|Pyrenees Gite/Apartment||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
Wooden steps leads you up to the old hay barn where you open the door and take 4 steps down into a bright, airy, open-plan living room.The walls are a combination of traditional stone and wood, with views of the forest from the big velux window. As the living space is open-plan you have the benefit of a wood burning stove, for those winter evenings, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable seating, a tv books, games, and wi-fi. all in the same place!
A well equipped kitchen with table and chairs
Living space is open-plan you have the benefit of a wood burning stove, for those winter evenings burning stove, for those winter evenings, comfortable seating, a tv books, games, and wi-fi. all in the same place!
Cosy bedroom which houses traditional French furniture and a dressing room with en suite
En suite with shower, sink and wc
Wood burning stove, electric wall heaters
Wi-fi, tv, radio,
Private bbq area, with garden, shared courtyard and barn
Up a wooden stair case so not suitable for disabled
|Year property purchased||2010|
Well what can we say? This is France and the towns in the area abound with restaurants, great cafés and bars.
Not far from Bagnères-de-Bigorre is an 18 hole golf course with panoramic mountain views.
As well as supermarkets, there are all sorts of speciality shops in Bagnères-de-Bigorre . Or you can go further afield. Pau (60 kilometres away) and Tarbes (17kilometres away) are both excellent places to visit and to shop. And if you're in Bagnères-de-Bigorre on a Saturday you must meander down to the marvellous market. There are also many brocantes and vide greniers (boot sales) to browse and take home some hidden French treasures.
La Mongie (Tourmalet), the largest downhill ski resort in the French Pyrénées is about 30 minutes drive away from Trebons Cross Country Skiing can be found in the area as well. The closest resort is Payolle, where snow-shoe walking is also available. There are many other resorts such as Val d'Azun about 50 minutes drive away. These are also places worth visiting at any time of the year.
Other sporting activities available in the area include paraponting, fishing, horse riding, rock climbing, tennis, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, walking and hiking.
The nearest town, Bagnères-de-Bigorre is a spa and a visit to the thermal spa with roof top jacuzzis and sun deck is highly recommended.
The Tour de France often passes nearby and two of its most famous climbs are nearby: the Col de Tourmalet and the Col d'Aspen
The gite was exactly as advertised, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The owners are also incredibly friendly and went out of their way to make us comfortable and welcome.
With world-class road cycling routes, excellent off road cycling trails and stunning mountain running and walking trails within a few kilometers of the gite we couldn't have asked for better holiday accommodation.
We will definitely be returning, and would recommend the gite to anyone looking to spend time in the Pyrenees.