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Superb 19th C. Farmhouse in extensive grounds, near Pyrenées, Pau and Lourdes

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Detached 4 bedroom farmhouse in quiet village location sleeping up to 8.

Visit the spectacular Pyrenees for a skiing break, or just to enjoy the winter sunshine. Long winter lets now available at reduced rates. Contact us for details.

This spacious and lovingly restored former farmhouse is located in the quiet village of Caixon in the Hautes Pyrenées. It is the perfect base for a multi-activity holiday or just to get away from it all and soak up the sunshine. The house has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8. Whether your holiday plans include hiking in the Pyrenees, visiting the historic towns of Pau, Lourdes, Tarbes and Auch, gourmet dining, or just relaxing in the 2000+ hours of sunshine a year that this region is famous for, it’s the perfect place to be.

The house dates back to around 1830 and boasts original and character features such as exposed beams and even the original bread oven. It is set in private and secluded grounds. There is a terrace running along the entire length of the front of the house which, having a southerly aspect, catches the sun for most of the day. On the west side of the house there is a large covered patio, perfect for escaping the sun during the heat of the day, or catching the last rays in the evening. Next to the patio is also a small courtyard with a barbecue. There is plenty of storage space for bikes, canoes etc.

There are also extensive lawns and an orchard with many fruit trees: cherry, fig, plum, apple, pear, and quince. Plenty of places to sit in the sun, or in the shade! The accommodation is very flexible.

The ground floor on its own would make an ideal apartment for a couple, comprising huge open plan living/dining room, kitchen, utility (with small shower room) and bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Upstairs there is a WC and shower room and a further 3 bedrooms, two with double beds and one with two single beds. There is a gas-fired central heating system and huge open fire to keep the house warm in winter, and massive thick stone walls which keep it cool in summer. Unlike much of the self catering accommodation available in France, Au Palouque is a not an annex to another house, or one of several rental units, but is detached farmhouse situated in its own secluded grounds. If you decide to stay at Au Palouque, then the house and grounds of about half an acre, will be yours and yours alone for the duration of your stay. No fighting for parking spaces or to get the best chairs on the patio!

More Details

Dr Ian Roberts
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Romanian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Caixon in Hautes-Pyrénées

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The downstairs bathroom has a bath with shower, two washbasins, bidet and WC. Upstairs there is a bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC. In the utility room there is a small shower room with WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • The double bedroom downstairs has an en-suite bathroom. Upstairs there are a further three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with two single beds. There is also a cot.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Just added a slim LED HDTV. In addition to the kitchen, there is a large utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.


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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tarbes/Lourdes & Pau (Ryanair & BMI)
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Vic-en-Bigorre (5 mins)
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
La Mongie - Tourmalet
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
Biarritz (1.5 hrs)
Car: necessary

Life in Caixon goes on at a very relaxed pace, and it is tempting just to sit in the sun, listen to the birds, and let it wash over you. However, it would be a pity not to explore further afield with so much to see and do nearby. The list below (which is far from exhaustive) gives you a flavour of what is available in the area. The Pyrenées - activities: hiking, rock climbing, rafting/canoeing, paragliding, caving, road cycling, mountain biking, horse riding.

Golf: Courses at Lannemezan/ Tarbes/ Pau/ Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Winter sports: skiing & snowboarding (nearest resort La Mongie – Barèges, is the biggest in the French Pyrenées), snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice climbing. Tour de France: passing through Tarbes and the Pyrenées in July. Wildlife and nature: bird watching, wild flowers, butterflies. Historical towns: Tarbes, Lourdes, Pau, Auch. Châteaux: E.g. Château de Laas, Château de Pau, Château d'Arricau Bordes, Château de Mauvezin, Château de Tostat

Golf: Courses at Lannemezan/ Tarbes/ Pau/ Bagnères-de-Bigorre.

Ski: The nearest resort La Mongie - Barèges, is the biggest in the French Pyrenées. Cauterets is also easily accessible.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Caixon, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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