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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Gites
Happy Pyrenees - surrounded by mountains - is situated minutes from the town of Argeles-Gazost within the Parc National des Pyrenees in the village of Ayros-Arbouix. There is plenty to do if you like the outdoors; skiing, walking, cycling, paragliding, climbing, canyoning, rafting, canoeing, golf, tennis, horseriding. There are also many local places of interest, including the pilgrimage site in Lourdes. It is just a 10 minute drive to the grotto from Happy Pyrenees, where you can stay peacefully away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Or if you prefer why not spend some time relaxing at the newly renovated Thermes in Argeles-Gazost. Situated in the grounds of the resident English owner's property - they will be more than happy to point you in the right direction with their local...Happy Pyrenees - surrounded by mountains - is situated minutes from the town of Argeles-Gazost within the Parc National des Pyrenees in the village of Ayros-Arbouix. There is plenty to do if you like the outdoors; skiing, walking, cycling, paragliding, climbing, canyoning, rafting, canoeing, golf, tennis, horseriding. There are also many local places of interest, including the pilgrimage site in Lourdes. It is just a 10 minute drive to the grotto from Happy Pyrenees, where you can stay peacefully away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Or if you prefer why not spend some time relaxing at the newly renovated Thermes in Argeles-Gazost. Situated in the grounds of the resident English owner's property - they will be more than happy to point you in the right direction with their local knowledge. The accommodation sleeps 4-6 people, has an open plan ground floor, including a fully equipped kitchenette, sitting / dining area with a separate laundry room. The first floor has two good sized bedrooms. Bedroom one has a double bed and an en suite shower and wc. Bedroom two has two single beds but can accommodate a third and is served by a separate shower room and wc. All rooms are heated by electric radiators. We cannot accept animals as we have a dog of our own.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
All guests should be over 21 years of age No parties
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Sofa2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Tracey S
Hosting since April 2010
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOne of the family is always here to welcome new guests to Happy Pyrenees. We are always at hand to help with any enquiry or the smallest of problems - booking restaurants, advice about the surrounding area of Argeles-Gazost / walks / cycling and assisting with any language / communication problems where we can. We are happy to arrange fridge stocking / meals, prior to arrival with advance notice or arrange bike hire. Our aim is for you to have a memorable and happy stay with us.

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Reviews (35)
Lucie V
Lucie V
1 contribution
Excellent experience
Tracey was a wonderful hostess, she made us feel welcome and was very helpful. The house was spotlessly clean and comfortable for a family of five. It is conveniently located for hikes in this part of the Pyrenees but also for visiting Lourdes. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Visited May 2023
Written June 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

flavien dd
flavien dd
1 contribution
Très beau gîte au pied du HAUTACAM
Très beau gîte récemment rénové sur la route du HAUTACAM permettant d’accéder en 30’ à BAREGES, Luz Ardiden et Cauteret. L’accueil de nos Hôtes à été de qualité et extrêmement sympathique. Nous recommandons particulièrement ce gîte très agréable avec un espace vie ouvert et un espace nuit à l’étage et le plus de la remise pour vos skis ou vos vélos
Visited February 2023
Written February 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pascalos2014
pascalos2014
Perros-Guirec, France4 contributions
Gîte très confortable
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans ce gîte, très bien aménagé, d'une propreté irréprochable et à proximité de différents lieux à visiter...Un très bon point de départ pour ceux qui aiment marcher en montagne ou faire du vélo. L'accueil était très agréable et notre hôtesse aux petits soins, merci!
Visited September 2020
Written September 11, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

