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Holiday Cottage / Gite Mélanie

Loubens, Ariege, France
  • Cottage538 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

Gite Mélanie is a 2 bedroom cottage with one standard double room and one twin room. Plenty of storage space is available. All bed and household linen are provided.

The large open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining areas are light and airy. The French windows open out onto the covered sun terrace and outside dining area. Equipped to a high standard incorporating comfortable leather furniture. A TV (French satellite), DVD player and CD/Radio system are provided. WiFi is provided free of charge.

In the modern fully fitted kitchen there is a fridge/freezer, microwave oven, cooker with mixed gas/electric hob and electric oven - together with plenty of storage space, preparation surface and a stainless steel sink area. The shower room consists of a shower unit, wash basin with mirror, storage units and heated towel rail. The WC is in a separate room next to the shower room. All towels are provided.

In the cellar utility area a washing machine, iron, ironing board and hoover are available. The dedicated garden area for this gîte is at least 100m² with a shared BBQ area.

IMPORTANT: A small parking area is available across the road from the cottages - one car per cottage. External access is via a few small steps - not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Property Manager

Simon Armstrong

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Simon Armstrong

We have lived in this part of France for over 12 years and enjoy a beautiful rural lifestyle with our 2 horses, 2 Labradors and 6 cats.

Simon Armstrong purchased this Cottage in 2004

Why Simon Armstrong chose Baulou

Our Gite Melanie will suit people who love the countryside, whether to walk, cycle or just to explore by car. The spectacular Pyrenees are close by offering some of the best mountain scenery you will ever see. There are wonderful woodland, lake and mountain walks/trails to suit all abilities. The area has a total 'unspoilt' feel and this coupled with some wonderful medieval towns, cathar legends, food and local hospitality ... any guests are assured of a great stay.

What makes this Cottage unique

One of the things that drew us to the property is that although we are in a rural setting it is not remote. There is easy access to medieval towns like Foix and Mirepoix, Carcassonne is only 1 hr away and 'La Ville Rose' .. Toulouse - makes for another wonderful day out .. there you can visit the Airbus factory and see just how they build an A380, or wander through the lovely streets that have great boutique shops, and a huge choice of restaurants and bars


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Toilet is in a separate room

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Rural


                • Budget
                • Historic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Heating, if required is charged at 50€ / week
                        • Internet
                          WiFi free of charge
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          IMPORTANT: A small parking area is available across the road from the gîtes - one car per gite. External access to the gîtes is via a few small steps - not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      French Satellite TV
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      French satellite TV
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Bicycles
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          In Village - 2km


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • Singles
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • caves
                                                • forests
                                                • museums
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • ski lift privileges
                                                            • ski privileges optional
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.


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                                                              Loubens, Ariege, France

                                                              Stunning Scenery - lakes, mountains, Tour de France cycle routes, Cathar and Prehistoric sites. Pretty, bustling market towns - Foix, Mirepoix, Saint Girons and Pamiers and direct access to Andorra & Spain for a Spanish day out! Outdoor Activities- 100's of mountain walks, cycling, golf, canoeing, rafting, paragliding, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, hot air ballooning. South West Cuisine- one of the major pleasures of travelling in this area of France! The Wonderful Ariège Pyrénées - just waiting for you to explore.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              Our Prices Include: • Gîte rental up to a maximum of 4 per gîte • Bedding, household linen and towels • Electricity, Gas and Water • Use of listed inventory • Cleaning products and materials • Free WiFi access Our Prices Do Not Include: • Travel, Transport & Insurance • Damages deposit - 200€ on arrival • End of Stay Cleaning - 65€ • Heating - 50€ per week if required • Local Tourist Tax 0,65€ per adult per night

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