Things to Do

Can you tear yourselves away from the pool?

The surrounding area is beautiful with views of the Pyrenees and the lake from the garden. We have provided bikes big and small as well as a carriage so that you can explore. The welcome pack includes a list of local markets so that you always have somewhere new to buy your local produce. The local auberge has a fantastic local menu and is only 3 mins by car. There is a market most mornings in one of the local towns; Campuzan, Galan, Lannemezan, Castelnau and Trie, all within 15 mins, which are full of delicious local produce and wine and every weekend in the Summer, they take turns to hold antique markets. One of our favourite restaurants is in the medieval town of Tillac and their food and service is unmissable although the restaurants in Auch run a close second. The nearest town, Trie, has a traditional french village centre, with restaurants and boulangerie as well as an award winning pizzeria. There are 4 great golf courses nearby including the first to be laid out in Europe by the British, In the majestic town of Pau. There is a thermal spa in Val louron (45 mins away) and massage and reflexology in Trie. There is an outdoor high wire activity centre (40 mins away), a waterpark in Mirande (30 mins drive) and 700yds away there is a huge lake which supports a nature reserve. Every July and August the historic town of Marciac plays host to its jazz festival, Luchon hosts the jazz cordee in March and the Tour de France travels through the area every July. Spain and tapas are an hour away, Biarritz is well worth the 2 hour drive, (its beach have been voted France's best by Trip advisor) and the mountains are fantastic and offer an amazing and accessible day trip from the farmhouse. Toulouse indoor market is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach and the city is famous for its beautiful pink brick buildings. Albi, the birthplace of Henri Toulouse Lautrec is a breath taking bastide town with a renaissance style palace, home to the Toulouse-Lautrec museum. When is the best time of year to visit?