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Pyrenees Gite for Groups of 12, 18, 24 or 32, Jacuzzi, Heated Pool, Games Room.

Bedrooms 12
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Pyrenees Farmhouse Perfect for Groups of all Sizes - 12, 18, 24 up to 32 - Private and Secluded with Beautiful Gardens and Views - Hot-Tub, Heated Pool, Games Room.

** Fresh Snow at St Lary - 10% discount on Groups over 20 - Last few Ski-Season Weekends Available **

The farmhouse benefits from the luxury of an outdoor 6-seater hot-tub situated in the privacy of the main garden with fantastic panoramic views. The perfect way to start the day - watch the sun come up over the mountains or to end an active day of cycling, walking or skiing - lay back and look at the stars. The heated pool in the main garden has great views across the valley and across to the Pic Du Midi.

For bigger groups we now have a second house with 3 bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms and a cottage with 1 bedroom and ensuite bathroom so can now accommodate up to 32 Guests in a total of 12 bedrooms and 8 Bathrooms.

If there are more than 20 in your group please ask for details and prices for these two adjoining houses.

All three properties are close together and are accessible via the games room. We only ever let the cottage and second house together with the main house.

The main property can comfortably accommodate 20+ guests with 8 bedrooms. 2 living areas and 4 new bathrooms.

Ideally placed to explore the mountains. Great golf nearby.

The farmhouse and gardens have a number of private living areas.

Absolutely perfect for groups. Great location for cycling - straight out of the door access to Col d’Aspin, Col de Peyresourde, Col de Menté, Col des Ares, Col d’Aubisque, Port de Bales and of course the Col du Tourmalet.

Fantastic walks from the easy rolling hills of the Baronies to the higher challenges of GR10. Great skiing at St Lary (30 minutes) the biggest ski area in the Pyrenees.

More Details

Graham Eves
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, czech
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Graham Eves

I live between the UK and France with my partner and two daughters.

I spend about a third of my year in France travelling back and forth every few weeks where I am lucky enough to have plenty to do and a wonderful place to stay and probably the best cycling on the planet.

Graham Eves purchased this farmhouse in 1993

Why Graham Eves chose Escala

We have always loved France and especially the mountains.

We spent 3 years looking all over the country and eventually settled on this area for the peace and quiet and easy access to some of the best walking, cycling and skiing in Europe.

After looking at dozens of other properties we finally settled on this house in particular for its location and views.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We have developed our holiday gite business over the last 8 years. We have also shared and continue to share some thoroughly relaxing and memorable holidays with our extended families and groups of friends at different times of the year.

The skiing is amazing just up the road at St Lary and we have friends that have skied in the Alps for many years that now prefer to return here each winter.

The same can be said for our cycling friends and cycle tour organisers that love the challenges of the Tour de France routes and enjoy exploring the quiet, scenic, traffic free lanes that characterise this whole area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic place! We had a great time. Really relaxing. Loved the pool & the hot-tub, the stars and the mountains, awesome - Stu & Miriam

This is a beautiful setting and a very restful place to be in - Agnes.

Wish I could capture and take home the beauty and peace of the evenings we enjoyed, dining under the stars. A truly wonderful time to remember. Hope to come back one day - Richard & Maria

The holiday was GREAT we Love your Place - John

Thanks for a wonderful holiday. I've had nothing but glowing reports from all of the rest of the party. Thanks again for a marvellous time - Frank

We had a fantastic stay. What a beautiful setting. Some of our best days were spent just enjoying the garden and the immediate surrounds. Our daughter loved next door's tractors. We loved the birdlife, the hot tub, shooting stars and an amazing thunderstorm (as you predicted) on the middle Sunday- so spectacular!

