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 La grange de Pinsou

Sandrine Rousseau & John Bayne
09320 Aleu
Ariège Pyrénées, France

Tél/fax : (33) 05 61 96 48 17 ou/or
06 32 60 30 42 (mobile)

English spoken

Sleeps 4 to 6 on large mezzanine

A restored stonebuilt barn in a quiet, secluded hamlet at 800m altitude with splendid view of Mont Valier.

  • salle a manger
  • cuisine
  • salle de bain

Pinsou – altitude 800 metres – is a quiet and isolated hamlet located at the end of a winding mountain road 10 minutes drive from the village of Aleu in the High Couserans.

AccueilPNRSet in the middle of fields and woods, this recently restored barn stands in its own grounds and enjoys spectacular views of the Mont Valier and the Pyrenean mountain chain. Although entirely restored using ecological materials, retaining the appearance of an Ariege barn was paramount (slate roofs, exposed stone walls, wooden window and door surrounds. and larch-cladded extension). The interior – wooden floors, stone walls and lime/hemp render – is light, airy and very comfortable, yet sober.

The barn is a little paradise for anybody who loves wild flowers (in spring), birdsong and the chanting of crickets (in summer), or spotting the occasional wild animal (all year round). Although completely on its own, the barn is a mere 2 minute walk from the owners' house (so any additional information is easy to find !).

Walks – for walkers of all ages – start from the front door.

sejourThe barn facilities consist of the following on the ground floor (first floor US) :

1) A 35 sq. metre living/ dining area which includes :
• a fully equipped kitchen (electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dish washer, and all necessary utensils, crockery and cooking materials) 
• a dining table for 6-8 people
• a sofa/ double bed 
• a wood-burning stove (which operates with doors both open and closed) 
• an electric radiator 
• TV and CD/ DVD player 
• double doors which open out on to outside terrace (see below).

2) A spacious (12 sq. metre) light-filled bathroom/ toilet with 2 windows overlooking the mountains :
• a full-length bath with stand-up shower 
• electric shaver plug 
• electric towel heater-rail 
• washing machine 
• ceiling mounted clothes airer.

The light and airy 20 sq. metre mezzanine first floor (second floor US) has superb views of the mountain chain and includes :
• a double bed;
• a sofa which makes 2 single beds;
• a chest of drawers and plenty of storage space.

In front of the barn there is a large outdoor terrace with table and chairs, parasol, and movable BBQ. There are other terraces all around the barn so you can find the sun – or avoid it – at any time of the day.

Per week:

Low season : 420 €
07/01/2019 - 09/02/2019
10/03/2019 - 06/04/2019
29/09/2019 - 19/10/2019
04/11/2019 - 21/12/2019

Middle season : 450 €
10/02/2019 - 10/03/2019
07/04/2019 - 30/06/2019
20/10/2019 - 03/11/2019

High season : 680 €
07/07/2019 - 31/08/2019

Weekend (2 nights in middle and low seasons) : 190 €
Short stay (from 3 nights) : 80€ / night

Note: for the 5th and 6th person there is an extra charge of 5€ per person per day

For all periods and lengths of stay, prices include:
• Bedding for 2 beds. 2 beds or more - 5€ extra per bed:
• Firewood for a first fire. More wood available at extra charge.
• Electricity

Optional cleaning service : 50 €

« Chèques vacances » welcome
Animals welcome
Baby equipment available (stair gates, high chair, changing mat, potty, small bath, bed, pram, baby carrier back pack)

Also available on the property is a studio-gîte sleeping 2-4 + baby.

For more information about Pinsou throughout the 4 seasons, or activities/ sights in the area, visit: www.gitepinsou.com


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