A winner of ITV's "May the Best House Win" , Le Pichet is a lovingly renovated, tastefully furnished home in a tranquil mountain hamlet at 800m above sea-level, nestling on the slopes of a wooded ridge beneath the Chateau de Mirabat, built by Charlemagne for its c …see more
“Our time at Le Pichet was without doubt the highlight of our “grand tour””
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
What an amazing week !! Not only did we improve our painting technique and develop our visual accuracy but also immersed ourselves in the beauty and variety of the countryside. We were completely spoi… More
Thank you all for your lovely comments. Your time here was also an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding one for us, expanding as it did from painting into sculpture and poetry and with much laughter interspersed within the more serious painting moments. Your enthusiasm for "Le Pichet" and the surrounding Couserans (both mountains and architecture) which you portrayed so beautifully in your paintings, is something which will stay in our memory for a very long time, and we too look forward to continuing our friendship.
“WONDERFUL LOCATION, RELAXING ACCOMODATION”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
Thank you for a fantastic week. From the moment we arrived it felt like home ( but with more hills though!) Le Pichet is a wonderful base from which to explore this fabulous part of France. Rodney an… More
Thank you. It was such a pleasure to welcome you to this region and we are glad that you were able to make the most of your time here. We would also like to thank you for the wonderful meal you cooked for us!
“Very nice property in beautiful setting”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2012
Thank you very much for a lovely stay.We have really enjoyed being here, your help and valuable advice about walks, local points of interest, driving directions and so much more. We loved the place an… More
Many thanks. We are so glad that you liked “Le Pichet” and that any local information we were able to give was of help; it is always a real joy to share the place with people who like ourselves love mountains.
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
La Maison Rêver has breathtaking views of the Pyrenees and is the perfect retreat to enjoy all that this magnificent region has to offer. The historic property was completely renovated in 2009, has two double bedrooms and a large, open plan ground floor, ideal for frie …see more
It was what it said on the tin. Impeccably clean, well supplied. Travel directions and key code precise and worked a treat. A simple French home that had all mod cons but hadn't lost its old fashioned… More
“Lovely holiday but property somewhat neglected”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
I too have owned (and loved) a holiday home in France (in the Auvergne) so am well aware of the problems associated with periods of absence in a semi-mountain climate: a couple of hours of airing with… More
Thank you for your review and feedback which we always treat as important and valuable to us. Our house is not just a business for us as we treat La Maison Rever as our personal second home. You are right that these old properties do need opening up and take a time to both air and warm up. The damp issue is now resolved, and wasn't a major issue but just the walls absorbing moisture which then needing to be warmed up and lived in. I am sorry to hear that you found La Maison Rever cold as we usually receive positive feedback about how cooling the house is when it's been hot and sunny outside. We installed a wood burning stove and always have a ready supply of wood for guests to use, whatever season it is.
The weather had been very wet for prolonged periods before your trip, followed by a hot and sunny few weeks which made the garden grow rapidly. Following your feedback ,we have resolved this matter going forward by increasing the amount of gardening hours completed by our house keepers.
The guest information/instructions has now been updated and clearly clarified for the use of the boiler and central heating system and I think the issue you had was due to a previous guest damaging the thermostat dial on the boiler. We wish you had contacted us at the beginning of your stay so that we could have resolved this, and your other concerns, immediately.
As for the local cats, I am pleased to tell you that most of them have left as we have had a change of neighbours. Our previous guests at La Maison Rever have informed us that their children had befriended the cats, therefore as a result of your feedback we have updated our guest information details to advise all guests that the cats are not to be encouraged to enter our property.
I would like to thank you again for your valuable feedback and we hope to welcome you back to the Ariege in the future.
