La Petite Tapovan

For couples, "La Petite Tapovan" is approached from our driveway where you can leave your car, and then walk up a winding track. (We will help with your luggage if necessary.) You pass behind the house to enter the kitchen, dining and living room area, which has solid oak, parquet flooring. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a dining table and two chairs. The sitting area is provided with a sofa and coffee table, and there is a wood burning stove. A wooden, spiral staircase leads up to the bedroom, again with solid oak parquet flooring, and cotton rugs. There is a double bed (140 x 200), storage and an area with rocking chairs to sit and admire the views. The staircase descends from the living area to the bathroom and utility area which has underfloor heating. There is a washing machine and cupboard with hanging space and additional storage space in the utility room. The bathroom has a w.c., shower, wash hand basin and double-ended bath (for 2!). Outside, there is a wooden terrace along the front and one side of the house, and a flat, grassed area, all of which are available for guests' sole use.  In the garden below, there is a swimming pool, available for shared use with guests of Gite Tapovan and ourselves.


PRICING: We let "La Petite Tapovan" BY THE WEEK ONLY DURING HIGH SEASON for 675€, Saturday to Saturday (20.06.20 to 19.09.20) 97€ per night
Other dates are available for stays of minimum of 2 nights at a rate of 97€ per night.
Coffee, tea, sugar and a few other provisions are included in the price.
For an additional 7,50€ per person we are happy to bring you breakfast.
There is a standard cleaning charge of 45€ per stay.
Plus "Taxe de Sejour" 


KITCHEN APPLIANCES: Ceramic hob, electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, "Nespresso" coffee machine, electric kettle, electric toaster, crockery, glasses, cutlery, saucepans, etc.
BEDDING AND TOWELS: provided. Cotton sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers.

Guest access

Below La Petite Tapovan, our house and Gite Tapovan, the garden contains a swimming pool which is available for shared use, under certain "rules". The sauna, next to our house, can also be used.

Interaction with guests

We live in the main house (attached to which is Gite Tapovan) and are in residence. We are happy to be of assistance, should you need it, but we keep a low profile to respect your privacy.

The neighbourhood

The property is about 4km from the nearest village, Massat. Massat has a couple of bars/restaurants and a tea room where you can also buy bread and pastries. Among other facilities there is a small supermarket, open most days. This beautiful, mountainous area of the Ariege is popular with walkers and cyclists. Walking guides, maps, books, and information leaflets are provided. Our nearest larger town is Saint Girons, with supermarkets and other commerces, as well as a lively and colourful market each Saturday.

Getting around

Local public transport is extremely limited. Trains arrive from Tououse at Tarascon-sur-Ariege. It is a 45 minute drive from there to us. (We can collect for a fee) There is also a train/bus link from Toulouse to Saint Girons. There is a local taxi.

Other things to note

The approach to "La Petite Tapovan" is up a steep 100m pathway, with a climb through woodland. (As mentioned, we can help with transporting luggage.)
Similarly, the staircase in the house is steep and twisting, and one section is a little narrow.

Wi-fi available, currently a weak signal

We have two cats and are unable to accept animals in the guest accommodation.

The property is also a no smoking zone.

HIGH SEASON 20.06.20 to 19.09.20 LETTINGS BY WEEKLY INCREMENTS ONLY self catering for 675€. Plus standard cleaning charge of 45€ per stay.

Swimming Pool

We have a pool available for shared use


Sauna available for use by our guests (15 euro/2 hour session)

No Smoking

No smoking in the accommodation

No Animals

We do not allow pets or other animals

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