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Sunny, secluded, spacious and comfortable mountain house, with sensational views

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Orus - Fontane Ariege Pyrenees

Secluded house with 3 bedrooms, a large living room with a wood-burning stove

With incomparable views and surrounded by nature La Fontane has been our beloved second home for twelve years. We have developed our rock garden with its flowers and roses. Relax on the terrace and watch the butterflies, birds and lizards relax too. Children can explore the garden in safety, or play on the swing.

The house is situated in the Vicdessos Valley.near Orus in the Ariège Regional Natural Park.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Peter Cooper
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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About Peter Cooper

We are teachers who come her with our children as often as possible, far from London's noise and pollution. We feel ourselves relaxing the moment we arrive. We would like you to share this feeling of pleasure.

Peter Cooper purchased this house in 2002

Why Peter Cooper chose Ariege

We have spent every summer here for the last ten years. There is lots for the children to do. They especially love the swimming pool at Auzat in the valley (10 mins) and the zip cord park at Vicdessos (7 mins). We garden and go for walks with unforgettable views of the Pyrenees, and in the evenings read and listen to music.

What makes this house unique

We never hesitated as soon as we saw La Fontane over a decade ago in the middle of February - in full warming sun and opposite the snow capped mountains. We have never regretted our decision.


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Sunny, secluded, spacious and comfortable mountain house, with sensational views
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Absolutely Breathtaking!!

  • 5 of 5

The situation of this property is fantastic, with views across the mountains at this high altitude is a paradise. The property is clean and has many facilities to help you relax during your stay. Communication was good between the owner, Peter and our connection at the property, Cecilia and Eric. I would highly recommend this property and hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. You are of course welcome to return at any time.
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Perfection in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at La Fontane was perfectly amazing and amazingly perfect. The house itself was spacious and very well equipped. The view from the patio is stunningly beautiful and we spent many happy hours watching the changing light and shadows over the mountains. We felt we were in a different world of beauty, peace and solitude and the stresses of everyday life seemed a million miles away. The village in the valley was handy and convenient for all our daily needs and we were impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the locals. La Fontane is well placed for visiting places of interest nearby. We visited Foix, Mirepoix, Andorra, Carcassonne, as well as enjoying road trips through spectacular mountain passes. We just can't wait to be able to go to La Fontane again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say?
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Séjour agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé de merveilleuses vacances dans un gite et un environnement exceptionnels; La vue sur le Montcalm restera gravée dans notre mémoire.Encore merci à Monsieur Cooper pour sa gentillesse et ses recommandations. Nous reviendrons.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house on a hill with Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

A quiet and small road brings you to this nice holliday house on the top of a hill. (about 3 KM up) The house is very complete and we had alot of fun with the pooltable! The terrace is big and the views are stunning. Really nice for relaxing in the sunshine. We went for a cycling holliday and had a great time. Also went to Ax Les Thermes for the beautyfull climb of port de pailhères and Les cabannes for Plateau the Beille. The climb of etang de soulcem, just out of Auzat is really beautiful for cycling or hiking! Ooh and before i forget, the caretaker is really friendly and helpfull, same for the owner of the house!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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La pépite de l'Ariège

  • 5 of 5

C'est sans conteste l'un des plus beaux endroits où ma famille a pu séjourner. Les photos - bien que fidèles à la réalité - ne font pas encore assez honneur à la maison de Peter. La vue est à couper le souffle. Le jardin a sans conteste nécessité des heures de travail. Un petit chemin à travers les arbres mène jusqu'à Orus, juste au-dessus. A l'intérieur, l'espace est très propre et bien aménagé : il y a de quoi écouter la musique en cuisinant, un lave-linge, un lave-vaisselle, un bon four et de nombreux ustensiles de cuisine. Pour les enfants, les chambres sont simples et bien agencées. Il y a même de nombreux jeux pour eux, sans parler du bac à poissons rouges sur la terrasse. A noter également que la literie est confortable, ce qui est assez rare pour être souligné. Enfin, l'accueil a été des plus agréables. Les personnes qui nous ont reçu étaient très sympathiques et ont su répondre à toutes nos questions. Des vacances parfaites, merci !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie pour votre appreciation généreuse. J'essaierai d'améliorer les photos!
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Beeindruckende Unterkunft und Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben in den Pyrenäen einen tollen Urlaub verbracht! Das Haus liegt ganz für sich alleine mit einem atemberaubenden Blick auf den Montcalm und andere Bergzüge. Im Haus ist alles vorhanden, was man/frau für einen gelungenen Urlaub benötigt. Der Wohn- und Essraum inkl. Küchenbereich ist klasse und bietet auch bei eventuell schlechtem Wetter schöne "Ausblicke". Auf einer Empore ist ein Fernseher (Englisch/Französich), DVD, ... und ein kleiner Poolbillardtisch. An der Sauberkeit in bestimmten Teilbereichen im Bad (Dusche) und einigen Küchenschränken könnte noch gearbeitet werden, war aber insgesamt ok.

