Character Chambre d'hotes B&B in a stunning corner of rural Southwest France and the French Pyrenees. Come and stay with us for a relaxing holiday in our beautifully restored traditional Maison de Maitre Le Couloumé, built around 1850.
It has several outbuildings and is sitting in over an hectare of land on a south facing slope in a commanding position with magnificent panoramic mountain views in Loudet, a pretty village in a range of hills sometimes known as the Little Pyrenees.
The main bedroom is bright and spacious, with wonderful mountain views and a superkingsize bed that can be converted to two single beds, seating area with two comfy chairs. The modern ensuite bathroom features a big shower with rainfall head, toilet, bidet, sink, towel radiator. We also supply free toiletries. The second bedroom has a standard double bed and French doors opening onto a small Juliette balcony with stunning panoramic views. Both rooms have a flatscreen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and there is free WiFi throughout.
We serve a delicious and plentiful continental breakfast, using homegrown and local produce as much as possible, homemade bread and jams, pastries, fresh fruit, cheeses, muesli, cereals and joghurt, and of course coffee and tea.
The 10x5m pool has magnificent mountain views, a paved beach area, sun loungers and solar shower. It is only shared with the guests in our Gite Le Fournil, no more than 4 people. We provide pool towels free of charge.
Peaceful and rural spot, ideal for cycling, walking and all outdoors activities, or just for a relaxing vacation. Easy access to Toulouse, Tarbes-Lourdes, and Pau airports, Spain just 22 miles away.
Beautiful location, perfect for a holiday to unwind and recharge your batteries. Nestling in an ideal position we have access to some of the most stunning scenery that France has to offer. Great area for all outdoor pursuits, cycling paradise, from flat routes, or rolling hills to the famous Tour de France Cols.
We also offer facilities for cyclists (Brian being a keen road cyclist himself), a secure area for bike storage, some workshop capability too, just in case a repair is required. We will also be on hand to advise on some great routes into the mountains and can provide some company if required.
Geographically we are in the Central Pyrenees, almost equidistance between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean coast.
We enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Pyrenees across the valley - in fact we can see the mountains of three different départments, the Ariège in the east, the Haute Garonne in the south and the Hautes Pyrenees to the west, and even Spain!
There are a number of steps as well as a staircase so unfortunately our rooms are not suitable for disabled access.
75 Euro per night for main bedroom (sleeps two) with ensuite bathroom, or 129 euro for balcony room in addition to main bedroom (sleeping four in total, sharing bathroom), prices include a plentiful breakfast.
A non-refundable 25% deposit due at time of booking, balance due 6 weeks prior to your holiday. For bookings at short notice (less than 6 weeks before arrival) full payment is due at time of booking. We accept payment in Sterling or Euros by bank transfer. If you pay in Sterling the exchange rate at the time of booking will be applied.
We are Brian and Marianne, your hosts at Le Couloumé and Le Fournil, our newly-refurbished gite. In 2011 we decided to make a dream reality: quit the stresses of commuting to London and start a new life in the French Pyrenees. Now you can share our dream and spend some time in this wonderful part of France with its stunning panoramas and rich history.
Brian is a passionate cyclist and found a cyclist's nirvana here. He also brews a variety of beers of excellent quality, as anyone who tries them will attest.
Marianne, a Berliner by birth, with an inborn wanderlust, is a natural linguist speaking 3 1/2 languages: German, English, French and a bit of Spanish. She also enjoys cooking vegetarian meals.
We love our new life here and look forward to introducing this region to you.
The grandeur of the mountains; the magnificent rivers and lakes; the beautiful, ever-changing landscape; the neat villages and the friendliness of the people totally won us over.
We searched a long time for a property which would tick all our boxes and found the perfect place in Loudet. At first sight Le Couloumé seems modest; but drive through the huge wooden portal and prepare to have your breath taken away. The stunning view of the mountains is superb (unless it happens to be raining - which, sadly, can happen!). You have left your world behind and joined our world for instant relaxation.
The character of the house and lovingly-renovated cottage will charm you. The beautiful setting can be enjoyed from the terrace by the pool or from the garden. The mountains stretching from east to west seem so close you can almost touch them. Totally private and secluded if you want to be; but open to the wide spaces, the pure, clean air, the birdsong and the high skies of deep France you will be perfectly situated to explore everything the Pyrenees have to offer.
The departmental capitals of Toulouse, Pau and Auch - rich in shopping and cultural attractions - are within easy reach by car; or by train from Montréjeau, just 8 miles down the road. Toulouse is well served by international airlines like BA or Easyjet from UK airports, as are Pau and Lourdes.
Close by you will find activities of all kinds; extreme sports; leisurely sports; wine festivals; country fairs; music festivals; pre-historic cave paintings; Roman villas and a history rich in drama, romance and tragedy.