Villa in the foothills of the Pyrenees home swap
The house is in a beautiful friendly French village in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The area is ideal for walking, skiing, wild life etc. Good local shops supply all the basic needs and major cultural centres are within an hour: Carcassone and Mirepox; and hour and half: Toulouse.
The house is modern and well thought out with all facilities. A log burning stove as well as central heating make it a perfect Winter home and a swimming pool is there for Summer needs. There are in fact 4 bedrooms but we use one as a study.
About the location
The area is steeped in history from prehistoric times (20,000 year old cave paintings nearby) through to the turbulent Cathar uprising (and their beautiful castles) and more up to date as a centre for the French Resistance.
Walking, climbing, white water rafting in the Summer and skiing (downhill and cross country) in the Winter.
For the nature enthusiasts there are truly wonderful sights such as wild orchids in Spring, birds of prey, and all the fauna of the Pyrenees up to and including bears (although these are rare and protected).
Good restaurants abound with local cuisine at reasonable prices. It is the real France.
- Swimming pool
- Garage / Parking
- Use of computer
- Washer / Drier
- Car exchange offered
- Use of bike
- Skiing snowboarding
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Car recommended
Closest airport: Carcassonne or Toulouse
Nearest city: Foix
Property type: House
Location type: Lakes/Mountains