Gîte Tapovan


Paul Topping & Andrea Partridge
09320 Massat
Ariège Pyrénées, France
Tel : (33) 05 34 14 00 92
English spoken

Sleeps 4 / 2 bedrooms

A traditional mountain house behind the owners' home; 750 m elevation and 2 km from Massat

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Sauna : 15 € pour 2 heures / 15 € for 2 hours

Vue aérienne de Tapovan

Situated 2 kms from the village of Massat at 750m altitude, "Tapovan" is set in woodland with fabulous, panoramic views across the valley towards the south. Approached from our steep driveway, from a "no through" lane which leads to the hamlet of Eycherboul, the house is perfectly secluded. The gîte is a wonderful haven, a place of peace and solitude in which we offer comfortable self-catering accommodation as a weekly rental in the summer with bed and breakfast stays possible in the off season. As our house adjoins the gîte, we are close by to assist with requirements and queries should they arise.

vue toitTapovan is an ideal base to explore the beautiful area of the Ariège. This part, the Couserans, is popular with walkers and cyclists and enjoys good summer temperatures. In the winter, alpine skiing is available at resorts an hour or so drive away. Nordic skiing and snow shoe (raquette) walking can be enjoyed a mere fifteen minutes drive away at the Etang de Lers.

The gite accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor
- Living room with log burning stove and two sofas, television (with French and British TV), DVD player and CD player/radio, a good selection of books, DVDs, walking and local guide books.
- Kitchen and dining area with table and seating for four, electric oven with gas hob, fridge/freezer, dish washer, microwave cooker, and crockery, cutlery, glassware, saucepans, etc.

On the first floor
- Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging space, as well as en-suite shower and wash hand basin.
- Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging space.
- Bathroom with bath/shower, wash hand basin and WC.

- a private patio and garden area for exclusive use of guests.
The more extensive grounds and facilities are also available for recreation, by arrangement, and there are several paths for exploration of the adjacent grounds and woods. We would advise that due to the steep terrain of the grounds and a number of steps, the property is not suitable for small children or anyone with mobility difficulties.


Low Season : 425 €
January, February, March and Oct to mid-December

Middle Season : 525 €
April, May, June, September

High Season : 625 €
July, August, Christmas/New Year’s

Sorry, no pets.

Prices include:
- heating, logs, electricity, bed linen and towels
- Welcome pack of basic provisions`
-Assistance with car hire`
- Assistance with cycle hire
- Maps and guides

For more information: tapovan-massat.com

Many thanks to these photographers

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