Stayed for a night summer 2015. Impressed with size of family room and quality of linen. Plans for an en suite to this would be good for kids needing loo in the night and to not disturb other guests! Great yoga options locally offered by Kate. Excellent local knowledge from Chris and Kate. Fab pool for kids. Very welcoming. Sampled the local carnival but didnt see floats as didnt start till midnight and small people flaked out by then!
This is a great place to relax in a country setting. Room was comfortable, bright and clean. Lovely setting with chickens running freely on the grounds. We were walking one of the camino routes and Chris offered great advice as to how to get to our destination. Food was healthy and tasty. The place has a nice vibe and is lovingly run.
Very friendly welcome, family atmosphere. The place is well kept and clean. The room was comfortable. Breakfast was ok, but could avoid dodgy supermarket bread. Stayed two nights during Marciac jazz festival. Good value for money compared to other options.
Just returned from my 2nd trip to Happy Coulson, and it's been one off the best trips I've had. The first thing you'll notice when you arrive is the wonderful hospitality Kate and Chris will show you upon arrival and throughout your stay. They will make you feel part off their wonderful family, and you will leave your stresses at the door and be looked after for the duration off your stay. The rooms are comfortable and Chris's food is fantastic. On a clear day you will have views over the Pyrenees which are as good as any on a postcard. In terms of things to do I hired a car and explored nearby Pau, Lourdes and San Sebastián in Spain. Kate is a yoga instructor who teaches classes in the nearby villages and I would recommend you attend one as I did. Kate's enthusiasm, energy and knowledge is infectious, and you will come away from a class highly refreshed and relaxed. Ski slopes are also 45 minutes drive away. There are plenty of walks in and around the local area, Wolfie the dog will act as a guide if you wish! During the summer when I visited the 1st time I found you could spend days sightseeing or walking mixed with lazy days by the pool. There were also numerous fetes and festivals happening in the local area of which I attended the local village fete. I would recommend attending a fete if you want to experience the French way of life (also the French know how to party!) All in all the biggest thing I took away from Happy Coulson was the feeling of being happy. I would certainly recommend a stay if you plan on visiting the local area. …
Happy Coulson is a wonderful family environment to be part of. Kate and Chris and kids welcomed us very warmly into their home and made us feel part of the family. Chris was a fantastic chef and presented meals superbly. Kate showed us the wonderful walking trails amongst the woodlands that are part of their property as well as the places to visit nearby. Rooms were large and clean. Swimming pool was great on the warm days after walking to and from the local village. Peace and quiet, great for wonderful relaxing time. Thanks Kate and Chris.