Farmhouse in Les Pujols, Ariege, France - Secluded Hamlet Close to Local Amenities and Major Road Networks
This beautiful, renovated farmhouse is an ideal holiday destination for easy access to all aspects of the Ariège region, set in the tranquil village of Les Pujols in the foothills of the Pyrenées, located halfway between the medieval market town of Mirepoix and Pamiers. The house is spacious, warm in the winter, cool in the summer, fully equipped with all mod cons and tastefully decorated. Connection to wireless broadband is included, as well as a library of DVDs with player and Nintendo Wii! The surrounding area is a place of outstanding natural beauty, abundant in wildlife and surrounded by forests, mountains and rivers.
Top Traveller Review
Beautiful farmhouse in magnificent countryside
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Had 2 families come and stay in this beautifully decorated house and fully equipped kitchen. The latest work done in the garden is absolutely brilliant and completes this very well apportioned house. Louise and Richard were very helpful before we came and even more when we were here, with loads of leaflets and info. on things to do and see. Very happy with our holiday and will not hesitate to come back !!! Five star rating no hesitation.
4.3 based on 7 holidaymaker reviews
Disappointing ,wish we d looked at Google Earth.
Outside untidy, pool surround needs replacing and barbecue not cleaned.Main room smelly despite leaving the window open for 3 days. We told the owner of these complaints---reply was he will be mending the decking We arrived early so cleaning was nt finished .It was 3 50pm only 10mins before the time! The smelly room?damp but we thought a strong animal smell.Utilities nice and clean but fly papers needed replacing , a bit repulsive to walk into a kitchen with 2 heavily fly laden sticky yellow strips yet flies were not a problem in the house. Bed linen nice but furniture dusty and dirt under the beds.
Beautiful farmhouse in magnificent countryside
Our family of 7 and 1 friend stayed at this property in August last year. The property has been tastefully decorated incorporating a traditional French style and modern influence. The rooms were extremely comfortable with all amenities. The teenagers loved being in the top rooms which had its own on suite and chill out room. The house sits at the foothills of the mountains and surrounded by fields of sunflowers. Even though its in the countryside, the towns are not far away including the medieval town of Mirepoix. Louise and Richard were fantastic hosts ensuring all our needs were met. They even made sure we had basic shopping supplies on arrival, Fantastic holiday! Thank you!
Fabulous week at Le Py d'en bas !
Just had a fabulous week at Le Place de Py D'en bas, we were a family group of 7 including 2 children, the house had everything we needed plus more, loved the garden, pool area, outside dining area and the garden room with state of the art TV / DVD players. Huge selection of books to read, the owners, Louise & Richard couldn't do enough for us, recommending places to visit, giving us local info about shops / markets etc. We thoroughly enjoyed this first visit to the midi-Pyrenees with its fields of sunflowers and magnificent mountain backdrop, we would not hesitate to come again!
Lovely house in Pyrenean foothills
We stayed here for two weeks in July. As stated in previous reviews, this is a lovely house which is well equipped and has a mature garden and some great views. The secluded hamlet location is ideal for exploring the area - we enjoyed medieval towns, prehistoric caves, and walking, cycling and climbing in the pyrenees. The owners were welcoming on our arrival and were excellent in all communication prior to the holiday.
Stunning house with stunning location
We stayed here for two weeks with two families 5 adults & 4 children. On arrival we were blown away instantly with the house, it looks over fields, the garden is well matured with stunning plants and the level of attention to detail the owners have put in to the house is second to none, there is no expense spared.It really was home from home. Kitchen was fully equipped, furnished to a high level with all the mod cons but still in keeping with what you would expect from a traditional french house. There are two lounges, the back lounge is just amazing, light and airy with doors leading out to the pool area. The owner must be an interior designer as everything is so well designed. The area is great for exploring. Mirepoix is just a 10 minute drive with an amazing market and stunning architecture, the natural swimming lakes just down the road and lots of restaurants and cafes within a ten minute drive. We had a couple bad days weather but it didn't matter as when we returned home from a days exploring there were loads of games, DVDs and wifi so the kids were never bored. You will need a car to explore the area when staying here. The owners were more than helpful, meeting us on arrival and informing us of where to go and nothing was too much trouble. When corresponding on booking and before arrival, contact with the owners was spot on and always received response to my questions within a couple of hours which was very reassuring. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property and will be returning again and highly recommend anyone staying here. I've stayed in a lot of rental properties over the years and this is up there in my top 3 and fell lucky to have found this gem.
