“Pistoulet” cottage was built in 1850 in the village of Lagor . The village has kept its heritage and still retains a country feel with all amenities close by.
Australia has been my adopted home since 1986, but part of me has never left the Pyrenees . We had been on the look-out for a special place to call home and we fell in love with “Pistoulet” and were lucky enough to make it ours. Adding our own touch was important and to make it a comfortable home was essential.
The Béarn region is full of history and character and has so much to offer to holiday makers. The mountains, the sea, Spain and the Basque region are situated at your door step. The regional gastronomy is one of France 's best.
Downstairs you will find a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area, glassed verandah, separate toilet, bathroom and one bedroom. From the glassed verandah there is a view of the Pyrenees over the garden. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with toilet. Parking is available at the front of the house inside the courtyard.
The major historical town of Pau, only half an hour away, was the birth place of King Henry the 4th and has an airport and railway station.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pau 25 km, Nearest railway: Pau 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Béarn is full of history and the birth place of King Henry the 4th. Spectacular medieval villages perched up in the mountains and in the valleys along side plentiful rivers make exploring the countryside intriguing. The regional cuisine is one of France's best being famous for the foie gras and other duck dishes as well as the Bayonne ham, trout, and the internationally renowned "Ossau Iraty" sheep's cheese. The Jurancon wine is served as an aperitif and with the foie gras. Pau also has the first golf course ever built on the continent.
So much to do: Walking, hiking, skiing, rafting, paragliding, cycling, fishing, surfing, golfing, wining and dining, markets, farms, history, exploring, discovering........................ We have organised walking tours in the French Pyrenees since 1996. For more information www.pyreneestours.com.au