6 bedroomed 4 bathroomed fabulous house nestled in the sleepy hamlet of Prechac surrounded by magnificent mountain views, only 5 mins drive to argeles gazost
I live in England with my partner and our 5 children and 2 dogs. I previously lived in South West France and am a complete sun worshipper whereas my partner lived in America and is an avid skier and lover of snow. Both families love the outdoors. Here in the pyrenees the weather is a perfect mix for the two of us and enables the children to experience two different amazing seasons. Activities include: skiing, cycling, white water rafting, canoeing, swimming, trekking, fishing and of course sunbathing ,eating and drinking the delicious local wines. The area is truly stunning and the people are genuinely friendly. We have been made to feel very welcome here.
danielle purchased this House in 2011
Why danielle chose Préchac
Our reasons for buying in the area were twofold. Firstly, we were excited about the excellent yet affordable skiing on offer and secondly having a place in the summer where we can relax and explore one of Europe's great unspoilt area's of natural beauty, the French Pyrenees. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, with 5 ski resorts within 20-40mins drive, yet only 1hr 30mins from the stunning Cote Savage. The local restaurants, wine and friendly locals were other persuasive factors as well as the weather, remember this is the South of France and summer is hot.
What makes this House unique
You can relax and unwind: read, sunbathe, eat, talk and all with the mountains in the background and the sound of the mountain stream in the garden. Or you can be active and and there's things for everyone to do!
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Comfortable and spacious property in a great location
The property was very spacious and comfortable. We had everything we needed for a 6 night stay. Plenty of fridge and freezer space and a washing machine which was a must for 6 sweaty cyclists. The property is in a beautiful and quiet location at the foot of the Hautacam and only a few minutes drive to Argeles Gazost and the bars and shops. We were on a cycling trip and this is the perfect location to hit the Hautacam, Tourmalet, Aubisque, and Luz Ardiden plus numerous other less famous climbs. The property has a large garage space so cycle storage is perfect. Communication with the owner prior to the trip was excellent.
It was amazing, thank you.
Really nice place to stay and really nice local resturants
Fantastic location with breathtaking views
The house was in a very tranquil location and access to the mountains and tourist attractions was very convenient. The hot weather was a bonus
Super property. All we needed there. Loads of space so ideal for a party of six adults and five children. Spectacular views, especially from the balcony. Really delighted we chose to go there. Lots of things to do nearby and further away
Excellent property perfect for family getaway
Fabulous house in beautiful rural setting. We stayed for a week with 13 people ranging in age from 6 to 80 and there was something to suit everyone. The property itself is perfect in terms of the facilities it offers and its proximity to Argeles Gazost and the mountains. The table tennis table and play pool were used every day and we also used some of the bicycles to ride to Argeles and Lourdes.
The children loved the luge in the mountains and swimming pool in Argeles. As a family, we also enjoyed trips to the market in Argeles (fantastic!), the cable car and chair lift at Cauterets, Lourdes and San Sebastian (beautiful city but a longer road trip than we expected).
We would all unanimously recommend this property and area. Five stars definitely!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay!
Had a great time with the family, Mum, Dad and our 3 kids. The location is beautiful, there’s loads to do, and it’s very peaceful! Highly recommend it!!!!
Special interest holidays:
Cycling is a big part of the area, often the Tour de France goes right past the front door. For the enthusiastic road biker there are too many Cols to name! and for those that like a challenge, the ski slopes turn into mountain bike trails during the warmer months.
Of special interest is the shrine of Lourdes 20 mins away.
The cote savage, the Atlantic coast is 1hr 30mins drive. Fabulous clean beaches and plenty of surfing, wonderful Basque cuisine, some of the finest in the world. Biarritz, St jean de Luz and Hondaribia to name but a few.
It is an 11hr drive from Calais to the house but there are plenty of beautiful places to stay overnight and break the journey up. Lourdes is the nearest airport(20 mins)(Ryan Air). Toulouse has several daily flights with Easy Jet from Gatwick all year round(2hrs) as does Bordeaux with Easy Jet and BA (2hrs 30mins)
Pau is 45 mins drive with flights from London city. During the warmer months Easy jet flies into Biarritz(1hr 30 mins)
Argeles Gazost 5 mins by car (walk-able)
Lourdes 20 mins by car
Pau 45 mins by car
Toulouse 2hrs by car
Biarritz 1hr 30 mins by car
Prechac is 5 mins from Argeles-Gazost with many shops, restaurants and bars. Every Tuesday throughout the year is an organic market with lots of vendors selling local produce. There is a fabulous spa for all the family and also a casino/cinema set in the grounds of the picturesque town park. Tarbes, only 30 mins away, is the capital of the region with good shopping and an organic market every Thursday as well as its own great park. Lourdes is a major tourist attraction and has a great range of shops and restaurants, 20 mins by car. The candle lit procession to the shrine is a must for all to see.
Cauterets is a spa town in the mountains, 20 mins away, full of charm and history, with some fabulous restaurants and a great spa.
Pau is a lovely town with grace and elegance, 45 mins, home to some wonderful tourist attractions such as the château, the musee de beaux arts and the classic grand prix.
To the North, jazz in Marciac is well worth a visit, 1 hr. This is a major festival that runs through July and August an has some of the greatest jazz and blues artists performing in the heart of a medieval town.
The mountains themselves are worth visiting all year round. In winter, skiing both alpine and nordic as well as snowboarding. In the spring and summer, walking, climbing, moutain biking, fishing and many other activities are to be had. Pont D'Espagne show cases some breathtaking scenery, with waterfalls lakes and vistas vying for the limelight. A trip to the 2700m Pic de Midi observatory is well worth a visit to take in the great panoramas on displays.
Restaurants abound with Michelin star quality to rustic bistro, you should use the Michelin guide to route out the best. Our 2 favourites are within walking distance of the house.