They are located at the end of the road in the Ustou valley in the Ariège Couserans. They are in the heart of a small valley, an old village of barns and at the start of a hiking trail that leads to Spain (“le muntanyes de libertat”), 100 meters from the Ossese torrent and near the path of waterfalls (the Lastien waterfall is a 40-minute walk away). Ideal for families, fishermen, hikers, superb panorama. While still being pastoral, it is one of the wildest valleys in the Pyrenees while being close to services (5km). The Iberian ibex have been reintroduced into the nearby Cagateille cirque (listed as a World Heritage Site). The territory is now also occupied by brown bears. Chamois and deer are also there in number. Regarding large raptors, the three species of vultures and golden eagles often fly over the ridges.

They are an ideal base camp for exploring the Couserans where you will often find what you love about the Pyrenees: small villages clinging to the mountains, large herds of cows, sheep or horses with their shepherds on vast pastures, ponds (here, we say ponds), magnificent forests of beech and fir trees, border paths steeped in history and summits for all.

The two barns are about thirty meters from each other with a central shelf, they can be rented together.

On the ground floor, they consist of a kitchen, a living / dining room with a sofa bed. Upstairs, there is the dormitory room and a bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink. In the Marterat barn the kitchen is separate. Electricity is provided by solar panels, in winter it is important to manage electricity consumption well.

Kitchen: gas stove with oven - Refrigerator - gas water heater; There are food and water reserves. You have the option to borrow what you need.
Living room / Dining room: sofa bed 140 (2 places) table, benches and chairs for 6 people (barn of Marterat) or 4 people (barn 2), wood stove, electrical room for solar panels in the barn of Marterat, furniture with board games and documentation on Haut-Couserans, wood. Books and magazines on the mountain are at your disposal. Many DVDs can also enhance your evenings.

Room / Dormitory barn of Marterat: there are 2 beds in 180 and a bathroom with shower, WC, and sink. Each bed is made up of 2 separate 90 cm mattresses. 2 couples or 4 single people can therefore sleep.
Ossese Barn Room / Dormitory: there is 1 180 bed and a 140 bed and a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. The double bed is made up of 2 separate 90 cm mattresses.
1 travel cot and a backpack for babies is provided on request.

Here the garden ... it's the mountain, young and old alike will find something to do to eat outside, grill under the stars, rest.

You have the option of booking one or more guided hikes during your stay with your host, Michael, a state-certified mountain guide and member of the Couserans mountain guide association. You will thus find the great fauna of the mountains. If you strain your ears, you will hear tales of shepherds, bears, human smuggling and contraband. Finally, accompanied hikes will give you the opportunity to discover little-known paths off marked trails and also to access summits with a 360 ° panorama of our beautiful mountains.

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Couserans Pyrenees

On the western part of Ariège, the Couserans and its 18 valleys is a vast territory divided between high mountains, mountains and [...]



  • 4 person (s)
  • Area: 40 m²

Prices / Opening

Weekend (furnished): 180 € Week (furnished): 500 €
Price Min. Max.
Weekend (furnished) - Mid season Min. 180€
Week (furnished) - Mid season Min. 500€

Payment method

  • checks
  • cash
  • Transfer

Work With Me


  • Independent garden
  • Parking
  • Bathroom
  • Coffee maker


  • Pet Friendly


  • Heating
  • Kitchen - kitchen area
  • Crib
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Mountain view

Activities on site

  • Board Games

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