We have had some lovely comments over the years both for our painting holidays (which we started running in 2010). Here are  just a few examples

PAINTING HOLIDAY REVIEWS are to be found at the bottom of the main description.



"Ha sido una experiencia, muy agradeble, desde la casa,passudopor el paisaje, paisanaje, pueblos.....

Y quisieramos destacar tanto lacogida, como las ateuciones prestadas durante nuestra estau cia.

Gracias por todo y por ser como sois."

(It has been a very gratifying experience, from the house, passing through the landscape, country, towns ..... And we would like to highlight both the welcome and the services provided during our stay. Thanks for everything and for being as you are. -google translate)

Ximo Vidal y familia, Spain jan 6

Nous avons passé un weekend “d'apres-fetes” ici au Pichet tres reposant exactement ce que nous recherchions. Merci pour la bouteille que nous avons degusttée chaleureusement devant le poele.Et merci egalement pour votre gentillesse et votre accueil.! A tres bientot,

Marilyne et Patrice DEZEN, Toulouse le 7 jan.


Thank you for letting us spend time in such an idyllic setting- your hospitality and local knowledge really made the trip extra special. An antidote to modern living!

Until the next time!

Scott, Rachel and Heath, Edinburgh 8th June

Thank you for the wonderful stay in this lovely part of the Pyrenees. Oour first time here, but we will definitely be back to explore more walks, cols, ports, grottes and cafés, and more!

The Grant family, Nethy Bridge, Scotland July 14th

And.. Thank you! We have had a brilliant time. Thank you! from the girls.

Thank you very much for all your kind attention to our comfort and for equipping “le Pichet”so well. We have very much enjoyed our week here discovering a part of France we haven’t visited before. It is beautiful countyside and this has been an excellent base. I am sure we will return to the area. We have appreciated your advice and recommendations.

Liz, Phil, Sion and Ally Wade, Portsmouth 18th Aug.

Chers Eleri, Rodney, William,

Un tres grand merci pour votre accueil, votre chaleur et votre discretion. Nous avons passé de tres beau moments dans votre belle demeure et sommes un peu “recharges” pour recommencer nos vies trépidantes.

“Hear, Hear1”

Dear Eleri Rodney and William

Many thanks for your warm welcome and memorable stay in your utterly charming mountain abode.

Warmest regards, James et Francois, The Netherlands Sept 8th

Merci beaucoup pour votre accueil-un court séjour (trop court!) mais tres agreeable! Vous vivez dans un endroit magnifique, belle suite a vous!

Marie, Jeremy, Lila, Adele, Montauban le 22 sept


Un tres grand merci pour votre accueil chaleureux!

Petit weekend tres agréable! Merci pour votre gentillesse!

Michel et Nathalie, Toulouse, le 6 mars.

Dear Eleri Rodney and William

We had a wonderful time at le Pichet-walking in the beautiful mountains of the Pyrenees. Thank you for this lovely place!

Fiona, Thomas, Clara Percy and Sybil London, April 14th

A brief one-night stay but what a night!

A spectacular drive up, beautiful sunset, warm fire and hospitality, and a truly restful sleep. Our family's adventures through France continue, but thank you so much Eleri for being part of them. Onwards!

Best, Philip, Lynne, Luke, Noel and Ivor, Canada, 12 May

PS Rodney's work is stunning.

My 5th stay and once more it again seems to even surpass the previous holidays in every way.Fantastic hospitality, views, weather, advice and assistance and the most perfect home away from home. Only downside, as always, is having to leave again!

Thanks heaps Eleri Rodney and William! I am already looking forward to my 6th stay!

Love, Marjoline, the Hague 26th May.

The Pyrenees for the first time. Two beautiful days, eating al fresco.

Many thanks Leslie and Ian Kilgour, Australia 10th June.

Petite parenthese de verdure animée de chants d'oiseaux. (visite du chin et du chat???)

Spectacle du soleil disparaissant derriere les lignes montagneuses, presence bienveillante de notre hote. Merci beaucoup,.

Veronique et Jean- Yves, Montpellier 15 juin

We had a very nice week at the Pichet.We went to the Niaux cave-it was fantastic to see the paintings. Our teenage son Rasmus, especially enjoyed white water rafting near Foix

Thank you and best wishes, Rasmus, Steffan and Dorthe, Copenhagen 22nd July

Thank you for the warm welcome. We spent some beautiful days here. It is a gorgeous place of earth.

