Renovated gite at the foot of the Hautacam - perfect cycling country
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About Tracey Simmons
We came here in 2006 from the south east of England and have settled here with our two sons and our dog Eddie - who is always delighted to welcome new guests. And our aim is to help our guests have the best holiday possible.
Tracey Simmons purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Tracey Simmons chose Ayros-Arbouix
Although we are just 5 minutes drive from the town of Argeles and 10 minutes from the very popular tourist attraction of Lourdes we are situated in a naturally beautiful and peaceful part of France.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Tour de France passes through the area every year - often passing our very front door at Happy Pyrenees. And the possibilities for cycling, walking, skiing are endless. If you like the outdoor life - this is the place for you.
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Delightful holiday house in beautiful setting
A delightful holiday house well suited for families. The house is exceptionally well equipped & the English owners who live next door were very friendly & helpful. The outdoor eating space, bbq and table tennis table were much appreciated. The house is well situated for both day trips to the high Pyrenees, exploring the locality and everyday shopping. We particularly enjoyed being able to walk to the local restaurant which served a wonderful selection of regional dishes and comes highly recommended!
Many thanks for your great review. It was lovely to meet you all + we hope you'll come back again - maybe with your bikes or for the skiing next time.
The perfect base for an adventure holiday!
A fantastic gite, spotlessly clean and renovated to a very high modern standard but retaining all its traditional charm. Excellent location close to Argeles-Gazost and all the activities on offer in this part of the Pyrenees. Tracey and Tim live next door and are the perfect hosts - thank you for a wonderful holiday!
Many thanks for your comments - it was great to meet you all and we hope you'll be back again in the future.
Super holiday property!
We were 2 couples who spent a fabulous week in early September 2016 in this lovely holiday gîte at the foot of Hautacam, surrounded by amazing scenery.
The property has been renovated to a very high standard with all modern conveniences, including good internet connection, whilst maintaining the character of the building. It was spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and very comfortable.
Superbly situated for cyclists and walkers with a useful garage attached for storage of bikes, etc. There is a large Carrefour supermarket about 5 mins drive and a great market in Argèles Gazost which is also well serviced with shops, bars and restaurants.
The hosts, Tim and Tracey, were very welcoming and on hand to answer any questions without intruding.
If we return to this area we would definitely stay at Les Volets Verts!
Very many thanks for your review. It's always great to have a positive response and know that our guests have been happy here. We hope to see you all again in the very near future.
Super séjour au gîte des volets verts! Les propriétaires sont adorables et disponibles, le gîte est très beau avec une décoration soignée. Situé à deux pas d'argeles et à proximité d'hautacam, c'était parfait!
Le gîte est loué par Tim et Tracey qui sont ADORABLES. Merci encore pour leur accueil. Très serviables et discrets, ils ont mis des petites attentions partout dans le logement qui font qu'on se sent bienvenus, et qu'ils ne jouent pas sur le profit, mais la satisfaction des occupants. Le gîte est neuf, d'une extrême propreté, et avec des équipements fonctionnels et complets et des literies de qualité (il y a même une buanderie!). N'amenez que vos valises car tous les petits accessoires nécessaires à une maison sont là (éponges et produits ménagers, épices, huile vinaigre, etc). Il y a aussi un petit déjeuner et une bouteille de vin (merci Tim et Tracey). Nous avons été enchantés par notre séjour, car le gîte est parfait pour aller skier dans plusieurs stations à distance raisonnable. Il y a un carrefour market à 5 min, le village à 7 min, la première station de ski (Hautacam) à 15 min. Nous conseillons cependant d'aller à Luz Ardiden. Bref ce gîte est parfait.
Just go for it, don't think twice, you won't be disappointed. Everything is so clean and perfect that I can't find any drawback to the place and the owners. Beds are comfortable and you feel like at home right away. Thanks again Tim and Tracey, you've been wonderful hosts.
Many thanks Sandrine. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a true pleasure to meet you and your delightful family. Come back soon - with the rest of them!
Merci beaucoup Sandrine. Nous sommes tellement heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour. C’était un vrai plaisir de rencontrer vous et votre charmante famille. Revenez bientôt - avec les autres !
Beau gite à recommander
Nous y avons passé un petit séjour en famille à 4. Très bon accueil. Gite très confortable, propre, très bien équipé, très bonne literie. La fourniture du linge de toilette et literie est un plus très appréciable. Bien situé pour profiter de Lourdes et de la montagne.
Surrounded by mountains - Volets Verts - is situated close to the small town of Argeles-Gazost within the Parc National Pyrenees. There is plenty to do if you like the outdoors; skiing (with the Tourmalet, Cauterets and Luz Ardiden with 30 minutes drive and the Hautacam on the doorstep), walking (explore this spectacular mountain area on well marked paths transporting you on a gentle stroll or to the summit of the Vignemal at over 3,000 metres), cycling (the famous Tour de France cols - Tourmalet, Hautacam, Luz Ardiden, Soulor, Aubisque), paragliding, climbing and much more. There are also many local places of interest, including the pilgrimage site in Lourdes. It's just a 10 minute drive to the grotto from Volets Verts, where you can stay peacefully away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Or if you prefer why not spend some time relaxing at the newly renovated Spa Thermes in Argeles.
Golf: Nearest golf course is an 18 hole course at Lourdes - 10 minutes drive.
Ski: Great skiing for all levels. Hautacam is just 15 minutes drive. Cauterets, Luz-Ardiden and Grand Tourmalet all within 30 minutes drive and Gavarnie within 50 minutes drive.