Holiday cottage for 6 in Ariege

Limbrassac (5km from Mirepoix), Ariège, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MA005274 Advertiser since: 31 January 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Gite Burgundy Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Burgundy is an Individual Villa Sleeping 6 People.. This villa is in a village setting.

Burgundy is an individual villa sleeping 6 people with all rooms arranged on one level. Burgundy benefits from a private south-facing terrace and barbecue for al fresco dining.

Burgundy is one of 4 individual self-catering cottages (gîtes) that we have here, two with 2 bedrooms, one with 3 bedrooms, and one with 4 bedrooms. The gîtes are set with our home in five acres of the Pyrénéan foothills, bordered by a pretty stream, and benefit from our 10x5m pool, table tennis, table-football, boule court, free wi-fi etc.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Burgundy consists of a large fully-fitted kitchen (with dishwasher and washing machine). The patio windows from the kitchen lead out to the terrace and have electric shutters (to keep the gîte cool in summer).

Living rooms

Adjoining the kitchen is the large lounge/dining room with a log-burning stove and superb views - down the valley to the west, and through the village to the Pyrenees in the South.

The lounge also has patio windows leading on to the terrace, a separate dining area, and a large picture window overlooking the gardens and stream.

Bedrooms

One bedroom has a double bed, the other 2 have twin beds, all have large fitted wardrobes.

Bathrooms


The gite has two fully tiled bathrooms, one with a twin washbasin vanity unit, shower, bath, and wc, the second with a shower, washbasin and wc.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Our local vets is clinique veterinaire de l'Olivette in Mirepoix, and they are quite used to having dogs staying with us needed to be treated ready for returning to the uk, but it's usually easier if we call them to make the appointment for you!

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Mirepoix
Distance: 10 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 15 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: 2nd category water - carp dominate
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac de Montbel
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Leran centre equestra www.randonnees-cheval.com
Distance: 7 km

Mountain biking

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: Monts d'Olmes
Distance: 20 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: National trails like GR7, GR10, GR11 and many others - we're in the Pyrenees!

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine des coteaux d'engravies
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Vowles

We are both from Bristol then worked in London and around the world before selling everything in the UK and coming out to France. Our business now is providing luxury accommodation for summer holidays and longer term winter lets - very different to the office, but much more satisfying. Helping us around the property are our four 4-legged lawnmowers: two horses Rajah and Safi, two donkeys Willow and Holly. Since arriving in 2002 we have been involved in the life of our village and local area.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? Having holidayed in the south of France as children, we re-discovered the lovely medieval town of Mirepoix when it was featured on an episode of 'A place in the sun' in 2001 and thought 'why not go to France ourselves'? We re-located to France in 2002 and purchased L'Enclos, 10 minutes from Mirepoix. It had been a working farm until the 1970's when the farmhouse and barns started to be converted into gites by the previous french owner, and we have since renovated each of the gites in turn. L'Enclos is our home, owned and run by the two of us - whether that be the preparation of the gites during changeovers or improving the facilities off-season. Each year we enjoy welcoming guests and introducing them to the wonders of this little-known corner of France.
Unique benefits of property Our village nestles in the foothills of the Pyrenees. 400m above sea level, but with the 2000m peaks 20 mins drive away. Every active sport you can think of is on the doorstep, from paragliding to hill walking via watersports. The Tour de France passes close by and the area is a favourite for cyclists & mountain bikers. We are an hour from the Mediterranean beaches, and enjoy a mild climate. For those that prefer a gentler pace, the roads are quiet and the scenery is spectacular - you can tour the mountains from the comfort of the driving seat! We have many driving and walking tours; vineyards to visit; weekly markets; wildlife and wild flowers (esp. the orchids in spring / early summer). For foodies, Mirepoix (at 10mins) has over 20 restaurants to suit all tastes.