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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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 Le Tourmalet 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

Le Tourmalet is a spacious loft apartment on the 2nd floor, sleeping up to 7 people. There is a huge master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and two further bedrooms with either twin or double beds as required. The kitchen, lounge and dining area is open plan featuring a wood burning stove, comfortable seating including a sofa bed, a solid beech dining table seating up to 8 and a very well equipped kitchen. There is a separate WC and a second bathroom. Both bathrooms have electrically heated towel rails. Outside there is a private patio area with chairs, table, parasol and BBQ. The downstairs entrance hall has storage space for skis, walking boots etc. 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:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Simon and Suzanne Stay

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Speaks english, french, norwegian
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Le Tourmalet
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Le Tourmalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16501?uni_id=52702
+33 0562974661
Arrens-Marsous Cauterets area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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See you next year

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
Yet another very enjoyable and action-packed stay at Les Artigaux. Not much more to say apart from “See you next year!” Great food, great company and very lucky with the best ever weather.
business
Le Tourmalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16501?uni_id=52702
+33 0562974661
Arrens-Marsous Cauterets area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Tour BBQ

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
Thank you very much for your amazing hospitality over the last five days. The location, views, hot tub, bread run and fully stocked kitchen were all greatly appreciated. We also had a great time at the Tour BBQ. We are already planning our next trip.
business
Le Tourmalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16501?uni_id=52702
+33 0562974661
Arrens-Marsous Cauterets area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Honeymoon

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
What a great end to our honeymoon! We only wish we could have stayed longer. We will very much miss the goats, chickens and Tango (as well as the time to play Scrabble and Monopoly) even though this threatened to end in a very early divorce!! We hope to be back again soon.

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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Availability & Rates

Arrens-Marsous Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Low season
Mar 15 2014 - May 23 2014
€115
€115
€545
2 nights
 
 
Mid season
May 24 2014 - Jul 4 2014
€140
€140
€740
4 nights
 
 
High season
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€970
7 nights
 
 
Mid season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
€140
€140
€740
4 nights
 
 
Low season
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€115
€115
€545
2 nights
 
 
Mid season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
€140
€140
€740
4 nights
 

Notes

  • The rental rates include bed linen, heating, lighting, fire wood, 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:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Tiled Stove
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be joined to form double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be joined to form double
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.