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The postives - Susan and Doug are lovely hosts; the location is jaw-droppingly beautiful, lovely the views from the garden; very peaceful and absolutely silent at night, great to unwind. Lovely pool area, table tennis, badminton, benches to sit on to read and take in the view. Beds comfy, nice linen and towells. Lots of space, grass, trees. Not quite 5 stars as we believed from the descriptions in the website and HomeAway that there were two bedrooms in the downstairs suite, so we had a few issues agreeing who was going to sleep where across our two families holidaying together - less of an issue probably if travelling with younger children (ours 14-18). The dodgy wifi and poor mobile coverage was a little frustrating but I guess that's rural France. Be aware also if you're planning where to stay that the wonderfully peaceful location also means it's quite a drive in either direction to nearest towns/routes down into the Pyrenees, so what you think is a morning's activity basically takes all day! Having said that, we wanted to turn around and come straight back!!
The owner is very helpful and easy to communicate with.
The property is accessed via a car park, which is initially off putting, but once you enter it is lovely. A large garden, with a patio and seating, leads to the house. There is everything that is needed including a dish washer and washing machine. The house is large and has a good sized TV.
I have given four stars as some elements such as the sofa and a number of chipped plates make some elements feel a little tired. We also had a problem with ants that Christian, the owner, helped with very quickly.
At the end of the garden there is a large gate that makes you feel very secure at night (although Lourdes feels very safe anyway) and a parking area for one car. There is also a garage.
The house is situated behind the parish church and it is very easy to get to. It is ideal as you can walk to the Grotto and Domaine in about 15 minutes but also get to shops and out of town very quickly. It is metres from good shops, baker etc.