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Two Beautifully Restored Barns With A Large Pool And Mountain Views - Romeo

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights



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.

About the property

Delightful French Cottage

Set within a large courtyard, both gites have private parking, barbecues and patio areas with garden/dining furniture. The large swimming pool, 12.5m x by 5m, is surrounded by extensive terracing with sun loungers. Here, the views are of open countryside and from the front of the property is superb views of the Pyrenees mountains. Romeo has a double bedroom with en-suite and a second bedroom with 3 single beds with an en-suite. The lounge, dining and kitchen is open plan with a central staircase to the first floor. Juliet has a double bedroom with en-suite, a family room with a double and two single beds and cot facility, the 3rd bedroom is separate and can forms part of the family suite with 2 single beds and the large en-suite is accessed by both rooms.

Ron & Debi Valentine
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Ron & Debi Valentine

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'!

Ron & Debi Valentine purchased this barn in 2004

Why Ron & Debi Valentine chose Lourdes - Tarbes area

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.

Available Rentals

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Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday with our guests leaving by 10:30am. Arriving guests can occupy from 16:00hrs. Low season changeover days may/can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
A combined rate for the rentals of both gites are available upon request in low season. Weekend rentals are available (min 2 nights) but only over the low season period. Please contact us for pricing.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay in Valentine Gite, Juliet. the Gite was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Spacious and airy. Loved the quiet, peaceful country setting. Idyllic. Would definitely recommend and hopefully return some day. The owners were friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. The local nature parks are easy to find and well worth the day trips. Thank-you Valentines for a lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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llareule holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property is stylish with all amenities for self catering. In its secluded and tranquil setting it offers the opportunity to have a relaxing day by the pool or explore the Pyrenees and local villages. Good restaurants and a supermarket are within easy reach. The hosts are friendly and helpful yet managed not to intrude on our privacy at any time. I would recommend this gite to anyone looking for a peaceful and traditionally French holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good base for visiting the surrounding area

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 5 with 3 children between 4 and 7 years old. The gite was great for our needs and very clean. We had the use of the owner's pool from 9.30am to 6.30pm and the garden with a swing with unlimited use. I feel we would have benefitted from more private outdoor space (the table and chairs are effectively in the drive) and I'm giving the gite a 4 star because the shower in the main bathroom leaked. Very peaceful location.

We really enjoyed the surrounding countryside and visited Auch and the village that D'Artagnan from the Three Muskateers is said to have come from (there's a very informative museum there). We also took in Lourdes (very interesting, especially the underground Basilica), took the cable car up to Le Pic du Midi and visited the nearby jazz festival in Marciac.

There's a Super U nearby for all amenities 4 minutes away from the property.

If travelling to the gite in an English car I would recommend getting detailed directions before setting off (or checking your sat nav) as our sat nav had the incorrect road loaded in for the address. We have a Land Rover Discovery and the road that was loaded was Cami de la Houmt (not Hount). We arrived very late to the property and the owners were very kind and directed us in as we couldn't find it.

Altogether (shower aside), this was a good value for money property and great for seeing the surrounding countryside and attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic week away. The gite has everything you need and more. Great location, beautiful views, owners beyond helpful. You need car to go to main sightseeing locations but local village can be walked/cycled to. I would recommend this gite to everyone, book it now!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous hideaway

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all and relax - this is the place for you. The gite has everything you could need and is clean and very comfortable. The pool is perfect. A very well stocked supermarket is a five minute drive and good bars and restaurant within a short driving distance. The owners are very welcoming. Great spot for cycling enthusiast too.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Idyllic spot

  • 5 of 5

We found the owners, Deb & Ron and their family very pleasant and acccommodating. A warm welcome and lots of info available. The gite had ample space and all mod cons. Very comfortable beds and good cooking facilities including a BBQ! The supermarket was 5 minutes away by car, and lots of markets around at the weekends. Although the owners live in close proximity, we were not aware of their presence during our time around the lovely pool, decking and lawns. It is a very picturesque rural area, close to the Pyrenees and lovely small towns, with friendly bars and restaurants, at reasonable prices. Our favourite visits were to the mountains, Lourdes and Pau, but good to return to the home comforts and lovely weather at our gite. We enjoyed our bike rides into town for the morning baguette and croissants. We are hoping to return with our 2 children and grandchildren next year as it is a delightful spot for a family get- together. Definiely recommended................

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Larreule in Hautes-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom with wonderful views of the Pyrenees
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Both gites can be used as one unit with two interconnecting doors (sound proofed). Cot and high chair are available on request. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. Pool towels are also provided. There is 24h maintenance and daily pool cleaning. We offer three course evening meals including beverages for 15 Euros per person, children, under 10, half price, please make reservations for this service. Both gites have the ability of sleeping a further 2 people in the lounge area on sofa beds. Outside: Al fresco dining is the French way of life and the gites have private outside patios and seating for those lazy and balmy 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 swimming pool is 12.5m x 5m set to the rear of the property with extensive terracing and sun loungers and has views to open countryside.

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