Simon and Suzanne Stay

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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 L'Aubisque 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

L’Aubisque is a duplex apartment with a double bedroom and separate cabin room with bunk beds suitable for two children. On the ground floor, the living room is entered through French doors from a private, south-facing terrace, and leads onto the well-equipped and modern kitchen. The living room also has a comfortable sofa bed, making the apartment suitable for family groups of up to six people. Upstairs, the double bedroom has its own, south-facing balcony. L’Aubisque offers splendid views of the Pic du Midi d’Arrens and Gabizos mountains to the south, and views of the Val d’Azun to the east. 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:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
This has been the most fabulous holiday in the most beautiful location – possibly in the world. Your hospitality has been fantastic – from the provisioning of the morning croissants and fantastic jam, to very comfortable accommodation of a very high standard, you have, in your own quiet way, contributed to our relaxing stay in the Pyrénées, which is sure for a mention amongst family and friends, both in the UK and South Africa.
Sep 2010
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Simon and Suzanne Stay

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Speaks norwegian, french, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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L'Aubisque
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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L'Aubisque
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16501?uni_id=24137
+33 0562974661
Arrens-Marsous Cauterets area
Hampshire, UK
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LES ARTIGAUX - THE PERFECT MOUNTAIN BASE

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This holiday property is ideally situated for those who want peace and tranquility, with stunning views and salubrious mountain air. It is located at about 1000m, just above the pretty village of Arrens. We used it as a base for cycling with our 6 year-old daughter - sometimes cycling directly from the property, other times driving down into the valley to start a ride up another mountain, or in to Lourdes. Lourdes is easily accessible by car, or by bicycle along a the flat valley floor on a footpath used by walkers and roller-bladers alike. The property itself has everything you would want, including a dishwasher; the washing machine is shared but only a few feet outside the property. Our apartment had bunk beds in a small room off the bedroom - ideal for young children. The owners, Suzanne and Simon, are two of the nicest people imaginable - perfect hosts, friendly and welcoming, always available to offer advice, provide information, have a chat, etc. The chickens provide a steady supply of fresh eggs (as long as Suzanne can find where they've been laid!), and the recent addition of a hot tub is ideal for relaxing those muscles after a day's exercise. This year was our second visit, and I have no doubt we will return in the future. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a mountain base.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Lourdes
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A64 - Tarbes
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Arrens
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Cauterets and Bareges/La Mongie
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Lourdes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Arrens
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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Arrens-Marsous Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Euro
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€745
 
 
Mid season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
4 night minimum stay
€115
From
€115
€590
 
 
Low season
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
€100
From
€100
€440
 
 
Mid season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
€115
From
€115
€590
 

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.

Amenities

Arrens-Marsous Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double or 2 singles
  • The sofa bed in the lounge can be used as two 80cm single beds or a large double. The cabin bedroom is reached through the main bedroom and has a set of bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Even during the high season the changeover day may be flexible. Outside of high season long weekends and mid-week breaks are available. Please contact us with your requirements. If required, towels can be provided at a cost of €5 per head to be paid locally. Cots and high chairs can be provided free of charge on request.