4 Dble Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Pyrénées Views, Heated Private Pool & Games Room
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
An excellent location for a family holiday.
The house was all that we expected and more. We were staying for three weeks with a large party and needed all the facilities that were stated. The games room was excellent for the children and adults and provided for a range of entertainment in the evenings. The older children benefitted from Wi-Fi access and also a range of channels both downstairs and upstairs. The garden is well equipped and allowed us all to have many sun filled days around the pool, garden and the outside eating area. The location is peaceful and beautiful. Hiring a car allowed us to explore the local area and take advantage of the local attractions and facilities. Any queries we had, were quickly addressed by Alistair and all the tips and advice he gave us came in handy. I would definitely recommend the house to friends and family and look forward to hopefully being able to visit again.
Fantastic house in beautiful French countryside
We had a fantastic time here. The house is located in a very quiet and beautiful area of the countryside but within easy reach of some great villages, towns, and the stunning Pyrenees mountains. Our group was two families of four with young children. The property was very spacious, well equipped, and the kids loved it. Alistair was great to deal with and very helpful with suggestions of places to visit etc. Would highly recommend this property.
Thank you Matthew for taking the time to review our place and sounds like you had a lovely time. Take care Alistair
Fabulous at the time and lovely memories
This is a delightful and perfect setting for a relaxing holiday; Maubec was ideal for our three generation three-week sojourn - sufficiently spacious, well equipped, and homely; it's not a characterless holiday rental, but is obviously somebody's home and to our mind all the better for that. We considered it a bit of a privilege to be using it. We liked the various reminders of the Soames family (their pictures; a rather well stocked library of interesting books; their children's toys). We were impressed with the thoroughness of the weekly clean, and although it's what you'd expect, the fresh sheets and towels were still a welcome surprise.
We loved the small hamlet of St Lary Boujean (not much to do, to be honest, but great for gentle walks, or runs for the younger of our party, in the surrounding countryside; friendly locals on whom to try out our faltering French) and the proximity to the nearby small and sleepy town of Boulogne sur Gesse (small supermarket, Wednesday 'proper' market, post office, cafes). It all feels off the beaten track - not many people speak English and tourism is all low key.
Our stay was blessed with some prodigiously hot weather, so inevitably the pool became the focus of activity; it's of a high quality and impressively well maintained. It's provided with ample loungers for, well, lounging. The cooler evenings saw the barbecue and outside dining area a splendid setting for family meals. This became something of the highlight of each day. There were other welcome diversions too - the four year olds loved the trampoline and the teenagers acquired skills in snooker that will set them up well in the future.
We had a memorable and very happy holiday at Maubec; over and above the house itself and its amenities this was greatly helped by the communication with the owner, Alistair, who always responded with impressive promptness, and by the approachability of his local 'representatives'; Annette who dealt with housekeeping, and Ian who looked after the pool.
We've all been on holidays when you can't wait to get home; this though was a holiday which held you until the very last moment of your stay. We really were sorry to leave.
Thank you David for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You were model guests! Best wishes to you and your family. Alistair
Relaxing Family Holiday in Midi Pyrennes
Maubec, is a beautiful spacious home, which provided our family of 2adults and 3 children (2 x11year olds & 1 x10year old) the much needed restful and relaxing holiday we had been crying out for! It was our first family holiday to France...and it did not disappoint. The house is big enough to accommodate 2/3 families/friends sharing. The pool was a good size for our 3 water babes...The children loved the games room and the lounge was perfect for enjoying the World Cup...as well as the odd Movie. We all enjoyed eating outside and the barbecue area. The information provided by Alistair prior to our arrival was invaluable and allowed us to plan which markets and towns to visit, as well as restaurants. We found the locals all very friendly and Combes Freres Bakery a few minutes away were so friendly and provided us with delicious breakfast, pizza and patisseries....we will definitely miss our morning visits! Alistair the owner was very responsive and helpful with any queries we had during our stay. We visited Le Petite Train d'Artoste (2hrs30mins away) well worth the thrilling experience...NCO Park treetop climbing in Lannezman, perfect for our young adventurers. The football pitch at Saint Marcet was a big hit for one of our girls who just can't get enough of football! We certainly would not hesitate in returning to Maubec and this most beautiful part of France.
Hi Heather - I am so pleased you had a good stay and thank you for taking the time to review your stay it is really appreciated. You and your family would of course be welcome anytime.
Wonderful holiday in Midi Pyrenees
My family and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Maubec. The house suited us perfectly, having two small children (5 & 2) there was heaps of space both inside and outside to keep them occupied! The rooms are all enormous and beautifully decorated. There were also plenty of bathrooms for the five adults in our party.
