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Self-catering holidays in the beautiful Val d’Azun in the French Pyrenees - Le Couraduque

Simon and Suzanne Stay

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Simon and Suzanne Stay

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Speaks: english, french, norwegian
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Calendar last updated:
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Self-catering holidays in the beautiful Val d’Azun in the French Pyrenees - Le Couraduque

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Arrens-Marsous Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom gîte in French Pyrenees

Les Artigaux is situated in 5 hectares of wooded park, just outside the village of Arrens in the beautiful Val d’Azun in the French Pyrenees. In a beautiful mountain setting, it is ideally place for activity holidays such as walking, cycling, mountain biking, skiing, cross-country skiing and paragliding. All the accommodation is self-catering and has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. Le Soulor and Le Couraduque apartments sleep up to four people and L’Aubisque sleeps up to 6 with an additional cabin room suitable for two children. Le Tourmalet is a spacious loft apartment with 3 bedrooms including a huge master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. La Grange, a converted 18th Century barn, has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 7. A Scandinavian hot tub and a sauna have recently been installed for guests to relax in. The owners and their two children live on-site and are always happy to provide local knowledge or help you arrange your holiday activities.

Plenty to see: Arrens is about 12km from the pretty town of Argelès-Gazost, which is well known for its thermal baths and has an excellent weekly market. Lourdes, world famous for the shrine of St. Bernadette and attracting millions of pilgrims a year, is 25 km away. The historic and elegant town of Pau is within an hour’s drive. Otherwise, we are in the heart of some of the most spectacular scenery France has to offer, from famous Pyrenean sites – such as the observatory perched on the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, the cascades at the Pont d'Espagne or the World Heritage site of Gavarnie – to picturesque lakes and mountain villages with their age-old traditions.

Plenty to do: The area is a paradise for walkers and cyclists of all levels. Activities available locally in the summer season include horse riding, rafting, paragliding and fishing, and in the winter both downhill and cross-country skiing, snow shoe walking and husky sledge rides. The unspoilt natural environment offers the opportunity to observe a variety of mountain flora and fauna (including eagles, vultures and isards).

Annual events: The area hosts a number of annual festivals and events – the most famous being the Tour de France which, in 2008 will have a stage finish at Hautacam above Argelès. Also in 2008 this stage will be featured as the Etape du Tour when 9000 amateur cyclists ride the route the week before the main event. On a smaller scale, there are many traditional fêtes which offer great opportunities to absorb the local culture and traditions. In January a Nordic weekend is held at the Col de Couraduque enabling anyone to try out the various activities such as cross-country skiing and snow shoe walking. In September Arrens hosts the Cutlet Festival which celebrates the return of the flocks of sheep from the high mountain pastures. In October Aucun has a horse festival with displays featuring working horses of a variety of breeds. 2008 will also see special celebrations in Lourdes to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the apparition to St.Bernadette.

More Details

Details for Le Couraduque 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Half Bathrooms

Le Couraduque is a one-bedroom duplex apartment, sleeping up to four people. On the ground floor, the living room (with comfortable sofa-bed) is entered through French doors from a private terrace, and leads onto the well-equipped and modern kitchen. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with a large balcony, a bathroom and separate WC. Le Couraduque is south facing, and the sunny terrace and balcony offer splendid views of the Pic du Midi d’Arrens and Gabizos mountains. Outside there is a table tennis table and a BBQ. A Scandinavian hot tub and sauna have recently been installed in the grounds which provides an ideal way to relax after the day's activities.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Simon and Suzanne Stay (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Simon and Suzanne for making this a wonderful holiday. The accommodation is comfortable and everything has been thought of for a relaxing holiday. We love the views, the walking, the hot tub – well everything! We will be back.
Sep 2010
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Le Couraduque
average rating of 4.4 based on 8 reviews
4

Agreable sejour en famille avec enfants

  • 4 of 5

Sejour très agreable, excellent accueil, gîte très fonctionnel , environnement calme . Merci à la famille Stay

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

What a view!

  • 4 of 5

Suzanne and Simon just couldn't be nicer. One could get addicted to the gorgeous view, the fresh croissants, and the beauty of the Pyrenees. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic location, lovely apartment, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic location! The apartment had great views and is set in a lovely garden in a small village, in a wide valley. The village nearby has everything you need, but you're also not far from a town (Argeles) with a big supermarket. There is so much to do in the area: walking, cycling, sightseeing, caving, rafting.........

