Polly and Bruce are down to earth and warm people. They have so much enthusiasm for the Pyrenees and were keen to share amazing tips of the area to help maximise our stay. Their home has beautiful views and a really nice garden. It is perfectly situated to visit all the great caves, peaks and quaint villages of the Pyrenees. The hiking was fantastic, especially L'Hospice de France. The markets at Aspet are not to be missed! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back in the near future! We highly recommend this accommodation!
What a fantastic place to stay, been to the area loads but the first time we stayed in the Gite colombe des bois. An absolutely amazing experience, Bruce and Polly are so welcoming from the very start, and the accommodation is first class. The views are to die for, and the weather unbelievable. There's so much to do, and the local knowledge Bruce and Polly provide is second to none. If you want high adrenaline action sports or chilled out peace and quite, or anything in between, then it's all on a plate for you. But do not, I repeat, DO NOT, go without having a campfire evening and watching the stars. You wait long enough you'll see a shooting star! We're going back!!!!
Polly and Bruce's home is everything and more than what I was hoping for. The beautiful surroundings and comfortable accommodation are only surpassed by the incredible hospitality that was afforded to me during my stay here.
I love to hike and I could not have picked a more perfect corner of the world for this!
I can't recommend staying here enough and I already am looking forward to returning very soon!! :-)
Bruce and Polly were truly amazing, took us in as if we were already friends! The area is magnificent, ideal for all the activities on offer. I am a Mountain Biker and took advantage of the mountainous surroundings in the summer time which we (me and friends) were in constant awe of!
Would highly recommend this place, you would not regret it... You'll be coming back time and time again!
"Reference Gite Colombe des Bois in Estadens:
We have been very fortunate to have stayed twice at the above farm in the wonderful area surrounding the foothills of the Pyrenees. The family are so accommodating and welcoming and the Gite attached to their home is a fantastic refurbished attached old barn with stunning views across the countryside. The area around the home is so peaceful and relaxing that it is so easy to sink into holiday mode and the local town of Aspet has regular markets in the mornings that attract everybody to the town centre for a good social catch up. Having a car enables one to visit so many beauty spots and explore the mountain roads and visit the Spa towns or even pop over to do some shopping in the border towns of Spain. The 2 dogs, Nut and Ella are great fun and so friendly. Having a dog with you is no problem as ours quickly became their playmate. Daily new laid eggs are a real treat and Polly and Bruce could not be more welcoming. Highly recommended."
Staying with Polly and Bruce was awesome, great facilities and hospitality coupled with a location that has so much on its door.
We will be back again soon to enjoy the abundance that the area has to offer and the relaxing location that they have created.
Whether you want endless activities at the doorstep or a relaxing time in rural France then a stay with the Tyrrell's will not disappoint!