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ROMEO - Beautifully Restored Barn With A Large Pool

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 5. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

Romeo is a two bedroom self-catering cottage with an en-suite to each bedroom. The double bedded room has beautiful views of the Pyrenees mountains and is double aspect with large picture windows and en-suite shower room. Bedroom two has three single beds with en-suite shower room. Space for further sleeping is in the lounge. The lounge, dining room and kitchen is open planned with a central staircase, gallery landing and balcony overlooking the ground floor. The kitchen is fully fitted, and includes a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave and cooker. Satellite TV, DVD player, Stereo and WIFI is available.

Al fresco dining is the French way of life and the gites have private outside patios and seating for those lazy, balmy night, evening meals. Both have barbecues. Vehicles have private parking and the whole property is secure with an electronic gated entrance. Set in one acre of gardens with fruit, palm trees and shrubs. The shared swimming pool is 12.5m x 5m set to the rear of the property with extensive terracing and sun loungers with views to open countryside.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

We have been coming to France for over 38 years and decided to make it our permanent home in 2006, with both our children (in their 30's) joining us here in 2010. The restoration of our gites has been a labour of love, with all the family helping to renovate them. We have three young English Springer Spaniels and we all love the 'Good Life'!

Owner/Property Manager purchased this barn in 2004

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Larreule

The area offers us everything with its micro-climate in winter to many days of summer sun and comfortable climate all year round. The mountains for skiing in winter, the beaches in the Pyrenees Atlantic in summer and rural living are perfect for everyone's taste. This friendly area with its beautiful countryside is perfect and Spain is just an hour away where we lunch with friends at weekends and take in the Spanish mountain views, cuisine and lifestyle.

What makes this barn unique

We live in the middle of a rural community with very friendly and helpful French neighbours. Convenient to all local activities and amenities in the pretty market town of Maubourguet which is close by. During the summer months there is a host of local activities where everyone can enjoy the ambiance from wine tasting to the jazz festival in Marciac and many village fetes where locals eat, drink and enjoy life . Maubourguet boasts the largest fete which continues for 4 days and includes a funfair, singing and street dancing. It also has a recognised cultural and arts centre of excellence.

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Lourdes/Tarbes
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Maubourguet
Nearest Ferry
280 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Marciac
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Tarbes
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A64
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Maubourguet
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
La Mongie
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Biarritz
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Biarritz is a two hour drive.

Travel:

Lourdes/Tarbes airport is a 25 minute drive, Pau Pyrenees airport is a 45 minute drive and Toulouse is 2hrs drive. We offer a collection service to all three airports(prices available on request), however, the use of a car is highly recommended.

Distances:

The property is close to the village of Maubourguet, which is on the Pilgrims route, with it's XI century church, originally part of a Benedictine monastery. Perfect for walking, cycling and enjoying the locally produced wine of Madiran and Saint-Mont in the many bars and restaurants. The village has riversides to offer visitors with plenty of picnic areas and space. The religious town of Lourdes is a 30 min drive, the historic town of Pau is a 45 min drive and Tarbes for shopping is 30 mins.

The nearest supermarket is a 15 mins walk or 4 mins by car.

The pretty market town of Maubourguet is situated near the foothills of the Pyrenees and is steeped in history with its 11th century church of St.Martin, originally part of a Benedictine Monastery. Maubourguet is also on the pilgrimage route of St.Jacques de Compostelle and is popular with hikers. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars with an abundance of boulangerie, bouchers and patisserie serving the best pain de chocolate in the region. The vineyards of St. Mont and Madiran are a short drive away where wine tasting can be sampled. Local wines, cheeses, saucisson and fois gras are just some of the produce offered at the local market on a Tuesday morning. Maubourguet also hosted a stage of The Tour de France in 2014 and The Tour will continue to pass through nearby towns in future years. Amazing views of the Pyrenees Mountains can be seen from Maubourguet and its surrounding villages and hamlets and are easily accessible by car for cycling, skiing, swimming (in mountain lakes) and hiking enthusiasts. The Spanish border is just over an hour away , take a trip there for lunch and experience the rural Spanish lifestyle. Nearby attractions cater for all tastes and include Pony Trekking in the many forests, The mountains, The Beach in Biarritz (2 hours drive), The Chateaux of Madiran and St.Mont, Lupiac (home of D'Artagnan, one of the 3 Musketeers), Lakes at Marciac, Lupiac and Aignan offering water sports and restaurant facilities, Tennis court, Fishing (take a Camel trek by the River Adour), The Jazz Festival in Marciac and the many markets in the surrounding villages most days of the week. White Water Rafting is popular in the mountains as is getting close to the Eagles at Bausen, children may also want to visit the Zoo at Argeles Gazost and of course Lourdes is closeby for those wanting to experience the vision of St.Bernadette.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Larreule in Hautes-Pyrénées

