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Le Pichet, lieu-dit Miramont, Oust.

A haven of peace at the end of the lane.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
17 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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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Oust, Ariege, Occitanie
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 (...
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About the Owner, Eleri M
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 15 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL210815 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My wife and I visited with 4 children ranging from 2-9. It has 2 proper bedrooms and 2 living spaces- the bigger and more pleasant being upstairs with the great views. This is an ideal rental for anyone looking for a holiday in the mountains in a very quiet location (in a tiny Hamlet in a no through road); walking, picnicking, kayaking, caves, mountain biking. Some Pros and Cons; Pros 1. Easy to get to...

Carmel, California
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We just finished 3 weeks at Le Pichet. Our host, Eleri Munday, was fabulous. The gite is a little stone cottage high on a mountainside, with a garden with mountaintop views -- perfect for a late afternoon pastis or BBQ. The road up to Le Pichet is a little daunting at first, but one gets used to it. The kitchen is tiny but serviceable. While it is possible to sleep more, the cottage is most...

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed at Eleri's beautiful house for two weeks and didn't want to leave. Superb walking in the surrounding hills, wonderful views, fantastic food in the local villages. Eleri's charming house is roomy and well equipped - ideal for one or two couples. In the good weather the garden was perfect for long days with a book. Eleri was the perfect host, made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended,...

  • Books
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Kid Friendly:
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.<BR>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... more
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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
Nov 7, 2016 -
Dec 16, 2016
Low season
1 night
Dec 17, 2016 -
Jan 1, 2017
High season (Christmas-New Year)
7 nights -- --
Jan 2, 2017 -
Feb 3, 2017
Mid season (January ski-ing)
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.
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
Airports/Road <BR>Please do ask f you need advice on how to get here - there are plenty of options.<BR>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).<BR> 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 Carcasso... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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