Haute Soule, French Pyrenees

Vacation rental

front of house

This old fashioned beamed farm house dating from the 16th century can be rented for the summer months. It is completely secluded and ideal for those who enjoy mountain scenery, hill walking and the sights and sounds of a natural reserve. It is reached by its own drive leading from the communal road, and there is parking area beside the house sufficient from three or four cars.

The house is simple and well-furnished. It has running water from its own spring, electricity, hot water (immersion heater) and bottled gas cooking. Washing and drying facilities are in the barn across the grassy courtyard. Firewood is provided.

There is a small supply shop and bar at the bottom of the hill (300m) opposite the commune town hall.

A caretaker couple may be working around the farm staying in an apartment in the barn and who can provide extra services like trekking, child-care or language translation by arrangement.

The house sleeps a maximum of 6 adults and is ideal for two small families to share

Fun for children

waterfallChildren can explore the thirty acres of woods and fields, play in the waterfall of the mountain stream that passes through the terrain or trek around the many hill trails. There is a swimming hole and kyak centre 5 kms away where two mountain rivers meet. There is table tennis, badminton and other games also available at the house, while there is a Fronton (pelota court) by the village shop at the bottom of the hill.

The house is also available for the short Christmas holiday period and there is a small ski station at the head of the valley for winter skiing


There is wifi, mobile phone coverage at the house and throughout the valley, and there is also French digital TV reception.

Interior (click to view) - 3 double bedrooms, one single attic room and a gallery with a single bed, 2 WCs, one bath/shower, living room and kitchen with large picture window and views of the mountain ridges.

Major bedroom is on ground floor with french windows looking west, next to the bathroom. Gallery above with a single bed. Double bedroom and library on first floor, and stairs to attic double bedroom, single attic bedroom and second WC.

Garden and house surrounds (click to view) - House is surrounded by lawn. Walled garden is also grass and contains fig, apple and pear trees, flowering shrubs, lavander, stone barbeque and hard sitting area under the speading apple.

Images of Tardets-Sorholus, the local market town, about 15 minutes by car.
Tardets square 1
Tardets 2
Tarderts arcade