Hello, we have just returned from a dog trekking holiday in the Béarn Pyrenees. We were in the Barétous gîte. What to say: great welcome with owners always available and more than responsive to our requests ... Cottage more than well located a few hundred meters from a river for the pleasure of the hairy .... a few minutes from Oloron -Ste-Marie and therefore of all sought-after trade ... and at the door of 5 valleys where you can hike galore .... Brand new gîte: we were the first to occupy it! The owners still have some beautiful landscaping projects ... including perhaps an Agility course ... In short, a place that we recommend without hesitation! We were there with 2 Malinois and a Dutch Shepherd. If you like peace and hikes you will be served ... The shared swimming pool is a plus. Some local products available on site.
Thierry and Hélène, Belgium
Well placed and quiet, I had the opportunity to enjoy the place as part of my travels.
Warm welcome, new gite, I wish I had more time to enjoy the pool and the barbecue.
In the essentials for me, I confirm that the wifi works well.
Save me a place, I'll come back for the holidays!
Beautiful, very pleasant place with swimming pool, warm and pleasant welcome. I recommend to everyone.
If you are looking for a little corner of paradise where to spend a pleasant holiday in Béarn, it is definitely at L'escargot Bleu that you must go! The place is equipped with everything you need for a superb stay: gîte with large terrace and barbecue, swimming pool, badminton net, trampoline, picnic table, playset and a large activity room with full of board games. In addition, a laundry room is available on site, as well as local products to enjoy.
In the cottage, the bedding is of high quality and super comfortable. The two bedrooms contained cupboards and wardrobes.The kitchen is equipped with a large fridge / freezer, an oven, a dishwasher, a coffee machine and a kettle. Everything you need is available on site to cook: saucepan, frying pan, large cooking pot, etc ... as well as plates, small plates, glasses and cutlery. There is even a barbecue! When we arrived, the basic necessities were already there: salt, pepper, spices, tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar. The owners even graciously provided us with chicken eggs from their chicken coop. Ample parking is available for vehicles. Note: one of the lodgings can accommodate people with reduced mobility. We had a great time. We will definitely be staying longer next time!
Murielle, Paris region
Excellent, everything is very clean and brand new.
Thank you again for your welcome, we had a very pleasant stay.
Serge and Elodie, Provence
We spent 15 splendid days of vacation in August at the L'escargot bleu lodgings. We were a family with 3 children. We had an exceptional welcome with hosts who took great care and cared about our comfort. The region is beautiful and the cottage is well located if you want to visit Lourdes, go on very nice hikes and keep the kids happy with an ocean day (allow 1 hour by car for each activity).
The cottage was really very well equipped, very clean, and the pool is top notch.
Everything is well thought out and provided for children (game room, swimming pool, badminton ...).
The cottage was spacious and very quiet.
To discover +++
Maude and Sébastien, Auvergne
Exceptional site, reception and excellent services.
Very welcoming ! Everything was perfect ! The pool, a treat! Always considerate and available. Many thanks for this stay!
On September 7, horses and riders of the Route des Mousquetaires were able to make a pleasant stop (too short) in this charming place. Leaving the next day was difficult ... Thank you for your welcome and your availability.
Club AERA 64
We spent two fabulous weeks at L'Escargot Bleu this summer. Catherine and Vincent are charming, very welcoming, responding with a smile to each of our requests. The cottage was very comfortable - impeccable cleanliness, comfortable beds, impeccable bed linen. The whole family could find their account: swimming pool for children, fenced garden for the dog! With easy access to Spain, the Pyrenees, Oloron St Marie, Pau and its surroundings, it was not the things to do that we missed, but the time! We will definitely come back and recommend L'Escargot bleu to anyone looking for a wonderful place to stay in the Béarn Pyrenees.
Carina and her international family, Paris
Excellent accommodation and friendly welcome. Recommend for cyclists, hikers and all those who love peace and quiet
Peter & Els, Belgium
Very nice cottage in a superb setting!
The cottage is in perfect condition, tastefully restored and very well equipped. The welcome is perfect, discreet and attentive. The setting is really nice, many things to discover: hikes, sheepfolds, climbing, mountain biking, water sports ... Thank you again for this pleasant stay!
We were warmly welcomed in this beautifully decorated cottage, with comfortable beds and ideally located in a quiet area but close to the city. The children really enjoyed the games room and the swimming pool. We highly recommend!
The setting is great, the owners are super friendly, the beds are very comfortable. Ideal for families with children!
15 days spent in the snail and a lot of trouble getting back to work !!! The calm, the comfort, the swimming pool, this view of the mountains, the gaves, the hikes as well as mountain biking, local products, the discretion, the kindness and the availability of the owners, Sputnik and the animals, so many good memories we hope many will have after us !! Do not hesitate, book !!! Thank you for everything.
