|Gite Vue des Montagnes||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
A renovated farm house, Gite Vue des Montagnes is set in around 2 hectares of grounds in an extremely peaceful yet well-connected location with amazing panoramic views of the Pyrenees. It has 3 generously-sized bedrooms and a comfortable open plan kitchen, dining, living area with woodburning stove, English satellite tv and wi-fi internet access. It is very family-friendly with a UV-treated pool enclosed to French safety standards, swings, and a large, netted trampoline. Children's toys and books are provided as well as baby equipment.
As part of the open plan lay out on the ground floor there is a kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, toaster and coffee maker as well as a dining area. If you need to wash any clothes there is shared washing machine in a room separate to the gite.
An 'L' shaped sofa makes up the living area which also includes French and English tv stations. For the colder months there is a log burning stove and there are dvd's available.
All 3 bedrooms are located on the first floor and comprise of 2 doubles and a twin. They all sport wooden floors, views of the mountains and have electric, panel heaters.
The main bathroom has a toilet, shower, bath, radiator and handbasin. There is also a second toilet with handbasin.
The ground floor is heated with the woodburner while the first floor sheared with electric panel heaters.
As mentioned there is a television and numerous films on dvd's.
There is over 2 hectares of land with the house atop fields that slope away to the North and South. Within a few meters of the site is the 9 meter by 4 meter swimming pool with terrace and loungers for relaxing. This pool is only shared with the neighbouring gite. In a shady area to the side of the site is an outside eating terrace. There is also a trampoline and table tennis table.
There is outside parking available immediately outside the site entrance.
I am a freelance journalist and live in France with my husband Alex and our two teenage children Toby and Olivia.
|Year property purchased||2009|
|Why this location?||Beautiful countryside and idyllic location with stunning views of the Pyrenees.|
|Unique benefits of property||Gite Vues des Montagnes benefits from it's peaceful, rural location and swimming pool allowing guests to relax by the water while taking in the views.|
There really is a market for every taste in our area. The Saturday market in our local town of Pampers is great for fruit, veg, artisan bread and cheese and loads more besides. Mirepoix market is a 20 minute drive away and takes place in the town's beautiful, medieval square. There also Montbrun Bocage on a Sunday which is a bit further away and has a distinctly laid back, 'hippy' feel to it.
We really enjoyed our one week stay. There were chocolatines, milk & coffee waiting for our arrival & a comprehensive welcome folder detailing lots of things to do in & around the area. The gite was lovely - very clean & equipped with all you would need for a little break.
Our three bedroom gite was bright, airy, characterful & had plenty of room for us all. The bathroom was perfect - with a big bath & powerful shower. Lots of toys/dvds/outdoor equip/books for use too.
Equipped with a dishwasher & washing machine with hanging area for clothes/towels to dry in the open barn.
The views are simply stunning with 360 degree private and endless countryside around you. Extremely peaceful and just beautiful.
BBQ area, large trampoline, ping pong table, swimming pool & wooden swings are just outside your gite, in a perfect postcard setting. The pool is completely secure and was a welcome feature during the heatwave.
Close proximity, by car, to the supermarkets and family activities such as treetop adventures & rafting. Pamiers and Foix are great to visit with restaurants & markets. Ideally situated for walkers, families and couples alike.
The owners, Catherine & Alex, were superb and made us all feel at home. Our girls even collected eggs from their chickens & had a little play with their cat Pebbles too. Highly recommend.