LOCATION

Two apartments in 17th Century traditional stone mountain house
Village of Aas, Eaux Bonnes, Bearn. (altitude: 768 metres)

55 kilometres from Pau Pyrenees international airport (daily Ryanair flight from Stansted)
30 kilometres from the Spanish border

15 kilometres from the mythical Tour de France Col d'Aubisque

The village of Aas is in the Pyrenees Atlantiques, at the start of the Pyrenees National Park. The house is situated in a beautiful quiet mountain valley with endless possibilities for hiking, climbing, cycling (both road and mountain biking), skiing, ski touring , caving and numerous other mountain activities, ranging from the gentle to the more challenging. The nearest town of Laruns (8km) has a mountain guide bureau with accompanied activities on offer.

The village of Aas - summer and winter

 

In the winter, the ski resort of Gourette is only 10 minutes drive away, with the possibility of reaching four other resorts (including Formigal in Spain ) in less than an hour.

The area is also well-known for its magnificent trout fishing rivers.

 

The resort of Gourette


The house in winter

The house itself is a converted shepherd's grange, and was for 16 years a gite d'etape (hostel) , and appears in many guide books as the Auberge de Chemin de Pleysse. It is located at the exit to the small village, in a quiet area where the only noise to be heard in the morning is the birdsong, and occasionally the passing of the local shepherds with their flocks of sheep or herds of cattle.