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Lourdes/Tarbes/Larreule detached farmhouse

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse

Overview

About the property

Superb 19th C. Farmhouse in extensive grounds

The house dates back to around 1830 and built in the design of traditional French chateau. It is set in private and secluded grounds. There is a covered terrace running along the rear of the house adjacent to the pool, next to the terrace is also a small bar area with a barbeque. There is also an extensive grass area and an orchard with: cherry, fig, plum, pear, and walnut trees. Plenty of places to sit in the sun, or in the shade! Accommodation is very flexible. The ground floor, with access to all rooms from the grand hallway comprises of, open plan breakfast room connected to a large, and fully equipped kitchen, separate living room with TV and wifi, formal dining room. Upstairs is a large bathroom with corner bath and shower, master bedroom with four poster bed, four further bedrooms (2 en-suite) including mezzanine level. Central heating system, wood burner in the living room, and huge open fire in the breakfast room to keep the house warm in winter, and thick stone/pebble walls which keep it cool in summer. There is a grounds man and house keeper. If you decide to stay at Le Petit Chateau, the house and grounds of about 2 acres, will be yours for the duration of your stay. Ample parking.


Owner
Jean & Peter
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

wow what an amazing house, we all were shocked how beautiful it is, and the pool is just one of the best things about it, such a lovely neighbourhood, the Pyrenees are stunning you can see them from the windows, canyoning in the mountains was a once in a lifetime experience thankyou from everyone
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Maubourguet Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , en' suite
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , en-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , en' suite
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Lourdes/Tarbes/Larreule detached farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Amazing property in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

The pictures that are shown of this property do not do it justice, it is even better than it looks on the website. The house is beautiful and enormous with more that enough space for 10 people to stay together comfortably.

Everything you need is there. Even had the friendly neighbour give us some fresh eggs!

Reassuring that the housekeeper is contactable whilst there if needed.

Easy to reach restaurants and places of interest all a short drive away. Would highly recommend this property and would love to come back another year. Thanks for lending us your home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful tranquil place to relax, pool just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Very well kept, clean, and everything you could ask for to enjoy the peace was there !

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. The location is quiet and secluded yet there is a town nearby and more importantly a large SuperU (about 2 miles). The building is large and spacious and very well appointed. The pool is a good size. The maid attends once a week but is on call to assist with issues. We only had three things that needed to be dealt with. A small bug infestation on the upper floor, green swimming pool water and a wasp swarm from the property next door. None of these were the fault of the owner and didn't detract from the holiday at all. The villa is great fro visiting Lourdes. I would recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in lovely tranquil locatiopn

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely holiday staying in the Petit Chateau. The house and gardens are really beautiful and very well equipped. The pool and outside eating area is also really lovely and we really enjoyed alfresco eating.

We found lots to do in the area - the cycling was great and we made plenty of trips into the pyrenees which were just stunning.

We also visiting lots of the surrounding villages which made for good cycling trips and the the nearest local village Maubourgeut has a selection of restaurants and patisseries - we would recommend Hotel De France as the food was v good.

Peter and Jean could not have been more welcoming on our arrival and the locals in Larreule were all so friendly and warm.

A lovely place to holiday - we would highly recommend it.

Cheryl, Andy, Rebecca, Olivia and Vicky

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful. The most relaxing week imaginable.

  • 5 of 5

We came to celebrate our parents' 40th wedding anniversary and father's 60th birthday - 8 adults and two small children. We couldn't have picked a better house or location. The space that the house and gardens offer make it possible for relaxing and playing to happen at the same time. There was ample space for dining, be that leisurely breakfasts or family BBQs. We found a fete in Maubourget and lovely walks around the village and woodlands. We cycled, we day tripped to the Pyrannees, and the weather was stunning. We honestly could not have asked for more. Thank you to Jean and Pete for such a wonderful holiday! We'll most certainly be back. Becca, Tristan, Chris, Paul, Jack, Frank, Maria, Quentin, John and Joy.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments, it was our pleasure.. peter & jean
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5

Most relaxing destination

  • 5 of 5

Having travelled to many parts of the world, this is firmly our most relaxing destination.

If you are looking for a real French country experience then this is it.

