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Self-catering luxury house, private pool, 9 guests, close to Lourdes - Skiing

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Sère-en-Lavedan - Le Belvedere

18th Century property, quality restoration with traditional furniture & fittings

Unique, traditional, cutting edge, refreshing, imaginative – the Pyrenees has it all and more. Whether you're looking for inspiration, action, relaxation or want to discover Pyrenees's hidden treasures, explore the Pyrenees your own way.

Situated at the base of the Haute Pyrenees within the village of Salles-Argeles, 'Le Belvedere' is the perfect place for whatever event or activity holiday you are planning – or just for total relaxation in a stunning setting. 'Le Belvedere' gives you a perfect base for canoeing, hiking, cycling, skiing, exploring the area’s history, a family reunion, a wedding party or as a pilgrimage to the historic location of Lourdes.

Le Belvedere is a beautiful private home and one you can make yours for the duration of your stay. We have created an ambiance to match the location – a sense of style, comfort and understated luxury that is inviting and intimate – simply perfect.

Situated perfectly for viewing two legs of the Tour De France.

Outdoor Adventures: Walking - The Pyrenees offer all that's best in walking: fantastic scenery, great places to stay, good weather and variety.

Acrobranche - new! exciting! unforgettable! come and play 'Tarzan' in the forest canopy of St. Luz Savier - 30 feet in the air. Over 750m of zip lines!

Canyoning - Ride nature's giant hydro-slides! Abseil, swim, slide and jump into secret gorges and under sparkling waterfalls into deep pools!

Bungee Jumping - Take a walk on the wild side – bungee jumping is available at St. Luz Sauveur on the famous Napoleon Bridge of Luz. It is a 90m free fall.

Learn to climb with the professionals - private climbing instruction courses - technical mountaineering -

Advanced Alpine skills

Paragliding and hang-gliding are included within the modality of free flight: the sport persons can take off and land using their legs.

Horse-riding, as a modality of green tourism or eco-tourism, is another example of nature leisure.

Cultural Sites: For centuries, the Pyrenees have been a natural and cultural watershed, and the history of the region is every bit as complex and intricate as its to topography. While great empires and cultural movements lapped at the base of the mountains, small pockets could remain unaffected. Individual kingdoms constantly altered shape and influence through local alliances.

The border as we see it today did not become fixed until 1659, with the signing of the Treaty of the Pyrenees. The historical overview aims only to give an outline of important events in France and Spain which had their inevitable effect on the kingdoms of the Pyrenees.

Historical Sites: Churches & Abbeys: Cathedral of Lourdes – Basilica de Lourdes, Lourdes, Church Saint-Pe de Bigorre, Bigorre, Abbey de Saint-Savin, Saint-Savin, Chapelle Pouey Aspe, Uz, Chapelle de Pietat, Saint-Savin, Church of Saint Pierre, Pierrefite-Nestalas, Chapelle Pouey-Laun, Arrens-Marsous, Church Notre Dame, Cauterets, Fortified Church, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Saint Nicolas Church, Esquieze, Church of Saint-Jean – Baptiste, Sere,

Chapelke Heas, Gedre. Monuments: Chateau Fort, Lourdes, Chateau Sainte Marie, Esterre, Napoleon Bridge, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Station Cauterets, Cauterets. Watermills,

The Angles, Escoubes-Outs, Ourdis, Cotdoussan, Val D'Azun, Arcizans-Dessus, Pays Toy, Gedrre-Dessus, Sazos.

Museums: Musee Pyreneen - Chateau Fort, Loudes, Musee de la Vallee de Vatsurguere al'Office Tourist, Segus, Musee du Montagnard Lavedan, No, Museum 1900, Cauterets.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Penelope Willems
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016

About Penelope Willems

In 2006 our family purchased the property after falling in love with the stunning Haute Pyrenees and this amazing property. We continued the work of renovations to the property reinstating it to its original glory. The property has been decorated with sympathy to ensure the originality of the property is preserved but with a modern twist.

Penelope Willems purchased this house in 2006

Why Penelope Willems chose Cauterets - Argeles area

Le Belvedere, a Maison D’Maitre (Mansion House), was built between the 1700 and 1800, the exact date is unknown, by a wealthy farming family from the area. The property at that time was quite substantial and included some of the outlying area and buildings, one of which is still part of the property.

