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Cosy Holiday Cottage - Gite Mélanie

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

Gite Mélanie is a 2 bedroom cottage with one standard double room and one twin room. Plenty of storage space is available. All bed and household linen are provided.

The large open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining areas are light and airy. The French windows open out onto the covered sun terrace and outside dining area. Equipped to a high standard incorporating comfortable leather furniture. A TV (French satellite), DVD player and CD/Radio system are provided. WiFi is provided free of charge.

In the modern fully fitted kitchen there is a fridge/freezer, microwave oven, cooker with mixed gas/electric hob and electric oven - together with plenty of storage space, preparation surface and a stainless steel sink area. The shower room consists of a shower unit, wash basin with mirror, storage units and heated towel rail. The WC is in a separate room next to the shower room. All towels are provided.

In the cellar utility area a washing machine, iron, ironing board and hoover are available. The dedicated garden area for this gîte is at least 100m² with a shared BBQ area.

IMPORTANT: A small parking area is available across the road from the cottages - one car per cottage. External access is via a few small steps - not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

More Details

Property Manager
Simon Armstrong
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Simon Armstrong

We have lived in this part of France for over 12 years and enjoy a beautiful rural lifestyle with our 2 horses, 2 Labradors and 6 cats.

Simon Armstrong purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Simon Armstrong chose Ariege

Our Gite Melanie will suit people who love the countryside, whether to walk, cycle or just to explore by car. The spectacular Pyrenees are close by offering some of the best mountain scenery you will ever see. There are wonderful woodland, lake and mountain walks/trails to suit all abilities. The area has a total 'unspoilt' feel and this coupled with some wonderful medieval towns, cathar legends, food and local hospitality ... any guests are assured of a great stay.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the things that drew us to the property is that although we are in a rural setting it is not remote. There is easy access to medieval towns like Foix and Mirepoix, Carcassonne is only 1 hr away and 'La Ville Rose' .. Toulouse - makes for another wonderful day out .. there you can visit the Airbus factory and see just how they build an A380, or wander through the lovely streets that have great boutique shops, and a huge choice of restaurants and bars

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Loubens in Ariege

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet is in a separate room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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(1 traveller reviews)

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Cosy Holiday Cottage - Gite Mélanie
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Malvern, PA
5

Quiet, Comfortable, and Well Cared-for Cottage in a Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

Simon and Lynda are perfect hosts for this lovely cottage in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Helpful, accommodating, friendly - what more could you want! The location is superbly rural and the cottage itself is well-cared for, clean, and well-equipped. Ripe Mirabelle apricots plucked from adjacent trees were a treat on our morning cereal! The cottage itself is a short drive from wonderful medieval sites like Mirepoix, Foix, and (a bit further) Carcassone.

Caves (grotte) are plentiful locally, and we really enjoyed the 14,000 year-old cave paintings at the nearby Grotte de Niaux. In July, fetes are ubiquitous in all the towns, and we enjoyed the one in nearby Baulou, which we walked to from the cottage (2 km). The Canal du Midi runs through Toulouse to the Mediterranean and we rented bikes in Ramonville-Saint-Agne (just south of Toulouse) for a ride on the excellent and scenic bike trail along the canal. To the SE, Orlu has an interesting Wolf Park (La Maison des Loups) and other attractions that children will enjoy. Swimming and boating are close by at Lac Montbel, as well.

Lots to see and do in a relaxing location. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John & Nancy - thanks so much for your lovely review of Cottage Melanie, it was an absolute pleasure to have you staying with us and we're so very glad you got to fully experience this part of the French Pyrennes. Our very best wishes and - a la prochaine! Simon & Lynda :-)
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Varilhes
Nearest Ferry
550 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Unjat
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Varilhes
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
N20 / A66
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Varilhes
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Ax-3-Domaines
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
Narbonne
Car: necessary

Stunning Scenery - lakes, mountains, Tour de France cycle routes, Cathar and Prehistoric sites.

Pretty, bustling market towns - Foix, Mirepoix, Saint Girons and Pamiers and direct access to Andorra & Spain for a Spanish day out!

Outdoor Activities- 100's of mountain walks, cycling, golf, canoeing, rafting, paragliding, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, hot air ballooning.

South West Cuisine- one of the major pleasures of travelling in this area of France!

The Wonderful Ariège Pyrénées - just waiting for you to explore.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Loubens, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
HIGH SEASON
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
OFF SEASON
26 Aug 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
From
£69
£333
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £59.38

Our Prices Include:
• Gîte rental up to a maximum of 4 per gîte
• Bedding, household linen and towels
• Electricity, Gas and Water
• Use of listed inventory
• Cleaning products and materials
• Free WiFi access
• Local taxes

Our Prices Do Not Include:
• Travel, Transport & Insurance
• Damages deposit - 200€ on arrival
• End of Stay Cleaning - 65€
• Heating - 50€ per week if required

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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