Our two bedroom detached house is situated on the edge of the village of Bompas close to the picturque market towns of Tarascon sur Ariege and Foix .The house is set in a large secure garden with parking, barbecue and seating area. Enjoy dinning or relaxing outside while enjoying the mountain view. Inside, the house is fully equipped including free Wifi. Enjoy walks along the river or feed the numerous ducks who appear from nowhere when food arrives! Walk to the next village of Mercus to visit the boulangerie for freshly baked bread or a drink in the local bar/resturant. Visit the nearby pre-historic park and the caves of Bedeilhac and Niaux perhaps take in the ski and spa resort of Ax-les-Thermes with its hots springs. Why not visit medieval market towns of Mirepoix and further afield Carcassonne. For those of you who enjoy water sports go to the Base Nautique http://www.basenautiquemercus.fr/public/ which has a range of activities open mid June to end of August. The property is easily reached from Toulouse and Carcassonne airports about one and quarter hours away.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 - 8 nights
House in Bompas, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Peaceful Location With River Walks Opposite, Easy Reach Of Tarascon Sur Ariege, Foix And Mirepoix
- english, french, german
- Calendar last updated:
- 1 Sep 2018
About John Shipman
We live in Hampshire, like our home comforts, with one of us a french speaker.
John Shipman purchased this House in 2014
Why John Shipman chose Bompas
It is a pretty house with stunning scenery and amazing places to visit nearby. For us, the area is perfect for walking climbing and skiing. What we love about the house is the fact we get the best of all worlds: country living with towns and shops close by.
What makes this House unique
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Cute little property with everything you could need.
We had a really nice break staying in Bompas, the property was ideally located and suited our needs perfectly.
Thank you ....we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Warm and cosy well equipped cottage
Property situated close to area for skiing and snowshoeing. Need a car but lots of interesting places not too distant to visit. For cyclists a number of good climbs with spectacular views.
Thank you for your review we are pleased you found our cottage warm and cosy. We are glad you enjoyed the area ...as you say there are a lot of interesting things to do and see. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Very comfortable stay and enjoyable ski weekend
We are a family of 4 with 2 young children (ages 5 and 8) and this was a perfect place to base ourselves for their first ski weekend. The gite is small and perfectly formed and the 4 of us felt very at home and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the wifi provided good coverage for our two children who love their devices! The area is quiet but we ate out in Tarrascon twice and enjoyed both meals.
The ski area of Ax les Thermes is less than 30 minutes drive and the ski facilities there are very good and a perfect place for a young family to learn to ski at a much lower price than what you would pay for the equivalent in the Alps during school half term. Apres ski includes dipping weary ski-boot feet in to the warm spa at the bottom of the cable car and a drink in the square. The children even enjoyed a free pony ride around the town whilst my husband and I sat and had a beer and watched the world go by.
Only recommendation would be to take a hair dryer if, like me, you need this small luxury as there isn't one provided.
We had a great family half term holiday.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Bompas and the children enjoyed learning to ski in Ax les Thermes. I will have to make sure I provide a hair dryer in the future! We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Great location, lovely house
Lovely comfortable and well equipped house. It looks small from the outside but agree with other reviews that there is plenty of room due to clever design and storage. Large garden and we were not bothered by nearby road or railway. The house is in a beautiful part of France with lots of history, a car is necessary to appreciate and visit the local area.
Communication with Wendy excellent. Very easy and straightforward process.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay ....we hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Wonderful place to stay
The property is easily found and first impressions are that it might be a bit small, a bit near the road/railway and a bit remote. Give it 24 hours and you will realise none of these are an issue; it is bigger than you think with ample room to cook, eat and relax. The property is really well equipped and it feels like a home from home rather than a rented place.
The outside space is lovely too and we enjoyed making use of the sun loungers in the large grounds.
The road which runs in front of the property is not busy and the hedging ensures privacy and keeps any road noise down. We liked to watch people go backwards and forwards and motorcyclist in particular were often keen to give a wave as they passed the top of the drive. The railway just beyond the road is not busy and again the (very) occasional train is a pleasant diversion. At night, the road and railway fall silent and the only sound is the odd owl. The motorway a little further away cannot be seen or heard.
Bompas has little to offer other than a quiet beauty, which extends to the village behind the property too. Friendly locals are happy to wish you a good day if you take a morning stroll.
We liked to walk into Tarascon; about 30 minutes on the old road the other side of the railway and then a footpath and then a pavement into town. Great place for a meal or simply to have some wine or coffee and watch the world go by (very slowly).
So our fears were short-lived. We loved our week in the property and saw some amazing places but were always happy to get back 'home' to a comfortable place where a wine or two could be enjoyed outdoors in the evening sun. Definitely worth a visit, but car essential of course.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and you felt it was home from home ....we want our guest to feel at home and as comfortable as possible. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
We stayed for a week with our two year old toddler. Wendy and John were very helpful and accommodating and provided everything we would need. The house is a tardis and a great place to relax. It is close to a road but you soon forget about it. The stairs are very steep so an extra eye on small children is needed (although a stair gate is provided).
We really enjoyed the local area and playing in the garden. We would love to return in the near future!
Wendy and Rob
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Toulouse airport about 1hr 15 by car, airlines Easyjet, British Airways
Carcassone airport about 1hr 15mins by car Ryanair
Car is essential.
Tarascon sur Ariege 3km ...Market town, clock tower with views over the town
Foix ...Chateau de Foix is a castle which dominates the town, it is known as the centre of the Cathars. Foix has several markets the main market is Friday. 20 mins by car.
Mirepoix is medieval market town and well worth a visit. 40mins by car.
Pre historic park Tarascon about 5km.
Bedeilhac caves 15mins by car
Niaux cave 15mins by car
Andorra 1hr 40 mins by car
Pamiers 30 mins by car
Nearest supermarkets, shops, banks and restaurants in Tarascon sur Ariege. Larger supermarkets to be found near or in Foix.
Our daughter and son in law live 9km away, should there be any issues during your stay.
Booking Notes: Please email dates you require. A deposit will be required on conformation of booking, final payment 6 weeks before holiday. Changeover Day: Saturday. Departure time 10.00 , arrival 3p.m