The gite is a converted stable and retains all the character features of oak beams, rustic nooks & crannies while offering an extremely comfortable home-from-home stay. The kitchen is particularly well-equipped and spacious, so cooking is a pleasure. The lounge remains cool despite high temperatures and is a restful haven for reading, watching TV, DVDs or videos, a large selection of both is provided. The bedrooms offer both sitting/reading areas as well as comfortable beds and fresh linen. There are TVs & DVD players in each, and each has its own bathroom with shower, sink & WC. Each offers a great view of the lovely courtyard and fountain or of wooded hills. As well as your own private terrace you have a private garden for sunbathing & relaxing.
Farmhouse in Vieuzos, Hautes Pyrenees, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Peaceful Farmland Setting, Small Friendly Village. Enjoy Wonderful Nights' Sleep & Star-filled Skies
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- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Aug 2018
About Heather Bowman-Taylor
I am a retired psychotherapist and teacher who moved from London with my husband in 2010 to our lovely farmhouse in the gorgeous Midi Pyrenees. In addition to the gite, which sleeps up to 7 guests, there are also two chambres d'hote rooms in the main house. These are also available when there are groups larger than 7 who wish to stay in the gite, and can accommodate 2 guests in each double room, each with its own bathroom. Unfortunately my husband died earlier this year, and I am carrying on the work of renovating the house and garden and running the gite and B & B rooms, which we began together. Our aim is to provide a high standard, but very comfortable, home-from-home for all our guests, & to share with them this slice of paradise, which offers peace & tranquillity for complete R & R
Heather Bowman-Taylor purchased this Farmhouse in 2010
Why Heather Bowman-Taylor chose Vieuzos
We previously had a holiday home for 5 years in the Gironde, between Bordeaux and Bergerac. Though we loved that property, as retirement approached we realised we should like to run a gite or B & B, and our holiday home was too small for this. We decided to find a property full of history and character, and chose the Midi Pyrenees because it has everything to offer: the beauty and peace of rural France, the spectacular Pyrenees mountains, easy access to Spain, markets, sport, relaxation etc. The farmhouse sits on a ridge with superb views across a wide valley in one direction and wooded hills in another, and is on a Knights Templar site where pilgrims walked the ridge en route to San Juan de Compostela just across the Spanish border.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The property is perfectly situated to access all the treasures of the Midi. We are in the Hautes Pyrenees department, but close to the borders of the Gers and Haute Garonne, and equidistant between the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. You can enjoy walking, cycling, golf, tennis, fishing, horse riding, skiing, snow-shoeing, climbing, white water rafting, bird watching, etc. Or browse local markets, brocantes and vide greniers; dine out, picnic or eat on your own private gite terrace. For culture visit Toulouse with its art galleries, Pau, Tarbes, Auch, Mirande, for architecture, concerts etc. There really is something for everyone within easy reach. Or if you only want to relax you can just sit in the garden, in the sun or the shade, and enjoy a glass of the excellent wine
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We are equidistant between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, each about 2.5 hours' drive. But there are beautiful lakes with beaches for swimming within 40 mins' drive.
The nearest airport is Tarbes-Lourdes, 55 mins' drive, then Pau, 1h10mins' drive, then Toulouse, Ihr35 mins' drive. Other possible airports are Carcassone or Bordeaux, about 2.20 hrsr drive.
If you prefer travelling by train take the Eurostar to Lille or Paris, then TGV to Tarbes or Lannemezan stations.
Castelnau Magnoac is our nearest little market town, 7kms.
Puydarrieux lake is a nature reserve for migrating cranes & several other species, 2 kms.
Pau is a town with beautiful renaissance architecture, 60kms.
Lourdes, famous pilgrimage shrine, 49kms.
Toulouse, the 'Pink City', 210kms.
There is a good restaurant in the next village, 3 mins' drive, and 2 more restaurants in Castelnau, one is excellent, 12 mins drive. Castelnau has a bank, post office, pharmacy, bakers, supermarket and a Saturday morning market.
Lannemezan has a large market every Wednesday and several restaurants, banks, large supermarkets.
All neighbouring towns have their own markets & supermarkets.
There is a large variety of music festivals at various nearby venues, jazz, country, rock as well as classical concerts, often in beautiful settings such as chateaux or churches.
Trie sur Baisse has a Tuesday morning market and a large supermarket, plus good cafes & patisseries.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: To book, please send a completed and signed booking form with a damages deposit of 180 euros either by cheque or bank transfer. This is refunded when you leave, minus any damages costs. If you do not pay by cheque upon booking & up to 4 weeks in advance of arrival you may pay the full rental fee on arrival in cash euros. Changeover Day: The usual changeover day is Saturday, but we are flexible wherever possible. Notes on prices: These prices are for 2 guests. Please add 25 Euros per person per week for each extra guest. Electricity is metered and charged at 0.15 Euros per KW (roughly 10-15 Euros per week x 4 people).