Ein Haus, absolut einzigarzig für Menschen, die gerne für sich sind, Wanderungen in der Höhe lieben (Kondition erforderlich :-)), gerne mit dem Rennrad oder (E)-Bike unterwegs sind. Fantastische Ausblicke in teilweise absoluter "Einsamkeit", entschädigen jegliche Anstrengungen!

Drei Sterne für die Unterkunft sind absolut berechtigt!

Selbst der kleine Ort (ca. 4 km entfernt) ist nett und hat alle Annehmlichkeiten (Restaurant, Bäckerei, kleinen Supermarkt, Fleischerei und Gemüseladen). Auch das Besichtigen von Höhlen, Kajaktouren und andere Aktivitäten (z.B. Klettergarten) sind in der näheren Umgebung sehenswert bzw. einfach zu organisieren.

Absolut empfehlenswert!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
111 Kilometres
Carcassonne; Toulouse Blagnac
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
237 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Golf Club de l'Ariège, Unjat, near Foix
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
9 Kilometres
Station Goulier Neige, Goulier
Nearest Beach
173 Kilometres
Le Barcarès
Car: necessary

La Fontane a secluded 125m2 house in the Haute Ariege Regional Natural Park in the Pyrenees is named after the stream that flows through its large grounds. Awarded a 3 star rating by the préfecture départementale, the house faces full south just below the pretty, cobbled and sunny village of Orus. Its large French windows offer magnificent views of the Vicdessos Valley and of the 3000m Montcalm.peak and open onto a patio and a beautiful rock garden. It boasts a big living room with a sitting area in front of a glass-fronted wood burning stove, a dining area and a large well equipped kitchen area . As a family home it has all amenities, including microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. There's a mezzanine with a large LCD multi-channel TV, DVD player and pool table. It has 3 bedrooms, bathroom with shower, 2 toilets, Baby equipment includes a cot and a high chair. There are goldfish in the terrasse pond.

There is a good restaurant nearby and food shops in Vicdessos (5 mins) and in Tarascon-sur-Ariege (20 mins). The amazing cave paintings in Niaux are 11km away. La Fontane is Ideal for nature lovers, hikers, walkers and for all varieties of outdoor activities, or by contrast for those who just like to relax on the terrace with a good book and a drink.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Orus, Ariege

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Automne 2016
27 Aug 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Printemps 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Début d'été
20 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Plein été
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Automne 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Enfants de moins de 2 ans gratuit. Linge de lit (1 drap+1 housse de couette+oreillers), serviettes et ménage a la fin du séjour inclus dans l'offre. Les premiers 125kwh d'électricité sont offertes ainsi que le bois de chauffage. Consommation d'électricité au dessus de 125kwh sera facturée 0.15€ par kwh. Ces frais seront déduit de la caution après la fin de votre séjour.

Bed linen and towels and end of stay cleaning are included in the price. The first 125kwh of electricity is free as is wood fuel for the stove. Electricity consumption over 125kwh is chargeable at 0.15€ per kwh. This will deducted from the damage deposit after the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Orus in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • + Separate WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Chambre 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Chambre 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Chambre 3 - 2 Single Bed , superposés
  • Sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and towels € 20 per bed (optional)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Large French windows overlooking the valley and Montcalm.

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