Archive for October, 2007

La Serriere

La Serriere | La Serriere | La Sauvagere | Orne | Basse-Normandie | 61600

Reference 6700125 Property Sleeps 5

 250 year old cottage in the heart of the Normandy countryside near Bagnoles de L’Orne. The stone built cottage which dates from the 1750s and has a wealth of traditional features, including massive oak beams and an enormous granite fireplace. It has terracotta floors downstairs, and attractive wooden floorboards upstairs. Situated in La Serriere, a hamlet lying in a cul de sac – no passing traffic – about one mile from the village of La Sauvagere, which is 5 miles from the spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne, and 50 miles from Caen. This well-equipped cottage has oak beams, traditional features, central heating and enclosed south-facing garden. It has a large living room with wood burning stove, dining room, kitchen and bathroom downstairs. The kitchen has a gas hob, microwave, oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. TV, video, CD and DVD players. Large mezzanine upstairs as well as 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom (separate bedrooms). Z- bed on request.
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30/10/2007 06:13:41

Allons-y Pyrenees

Allons-y Pyrenees | Thuy | Nr Tarbes | Hautes-Pyrénées | Midi-Pyrénées | 65350

Reference 6700122 Site Sleeps 10 Over 3 Properties


The centre has been created from a traditional French farmhouse and barns, with many original timbers and local stonework. A total of 10 guests can be accommodated in two separate properties. Each house has its own private facilities and outside seating area, but there is also a communal outdoor, shaded barbeque area  and the dining room in the main  house is large enough to seat twenty to provide for groups who wish to eat together.

The grounds have been landscaped to enable visitors to enjoy the views, with secluded or communal seating areas, a herb garden, shrubs and trees.

There is parking for up to six cars.

The properties are situated in the idyllic, hamlet of Thuy. The Pyrenees are twenty miles to the south and provide a spectacular ever changing backdrop to the scenery.

 Although rural Thuy is not totally isolated, ten mins from the small town of Tournay and its motorway junction (A64) with good links to airports and major road and rail net works.

Regular flights are available into Pau or Toulouse international airports. Pau approx 45 mins and Toulouse 1hr 30.

Due to the rural location car hire is strongly recommended although we do offer airport transfers and transport for sporting activites.

“Allons-y” is ideally situated for visiting the complete range of tourist attractions and excursions.

The Pyrenees, of course, with their famous Cols and ski stations, national parks and lakes. The Pic de Midi , attainable by cable car, or for the more adventurous (summer only) on foot, dominates the sky line, with the sun glistening on its observatory. It’s now possible to stay the night, under the stars, and breakast watching the sunrise.There are several caves to visit locally, along with the Chateau de Mauvezan, abbeys and churches.Locally, there area myriad of small towns, which offer markets, restaurants, street cafes, wine “caves” and music festivals (notably the 10day long international “ Jazz in Marciac” in August).  The annual national equine festival takes place at Tarbes.

The historic pilgrimage town of Lourdes is only 35 minutes away, with a busy calendar of events throughout the year. 

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09/10/2007 07:57:45