Martin, Kirsten, Lucie, Lennart, Bonn, Germany 29th July

Thank youfor letting us stay in your gite. Fantastic location we managed some great walks. Les Trois Seigneurs and Cirque de Cagataille recommended. Enjoyed the river swimming and kayaking in the Salat.

Geeta CharlesTim Sophie and Jess London Aug 12th

Thank you Eleri and Rodney for alovely stay at “ le Pichet”. We have loved this area, the majestic mountains and crystal clear waters. Explored some amazing places (though some of the mountain roads are “scary”)! Favourite routes: to Etang de Soulcem, up to Guzet, Col d'Agnes and Etang de L'Hers.

Visited Foix Chateau and the TreeTrail (accrobranch)at Belesta, called Crapahut Adventure Park-well worth a visit.The thunderstorms were pretty spectacular too!

Thank you for your kinness and amazing hospitality

Lynne, Andy, Hannah and Ruth Creek. Reigate. Aug 26th

Well, what can I say! Our second visit to the Pichet and probably our last-because we love Miramont and the area so much that we have bought a house just up the road!!

Thank you so much Eleri and Rodney and William for your help, advice and encouragement, your translation skills, and, as ever, your kindness and generosity.

We will soon be neighbours! Jan and Vince Cooper, Potters Bar, Sept 15th

A perfect spot for a week of rest and relaxationwith almost perfect weather. There is probably a beautiful walk for every day of the year. Thank you!

Roger and Christine Romney Marsh 23rd Sept

Lovely 6 days of peace and quiet.Lots of great mountain walks- some of them more challenging than expected! But lashings of hot water and oodles of firewood made for perfect homecomings.

Thanks Eleri For all the advice and support, especially with the flat tyre, and hope to see you again

Jenny and Jon Tully,Guildford, Surrey 22nd Oct

Havre de paix dans un ecrin de verdure, propice aux reflexions du soir au coin de l'abre, comme aux grandes perigrinations pédestres diurnes, au sein de paysages grandioses

What else!

Un grand merci pour cette parenthese.

Daniel, Doloris Nadine et Walter (Nizas 34) 31oct

Merci pour ce super sejour en Ariege qui nous a permis de passer d'excellentes vacances avec de magnifique paysage a decouvrir.

Nathalie et les gens du Tarn et Garonne. le 30 dec


Merci pour toutes ces petites attentions (Vin, gateaux, décor de Noel). Tres belle vue sur les montagnes Ariegoises. Nous avons apprecié de se reunir autour du feu de bois.

Merci encore, les familles Sanchez/Huellec Toulouse le 2 jan

Merci pour votre accueil et votre sourire! La vue est magnifique et le gite tres agréable. Bref un super weekend au coin du feu de bois!

A une autre fois, Anais et Thierry, Toulouse le 14 fev

Merci pour votre chaleurueux accueil,, votre disponibilité et toutes ces petites attentions 9vin, crackers, bouquet de fleurs,....). Nous avons passé ici un tres bon moment de calme et de detente profitant de la terrasse et du coin de feu!!

Merci pour tout

A bientot

Rebecca et Benoit, Provence, le 8 mai

Well,a lovely place. Fleurie, nature, peaceful. Think that a lo tof people would like to stay longer........

Laure et Stephane, Montauban le 23 mai

Thank you so much for wandering the Pyrenees and settling here so we could come and visit. We have had a lovely week-your advice on walks was great-and on places to visit. We have really enjoyed your company too- a great bonus.

Fiona and Brian Collins Milton Keynes 4th June

We've been here for a fortnight and I could easily stay for another. Such a beautiful, secret place high up in this forest. Walking superb, and there are more to explore! Thank you Eleri and William for your fantastic hospitality.

Liz, Tom, Roger and Rosie, Dean's Marsh, Australia 20th June

Dear Eleri and William,

What a wonderful three weeks we've had at “le Pichet”! Your hospitality is unparalleled- thank you for all the wonderful suggestions for cycling routes, walks, restaurants and markets.We feel as if we have still only seen a fraction of what your beautiful Ariege has to offer. Do come and visit us in Carmel (California) And Will- come and ski in our Sierra Nevada!

