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16 Rue De La Fontaine, Artalens-souin, 65400

La Maison de Bernadette.
- Bed and Breakfast
- 100% Organic plant based meals.
- Professional cleaning carried out every day.
- Bedroom made up as 2x singles or 1x double bed.
- Private bathroom.
- Vegan organic soap and organic towels supplied.
- Organic, fair-trade cotton sheets supplied for double beds.
- Communal kitchen available.
- Large organic permaculture garden.
- In the heart of the French Pyrenees.
- Amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
- 10 min to Argeles-Gazost (by car).

Description of La Maison De Bernadette Bed & Breakfast:

La Maison de Bernadette. Eco Bed and Breakfast using local and organic produce. Provides copious and delicious plant based (vegan) breakfasts and meals. Large organic permaculture garden. Located in the heart of the French Pyrenees in the rural village of Artalens. A Bigourdane house with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

Description of La Maison De Bernadette Gite :

The Bedrooms
In this large 3 bedroom house you will have a comfortable guest room with en-suite. Guest room capacity is a MAXIMUM of 2 Adults
Each guest room has a large double bed (180cm) that can be separated into 2 singles. The en-suites have a shower, sink and eco toilet. We supply both organic cotton towels and organic vegan soap.


The Breakfast
Every morning between 8am and 10am a healthy, organic and energy packed plant based (vegan) breakfast is served in the large dining room. There is a choice of cereals, rice/almond milk, fresh fruit, biscots/bread, jams, homemade goodies, a selection of dried fruits, a choice of teas, coffee and fruit juice. Breakfast is included with your reservation. We can also prepare your evening meals and picnics (these meals need to reserved in advance and are at an extra cost).

The House
The house was built in the 1700s and is a large Bigourdane style mountain house that has been lovingly renovated. It is the perfect mix of old and new. The living room and dining room are both communal spaces and have spectacular views over the mountains and valleys. The living room is a wifi zone, has a self service bar and there are plenty of board games, books and films to choose from. An upstairs reading nook is the perfect place to hide away and read a book from the large selection we have in the house. The dining room has a traditional handmade Basque table, large Bigourdane open fireplace and is where the breakfast buffet can be found. The wifi access available onsite in the lounge area is free. For your own comfort we do not have wifi in the bedrooms.

The Barn
For all guests wanting to prepare their own meals or picnics there is a fully equipped kitchenette in the barn. The washing machine is available on request. For those wanting to use the barn heating in the winter a 10euro/night heating supplement, to contribute to the cost of wood is asked for.

Exterior Space;
The large garden that surrounds the house and barn is unfenced and pesticide free. This wonderful permaculture garden with it’s panoramic views of the mountains has lounging and eating areas for you to rest and relax. There is plenty of space for children to play and run around in. We have planted lots of fruit trees and grow our own organic vegetables. The garden is home to our friendly cat ‘Captain Bob’, our free ranging ducks and the local hedgehog.

GUESTS ACCESS
All communal areas of the house and garden.
The BARN's kitchen if needed to prepare your own lunches or dinners. (For those wanting to use the barn heating in the winter a 10euro/night heating supplement, to contribute to the cost of wood is asked for. )
There is ample private parking for guests.
Lockable equipment storage is available on request.
A washing machine is available on request.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We are a friendly couple with a child of our own.
We live on site to answer any enquiries you may have.
We serve breakfast in the morning (8am-10am) and can prepare your picnic and dinner (at an extra cost).

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
NO Smoking inside the buildings. (That includes your bedroom!)
NO eating or drinking in the bedrooms: there are lots of areas in the downstairs of the barn, dining table in the main house and outdoor tables and chairs and lounge area should you wish to eat or drink somewhere.
NO pets allowed; due to family allergies.
Tourist taxes, to be paid in cash on arrival, are not included. Charged per person per night (+18yrs)
After heavy snowfall the access to house can be difficult. Having snow chains is a must.
Please be considerate of any other guests who might be staying in the other 2 guest rooms.
This is a plant based bed and breakfast which means we do not have any animal products available to eat (no milk, cheese, meat etc).
Mobile network is limited here. Orange and Free work the best. SFR does not work.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
We are situated in the quiet rural mountain village of Artalens-Souin in the Pyrenees National Park. It over looks the Vallée des Gaves and is situated in the just 10 minutes from the Ski station of Hautacam.

The nearest town, Argeles-Gazost, is 10 minutes drive away. It has everything you might need such as supermarkets, farmers markets, cafés, bars, cinema, spa, banks, post office and bus station.

Attractions nearby: Hautacam Ski station (9.3km away), Thermal town of Argeles-Gazost (9.4km away), Pilgrimage town of Lourdes (17.9km away), Mountain town of Cauterets (23.8km away), Grand site Pont d’Espagne (32km away), UNESCO World Heritage site Gavarnie (42.9km away), Grand site Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory (48.3km away).

Nearby activities include: hiking on all levels, trail running, tree climbing parks, White water sports, fishing, mountain biking, road biking, rollerblading, running, tennis, swimming pool, Pyrenees animal park, mountain luge, Spas, 6 ski stations, Alpine and Nordic skiing, All within a short distance from the house.

GETTING AROUND
Due to our rural location we recommend private transport and have plenty of parking spaces available onsite.
Nearest Bus service: Argeles-Gazost 10 minutes drive away
Nearest Train service: Lourdes 20 minutes drive away
Nearest Airport; Lourdes/Tarbes 30 minutes drive away
Nearest car hire: Argeles-Gazost 10 minutes drive away

Where are you travelling from?
Toulouse is 193km away
Bordeaux is 292km away
Montpellier is 428km away
Paris is 860km away

Restaurants.
We are in a very RURAL village and our nearest restaurants are about 10 minutes drive.

Generally, they start serving at 19h and their last service is around 20:30. (except pizza takeaway that will close around 22h)

Please take this into account when arriving to allow enough time to find a restaurant.

We also have the barn kitchen at your disposal if you want to eat on the premises. IN WINTER:: Very important to let us know in the MORNING, so we can make sure the wood heater (stove) is started in plenty of time. For those wanting to use the barn heating in the winter a 10euro/night heating supplement, to contribute to the cost of wood is asked for.

We can also offer to eat with us a vegan meal and 100% organic
Menu 15 euros (starter + main course OR main + dessert with coffee)
Menu 22 euros (starter, main course, dessert, coffee)
This choice may depend on other guests staying, because we eat all the same meal together: this must be reserved in advance.

Directions to La Maison De Bernadette

By train:
Gare Sncf de Lourdes (15 minutes) www.voyages-sncf.com 
Bus from the train station of Lourdes to Argelès-Gazost.
Argeles-Gazost to Artalens-Souin by car or transfer only:
www.transports-maligne.fr/

By Plane:
Airport Tarbes/Lourdes Pyrénées is 25 km (25 minutes) 
www.tlp.aeroport.fr/voyageur/ 
Navette from airport until Argelès-Gazost: Argeles-Gazost to Artalens-Souin by car or transfer only.
www.transports-maligne.fr

 
By Car:
10 km from Argeles-Gazost by the D100 Hautacam (10 minutes)
Autoroute Toulouse Bayonne A64 sortie n°12 Lourdes/Tarbes Ouest/Vic-en-Bigorre 
www.mappy.fr 
www.covoiturage.fr

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