We had a really unforgettable and life-changing holiday! - Anna
Jan 2009
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Escala Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bathroom with Bedroom 9 - In the Second House
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bathroom with Bedroom 10 - In the Second House.
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bathroom with Bedroom 11 - In the Second House.
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bathroom with Bedroom 12 - in the Cottage.
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Main House Sleeps 22 (8 Bedrooms) Second House Sleeps 8 (2 Bedrooms) Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor, has a double bed and views out to mountains (can add a single bed). Bedroom 2 has a double bed and small balcony with views out to mountains. Bedroom 3 has double bed and views out to mountains (can add a single bed). Bedroom 4 is a family room with a double and single bed and views out to gardens (can add a single/double bed). Bedroom 5 is a family room with a double and single bed with views out to mountains. Bedroom 6 has a double bed with a terrace and views out to gardens (can add a single bed). Bedroom 7 is a double/twin room. Bedroom 8 is a double/twin room. Bedroom 9 is a double/twin in the second house (accessed via the games room) Bedroom 10 is a double/twin (sleeps up to 4/6) in the second house Bedroom 11 is a double/twin/triple in the second house Bedroom 12 is a double/twin in the cottage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 16 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The farmhouse is very cosy inside with a number of different living areas. Main kitchen-dining area has great cooking facilities, a commercial coffee machine and large dining table with seating for everybody. There are also 2 further large living areas, with comfortable seating, TV, DVD player and stereo. The main lounge has a large wood burning fire. Bedrooms have fantastic views to the mountains. There is one large bedroom with small balcony with views across the valley. One bedroom with a private terrace. A two bedroomed area with its own private bathroom. A second large living space with 2 large bedrooms and views across garden. The bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor is suitable for wheelchair users or guests with mobility problems. The layout of the farmhouse and gardens presents a number of private areas. It makes it easy for groups to gather in different places. It is possible to sit everyone inside or outside for meals. Outside: Beautiful gardens with oak, chestnut, beach, fig, peach, plum, apple, pear and other trees. Main courtyard is surrounded by laurel, bay and lilac bushes. Separate private shaded areas to go and relax with a book. The large luxury jacuzzi/spa pool is absolutely perfect after a day out walking in the mountains, it is set outdoors with spectacular views across the valley with the mountains in the background. No matter where you choose to relax outdoors you will have fantastic views of the mountains. There is heated outdoor pool in the main garden with surrounding decking and stunning views of Pic Du Midi. Utility Room: Full-size table-tennis table, bar-football, pool table, selections of cycles. 6 Giant Defy Road bikes available for hire - Please enquire for details. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning is included on day of departure and assumes that the property will be left in a condition similar to when you arrived. If you would like extra cleaning during your stay or when you leave please let us know. Linen and towels are included. Bedroom 1 has an ensuite bathroom. During full occupancy (16+) this bathroom may be shared with a small single bedroom


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Pyrenees Gite for Groups of 12, 18, 24 or 32, Jacuzzi, Heated Pool, Games Room.
average rating of 4.71875 based on 33 reviews

A great house in a great location, we had 18 adults and 3 children and plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Sept 17', a group of 18 friends with 3 children. The house was ideal for our group, had everything we needed and was in a great location. We could walk through quiet roads to the nearest town, or it was a 5 minute drive to a supermarket. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Bel endroit, très calme

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé avec un groupe d'ami un excellent séjour.

De plus, la vue est très belle.

Le propriétaire est très sympathique et donne beaucoup d'informations.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lovely large gite with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in this property and the whole group very much enjoyed watching the sun setting from the hot tub and using the pool. The accommodation was very flexible and worked well for our mixed group of children and adults. The owner was really helpful and although a few parts of the property were a bit tired I know he is aiming to rectify this in the near future. The week's highlight was watching the tour details France pass 1km away from the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great base for a large group

  • 4 of 5

We held our wedding nearby and wanted somewhere for our guests to all stay together. This was the perfect place as offered plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms and outdoor space for our friends. Although I did not stay here personally all our friends loved it and have asked when we are going again!

The outdoor area with pool and hot tub was perfect during the hot weather with fantastic views of the mountains. Some of the rooms could perhaps do with a little TLC but it certainly had the rustic French charm we were looking for.

Graham was lovely to deal with and was very helpful throughout the booking process. A lot of information was provided about the property itself and the surrounding area which was all very useful.

All in all we are so pleased we found this place and will no doubt be back again with our friends, perhaps for our 1st anniversary?!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pyrenees Farmhouse Gorgeous Views Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

Our family - 8 adults and three children - ages ranging from 2 - 67 years spent an enjoyable two weeks skiing, walking and lounging in the Jacuzzi.

The owner was really helpful and friendly.

Skiing was good (we were mixed ability) lovely large kitchen where we enjoyed evening meals (handy supermarket nearby). Large lounge and separate tv room which was much appreciated.

I'd recommend this property to anyone wanting somewhere for a large family get together.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karoline and so pleased everything went so well.
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Lovely location, stunning views, great facilities!

  • 4 of 5

As a large group of two families, we felt instantly relaxed in this idyllic location and made good use of the many features the property has to offer including the lovely hot tub, amazing coffee machine and table tennis table.

