QUIET MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH NICE VIEW: 'LA GRANGE DE GUSTOU'

Christian Koch

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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QUIET MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH NICE VIEW: 'LA GRANGE DE GUSTOU'

Erce House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8 people.

LA GRANGE DE GUSTOU is a restored stone barn situated at 3000ft elevation on a South facing hill between forest and pastureland, enjoying a superb panoramic view toward the high Pyrenean peaks as well as the Garbet river valley and the village of Erce below. The interior of the house has been renovated for maximum comfort: a terrace and veranda have been added to the original building so as to be able to admire the view any time of day or season. Total peace is assured. Surrounding the house you can enjoy 40 acres of private land with forest and meadows. There are no neighbors or noise other than the sounds of cow bells and the falling water from a nearby torrent.

To see many more photos or for further information about availability etc., go to our website at www.gustou.com. or contact Christian on +33625897084 (French and English spoken)..

HISTORY:: The previous owner was nicknamed 'Gustou'. He was used to bring his cows up to the fertile pastures on terraced land nearby the barn for the summer. The barn was located on a rocky promontory as at that time hay or dung was carried by men and it was easier to bring hay up the slope and dung down the slope. Nowadays Merens horses have replaced the cows on the summer pastures, but the newly restored barn constructed of granite wood and slate has retained its original aspect.

SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS: At Erce village(about 2 km from the house) you will find a cafe- restaurant and a small grocery store with all basic food. All kind of stores are available at Oust (8 kms) and big supermarkets at Saint Girons (20 Kms).

Many restaurants are available in the surrounding villages.

Our WEBSITE: Go to our own WEBSITE (please, do not hesitate to contact owner for link). You will found many more details and photos. Also there are links to interesting websites regarding Erce, Ariege and the Pyrenees.

More Details
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Christian Koch

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Speaks french, english, Thai
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Quiet mountain house with nice view: 'La Grange de Gustou'
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Quiet mountain house with nice view: 'La Grange de Gustou'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19670
+33 (0)625 897084
Erce Ariege
lancashire England
5

motorcyclists from up north of England

  • 5 of 5
There were 7 of us who only stayed for 4 days. Bit of a shock riding motorbikes up the track lane in the dark, but man was that view worth seeing in the morning! Oh yes! The house is absolutely stunning and I called it a millionaires pad! Decor and furniture were fantastic! A beautiful place to chill out, the bbq area was great.You definately need a car and make sure you get plenty of provisions, the local people are very friendly and seem to like tourists.The house is well kept and has its own friendly lizards and donkeys.The only thing I thought was missing was a swimming pool! We would recommend the property. Well thought about when being built.Our stay was very relaxing for us before moving on and staying at another gite in the Pyrannees. Glad we all stayed! Cheers!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are glad you appreciate our little corner of nature and enjoyed your stay. Next time you will have to leave your motorbikes for one day and have a flight over the Pyrenees in my plane . Now we have finished the lake facing the house. It is full of trout. Even if you are not an expert fisherman you will catch some and have fresh trout to put on the barbecue.
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Quiet mountain house with nice view: 'La Grange de Gustou'
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Erce Ariege
Chalfont St. Giles,Bucks,UK
5

A peaceful haven

  • 5 of 5
Very comfortable house with everything that you could possibly need for an enjoyable stay. There were only two of us, but it would be a great house to share with friends, especially with 3 bathrooms! The house is in a lovely peaceful spot but the best part had to be the visiting horses and donkeys!
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet mountain house with nice view: 'La Grange de Gustou'
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+33 (0)625 897084
Erce Ariege
Windhoek, Namibia
5

A great stay

  • 5 of 5
Very nicely restored and beautifully decorated. Modern equipment inside.
Nice view.
We had a small problem with electricity when we arrived and the landlord arranged it very quickly.
The landlord is very friendly and does his best to help you.

We were all very happy with our stay (2 weeks).
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Erce Ariege
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

MUMS: ' You really do have a little corner of heaven here. Such fantastic views before even getting out of bed ! The house was so lovely. A joy to stay in. Even the weather was fantastic. We appreciated all the thoughtful touches in the house and really don't want to leave today ! I hope we will be back before too long.” RUTH (aged 12): “This is the best house I have ever stayed in for a holiday. I wish I could live here ! My favorite room was the conservatory. I played in it a lot ! All the cows and horses were very sweet, but my favorite had to be the brown one with a bell around the neck. We call her Mrs MooMoo ! but in french its Madame MooMoo ! The first time we saw her was the first morning. She gave us a lovely present at the front door. I was very pleased this house had a balcony. It is very peaceful with the noises of the water running and the cow bells. I don't want to leave... But this is the day we have too. Mums calling so ! have to go. Oh yeah.'
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Toulouse or Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Erce
Car: necessary

The house is located in the 'Haut Couserans' Dominated by the majestic Mont Valier massif, Haut-Couserans has inherited the might of the mountain ranges and gentleness of the foothills. The sunlit meadows and cool forests of Haut-Couserans are home to a rich palette of wildlife and plants.

Nestled in scenic valleys, the many quaint villages will charm you with their unique atmosphere and ancient stonework.

The house is a one and a half hour drive from Toulouse passing through the cities of Saint Girons,Oust and Erce.

From the village of Erce a 2 km unpaved passable road climb to the house through meadows and forest.

For a location map and photos contact us for our website details.

Other Activities: Picking mushrooms, wild strawberries, raspberries & blueberries. Excursions w. donkeys for children, Spa for cholesterol & fitness

Ski: Guzet Ski station can be seen from the gite. It is at 14 kms at an altitude of 1400 meters (Pelioou is at 1000 m.).

Season usually starts in December and finishes end of March.

For more information, please contact us for web site details.

In the heart of pine forest, the ski resort of Guzet awaits you. The network of snow-guns has been newly extended for a guarantee of abundant snow the whole season long.

This resort offers a wide range of skiing pleasures with its snow park, entertainment, and shops.

Unlike bigger station Guzet is never crowded and you will not spend your time queuing.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Erce House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 
 
Middle season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
Low season
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
€80
From
€150
Fri,Sat
€700
 
 
High season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 
 
Low season
Jan 4 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
€80
From
€150
Fri,Sat
€700
 
 
Middle season
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
High season
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 
 
Middle season
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
Low season
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
€80
From
€150
Fri,Sat
€700
 
 
High season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes PRICES:

- WEEK: Prices are shown on the right (week goes from Saturday 3pm to the following Saturday 10am)
- WEEK END: € 300.00. It goes from Friday 3pm to Sunday 6pm (at low season only).
- EXTRA DAYS: € 80.00 / day (at low season only).
A deposit of 30% of the rental fee will be requested with booking.
Because at GUSTOU, reigns the spirit of confidence and cordiality and because we have chosen quality, we propose an" ALL INCLUSIVE
SERVICE" including:
- Water, electricity, logs for chimney & BBQ
- Sheets and towels
- Local taxes
- Cleaning after departure
- WiFi Unlimited
At your arrival, your beds will be prepared, only the shelves will wait for your belongings and the fridge for your shopping.
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Amenities

Amenities

Erce House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Thai - 1 double
    Small - 4 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles, 1 room with 4 beds, 1 children bed
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
A big veranda is connected to the living room. It is the best place in the house. In all seasons you will enjoy the view at both the highest peak and the Garbet valley in below. Outside the house you will like the natural spring water and the sound of the falling water in a nearby torrent. in a fresh and sunny location. Surrounding the house forest and meadows with horses and cows. There is no fix telephon line but connections for mobile phones are good. A free WIFI connection is available in the house.
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