Fondly, Wendy and Tom July 22nd

Dear Eleri,

We have had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for your warm and generous welcome. The week passed too quickly- you have a lovely place! Merci!

Jenny, Bernard, Felix and Theo, New York City Aug 12th

Dear Eleri,

We really enjoyed our stay and had just the week we were hoping for. It's a really captivating location which we could have relaxed in for the whole time- if the children had allowed it! We did the walks recommended for children by the Tourist Office- “Randos P'tites Jambes”;the Tourist Office marked the start and end for us on the map which was very handy- Cirque de Cagataille was probably the best 9all about 1h 30 walking slowly!) perfect for small children and easy to follow(all signed). Lots of picnic spots. LOVED the kayak club (exciting, never done this before!). Anyway GREAT fun- thank you!

Dan and Sarah, London 21st Aug.

Merci Eleri pour votre accueil chaleureux, vos cadeaux,vos attentions et votre gentillesse. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cette region magnifique, jouissant du calme, d'une vue splendide et nous avonsprofité avec beaucoup de plaisir de la terrasse et dujardin.

Avec tous nos remerciement aussipour vos bons conseils de randonnée!

Le bonjour a William,

Jos et Nicole, Pays Bas 31 aout.

Dear Eleri

Thank you so much for having us!

We had beautiful weather every day- a nice break from English rain. We went on lots of lovely walks in the mountainsand we're very sorry to say goodbye to Miramont's cat! What a gorgeous, idyllic location for our holiday break.

Kind regards, Fiona, Tim, Chloe and Dominic. Salisbury UK 31st Oct

Merci beaucoup pour votre accueil, votre gite est bien agréable et si calme.....Petit séjour tre reposant.

Christophe et Sandrine, Foix, le 13 novembre.

Merci pour ces petits attentions (vin, gateaux, déco de Noel). Tres belle vue sur les montagnes Ariegeoises. Nous avons apprecie de se reunir autour du feu de bois.....

                                                                                     Famille Sanchez/Huellec le 2 jan


Un grand, grand merci pour votre accueil si genereux! Nous avons bien apprédié tous vos cadeaux, vos attentions et les decorations de la maison. Ce gite  est tres beau et chaleureux, et l’environnement aussi. Apres de grandes belles balades et glissades en luge dans la neige, la chaleur du poele était bienvenue. Merci aussi pour tout le bois.

 Tout cela a été un cadre ideale pour nos vacances. Un seul regret: ne pas vous avoir rencontré pour échanger et vous remercier en directe. Merci a Cathy pour l’accueil et toutes les  informations

Tiffany Coiffard, le 2 jan 2015

 We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay at “Le Pichet”, in ths gorgeous area of the Pyrenees. Highlights of our visit include the waterfall ( Cascade d'Ars) which was breathtaking! Beware muddy trails and wild boar however! Eleri and Rodney were so knowledgeable of the whole area that there was never a need to visit the Tourist Information.We have only scratched the surface- a bientot!                                                                                                                                                                    Wynnie, Kitty, Danny, Mich and Nick,  20th June

 Thank you for a great stay. Le Pichet is a wonderful place to spend the holidays and thanks also for your best recommendations.          Jutta and  Kai Hartmann, 18 th July.

 Merci Eleri pour votre accueil et la qualité de votre gite..Nous avons passé une excellente semaine, et nous vous souhaitons une tres continuation.Au plaisir, bien cordialement,

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Catherine et Dominique  25th July.

The cottage is beautiful and functional, the surroundings incredible, but it was the hostess who made the stay exceptional. Thank you so much Eleri for going the extra mile in ensuring our short stay at Le Pichet was such a memorable one. If we are ever to return to the Pyrenees, Le Pichet will certainly be our first port of call.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Abbie and Paul, August29th.

Thank you so much, Eleri and Rodney, for a fantastic week in “Le Pichet”. When we arrived, we were welcomed like old  friends – and we really hope that the friendship made will last, especially as we have our Hertfordshire link.Thank you for your generosity, your suggestions of places to visit so we could make the most of our short time here. The scenery is amazing, the local people are very friendly- we are sad to leave.We hope William is accepted in the Lycee of his choice, and that Fern, and the cat, won't miss us too much!