Pete and Sasha
TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE SUIT
Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peaceful French hamlet, 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées Ariégeoises' Leela mak …see more
I stayed in Leela for the best part of a month, looking to have some respite from the daily grind(!) and have time to write in peace and solitude. I wasn't disappointed. A couple of miles and a few th… More
“A georgeous retreat/holiday gite for someone looking to get away and enjoy the quintissential south-of-francecountryside”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Sarah could not be more accommodating and charming. She has transformed a little french countryside house into a beautiful and modern getaway for those looking to escape the big city rush and experie… More
“A delightful and charming little get away.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2013
A well thought through, well maintained, spacious, clean but above all slightly quirky little Gite. It really does have everything you need and more, especially in the kitchen. If you like reading yo… More
A beautiful family home that comfortably accommodates 15 people. The house is traditionally French throughout with many original features. The perfect base for skiers or summer fun.Split over three floors the house consists of - Bedrooms - 4 Double bedrooms with en-suit …see more
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
An ancient building with an intriguing history. Stone built originally as a fortress, then a summer palace for the bishops of the area, then a summer home for Baron Henri de Rothschild who renovated the building. Now owned by early retired British couple who went throug …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
The Frog and Peach is a former hotel on the church square of Sentein, a medieval village in the middle of the French Pyrénées. Recently renovated by local craftsmen, the house has a hand made chestnut kitchen and separate dining room with a 14 foot banqueting table. T …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
On the outskirts of the hamlet of St Victor Rouzaud, La Maire is situated next to a small farm at the end of a lane on a hillside, enjoying breathtaking views in 3 directions over the open countryside and the distant Pyrenees. The town of Pamiers with its shops and rest …see more
La Masion Rose has 2 b/rooms (one on ground floor with double-bed & single bed and is en suite) & french marble fireplace. The second bedroom is on first floor and has a double bed .Living room with french marble fireplace &sofabed,satlelite TV,CD player.Ki …see more
Primarily aided by the owner with directions from Toulouse airport, which were invaluable. The house is delightful and very well equipped with all that we needed for our week stay. The hosts were very… More
Many thanks Sarah & Robert ....so pleased you enjoyed your stay ..
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Whether you are looking for a retreat in nature, or a base for walks and experienced cycling, this is the perfect rental house. There are so many walks to choose from, straight from the front door and part of the Tour de France itinerary 2012 on the doorstep, as well a …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Laytoure is an Ariegeois farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, pleasantly situated in a tranquil rural area with rolling hills, sunflower fields and glimpses of the Pyrenees; situated only 5 km from the town of Pamiers which offers shops, restaurants and all amenit …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
In an elevated position giving us great views of the surrounding countryside and the Pyrenees.
Floc ferme is an old stone farmhouse and barn with adjoining gite in a rural but not too remote area of tranquility just 10 minutes of the main N20 Toulouse to Andorra rout …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
South of Toulouse, on the edge of the Ariege, in the parish of St Ybars, you will find Chateau Ariege. Built around the middle of the 19th century for the Baronne de Nomazy, the beautiful Château is surrounded by it's own woods and parkland, making it a haven of r …see more
Very comfortable ground floor apartment which can sleep up to 6 -7, oriented towards the south with superb views and direct access on to the park. Ideal for a small family as the apartment is very children friendly. The building was once the stable block for the chatea …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
The house is located in a small village in the Ariege valley, 1435m above sea level in the Pyrenees mountains close to Andorra. Adjacent to, but by-passed by, the N20 road which runs south from Toulouse via Foix and the spa town of Ax les Thermes to Bourg Madame/Puigcer …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Sleeps 15. 7 bedroom house all with en-suite. Available with additional 4 bedroom Grange all en-suite (Sleeping 8) Never rented to separate groups. Tastefully converted Old watermill, set in 11 acres of private grounds beside 600 m of trout stream. Located on a quiet ro …see more
La Petite Ecurie is a self-contained holiday cottage in the small village of Leran in south west France. Leran is part of the rural landscape of a largely undiscovered area of France where the roads are quiet even in summer. The cottage is small but perfectly formed. …see more
After 20 years professional previous life in Paris, we decided to change lifestyle and move to the countryside, in south of France.Today, we live in an old farm which we have beautifully arranged to incorporate both estheticism and comfort. We like to share fine food i …see more
It has three, generously-sized bedrooms and a comfortable open-plan kitchen, dining, living area with woodburning stove, English satellite TV and wifi internet access. It is very family-friendly with a UV-treated pool enclosed to French safety standards, swings, and a l …see more
“Stunning location, comfortable and well appointed Gite finished to high standard”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2011
My wife, 2 teenage children and I stayed at Vue des Montagnes for 2 weeks in July 2011 and had a great time despite some indifferent weather. The house is situated in a stunning location that overlook… More
“A peaceful retreat, with plenty of places to visit and a view to die for.....”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
We had a superb week here. The gite was beautiful and really spacious. It had a lovely private outdoor dining area and a great pool. The view was absolutely breathtaking. The location was perfect. Rem… More
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Situated in the gardens of Maison Esmeralda and on the banks of the River Arac, our gite has a well equipped kitchen, 2 pretty double bedrooms and a comfortable living room. French windows lead out to a private garden in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. A swimming …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Apartment located on 1st floor, without elevator, in complex. Living room giving onto street with double sofa bed. Basic kitchenette with hotplates. 1 bedroom with double bed. 1 bedroom with twin beds.<br><br>Small building, facing the street, in picturesque …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Beautiful country-style apartment. Located on No 1 floor, without elevator, in large house, nicely furnished. Living room giving onto balcony with double sofa bed. Basic open kitchen with hotplates. 1 bedroom(s) with double 140 bed(s) 1 bedroom(s) with 90 twin bed(s). …see more