|Gite Burgundy||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
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.
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).
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.
One bedroom has a double bed, the other 2 have twin beds, all have large fitted wardrobes.
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.
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.|