Delightful Charming Gîte and Chambre d'Hôtes, Gascony, Midi-Pyrénées
Everything You Need For A Perfect Get Away From Everything!
“Michouat” is the name of our property here just outside the village of Vidou, about 2km from the little Gascony Bastide town of Trie-sur-Baïse. Built in the 1880s, Michouat is a traditional L-shaped Gascony farmhouse, with the family living in one side and the livestock and winter stores in the other. It remained a working farm until the end of the 1990’s when the land was sold off and the barn side of the property was tastefully converted into a Pyrenees holiday gîte.
The small village of Vidou is situated just 3.5 kilometres from the 13th century bastide market town of Trie sur Baïse, which offers all day to day requirements, with banks, bakers, supermarkets, butcheries, a pharmacy (chemist), doctors, dentists and tourist information bureau. A bustling market takes place every Tuesday morning. Trie has a varied programme of events including classical music concerts in the 13th century monastery, antique and night markets and a 4-day long fête in August, with a wide range of entertainment. The surrounding countryside offers spectacular scenery, walking, cycling, horse riding.
There are many attractions in Midi-Pyrénées which can be visited within approximately one hour’s drive, ranging from outdoor sporting pursuits, the Parc National des Pyrénées, caves, castles, fortified churches and bastide towns to name a few. Places to visit for a day trip include Lourdes, Toulouse, Pau, the medieval town of Carcassonne, Biarritz, the Cirque de Gavarnie and the Pic du Midi to name just a few. An hour’s drive will take you and your party across the border and into Spain.
An oasis of peace and quiet, get away from it all
19th century charm, 21st century comfort
We are delighted and immensely proud to announce that Michouat has been awarded 10/10 from Booking.com in its Traveller Review Awards 2020! A truly splendid start to our year!
"Michouat" is the name of our property here just outside the village of Vidou, about 2km from the little Gascony Bastide town of Trie-sur-Baïse. Built in the 1880s, Michouat is a traditional L-shaped Gascony farmhouse, with the family living in one side and the livestock and winter stores in the other. It remained a working farm until the end of the 1990's when the land was sold off and the barn side of the property was tastefully converted into a Pyrenees holiday gîte.
• The Living Room
With its solid oak beams, Michouat's Living Room is warm and cosy. There are comfy armchairs and a sofa for you and your company to relax in, read a book, watch DVDs (provided) or catch up on your favourite (UK/French) TV programmes and, of course, there's free WiFi throughout the property. There's a period wood-burning stove to take the edge off any out-of-season evening or early morning chill.
• The Kitchen / Dining Room
The Kitchen / Diner includes seating and all modern conveniences to keep a family of four fed and watered during your stay: gas cooker/oven, microwave, coffee machine, kettle, dishwasher, fridge/freezer etc. In addition there's an iron, ironing board, and the washing line's just outside (but there's also a drying rack in the bathroom)!
• The Outside Dining Table
During the summer you can take your meals outside on the patio in the shade of the parasol, and it's
It's Festival Season in Midi-Pyrénées!
Jazz in Marciac
Jazz in Marciac (JIM) is an Internationally recognised jazz festival that takes place over a period of three weeks, usually from late July to mid-August, in the town of Marciac, just a 30-minute drive from “Michouat”. Jazz In Marciac was created in 1978 at the initiative of a handful of fans, following a concert by […]
Tarbes en Tango
Organized since 1998 by the Tarbes City Hall, the Tarbes Tourist Office and the Tangueando Ibos Association, the Tarbes en Tango is today one of the biggest Tango festivals in the world. Just a 35-minute drive from “Michouat”, the festival brings together, for 9 days in August, the great masters of Argentine Tango, dancers and musicians, […]
Country In Mirande
Country In Mirande This one is for lovers of everything American, Country and Western! The Country Festival in Mirande (just 30 minutes from “Michouat”) opens on the Friday in the morning and ends on the Sunday. The Country In Mirande Festival revives the concept of a popular festival, centered around country music, reinforcing Mirande as […]
What people say about us...
Stephane's 2nd Visit!
"Thank you to Julie and Andy for their warm welcome. The friendly and very well kept green setting ........ an English garden that is their secret. As for the cuisine, gourmets and epicureans will find their account there! I recommend!"
