About the property
- Farmhouse1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
2 Beautiful Gites with heated pool and mountain views - sleeps up to 15
Les Hauts Pâturages is a former Bishops residence dating from 1731 and is nestled in the heart of a sleepy village on a no-through road in some 30 acres of land. Set on the crest of a Pyrenean foothill with views all around - it has valleys on three sides and the Montaigu mountain range to the south.
Quintessentially French, with character features throughout, each of our two properties has its own private outdoor dining terrace with barbecue and guests have access to the 10m x 5m heated swimming pool which benefits from both full safety measures and surrounding sun terraces with panoramic views over the snow-capped Pyrenees, the valleys and woods, part of which belong to the property and provide a ready supply of firewood for the log burning stoves. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. La Bigourdane and La Ferme although separate properties can be joined together via the entrance hall enabling large family gatherings and house parties for 15.
La Bigourdane is an elegantly spacious former Bishops residence and has oodles of warmth and character in the classic ‘Bigourdane’ style dating from the 1600’s. With its own tiled entrance hall for storing outdoor coats and shoes. Le Bigourdane is perfect for ‘laid-back’ house parties and special celebrations sleeping 8/10 people comfortably.
The main reception room boasts an enormous ‘Monk’s table which can seat up to 12 people for your wine soaked clan gatherings. Comfy sofas, throws and candles set the scene in front of the magnificent fire place which houses the wood-burning stove for winter nights. TV, Playstation and DVD player are, of course, standard along with free wi-fi. For those wanting a low tech back-to-nature holiday we provide books, board games and cards.
There is a well equipped country kitchen for the budding chefs complete with the essential ‘Nespresso’ machine, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher along with built in hob and oven. From Spring to Autumn alfresco dining is the norm and the Gite has shaded tables and a barbeque area set in its own garden.
Upstairs is a geometric colossus of oak beams and sloping ceilings. The master suite has a super king size bed which can be reconfigured into 2 singles, antique and painted furniture, views to die for and an en-suite bathroom. There is a second double bedroom and a mezzanine with two single beds and a further separate bathroom. Downstairs there is a bedroom suite with its own separate access and private terrace, comprising of a bedroom with super king bed which again can be reconfigured into two singles and has woodturning stove romantic evenings and ensuite bathroom, and sitting room with its own woodburning stove there is a further room with two single beds to make it an ideal ‘espace de famille’ area. Cots and baby friendly equipment are available - just let us know when booking.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Susan Young
The decline in the Oil Industry in early 2015 brought with it the threat of redundancy which gave us the final push toward realising a long held ambition to run a Gite business in France. Having kept a close eye on the tourist industry over the past 10 years and watching regions change and develop we finally settled on the Pyrenees. That was the easy bit, next we spent a couple of years trawling the internet and visiting estate agents in search of suitable properties. After many false starts and we spotted one that could have the potential to support us as a family and so in June 2015 we took a family holiday, met the existing French owners fell in love with Les Hauts Pâturages and did the deal on the spot! On returning to the UK it was all systems go. We had to return to France after researching schools our our boys Gabriel and Louis AND they had to approve them which thankfully they did along with the lure of ski and snowboarding in the winter on the doorstep so no more being a 'fridge kid' using the dry ski slope and their favourite summer activity is surfing so no problems there. My mum at 85 decided to join us much to the delight of us all and Rolo our dog needed his pet passport. We were fortunate enough to have a desirable home to sell in the UK. This was rapidly sold and we moved out in December 2015, spent Christmas with our family in Cumbria and arrived in our mountain village on the 30th December. Our adventure begins......
Susan Young purchased this Farmhouse in 2016
Why Susan Young chose Arrodets-ez-Angles
Our previous life on a small-holding in Norfolk has taught us many skills which we use daily in the running of our business. Food provenance and production along with Susan’s experience teaching cookery has surprised our French clients that the ‘Anglaise’ can cook! Tourism is on the increase in the area and is as yet largely un-discovered by the UK market. With cheap flights available and good connections to Lourdes-Tarbes airport (35 mins), Pau (1 hour), Toulouse and Biarritz airports (1:45) we hope to encourage and develop a British clientele as well as our existing French and european customer base. For those wishing to bring their own car we recommend the Portsmouth to Bilbao cruise crossing. The 3 hour drive from Bilbao in Spain over the border to us in France is a scenic experience.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
As well as an ideal location for fantastic family holidays we are ideally situated to provide accommodation in support of many outdoor pursuits including walking/hiking, tour cycling, mountain biking and skiing. Another attraction of Les Hauts Paturages is its location amidst a tranquil area of un-spoilt countryside. Nature lovers, bird-watchers and artists have all enjoyed the opportunity to get amongst the flora and fauna and see a wide variety of wild animals and birds. Set in 30 acres wth a 10m outdoor heated swimming pool, extensive mature gardens with badminton, table tennis and football it’s possible to have several days of your holiday just relaxing on site. A short distance away from our mountain home there is more to see and do than can ever be done in one holiday, it’s all out there to be discovered.
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
One of the best places we've ever stayed. Impeccably clean, well equipped, and gorgeous home. Susan, Doug, the property owners, were so welcoming and most helpful! Wonderful hosts! Definitely, a little peace of heaven on earth where one can detox from the hectic and busy city life. My children loved it there! Happy children, happy parents! 😄�
Wir haben uns in diesem schönen, alten Haus sofort wohl gefühlt. Susan und Doug sind tolle Gastgeber, hilfsbereit und geben gerne Auskunft und gute Tipps. Das Haus ist schön eingerichtet, mit ausreichend gut ausgestatteten Badezimmern. Ebenso die Küche, man kann sich bestens selbst verpflegen. Gute Parkplatzmöglichkeit, grosse Gartenanlage. Die Aussicht ist fantastisch. Die Zufahrt auf den eher engen, gewundenen Strassen kann ein wenig abenteuerlich sein. Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen, Danke Susan, Doug und Familie.
An absolute pleasure to meet and host such a charming family. We hope you remember us for your next visit to Lourdes.
May God speed and watch over your return.
Doug and Susan
Les Hauts Pâturages is ideally placed at the head of the two main tourist valleys, on the edge of some of the most amazing National Parks between Lourdes and Bagners-de-Bigorre. For cyclists we are easy riding distance from the famous Cols and mountain bike trails.
We have a fantastic spa 15 mins drive away and numerous climbing, canyoning and white water sports, hiking, walking and of course 4 ski stations catering for all ages and abilities. This area of France is renowned for its stunning views and breathtaking sensory with more than 300 mountain lakes and peaks to discover a week is never enough.
We have a fantastic spa 15 mins drive away and numerous climbing, canyoning and while water sports, hiking, walking, cycling and of course 4 ski stations catering for all ages and abilities.