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Villa Hortensia

Very good
5 reviews
View from entrance to property
Living/dining room ground floor gite
En-suite bedroom 1st floor
Bedroom 3, 1st floor
Main living/dining room 1st floor
Bedroom 2, 1st floor
Main kitchen
Garden looking towards village of Galan
Picnic in the Pyrenees
Lac Gaube
white water rafting
Petanque anyone?
The wonderful grottos at Betharram
The Basilica at Lourdes
The stunning Golf de Bigorre
On top of the Pic du Midi
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Galan, Hautes-Pyrenees, Occitanie
This lovely villa is set in the middle of an acre of lawns, flowering shrubs and mature trees. Surrounded on two sides by high hedges and approached by a long, gated drive, guests enjoy both privacy and security. The views are beautiful with mountains to the south from the balcony, and unspoilt views across meadows and wooded hillsides from the garden. There is a large floodlit 12x6m swimming pool with roman steps and a poolside barbecue, perfect for alfresco lunches or wining and dining on balmy summer evenings. There are several private shaded areas for quiet reading, large lawns for children and two terraces with plenty of garden furniture. We have table tennis, games, books and plenty of local information for sightseeing. A welcome hamper will be placed in the accommodation for your arrival.

The layout of the house is very flexible,...
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About the Owner, Sandra H
Languages spoken: German, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 170 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2008
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL224519
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Very good - based on 5 reviews
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English first
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1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

We had a really nice stay in this property with our two children (aged 10 and 6), it was definitely the best experience we have had with a holiday rental. It actually didn't feel like a holiday rental at all: the house is full of charm, with lovely furnishings and it is equipped like a real home. We found everything...

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

A very well equipped house in an excellent location for exploring the Pyrenees. The village is a 20 minute walk with shops and boulangerie, Lannemazan just up the road has a great market and supermarkets etc. The house was well equipped and we even had some food and wine waiting for our arrival. Good sized pool, big garden to find...

liz p
1 review
Reviewed August 17, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Villa Hortensia is probably the best-equipped house we have ever stayed in. It is in a lovely setting, and is perfect for relaxation. Sandra is extremely helpful and welcoming.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The house can be accessed either through french doors on the ground floor or by an external staircase leading to the main entrance on the first floor. This is an upside down house with the main accommodation on the upper level and a self-contained one bedroomed gite at ground level. The two are connected by an internal staircase. All the accommodation is bright and airy, tastefully furnished, with comfortable beds and fine linens. On the ground floor is a lovely beamed living room with a small but fully equipped kitchen/ dining area and french doors to the terrace. There is a TV and video player. A door from the living room leads to a small vestibule with W.C and wash hand basin. A further door opens onto a double bedroom with en-suite shower. There are south facing views over the garde... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rental Rates for the Christmas/New Year period will be the same as the High Season rate.

The rate shown for 8 guests is the rental rate for the whole house regardless of the number of occupants.

Prices include towels, linen, electricity and gas. There will be a small additional charge of £20 per week for fuel and heating during the low season.

All payments to be made by cheque unless otherwise arranged with the owner.
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About the neighborhood
Lannemezan is a small market town and gateway to the Pyrenees. It has a colourful market on Wednesday mornings and plenty of cafes and reasonably priced restaurants. A three to four course lunch can cost as little as 12 euros with wine; local specialities are duck, foie gras, cassoulet and brebis cheese, washed down with a glass of madiran or jurancon wine. It has all major amenities including supermarkets, banks, chemists, a variety of shops, cinema, golf course, hospital and children's park with boating lake. Shops are open from 9am-12 noon and 2pm to 7pm. Most are closed on Sundays and Monday mornings. If you enjoy markets, the lovely spa town of Bagneres de Bigorre with its Saturday market, casino and elegant swimming complex Aquensis, is only 35 minutes away, and reached by one o... more
Car recommended
How to get there
Closest airports:
Lourdes/Tarbes 35 mins Ryanair
Pau 1 hour CityJet, Air France. Toulouse 1hr 25mins Easyjet, Jet2, British Airways, Air France Biarritz 2hrs 10mins Ryanair, Easyjet, Air France
Most major car hire companies are represented at airports. Payment by credit card only, cash not accepted. Please remember both parts of your driving licence.
Nearest train station: Lannemezan 17mins
Nearest Ferry: Bilbao 3hrs 15mins Channel Ports 8hr 30 - 10hr depending on port of entry.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
Nearby cities
Aquitaine Gites (6,134)
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