Best wishes to you all,   Jan and Vince  Cooper,September

 Thank you so much for a perfect holiday! Le Pichet is a beautiful retreat and your generosity and advice of places to visit made for a relaxing break. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and get to know a little of your French home. Loved the cake too (and the flowers!). Do know you will be welcomed to our home in Scotland if you're planning a visit. Hope to meet again at some point, meanwhile thank you again.                                                                                                                                                       Graham and Jenny, September

 Grand merci pour votre accueil, si génereux, gentil, tres agréable. C'est un endroit reposant, calme et d'une beauté......Ce gite est tres chaleureux, on se sent si pres d'un feu a bois. Je pars avec regret, je reviendrai car vous etes tres sympatique, je suis ravie de vous avoir rencontrés. Avec tous mes remerciements, votre region est magnifique,

                                                                               Monique, Yvelines, le 4 Dec


A huge thank you to Eleri, Rodney, William and  the beautiful Fern. Staying at “Le Pichet” has been the perfect start to our honeymoon. The mountains are stunning and the weather has been beautiful. Thank you so much for taking us ski-ing and helping us with our language barriers. Also a massive thank you to William for looking after Nick on the slopes and getting some great video footage.We received such a warm welcome and were made to feel very much at home here- we could not have asked for a more relaxing and beautiful stay. Our time has gone too fast- so now we are off (wishing we could smuggle Fern away with us too!) Thank you so much.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Emily and Nick (Mr and Mrs Ross) 20th March 

Thank you very much  Eleri,  William and Fern for the nice time in this charming house. We will come back with better weather! Best wishes,

                                                                                                                           Thomas, Eva, Jona, Kim and Lala Staudacher 25th April.


Fini le petit sejour sympa “au Pichet”. Nous avons apprécié votre hospitalité et celle de Cathy. Votre gite est agreeable et a l’image de la montagne. Merci pour la decoration de Noel et le “libre service” pour la cheminée.  Lorsque nous arrivons nous sommes aussi accueillis par les statues de Rodney.

Bref, nous repartons plus reposes et bientot nous rejoindrons notre quotidien.

Le Chateau de Mirabat veille sur vous! Bonne reprise scolaire pour William et tenez-nous au courant pour savoir si Rodney a été choisi pour le projet de l’hopital.

Bonne continuation a vous trois et si vous venez chez nous du cote de la “Ville Rose”, n’hesitez  pas a a passer…..

Nous vous embrassons.

                                               Pascale,  Jaques, Aurélie et Fabien, le 5  janvier.

PS  une caresse pour les trois adorables chats de l’hameau……… 

Grand merci pour votre accueil bien agreeable. Merci pour toutes les attentions sympathetiques, les fleurs, le vin, le feu au retour du ski. Au plaisir de vous voir, ainsi que vos voisins!

                                                   Christelle et Eric, le 9 mars. 

Un sejour bref mais extremement agreeable, dans cette maison ou la decoration a l’anglaise se marie harmonieusement a l’architecture  traditionelle ariegeoise.Votre accueil chaleureux complete cette sensation de bien-etre! Une visite a renouveler bientot, nous l’esperons…….

                                      Claire, Daniele,  Marina, Angelina et Anne-Marie, le 10 mars. 

Merci  pour votre accueil  si chaleureux, vos sourires et votre délicatesse. Nous avons bien aimé votre coin accroché a la montagne, meme les jours de pluie…..Ce fut pour nous un plaisir, un moment de repos. Merci pour le feu, les fleurs et les statues de Rodney qui font la magie du lieu…….

                                                                          Anne et Jaques,  le 31 mars. 

Plus qu’un séjour en gite, nous avons  eu l’impression  d’etre recus en amis au couer de cette merveilleux Ariege que j’ai eu  le gand plaisir de faire decouvrir a mon epoux. Merci de vos gentiles intentions, a William pour son bouquet de bienvenue….a Fern pour ses partis de jeu avec Laitou…… ous gardons le contact. Continuez a donner du bonheur aux randonneurs tells que nous.

                                                                      Chantal et Samy  le 6 juillet.

