Spacious converted farmhouse of over 190m2 with private 10m x 5m pool. The property rests in the tiny village of Le Taychel in the heart of the Ariege. Sitting on gardens of an acre with a well stocked river bounding the property on one side. The large garden has many mature trees offering dappled shade and outdoor dining. Feel free to enjoy our boules court, recently installed.
Inside the property is equipped with a full kitchen. There are 2 bedrooms each with a double bed, with a further two mezzanine bedrooms one with 2 twin beds and the second with 2 doubles. The hous eis perfect for 4 adults and upto 6 children.
There is one master bathroom with bath, shower, toilet. A second shower room with toilet sink, and a down stairs WC. The property has a large open plan sitting-dining area leading to large gardens through French doors.
TV area with TV and DVD player, no TV signal.
On site washing machine, Freezer, Fridge, Dishwasher all new.
Places to See: Mirepoix, Medieval town with wonderful market on Monday mornings, great selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from. 20 Min.
Carcassonne medieval walled cite is a great day trip with shops, guided tours, walks of the city walls, and some very good places to eat. 1 hr.
Foix castle is worth a visit after a hard days walking the cobbled streets and enjoying the Friday market. 20 min.
Lac Bel has wonderful walks, boat rentals, sandy beach, Horse and donkey rentals. 15 min.
Chalabre with its authentic chateau and an all day medieval show, including weapons training with bow and arrow, jousting, and plenty of activities for the children. 15 min drive.
If the 10m pool is not enough water for you, you can take the drive to the Mediterranean beaches of Perpignan and also visit the drive through Safari north of the city at Sigean. 1 hr 40.
Take the train from Pamier up through the beautiful Pyrenees and into Andorra, then onward on an amazing journey into Spain and Barcelona 1 day.
Things to Do: Walking tracks dot the entire region with something for every level, child friendly family circuits up to all day mountainous stages of the Cathar way. Maps and guides available in the house.
White water rafting is available within easy reach if you are feeling a bit adventurous. Beside Aix-Les-Thermes.
Or perhaps a little Sky diving at Pujol drop zone only 20 min from Taychel.
There are a number of horse and Donkey trekking trips available in the region if you would like to explore the mountains on 4 legs.
Try your luck at high speed go Kart racing 10 min from the house if the children get bored of the sun and swimming.
Wander into the local snail farm, 5 minutes walk form the centre of the village and treat yourself to a kilo of Escargot.
During the months of July and August, the many nearby villages run weekend Fetes. With one off markets, traditional parades and art shows.
Le Taychel: The property consists of two 18th century farmhouses that have been combined into one, and fully renovated. The house is very spacious and has an open plan layout downstairs. The entire property is decorated in French rural style, and has original thick stone walls which are great for heat management in the summer.
Inside the picturesque quadrant formed by the larger towns of Medieval Mirepoix, Pamier, Foix and Lavelanet, nestles peaceful Taychel. Equi-distant from Toulouse and Carcassonne airports at 1 hour, 70/60 KM respectively.
This is Pays Cathare, the land of the Cathars. With Chateau Montsegeur only 15 min drive. Monday market in Mirepoix is a must see, as is Friday in Foix. Both of these beautiful French towns have much to offer within easy drive. The Ariege has many walks and cycle tracks for families to enjoy, and many interesting excursions are also available; Pre-historic caves, underground rivers, medieval jousting at Nearby Chalabre, take a boat out on Lac Bel, Climb to the dizzy heights of Chateau Montsegeur, Visit the natural Labyrinth at Nebias. Gourmet night in Lehran is a great experience of French country life where the mayor provides the seating and the Chief, and you buy the produce from the market to be cooked and enjoyed there and then.
Canoeing, Rafting and Kyaking right next door http://www.rockandrollrafting.com/ just ask Fabrice, highly recommended.
Ski: The nearesrt SKI resort is Mont D'olmes and is very popular with French tourists from Toulouse.
It is 23km from our house to the slopes, although allow 45 mins for the drive as the last 10 km are slow.
There is a daily bus from the local Village of Larogue D'olmes to the slopes and back.
Skiing at Mont D'olmes is very reasonable, and setup to be family friendly.
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Jun 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
|Notes||There are no additional charges.
Cleaning before and after arrival is included in the price.
Additional cleaning service is available as an extra, contact owner for details.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.