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Villa 24199 Lot/Midi Pyrenees, France

Sleeps: 12

Le Mas des Hirondelles
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Description

This property has more facilities than any other in our collection. It is an ideal place for families with children and also for groups of adults who want to relax as well as participate in the many sports available in the area. The interior has been impeccably decorated and the views are breathtaking.

Location

Built to a very high standard, this stunning property enjoys a wonderful location in the village of Salles (one restaurant, no shops), 600m high in the foothills of the Pyrenees 5km from Argelès-Gazost, a charming picturesque village with all shops and services, a Tuesday market, many restaurants and cafés, hot springs and an animal park. The pilgrimage site of Lourdes with its world-famous grotto and basilica is 13km away; in 2008 Lourdes celebrated the 150th anniversary of Ste-Bernadette's first vision. The larger town of Tarbes is 34km to the north. Both Lourdes and Tarbes have a market every weekday.

This is a fantastic area for sports lovers. There are many skiing resorts nearby for downhill and cross-country - the closest are at Cauterets and Hautacam (both 21km) - rafting, canoeing and kayaking in Argelès-Gazost (5km), many walking and cycling tracks, and horse riding at Ouzous (1.5km). A few minutes’ walk from the house is the main hiking route in the area. An especially gruelling stage of the Tour de France which has been running since 1903 passes nearby at Hautacam. There is a sports complex in Argelès-Gazost with tennis courts and swimming pools, and trout fishing 5km away. Five adult bikes are provided at the property; there is a comprehensive bike hire shop in Argelès-Gazost; try out the Tour de France course! There is an 18 hole golf course just outside Lourdes.

It is well worth discovering the delicious and not very well-known local wines of Madiran (robust red) and Jurançon (sweet and dry white).


Accommodation

Living/dining room/kitchen, sitting room, cinema room, 3 bathrooms with separate showers and wc, 2 shower rooms and wc, 1 separate wc, 4 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with double bunk beds

Facilities

Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, bed linen/bathroom towels included (weekly change included), cot (no linen), highchair, baby-sitting (subject to availability), telephone, skype, broadband + PC, satellite TV (x 3), DVD player (x 3), 170 DVDs, projector, CD, 2 Ipod docks, barbecue, gym, steam room, jacuzzi, massage room, air-conditioning on 2nd floor, boules court, table football, swings, bikes, table tennis


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