Merci beaucoup Eleri pour votre chaleureux accueil, c’est toujours un plaisir de revenir chez vous dans cet havre de paix. Et merci pour toutes vos petites attentions.A tres bientot et merci encore.

                                            Fabienne, Benjamin, Mathis Violette et Remi, le 20 juillet

Thanks for a lovely time! One of the prettiest places we have ever been. Sitting outside looking at the sunset was sublime.Thanks too for all your great advice on where to walk  with 2 small children – it worked!     Take care….

                                                                    Dom, Dita mc Ewen and family (Copenhagen) 27th July 

Notre sejour fut excellent- nous avons pu profiter de la quietude des lieux, avons apprécié des randonnées,et avons sympathise avec deux chats de l’hameau.Encore merci.

                                                                          Michele et Christian, 3 aout 

Thank you for a lovely stay at “le Pichet”. We particularly enjoyed the view from the garden, the climbing roses and beautiful sculpture, paintings and embroidery everywhere. Also, your wonderful selection of interesting books. Our son read “Mountains of the Mind” whilst here as a complement to a couple of mountain walks. Sadly there has been rain and low cloud coverage so we haven’t quite had the views when walking as hoped.

We did a lovely lower level walk at Cominac through woodland and loved the wild flowers and butterflies. Our youngest  really enjoyed white water rafting with his cousins  at  Seix – as I did! Lots of fun.

We loved St. Lizier- a gem of a town if you like Romanesque architecture ( with remnants of wall painting). We saw it in late afternoon in soft light and without any crowds.

Thank you Eleri and Rodney for your time in giving us such useful and good information for our short stay here. You have been enthusiastic and extremely helpful, especially in helping us find and book a gite at the last minute for my brother’s family at Cominac. It has been a very successful holiday.

                                                              Wendy and Eddie  and family,  8th Aug.    

Merci Eleri et William, vous nous accueillis comme des amis chez vous dans votre beau pays des Pyrenées!                       

                                                                                   Xavier et Christiane, 14 Sept.

(Excuse my  interpretation of this Spanish handwriting!)Gratie mille por le sue gentillesse et accoplienne!  Abbiemo passeto due giorni stupendi   in questo piccolo paradiso!Accueil adorable et attentionné. Nous nous sommes regales de randonnés,de paysages superbes sous un beau soleil. Merci pour tout!                                                                                  

Virginie et Angélo,  12 Octobre 

Quelle belle idée nos enfonts ont eu pour nous reserver un weekend dans votre si jolie maison. Nous avons feté nos 30 ans de marriage et ce fut pour nous un moment agreeable rempli de joie et de plenitude. Merci a Cathy et Ali si sympathique et merci de ces petites attentions qui nous vont droit au coeur. Bref, un moment hors du temps qui nous permets de repartir dans la vie de tous les jours avec du soleil dans les yeux.

Thank you,Ave a nice day!                                                                        Manu et Pascale. Le 21 oct. 



Rodney, Eleri, William (+ Fern),

Thank you for a wonderful week. From the moment we arrived it felt lie home(Without the hills though!).Le Pichet is a wonderful base from which to explore this fantastic part of France.Thank you again for all the advice on where to walk- it was invaluable.William- don’t forget to invest wisely when you find that small envelope of gold!

  All the best,                                           Malcolm and Rachel, W.Sussex, September.


Thank you to Eleri and Rodney for a wonderful start to our honeymoon, we only wish we could stay a bit longer!  We felt so at home in the cottage and the location and weather have been perfect. I have slightly sore legs after the walk up to the Chateau du Mirabat but it was worth it for the views.

Thanks again for making us feel so welcome and I hope we’ll be back here soon!

                                                               Maxine and Kris, Gloucestershire, September.


Dear Eleri William and Rodney,

Thank you very much for a lovely stay. We have really enjoyed being here, your help and valuable advice about walks, local points of interest, driving directions and so much more. We loved the place and the mountains, and our dog will probably miss Fern even more than the Pyrenees.

                                                              Michel and Saka, Leigh on Sea, June.


Had the most wonderful week here in Miramont. We received the warmest of welcomes and felt completely at home straight away. The scenery was breathtaking and our hosts are so familiar with the surroundings that we never had any need to visit a Tourist Information office, the best is right here in Miramont! Thanks so much, and ‘till next time.

