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Chez Arran farmhouse apartment - Cheval, sleeps 2-4, split level mezzanine

Bedrooms 1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

This one-bedroom mezzanine apartment has been recently converted to a high standard and is centrally heated throughout. Characterised by ancient large attic beams and an original colombage wall, Cheval embraces the local culture and traditional artisan work.

The bedroom itself has one of the best views in chez Arran; wake up to the sight of the local horses against a background of large (and climbable!) limestone cliffs all catching the tangerine rays of morning sun.

The mezzanine loft includes a large and very comfortable double bed and an optional use single from which you can admire the view down the Ariège valley.

Large garden, WIFI, Thai cushion area, pool, (May-September), barbecue, climbing wall, table tennis, trampoline, badminton, slackline, bikes for hire.

Self-contained top floor apartment (1 bedroom, sleeps 2-5)

Bedroom 1Spacious double bedroom. Sleeps 2 - 4 in double bed (with additional room for 2 x single beds)

Kitchen diner

Kitchenette with gas oven and grill, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery.

Dining table & 4 chairs. Sofa, television, dvd player, amplifier & speakers, local area information. Sofa converts to a double bed for additional accommodation.

Bathroom Shower and separate toilet, sink unit plus cabinets

Additional Facilities shared with other accommodation include washing machine, tumble drier, iron & ironing board. Shared outdoor facilities described below.


We provide bath and hand towels. All bed linen is provided and changed weekly.

We have mountain hiking from the door, canoeing in 5 minutes walk, snowshoeing, skiing in 20 minutes, excellent road cycling with famous cols and the Tour de France often passes close. Downhill mountain biking, trail running etc.

More Details

Anne Arran
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains in Ariege

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Chez Arran farmhouse apartment - Cheval, sleeps 2-4, split level mezzanine
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful place, friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, shame about the mosquitoes, but it was a well equipped apartment with amazing views and birdsong all around. For those who don't know the area, it is amazing. So much to do and see. Would particularly recommend the spa baths at Ax-les-Thermes.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment for the price

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for a week - 2 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 8. We had a friendly greeting from Anne, who was on hand with her husband to give advice on travel and help with any issues. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place and the use of the pool and other garden facilities. Apartment itself was small, but well equipped, but this was reflected by the really competitive price. Best of all was the stunning location in a valley cut by the Ariege river, and the really handy location 5 minutes drive from supermarkets and near to roads leading to Andorra, walks in the Pyrenees mountains, a wolf sanctuary, and plenty of castles. Both we and the kids had a great week - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at Chez Arran, the apartment we were in (Cheval) was lovely with plenty of rustic charm and the area is just stunning - so much to see and do! Anne, John and the beautiful Amile are really welcoming and friendly, without being overbearing which is just perfect - and I was super happy to meet their adopted cats who wander about the gardens!

You will need a car to get about, as the public transport links aren't great - so bear that in mind. But once you do, there is so much adventure and beauty waiting for you. I lost count of the amount of Cathar castles and amazing buildings we saw, not to mention the stunning countryside, it's like no-where else.

We had a wonderful holiday, really felt at home in the apartment and came away relaxed and happy, we even got engaged while we were with you so will always remember our visit! Thank you all so much!

Verity and Alex

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment and full of character. The location is quiet and peaceful, but it's easily accessible by car and a great base for adventure activities and sightseeing in the Ariege valley. The owners could not be more welcoming and helpful. We've stayed at Chez Arran a number of times now and we've always had a great time - we'll be back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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20 December 2014

  • 5 of 5

Superb, spacious apartment with fantastic views along the valley.

It is situated in a peaceful location but only a few minutes drive to get back to the main roads and the shops.

It is very well equipped and with central heating is nice and warm in the really cold weather.

The owners are very helpful and will advise on local walks, snow-shoeing, climbing etc.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gemütliche Unterkunft in atemberaubender Landschaft / App. charmant dans un paysage impressionnant

  • 4 of 5

Schönes Appartement ("Cheval") für Liebhaber alter, ursprünglicher Gebäude, gut ausgestattet, ruhig, sauber, gepflegt. Sehr schöner Garten mit Pool mit zahlreichen Spielmöglichkeiten für Kinder. Landschaft / Umgebung traumhaft für Naturliebhaber - wir haben mit Mountainbikes und zu Fuß in zwei Wochen nur einen Bruchteil der möglichen Touren gemacht. Breites Freizeitangebot vom Erzähl-Spaziergang bis zum Jazz-Konzert. Sehr offene, freundliche Menschen, gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in wenigen Kilometern Entfernung.

Bel appartement ("cheval") pour ceux qui aiment les bâtiments vieux et originaux, bien équipé, calme, propre, bien soigné. Très beau jardin avec pool, de nombreuses possibilités pour les enfants. Le paysage / l'environnement est incroyablement beau pour ceux qui aiment la nature. Nous avons fait de nombreux tours en VTT ou à pied pendant notre séjour de 15 jours et on pourrait en faire encore beaucoup plus. Les habitants et les gens des villages sont très aimables et ouverts. Parmi les nombreux loisirs il est difficile de faire un choix - des promenades littéraires dans le village ou des concerts de Jazz de haute qualité à Foix, pour en nommer seulement deux. En plus y-a-t'il beaucoup de possibilités pour faire ses courses à Ussat-les-Bains ou Tarascon. On aurait bien aimé rester plus longtemps!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Tarascon sur Ariege
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Ax les Thermes & Plateau de Beille
Car: recommended

Lordat, bird of prey display


Grotte de Niaux

Grotte de Lombrives

Canoeing Ariege evasion

Rock climbing

Tour de France

Downhill mountain biking and biking

Mountain walking and hut to hut tours


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid season
16 Sep 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
19 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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