The two chambres d'hote bedrooms are situated within the main farmhouse, built in 1837 but renovated to modern standards of comfort. One bedroom has a double bed, seating area with fabulous views across a wide valley & has its own bathroom with shower, sink & toilet. The other bedroom has a double & a single bed, seating area with views of the village roof tops & has its own bathroom with bath/shower, double sinks & separate toilet. Breakfast is taken in the pretty downstairs dining room & upstairs the magnificent salon, with its gorgeous views across two valleys, is available for relaxing or watching TV.
Farmhouse B & B in Vieuzos, Hautes Pyrenees, peaceful farmland setting, small friendly village. Enjoy wonderful nights' sleep under star-filled skies!
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About Heather Bowman-Taylor
I am a retired psychotherapist and teacher who moved from London with my husband in 2010 to our lovely farmhouse in the gorgeous Midi Pyrenees. In addition to the gite, which sleeps up to 7 guests, there are also two chambres d'hote rooms in the main house. These are also available when there are groups larger than 7 who wish to stay in the gite, and can accommodate 2 guests in each double room, each with its own bathroom. Unfortunately my husband died earlier this year, and I am carrying on the work of renovating the house and garden and running the gite and B & B rooms, which we began together. Our aim is to provide a high standard, but very comfortable, home-from-home for all our guests, & to share with them this slice of paradise, which offers peace & tranquillity for complete R & R
Heather Bowman-Taylor purchased this Farmhouse in 2010
Why Heather Bowman-Taylor chose Vieuzos
We previously had a holiday home for 5 years in the Gironde, between Bordeaux and Bergerac. Though we loved that property, as retirement approached we realised we should like to run a gite or B & B, and our holiday home was too small for this. We decided to find a property full of history and character, and chose the Midi Pyrenees because it has everything to offer: the beauty and peace of rural France, the spectacular Pyrenees mountains, easy access to Spain, markets, sport, relaxation etc. The farmhouse sits on a ridge with superb views across a wide valley in one direction and wooded hills in another, and is on a Knights Templar site where pilgrims walked the ridge en route to San Juan de Compostela just across the Spanish border.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The property is perfectly situated to access all the treasures of the Midi. We are in the Hautes Pyrenees department, but close to the borders of the Gers and Haute Garonne, and equidistant between the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. You can enjoy walking, cycling, golf, tennis, fishing, horse riding, skiing, snow-shoeing, climbing, white water rafting, bird watching, etc. Or browse local markets, brocantes and vide greniers; dine out, picnic or eat on your own private gite terrace. For culture visit Toulouse with its art galleries, Pau, Tarbes, Auch, Mirande, for architecture, concerts etc. There really is something for everyone within easy reach. Or if you only want to relax you can just sit in the garden, in the sun or the shade, and enjoy a glass of the excellent wine
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We are equidistant between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, each about 2.5 hours' drive. But there are beautiful lakes with beaches for swimming within 40 mins' drive.
The nearest airport is Tarbes-Lourdes, 55 mins' drive, then Pau, 1h10mins' drive, then Toulouse, Ihr35 mins' drive. Other possible airports are Carcassone or Bordeaux, about 2.20 hrsr drive.
If you prefer travelling by train take the Eurostar to Lille or Paris, then TGV to Tarbes or Lannemezan stations.
Castelnau Magnoac is our nearest little market town, 7kms.
Puydarrieux lake is a nature reserve for migrating cranes & several other species, 2 kms.
Pau is a town with beautiful renaissance architecture, 60kms.
Lourdes, famous pilgrimage shrine, 49kms.
Toulouse, the 'Pink City', 210kms.
There is a good restaurant in the next village, 3 mins' drive, and 2 more restaurants in Castelnau, one is excellent, 12 mins drive. Castelnau has a bank, post office, pharmacy, bakers, supermarket and a Saturday morning market.
Lannemezan has a large market every Wednesday and several restaurants, banks, large supermarkets.
All neighbouring towns have their own markets & supermarkets.
There is a large variety of music festivals at various nearby venues, jazz, country, rock as well as classical concerts, often in beautiful settings such as chateaux or churches.
Trie sur Baisse has a Tuesday morning market and a large supermarket, plus good cafes & patisseries.