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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!