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Holiday Cottage / Gite Mélanie

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


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
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

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 Loubens

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Loubens in Ariege

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A small parking area is available across the road from the gîtes - one car per cottage
  • External access to the gîtes is via a few small steps - not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet is in a separate room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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(1 traveller review)

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Holiday Cottage / Gite Mélanie
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Malvern, PA

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: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
550 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
N20 / A66
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Loubens, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning / Ménage £57.76
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.73
Stay tax £0.53 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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

Our Prices Do Not Include:
• Travel, Transport & Insurance
• Damages deposit - 200€ on arrival
• End of stay cleaning 65€
• Heating - 50€ per week if required
• Local Tourist Tax of 0.65€ per adult per night

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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