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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ROMEO - Beautifully Restored Barn With A Large Pool
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
5

Fantastic gite in charming countryside!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday! Our hosts were attentive, accommodating and engaged us in the local community. After a few hours we felt very much relaxed, welcomed and at home! It was brilliant swimmming everyday in the pool and the numerous sitting areas allowed you shade and/or panoramic sun! Our children loved the little river at the end of the lane and were mezmorised by the Dragonflies and lizards. The BBQ was brilliant and the local restaurants were fab! Being able to cycle to the local supermarket was a great excuse to indulge in an extra almond croissant and there were so many things to do in the area. We have already recommended to our friends and would love to return next year!! A fantastic set up with fantastic people!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!! Great location for visiting country villages, markets, the mountains and the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Very hospitable hosts in which they looked after all our needs. Clean, tidy, quiet and an ideal location for visiting the lovely surrounding countryside, with easy access to Armagnac country and all the small sleepy market towns. Ideal also for people who are active and who like to get into the mountains. The Pyrenees are only a short drive away, likewise the bigger towns of Tarbes and Lourdes. Therefore, there is always something to do and will cater for all.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trop de petits soucis

  • 3 of 5

Positif : Des hôtes très accueillants, une belle propriété, une piscine avec vue sur la campagne, un gîte mignon où l'on peut garder son intimité, avec ses enfants ou un autre couple, du fait des 2 chambres et 2 salles d'eau. Très calme dans la journée.

Négatif : WI-FI pas top. Quasi pas de vaisselle (ex : 4 assiettes pour 4 p. !) et donc obligation soit de laver à la main, soit de faire tourner le lave-vaisselle aux 3/4 vide chaque repas. PAS DE VOLETS NI DE RIDEAUX, juste un petit voile de couleur : réveil avec le soleil assuré ! Aucun ventilateur dans le logement alors qu'on dort au 1er étage, bien au chaud au mois d'août (avons fait la réflexion mais rien n'est venu) : bilan on est obligé de dormir fenêtres ouvertes et là on entend encore mieux le gros chien du voisin qui aboie sans interruption sauf au milieu de la nuit où il y a une trêve. Sinon c'est soir et matin dès 5 ou 6 heures, sans oublier les va-et-vient des tracteurs qui enfoncent le clou. Bref, si on pouvait fermer les fenêtres, certains sons seraient estompés...

Autre point noir : les prix sont affichés en euros sur le site mais il s'opère une petite transformation au paiement... Si l'on n'est pas très attentif (ce qui fut mon cas et celui du locataire voisin lorsqu'on est arrivé) on croit payer en euros alors que le sigle de la livre a remplacé celui-ci. Donc je pensais payer 150 € (normal pour un gîte situé en France avec un propriétaire vivant en France) mais j'ai payé 150 livres et donc 199.48 euros pour la caution, qui est encaissée. C'est quand vous voyez le débit sur votre compte que vous retournez sur le site et comprenez que vous auriez dû lire plus attentivement... ! Ensuite vous n'avez plus qu'à continuer de payer le solde plus cher que ce que vous pensiez. Mais le pire c'est que j'ai dû réclamer la caution à Homelidays, n'étant pas remboursée 15 jours après mon retour. Grâce à leur intervention le propriétaire s'est excusé, disant qu'il était persuadé que c'était Homelidays qui s'en occupait (j'en déduis qu'il n'avait retourné aucune caution à qui que ce soit à ce jour à part moi... ???) Cerise sur le gâteau mes 199.148 € sont devenus 178 € car bien évidemment la livre ne vaut plus la même chose ! (j'ai presque de la chance car à quelques jours près je ne recevais que 128 euros !).

Voilà, il n'y a plus qu'à faire des efforts sur des aménagements aussi simples que nécessaires...

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Larreule, Hautes-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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