During the second World War the property was used as a school and Mairie (council offices) and after that was sold to a family of 10. Subsequently there was another purchaser and then in the 1970s until the 1990s the house was left unoccupied.

In 1994 the property was purchased by a local couple and they ran a bed and breakfast business and commenced extensive renovations internally as the house was is disrepair and required a large amount of renovation work which also included the small Grange attached to the property.

What makes this house unique

Le Belvedere is one of the most outstanding properties of its type in the area with outstanding views of the valley of Argeles and has unique access to some of the last wilderness areas of France and Spain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As reviewed on Tripadvisor:

The house, the views, the location, what more can I say. It has everything going for it. you can do as little as you want; relax by the pool, relax indoors, or as much as you want; explore neighbouring villages, walking trails or adventure activities. We did it all on a week stay and came away feeling like we had been here for months. Absolutely magnificent.

5 of 5 stars Value

5 of 5 stars Comfort

5 of 5 stars Location

5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

5 of 5 stars Check-in

5 of 5 stars Service

Liked best: Everything

Liked least: Nothing

Travelling group: Spouse / significant other

Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend? Most likely.

Recommended for:

Friends getaway

A romantic getaway

Older travellers

Families with young children

Families with teenagers


Large groups

Luxury-minded travellers
May 2009
  • 1 of 9



Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Five minutes from the local village Argeles-Gazost, 20-30minutes drive from the ski fields and 15 minutes from Lourdes

Ski: There are far too many ski stations in the area to list here however we have listed three excellent stations nearby.

Super Bareges is the closest and largest ski station in the Pyrenees. Fantastic runs for all levels of experience.

Cauterets - Pont D'espagne 1850m 2450m (30kms) Alpine and Cross Country. Cauterets is a village resort offering vast areas for all gliding sports at the Cirque du Lys (facilities for snowboarders, beginners, children...). Here you can choose your favourite sport and enjoy it at your own pace. Hautacam – 1500M – 1800M (20kms) Alpine and Cross Country. The ski resort of Hautacam is situated in the Argelès-Gazost area of the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Pyrénées region. The lift served area extends from 1500 metres to 1800 metres. Gavarnie-Gedre – 1,650m 2,400m Alpine and Cross Country. Among spectacular mountain scenery, Gavarnie Gedre offers families a widely varying ski area, with the longest green run in the Pyrenees as well as runs for experienced skiers. Cross-country skiing at the foot of the Cirque de Gavarnie is free.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sère-en-Lavedan, Hautes-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Season
24 Dec 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
25 Feb 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Season
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tour De France
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Season
23 Dec 2017 - 23 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £448

A refundable security deposit of 500 Euro is required to be paid prior to arrival at the property.

Preferred changeover day is Saturday however the owner is willing to negotiate in Off Peak Periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sère-en-Lavedan in Hautes-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom: A charmingly beautiful bedroom, in warm golds and burgundy, to rest after enjoying the excitement and beauty of the Haute Pyrenees - it is said that people sleep soundly and restfully in the mountains. This room comes with an adjoining sitting room and en-suite bathroom with bath and WC. Triple Bedrooms:These two rooms provide stunning views from the top level of the house across the expansive valleys below. Charmingly furnished in antiques each room has a double and single bed with en-suite bathrooms with shower and WC. Twin Bedroom:This room is comfortably furnished for either children or adults and also has an adjoining bathroom en-suite with shower and WC. Please note that all bedrooms on the first and second floor are accessible by stairs only
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • All of the bathrooms are recent additions to the house when the property was lovingly restored to its original charm with modern day facilities. Each bedroom offers its own bathroom giving you the opportunity to stay with other couples and still maintain your privacy. There is also a WC on the ground floor for guests.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Other facilities, services and our personal touch • A complimentary bottle of wine awaits the guests upon arrival • Fresh flowers in each room • Brochures and information about the local area are located in the Entrance Hall • A washing machine and dryer are available. • Wet or dry bar is available upon request • All linen included together with bathroom and pool towels • Arrival after 4pm – Departure before 11am

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