Cherry Cottage Self Catering Gite
Last Updated on Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:35
Cherry cottage is a charming stone terraced cottage situated in a quiet Pyrenean hamlet (Pech) in the Ariege, a lesser known corner of the Midi Pyrenees. This 2 bedroomed self catering holiday home, with one double room (1 double bed) and one triple room (1 double bed and 1 single bed) is ideally sized for 4 people, but we have also provided a sofa bed in the living room should a further 2 people be visiting.
The gite enjoys stunning views all around and is beautifully peaceful. It has a small garden across the way, with mountain views, a table and chairs and a barbeque for your use.
There is easy parking oppposite the cottage.
The hamlet of Pech is a convenient 5 - 10 minute walk from the larger village of Les Cabannes that hosts a number of amenities including a boulangerie, general store, pharmacy, restaurant, pizzeria and train station with trains to Ax and Toulouse.
The local area is ideal for a host of outdoor activities (particularly walking, road cycling and mountain biking in the summer, or snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing in the winter), and it is perfect for couples, friends or a family. There are 2 local open air swimming pools in the nearby villages of Aston and Les Cabannes, that are open during July and August. The Aston swimming pool has a shady area for 'spectators' plus a curly slide into the pool, and a toddlers pool too. If you want to mix some mountain activities with some sightseeing, then you are also perfectly placed to explore the chateaux and grottes locally, as well as visit historic towns of Foix, Carcassonne and the bustling city of Toulouse. See our activities page for more detail on what the local area has to offer.
Entrance Hall: storage cupboards under the stairs with ample storage for outdoor clothing (shoe rack and coat rack), and cupboards with spare chairs, clothes drying rack, ironing board, and recycling boxes
Bathroom: Shower, Heated Towel Rail, Electric Fan Heater, WC, Basin, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer. One bath towel, and hand towel will be supplied per person. There will be sufficient toilet roll on arrival, though you may need to purchase more later in your trip.
Both the kitchen and living room are located on the first floor of the cottage. The rooms have large windows looking out over the local scenery, with the magnificent limestone rock face of the Quai de Sinsat visible from the window seat in the living room, and the Hermitage de St Pierre from the kitchen window, perched atop a steep hill.
A light and spacious room, well equipped and with all the comforts of home.
Fitted with: Gas Hob, Electric Oven, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee Machine. Kitchen Table and 4 chairs (further chairs downstairs). Suitable cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils for 6 people.
Electric heating. Hand towel and drying up cloths supplied. Cleaning and washing up supplies provided. Highchair, hand blender and bottle sterilizer available on request
It is possible to request some basic groceries for your arrival (milk, bread, cheese etc) - please email James/Cathy in advance regarding this.
The Living Room:
A comfortable and inviting room with views of the magnificent local Quai de Sinsat, a large limestone rockface popular with climbers and home to golden eagles and lammergeirs. Cool in summer and warmed by the log fire in winter, this is the perfect room in which to have a relaxing afternoon or evening.
Equipped with: Double sofa bed, Stereo for CD/Tape, Television (French channels only), Video machine and DVD player. Open fire place with Godin wood burning stove. Fireside armchair and window seat. Electric heater also in situ.
The cottage has a good selection of DVD's and videos available for you to watch during your holiday (though of course the selection may not be to everyone's taste!) There are several 'family/childrens' films available in the choice.
During the winter, wood is provided for the fire, with the cost included in the 'winter tarifs'.
Bedroom 1 (double): light and spacious carpeted bedroom
Equipped with: Double bed, Bedside tables and lamps, Chest of drawers, Mirror, Bedroom Chair, Towel Rail and shelves. Electric heating, velux window with blind and floor level window. Duvet, pillows and appropriate sheets are provided and the beds are made up for your arrival. One large and one small towel provided per guest.
Children: The floor level window have a bolt, plus bars on the outside. There is a stairgate on the top of the stairs down to the kitche
Bedroom 2 (twin): just across the landing from the double bedroom and suitable for children or adults.
Equipped with: Double bed, Single bed, Wardrobe, Bedside tables and lamp. Electric heating, velux window with blind and floor level window. Duvet, pillows and appropriate sheets are provided. One bath towel, hand towel and facecloth provided per guest.
Children: The floor level window have a bolt, plus bars on the outside. There is a stairgate on the top of the stairs down to the kitchen. Cot available on request
Health and Safety:
There are smoke alarms fitted on each floor of the cottage. A fire blanket and fire extinguisher are also supplied. The cottage is a non smoking environment. Pets are not allowed indoors.
Prices and Availability
Cherry Cottage has 3 main seasons as below:
Winter high season runs from January 1st to February 29th 2012 : Costs is £375/week
Low season runs from Mar 1st to June 17th 2012 and from Sept 2 to Dec 30 2012 : Cost is £300/week
Summer high season runs from June 17th to Sept 2nd, and on odd weeks (Easter, Christmas etc) : Cost is £450/week
Please see the Calender for availability and contact me for any questions.