B&B / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Our large comfortable B&B welcomes you either a couple alone or a family. We have four bnb bedrooms including one childrens' room with bunk beds. We look over stunning views of the Pyrenees . The house is in the small Pyrenean Hamlet of Aret in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Pyrenees. We have a swimming pool, and plenty of inside sitting room space. The region attracts lovers of the countryside and ardent walkers. Ski-resorts in the winter are about an hour away. The summer is full of local culture with dancers in traditional costumes, The Transhumance ( accompanying the animals to higher pastures and having a wonderful buffet at the end of it) is 5th June this year.

We have our own "in house" sports coach offering trekking, aquagym, pilates, pre-ski exercises. Bookings only.

A place that won't leave you unaffected and is a travel back in time.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Check in time: 03:00
Check out time: 11:00
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse Blagnac 80 km, Nearest railway: Toulouse Matabiau
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Midi-Pyrénées region

We are in the Ariège. The Hamlet is about 60 kms South of Toulouse (one and a half hours). Two and a half hours from Andorra and one and a half hours to Spain ( 4 kms from the house as the crow flies) but longer by road. We are at approx.800 metres altitude. Rural setting surrounding by mountains and fields. The Lac de Bethmale is 5 kms (one and a half hour's walk).which is in a beautiful setting with barbeque facilities and fishing. Paths into the mountains ( maps supplied) for the walkers. Nearest village with shopping facilities, chemist, doctor, dentist and supermarket is 5 kms.La Transhumance is a must to see. The shepherds and farmers take up part of their herds and flocks to the green pastures at higher altitude. A buffet lunch for everyone is served (bookings necessary) upon arrival at la Cirque du Campulys (1500 mtres) before the animals finally reach their new summer pastures the next day. Bookings for lunch can be taken at the Tourist Office at Castillon. The cows, sheep and a herd of horses are left to graze at the same place and time as everyone else. La Cirque du Campulys is a natural beauty spot in the mountains above Le Lac de Bethmale.

Bethmale

The largest town is Saint Girons which is 40 kms. Historical town of Foix with it's castle is 50 mins by car. The area is part of France's natural parks and is particularly beautiful and unspoilt. There is no large industry and tourism is of all importance. Farming plays a large part around this particular part of the Ariege. Tradition is still strong. Local costumes and folklore dances and songs are kept alive by the group called La Bethmalaise. They can be seen at various concerts and feast days particularly in the summer months.