REMERCIEMENT /SEJOUR A MICHOUAT
Nous tenions à vous remercier pour l'excellent accueil du 26 octobre. Ariane et Claude ont séjourné une nuit chez Andy et Julie A Michouat dans une chambre ancienne rénovée à la perfection, la salle de bain est spacieuse et moderne à la fois et de très bon goût, le petit déjeuner est copieux et de qualité, les propriétaires sont charmants et accueillants. Une note de 5/5 est méritée.
Claude et Ariane Durancet Plaisance, Gers Regionale
Great Stay and a Vegan Feast!
I stayed at ‘Michouat’ recently with my family. Two of my children are vegan so eating out in France was always going to be difficult. So we asked for Table d’Hote on arrival with special request agreed with the owners for a full vegan menu. After a long days travelling we were greeted with unparalleled comfort and consideration. Jules and Andy then served us with an absolute feast that delighted the vegans and non vegans alike. The produce used came mostly from their own garden and was cooked and combined to perfection. We enjoyed polenta squares with tapenade, endive cups with a melange of nuts and fruit, home grown crudites and dips, home cured pickles, a sublimely spiced squash curry with scented rice and salted caramel apples with home made coconut ice cream. I can’t tell you how good this was, to not have cooked or had to travel out in the car, to be waited on knowing that most of what you were eating was grown only a few metres away. I highly recommend ‘Michouat’. The accommodation is superb. The hosts have great attention to detail and huge consideration and willingness to go the extra mile for their visitor’s needs. This visit was a real treat for us all.
La plus belle expérience en chambre d’hôtes! Andy et Julie sont de très belles personnes qui ont absolument tout fait pour nous faire sentir comme à la maison et nous accueillir avec beaucoup de gentillesse et de petites attentions adorables. Discrets, ils se sont sans cesse assurés que nous étions bien et détendus. Les tables d’hôtes: repas incroyablement délicieux et service parfait ! Excellent petit déjeuner. Chambre et SDB très propres et aménagées avec gout. Bref, tout était magique. Nous repartons le cœur rempli de joie d’avoir pu passer un séjour à Michouat.
Perrine, Jeremie & EdgarBrussels, Belguim
Un très bon séjour dans un gîte bien aménagé
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans un gîte bien aménagé plein de confort. L'accueil est chaleureux et les petits déjeuners copieux. Merci à Andy et Jules!
Patrick Rosset, CertiPaq Bio, Vendée, France
We knew we’d have a lovely stay.
From the first step we took on Andy and Julia’s driveway we knew we’d have a lovely stay. As we were travelling from the Basques heading to Toulouse we just needed somewhere to spend the night and rest. What we found was so much more and we were sad we could only stay for one night. The rooms! The breakfast! A pool and the calm area! We recommend anyone who is travelling in the region or is considering to not to pass up on this place. Andy, Julie, their dogs and cat will surely be seeing more of us some day.
Jonatan Hellberg Sweden
Très belle maison. Environnement agréable.
Très belle maison. Environnement agréable. Petit déjeuner splendide. Je recommenade vivement!
Maryse L'Orient France
Nous avons aimé cette belle maison, le spa, les paysages.
Nous avons aimé cette belle maison, le spa, les paysages. Nous avons été très bien reçus par Andy et Jules. Malgré les points positifs, il faisait un peu froid. Merci à tous, c'est un plaisir de vous revoir.
Maxime and Mona Bayonne France
Viel Erfolg und zufriedene Kunden!
Wir fuhren mit dem Fahrrad durch die Gegend und buchten das einzige Gästehaus in der Nähe unseres Standortes. Es war eine angenehme Überraschung für uns alle. Wie wir erfuhren, sollte der Ort für eine weitere Woche nicht verfügbar sein. Es war also ein sehr unerwarteter Besuch, aber das war Julie und Andy egal. Sie haben großartige Arbeit geleistet, sodass wir uns von Anfang an wohl gefühlt haben. Es fühlte sich mehr nach einem Treffen mit Freunden der Familie an, als nach einem Aufenthalt in einem Gästehaus. Das haben wir sehr geschätzt. Das Zimmer war sauber, alles ist neu im nostalgischen Stil. Das Badezimmer ist neu und sieht einfach toll aus. Eine heiße Dusche half dabei, einen ganzen Tag mit dem Fahrrad zu verbringen. Für den Abend luden Julie und Andy uns zu einem schönen Abendessen mit Wein, Käse und Würstchen ein. Wir haben einen tollen Abend verbracht und auch gut geschlafen. Das Frühstück war reichhaltig und hatte alles, was wir uns wünschen konnten. Julie und Andy fragten uns auch, ob wir etwas zum Frühstück hätten. Das ist ein schönes kleines Detail. Wir hatten einen tollen Aufenthalt und das alles zu erleben, obwohl wir nicht vorbereitet waren, machte es noch besser. Viel Erfolg und zufriedene Kunden!