The house is private and secluded but with amazing views of the Pyrenees, and lots of space both indoors and out!

Graham the owner was friendly and helpful at all times.

There are some lovely villages and a good supermarket close by but we also made the 40 minute drive up the valley to St Larry where we enjoyed White Water rafting and the High rope Challenge.

A great place to spend an enjoyable family holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and so glad everyone enjoyed their stay at the house.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Barthe de Neste
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
La Barthe de Neste
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Saint Lary
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

This property is perfectly located for cycling groups with instant acces to the mountains and a number of stages of the Tour de France including Col D'Aspen and Col du Tourmalet.

Serious about cycling? We now have 6 Giant Defy 5 cycles available for hire at a small weekly rate - please enquire for details.

We are in the perfect locations for a base for cycling holidays.

Feedback from a group of 10 cyclists earlier this year: 'The accommodation worked well for our group, and we all agreed it would be good to use it again on our next trip to the area. You have a great character property in a terrific position - Paul


The beaches of Biarritz are 2 hours away on the Atlantic coast and can make an interesting, contrasting day out or even the very pretty seaside town of Collioure a 3 hour drive in the opposite direction on the Mediterranean.


Nearest airport is Tarbes 30 minutes.

The airport at Tarbes/Lourdes is 30 minutes and Toulouse is about an hour away.

If you are flying then a hire car is recommended. You can get a ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao and then its about a 4 hour drive. The drive down from Calais takes about 10-11 hours.


Nearest village - La Barthe De Neste (2 minute drive or a 20 minute walk). Nearest town - Lannemezan (5 minute drive). Lourdes - 30 minutes. St Lary - 35 minutes. Tarbes - 20 minutes. Toulouse - 1 hour. Biarritz - 2 hours. Spain - 1 hour.

Further Details:

La Barthe De Neste is a bustling village with a brand new tourist information centre where you can find information on the whole region. The village also has a number of small shops, a bakery, bar, cafe, pharmacy, restaurant, hairdressers and a fantastic artisan chocolatery.

There is an excellent sports centre with gymnasium and superb tennis facilities, including both indoors and outdoor clay courts. La Barthe De Neste also has a very popular local market every Sunday.

Lannemezan (5 minute drive) is principally a small market town, but its situation guarantees the visitor some beautiful scenery and walking routes including 400 hectares of woodland. There are a dozen restaurants and lots of amenities (supermarkets, banks, post office, hospital, doctor, chemist etc). There are 2 lakes - La Plantade where fishing is possible and the leisure lake la Demi-Lune where there are pedalos, ducks and swans to keep the children amused.

Lannemezan has a great market every Wednesday and is a great place to meet people and stock up on local wine, cheeses and other produce. You can find local red or rose wine for a euro a litre and its the same wine that is used by many local restaurants - take your own containers and join the queue. The local Brebis cheese can normally be found nearby and you can try before you buy.

St Lary-Soulan - plenty to do and see in this typical Pyrenean resort. It is here that you will find access to every possible outdoor pursuit including walking, hiking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, bird and wildlife watching, canoeing, hot-air ballooning, canyoning, white-water rafting, parapenting, motorcycling, swimming in mountain lakes and rivers, exploring the numerous caves in the area, or if you prefer just sightseeing.

The Aquensis thermal spa in Bagnères-de-Bigorre. This is considered by many to be one of the best spas in Europe and is certainly worth a visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $553.94

Booking Notes:
Experience has shown that the amount of electricity used can vary from group to group so it seems fairest to charge each group separately rather than include this in the price.
We have recently added a pool heater and hot-tub and all heating and hot water for the house is electric.

A typical figure for one week in summer is 100 Eu and has never exceeded 150 Eu. In winter it is typically 150-250 and has never exceeded 350 Eu. We calculate energy consumed and deduct this from the £400 deposit.

Changeover Day:
Prefer Saturday for Changeover Day. Especially During Summer Months.

Notes on prices:
Property can comfortably accommodate 20+
We also have a small 1-bedroom cottage with one en-suite bedroom and new for this year we have a second farmhouse with 3 en-suite bedrooms.
All three properties are close together and are accessible via the games room.
We only let the cottage and second house together with the main house.
Total number that can now be accommodated is 24-32.
The bedroom on the ground floor with its own bathroom and living area is suitable for wheelchair users.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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