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Maison de Verger

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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We are a retired professional couple who fell in love with this beautiful area about 5 years ago. In 2015 we bought our French house with the intention of making a separate apartment for guests so that our family, friends and others could share what we love here. The work took until early 2017 and we have tried to do everything to the highest of standards including using original art from our collection to make the place interesting and attractive. Access is via an external staircase from the off road parking area to the sun terrace then into a hallway. The rear facing living room/ kitchen with lovely views over the garden and local hills is very well equipped with flat screen TV receiving full UK and Irish Freesat channels, a quality CD and DVD player, and a comfortable sofa and chair. Th...We are a retired professional couple who fell in love with this beautiful area about 5 years ago. In 2015 we bought our French house with the intention of making a separate apartment for guests so that our family, friends and others could share what we love here. The work took until early 2017 and we have tried to do everything to the highest of standards including using original art from our collection to make the place interesting and attractive. Access is via an external staircase from the off road parking area to the sun terrace then into a hallway. The rear facing living room/ kitchen with lovely views over the garden and local hills is very well equipped with flat screen TV receiving full UK and Irish Freesat channels, a quality CD and DVD player, and a comfortable sofa and chair. The kitchen equipment includes an induction hob, microwave and a full size oven. There is a quality 160cm bed in the double bedroom and we also have a double aspect smaller second bedroom with a quality 90cm bed. We can therefore accommodate a couple who may not want to share a bed or a couple and a third person. Our south facing 100m garden used to be an orchard (verger) and while it gets the sun all day the remaining cherry, plum, apple, pear and fig trees give welcome shade. We built our pool, deck and pool house in 2016. The pool area is very private and not visible from the house. From May the pool is heated by a solar heater to over 25 degrees C and from mid June onwards the sun alone will keep it at a temperature of 30 degrees C. It is 1.2 metres deep, set partially into the ground. The large deck is great for sunbathing and eating al fresco. The pool house started life as a 5th wheel caravan and has a fully equipped kitchen with full size fridge-freezer, a hifi with external speakers and Freeview TV and radio. At the end of the garden under 60 foot Acacia trees runs the Countirou, a small tributary of the river Hers. Guest access Our guests have sole use of the first floor apartment and sun terrace and shared use, with us, of the garden and pool. We live in the ground floor and have a private outside space next to our living room .The pool area is very private and we want our guests to be able to enjoy it in total privacy so we tailor our use of the pool around our guest's needs. If you want a day lazing around the pool that's OK, we'll use it when you go off exploring. Its just a case of keeping everyone informed, so it can be enjoyed to the full. The neighbourhood Mirepoix is one of the best preserved medieval towns in France with its unique square of wooden 'couverts'. Its a lively place from Easter to Christmas with over 20 restaurants of all types, bars and independant shops. The local Mairie organises many colourful and interesting events during the summer and its Monday market is a must. The immediate surrounding countryside is of rolling hills with some very pretty walks. A little further away are charming villages and towns , vineyards of course and the coast and Pyrennees are just over an hour's drive away. Carcassonne with its Unesco heritage Cite is 40 minutes drive from here. This is Cathar country and there are two cathar ruined castles less than half an hour away. If your taste is for somthing even older then there is prehistoric cave art at Tarascon, less than an hour away. This is a great area for outdoor leisure activities. The largest watersports lake in SW France, Lac de Montbel, is 15 minutes away, and there are multiple opportunities for canoeing and white water sports on the river Ariege, less than an hour away. Within 15 minutes are 2 equestrian centres catering to all levels of ability. The 48 km Voie Verte starts 5 minutes walk from the property for walking and cycling, taking in beautiful countryside and pretty villages on its way to Lavelanet. In Mirepoix there is even an experienced instructor offering tandem parachute jumps from the nearby aerodrome at Les Pujols. Truly something for everyone in the Ariege! Getting around Our house is a 10 minute level walk to the medieval centre with a large supermarket and independant bakery half way there. Mirepoix is 40 minutes easy drive from Carcassonne airport which is served by Ryanair from a number of UK and European airports. The much larger airport at Toulouse is about an hour away. Mirepoix has no rail station but is served by buses. Other things to note We have two small quiet dogs who like people but often not other dogs, so we regret that we must have a no pets policy. They do not have access to the apartment. . We are situated in a quiet residential area so we would expect consideration to be shown to our neighbours, especially around noise after 11pm Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: noneMore
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Dave P
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We had a wonderful week in Maison de Verger! The Gite is exceptional - superbly decorated and in very good taste. Exceptionally clean throughout with all the rooms airy and light. Dave and Carolyn, our hosts, were very friendly and always went the extra mile...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Coastal109710
Management response:Responded September 30, 2017

Thank you for a lovely review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are a great couple and we enjoyed meeting you and helping with suggestions for places to visit during your stay. We very are glad to read that...More

Reviewed June 21, 2017

Maison de Verger is superbly decorated and appointed, very clean and comfortable, and only a 10-minute walk to the centre of Mirepoix. The accommodation is upstairs from the drive, and from the owners' living quarters. Dave and Carolyn did their utmost to make sure we...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank ValC542
Management response:Responded June 23, 2017

Thanks Val C (and Bill) for your kind words and also for your lovely comments in our guest book. You were the perfect guests and very many thanks for leaving the apartment so clean and tidy We would love to welcome you again, maybe for...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Stove
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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