Holiday gite for 4 in Aquitaine village - AP005109

9.9/10
2km from Crouseilles, Pyrénées Atlantiques, Aquitaine Reference: AP005109 Advertiser since: 7 December 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Lou Campet Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Quality Gite In Madiran Wine Appellation. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

2 bedroom - sleeps 4 in Madiran wine region. Unsuitable for young children.

Situated in the middle of the renowned Madiran wine region and overlooked by chateau de Crouseilles, the property was a Bearnais farm and is set amongst the vineyards at Crouseilles. Local events include the Marciac Jazz Festival (half an hour drive), the Madiran wine festival (mid August), skiing in the Pyrenees (mountain walks in summer), or a longer drive to the Atlantic coast. Nearby is the Parc aux Rapaces or Raptor Park. Chateau de Mascaraas is a well preserved castle a short drive away.During the summer months, the spectacle of Course Landaise can be seen at many nearby locations. Fishing in nearby lakes.

Lourdes is 64 Kilometres distant (about an hours pretty drive) and beyond that the Pic du Midi de Bigorre. Spain is about one and a half hours drive as is Biarritz.

Fresh seasonal produce is offered from our kitchen garden if and when available.

Suitability: Long-term renters welcome. Non smoking only. Pets not allowed. Not suitable for elderly or infirm, wheelchair inaccessible. Not suitable for young children.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with:
Coffee Maker, cooking Utensils, dishes & utensils, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, garbage disposal, grill, kitchen, microwave, oven, hob, stove, toaster ...
Pantry items.
Dining area
Seating for 4 people.

Living rooms

Open plan living room with sofa and easy chairs.
Woodburning stove.

Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4.
Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed.
Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed.

Bathrooms

1 Bathroom
Bathroom 1 - Toilet , shower enclosure
Walk in shower. No bath.

Heating

Woodburning stove.
Portable electric heaters available.

Entertainment

TV - satellite and local chains.
DVD player.
Books.
Games.

Garden and outside

Garden.
Barbecue.
Patio.
Small cooler box.
4 garden chairs.

Oudoor heated swimming pool 10mx5m.

Parking and garages

Parking space available.

Visitor suitability

Long-term renters welcome.
Non smoking.
Pets not allowed.
Not suitable for elderly or infirm.
Wheelchair inaccessible.
Not suitable for small children.

Information about any additional facilities


Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Madiran

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cave de Crouseilles
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Undine Reder

Your hosts are Undine and Bill who have travelled extensively and use their experiences to ensure your stay is one to remember.

Owner's website www.loucampet.com
Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? The main house is a typical Bearn farmhouse built in 1822. The gite is part of the old barn and was extensively modernised in 2010.
Ambiance of calm predominates here. You are in the only gite on the property.
Unique benefits of property The attractive buildings and the calm atmosphere in this rural setting looking out over the vineyards, with Pic du Midi de Bigorre in the far distance.

The Owner Recommends

Wine,wine,wine and...

Situated in the middle of the renowned Madiran wine region and overlooked by chateau de Crouseilles, the property was a Bearnais farm and is set amongst the vineyards at Crouseilles. Local events include the Marciac Jazz Festival (half an hour drive), skiing in the Pyrenees (mountain walks in summer), or a longer drive to the Atlantic coast. During the summer months, the spectacle of Course Landaise can be seen at many nearby locations. Not suitable for young children.

Lourdes is 64 Kilometres distant (about an hours pretty drive). Spain is about one and a half hours drive as is Biarritz.

Fresh seasonal produce is offered from our kitchen garden if and when available.

3 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Mitchell's 1 October, 2018

The cottage was lovely, in a beautiful quiet setting, with views across the fields. It is both comfortable and well equipped. The pool was nicely refreshing on a hot afternoon. Undine and Bill could not have been more gracious hosts. We found a few very nice restaurants about 15-20 minutes drive away, in either Lembeye or Madiran The cottage is in the middle of the Madiran wine area so there was plenty of vineyards to visit.

10 / 10 Jenny-R 18 July, 2018

We’ve just come back from 2 wonderful weeks spent at Lou Campet. The gite itself was beautifully quirky, clean and comfortable and had all of the kitchen gadgets we could need to make everything from beef bourginon to cakes and puddings. We had brought our own Fire Stick and were able to watch a film at night via the WiFi connection provided which kept my teenagers happy. The surroundings are just idyllic, the garden and grounds beautifully kept and alive with butterflies, bees, the cutest little lizards and the occasional vole. At night we were sure we heard wolves in the distance and spotted both the nesting owl and the odd bat flying overhead. The weather was amazing and the occasional storm just added some drama: we sat some nights on the patio and tracked the progress of impressive thunder and lightning displays crossing the horizon and providing some welcome cool in the night. The pool, which had been a major draw for us was used every day, the temperature was just right and being salt water meant it was more pleasant to use than a chlorinated pool.

The countryside around the property is a mixture of vineyards and crops of sunflowers and cornfields. Little villages close by with boulangeries and a supermarket about 11 miles away mean everything is accessible enough once driving on the right is mastered!

Bill and Undine kindly started us off with some provisions and were unswervingly kind, patient and helpful throughout our stay. Would highly recommend.

9.8 / 10 mhughes 2 November, 2017

We spent a very happy four weeks at Lou Campet - a character barn conversion with an African theme. It was well equipped to a high standard, and with comfortable beds & has a swimming pool. It has one double and one twin bedroom, with the toilet and shower facilities being on the ground floor.
We were made very welcome by Undine and Bill and especially appreciated their kindness in providing bread, milk jam etc which got us off to a good start!
Lou Campet is located about 6 miles from a charming little market town of Lembeye where you can buy almost anything. Surrounded by vineyards of the Madiran area, with about 30 of 300 vineyards in easy reach, it is also a wine lover's paradise. (Well kept French secrets!).
We had very good weather the whole time and enjoyed exploring. We visited the dramatic and beautiful Pyrenees and Cirque du Gavarnie - a UN World Heritage Site, the amazing underground Grottes de Bettharam, joined the stunning spectacle of pilgrims from all over the world at Lourdes, also - the historical town of Pau; Tarbres - a busy town with lots of big supermarkets and shops; Auch - another historical UN World Heritage site, and Maubourget where there is an amazing Roman Mosaic.
We mainly cooked for ourselves but used three places locally to eat - all good food and good value.
Finally, with one of us not speaking French, the UK Sky TV channels were much appreciated

Owner response

What a joy to have hosted such appreciative travellers!
Its our raison d'etre to make sure all our guests leave happy.