Beautiful country house in unspoiled village with mountain views

This gorgeous 18th century house with stunning views to the Pyrenees has been comfortably furnished throughout. There’s masses of accommodation, with two large drawing rooms(one with a bed-settee), a dining room, five bedrooms (one with bunk beds, one with twin beds), a TV/games room, a well-equipped kitchen, three baths and two more loos. The master bedroom is en-suite. In 4.5 acres of land, with extensive formal and informal gardens. Pool (12.5x5m) (not fenced)

Sleeps: 11 - Bedrooms: 5 - Bathrooms: 3

"Au Chateau" is a beautiful 18th century manor house which enjoys stunning, panoramic views of the Pyrenees. The house is the ideal getaway for families or groups of friends looking for the perfect relaxing break.

Au Chateau is situated on the site of a mediaeval motte and bailie providing commanding views of the surrounding countryside and the snow capped Pyrenees beyond. The manoir lies within the hamlet of Luby Betmont which consists of a church, a few other houses and several farm buildings. The house is surrounded by 4.5 acres of mature gardens, which are attended by a local gardener who also maintains the beautiful pool area outside the house.
The Midi-Pyrenees has a great deal to offer visitors with many interesting towns and villages in the surrounding area offering excellent shopping, restaurants and fantastic scenery.

Accommodation

The house offers extensive accommodation for two families or a group of friends holidaying together. There are two large drawing rooms, a dining room, five bedrooms (one with bunk beds, one with twin beds), a TV/games room, a well-equipped kitchen and three baths with two more loos downstairs. The master bedroom is en-suite.

Kitchen

The kitchen has a double electric oven with a gas hob. There is a large American style fridge/freezer, and a dishwasher, and, in the utility room, a washing machine and tumble drier. A washing line is situated at the back of the house and all crockery, cutlery and electrical equipment are provided, including a toaster, a Braun mixer and cafetieres.

Heating

There are radiators in each room and, in addition, there are two huge working fireplaces, one in the dining room and one in the drawing room.


The south west of France is famous for its gourmet food, full-bodied wines and Armagnac. Pate de fois gras is the local delicacy and you will see numerous farms advertising this. Local menus usually include fois gras and the price you pay for this delicacy will vary considerably.

Amenities

Leisure

The whole region is ideal for walkers, many of the towns and villages have listed churches and museums and large country parks. Tourist offices are well distributed throughout the area.

Mirande, in the heart of Gascony is only a half hour drive from Luby Betmont. Gascony, famous for "Leno d'Artagnan" one of the three musketeers, has a lot to offer the tourist who enjoys the outdoors and is particularly popular with fishing, horse riding, mountain biking and golfing enthusiasts. There are many festivals taking place during the year in the region. Visit the local tourist information office for more details. Ski-ing is also an option during the winter months as the house is around a one hours drive from the slopes.

Shops

An Ecomarché supermarket is approximately five minutes by car from Au Chateau. Trie sur Baïse is the nearest village to the house, and has a small selection of shops including a very good baker/patisserie, an ironmonger and a local wine shop with a very friendly owner.

Other nearby towns in the Midi-Pyrenees area, such as Saint Gaudens, Tarbes and Pau, also have a great deal to offer in terms of shopping, especially Pau, which is very upmarket and offers fantastic vistas of the mountains from cafes along the Boulevard des Pyrenees

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gite with swimming pool

This delightful restaured farmhouse is situated in a rural location. Here you can enjoy quietness and nature. There are old 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms for a max of 9 persons . The swimming pool is 10mx5m with views on the Pyrenees which are at only 40 kms.

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 3