The house is every bit as appealing as it looks in the pictures and the welcome from the owners Jean & Pete is unbeatable. This is a well renovated home with modern facilities.

Having photographed different parts of the Pyrenees over the last 3 years we found this to be an ideal location for access to the mountains.

As well as beautiful countryside and views we were surprised at the abundance of wildlife around the village and surrounding area. Walks are plentiful and the pool provides cooling rest at the end of the day watching the sun set over a glass of local wine.

We recently returned from our second visit and are hoping to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Tarbes/Lourdes & Pau ( Toulouse 185km )
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Maubourquetois
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Le chateau de pallanne
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Tarbes
Nearest Motorway
31 Kilometres
Tarbes (J12 A64)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Maubourquetois
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
La Mongie/Tourmalet
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
Biarritz plage
Car: necessary

In Larreule, life goes on at a very relaxed pace, it is tempting just to sit in the sun, listen to the wildlife, watch the birds of prey circle over the pasture land, and let it wash over you. However, it would be a pity not to explore the area with so much to see and do nearby. The list below (which is far from comprehensive) gives you an idea of what is available in the area. Locally; Madiran is the wine producing area, using the tannat grape. There are 1,300 hectares (3,200 acres) of Madiran vineyards, a wine that is particularly high in antidioxdants. Maubourguet; the nearest town, which is situated in the south-west of France, not too far from the Spanish border, is a typically Gascon market town with the added charm that comes from its proximity to, and affinity with, the Basque country and culture. Lovely half-timbered houses (colombage) jostle for space in the town, whilst out in the glorious rolling countryside there are delightful L-shaped farmhouses with distinctively shaped rooftops.

Maubourguet’s amenities:

Maubourguet, although rural in essence, offers amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, banking facilities, schools and garages, and is close enough to several larger towns to make long journeys non essential.

Every Tuesday morning, if you drag yourself out of bed and make your way down to the town centre, you will be rewarded by a veritable feast for the senses. All French markets are a delight, but this is never more so than in this ancient region where the rural traditions are still holding strong, and the gastronomy is second to none. Food, with particular attention paid to its freshness and quality, is a serious business in this part of France.

Dining out:

If you don’t make it to the market early enough to buy the best produce for yourself, don’t worry, just treat yourself to a meal at one of the town’s many restaurants.

Day tripping… a cornucopia of cultures!

As Maubourguet is centrally situated in France’s deep south-west, it makes a great base for days out to see the surrounding areas. It is well within the bounds of a day trip to pop into Spain, or head west for Pau. Tarbes is close by (always good for a rugby match!), as is the pilgrim town of Lourdes. further west is the atlantic coast which boasts Biarritz and Hossegor, with golden beaches. To the east is Andorra, for some tax free shopping, the rose-coloured city of Toulouse, or the beautiful mediaeval city of Carcassonne. It seems that everything is possible from here, which makes a little rural town seem like the cultural capital of southern France!

The town has a long and proud association with horses and horsemanship. Equestrian centres abound here, so don’t forget to pack your hard hat because there can be few better ways to discover this beautiful region than from the back of a horse.

The Pyrenées – A huge national park with hundreds of miles of walking/cycling paths and activities: hiking, rock climbing, rafting/canoeing, paragliding, caving, road cycling, mountain biking, horse riding. Golf: Courses at Lannemezan/ Tarbes/ Pau/ Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Winter sports: skiing & snowboarding (nearest resort La Mongie – Barèges, is the biggest in the French Pyrenées), snow shoe-ing, cross country skiing, ice climbing. Tour de France: passing through Tarbes and the Pyrenées in July. Wildlife and nature: bird watching, wild flowers, butterflies. Historical towns: Tarbes, Lourdes, Pau, Auch. Châteaux: E.g. Château de Laas, Château de Pau, Château d'Arricau Bordes, Château de Mauvezin, Château de Tostat

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We will ask for a 20% deposit to secure the booking, balance due 10 weeks before the hoilday starts.

In the case of late bookings the full amount is asked to secure the booking.

Shorter and longer bookings will be considered on discussion with the owner.
You will be expected to leave the property in the condition it was occupied or a cleaning charge will be taken from the security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.