_peter_claire_jeremy
_peter_claire_jeremy
Fort McMurray, Canada13 contributions
Beautiful and Modern Vacation Rental!
Everything about this property is well designed - it was a great place to stay and is located in a beautiful part of France. Tracey was a very good hostess.
Visited September 2019
Written October 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mary G
Mary G
Strasbourg, France3 contributions
Mrs
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tracey and Tim's fabulous gite. The house was spotlessly clean and very tastefully renovated, with everything you needed. The location is great too, perfect for walking and sightseeing in this beautiful corner of the Pyrenees. Tracey and Tim were excellent hosts - always on hand to answer queries, but also very discreet. We only wish we could have stayed longer!
Visited September 2019
Written September 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jenidfr
jenidfr
Paris, France19 contributions
Superbe gîte situé au milieu des plus belles vallées des Hautes Pyrénées
Gîte très confortable, soigné, chaleureux, bien équipé, idéal pour une famille. Il est très bien situé, près des grands sites des Hautes Pyrénées: Val d'Azun, Cauterets, Gavarnie, Barèges, Pic du midi, Hautacam, Lourdes...et également à 5mn de la piscine découverte chauffée, accrobranche, rafting. Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et attentionnés. Nous y retournerons avec plaisir!
Visited August 2019
Written August 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey S
Tracey S
Je vous remercie de vos excellents commentaires. Ce fut un plaisir de tous vous rencontrer. Au plaisir de vous revoir très bientôt!
Written September 1, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris R
Chris R
Derby, United Kingdom36 contributions
Attention Cyclists.
If cycling, walking and mountains in general are your thing, then you couldn't really ask for more regarding both location and quality of accommodation with this property. Located at the foot of the Hautacam a stones throw from Argeles Gazost, this area is packed with iconic Tour de France climbs and lesser well known mountain roads to tantalise even the most hardcore of bike riders. That's not to say that every route and direction is way up in the clouds but it would be misleading to suggest there are many flat routes in the area. My wife and I cycled our tandem up Tourmalet, Soulor, the spectacular Aubisque and others which are all within close proximity to this property. I also ventured out to conquer the Col de Tentes and the extra kilometres of rough track up to the Spanish border at 2273m. Luz Ardiden, Col de Spandelles, Borderes, Saucede and lots of high valley roads are well within easy reach of the house without any ride being further than 60 miles. It's a cycling fanatics paradise and offers as much of the Pyrenees your legs and lungs can cope with. The surrounding mountains are both spectacular and offer a wide range of scenery from verdant green foothills to the magnificent and towering rocky border country with Spain. Pont d'Espagne and Cirque de Gavarnie well worth a visit with walking boots and camera. If you have kids, there is some superb activities up at Huatacam as well as lovely swimming at Lac Estaing. The property is super clean, superbly kitted out with great showers and kitchen facilities. There is also adjacent secure bicycle storage. The owners are very friendly and accommodating, easy to get on with and had the need arisen, would have rescued us from any bicycle disaster on the road if necessary. It is certainly amongst the best of many similar properties we have rented over a number of decades. Many thanks to Tim and Tracey who made us feel very welcome and ensured everything was up to scratch. Highly recommended for an adventure in the Pyrenees. Chris and Helen Riley.
Visited July 2019
Written July 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey S
Tracey S
Very many thanks Chris + Helen for your amazing review, which as you know, is a fundamental requisite for travellers today. Your comprehensive description of the area and climbs is positively 'travel guide' worthy. Could we put this on our website? It was certainly our pleasure to meet you both and we hope you'll be back in the future... if there are any climbs left for you to do!
Written August 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

