The village of Arreau is very pretty with a great bakery and a few local shops within walking distance of the apartment. There are several restaurants to choose from, although we stayed during the low season so some were not open.
There is a good supermarket a short drive away on the outskirts of the town with all the provisions you could need.
The garage is very useful for storing ski equipment and there is room for wet things to be hung up when you arrive back from a days skiing.
The apartment is situated in a very quiet part of the town and it is really nice to feel like you are soaking up the french culture, as it is a truly french community.
It is a drive to the mountains, the nearest resort is 20 minutes away but the scenery is breathtaking.