                                                                  Marjoline et Jan, the Hague April .


Dear Eleri, Rodney and William,

Thank you for all your help during our stay. You had great ideas on what to see and do, that way we could make the most of our stay. We felt very welcome. In bad weather we had the lovely open fire to enjoy our books (so cosy!) and when the sun shone we went for lovely walks in the mountains. The GR10 has such spectacular views! Thanks for the maps. We had a great time and will certainly be back to enjoy the lovely lunches in the garden overlooking the valley.

See you next year.                   

                                                                                       Kate Napier, Utrecht,  May

Eleri Rodney et Will,

Super vakantie gehad. Prachtige ongeuing om te fietsen.

Heerlyk! En erg bedankt voor jullie gasturgheid.

Groeten                                                                  Rina Ziggers, Utrecht NL May


This next is from a client who came with a view to improving his English:

Many thanks, Eleri Rodney and William. During this week I discovered the pioneers of the new Europe,  you and your English friends. Now I can master “Walked” and “Worked”(pronounced t not ed)…..and I hope to meet you again with my family, in Barousse, in England and especially in Wales (the north, of course). Au revoir and a bientot.




Accueil et dévouement *****….., merci, Eleri. Ce séjour nous a permis de prendre “l’air d’ici” et de conforter mon souhait de venir m’installer en Ariege.Donc a bientot!

                                                                         Evelyne, Limoges. Pentecote, juin 2011.

 Merci de votre accueil chaleureux et convivial- au plaisir d’une autre venue!

                                                                                            A & S., Chartres. June 2011.

 Gite tres agréable. Séjour ou le temps a été maussade mais cela nous a pas empeché de faire de tourisme dans cette si belle (Beautiful-very!) region.Nous reviendrons…………….pour voir les montagnes qui ne nous ont pas devoilé tous leurs secrets……. Nous avons quand-meme effectué quelques randonnées.Accueil tres chaleureux et tres convivial, merci beaucoup.

                                                                    Anne, Didier et Jeremy, Nimes.juillet 2011. 


Un grand merci de votre accueil et les petites attentions dans la maison (fleurs, carte, vin). Merci pour votre gentilesse et votre disponibilité. Merci aussi a votre fils tres accueillant .Ce fut certes tres rapide mais 2 jours tres riches, pleins de bonheur, de bien-etre, de repos. A bientotpeut-etre!

                                                       C. Bertrand et F. Lacoste et Calin.Bordeaux 2011.



A place to forget all your worries. My second visit, and it is even lovelier than before, having also visited more of he surroundings. Amazing how close the majestic peaks on the Spanish border are, and how breathtaking! I am  already looking forward to my next visit!

                                                              Marjoline,  Holland May 2010

The mountains elusive and mist-wreathed (but their ‘absence was as their presence: (R.S.Thomas). Roses and aquilegia, columbine in our rooms. Silence punctuated by a single distant clonking cow-bell. All this our point of departure –and return-for excursions to the pulverising Cascade d’Ars and the lac de Bethmale, teeming with snapping minnows, and the Col de la Core; for a visit to William’s Ecole primaire in Oust (William’s dictum of the week: ”No-one is pleased to be taught!” as opposed that is, to finding out for oneself.;) and for raids on local patisseries, charcuteries and caves du vin. So we can scarcely believe we’ve only been here for four nights, in this charming gite (we’ll spread the word in England about the gite and painting courses), side by side with friends. Floreat Aula!

                        Linda and  Kevin Crossley-Holland, Burnham Market. June 2010.                                            

 Le Pichet is the perfect place to escape from London life. We have taken photos of sunsets at night and mists in the morning. We have visited Lourdes, Carcassonne and Rennes le Chateau, with many beautiful places in between. So much to come back for.St. Girons market was wonderful. So much delicious fresh food. We will also not forget the various patisseries we have sampled!

Thank you Eleri for being so fantastic. A most gracious hostess. We would love to return here.

