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Unique pyrenean holiday venue set in stunning mountain location, with pool - La Hasta Gite

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights



La Hasta Gite

The gite is centred around a spacious open-plan living area, with two french doors leading onto a terrace and large mature garden with trees and flowers. There is a very large comfortable sofa facing a wood burning stove, that is perfect for warming up after a day on the slopes. The open plan kitchen has a dining table for up to 10 people and looks out onto garden and mountain views.

About the property

La Hasta

The La Hasta gite and cottage are situated in idyllic surroundings with breath taking mountain views. The 1.8 acre garden is planted with mature fruit trees and shrubs and runs down to the La Corbiere, a premier category trout fishing river. The 10m x 5m size swimming pool and garden are shared with the owners.

Both the gite and cottage have their own sun terraces, offering the perfect place to soak up the sun.

Sam Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks you for your wonderful hospitality and for sharing your small part of Eden on Earth.
May 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Surba around the Ariege

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Ensuite 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    WC - Toilet
    Shower Room - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Has ensuite shower room/WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has ensuite shower room/WC
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom has a bunkbed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • A cot is available if needed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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La Hasta Gite
average rating of 4.5625 based on 19 reviews

Perfect base for a climbing trip

  • 5 of 5

The property is spacious, comfortable and in a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious apartment in a wonderful, quiet setting. Pool is superb... and as the weather was so hot while we were there, we made very good use of it! Plenty of places to visit nearby: Foix, Mirepoix and Ax-les-Thermes all well worth a visit.

Sam is a great host, very friendly and helpful.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting in a mature garden with great atmosphere .Well equipped kitchen,good for keen cook

  • 5 of 5

The house and flat had the most amazing Pyrenean setting , with mature gardens with mountain views. Idyllic !A great pool helped cool us all down when it was too hot !

The kitchens were very well equipped and as we are keen cooks it worked very well for us.

We were a family of 8 adults and there was plenty for all our needs in the surrounding area.The area was truly beautiful. Great walks and wild swimming , plenty for everyone to do.Sam is a genial host , there when needed but not interfereing . Having been holidaying in France for over thirty years we had never been to the Ariege.We will definitely be back again .

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous restorative holiday in surba!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at La Hasta. The gite was spacious and well equipped, and the children loved the pool and garden. The location is perfect - Tarascon and its facilities are a few minutes' drive away - and so near so many fantastic places. We had fab day trips to Andorra la Vella, Puigcerda in Spain and Toulouse, and loved visiting nearer places like Ax les Thermes, Mirepoix and Foix. All in all a brilliant two weeks and we will be back! Thanks Sam!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed your time at La Hasta and look forward to seeing you again in the future.. All the best - Sam
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Beautiful picturesque location to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic relaxing, picturesque location for exploring the Pyrenees. The cottage clean & spacious with the stream & birds in the background. The balcony & pool is a bonus when arriving back frim sightseeing or restful days.

Definitely a place to return.

Thank you Sam

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location in the heart of the Pyrenees

  • 5 of 5

La Hasta is situated in a beautiful location close to Tarascon. We visited late September/early October, which is a lovely time to be in the Pyrenees, when leaves are just turning and the weather is still warm and sunny. We stayed in the garden level apartment of the main house, which is spacious, stylish, relaxing, clean and well equipped. French doors open out onto a private terrace with garden beyond.

The garden is huge and was paradise for our young children, who loved having such a big area to run free. Unfortunately it was a little too late in the year to use the pool but it looked lovely.

In the evenings we sat outside looking at the stars - or one night an impressive thunder storm - or when we wanted to feel cosier, we lit the wood burning stove.

We loved the prehistoric park, which is an easy walk to. There are also great paragliding sites nearby tested by one member of our party, who found himself flying in a thermal with three eagles. The highlight of the holiday was a day trek with a donkey, arranged through the donkey farm at Unac - a magical day out with or without kids.

Sam was a great host, obliging and helpful, but ensuring that we had our privacy. We'd certainly recommend La Hasta as a great holiday base for exploring the Ariege part of the Pyrenees any time of year.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
38 Kilometres
La Bastide de Serou
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
N20 before Tarascon-sur-Ariège
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Rabat les Trois Seigneurs
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Ax-Les-Thermes - Takes about 25 minutes
Nearest Beach
155 Metres
Beaches near Perpignan
Car: recommended

La Hasta is a unique ski and pyrenean holiday venue, open all year round. It is on the sunny side of the Courbière Valley, at the head of which sits the 2000+ metre Pic des Trois Seigneurs. We can host up to 8 people in our gite and up to 3 in the cottage.

In the winter La Hasta is the ideal base for mountain sports including skiing (alpine/nordic/backcountry), snowshoeing and mountaineering. We are close to the resorts of Ax-les Thermes, Plateau de Beille and the 282k of pistes in Andorra.

In the summer we run holidays that mix adventure sport with yoga (alternatively you can just hire La Hasta and do your own thing). Our area of the Ariège is perfect for all manner of outdoor sports including rock climbing, hiking, canyoning, canoeing and cycling. At the end of the day you can relax by our 10 by 5 metre pool.

Within easy reach of La Hasta are the Niaux cave (famous for its prehistoric paintings), historic cathare citadels, thermal spas and typical market towns.

Other Activities: climbing, canyoning, canoeing

Ski: Our nearest and favourite downhill ski area is at Ax-Les-Thermes. It takes 25 minutes to get to Ax and park up and then a further 20 minutes (including 5 minutes to put on your boots) to get up to the main resort via ski lift. Ax caters for all levels of experience, from long green runs to some really 'interesting' black runs. There is plenty to keep you going for a week. There are many local options for hiring skis... We can help with arranging ski hire and can negotiate a discount for you.

Slightly further afield, though still within easy reach, is Andorra... As well as having duty free status it has 282 kilometres of pistes.

If you want a change from the pistes then there is the always the local snowsports centre at Plateau de Beille... Which offers lots of opportunities for playing in the snow... Nordic skiing, sledging, snowshoeing, dog sleighs... All with an absolutely wonderful view of the high pyrenees mountains.


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