Tino Ehrich Berlin, Germany
Had a fantastic time here with my family this summer
Had a fantastic time here with my family this summer, plenty of room for a family of four and all the facilities you could need. Really peaceful area which allows you to fully recharge your batteries, but not to sleepy as there are plenty of restaurants and shops in a quick drive. Andy and Julia were fantastic hosts and were available if required, but gave us plenty of privacy and it almost felt like our own home. Great base if you like cycling as the Pyrenees are within touching distance and you can climb some of the most iconic Cols in Tour de France history. Will definitely be booking again as the whole family can’t stop talking about it.
Phil and Natalie West Yorkshire
We would wholeheartedly recommend a stay here. You won’t regret it!!!
We stayed at Le Michouat for 12 nights in August 2018. Situated about an 50 mins from the mountains it offers a good blend of peaceful living with easy access to the towns and villages of the mountains. This provides lots of opportunities to explore great views, restaurants and do plenty of activities, such as rafting and kayaking. There are also some great caves in which you can do organised tours. We visited the Grottes de Bétharram caves which were fascinating and great fun. The Balnea Spa is fabulous to relax in with hot water (ranging from 33 - 40 degrees) areas outside in the mountains which is really beautiful. The gite was very clean and well presented. It is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The pool was also extremely clean and was attended to early in the mornings by Andy. There are good views from the pool of the mountains and plenty of comfortable pool side seating. There is English Freesat TV available in the gite for those that want it and Internet access is available. A new hot tub will be installed very soon although it was not set up during our stay. There is a table tennis table and Jules & Andy have provided plenty of games to keep kids busy in the evenings should you need it. For relaxing there is a huge hammock although we didn’t really use it. We did use the supplied barbecue though which was a good size & quality to supply guests. Jules and Andy are great hosts providing just the right blend of being there if you need them and leaving you to enjoy the pool and relaxing surroundings in peace. As we were flying in late on a Sunday night Jules called us a few days before and asked us if we wanted her to get some shopping in for when we arrived as many shops in France close Sunday & Monday. I was very grateful for this and sent her a list all of which was duly located in the fridge along with some welcome wine! How nice was that??!! They have clearly made every effort to ensure your stay is enjoyable and little touches such as supplying good quality plastic “glasses” for you to use by the pool were greatly appreciated. Julie’s cakes were also greatly appreciated!! During our stay there was a Man Utd game on and as soon as Andy found out that both my young boys support them, we were invited in to watch the match and have some drinks, which ended up being a really fun evening. Again they showed their hosting skills supplying said food and drinks, even though we took our own! We cannot thank Jules and Andy enough for making us feel welcome and helping to ensure we had a great time. We would wholeheartedly recommend a stay here. You won’t regret it!!!
Keith & Claire Bedfordshire
Would recommend to friends and family.
The accommodation was beautiful throughout and well equipped. Andy and Julie were great hosts and the location ideal. Would recommend to friends and family. Sue and Mick Barry, Warwickshire.
Sue and Mick Barry Warwickshire
They were perfect hosts in every way.
We stayed with Andy and Julie in May. They were perfect hosts in every way. The pool was cleaned daily. We had beautiful views of the Pyrenees. Everywhere was within easy reach, all less than an hour away. We will definitely come back !!!
Chrissy and Steve Mckenzie Cornwall, UK
5* star hosts all round, nothing is too much trouble.
We had a lovely break chez Jules & Andy. My husband and I stopped here en route to Italy. 5* star hosts all round, nothing is too much trouble. The surroundings are heavenly. A must visit.
Graham and Tracy Barfield UK