|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Juliet is a three bedroom self-catering cottage with the benefit of a large family bedroom and en-suite shower room. Two further bedrooms, one with two single beds and the other is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Space for further sleeping is in the lounge. The lounge, dining room and kitchen is open planned with a central staircase, gallery landing and balcony overlooking the ground floor. The kitchen is fully fitted, and includes a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave and cooker. Satellite TV, DVD player, Stereo and WIFI is available.
Set within a large courtyard, both gites have private parking, barbecues and patio areas with garden/dining furniture. The large swimming pool, 12.5m x by 5m, is surrounded by extensive terracing with sun loungers. Here the views are of open countryside and from the front of the property is superb views of the Pyrenees mountains.
Al fresco dining is the French way of life and the gites have private outside patios and seating for those lazy, balmy night, evening meals. Both have barbecues. Vehicles have private parking and the whole property is secure with an electronic gated entrance. Set in one acre of gardens with fruit, palm trees and shrubs. The shared swimming pool is 12.5m x 5m set to the rear of the property with extensive terracing and sun loungers with views to open countryside.
We have been coming to France for over 38 years and decided to make it our permanent home in 2006, with both our children (in their 30's) joining us here in 2010. The restoration of our gites has been a labour of love, with all the family helping to renovate them. We have three young English Springer Spaniels and we all love the 'Good Life'!
Owner/Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2004
The area offers us everything with its micro-climate in winter to many days of summer sun and comfortable climate all year round. The mountains for skiing in winter, the beaches in the Pyrenees Atlantic in summer and rural living are perfect for everyone's taste. This friendly area with its beautiful countryside is perfect and Spain is just an hour away where we lunch with friends at weekends and take in the Spanish mountain views, cuisine and lifestyle.
We live in the middle of a rural community with very friendly and helpful French neighbours. Convenient to all local activities and amenities in the pretty market town of Maubourguet which is close by. During the summer months there is a host of local activities where everyone can enjoy the ambiance from wine tasting to the jazz festival in Marciac and many village fetes where locals eat, drink and enjoy life . Maubourguet boasts the largest fete which continues for 4 days and includes a funfair, singing and street dancing. It also has a recognised cultural and arts centre of excellence.
Brilliant place to have our annual vacation. The accommodation was clean, tidy and very welcoming. Our hosts made us feel very much at home, which was important to us and to them as they wanted us to have a relaxing and quiet time whilst with them.
The mountains and the sea are within easy reach of the property, which we took full advantage of, leading us to seeing some spectacular views. If you fancy a trip over the Spanish border, then it is a short trip to the town of Jaca where we had a lovely luncheon at what can only be described as more than plentiful and extremely reasonable.
We were able to spend many hours around the pool where it was very nice to dip your feet in the pool whilst reading a good book which we took full advantage of.
The hosts are always available for advice regarding the local area but not invasive.
Un accueil agréable et une présentation claire des règles de fonctionnement du gîte lors de notre arrivée. Le gîte est très bien rénové et équipé, mais un gros bémol sur deux points non précisés sur la description : la piscine (partagée avec le 2e gîte "Roméo") n'est pas accessible le soir après 19h30, de même que la terrasse principale du gîte (les propriétaires qui occupent le corps principal se réservent l'endroit pour le soir). En revanche accès libre dès 10h.
Pour la terrasse, idem : les locataires bénéficient d'une terrasse privée mais donnant sur la cour et le parking (pas de photo en ligne d'ailleurs, seul le corps principal est présenté d'extérieur). Du coup compliqué pour les soirées à huit et le barbecue...
Biarritz is a two hour drive.
Lourdes/Tarbes airport is a 25 minute drive, Pau Pyrenees airport is a 45 minute drive and Toulouse is 2hrs drive. We offer a collection service to all three airports(prices available on request), however, the use of a car is highly recommended.
The property is close to the village of Maubourguet, which is on the Pilgrims route, with it's XI century church, originally part of a Benedictine monastery. Perfect for walking, cycling and enjoying the locally produced wine of Madiran and Saint-Mont in the many bars and restaurants. The village has riversides to offer visitors with plenty of picnic areas and space. The religious town of Lourdes is a 30 min drive, the historic town of Pau is a 45 min drive and Tarbes for shopping is 30 mins.
The nearest supermarket is a 15 mins walk or 4 mins by car.
The pretty market town of Maubourguet is situated near the foothills of the Pyrenees and is steeped in history with its 11th century church of St.Martin, originally part of a Benedictine Monastery. Maubourguet is also on the pilgrimage route of St.Jacques de Compostelle and is popular with hikers. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars with an abundance of boulangerie, bouchers and patisserie serving the best pain de chocolate in the region. The vineyards of St. Mont and Madiran are a short drive away where wine tasting can be sampled. Local wines, cheeses, saucisson and fois gras are just some of the produce offered at the local market on a Tuesday morning. Maubourguet also hosted a stage of The Tour de France in 2014 and The Tour will continue to pass through nearby towns in future years. Amazing views of the Pyrenees Mountains can be seen from Maubourguet and its surrounding villages and hamlets and are easily accessible by car for cycling, skiing, swimming (in mountain lakes) and hiking enthusiasts. The Spanish border is just over an hour away , take a trip there for lunch and experience the rural Spanish lifestyle. Nearby attractions cater for all tastes and include Pony Trekking in the many forests, The mountains, The Beach in Biarritz (2 hours drive), The Chateaux of Madiran and St.Mont, Lupiac (home of D'Artagnan, one of the 3 Musketeers), Lakes at Marciac, Lupiac and Aignan offering water sports and restaurant facilities, Tennis court, Fishing (take a Camel trek by the River Adour), The Jazz Festival in Marciac and the many markets in the surrounding villages most days of the week. White Water Rafting is popular in the mountains as is getting close to the Eagles at Bausen, children may also want to visit the Zoo at Argeles Gazost and of course Lourdes is closeby for those wanting to experience the vision of St.Bernadette.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$185|