The owners are welcoming and extremely helpful. My husband, 17 year old son and his friend felt at home straight away. The facilities are excellent and well maintained and everything you could possibly need is provided. The house is secluded and private with wonderful views of fields, with the stunning Pyrenees as a back drop. With only a short drive to shops, restaurants and bars and even go-karting! Carcassonne is nearby which is well worth a day trip as well as Andorra. The house has so much to offer whether you prefer sun or shade. A super BBQ area and undercover seating area. All in all a very relaxing place to stay. We will definitely be going back !
Activity and Interests
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 is also a pleasant bar-restaurant and a collection of breathtaking trails around the lake for walkers and cyclists. Ariège is the gateway to the endless attractions of the south of France, and Spain. Just an hours drive away is the stunning city of Narbonne on the Mediterranean coast, the exclusive Costa Blanca is 90 minutes drive.
The house is just an hours drive from Toulouse, the cosmopolitan centre of southern France and international airport, and 45 minutes from Carcasonne with its regular Ryanair flights. Car hire is essential to explore the Ariège region.
Mirepoix -15 mins. Pamiers -10 mins. Foix – 25 mins. Carcassonne - 45 mins. Ax Les Thermes – spa town – 45 mins. Andorra/ Pas de la Casa – 1 hour 20 mins. Barcelona – 3 hours. Motorway (A66) - 15 mins.
Mirepoix is famous for its quirky town square and the remarkable Cathédrale Saint-Maurice, work on which was started in 1343, and took over 500 years to complete. This colourful little town boasts an impressive collection of quality restaurants, cafés, shops and a lively market on a Monday with fantastic local artisan produce. The nearby town of Foix, the capital of Ariège, lies in the foothills of the Pyrenèes, and is known for its impressive fortified Château des Comtes and beautiful location. The old quarter of the town is woven with narrow, winding backstreets and half-timbered houses. Pamiers has a number of good restaurants and facilities such as large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a commercial centre. Carcassonne, the heart of Cathar country, with its fortified city, 12th and 13th century castles and early Gallo-roman ramparts is well worth a visit. The double perimeter walls run around the city and incorporate 56 towers that command unique views over the wine-growing plain of the river Aude. Ariège is one of the most southern provinces, bordered directly with Andorra, the duty-free shopping haven, and overlooked by the dramatic Pyrenéan mountain range. Ariège is noted as being one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of France, and some of the surrounding wildlife and nature can be truly breathtaking. In the summer the area is a hub of exciting cultural activities there are innumerous festivals, as well as music, art, and all kinds of performance in the streets of the local towns. Local attractions include an underground river at Labouiche, caves, grottos, a prehistoric park at Tarascon and the spa town of Ax Les Thermes. The province is rich in history, with medieval forts such as the mountain perched castle of Montsegur or the ruins of LaGarde. There are number of activities including swimming, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, paragliding, parachuting, go carting, potholing, horse-riding, and some really fantastic walks.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Booking is really simple, just contact us directly by email or telephone. A non-refundable 30% deposit is required on booking, and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to your arrival. A deposit of 350 euros/pounds in cash, is required on arrival to cover breakages, etc, which is refundable after an inventory has been carried out, by bank transfer.
Saturday to Saturday. Check in between 4 - 6pm. (If arriving after 6pm, it is essential to call: 0033 561 608 646. If we are not informed and you arrive excessively late a charge may be deducted from your deposit, at our discretion). Check out 10am.
Notes on prices:
All prices are for weekly rental and include: electricity, gas, wood for wood burner (if required) bed linen and bath towels. £70 heating supplement from October - April.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- duty free shops
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- ski lift pass
- ski pass optional
- water skiing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Outdoor Shower
- First floor Luxury shower unit with WC and sink. Second floor bath with double shower unit, WC and sink. Pool toilet and outside shower.
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 1 double bed + 1 single bed. Bedroom 2 1 double bed. Bedroom 3 1 double bed. Bedroom 4 1 single bed. Bedroom 5 1 double bed + cot.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: Heating throughout. Log burners with wood supplied. Two TV's one flat screen, DVD/CD players with large collection of DVDs. Internet and broadband access. Extensive library. Enclosed garden and pool suitable for children, to be kept an eye on. Outside: Garden with private secure pool approx. 6m x 4m's, pool side with sun loungers, umbrella, table and chairs plus cushions, outside loo and shower, barbecue area with BBQ, table and chairs for 10 people and gazebo etc. All private and for use only for the guests. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and linen are included. The house is cleaned on change over days and clean linen/towels provided. Extra cleaning service provided with a supplement on prior arrangement. Other: On the second floor there is a second lounge/chill out room fully furnished including a 3 seater sofa bed, TV and DVD player, plus a large selection of DVD's and books/games for guests use.