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'Volets Verts'
Winter view from the gite
Double bedroom (1)
Living Area
Dining Area
Twin bedroom (2)
View of the garden
The park at Argeles
The Casino, Argeles
The Church, Argeles
Top of the World (Hautacam)
Summer view of the Pyrenees
1 of 2 shower rooms
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ayros-Arbouix, Hautes-Pyrenees, Occitanie

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Mark L
Windsor
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent clean, well equipped gite well positioned for cycling skiing touring some of the world's most stunning scenery”
Reviewed 10 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION
This is a a very tidy, well equipped gite about 10k from Lourdes. It lies just outside Argeles-Gazost, which has a Carrefour supermarket within 2 minutes drive of the gite, or 15 minutes if you prefer to walk. Argeles-Gazost also has a swimming pool, wild animal reserve where you can see, bears, wolves, lynx, marmottes, deer, rabbits and a whole host of other animals native the the pyrannees and elsewhere. There is also a good selection of shops and restaurants, and a train station. In the mountain above Volets Vert lies the ski resort of Hautacam which takes about 20mins to drive to and has some breathtaking scenery to enjoy on the way up and down, and is a popular destination for cyclists. The Gite is also ideally placed for access to the famous Col de Tourmalet, a popular "Tour de France" route, and the "Tour de France" actually passes the gite this summer on 14 July 2012. Also the well acclaimed Cirque du Gavarnie is less than one hour's drive from Volets Vert, and offers terrific views of the mountains, which can be enjoyed via a walk or donkey/pony ride for the more daring.


ACCOMMODATION
The Gite has a master bedroom with en-suite shower wc etc, and has more than enough storage for travellers clothes in the wardrobe, two bedside cabinets, and dressing table. The king-size bed I found particulary comfortable and always gave me a good night's sleep, and opening the shutters in the morning allowed us to enjoy the superb mountain scenery.

The second bedroom enjoys two single beds and a wardrobe and two bedside cabinets.

The common bathroom, has a larger size shower cubicle, w.c. and wash hand basin.

The downstairs is open plan except for the utility room, which has a washing machine, clothes airer, and Belfast-style ceramic sink. The kitchen area boasts an electric hob and oven, plenty of storage for food esentials an under the counter fridge with an ice-box.
The main living area has a three+ seater sofa bed and two armchairs an occasional table, and TV, DVD Player, and TV decoder (French TV only), and a wireless internet usb port. There is also a table and four chairs, and sufficient space for the kids to play.

FACILITIES
Indoors there are a number of board games, and Tim and Tracey's kids have a selection of DVD's to offer for a broad range of age groups and tastes. There is outdoor table tennis, a selection of balls and junior cricket set, and a lawn to play on, if you have time. And last but not least the BBQ, which is easily big enough to cook all the food you need for six people in one go.

OWNERS
Tim and Tracey are very pleasant and likeable people who did all they could to make us feel welcome. They were always willing to give advice when asked, and were not at all intrusive, leaving us to enjoy our holiday in peace. I would thouroughly recommend this property to family groups looking for a peaceful holiday, cyclists wishing to punish themselves on the mountain roads, and skiers looking for an alternative to the Alps.

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Liked best: The stunning scenery in the immediate vicinity of the gite
Liked least: Having to come home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: Nice place, excellent location, friendly and helpful hosts.
Liked least: Poor wifi. The weather!
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 November 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: Cleanliness and location
Liked least: Difficulty accessing wi-fi.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Overpelt, Limburg, Belgium
Reviewed 13 November 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: friendly owners
Liked least: distance to the village
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 1 November 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Liked best: Beautiful location and great clean, and nice place to stay
Liked least: Internet signal was a little weak.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
5 Nov 2011
Many thanks for your great review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. You'll be pleased to hear we've fixed the wifi problem, so you don't have to sit under the trees now!
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oldforge
Herts
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A well equiped gite in the grounds of a larger house in Pyrenees”
Reviewed 23 August 2011 for a stay in May 2011

Very helpful and efficient service from English owners. Light and spacious property recently converted into a gite. Convenient location for both mountains and sight-seeing at Lourdes and Pau and day-trip distance from Biarittz. Need to have own/hire car as not within walking distance of shops. Next to road junction but quite quiet in May though would be busy during Tour de France!

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Liked best: spaciousness
Liked least: very narrow private patio
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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philcat85
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 for a stay in December 2016
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Management Response
27 May 2018
Merci beaucoup pour cet excellent commentaire. J'espère que vous reviendras nous voir bientôt.
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