This incredibly charming 19th century farmhouse is now a
wonderfully family-friendly retreat sleeping up to eight (plus cots) in glamorous eclectic style. Nestled amongst 15 acres of grounds with a large outdoor pool and a lovely enclosed garden, the house enjoys truly breathtaking view of magnificent Pyrenees one side, and a lake-side nature reserve the other. Inside its just as beautiful and has clearly been renovated by someone with a passion for the character of the building.
Gorgeous antique beds, claw foot baths and elegant amoires combine with modern convienences like power showers, dishwashers and microwaves, all cleverly hidden, so as not to detract from the character and beauty of the antique oak floors, high beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. Tresbos Farmhouse is a stunning place to simply kick back, relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the French rural location in indulgent and luxurious surroundings, with the added bonuses of a long list of baby and toddler gear (even a pushchair) provided.
Trebos sleeps 8-10 in 3 large double bedrooms and a twin (2 singles) bedroom all with space for additional cots or toddler beds. There are two fabulous bathrooms and a downstairs WC. The living and dining areas are spacious whilst the huge gardens allow for play areas, poolside sunbathing and secluded spots for reading or snoozing.
Its all to easy to adapt to this glamorous version of French rural life and do little more than relax by the pool, soaking up the beautiful lake and mountain views, venturing out only to the local auberge for meals (fantastic set menu for 30euros), the local town's (three within 15mins) weekly food market for supplies, or the weekend antique markets for bargain hunting, but there's plenty to tempt your further afield. Around 10 minutes away is the vast leisure lake at Mielan with it sandy 'beach' and forested picnic and play areas. Great skiing in the Pyrenees, surfing and shopping in Biarritz, historic Tarbes and Toulouse are all all around an hour's drive. Whilst Pau, known as France's Green City, is even less. The chic Spanish resort of San Sebastian makes a great day trip with its lovely beach, great shopping and beach-side Thalasotherapy centre. Little ones will enjoy the fairground high on the hill overlooking the bay reached by a funicular railway. Be sure to sample the pintxos (Basque tapas).
Getting There: The airport at Pau is a 60-70-minute drive away, whilst Toulouse
is about 90 minutes away. The nearest TGV stations are Lannemezan, a 20-min drive away and Tarbes, 30 minutes away.