A quiet, tranquil and beautiful setting for total relaxation and unwinding
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A luxurious gite.
Ali and Chris have thought of everything you might need during your stay.
The gite is spotlessly clean and immaculate throughout, as are the private gardens and the pool. ‘The Black Book’ information pack covers all aspects of the immediate and further surrounding areas.
We also had some other specific requests and these were assisted with promptly.
Ali and Chris gave us total privacy but were there to offer friendly help and advise when we needed it.
A high standard gite that we would love to return to.
We really enjoyed our stay in this peaceful property. Chris and Ali enabled us to feel totally private, but immediately answered all our queries. We thoroughly recommend this special gite!
A perfect place to recharge the batteries.
There were plenty of times during our stay that there was not a single sight nor sound of other human activity. Just the magnificent sight of the Pyrenees rising in the distance, buzzards and kites soaring over the valley and the sound of Hoopoes, Orioles and chirruping Sparrows.
The Gite is well-appointed and comfortable inside and it benefits from a large swimming pool that be used cover on if the weather takes a turn for the worse (it remained over 30c during our stay).
Your charming hosts are on hand to provide help and advice if you need but keep themselves to the themselves if you don't.
There are a number of low-key attractions nearby - the Jardins de Poterie Hilen are particularly nice. Lannemezan market (on Wednesdays) is a stereotypical small-town affair with lots of local produce and interesting characters. Tarbes is 50 mins drive but offers a whopper of a market (inc. a flea market) plus lots of regular shops.
Of all of the properties we have stayed in during holidays to France over 15 years, this is one we will definitely make an effort to return to.
Gareth and Yvonne
I would recommend to anyone and everyone
Spacious tranquil home away from home.
The gîte was perfect for our stay, spacious, well kept and clean. Ideal for our family of four holiday in the South of France. Two bedrooms with plenty of room and loads of comfy sofas to chill on after a long days sightseeing.
Christopher and Alison were the perfect hosts, making sure our stay was the best it could be whilst being helpful and available whilst maintaining privacy and relaxation. They provide a comprehensive folder of information about the local areas, amenities and excursions so you can be as active or relaxed as you wanted to be. Also included are their and previous guests restaurant recommendations which helps if you’re foodies!
The pool is fantastic, very large for a private pool and very well kept being outdoors. It isn’t heated but the pool cover means there’s really no need, it was a very good temperature during our stay in July 2018 and there were pool noodles for the kids. Our two girls, and us, spent at least a couple of hours in it nearly every day! Fantastic!
We found the property with no trouble at all even in the wee hours of the morning thanks to the GPS coordinates and comprehensive directions provided before we left home.
Highly recommend this property and the owners, wed be back in a heartbeat!
Wonderful relaxing family holiday!
The house is beautiful and spacious and very well looked after, stays cool on hot days and offers a welcoming relaxing space after busy days out sightseeing. Christopher and Alison are wonderful hosts, living next door but in completely separate and private accommodation, they are extremely helpful and genuinely care about providing the best stay possible. They have put together a comprehensive folder of information about the surrounding areas, great places to visit, sightsee, activities for all the family, skiing and hiking, restaurants and markets. You will be spoilt for choice and can choose how relaxed or active you wish to be on your holiday.
The pool with its all weather cover mean that you can spend hours in it and by it and it’s very well kept and clean. Some pool noodles provided for the kids (we have two aged 9 and 11) and it’s a very generous size for being a private pool. Really made the holiday for our girls!
The property is tucked away in the countryside but we had no difficulty finding it as Christopher gave us the GPS coordinates and we easily followed the route (even at 1am after driving from the airport), the description of the access to the house was perfect too.
We made a few days trips like, Spain through the stunning Pyrenees, Andorra (quite long drives), Lourdes and a visit to one of the beautiful underground Grottes (caves with stalagmites and stalactites). All in all a wonderful holiday, would highly recommend, would visit again in a heartbeat!
Thanks for the very kind feedback. We were delighted to have helped make such an important holiday even more special too!
Christopher and Alison Galtress
Halfway in between Pau and Toulouse, we are situated in fabulous countryside with a myriad of rivers, caves, grottos & places of historic interest. There is beautiful flora and fauna & the stars are breathtaking.
Only 30 minutes away, the magnificent Pyrenees provide plenty to do to fill a dozen holidays– whether that’s skiing, cycling, walking, climbing, canoeing or rafting! Some of the main local interests you might like to pursue are:
Lannemezan market – enormous, over 2000 people every week. The Gorges de la Save – a natural rock gorge (trout fishing available). Montmaurin Roman ruins. Chateau de Mauvezin. Grottes de Gargas–prehistoric 27,000 year-old hand paintings. Boulogne/Gesse–fabulous open air pools in the summer with slides.
Spain-pop over the border for lunch, excellent ceramics & VERY cheap booze! Skiing–lots of ski resorts & spa towns near by. Wine and cheese tours–excellent wine châteaux, Armanac distilleries nr Condom & the famous Pyrenees brebis cheeses.