La Joie de Vivre

La Joie de Vivre is owned by Ana and Nigel Skinner, who believe that the definition of the Joy of Life  is outdoor recreation accompanied by great accommodation, excellent food, wine and a large dose of relaxation.

Located in beautiful countryside

A converted barn – La Joie de Vivre  – lies in the grounds of a 150 year old Maison d’Maitre in the heart of a region famed for its gastronomy (Confit de Canard), wine (Madiran) and spectacular Pyrenean mountain scenery.

Unspoiled natural beauty

In the the beautiful Haute-Pyrenees region of South-West France, the range of outdoor activities accessible from the front door is endless.

Informal relaxing elegance and an altogether unique French experience awaits you.

La Joie de Vivre is a completely independent second house, comprising 3 bedrooms, a large living room, a luxury granite-finished kitchen dining room, a covered veranda with views of the Pyrenees and two separate shower rooms. You will also be able to access our 12m x 6m salt water swimming pool, heated between May and October. You can find the full details of what will be provided to you at  La Joie de Vivre below.

Self-Catering Gite Details

Gite size approximately 200 sq. m | Luxury granite finished kitchen | Large living room (has a double sofa bed) with log burner | Dining room | Bedroom 1: Queen size bed | Bedroom 2: Double bed | Bedroom 3: Bunk beds | 2 x Shower rooms, each with a WC | Covered veranda with views of the Pyrenees with table tennis, rowing machine and confortable sitting.

Self-Catering Gite Facilities

Washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, oven, four gas ring hob – the kitchen is fully equipped to cook for 1 to 8 people | Heating | High quality home theatre system with streaming and Bluray/DVD Library | Television, DVD player | WiFi | All bath towels and pool towels provided | Hairdryers | Bed linen provided | Baby cot supplied | Salt water swimming pool, heated from May to October | Table tennis, boules and other garden games available | plancha | Mountain bikes available | Charger unit for electric car (for a fee) | No smoking in the gite, smoking allowed in the gardens only