La Dressere is a gîte d'etape situated in the pretty and popular village of Formiguères, the range of shops and restaurants available in the village square makes La Dressere the ideal option for self catering accommodation.
La Dressere can sleep up to a maximum of 20 people over a total space of 250 sq.m, has a large communal living area of 125 sq.m with an inviting wood burning stove, plenty of seating at tables and in easy chairs. In here guests can relax, socialise, prepare and eat their meals. Each room has its own clearly labeled storage areas for food and there is ample provision for preparation and cooking. This area is ideal for guests to exchange information on daily activities, share a meal and make friendships - it is particularly popular with children who can safely meet each other, play games and find alternative company to an annoying brother or sister!
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What is a Gîte d'etape?
More convivial than a hotel, more flexible than a house or apartment rental, gîtes d'étapes are an excellent option for visitors who like meeting others, who enjoy the opportunity to learn or exchange information and who would like a richer appreciation of the area they are staying in.
The term gîte originally meant quite simply a form of shelter and a gîte d'étape is traditionally a shelter for a stage of your journey on foot, on horseback or by bike. Gîte La Dressere is fully-furnished and excellently equipped for self-catering, either for a small or a large group. Complying with the tradition we offer cheaper accommodation giving clients the option to reduce costs further by bringing their own linen and towels and use the fully fitted kitchen to prepare their own food.
Technically speaking gîtes are generally old farmworkers' cottages or converted barns and outbuildings and to be called a gîte the owner must live close by in order to provide help, assistance and a warm welcome to guests. La Dressere is no exception, it was originally a barn built in 1903 and we actually live in a self contained apartment on site so are here as your expert locals to guide you to all the best spots in the area.
La Dressere has a Gîtes de France 2 Star rating (out of 3) and complies to all the required rules, regulations and insurance obligations. There is no higher star rating for a gite d'etape unless all the rooms have ensuite facilities. To offer our clients a variety of options based on their budget, we therefore retain some rooms without ensuite facilities � these are not dormitories however and sleep a maximum of 4 people. We have a total of 7 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 20 people, the rooms range from double bedded ensuites to a simple room for 2 people with bunk beds.