Bonjour! We are Eyal and Tia. Our home on a forested hill near the Chemin de St Jaques (Camino del Santiago) has an ever-changing view of the Pyrenees. Glass doors light the double-volume lounge, opening onto a large terrace, pool and garden. Whether you want to write, make art, or just practise the art of being, you'll be inspired by gorgeous views of the Adour Valley, mountains and sunrises. Travel from us to the Marciac Jazz Festival, Madiran Wine Festival, Equestria, Tarbes en Tango, etc.
The spacious bedroom has two very comfortable extra-long beds with two bedside units, desks and chairs, as well as a hanging and storage frame and plenty of wall hooks for clothes and bags. French doors open onto the guest terrace, which is shared with the other guest room. On the terrace is a table with an umbrella and four chairs.
The dedicated private bathroom has a large basin with a well-lit mirror. The shower has a full size glass door and there is ample hanging and shelf space for towels, toiletry bags, and clothes.
Tilgang for gjester
When you arrive, park in the carport, or, if that is already occupied, then next to the garage wall. Please do not park in front of the garage door.
You'll find the "front door" (i.e. official main door with doorbell) at the back of the house! It's easiest to come in this way with luggage as there is a ramp up from the carport.
From the entrance hall, turn left into the corridor. Your room is at the end of the corridor on the left. The door opposite yours belongs to the other guest room.
From the entrance hall, you also have access to the open-plan kitchen and living room. Our own quarters are on the first floor, but our study above is open to the double-volume living room, so we ask you to limit activity and noise in that space unless we are there and invite you to join us.
We will offer you a welcome drink on arrival. When the weather is good, we may serve breakfast at one of three outside tables. Otherwise, breakfast is taken in the living room.
When the pool is open, you are welcome to use it. Please avoid tracking water through the living room!
Interaksjon med Gjester
We will offer you a welcome drink on arrival. There is usually someone in the house and one or both of us, or one of our helpers, will normally be available to greet you from 17:00 or to help with queries before 11:00 in the morning. We are happy to share our local knowledge with you.
Andre ting å merke seg
Although the house is fairly wheelchair-friendly (wide doors, low switches, no steps to the room), the access ramp to the main door is steep, and the terrain around the house, in the garden and beyond, is quite uneven. We recommend sturdy walking shoes/sandals if you're planning to go anywhere on foot, even if you plan to stay on the road. The private bathroom associated with the twin room is too small for a wheelchair.
- All guests must contact us before making a booking. We reserve the right to cancel, without penalty, if guests fail to comply with our house rules.
- In general, many things are possible and communication is key to achieving them. We treat all our guests with courtesy and respect. Queries or problems are usually easily resolved if guests adopt the same approach! :)
- Extra guests must be booked separately, subject to availability.
- Rooms are rented on a B&B basis, with the expectation that guests leave the property by 11:00 to go touring until at least 17:00, and will also be out for lunch and dinner. Varying that pattern is possible, e.g. to spend a quiet day at home, but PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR HOSTS IN ADVANCE to enable us to plan our day too.
- The house is usually quiet from 22:30 to 06:30; sometimes later on Friday and Saturday. We ask guests to respect these eight hours of quiet by refraining from loud telephone calls, music and other activities that might disturb your hosts or other guests. If you are going to an event that might run late, please advise in advance.
- Breakfast is served from 08:00 to 10:00 in the designated breakfast area; for an earlier start, please discuss with your hosts.
- Please do not eat in the room; a table and chairs are provided on the guest terrace if you want to snack.
- The kitchen is in an open-plan living area. You are welcome to use it, as long as it remains pleasant for other users, In other words, you keep it clean, limit noise, and do not impede our normal meal schedule. More guidelines will be provided if you want to use it.
- If you need to do laundry during your stay, please request assistance from your hosts.
- We do not allow smoking anywhere on the property, including the garden.
- To avoid stressing our own cat, and because the borders of our property are porous so we cannot guarantee your pet's safety, we do not usually accept pets. However, this may depend on the pet. If you are confident that your pet will be a well-behaved guest, then do ask us (in advance) if they may stay and we'll consider it. If you turn up with an unannounced pet, you will not be able to stay, but you will be charged for that night.
LOSS AND DAMAGE
- Guests will be charged the replacement cost of any of items they lose or damage (e.g. keys, furniture, soft furnishings, crockery, cutlery, etc.)
Bonjour! We are Eyal and Tia. We live and work in Southampton, UK, and spend summers in France.
Our French home on a forested hill above farmland has an ever-changing view of the Pyrenees. Glass doors light the double-volume lounge, opening onto terrace, pool and garden. We and our cat, Caramelle, want to share it with you.
Our day jobs involve software and web development and writing. We aim to host creative workshops and play readings and we are making our home comfortable for guests. All proceeds from AirBnB are ploughed back into the house for this purpose.
We love to work hard, and to relax! We enjoy yoga, walking, cycling, swimming, and exploring local sights, gastronomy and events like the Marciac Jazz and Madiran Wine Festivals, as well as skiing in the Pyrenees.
We enjoy hosting people from different cultures and often share meals with our guests. Our taste in reading and conversation is eclectic. We enjoy many topics, from Shakespeare to science fiction, from politics to personal development.