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Quellevue Rural Gite. Tranquil setting, super mountain views, 10x5m heated pool.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Fully equipped family gite for 6, Pyrenees, haven of peace, private, heated pool

We've been holidaying in Owners Direct gites for the past 15 years and Quelle Vue is one of the best appointed properties we have ever stayed in." said Sally-Anne who stayed with her family in 2016. Modern, yet traditional basque style summer house set in generous grounds which are private, secure and fully enclosed*. The full size, optionally heated pool, generous terrace, lawn, games area and meadow are all yours to enjoy and border onto open countryside with a wonderful view of the mountains. The living area is centred on a large 'sejour' with open fireplace and picture window facing South towards the Pyrenees. A fully equipped kitchen also overlooks the mountains. Of the two main bedrooms, one is double aspect facing South and East over the pool, the second faces South. The occasional 3rd bedroom is best suited for children and includes a single or double bed. The gite is ideal for 4 or 6 people. There is a traditional basque style shower and washroom with 2 hand basins. *Please note that this is a GITE, not a private villa. The house is completely independent and the owners live in separate house, closeby in the same grounds. The pool is maintained by and occasionally, but discretely used by owners.

Pam Caffyn
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2018

About Pam Caffyn

Recently retired and having lived in Dorset (South West England) for many years, Mike and I fell in love with this area 3 or 4 years ago. The ever changing views, the weather, the natural surroundings and of course, those mountains.

Quelle Vue (what a view) is one of two houses built by a local farmer’s daughter in the 80s and we can only live in one of them - so we decided to share the experience with family, friends and now you.

I am here to help if you would like, but also to stay well out of your way if you prefer. Whether you come for the mountains, the local walks and cycles, to paint, write, read or just chill out - I know you will love it.

Pam Caffyn purchased this house in 2013

Why Pam Caffyn chose Souyeaux

Inviting sunrises, soporific sunsets, clarity of the night sky, the wild birds, deer, weather, views, Atlantic coast, the mountain walks, exploring on foot and by bike, quality of the air, restaurants, Tour de France, food, vineyards, festivals of horse, wine, dance and jazz and, last but not least, the warmth and friendliness of the local people and village life. What more can I say?

What makes this house unique

The view is fabulous across the valleys to the mountains and the house has a certain 'wow' factor. The pool setting (facing South with a 180 degrees view of the countryside and mountains) is just such a relaxing place to prepare for or recover from those trips to the mountains. Most of the places that you can see on the horizon, or you just know are nestled away in a hidden valley are less than 50 kms (an hour away by car). Historic castles, mountain passes, waterfalls, spas or adventure forests - just waiting to be explored. Slightly further there are mountain railways, UNESCO Heritage sites and the Atlantic coast with the beaches and charm of Biarritz, St Jean de Luz and San Sebastian just over the border into Spain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Quelle Vue is the gîte that has it all – truly spectacular views, the peace and tranquillity of the French countryside, easy access to the Pyrenees and the warm welcome of friendly hosts!” Adam and Emilie of Versailles

“Nous avons passé de très bons moments au gîte Quelle Vue. Le réveil avec la vue sur la chaîne des Pyrénées est fantastique, les hôtes très chaleureux et bienveillants, et les alentours offrent de nombreuses possibilités d‘excursions. Nous le recommandons avec plaisir et ne manquerons pas d’y retourner prochainement!” Adam and Emilie - Versailles, France.

We stayed at Quelle Vue in September 2014 and enjoyed a wonderful time there. Hosts Pam and Mike were so friendly and welcoming we did not want to leave. They run a very family friendly business and really made us feel welcome. We were looking for a relaxing holiday and found Quelle Vue to be the perfect place. We enjoyed sitting around doing nothing, just admiring the views, as well as exploring the countryside around Souyeaux, which we did on foot, cycle and by car. We will definitely return. John and Christine from Dorset England.
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Souyeaux in Hautes-Pyrénées