In addition to the pool, trampoline, swings and slide, we were delighted to find quite a few toys, games and inflatables for our use. The kids didn’t really want to leave the property!
Alistair was really helpful in the lead up to our stay, and quickly replied to queries we had during our time there too.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property to anyone looking for a lovely house to stay in in this location. Family or otherwise, this caters to every need. We hope to return!
Thank you Katie for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again soon.
Saint Lary Boujean:-
A beautiful hamlet located on a peaceful hilltop within the foothills of the Pyrénées.
As well as stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the mountains, it is just a 10-15 minute drive to Aurignac, Saint Gaudens or Boulogne-sur-Gesse with supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and local attractions.
Its proximity to the Pyrenees offers easy access to ski resorts which offer all year round walking, climbing, and water sports. There are also a number of thermal spas within an hour’s drive.
There is a fantastic boulongerie with the original mill within five minutes drive. The boulongerie’s van also visits the village twice a week if you are unable to make the short journey.
The local area is steeped in ancient history, with many Roman ruins easily accessible to the public. These are clearly signposted in the area.
The nearby picturesque mediaeval town of Aurignac provides excellent butchers, green grocers, a wine cave, bakers, restaurants, cafés, banks, a small cinema, a post office plus a doctor’s surgery and a pharmacy. There is also a lovely playground for children aged 2-10. There is a small market in the town on Tuesdays and Saturdays. During summer regular concerts and events take place, including an open air cinema, a night market, street theatre and world music. Classical concerts and further cultural events are also held in the Bishops Palace at Alan a further 5 minute drive from Aurignac.
Saint Gaudens (15mins):-
Lies right at the base of the Pyrenean Mountains, which gives it a truly spectacular setting. It is an ancient fortified town, whose mediaeval walls impart a sense of history to all who look on them. Built in the 11th century, and extended in the 14th century, the fortifications were modified when the internal walls were demolished in the 16th century.
Saint Gaudens has many lovely old cobbled streets and fascinating corners to explore. It also has a useful modern side to it, and as a sizeable town it can offer pretty much everything you may need. There are a number of shops and large supermarkets, doctors, dentists, schools and banks. There are plenty of good restaurants in which you can soak up the atmosphere of the town, enjoy a glass or two of wine and try the local gastronomic specialities. All tastes and pockets are catered for.
Boulogne Sur Gesse (10 mins):-
Pretty small town with several supermarkets that are open on Sunday morning. In addition there are a few cafes and restaurants, lovely lake with Municipal pool.
The Municipal Pool overlooks the lake and is composed of 3 heated pools:
- 25-meter pool with diving board,
- Children’s Pool
- Paddling pool with mushroom (for babies and younger children)
- Fantastic Water slide.
It is open from the beginning of July and costs €3 for Adults and €2 for children.
♦ From Monday to Saturday from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 14h to 19h
♦ Sunday from 10:30 to 19h.
Next to the pool there is a snack bar and fantastic restaurant overlooking the lake.
Lac De Gimone (10 km from Boulogne Sur Gesse)
Saint-Blancard on Lake Gimone (280 hectares) is a beautiful bathing lake with a sandy beech overlooking the Pyrenees. From May to September you can also hire pedalos and canoes. The lake also has a picnic area, landscaped area for children, swings and a zip wire.
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges (36 km):-
Is one of the 'most beautiful villages of France’ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is in a lovely sleepy location, surrounded by the lush green valleys of the region and overlooked by the Pyrenean foothills. In addition there is a lovely golf course overlooking a lake - Golf Du Comminges.
Built on the site of a Roman city, it was once a large town called Lugdunum Convenarum, where Pompeii ruled over 10,000 inhabitants. Things have changed slightly and the village now has about 250 inhabitants!
Carcassonne (1hr 30 mins) with its famous walled mediaeval castle town and Albi (1hr 30 mins) with its spectacular red brick Cathedral. In addition you are equidistant from the beaches of Biarritz on the Atlantic and Narbonne Plage on the Mediterranean Coastline (240km).
Toulouse Airport is about 90 km away or about 1 hours drive and is our closest airport. It is very well served with up to 12 flights a day (in peak season) from Gatwick (Easy Jet), Luton (Easy Jet), London Heathrow (British Airways) and Stansted (Ryanair). In addition there are flights from Birmingham (Flybe) Manchester (Fly be and Jet 2), Bristol (Easyjet) as well as many destinations throughout europe.
Tarbes Lourdes Airport is about 100km and is served by Ryanair from Stansted Airport.