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La Douce Folly Farm - Sleeps 10+ – Home 1863006 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

La Douce Folly Farm - Sleeps 10+ – Home 1863006

Excellent Excellent – based on 4 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

- Beautifully renovated 19th century French farmhouse with all mod cons

- Ideal for hikers, cyclists, skiers, bird-watchers, sky-gazers, thermal spa and nature lovers

- Self-catering with 4 ensuite large bedrooms with two sofa-beds and additional portable bed, if needed

- Private country estate set in 7 acres

- Adult-size splash pool with bar-b-que area in the gardens

- Luxury kitchen with all mod cons

- Alfresco dining and play area

- Walled garden, fruit orchards & courtyards

- Pet and child friendly (Pets require owner approval and deposit)

- Smoking permitted within designated areas outside

- Wi-Fi, UK/USA/French/German satellite TV available

- Daily housekeeping and chef services available upon request (additional charge)

- 5 min drive to local amenities in Galan & 15 min in Trie-sur-Baïse

Location description from owner

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- Beautifully renovated 19th century French farmhouse with all mod cons

- Ideal for hikers, cyclists, skiers, bird-watchers, sky-gazers, thermal spa and nature lovers

- Self-catering with 4 ensuite large bedrooms with two sofa-beds and additional portable bed, if needed

- Private country estate set in 7 acres

- Adult-size splash pool with bar-b-que area in the gardens

- Luxury kitchen with all mod cons

- Alfresco dining and play area

- Walled garden, fruit orchards & courtyards

- Pet and child friendly (Pets require owner approval and deposit)

- Smoking permitted within designated areas outside

- Wi-Fi, UK/USA/French/German satellite TV available

- Daily housekeeping and chef services available upon request (additional charge)

- 5 min drive to local amenities in Galan & 15 min in Trie-sur-Baïse

Location description from owner

The Occitanie region

La Douce Folly, is located near Galan in the Hautes-Pyrénées. It is a region blessed with stunning scenery, world-famous food, wine, good living and also boasts a large number of centenarian inhabitants due to the healthy lifestyle!

The holiday villa built in the 19th century is a cross between a 2nd Empire Gascony farmhouse and a maison-de-maître, has been renovated with respect to its original features whilst incorporating modern conveniences.

In terms of the Folly's amenities, other than your newly renovated bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. There is a formal dining room and salon along with a games and video room. The kitchen is also newly renovated in a French-country style, and includes all the mod cons. There are several private shaded areas for quiet reading, large lawns for children. We have volley ball, boules, games, books and plenty of local information for sightseeing. A welcome basket will be placed in the accommodation for your arrival.

We also provide WiFi for internet access, use of a computer, wide-screen TV with English, French and some American channels via satellite, a large library of English and French DVDs, and a stereo system with a wide variety of music CDs. There is also a docking/speaker station for iPod and iPhone users.

Galan

Our valley is called “Le Petit Nice” by the locals for its warmer micro-climate and the many fruit tree orchards. The views are open and wide and due to being south facing, also extremely sunny. We are in a great location for walkers, hikers, cyclists (the Tour de France passes through the area), plus snow-shoeing, downhill and alpine skiing and for those who enjoy wildlife.

The nearest large village, Galan, a 5 minute drive has a post-office, boulangerie, tabac, small food shop, hair salon, bar and restaurant, plus a reknown cathedral famed for it's year-around classical concerts. The closest towns are Trie-sur-Baïse (12 minute drive) and Lannemezan (20 minute drive), where both offer a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars, banks, medical facilities, cinemas, etc., and weekly markets.

There are many spa towns within an easy drive, where the thermal hot spring waters are a marvellous treat for mind and body. Our favourites are the historic spa town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre that has a modern day spa resort called Aquensis, and is about a 40 minute drive. Another favourite is in Capvern-les-Bain, 20 minutes away.

Other nearby areas of interest include Pau, a beautiful 2nd Empire gem (like a mini-Paris in the Pyrénées), with lashings of culture, restaurants, shopping, theatre, and opera. The shrine at Lourdes draws the Christian world and is an mesmerizing place to visit regardless of your spiritual beliefs. And with a castle, funicular, lake, golf course, markets - Lourdes is not just for pilgrims. We also recommend picturesque Marciac, world-famous for it's annual Jazz Festival, but in fact you can catch a concert every month. Likewise in Mirande, which is known for being France's mecca for American country, blue-grass, and rockabilly music.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Super King Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 4 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

- The property, due to the spiral stairs and windows, is not suitable for children between 6 months to 6 years old.
- La Douce Folly is available for weddings, corporate retreats and other events.
- Ideal base for cycling, canyoneering, hiking, rock climbing, para-gliding and ballooning groups. Note: For hot-air balloon enthusiasts, there is a large open field (approx 7 acres) available suitable for launch & landings.

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About the owner

Victoria B
Response rate:
67%
Calendar updated::
18 Jul 2016
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 May 2014. Located in Hautes-Pyrenees, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £588.

The Owner has a response rate of 67% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jul 2016.

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“Bask in the beauty, comfort and culture of the Douce Folly in the foothills of the Haute-Pyrénées”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing week at La Douce Folly in September of 2013. The house has been lovingly restored and renovated; it exudes charm, comfort, class, history and is fully equipped with an updated kitchen, washer/dryer and modern ensuite bathrooms. Outside, the home is bordered by a lovely orchard where you will find walnuts, figs, apples and plums to pick fresh off the trees. The walled garden is beautifully landscaped with flowers, trees, and grapevines, inviting you to relax with a book, take a nap or enjoy a glass of wine and/or picnic. Stephen and Victoria are gracious and knowledgeable hosts--very kind and extremely helpful with suggestions of activities and places to visit. In addition to hiking in the Pyrenees, spending a day in Lourdes, visiting/sightseeing several nearby towns I had the pleasure of taking a French cooking class that Victoria (an excellent cook!) had arranged for me. Although nestled in the French countryside, La Douce Folly is an easy drive to Mirande (charming French Markets), Pau (haute couture shopping), Lourdes (spiritual destination) and Bagnères-de-Bigorre (thermal spas) to mention a few places. Even the drive to these nearby destinations offer beautiful sights as you travel the country roads. If you’re looking to de-stress, stay in a beautifully renovated historical home, enjoy delightful vistas of mountains, quaint French towns, gorgeous architecture, clear night skies, and experience tranquility--- Come to La Douce Folly!

Madame M, you are too kind and gracious with your praise. Merci bien! We thoroughly enjoyed your visit and look forward to your seeing you again soon. V + S x

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