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Swimming Pool is normally available 0800-2200. No glass or animals please.
  • All guests are requested to smile and enjoy themselves. Miserable guests risk being evicted.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Basque style shower cubicle - Shower Enclosure , Double wash basins and Basque type shower (open tiled).
  • Separate WC with wash hand basin. Bathroom includes a traditional Basque style walk-in shower and 2 wash hand basins. Hair dryer provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Occasional Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Convertable bed (single or twin). Ideal for children + cot.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Views to East (sunrise & pool) and South (mountaints).
    Second Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , Door sized view onto meadows, valley and mountains beyond.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Double Bedrooms + upstairs area for 2 children) Notes on bedrooms: The two main bedrooms face South with door/window overlooking open countryside and mountains. One has additional views to the East over the pool. An additional occasional area on the mezzanine is more suitable for children. Fans provided. Cot / Playpen available. Safety gates at top and bottom of stairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Basque style, traditionally built timber framed, open plan building. Light and airy, big hearth, open fire, electric radiators, huge picture window, open ceiling to mezzanine creates a wonderful feeling of space. From sunrise in the East to sunset in the East, the Pyrenees mountains, valleys, chateaux and forests will continually tempt you to explore. Or do you just watch the world go by from the comfort of the terrace and pool. Outside: 11 x 5 metre pool and loungers, chairs, table, barbecue, outdoor furniture, terrace plus electric sunshade. Mature garden, a few minutes’ walk/cycle to open countryside. Local petanque pitch a short walk/cycle away. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided for 6. Linen is changed at changeover. A washer/dryer is provided for guests’ use. Other: The wooden mezzanine forms a large part of the upstairs space, overlooking the lounge and the pool and garden.


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Quellevue Rural Gite. Tranquil setting, super mountain views, 10x5m heated pool.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews

The most wonderful holiday location ever. Mountains, pool, view and the gite itself - Perfect :-)

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact with, until our reluctant goodbye to Pam and Mike, it was obvious that everything has been done to ensure a wonderfully relaxing holiday. A superbly equipped, wonderfully located and lovingly cared for house is complemented by a meticulously maintained swimming pool. Swimming (or drifting) in that water with panoramic views of the mountains with only the birdsong to disturb our thoughts (or the stars at night) is a memory we will treasure forever. When we could tear ourselves away, we were not disappointed by the many places to visit in the mountains or even the nearby forest walks. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As our last guests for the 2017 season we are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. We take great pride in being able to provide our guests with comfortable and well thought out accommodation and Mike is always meticulous with 'his' pool! Thank you for your kind review and, hopefully, we may see you back here again one day. Pam and Mike
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Rainham, Kent, UK

Beautiful rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

QuelleVue is everything it seems it is from the website. The location is stunning with the views of the Pyrenees - every day is different as the clouds roll across the peaks and the sun comes up/down.

Pam and Mike are the most gracious hosts and make you feel at home whilst also giving you plenty of privacy. They are available to help (ie suggesting where to go, booking the vets for us and 'adopting' Archie, our golden retriever) as well as keeping the swimming pool immaculate and providing everything in the gite that you need (a real home from home).

Having not visited this area before we had a great time exploring and would definitely recommend visits to Pic du Midi, Pic du Jour, the market in Tarbes and walking in Payolle.

We can't recommend this more as a perfect getaway and look forward to returning in the future.

Thanks again to you both for letting us share your little piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to welcome you both and Archie to Quelle Vue and we are so pleased that you had such a good time - the weather was not always at its best! We look forward to welcoming you back again, one day. Meanwhile, good luck with all your plans for your 'mega' visit to Australia. Pam and Mike
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Cardiff U.K.

Very comfortable and spacious. Lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

Pam and Mike could not have been more welcome hosts, nothing was to much trouble, but they did not interfere, the property and its grounds were"your home". The house was superbly equipped and very very spacious.

The pool was lovely and kept at a perfect temperature. The views of the mountains was fantastic. It was lovely to sit and read with the mountains as a backdrop.