philcat85
philcat85
10 contributions
Logement parfait
Facile d’accès, situé sur le piedmonts du massif d’Hautacam, sa situation permet l’organisation de randonnée dans les sites naturels majestueux tel que le cirque de Gavarnie(environ 1h en voiture), Pont d’Espagne....Le logement est très propre et spacieux avec une salle d’eau par chambre. Les propriétaires logent à côté. Une bonne adresse dans les Pyrénéens
Visited December 2016
Written May 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey S
Tracey S
Merci beaucoup pour cet excellent commentaire. J'espère que vous reviendras nous voir bientôt.
Written May 27, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Juranda34
Juranda34
19 contributions
Calme et hyper bien situé !
Nous avons séjourné aux "Volets Verts" au mois d'aout 2017, et nous avons adoré : ce gîte est très bien équipé, d'une propreté irréprochable, situé sur la route du célèbre col de Hautacam, et à quelques minutes seulement d'Argelès-Gazost, des commerces et du fabuleux parc animalier des Pyrénées pour les plus petits. Tracey est une propriétaire discrète et adorable, qui saura vous conseiller sur la région, les balades à ne pas manquer, les bons petits restos ! Elle veille à ce que l'on dispose, dès l'arrivée, de tout le nécessaire pour un bon petit déjeuner du lendemain, pour ne pas avoir à se précipiter au supermarché, les lits sont faits, quelques produits de première nécessité neufs...et c'est assez rare dans les gîtes.Il y a aussi un garage pour vos vélos si besoin. En résumé, "les volets verts"c'est un point de chute idéal pour visiter cette magnifique région, en espérant pouvoir y retourner un jour prochain....
Visited August 2017
Written November 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey S
Tracey S
Merci beaucoup pour votre super critique. Cela aide vraiment. Nous espérons que vous reviendrez un jour bientôt avec votre belle famille. Tracey & Tim
Written November 9, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Clairabelly
Clairabelly
9 contributions
Perfect 😊
We stayed at this beautiful gite for a week at the end of July beginning of August. Tim and Tracey ( and Eddie the dog) are perfect hosts and are very welcoming. The gite is close to all the famous "Tour de France" mountain climbs which my husband really enjoyed on his bike. The gite was clean and cosy and we loved our week there. Will definitely return. Highly recommended.
Visited July 2017
Written August 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey S
Tracey S
Thank you C. It was a real pleasure to meet you and your lovely family - so glad you enjoyed your stay - looking forward to your next visit.
Written August 21, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Skiing available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access

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About the neighborhood
Whether you come for:-The cycling - this area is a Mecca for both road and mountain bike enthusiasts. Many of the famous climbs of the Tour de France, including Hautacam, Ardiden, Soulor, Aubisque and Tourmalet are within easy striking distance and there are up to 1150km covering 73 marked off-road routes for the mountain biker. If you find the mountains a bit fierce you can roll back out of the valley, beyond Lourdes, and enjoy the flatter countryside.The walking - possibilities are endless - there is something for all levels of fitness. Explore this spectacular mountain area on well marked paths, which could transport you on a nice gentle stroll or to the summit of the Vignemal at over 3,000 metres. Or for really serious mountain trekking there are expert guides.The skiing - with the stations Domaine du Tourmalet, Cauterets and Luz-Ardiden within 30 minutes and the family-friendly station - Hautacam - on the doorstep, this is a great base for all your skiing requirements - piste (downhill), ski-de-fond (cross country), or rackets (snow shoes) - there is something for everyone. Season - December - April. Ryanair fly from Stanstead to Lourdes (less than 1/2 hours drive). There are also Easyjet flights from Stanstead into Toulouse and Biarritz (2 hours drive). Other outdoor activities include rafting, canoeing, climbing, canyoning, paragliding, golf, tennis, horseriding and swimming. For the younger members of the family there is an outdoor adventure park, a wild animal park, a wild bird reserve, and an aquarium all within 3km.Why not browse round the weekly market at Argeles or completely relax at one of the many spa / thermes in the area? Or spend some time visiting the many local Artisans and sample some of the excellent regional produce - foix gras, pur brebis (local cheese), and the very palatable Jurancon and Madiran wines.
Getting around
It is recommended to have a car, but there is a bus service from Lourdes (main rail station) to Argeles. And taxis are available from Lourdes (Tarbes) airport - around 20 minutes from Happy Pyrenees.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
By Air: Stanstead - Lourdes (30 minutes drive) every Tuesday + Saturday. Gatwick to Toulouse and Stanstead to Biarritz (both 2 hours drive). By Train: TGV links directly into Tarbes (30 minutes) or Lourdes (just 10 minutes) takes approximately 8 hours from Paris from which you can get the Eurostar from London Waterloo. If you are already in France our nearest train station is Lourdes. By Ferry: If you want to bring your own car without driving the entire distance Brittany Ferries sails from Plymouth to Santander or P&O Ferries sails between Portsmouth and Bilbao, but please note the drive from Northern Spain can take 3-4 hours.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesSkiing availableTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
We can accept payment by euro cheque, Paypal (plus 4% commission) or cash in euros. Receipt of 25% deposit cheque secures booking Refundable damage caution £250 / cleaning caution of £50 Electricity chargeable at 14cents/kw between 15th October and 15th April over 5 euros per day.

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Holiday gite near Argeles-Gazost - Happy Pyrenees is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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