Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This recently renovated farmhouse is a haven of calm and tranquillity, so the perfect base for a relaxing rural holiday. It is also close enough to the Pyrenees for skiing or high altitude walks in the winter, plus easy access to all that the Ariege region has to offer all year round. The small hamlet of Cap Sec only has two other properties, and rests in the foothills of the Pyrenees, located halfway between the medieval market towns of Mirepoix and Pamiers. The house is full of character with generous rooms, traditional deep stone walls, which keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Cap Sec has been traditionally furnished with comfort and relaxation in mind, but is also fully equipped with the latest appliances. The lounge with its massive fireplace, exposed stone walls and beams, has relaxed seating for at least 12 people in leather sofas and armchairs.There are 4 double bedrooms with memory foam mattresses, one ensuite and a spacious family bathroom with a full size bath and rainfall shower. The second floor has a massive grenier converted into a dormitory at one end with a chill-out room with games & sofas at the other. The garden has a 4x8m in-ground pool with a summer kitchen, BBQ and large shaded outdoor eating area under an old oak tree.
A couple of minutes walk up the farm track takes you to a picnic spot with amazing 360 degree panoramic views of the Pyrenees mountain range and rolling hills of the Ariege, an area of outstanding natural beauty, abundant in wildlife and surrounded by forests, mountains and rivers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse, Carcassonne,, Nearest railway: Pamiers|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Midi-Pyrenees region
The serene beach of Lac de Montbel is 20 minutes away, just off the road to Carcassonne, with sailing, swimming, windsurfing, fishing and water sports. There are two 18 hole golf courses with fantastic mountain panoramic views plus cheap green fees all within an hours drive. Golf Club de la Ariege is 45 minutes away at La Bastide de Serou, 18 holes open to non-members. The mediterranean coast is around 90 minutes with the Cathar region and all it's history stretching from just south of us, right up to the historic coastal town of Coullioure. In winter skiing in the Pyrenees is just 50 minutes away, and there are around a dozen resorts within 90 minutes travel.
Our local town (just 10 mins drive) is Mirepoix with its Medieval town square and an impressive collection of quality restaurants, cafés, shops plus a lively market on a Monday with fantastic local artisan produce. Alternatively, the larger town of Pamiers has a number of good restaurants and facilities such as large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a commercial centre. Bread, croissants etc can be bought at the nearby village of Rieucros.