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Papilio. A wonderful old farm house
Papilio. A wonderful old farm house
12 guests
4 bedrooms
11 beds
4 baths
12 guests
4 bedrooms
11 beds
4 baths
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Nestled amongst the beautiful forested hills of the Midi-Pyrenees, Papilio is a spacious, comfortable and rustic retreat with a south-facing garden that overlooks uninterrupted mountain views. The owners, Rolfe and Hermione, have lovingly restored this 19th-century lodge and welcome you to stay in their relaxed home. It is the perfect base for relaxing and unwinding by the fire or skiing, rafting, hiking and snowshoeing in the nearby surroundings.
Get in touch as price is negotiable.

The space

Papilio has an impressive array of eclectic world art, bohemian bed throws, prayer flags and classic interior design. The ground floor feels incredibly homely with hardwood floorboards throughout the living and dining areas, staircase and first-floor bedrooms. The attic bedrooms are comfortable and cosy containing plush carpet, wooden beams and natural light via dormer windows and skylights. All bedrooms have an attached bathroom, with a toilet, basin, combination bathtub and shower and heated towel rail. The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary items to prepare your own meals, and the 12 person dining room is the perfect place to entertain. Papilio is centrally heated, however you will find yourself gravitating to the charming wood fire in the lounge. In summer, cool off in the outdoor heated swimming pool, play on the trampoline and enjoy your meals at the outdoor table setting on the paved terrace. Off-street car parking is available for up to 4 vehicles. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the household.

Guest access

Papilio is available to rent as a self-catered gîte and can accommodate up to ten people throughout four en-suite bedrooms (twin or king beds available), all with superb views of the Pyrenees bordering France and Spain.
You will not be disappointed by Papilio’s friendly and warming ambience and superb location.

Interaction with guests

We will be on hand morning and evening to help point you in the right direction for all the activities that are here. Amazing walking, rock climbing, canyoning, road and mountain biking, skiing, snow-shoeing and so forth. It's all on our doorstep.

Other things to note

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking and respectful of others. Its a home from home and we are very welcoming. No shoes inside as we have beautiful wooden floor boards - Have fun and enjoy the house and the area!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 14, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

5 Reviews

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Denis User Profile
August 2017
La maison de Marni est très grande: 5 chambres et 4 salles de bain aux 1er et 2éme étages. Au rez-de-chaussée, un grand salon avec cuisine américaine, et une grande salle à manger. Les lits étaient faits lors de notre arrivée. Les serviettes de toilette sont fournies. Tout était impeccablement propre. La maison est située au calme, à 2 km du centre de Luchon. Nous avons aussi beaucoup apprécié le jardin: barbecue, ping-pong, trampoline et des chaises longues devant la petite piscine. On gare sa voiture dans le jardin, pas de souci de parking donc. Marni habite la maison mitoyenne. Elle est très discrète, mais prête à rendre service dès qu'on lui demande. Bref on a passé un bon séjour.
Marni User Profile
Response from Marni:
Bonjour. Merci beaucoup. Vous êtes très gentil et votre famille est un véritable témoignage pour vous. JE VOUS REMERCIE.
August 2017

Fan User Profile
August 2017
Belle maison proche de luchon et des activités de la montagne. Jardin très agréable mais cuisine petite pour le nombre.
Marni User Profile
Response from Marni:
Merci beaucoup. Nous sommes content que vous avez passé un bon moment. Vous étiez nombreux à rester (12) alors je suis d'accord que la cuisine pourrait être un peu petite ... j'espère que la grande salle à manger a aidé. Nous allons également ajouter une machine à laver pour votre confort la prochaine fois. Je vous souhaite la bienvenue à tout moment Cordialement
August 2017

Eva User Profile
July 2017
Excellent weekend passé à Luchon. Nous sommes arrivés à 13 pour participer à l'Aneto Trail. Le logement est parfait pour les groupes et idéalement situé. Nous avons adoré le grand jardin, les salles communes spatieuses et la tranquilité des lieux. Nous avons été très bien reçus, merci à Marni pour sa gentillesse et sa flexibilité car organisé des séjours en groupe est souvent signe de modifications de dernières minutes!! Peut-être à l'année prochaine pour l'édition 2018!
Marni User Profile
Response from Marni:
THANK YOU so so much - it really was wonderful having you all to stay ! please do come back - anytime. And your clothes are now in the post!!! ;-) BIG TY Marni
July 2017

Rémi User Profile
June 2017
Endroit magnifique, au calme, et des gens souriant.

Pauline User Profile
January 2017
Maison charmante à proximité du centre de Luchon. Accueil très agréable, équipements et literies de qualité ! Idéal pour un week-end en famille ou entre amis !
Marni User Profile
Response from Marni:
THANK you so much and so happy that you had a great time - HAPPY new year to you and of course you are welcome again any time. :-)
January 2017

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Bagnères-de-Luchon, FranceJoined in February 2016
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We run a guest house in Montauban de luchon. We are also owners of a UK travel company called 360 Expeditions and run expeditions all over the world. Mainly mountains such as Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Mera Peak, Everest, Cho Oyu, Vinson, ... and so forth - for more on us look up 360 Expeditions.

This aside we run Papilio guest house.

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