The apartment was perfect. Clean and modern, it was fully equipped will all the appliances you could possibly want and the bed was very comfortable. We loved the welcome pack provided by Simon and Suzanne and also the fresh eggs from the chickens roaming around the garden and the fantastic bread delivery service, that Simon provided every morning.

This time only my husband and I went but we are looking forward to going back with our teenage sons and are recommending it to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Quiet peaceful getaway great for cycling base

  • 4 of 5

Great spot to base yourself for some cycling of the famous bike climbs. Clean comfortable accommodation, Simon and Susan were very helpful with meeting all our needs and were very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Fantastic place, fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Les Artigaux. Suzanne and Simon are wonderful hosts and make everything possible. We got fresh bread delivered every morning by Simon. Suzanne encouraged her hens to produce eggs in colours we have never seen before. We ate 26 in one week!

The apartment is perfect; nothing is missing, all in best condition. The views are fabulous and no street, airplane etc. noise (well, the cockerel but that was nice). Sauna and whirlpool are available but we did not have the time to use it as we were out and about so much.

Les Artigaux is a great place for hiking, cycling and relaxing. Val de Azun is not as overcrowded as other valleys and has the charm of a mountain village/town.

The flora of the Pyrenees is absolutely stunning and we saw many birds of prey. We hiked for 9 days and not a single day was boring; plus we were blessed with brilliant weather.

We took the ferry to St. Malo but I think next time we will fly and hire a car to have more time hiking the Pyrenees.

Thanks Suzanne and Simon! We will be back.

Mona and Alan

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Arrens
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Lourdes
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Lourdes
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A64 - Tarbes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Arrens
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Cauterets and Bareges/La Mongie
Car: necessary

The picturesque village of Arrens is at an altitude of 860m in the Val d'Azun in the French Pyrenees, surrounded by peaks rising to over 2000m. The amenities in the village include a small supermarket, two bakeries, a butcher, a shop selling regional produce, a newsagent and a pharmacy. There are also tennis courts, mini-golf and an open air heated swimming pool (open in July and August). There are several restaurants in the village and others in the surrounding villages. The spa town of Argeles-Gazost, which is 15 minutes drive away has a wider selection of shops and restaurants and has an excellent market every Tuesday as well as thermal baths and a casino. A further 15 minutes away is Lourdes with its famous shrine and a wider choice of shops and restaurants. Arrens is one of the entrance points for the Pyrenees National Park which has been created to protect the local flora and fauna and which is a great environment to see vultures, eagles and other birds of prey.

Ski: The largest cross-country skiing area in the Pyrenees at the Col du Soulor is just 10 minutes by car from Les Artigaux. This area links to the neighbouring Col du Couraduque and in all has about 110 km of prepared marked pistes. There is also an area set aside for children's tobogganing.

The nearest downhill skiing is at Hautacam, above Argeles-Gazost, about 30 minutes' drive away. This is a day station and has fairly limited skiing, but is a perfect opportunity to try the sport for a very modest cost. Within an hour's drive are the larger resorts of Cauterets, Luz-Ardiden and Bareges. Bareges links with La Mongie to form the largest downhill skiing area in the Pyrenees and has a total of 100km of pistes.

Equipment for both downhill and cross-country skiing can be hired locally and tuition is available at all the resorts. The cost of a day's cross-country skiing at the Col du Soulor is just 7€ and generally the cost of ski passes at the downhill resorts is cheaper than the Alps.

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Rates & Availability

From €90 Per night

Arrens-Marsous Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
May 23 2015 - Jul 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
€110
€545
 
 
High season
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€695
 
 
Mid season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
€110
€545
 
 
Low season
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
€90
€395
 
 
Mid season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
€110
€545
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The rental rates include bed linen, heating, lighting, welcome pack, visitors' tax and end of let cleaning. Towels are not included, but can be provided at a cost of €5 per person per week.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Arrens-Marsous Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be joined to form double
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double or 2 singles
  • The 80cm single beds can be joined together to form a large double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Even in high season the changeover day may be flexible. Outside high season long weekends or mid-week breaks are available. Please contact us with your requirements. If required, towels can be provided at a cost of just €5 per head to be paid locally. Cots and high chairs can be provided free of charge on request.

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