Le Pichet: Charming Gite also offering Painting and Sculpture in the South West of France
“Le Pichet”- lovingly restored and tastefully furnished, largely in oak, this lovely stone house and beautiful garden offer wonderful views west with fabulous sunsets over the mountains.
Paradise on earth in a tranquil hamlet at 800m, the house accommodates 2-6 with a reduced price option for 2 (from £400) and 2-4 (£425-£575 according to season) We also offer painting/sculpture tuition and exclusive full board painting holidays. Superb walking to suit all levels;ski-ing at Guzet 20k.
Built, as are many houses in the region, partly into the hillside, Le Pichet retains many of its original features - the "pas de oiseaux" (for thatching), and beams from the old roof structure. It benefits from superb light, particularly in the afternoons and evenings, is warmly and comfortably furnished, and hung with Rodney’s paintings and Eleri’s embroideries.
Spacious dining room, bathroom and well equipped kitchen.
An oak staircase leads to the first floor: light, high-ceilinged and spacious living room/extra bedroom and two charming bedrooms.
Planted with roses, honeysuckle and clematis, the garden is an idyllic place to relax. You are most welcome to pick its abundant herbs, and raspberries, rhubarb and salad when available. The shaded paved area is ideal for enjoying your barbecue. There is communal parking.
The Ariege-Couserans (18 valleys converging on St Girons) has a rich and varied historical, cultural and gastronomic heritage of which the Ariegeois are fiercely and justly proud.
It also boasts some of the Pyrenees’ wildest, most remote and unspoilt scenery, as well as the gentle beauty of the lower valleys and slopes. Miramont is ideally placed for you to explore wherever the fancy takes you.
Superb walking, whatever your level,(GR10, GR pays, Wartime Escape Routes into Spain), a first-class Centre Equestre, ski-ing (Guzet Neige is 30 mins away),canoe/kayak, fishing.
Gallo Roman St Lizier, medieval Foix, Cathar castles, world famous prehistoric caves, park of prehistoric Art. Riviere Souterraine de Labouiche. Numerous childrens’ attractions.
More information on the website
Midi-Pyrenees Regional Guide