Lovely rural French gite to let in Madiran

3km from Madiran, Hautes Pyrénées, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MH005148 Advertiser since: 29 December 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Prielle Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1

About this property

Rural French Gite. Peaceful Location, Great Pools.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Grange at "Le Prielle" is situated in the midst of the Madiran vines.
3 Stars - Prefecture de Hautes- Pyrenees, 3 Epis - Gite de France.

The total accommodation comprises 4 independent gites each fully-equipped and with their own private garden and bbq areas. The gites are situated within a private courtyard, with a separate parking area.

Fine wines, Good food, pools, wonderful views of the pyrenees. Peaceful place to spend quality family time playing together

The large solar heated pools comprising a paddling pool (25msq) with a depth of 40cm water falling into a large pool (75msq) with a shallow end of 1m and a deep end of 2m. "Best pool in the Hautes-Pyrenees" Gite de France inspector.

A children's' play area with large sandpit, play house and swings plus many garden games and toys - including rugby posts for kids of all ages. This is a great values for money family property.

Plenty of space with grounds including woods, orchards, vegetable patch, chickens and 3 hectares to play in and plenty of produce to enjoy.

Summer fetes in local villages, water sports for all ages, horse riding, cycling and walking. A rural retreat giving you time to relax away from it all and play with the family.

Out of peak season it is a idyllic retreat, peace & tranquillity surround you with good food & fine wines all around.

The vineyards of Madiran, which are all around the property, border the Gers, Pyrenees Atlantique and Haute Pyrenees in the heart of Gascony close to the Pyrenees mountains.

An ideal holiday location for lovers of beautiful countryside, good food, fine wine and a more relaxed pace of life.

Space and tranquility, an ideal place to recharge your batteries whilst surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains, in the heart of the Gascon countryside.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully-equipped kitchen, seating and plenty crockery for 6 people.
Including dishwasher, microwave, gas oven, bbq outdoor eating area, washing machine, iron.

Living rooms

Downstairs living area has tv (UK and French) dvd, cd players and free wi-fi, books, toys and games.

Bedrooms

One double bedroom and a second very large bedroom with 4 single beds, all upstairs.

Bathrooms

Bath, shower, sink and toilet upstairs.

Heating

Electric fires in bedrooms, wood burning stove in lounge

Entertainment

Summer fetes in local villages, water sports for all ages, horse riding, cycling and walking. A rural retreat giving you time to relax away from it all and play with the family.

Out of peak season it is a idyllic retreat, peace and tranquillity surround you with good food and fine wines all around.

The vineyards of Madiran, which are all around the property, border the Gers, Pyrenees Atlantique and Haute Pyrenees in the heart of Gascony close to the Pyrenees mountains.

An ideal holiday location for lovers of beautiful countryside, good food, fine wine and a more relaxed pace of life.

Garden and outside

The large solar heated pools comprising a paddling pool (25msq) with a depth of 40cm water falling into a large pool (75msq) with a shallow end of 1m and a deep end of 2m. "Best pool in the Hautes-Pyrenees" Gite de France inspector.

A children's' play area with large sandpit, play house and swings plus many garden games and toys - including rugby posts for kids of all ages. This is a great values for money family property.

Plenty of space with grounds including woods, orchards, vegetable patch, chickens and 3 hectares to play in and plenty of produce to enjoy.

Parking and garages

Free, secure on-site parking.
As the area is rural it is generally traffic free, and we keep all cars outside of the courtyard to ensure a safe child friendly environment.

Visitor suitability

You will need a car, as it is remote (3km to the nearest village).
Gravel paving through out, so wheelchair access to the pool is difficulty.
No downstairs toilets in this gite.

Information about any additional facilities

Fine wines, good food, pools, wonderful views of the pyrenees. Peaceful place to spend quality family time playing together.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Maubourguet
Distance: 13 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 60 km

Creative arts

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, Perch
Name of nearest fishing location: Rivers, lakes and stocked lakes
Distance: 5 km

Golf

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

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lascazerre
Distance: 6 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 20 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Various

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: La Mongie
Distance: 60 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Various

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Paulette Appleby

We moved to France in 2003 and have spent 7 years renovating our property. Simon was a manager with Reed in London and Paulette was a director of QS plc, near Brighton. We decided to leave the UK, our very hectic lifestyles, to try and spend as much time as we could with our 2 children who were 6 and 4 when we moved; while they still wanted to spend time with us! We have less money but are free to do what we want when we want. We don't regret a single day here and we appreciate how lucky we are.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We love Madiran - it is a small pretty village, in between the mountains and the coast. The house is right in the middle of the vines. There's loads of space and its very quite and peaceful. The heated pools look towards the mountains - you can swim while looking at the snow. We spent 3 years trying to find a property in France - and looked at hundreds of places - but bought Le Prielle as we fell in love with it at first sight, meaning our original budget had to be "tinkered with!" Although it's remote, we still have a very active social life with Fetes, tennis club, SAMBO, tournaments, art classes and rugby at weekends. We have integrated well into the French life, making friends easily with other parents, as we all speak French, although the kids are much better than us!
Unique benefits of property Peace, calm and space. A real rural retreat providing time and space to enjoy your family, with mod-cons when you need them.
The home and gardens are immense, with so much space for everyone.
The evening silence, sitting sipping wine as the sun sets and the stars appear is always a joy. The unspoilt night sky enables fabulous views of the Milky Way and is constant wonder. We like to come back from an evening out, uncork a red and just lie on the grass gazing at the stars, its quite unbelievable and something we could never have seen in Sussex and something you never tire of looking at!
We have found the time to do those things we really want to do, but seldom have time to do.
It's a special place that brings you back on touch with nature, family and what's really important in life.
A very beautiful part of rural France.

The Owner Recommends

Wine Tasting

We know many local wine growers and are happy to paganise a wine tasting day

Jazz in Marciac

Annual International Jazz Festival.
Great family day out, with small free bands playing in the square and wonderful evening performances of world renown groups.

Madiran Fete du Vin

Annual wine festival held in Madiran a must for all wine lovers

Les Pres D'Eugenie

Michelin star chef Michel Guerard's restaurant, hotel and spa.
Plus smaller restaurant, with smaller prices, La Ferme aux Grives, run in his mothers old barns

Art Work

Art courses run on-site, plus pottery and glass work.
Prices on demand