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Le Pichet, lieu-dit Miramont, Oust.

A haven of peace at the end of the lane.
5.0 of 5 stars
13 reviews
A haven of peace at the end of the lane.
The garden in May/June, planted with roses, honeysuckle and clematis.
The view in summer (towards the Mirabat, Col de la Core, lower slopes of Mt Valier)
Looking towards our neighbours' barn.
From  the shade of the barbecue area,
You can admire wonderful sunsets.
The dining room is beautifully light,
keeps its coolness in summer
yet is cosy with the log burning fire in winter.
The upstairs lounge benefits from the same lovely light.
The charming chalet-style bedroom
and the  larger second bedroom
The kitchen is well equipped
and pretty at the same time.
The lovely Vallee du Garbet between Oust and Ercé
and the view towards Miramont from the Col de Caoutchedegue.
Mont Valier dominates the Couserans- and there is superb walking everywhere
as here, above the upper reaches of the Vallée du Garbet,
the GR transfrontaliere towards Spain,
and towards the summit of Mt Valier itself.
Summer flower meadows above  the Col de la Core.
The amazing colours of L'Etang du Bethmale.
There are gentler strolls alongside incredibly clear rivers,
through pastures dotted with barns,
through woodland to beautiful waterfalls ( this is the Cascade d'Ars)
to hidden cirques tucked close beneath the Spanish border (cirque d'Anglade)
and wherever you find yourself, there are plenty of places for a picnic!
There is riding (and hacking) at Coumariaou nearby-all levels are welcome
and even the indoor school  has a wonderful view!
Kayaking in the Salat above Seix.(canoe and rafting also available)
A glimpse of autumn colours,
mists in our beautiful valley,
and in our local village of Seix.
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Rental Home /
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
A winner of ITV's 'May the Best House Win' , Le Pichet is a lovingly renovated, tastefully furnished home in a tranquil mountain hamlet at 800m above sea-level, nestling on the slopes of a wooded ridge beneath the Chateau de Mirabat, built by Charlemagne for its commanding views south towards the Spanish border. Le Pichet and its garden are west-facing, offering stunning mountain views and fabulous sunsets.

The house comfortably accommodates 7 people with reduced price options for 4 and 2 outside peak holiday periods- the prices published here are for the maximum number of people but please note that due due to recent changes wth the holidaylettngs advertsng system the reduced prices can no longer be publshed here, so please do not hesitate to contact us for details. The setting s superb for walking, cyclng ( we...
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About the owner, Eleri M
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 43 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL210815 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This is the second time I have submitted a review,and so memories of our time at Le Pichet are slowly fading as September is here. We all had a fantastic stay,the accommodation ticked all the boxes for our family; our hosts were so welcoming and informative and generous with their time. The walks were an experience especially a chance meeting... more

Management response:

I am sorry it has taken so long for your review to be published, and thank you for your patience and perseverance in writing a second one some time after your stay after the first one got lost. It may be some months later, but we remember very well your enthusiasm for every aspect of this lovely area. In the... more

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John H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The cottage is beautiful and functional, the surroundings incredible, but it was the hostess who made the stay exceptional. Thank you so much Eleri for going the extra mile in ensuring our short stay at Le Pichet was a memorable one. If we are ever to return to the Pyrenees, Le Pichet will certainly be our first port of call. more

Management response:

Thank you - I am so glad you felt so at home in "le Pichet" and appreciated our wonderful surroundings so much; it is a pity you couldn't stay longer, but I'm glad that you were able at least get a feel for the area. It was a great pleasure to meet you and I do hope we will be... more

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Karen C
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Our stay a Le Pichet was preceded by many emails and phone conversations with the lovely host Eleri. As we stayed over Christmas and wanted to ski with our three young kids, Eleri made everything as easy as it could possibly be. She organised a real Christmas tree and helped with contacting the local, small ski resort (40 mins drive... more

Management response:

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas here. It is always a delight to prepare the house beforehand; it is indeed a characterful home which we feel lends itself to Christmas decoration and we particularly like to think of children enjoying their time here around a Christmas tree. For ski-ing, Guzet is a wonderful resort particularly for families... more

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  • Books
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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Additional amenities & feature info
'Le Pichet' is built, as are many houses in the region, partly into the hillside. It adjoins 'La Carrette', the former farmhouse which we now also own. Lovingly restored over the past 20 years it retains as many of the original features as possible - the 'pas de oiseaux' originally built for thatching purposes, and the beams of the old roof structure. It is tastefully and comfortably furnished, largely in oak, and Rodney's sculptures and paintings, together with Eleri's embroideries provide a personal and homely touch.
The house benefits from superb light, particularly in the afternoons and evenings in the downstairs dining room and upstairs rooms. The ground floor consists of a spacious dining room, bathroom and well equipped kitchen; a lovely oak stai...
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 1 night
Aug 22, 2015 -
Oct 16, 2015
mid season
1 night
Oct 17, 2015 -
Nov 1, 2015
mid season ( half term)
7 nights -- --
Nov 2, 2015 -
Dec 18, 2015
Low season
1 night
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cot + mattress + blankets: $38 / stay - Fee
  • Sheets and towels: $23 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning (1 bedroom option): $61 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning (2 bedroom option): $76 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The rate published is for 7 persons and is the rate for renting 2 bedrooms and the lounge/living room.(See interior description details). Outside school holiday periods we do however offer however a reduced rate for 2-4 persons, and for 2 persons only, of one bedroom ( the 'chalet') and the lounge/living room. (2-4 people may of course still choose the greater comfort of choosing the option for 7, leaving the lounge free to be used only as such. This high-ceilinged, light room is a delight particularly in summer).These lower rates for apply only in low/mid-season, and are particularly good value for those able to take their break outside the main holiday periods, such as March-June, Sept-Nov; or for off-peak winter ski-ing at nearby Guzet. Since the holidaylettings pricing systerm altered to allow publication of only one tier of pricing, we cannot publish all these prices but please do ask.
Payment is through the holiday lettings automatic booking system. A deposit of 2...
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How to get there
Airport: Toulouse Blagnac: 62.1 mi
Ferry: Bilbao: 217.5 mi
Please do ask f you need advice on how to get here - there are plenty of options.
Le Pichet is situated about 1h 30 from Toulouse Blagnac(Easyjet, BA from Gatwick and Bristol, bmi baby from Manchester),2h from both Carcassonne and Lourdes (Ryanair from Stanstead, Liverpool and E. Midlands, sometimes Bournemouth.). For people arriving from Scotland, there are direct flights to Barcelona,4-5 hours away depending on route. Bergerac, Bordeaux and Girona are also possible arrival/departure airports if you are considering visiting this area in combination with other lovely parts of France (or Spain).
The nearest autoroute is the A64 fromBayonne Toulouse ( 1h to jn 20) but there are many other possibilities for instance if you are coming from Carcassonne or Barcelona.)

Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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