                                                              Micheline, Bob and Ben Short. London 2010

 L’Ariege, departement méconnu,est un départment qui nous suspend a chaque vallée. Nous l’avons découvert et l’aimons. Le soleil nous a un peu boudé mais la beauté des sites visités a su nou le faire oublier Les gens de cette region sont, nous semble-t-il, d’une rare gentillesse- nous reviendrons en Ariege.Merci a notre hotesse pour ses conseils de visite que nous avons suivis.Bonne visite a tous.                                                                 

Famille Laurent, Provence, aout


The warmest of welcomes, most charming of cottages, and most beautiful surroundings! The only “problem” is the leaving, one would want to stay on indefinitely. Thanks Eleri, Rodney and William for all your care, help and hospitality, hope to be back soon.

                                                                             Marjoline, Netherlands March 09

Enjoyable week, fabulous walks around the region, particularly Col de la Core/ Etang de L’Echelle for a picnic. Recommended!

                                                                              Tito and Erlys, London. July 09


Thank you – we’ve had a lovely relaxing  and peaceful week at “le Pichet”. Comfortable, welcoming- with beautiful storms, sunsets and sunny days!

                                                                        Mark and Paul, Manchester. July 09

 Nous venons de passer une semaine tres agreeable,calme et reposante,dans un milieu acceuillant, simple, vrai, poetique, une nature engorgeant de beaute qu’il nous reste a decouvrir…..

                                                    Marie-Claire et Francois-Xavier, Lot.    juillet 09

 Séjour tres agréagble et reposant au Pichet que nous avons connu par beau et mauvais temps! Acceuil chaleureux, merci et peut-etre a une autre fois!

                                           Annick et la famille Parmentiers, Angers.      aout 09

 Very enjoyable, laid-back week in sumptuous surrounding. Would certainly return to “le Pichet”. Merci a tout le monde.

                                                                         Paul and co, Rennes 35.     aout 09


We had a great time. A few ants in our pants (from walking!)but that was fine. Lovely view from the gite. We tried lizard-catching - with good luck and help from Dad we caught 3! Went on lots of lovely big walks getting cold and wet and hot! Thanks a lot, from

                                              Mike, Rachel, Rosie and Polly, mid- Wales.  April 08


A lovely gite! And a lovely hostess! On adore vos broderies, Eleri, et vos livres!


Merci  pour la broderie

                                                          Lucie et Chacha, 31 Haute Garonne. juillet 08.

 Merci beaucoup pour ce charmant gite et pour votre acceuil plus que chaleureux.Nous avons passe de merveilleux vacances au “Pichet”. “L’aperatif” nous a permis de connaitre tout le hameau et de lier connaissance! Le suite de sejour n’en fut que plus agreeable!

Nous nous souviendrons toujours que Baptiste a fait ses premiers pas ici et qu’il a fete son 1re anniversaire, (il a aussi cuelli tous les fleurs autour ,profite des fraises de bois, fait le char aux limaces!) Merci a William pour sa gentillesse et pour nous avoir prete ses jouets! Merci Eleri et Rodney pour votre acceuil- nous reviendrons avec plaisir si la vie nous en donne l’occasion; en esperant vous croiser ici, a Lyon a Londres ou au hazard d’un chemin.

                                                              Jerome, Catherine et Baptiste, Lyon. aout 08



 Un superbe séjour a Miramont dans la jolie maison d’Eleri, grace aussi a son immense gentillesse!                                                                                         

                                                                                                      Mireille,    juin 07

 Un grand merci pour votre acceuil, votre hospitalité, votre générosité et surtout la joie et la patience de William. Vive les rapports franco-britanniques du 21eme siecle! Vive l’Ariege qui revit grace aux amoureux de ces montagnes, venus de toute l’Europe. Bienvenu  chez nous, des que vous le souhaitez.        

                                                                                  Les Toublancs, Nantes. aout 07

 Thank you very much for the extremely pleasant accommodation in these verdant surroundings- and for your lovely hospitality. A rare and splendid opportunity to explore the Ariege with the comfort of “le Pichet” as home base. Kind regards and best wishes for your continued success with this lovely gite!

                                   Phil Roughton  and Julie Gonin,   Iceland/Paris.     August 07

 Magnifique semaine a tous points de “vues”. Merci a nos hotes si genereux et acceuillants! Longue vie au “Pichet”. Au plaisir de se revoir bientot en Angleterre et on vous attend a Quebec! Bonjour special a William, dit le Roi Arthur!                                                                        

Helene et Jean-Paul, Quebec Sept 07.       


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