Borde de l'Hercule (Mirepoix) - Ariège - Sleeps 4

Rural charm & comfort, (almost private) pool, close to Mirepoix, walks, markets  

  • Borde de l'Hercule  (Mirepoix) exterior
  • Swimming Pool
  • Dining room
  • Barbeque Area
  • Terrace
  • View from Borde de l'Hercule  (Mirepoix)
  • Borde de l'Hercule  (Mirepoix) exterior
  • Lounge
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Borde de l'Hercule  (Mirepoix) exterior
  • View from Borde de l'Hercule  (Mirepoix)
  • Bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Swimming Pool
Borde de l'Hercule  (Mirepoix) in Ariège, a gite in Midi-Pyrénées: Borde de l'Hercule  (Mirepoix) exterior

Two bedroom gite, 10kms from Mirepoix, WiFi, pool & great views of the Pyreneees

Our gite on the Aude/Ariege border is adjacent to our own home, with privacy on terraces front & back. A large garden stretches down to our orchard, and the pool is shared with us: we swim early & late. Spring months of May & June when wild orchids flower and then September onwards are excellent for those wishing to walk, cycle and explore. The rolling countryside offers many walks, markets & towns and the mountains and Cathar castles are an hour away.

A small south facing front terrace leads into a ground floor dining room & kitchen opening to the rear terrace with outdoor table & chairs, loungers & barbecue.The first floor has a large living room (+ WiFi) opening onto a rear balcony with a great view to the hills; it overlooks the garden & pool. There is a good sized bathroom with bath & shower on this floor. On the second floor there is a double bedroom and a twinbed room, with large single beds.

A car is essential as the gite is on the edge of a small agricultural village, and we have safe off road parking in full view of the gite. If necessary we can offer covered parking within the property, which is completely gated.

The kitchen is well equipped with gas & electric hob and electric oven, microwave oven and other essential appliances. A washing machine is also available.

This region which offers much in the way of sights, countryside, & outdoor activities such as cycling, walking, horseriding. A cycle way (Voie Verte) is close to us and bike hire is excellent locally. The mountains, which look so near in the clear morning air are about an hour's drive away, and more dramatic walking, climbing and sightseeing abounds. Restaurants are plentiful in the beautiful Bastide town of Mirepoix and in other nearby towns & villages. These vary from the rustic and local to several more gourmet restaurants, one of which is the closest to us.

Having said this, in school holidays many parents with children enjoy relaxing at the gite where you can lounge in the sun & enjoy outdoor eating. You can swim in the 10x4m pool which has steps, & a shallow & deep end. Guests share the pool with us, and we usually swim early morning and early evening. In August our grandchildren are here too, and guests' young children enjoy the company while parents can relax, especially as the property is fully enclosed and gated with a playroom.

August sees many villages having nightmarkets, a great opportunity to eat & drink and meet new people. The roads, even in August remain quiet, but a car or motorbike is essential.

Guests can be as private as they wish, but we are here to help with information, and any things that might crop up with French life having run the gite for 10 years. We can advise on things like wine tours in the nearby vineyards, the best children's activities or doctors & pharmacies.

In July/August we ask for a Saturday check in, but in other months we will fit around your travel dates and other arrival days are possible.

This property has been listed with Holidaybank for 2 years

Borde de l'Hercule (Mirepoix) Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural
  • Mountain
  • Village

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • No Smoking

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom

  • Outdoor Pool

  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Coffee Machine

Internet Access
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • TV
  • Radio

Leisure Equipment
  • Sun Loungers
  • Patio Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels

Garden/Terrace/Play area
  • Private garden
  • Terrace / patio
  • Enclosed garden / play area
  • Childrens play area
  • Outdoor games area

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Fishing
  • Wine Tour
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
  • Swimming (outdoor pool)
7 night(s) · 07 July 2018
Key Property Details
Property Name Borde de l'Hercule (Mirepoix)
Reference 267873
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Reviews 2 Add a Review
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Borde de l'Hercule (Mirepoix) in Ariège

Nearest TownMirepoix - 10 kms (approx)
Nearest AirportCarcassonne - 29 kms (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortPerpignan - More than 30 kms (approx)

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