|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Romeo is a two bedroom self-catering cottage with an en-suite to each bedroom. The double bedded room has beautiful views of the Pyrenees mountains and is double aspect with large picture windows and en-suite shower room. Bedroom two has three single beds 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. Romeo has a double bedroom with en-suite and a second bedroom with 3 single beds with an en-suite. The lounge, dining and kitchen is open plan with a central staircase to the first floor. Juliet has a double bedroom with en-suite, a family room with a double and two single beds and cot facility, the 3rd bedroom is separate and can forms part of the family suite with 2 single beds and the large en-suite is accessed by both rooms.
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'!
Ron & Debi Valentine purchased this barn 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.
Changeover day is Saturday with our guests leaving by 10:30am. Arriving guests can occupy from 16:00hrs. Low season changeover days may/can be flexible.
Notes on prices:
A combined rate for the rentals of both gites are available upon request in low season. Weekend rentals are available (min 2 nights) but only over the low season period. Please contact us for pricing.
Had a lovely stay in Valentine Gite, Juliet. the Gite was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Spacious and airy. Loved the quiet, peaceful country setting. Idyllic. Would definitely recommend and hopefully return some day. The owners were friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. The local nature parks are easy to find and well worth the day trips. Thank-you Valentines for a lovely break.
The property is stylish with all amenities for self catering. In its secluded and tranquil setting it offers the opportunity to have a relaxing day by the pool or explore the Pyrenees and local villages. Good restaurants and a supermarket are within easy reach. The hosts are friendly and helpful yet managed not to intrude on our privacy at any time. I would recommend this gite to anyone looking for a peaceful and traditionally French holiday.
We are a family of 5 with 3 children between 4 and 7 years old. The gite was great for our needs and very clean. We had the use of the owner's pool from 9.30am to 6.30pm and the garden with a swing with unlimited use. I feel we would have benefitted from more private outdoor space (the table and chairs are effectively in the drive) and I'm giving the gite a 4 star because the shower in the main bathroom leaked. Very peaceful location.
We really enjoyed the surrounding countryside and visited Auch and the village that D'Artagnan from the Three Muskateers is said to have come from (there's a very informative museum there). We also took in Lourdes (very interesting, especially the underground Basilica), took the cable car up to Le Pic du Midi and visited the nearby jazz festival in Marciac.
There's a Super U nearby for all amenities 4 minutes away from the property.
If travelling to the gite in an English car I would recommend getting detailed directions before setting off (or checking your sat nav) as our sat nav had the incorrect road loaded in for the address. We have a Land Rover Discovery and the road that was loaded was Cami de la Houmt (not Hount). We arrived very late to the property and the owners were very kind and directed us in as we couldn't find it.
Altogether (shower aside), this was a good value for money property and great for seeing the surrounding countryside and attractions.
Just returned from a fantastic week away. The gite has everything you need and more. Great location, beautiful views, owners beyond helpful. You need car to go to main sightseeing locations but local village can be walked/cycled to. I would recommend this gite to everyone, book it now!!!!!!
If you want to get away from it all and relax - this is the place for you. The gite has everything you could need and is clean and very comfortable. The pool is perfect. A very well stocked supermarket is a five minute drive and good bars and restaurant within a short driving distance. The owners are very welcoming. Great spot for cycling enthusiast too.
We found the owners, Deb & Ron and their family very pleasant and acccommodating. A warm welcome and lots of info available. The gite had ample space and all mod cons. Very comfortable beds and good cooking facilities including a BBQ! The supermarket was 5 minutes away by car, and lots of markets around at the weekends. Although the owners live in close proximity, we were not aware of their presence during our time around the lovely pool, decking and lawns. It is a very picturesque rural area, close to the Pyrenees and lovely small towns, with friendly bars and restaurants, at reasonable prices. Our favourite visits were to the mountains, Lourdes and Pau, but good to return to the home comforts and lovely weather at our gite. We enjoyed our bike rides into town for the morning baguette and croissants. We are hoping to return with our 2 children and grandchildren next year as it is a delightful spot for a family get- together. Definiely recommended................
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 q 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.