gîte Pélioou


Christian Koch
Le Pélioou
09140 Ercé
Ariège Pyrénées, France

Tél : (33) 06 25 89 70 84
English spoken

Sleeps 6-8 / 3 bedrooms

A former cowbarn, beautifully renovated, situated at 850 m elevation on a south-facing promontory between forest and meadows

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  • veranda
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gdf3Le Pélioou is a restored stone barn situated at 850 m elevation on a southfacing promontory between forest and pastureland, enjoying a superb panoramic view toward the high Pyreneen peaks as well as the Garbet river valley and the village of Ercé below.

In former times the farmers from the village brought their herds up to the pastures around this and other nearby barns for the summer and cultivated the fertile, terraced land. Nowadays Mérens horses have replaced the cows on the summer pastures, but the barn constructed of granite and slate has retained its original aspect.

chambreThe interior of the gîte has been renovated for maximum comfort: a terrace and veranda have been added to the original building so as to be able to admire the view any time of day or season. Total peace is assured as there are no neighbors or noise other than the sounds of cow bells or mountain streams.

There is no lack of activities in the area : walking, fishing, horseriding, mountain biking, skiing (the ski station Guzet is visible from the barn)... Even on rainy days you can contemplate the mountains from the enclosed veranda while reading or watching TV.

Surface area 160 m2
- A large rustic living room with original beams and panelling, a stone fireplace fitted with a wood stove that heats the whole house. Leather furnishings and satellite TV with international programmes in several languages.
- Dining area for 10 with original beams and traditional wood table and chaires.
- Fully equipped kitchen (including dishwasher) with spices, condiments and staple ingredients provided.
3 bedrooms :
- One large bedroom with balcony with double bed and traditional rustic furniture
- Second large bedroom with double bed with Oriental décor
- One small bedroom with 4 bunkbeds and a balcony.
- 2 WCs
- Bathroom with bathtub, shower, clothes washer, ironing board and iron
- Large veranda facing the mountains with hardwood furniture and potted plants
- Outdoors, a fountain, barbeque and garden furniture

There is no telephone land line but mobile phones function well and there is free WiFi via satellite.

PRICES ON OUR SITE : www.pelioou.com


Le Pélioou is 2 km from the village of Ercé via a narrow winding road of which the final 1 km is unpaved but passable.

Pets are not allowed on account of the cows, sheep and deer that come to graze near the gîte.
No problem if you only speak English: we speak it fluently and many families in Ercé have lived or have relatives in America.
We will be delighted to share with you the wonderful quality of life of our little corner of nature and make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Don't hesitate to contact us for further information about the gîte. A second renovated barn, La Souleilo (sleeps 4-5), is also available for holiday rental. Please refer to the gîte by name when contacting us.


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