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

Arrens-Marsous, France
  • Apartment538 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 - 7 nights

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.

Owner

Simon and Suzanne Stay

  • Member Since 2003
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Speaks: english, french, norwegian

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, 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

      Bathrooms

      • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom
        combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom
        toilet

        Location Type

          • Mountain

            Theme

              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Local Maps
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                        Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                      • Child's Swing
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Patio
                                      • Terrace

                                        Suitability

                                          • 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

                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • 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.

                                                                    12 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Un excellent séjour de 4 jours à la neige

                                                                    Les Artigaux sont superbement situés avec une vue magnifique sur le Val d'Azun. Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et serviables. Notre appartement duplex était très agréable pour 2 adultes et 2 enfants de 13 et 9 ans. Les lits gigognes du salon pouvaient rester faits toute la journée en conservant suffisamment de place pour manger et circuler. Le bain nordique était féérique. Nous en avons profité 3 fois à la tombée de la nuit. C'était magnifique de voir la tombée de la nuit sur la vallée et les sommets environnants et d'observer les étoiles apparaitre en barbotant dans de l'eau à 40C. Evidemment la sortie dans l'air froid demandait un peu de motivation mais a occasionné pas mal de fou-rires avec les enfants. Nous étions la pour du ski de fond et c'était idéal, la station du Soulor étant à 4 km et celle du Couraduque à une dizaine de km.
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Feb 26, 2017
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Feb 2017

                                                                    Vacances merveilleuses

                                                                    Merci à Suzanne et Simon qui savent très bien prendre soin de leurs résidents et s'assurer qu'ils ne manquent de rien tout en étant discrets !!! Le paysage est magnifique et le bain nordique un vrai régal après une journée de randonnée ! Continuez comme ça et merci pour votre accueil.
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Sep 10, 2016
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Aug 2016

                                                                    Stunning location, fantastic place, great hosts

                                                                    We had an incredible 2 weeks in L'Artigaux. Simon and Suzanne are amazing hosts, they thought of everything! amazing location for biking and hikes, the accommodation is fantastic, beautiful views and so peaceful, we can't wait to get back, thanks for a great holiday
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Sep 05, 2016
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Aug 2016

                                                                    Séjour féerique

                                                                    Nous sommes arrivés vers 16h, ou nous avons été accueilli très chaleureusement.Il y avait du café, des biscuits de l'eau enfin tout pour nous sentir chez nous.L'appartement était conforme a ce que nous souhaitions et literie très confortable, nous avons passé 16 nuits ou nus nous sommes ressourcés. Les propriétaires sont très discrets et présent a chaque demande, nous avons appréciés a sa juste valeur l'hospitalité qu'ils nous ont donnés Le matin un magnifique coq venait nous rendre visite ainsi que le chien de la famille Merci pour toute cette chaleur humaine qui fait souvent défaut Dans le village vous trouverez boulangerie , un resto sympa qui propose le vendredi un souper avec un groupe de musique comme accompagnement, je vous recommande la garbure(délice des papilles) Laissez vous séduire , vous ne le regretterez pas....
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Sep 11, 2015
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Aug 2015

                                                                    Séjour dans le Val d'Azun (65)

                                                                    Trés belle propriété à proximité du village d'Arrens-Marsous, au calme dans la montagne, vue magnifique. Acceuil personnalisé trés sympathique, trés attentionné. Le logement est trés agréable et fonctionnel. Nous y revenons avec plaisirs chaque année.
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Aug 27, 2015
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Aug 2015

                                                                    merveilleux endroit de jouissance

                                                                    Nous avons passé deux très belles semaines aux Artigaux! La vallée est très pittoresque, avec tas de choses à visiter dans la région, avec beaucoup de belles promenades dans les environs immédiats. Le village tout près (mais assez loin pour la tranquillité) est animé, avec un marché superbe tous les dimanches et avec une piscine très agréable! Mais surtout, nous avons joui de l' hospitalité de Suzanne et Simon, dans leur petit paradis des Pyrenées: les Artigaux. 'Le Soulor' est une 'maisonette' comfortable. Il y avait tout se qu'il fallait pour passer des vacances comfortables. C' était propre et complètement équipée. Et ce qui nous a plu surtout, c'étaient les soins aimables mais très discrèts de nos hôtes: la livraison quotidienne du pain, la service de draps, et surtout la préoccupation de notre bien-être. Nous espérons d' y revenir un jour!
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Aug 25, 2015
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Jul 2015

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Arrens-Marsous, France

                                                                    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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                                                                    12 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful 4.8/5

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