-free medieval square is ideal for shopping, eating or just people-watching from a cafe.
~A visit to the UNESCO world heritage medieval Cite de Carcassonne. Just 30minutes away for the thriving ancient walled city, international festivals, music, great and atmosphere. Weekly market, Canal du Midi and cycle tours. 
~A drive to the Mediterranean coast. 1hr to the Roman city of Narbonne and nearby beaches. Taste fresh Oysters or try wind-surfing at Leucate with a stop off at a winery on the way.
~Toulouse - Elegant city for shopping, culture, history, Airbus and Space Museums. Travel by train easily, by bus from the village or by car in just under 1hr. 
~A day out visiting a winery then enjoying a Gourmet lunch - plenty of options but see Domaine Gayda.com or ChateaudePennautier.com 
~Duty-free or Outlet Shopping at Andorra or Toulouse/Nailloux. 
~ Follow the Tour de France - This summer nearby Foix hosts a stage on July 14th French Independence Day!
~ Take a boat or cycle the banks of the world famous Canal du Midi
~ Play golf at one of two stunning local courses.
~ Fish in the rivers of the Ariege or on local lakes.
PLEASE ask us for anything not covered. It's usually possible and we have lots of local knowledge. There's so much ...

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Mrs Staflet 7 July, 2017

We had an amazing week at the fabulous Grange de Pierre, close to Mirepoix. The Grange is ideally situated in the most fabulous countryside and is located in the most idyllic grounds which are perfect for exploring and relaxing in, and the pool is luxurious and warm, surrounded by large parasols and comfortable loungers, plusthe covered seating area perfect to escape from the hot sun and enjoy a cool drink and a read, we ate in there most evenings!

the property was beautifully clean, brilliantly equipped and the beds were super comfortable, the showers were luxurious and the open plan living/dining/kitchen area was wnderful for chatting when prepping food, or if the evenings were a bit chilly.

The hosts are an absolute delight too and were very welcoming and a fantastic source of local knowledge.

Everything we could have wished for was provided and we had the best stay!

Already hoping to return next year!