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.