Set in the heart of the Pyrénéan foothills on the edge of Parc Naturel des Pyrénées, Les Hauts Pâturages is ideally situated in an area that offers everything from excellent outdoor sports to just Show more descriptionrelaxing by the heated outdoor pool. This area of France is renowned for its stunning views and breathtaking scenery, with more than 300 mountain lakes and peaks to discover, and of course the famous Cols of the Tour de France. During the winter months, a short drive takes you to several ski resorts.
Higher Pastures is an ideal starting point in the mid-mountains for many excellent walks, rambles and bike rides. One family walk takes you to the Croix Blanc Viewing Point, from where you can see the mountain range to the South and a magnificent view of the valleys to the North. Slightly further on is the Pastoral area where horses, cows and sheep graze.
A good warming-up exercise before doing any of the bigger peaks, is the Pic de la Clique at Germs (1048m). After that you can move on to the Col de Couret (1527m) or the even more adventurous Pic de Montaigu (2339m).
On the mountain roads before dropping down into Bagnères lies the plateau d'Esquiou, where you might bump into the occasional wood-cutter or shepherd. This is the starting point of numerous walks, including the Pic de Labassère and the Pic de Monné
All the most famous Cols for the pleasure of the cycling fans are readily accessible, and for the cyclists keen to try out the Giant Tourmalet, the round trip is just 100 kms. For cyclists we have a dedicated area for bike maintenance and storage. We also offer a collection service to and from local airports for guests wishing bring their bikes and provide a fully catered option for those guests who prefer to concentrate of riding rather than cooking. Please check out the cycling section of the website for further details.
Although set within the peace and tranquility of the Pyrénees piedmont, the international airport of Tarbes/Lourdes can be reached in just 35 minutes. The Pilgrimage town of Lourdes with its international TGV station is 20 minutes away, and the bustling market town of Bagnères de Bigorre is a 15 minutes’ drive with its renowned thermal spa, casino and weekly market.
Holiday Rental Description:
La Bigourdane is a spacious gite sleeping 8/10 on the eastern side of the building, with its own private entrance and garden. The main reception room is equipped with a wood-burning stove which Show more descriptionprovides the central-heating in winter. There is a big dining table which seats 10 for those long drawn-out French mealtimes, 2 sofas, coffee table, TV and X-box and a large selection for games and books. The kitchen has been newly fitted out for summer 2016 with new appliances and kitchen units. The downstairs bedroom suite has in addition to the sleeping area and ensuite-bathroom, a sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove for romantic evenings. Upstairs there a two double bedrooms one is ensuite with bath, a mezzanine with 2 single beds and a second bathroom. La Bigourdane which can sleep 8 – 10 people and La Ferme which sleeps 5 can easily become one property which is perfect for large gatherings and family groups. We are able to offer a fully catered service which is popular with our guests. Please email for further details. Dinner can be served (weather permitting) with the back drop of the mountains watching the sun set. Good food, excellent wine, friends, family and loved ones, this is an amazing experience.
There is a separate drive behind the main house for guests to park their cars once they have unloaded their luggage. This ensures that children can play and explore in safety. The land stretches away below the pool and has been planted with superb walnut trees and chestnut trees. Our guests are welcome to discover our heavenly paradise and spend time exploring the many paths which lead down to the stream at the bottom of the valley. Many of our guests enjoy bird watching, painting or simply unwinding from the stresses of everyday life.
For the children and the young-at-heart we provide a selection of bikes for all ages, football nets,badminton nets and rackets, pool toys and a table tennis table. There are lots of lovely walks without having to start up your car.
Prices:Prices may vary depending on the season. Please check with the owner.
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