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"Gîte Tapovan" & "La Petite Tapovan" with shared pool, Massat, French Pyrénées - "Gîte Tapovan" for 4 people (shared pool) Massat, French Pyrénées

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

"Gîte Tapovan" for 4 people (shared pool) Massat, French Pyrénées

A stone house, adjoined to our own, has two floors. On the ground floor there is an independent living room, with wood burning stove, leading off which is the kitchen/dining room. A wooden staircase leads from the living room to the first floor where there are two bedrooms and a bathroom (bath, shower and w.c.). One bedroom has a double bed and ensuite shower room, also with wash hand basin. The other bedroom has two single beds. There is a private patio and garden area for exclusive use of guests. The more extensive grounds and facilities (including swimming pool and sauna) are also available for recreation, by arrangement. There are several paths for exploration of the adjacent grounds and woods. We would advise that due to the steep terrain of the grounds and a number of steps, the property is not suitable for small children or anyone with mobility difficulties.


About the property

Massat, French Pyrénées

Two entirely separately accommodations, "Gîte Tapovan" and "La Petite Tapovan" stand within our garden and surrounding grounds and woodland.

"GÎTE TAPOVAN": Stone cottage (adjoining our house). Ground floor living room, leading off which is the kitchen/dining room. First floor two bedrooms; one double with ensuite shower and wash-hand basin, one twin bedded. Bathroom (bath and shower) and WC. Private patio and garden area for exclusive use of guests.

"LA PETITE TAPOVAN": Sited behind our house and the attached gîte. Traditionally built and newly renovated stone cottage, on 3 floors. Kitchen, dining and living room area, which has solid oak, parquet flooring on ground level. A wooden, spiral staircase leads up to the bedroom, with double bed and, again, with solid oak parquet flooring. The staircase descends from the living area to the bathroom (bath, shower & wc) and utility area. Outside, there is a wooden terrace along the front and one side of the house, and a flat, grassed area, all of which are available for guests' sole use.

FOR BOTH PROPERTIES: The more extensive grounds and facilities (including swimming pool and sauna) are also available for recreation, by arrangement. There are several paths for exploration of the adjacent grounds and woods. We would advise that due to the steep terrain of the grounds and a number of steps, the property is not suitable for small children or anyone with mobility difficulties.

More Details

Owner
Andrea Partridge
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Andrea Partridge

We have lived in Massat, at Tapovan, since May 2009. We moved here from the UK for a quieter, calmer life, and we've certainly experienced that. We hope that our clients will get some sense of contentment we have found.

Andrea Partridge purchased this cottage in 2008

What makes this cottage unique

More by luck than judgement, the property we chose is not only in a beautiful and peaceful location, but is also not too remote. We can walk to the village so don't have to use a car everyday.

In addition, when we feel like travelling further afield, a drive to the Mediterranean coast is "do-able" in a day (although we tend to stay overnight). The Atlantic coast, is a little further away, but not impossible. We can also be in the centre of Barcelona in about 4 hours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have had a really peaceful and relaxing stay and the cosy gîte with the wood burner blazing away made the damp days pass pleasantly. The garden and surroundings are beautiful and we enjoyed Massat and especially "Maxils".

Mike was really excited to find nearly 70 species of moths in his trap.

We certainly hope to return." Pat, Mike and Chris June 2013



"What a great place. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful home with us.

We had a great time bike riding all but one day - getting ready for The Tour de France passing through Massat tomorrow.

We'll be back!" Tom & Courtenay, Gunnison, Colorado, USA July 2012
Dec 2014
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Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Prices Include: heating, logs, electricity, bed linen and towels
Welcome pack of basic provisions.
Use of washing machine.
Maps and guides.
Assistance with car hire and with cycle hire.
We ask for 25% deposit to confirm booking, balance one month before arrival.
We also request a 40 euro cleaning charge.
Cancellation: deposit non-refundable.
For an additional charge: Collection and delivery to airport, Packed lunches, Dinner (by prior arrangement) Purchasing of food from a shopping list prior to your arrival

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Accommodation may also be available for shorter periods, and on a bed and breakfast basis - please contact for further information and availability.

