Rural holiday barn with pool, nr Aramits - AP002781_A

Aramits (17km from Oloron-Sainte-Marie), Pyrénées Atlantiques, Aquitaine Reference: AP002781_A Advertiser since: 30 September 2010

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Top Barn Self Catering Flexible 3 8 2 + cot

About this property

Holiday Barn with Pool and Mountain Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Top Barn Gite sits in 19 acres of farmland overlooking the village of Aramits with the mountains and the ski station of La Pierre St Martin in the background. The Top Barn has its own private entrance and parking.

Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower room with three single beds plus views over open fields. Bedroom 2 has twin beds; bedroom 3 has three single beds with both rooms sharing the second shower room. The open plan kitchen and dining area is fitted out for 12, although top barn sleeps a max of 8, it is possible to rent extra rooms on a room only basis so 12 can dine together.
Please note adults only as it is in a quiet and peaceful location without traffic noise.

On-site just 30m away is a shared pool, gym, games area with 2 table tennis tables, baby foot and traverse climbing wall, club room with a pool table, darts and lots of boardgames. We have wi-fi so you can bring your own laptop.

We are on the edge of a network of signed walks and one is just 10 minutes away. The area is well known for cycling, with the Tour de France passing close by, many of these famous Cols are in pedalling distance so bring your bikes. All the marked walks are suitable for off-road biking. We have too many outdoor activities and attractions to mention - please send for a free cd for further information. We have Tour de France stage 9 on the 5th July 2020, you will able to see them pass just a few miles away and again when they return from the mountain top in Arette just 3 miles away.
For the Motorcyclist and cyclist, we now have covered parking and a kit drying room.
Optional Extras:
Jacuzzi and sauna
Evening meals
Washing machine




Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has a microwave, eye level oven, hob with 4 rings, dishwasher, toaster, 2 fridges and the necessary utensils.
Although the Top Barn Gite only sleeps 8 max. 2 tables and seating for 12, so it is possible to rent other rooms on a room only basis so 12 can dine together.
Just for the odd night, we have a local couple that will cook for you to give the chef a night off.

Living rooms

The living room has a settee, 2 matching chairs, coffee-table, tv, dcd player, portable radio/cd and a table and chairs for boardgames.


Three bedrooms in total.


One en suite to bedroom 1 and a shower room shared by bedroom 1 and 3.


Electric heaters


Just 30m away is the shared pool, gym and games room, dvd player and cd/radio player.
We have a selection of dvd's if needed

Garden and outside

At the patio entrance there is another sitting room looking out onto the upper terrace with 2 tables and 8 chairs. On the lower decking area there are sunloungers and the garden has a barbecue.

Parking and garages

Off road private parking.

Information about any additional facilities

Jazz festival end of June
Motor racing at Pau end of May
Rallye de Cimes, 4x4 event first weekend in September and it was free to watch.
Tour de France, route to be announced 20th October.
Also we have many local cycling events, Pierre Jacque en Baretous Sportive end of July which starts and finishes in our village of Aramits just one mile away.
Watersport centres, rafting, Speleo, Canyon, Escalade, Rando centre just 2km away in Lanne.
Petit train at Artouste is worth a day out also for mountain biking and walking.
La Verna is a must.
Easy 1 hour walk or up to a 5 hour tour.
Fetes, each village will have its own 3 day fete, worth seeing for the culture and traditions. Very colourful traditional dresses and plenty of Beer tents.
For dates of the events watch our web site or contact us with your dates and I'll send you events for that period.
Fishing just 1 mile in the village.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Shared pool



Distance: 3 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Aramits
Distance: 1 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Pau
Distance: 30 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lanne
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Jurancon


Name of nearest resort: La Pierre St Martin
Distance: 25 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Less than 1 mile away


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Jurancon, Gan
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Margaret Johnson

Margaret and John, both born and bred in Nottingham, 2 sons and 3 grand children. Margaret had her own hairdressing business on Union Road Nottingham, John trained in the motor repairs at B&K.Thomas in West Bridgford. Left Nottingham in 2000 and started a B&B in Norfolk, 2004 moved to France

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Mountain tours have always been popular with bikers, cyclist and walkers also we have regular stages of the Tour de France in the region.
Plus we like it as we can eat outside all the year round
Unique benefits of property The location is unique because of the views, we offer a selection of accommodation, the self-catering Top Barn sleeps a max of 8 but other rooms can be added on the room only basis. Bed & Breakfast rooms also can have the choice of half board.

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