Plein Air Pyrenees
Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 14
"Plein Air Pyrenees" is a converted farmhouse in the department of the Haute Pyrenees, France, providing both self-catering and catered accommodation. It is set in two acres of land and situated on the edge of a rural village in the Vallee de La Neste at an altitude of 600 metres. Lortet is 10 kilometres south of the market town of Lannemezan on the D929, the route to the Aragnouet - Bielsa tunnel and Spain. ?Enjoy a quiet week or two in an unspoilt area of France, or take advantage of what the area has to offer. In the winter there is a choice of up 4 downhill ski resorts close-by, but from early spring the area becomes our own Two Wheel Paradise. Whether you are looking for Cycling Holidays or Motorcycling Holidays you will not be disappointed with what is on offer. Cyclists can take one of our Specialist Cycling Holiday Packages or remain independent. Motorcyclists and the Independent Cyclist will be offered expert advice on routes in the area, and are always welcome. Although we operate specialist holidays, we are also ideally placed for use as a base for touring the Pyrenees, or undertaking many other activities including watersports, walking, climbing, or birdwatching.
After the day's acttivity, relax by taking a massage or one of our other therapies available. Or just relax with a glass of champagne in our jacquzzi/ hot tub
Our property can comfortably accommodate 16+ people and is a perfect choice for groups of all sizes and family gatherings. For even larger groups we have a small chalet that can sleep 2-4 people at and extra cost of £200.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Biarritz 200 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lourdes/ Tarbes Ryanair 35 km, Nearest railway: Lannemezan 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (9), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Midi-Pyrenees region
The Pyrenees stretch from the Atlantic to the Mediterrean and borders Spain. It is renown for its unspoilt beauty and many faceted valleys, gorges, and rivers. Lortet is ideally situated to explore the mountain regions of the Haute Pyrenees wether it be walking,cycling,motorbiking,bird watching, climbing, canoeing or just simply enjoying a few beers or glasses of wine with the mountains at your fingertips.
The Tour de France comes to the Pyrenees every year and on more than one occasion has passed our door. It is a great location for cycling with The Col d ' Aspin, Col de Peyresourde, Col de Mente, Col des Ares, Col d' Aubisque and Col du Tourmalet all within easy reach.
There are fantastic walks including the GR10 and the pilgrim walk to Santiago de Compostelle.
The area is heaving with natural springs and there are Four Spa centres very close.
Loudenvielle is nestled at the bottom of the Ski Resort Val Louron and has a wonderful Spa with an outdoor Japanese thermal bath.
Bagneres be Bigorre is a busy little town based at the bottom of the Col du Tourmelet..This also has an excellent spa thermal bath
St Lary is only 30mins drive away and is great for skiing and is the biggest ski area in the Pyrenees.
Capvern les Bains is sleepy little Victorian Spa town and is famous for its many therapies
One of the biggest attractions in the area are the festivals and without a doubt Marciac Jazz Festival is probably the most popular about 1hr 20mins drive but well worth a visit. It has hosted names such as Jamie Cullan, Diane Krall and Rosenburg Trio to name but a few. You will need sun protection here because over the 3weeks its held in August the temperatures can be very high 35 C +
For the country and western fans there is a festival at Mirande again boasting a few famous names.
Closer to home there is a small silent film festival in a small village called Aneres.
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