We are happy to quote for weekend and short stay breaks if dates are available.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Massat in Ariege

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 -
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with shower, w.c., wash hand basin
  • Bathroom with bath/shower, wash hand basin and WC, heated towel rail, stool, shelf, mirror Main bedroom ensuite shower and wash hand basin, shelf, mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging space, as well as en-suite shower and wash hand basin. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: NEW FOR 2014 - SAUNA Clients are welcome to use the sauna, by arrangement and for a nominal fee of 15 euro a session. Outside: The Gite, attached to our house, has a large, maintained garden at the front. There is a swimming pool, which you are welcome you use by arrangement with ourselves; we use it but are happy for guests to do so too. At the rear of the property there is a grassed area surrounded by woodlands. There are private foothpaths direct from our property and we will be pleased to explain the routes. Bed linen and towels are included. Towels for pool and sauna use also available. Washing machine is housed in room adjacent to Gite, freely available. Other: The main (front) door opens out to a garden and views across the valley and down to the garden. Another external door leads from the kitchen to a covered patio area, and balustraded, timber deck for outdoor dining at the side of the house.

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

"Gîte Tapovan" for 4 people (shared pool) Massat, French Pyrénées
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

A little piece of heaven

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Tapovan Gite is a wonderful place to stay. Beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean. The give is set in the mountains and is a very restful place to stay. Paul & Andrea are wonderful hosts, made us feel very much at home. We had a fabulous week & would definitely recommend it as a holiday home. We will definitely be returning soon. Gorgeous part of France

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Agréable séjour de trois nuits au gite Tapovan chez Andrea et Paul

  • 5 of 5

Séjour du vendredi 14 au lundi 17 avril 2017

Andrea et Paul nous ont accueillis très chaleureusement. Leur gite pour quatre personnes est mitoyen à leur maison.Mais ils sont très discrets et nous n'avons jamais ressenti leur présence.Ils sont très disponibles pour nous renseigner sur les nombreuses balades dans la région.Nous avons trouvé tout le confort souhaitable .La literie est excellente. Nous avons apprécié la chaleur du poêle dans le salon ,le soir en faisant une bonne flambée en rentrant de rando.

Le jardin est superbe ,fleuri ,amoureusement entretenu ; le gite est parfaitement situé avec une superbe vue sur les montagnes à 5 minutes en voiture du village de Massat ,à une demi heure à pied .

Nous serions partants pour relouer ce gite pour découvrir d'autres randonnées des Pyrénées ariégeoises.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The property is situated in (the Couserans part of) the Ariège, popular with walkers and cyclists and the Tour de France passes nearby more often than not.

There are many marked walking routes in the vicinity and detailed guides are provided for these.

We enjoy good summer temperatures. In the winter, skiing is available at resorts an hour or so drive away, including Ax-Les-Thermes and Guzet-Neige. A slightly longer journey will take you to the higher ski areas of Andorra. Nordic skiing and snow shoe (raquette) walking can be enjoyed a mere fifteen minutes drive away at the Etang de Lers.

Travel:

The village of Massat has essential amenities; post office, épicerie, mini-supermarket, off licence, whole food store, pharmacy and more. There is also a Tourist Office.

It is possible to walk from Tapovan to Massat within 40 minutes.

However, use of car is essential as local public transport is negligible.

Toulouse airport (Easyjet & BA flights) 1 hour 45 mins

Carcassonne airport (Ryanair) less than 2 hours

Distances:

A pleasant walk takes you from Tapovan to Massat village within 40 minutes.

Thirty to forty minutes drive brings you to St Girons with a choice of larger supermarkets and a good selection of individual stores and a colourful Saturday market.

Apart from the wonderful opportunities for walking (including access to the GR10, trans Pyrenean path) and cycling, the area and nearby environs have plenty of interest.

Further Details:

Maxil's bar has a good restaurant with several fixed price menus and an à la carte menu. Le Hostellerie des Trois Seigneurs hotel (open from the beginning of April to the end of October) also has a restaurant, with a varied menu for those with a good appetite. On the market square there is also The Globe Bar and Coleur Cafe (with delicious patisserie).

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