A perfect relaxing stay!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for persisting in getting your review 'accepted' by Owners Direct - we intend to make OD aware there were/are problems. It was a pleasure to welcome you both to Quelle Vue and give you the opportunity to really 'chill out' while you were here after your hectic schedule! Pam and Mike.
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Fantastic stay at Pam and Mike's gite!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the gite. It was clean, spacious and charming and the pool was FANTASTIC - it was warm and had a beautiful view of the mountains. Pam and Mike were lovely and helpful hosts. Would stay here again for sure. (In fact, we hope to!)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pool is always very difficult to resist and you all really did make the most of it - I think the boys would have stayed in it all day if they had been allowed! It was a pleasure to welcome you all the way from Canada and we would be more than happy to see you here again. Pam and Mike
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A lovely gite overlooking the pyrenees

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at Quellevue Vue we knew we had found the ideal place to enjoy and explore all the Pyrenees has to offer

The gite was spotlessly clean, all of the things one would expect to find to make life easy were present, unlike many other home away accommodations we have stayed at, which fell way short of expectation.

Pam and Mike were the perfect hosts, providing a comprehensive digital and hard copy set of information on things to do, places to visit, restaurants, etc, etc. They were always on hand to assist in any way but never intrusive.

The gite has a very spacious living area with exceptional views looking out over the ever changing Pyrenees, with lovely bedrooms on a mezzanine floor.

The pool and patio areas were perfect for outdoor living and relaxation, in the warmer weather and to spend many balmy evenings.

If we ever go back to spend time in this area again we would definitely stay here again.We have stayed in quite a few "Home Away" properties over the years and this property, along with one other are by far and away the best we have experienced.

if we were asked to nominate people to draft a manual of how to set up and run a holiday property we would nominate Pam and Mike to write it.

Thanks Pam an Mike for providing us with such and enjoyable and memorable holiday experience.

Faye and Tony

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little gem!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Truly stunning. Exceptional views from property, which has everything that you need. The most beautiful swimming pool. Our hosts, Pam and Mike, were very warm and friendly and couldn't do enough to make our stay a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always so good to hear that our guests have really enjoyed their stay at Quelle Vue. Thank you for highly recommending Quelle Vue and we hope that other future guests will enjoy a wonderful experience here too. Pam and Mike.
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Pic du Midi
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes
Grottes de Bétharram
Spectacular caves.
Parc animalier des Pyrénées
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Lourdes/Tarbes Pyrenees
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
By the lake
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Tarbes (TGV Paris, Regional Toulouse)
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A64 (The Pyreneen)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
By the lake
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
La Mongie, Pic du Midi
Nearest Beach
170 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cycling, Tour de France (Mid July), Walking, Adventure (eg Accrobranche, White Water Rafting, Canyoning), Painting, Horse Riding, Equestria Horse Festival Tarbes (Late July), Marciac Jazz Festival (Late July) and Tarbes ArgentinianTango Week (Late August), Madiran wine festivals (Early September).


The Atlantic coast is between 1.5 and 2 hours away and within a few kilometres of each other you will find the little gems of Biarritz, St Jean de Luz with its spa and beaches, Hendaye and a quick hop across the harbour into the world of Spanish Tapas in Hondarribia.


Tarbes / Lourdes airport only 20-25 minutes away. Biarritz and Toulouse Airports are 90 minutes West and East respectively. TGV direct from Paris Montparnasse to Tarbes. In 2015, the TGV extension to Bordeaux will reduce the time from 8 to 6 hours. FlyBe fly from Southampton to Pau (45 minutes away) in the summer.


4 kms to nearest café/restaurants (one by the lake). 6 kms to nearest ‘superette’ shop, butcher and pharmacy. 8 kms to Tarbes with a full range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cinemas etc. 25 kms to Lourdes. 45 kms to some of the most famous Tour de France cols (Aspen, Tourmalet).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Souyeaux, Hautes-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 Spring
5 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £306.51

Booking Notes:
Changeover is normally Saturday to Saturday, though where possible we will try to accommodate your needs.
Minimum stay during May and October - 3 nights, otherwise, minimum stay - 7 nights. 2 domestic animals max - € 35/week/animal.
Refundable security deposit € 350.
Prices subject to change until reservation confirmed.
25% on reservation. Balance 2 months before arrival.
Payment by bank transfer in Euros, PayPal or cheque payable in Euros.
Notes on prices:
Please note that prices and facilities are based on 6 guests maximum. However additional numbers will be charged at €20/night and are responsible for making their own sleeping and catering arrangements. Details of refund policy in our 'How We Work' document.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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