11x5.5m heated pool with secure infant fencing all around, toilet and washing facilities. This gite has everything you need for your holiday.  For winter bookings there are heaters in all rooms and a  log burner in the living room.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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The south facing gite overlooks a terrace with far reaching views of the mountains. The gite has it's own terrace with sofa and dining furniture for 4. There is a lovely big heated pool with washing and toilet facilities. There is also an adventure playground, tree platform and play pond. The gite is newly renovated with fitted kitchen including washing machine, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, satellite TV, wifi (paid extra) and log burner. Seating for 4 in the dining and living room.

The space

This south facing gite overlooks our lovely stone terrace with stunning, far reaching views of the mountains. On some days you can see the snow capped Pyrenees. The cosy gite has a log burner and electric heating to suit your needs and keep you warm if you stay in the cooler months. We have retained the original roof beams (circa 300 years old) giving this gite a really traditional feel yet there all the modern comforts of a new home. Downstairs there is an open plan living area with seating and dining space for four. A newly fitted kitchen includes washing machine, gas hob, fridge freezer and plenty of cupboard space. Upstairs there are two separate bedrooms, one with double bed (and small walk in wardrobe) and the other with bunk bed (two full size single beds).

Please note the pool is seasonal and usually opens in May. Please make sure you ask before making a reservation if the pool is the deciding factor in making a booking. The opening date depends on weather.

Guest access

You have full access to the main terrace and gardens. There is a long winding drive for you to park cars.

Interaction with guests

In winter it's likely you will be at the home yourself a lot however I will visit regularly and have excellent, reliable maintenance staff living nearby who are available 24/7.

Other things to note

During winter we will be living in England a lot and so I am looking for longer stay guests (minimum 3 months lets). This gite is perfect for those looking to explore the area with a view to moving here or for a retired person.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed


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Cleaning Fee $84 NZD
Security Deposit $336 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

55 nights minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Lia User Profile
September 2017
We had an amazing few days staying in La Chataigne at Grahams beautiful property. The views over the mountains were amazing and Graham has obviously spent a lot of time and effort on both the gites and the grounds - both are spectacular. The gite had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. We loved the wildflower garden and patio area for relaxing in the evening and especially enjoyed making friends with Bamboo the cat and Loopy the crazy chicken! Graham was extremely helpful and was always around to answer any questions. We'll definitely be going back, thank you for a great holiday.

Jos User Profile
August 2017
A wunderfull place, in the middle of nowhere. For children verry nice, much to do by the house. Nice walkings and good weather. Beds are hard.

Anna User Profile
April 2017
Very beautiful gite situated super calm and with a great view. Graham was a very nice host and I would definitely recommend to stay at his place!!

David User Profile
April 2017
Host nicer than anyone could expect, and more beautiful than on pictures ! Peace, and Tranquility, on Earth....

Vincent Et Lara User Profile
October 2016
The place is incredible , with a fantastic view. Graham is very nice and a good host. We stayed 2 weeks with a 2 years old girl and a 2 months old baby. There're all equipments inside La Châtaigne although the place is small. We spent some great time.

Simon User Profile
September 2016
We loved our 2 day stop over at Graham's and what he has created here is quite wonderful.

Laure User Profile
September 2016
A really amazing gites in the middle of the nature. If you want to relax and enjoy the silence, I really recommend this place!

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Riols, FranceJoined in February 2016
Graham User ProfileGraham is a superhost.
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