Gite in Vidou, Nr. Trie sur Baïse, Haute Pyrenees, Midi-Pyrenees - Peaceful Rural Location, But Only 3.5 Km From All Amenities
Michouat has the benefit of being situated in a peaceful location, yet with easy access to both local and other further afield attractions. For those who are fans of local French markets, these are held in a number of nearby towns including the one in Trie sur Baïse on a Tuesday morning. These offer a wide selection of the local produce such as Armagnac, wines, foie gras, cheeses, and vegetables in season. During the summer, there are numerous fêtes and festivals taking place in the area, including the international Country & Western festival in Mirande, international Jazz fortnight in Marciac, and many other musical events to suit all tastes. Superb facilities are available both locally and in the Pyrénées for walkers, cyclists, golfers and adventure sports all year round, and skiing in the winter. Or if you wish you can just take life at the speed of the locals, relax and sit at a local café enjoying your coffee, watching the world go by.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely gite in a lovely quiet location
About the Owner
My husband and I have lived in Vidou for 13 years, during which time we have renovated our house, the original part of which dates back to the early 18th century. We have also renovated the barn, which is now our very comfortable gite.
We decided to move to France after having spent many holidays here, mainly camping along the Atlantic coast with our two teenage children. The 'children' are now grown up and we have two grandsons, all of whom live in England.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We have had a lovely week, great gïte, an ideal base for exploring a beautiful area" Kirk and Sarah.
"Simply fantastic, no other words to describe everything,many thanks" Dee and Ian.
"Well equipped gïte, best we have stayed in. Malcolm & Pam very helpful and informative. We have had a lovely time thank you" Ann & Alan.
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely gite in a lovely quiet location
Great family holiday. Perfect pool for the kids. Close enough to the mountains for challenging cycling for the husband. Lovely and relaxing for me. The gite was very well equipped, Pam and Malcolm were available if required but left us to enjoy our holiday otherwise. All in all a brilliant holiday.
The fact that this was our ninth consecutive year of staying at this gite should speak volumes for itself.
The owners are always readily available if you want otherwise they will keep in the background. They are very welcoming, invariably cheerful and ultra-helpful.
The property and everything to do with it is always immaculate but not so much that you are frightened to use it.
The local area is delightful; beautiful countryside in the Gers and not too far from the Pyrenees. There is also good walking to be had fairly locally.
Markets abound in the surrounding villages and a good choice of restaurants if you want them.
We would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.
Great base for skiing
We have stayed with Pam & Malcolm many times over the last 5 years to take advantage of the great skiing at St Lary, which is only an hour and a half away, and we have already booked to go back again in 2015. The gite is very cosy and has all the facilities we need, and it is maintained to a very high standard. Pam & Malcolm are excellent hosts and we have no hesitation in recommending the gite.
From the Owner
“Our property is ideally situated in a rural position, but only a five minute drive from the village of Trie sur Baïse, where there is all the necessary amenities for everyday living. For trips out, we are very conveniently located for mountains, coast, or pretty rural villages.”
Activity and Interests
The Atlantic coast is a 2 hour drive. Biarritz and St Jean de Luz are the two main holiday resorts, with sandy beaches and all their facilities, including internationally famed surfing conditions. Further north are many miles of the golden sands of the Landes, dotted with numerous small towns and facilities. South of St Jean de Luz, a short drive takes you over the Spanish border. The Mediterranean coast is a 4.5 hour drive.
The nearest airport is an hour's drive away at Pau (Ryanair).
Toulouse Blagnac is a 1.5 hour drive, with flights to the UK via Flybe, Easyjet, BA, Jet2.
Other airport approximately a 2.5 hour drive away are Bordeaux and Carcasonne.
Driving distances from the Channel ports are: Calais 12 hours, St Malo 8 hours, Bilbao 3.5 hours.
As the area is so large, a car is considered to be essential.
Nearest village - Trie sur Baïse 3.5km. Tarbes 27km. Lannemezan 23km. Pau 53km. Lourdes 51km.
Trie sur Baïse has bars, restaurants, banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and other local shops. There is a doctor's surgery and dentists. In the surrounding area there are many good restaurants offering very good value for money lunchtime 'plat de jour', as well as Ferme Auberges where you can sample local produce. For those interested in wines and the speciality of the area, Armagnac, there are many vineyards who offer tours and tastings. Foie Gras and other local delicacies can be bought direct from the farm.
Trie sur Baïse has a Tourist office - as do most small towns, where you can find information for all the fetes and festivals, and all the places of interest in the area.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
A booking form is available for printing from our website. Clients are asked to complete this and send to the owners, with a booking deposit of 25%. The full balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. If the booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to arrival, the full cost is payable immediately. A security/breakages deposit of £150 is also required. Payments are accepted in either Euros or Pounds sterling, by cheque or electronic transfer.
During the summer season, changeover day is Saturday. Guests may arrive after 4.00 pm that day and must vacate the gïte by 10.00 am.
Out of season arrivals/departures may be flexible, after agreement with the owners.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The accommation is well located, with easy road links to autoroutes, railway and airports. It can offer the peace and quiet of a rural position, yet close to bars, restaurants and all facilities you may require.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- bird watching
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Toilet 2 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En suite WCs and washbasins to both bedrooms. Downstairs shower room with shower cubicle, WC, washbasin and automatic washing machine.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, en suite WC and washbasin. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, en suite WC and washbasin.
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: For winter letting, there is a wood burning stove in the living area, and an electric night store heater. The shower room has an electric wall mounted heater. Other heating is supplied as required by electric oiled filled radiators. An electric fan is available in the summer months. Children are welcome, though the staircase, being open tread, is not suitable for toddlers. The pool is shared with the owners and is fenced and gated, open from the end of April to the end of September. Outside: The gïte has a private sitting area, with patio table, chairs, umbrella and charcoal BBQ. From here, on a clear day, there are very good views of the Pyrénées. The garden has a grassed area with shady trees and seating, and banks of a wide variety of mature shrubs, trees and flowers. The figure of eight shaped fenced pool, 10m x 5m, (shared with the owners) is surrounded by terracing and grass. Loungers and an umbrella are supplied. For the enegetic there is a table tennis table, with bats and balls supplied. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are available at a cost of £5 per person per week. Swimming towels are not provided. Cleaning equipment is supplied, and the gîte should be left as it is found.