Perfect stay! We rented for 2 days Gite Josbaig, a small, pleasant, modern and comfortable independent house. The stay was relaxing, in a charming setting where we could enjoy the classy pool area and nature in the company of our neighbors, donkeys and goats. The idea of a shop corner with local products, at the reception, is very nice. Thank you again to our hosts and good luck!
Herveline and Jérôme, Hauts-de-France
Very pleasant stay at L'Escargot Bleu for me and my parents. To do again! The house we stayed in was very nice, everything was brand new. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen beautifully equipped, all in immaculate condition. A small independent house in the shade of the trees in the heart of nature, an ideal place to rest. The swimming pool ... a gem! Catherine and her companion are very attentive and also offer a small shop with very interesting regional products. We will come back !!
Exceptional setting with a magnificent view of the Pyrenees, calm and bucolic, generous outdoor and indoor spaces, arranged with great care. Simple and very warm welcome from Catherine and Vincent. Large and beautiful swimming pool for the whole family. Large enclosures already welcome donkeys and sheep that can be approached freely.
Great care has been taken to the smallest detail.Playground in the garden and indoor playroom. Farm animals in another area. Everything is new and very clean.
The house is new, very clean and very pleasant. The bedding is very comfortable. The games room provided is great and the gardens, animals and outdoor games a paradise for children. Absolutely recommend.
A haven of peace in Oloron with incredible views of the countryside and the Pyrenees! Gîte suitable for wheelchairs. Recently renovated: opened in June 2019. Space and light. Super comfortable beds and very clean accommodation. Excellent breakfast served on the terrace. The owners had left something for a quick quick dinner in case we arrived late. It feels like home. A total success!
Maria Pilar, Spain
A place to relax with family, duo, friends ... The Estate is magnificent, everything is thought of, it feels good, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, country landscapes with the animals around. The owners have done everything to make this place a haven of peace, and always with a smile and good advice. And for pet owners even for them everything is provided, which is rare, especially in this setting! Thank you both and great success to your little family, you deserve it.
My comment will be long, but I think it is important to say things when one is satisfied (and even when one is dissatisfied, because it helps in the choice of the following).
The place to start: beautiful, calm, relaxing ... A breathtaking view of the mountains and nature ... Farm animals. Beautiful stone buildings ... A very beautiful place. Ideally placed at the gates of the city (and the Lindt factory outlet ... yum yum) without having the nuisance!
The cottage: brand new, with all the comfort, tastefully decorated and very pleasant.
The equipment of the cottage: super well equipped! I particularly appreciated the real espresso machine (I admit, without my 4 coffees in the morning, I am irascible) ... and the spacious shower, beautiful and with enough pressure to wake up!
Bedding: if there is one point that particularly touched me, it is this one ... I have big back and neck problems ...I don't even count the times or when I wake up in a gîte or a hotel, I can't put my leg on the ground because of sciatica that appeared during the night (due to bedding that doesn't suit me). .. I no longer count the times when I wake up with a devil's migraine because of my porridge in my neck (because of the pillow) ... But not at the blue snail lodge: I woke up like a flower, the painless back and the intact neck ... Exceptional bedding ... It surprised me so much that I even went to look at the brand and the model !!! The same goes for my husband, a sensitive cervical who said to me, surprised, on waking up: "these pillows are incredible, for once, I'm not in pain at all"!
Finally our hosts: what to say ... adorable beyond the norm ... to the small care ... with a big heart like that and the desire to please and render service ...
In short, you will understand, I recommend this place a thousand times ... And if I return to this corner (which is not impossible), I will return with pleasure!
Bravo to you and do not change anything!
Excellent house and brilliant hosts. Will be back!
Everything was perfect, beyond our expectations.
The accommodation is a completely independent house in the garden, very spacious, new and equipped with everything you need. The living room is also spacious and has an integrated kitchen with all household appliances. The house is located in a very quiet rural environment, just 5 minutes by car from the city center. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. They brought us pastries for breakfast (we had not announced in advance that we would like to have breakfast ...). Great to have thought of the children by providing a games and reading room. They also offer canned food and local gastronomy (organic fruit juice, honey, stews, etc.) for sale.
If I had to suggest a possible improvement, I would think of a dinner service, even if it is true that at5 minutes by car in the center of Oloron, one can find restaurants and pizzerias.
Independent accommodation with garden and very well equipped. Given the season, we did not take advantage of the additional facilities, but the swimming pool and outdoor games for children are very good. Why not come back in the summer !
A big thank you for our stay ! We loved the cottage and all the walks you recommended ! Thank you very much and see you next time !