Facilities

Interior

Bedrooms: La Maison Paul offers seven double bedrooms, each spacious and individual in character. Stylish and luxurious, without being fussy, they can make time in bed as alluring as hours spent exploring Southwest France. All have full en-suite bathrooms, and are furnished with king-size beds, fine bed-linen, exquisite drapery and seating areas. Molton Brown toiletries, plenty of Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes and slippers are provided to complement the relaxed atmosphere. All ground floor bedrooms open onto the terrace, and upper floor bedrooms benefit from panoramic views of the Pyrénées and sprawling countryside. Please note some rooms can be converted from double to twin, we also have cots and camping beds available for you to use.

Kitchen: This is self-catering at its best. Cook up a storm in the state-of-the-art kitchen fully equipped with Miele appliances: 2 x double ovens, 7-ring induction hob, 2 x full-sized fridges, steam oven, warming drawer, convection microwave and 2 x full-sized dishwashers to cope with the aftermath. Enjoy the fruits of your labour at one of the two large dining tables in the adjoining rooms. The kitchen is pre-stocked with essentials such as tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, dried herbs and spices, cooking oil and cleaning products. Should you wish us to pick up a few other essentials from the supermarket prior to arrival please let us know well in advance.

There is a second kitchen and utility room located adjacent to the outdoor living area.

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Dining Rooms: Enjoy different dining settings without even leaving the property: in the elegance of the formal dining room, in the relaxed and informal ambience of the breakfast room or alfresco on the undercover terrace. All tables seat 14 people or more, ideal for special-occasion entertaining or simply enjoying the company of friends and family whilst savouring your culinary creations, a wonderful French tradition. Remove the mahogany leaves from the formal dining room table and it converts to a hand-crafted Hamilton 9ft billiards table.

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Living Rooms: Guests can discover their own favourite place for reading, relaxing or enjoying a glass of wine in any of the four living areas. Unwind in the spacious double-height lounge: the imposing fireplace, exposed stone walls, French doors leading to the terrace and wooden beams of the minstrels gallery curling above, create a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy modern-day comforts in the TV Room equipped with a large flat-screen television, satellite TV, Blue-ray DVD player and a selection of DVDs for all ages to keep you entertained. For those seeking more traditional entertainment, challenge someone to a game of chess or delve into the reading material in the galleried library. The study also boats an extensive collection of cookery books for culinary inspiration as well as a laptop, Wifi Internet access and a printer for those requiring an IT fix or to keep in touch with the outside world.

Outside Entertainment & Activities

Poolside: In its secluded position the 6x12m salt-chlorinated swimming pool, surrounded by wonderful honey-coloured original stone walls and a sun-drenched terrace, offers complete privacy. Sunloungers, an alfresco shower, lilos, games and play equipment a-plenty makes it the ideal spot for keeping the children amused for hours whilst you relax and while away your time soaking up the French sunshine.

Terrace: In summer the terrace is the centre of holiday life. Designed and appointed for ease and pleasure, the private and peaceful outdoor living area offers everything you need for summertime entertainment. The spacious undercover dining and BBQ area benefits from a large adjoining fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom, so very little need drag you away from enjoying the outdoors and drinking in the beautiful views over the pool, established gardens, orchard and rolling fields.

Entertainment: Facilities include a high-quality hard surface tennis court and basketball ring, darts, table-tennis, boules and mountain bikes for excursions.

General

Equipment Provided: Portable Bose iDock, pool towels, tennis racquets, tennis balls, telescope, binoculars, board games and playing cards. La Maison Paul is also exceptionally well equipped to welcome visiting tots: cots, highchair, seat boosters, changing mat, playpen, baby-monitor, portable DVD players and toys are all available.

Facilities: The outdoor kitchen is equipped with two washing machines, a tumble dryer, laundry detergents, iron and ironing board, cleaning products and materials, a drinks fridge, freezer and BBQ equipment.

Parking: Ample parking for 5 or more cars.

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