Secluded house with 3 bedrooms, a large living room with a wood-burning stove
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About Peter Cooper
We are retired teachers who come here with our children as often as possible, far our home in Edinb urgh. 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 Orus
This stay will give you the feeling of peace and relaxation, but will also provide you with unforgettable activities and and experiences as revealed by many of our guest reviews.
What makes this House unique
The house is situated in the middle of a sensational mountain view offering peace, activities and pure mountain air. Its facilities make it spacious and comfortable.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
This secluded house, which caters comfortably for your needs, is perched up high and commands panoramic views of the valley and surrounding mountains, it has a spectacular and ever changing vista. Truly a break away from it all with total privacy and escape from every day life, mealtimes spent on the patio are accompanied only by wildlife. birdsong and the single chime of a church bell from the small settlement above. Lots of outdoor activities; walking, cycling, via ferrata and many important historical sites locally and further afield - in all plenty to do whether rain or shine and we found 8 days really was not long enough.
Restful mountain hideaway
Great family holiday base:
- set high above the valley floor, really quiet and lots of wildlife
- large living space, great toys, good books and local maps and info, cool hi-fi circa 1989!
- Vicdessos is a great base - we never left the valley. The great outdoors is all there and waiting! We loved how quiet and unassuming it was here compared with the inescapable bling in the Alps.
We had a very happy week. Thank you for a great holiday!
A wonderfully appointed and peaceful home, well equipped with excellent support from the owner and from the delightful local caretakers. We could not have found a more perfect place to relax and bask in the beauty of the surroundings, and to explore this lovely corner of France.
This is a fantastic property - book it now!
The property lives up to the photos - the views are to die for and the property is spacious , secluded and very well appointed. The furnishings are comfortable and have a homely feel which makes you feel relaxed in enjoying and making the most of the space provided. The kitchen is very well equipped and plenty of consumables were provided along with linen and towels etc. (all spotless). The property is just below the village of Orus (it is up its own gravel drive a few switchbacks below Orus) and as such is not overlooked by any other properties (unless you count those several km away on the other side of the Vicdessos valley!). During the day the property stays cool (you can close all the shutters and the main living room ceiling is high). Great selection of books and games for the children. It does take a few minutes to drive up the steep hillside but if you want to be away from it all this is a fantastic holiday property. The owner and local contacts are friendly and professional - this really is a superlative property. There is loads to do in the area too - make sure you book in advance for the Grotte de Niaux (14,000 cave paintings!). I hope we can return one day.
My wife and I stayed here for a week in May 2017. La Fontane, the house, is beautiful, well furnished, and extraordinarily well equipped, down to an extensive and interesting selection of books, music and videos and a collection of toys for younger people. If you need a kitchen tool a bit of rummaging around will usually produce it. The guest book is unique in that it includes a lot of tips about things to do (or avoid) passed on from previous guests. It is super quiet, except for bird songs and the occasional church bell. It's a good base for hiking and other explorations of whatever interests you. We made easy day trips as far as Mas d'Azil and Puivert, usually including lunch. The road up to the house is narrow and includes 12 switchbacks and 3 blind corners, but it is rare to meet another car. Cecile and Eric live in Orus, just above, and respond quickly to questions or problems.
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.
Thank you for your kind review. You are of course welcome to return at any time.
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.