La Maison de Bernadette
La Maison de Bernadette was passed down to us from Dan’s mother Bernadette and has been in our family since 1987. The property is a combination of an old Pyrenean house and barn. It is situated on the slopes of the Hautacam, a mountain know and loved by cyclists in the summer and skiers in the winter. The barn is a bunkhouse refuge and the communal kitchen for all the guests. Our large permaculture style garden with its secluded spots in-between the fruit trees, bushes and edible flowers are the perfect places to share a drink and admire the stunning views where you get a front row seat to the spectacular mountain sunsets.
We care greatly about where we live and want to share it with you, therefore it is natural that we want to protect our environment and maximise the benefits that tourism can bring. But this doesn’t mean having to compromise on the enjoyment of your trip or the quality of your accommodation. We aim to directly benefit our community and protect our environment without sacrificing your comfort or needs.
MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO STAY
At La Maison de Bernadette we offer various combinations giving you the flexibility to choose what’s right for your holiday. The rooms are available on their own, or combined with meals and even activities.
There are three bedrooms to choose from in the main house. All can be made up as two single beds or pushed together to make a large double bed. We are able to add a travel cot or child’s bed if you have small children. They are comfortable and all have en-suite bathrooms with a shower, sink and eco toilet.
We have a passion for using good quality fresh organic food. We grow our own fruit, vegetables and herbs in our own garden and buy locally, which means our menus are very seasonal.
Dan can propose several options for putting together your mountain trip, allowing the maximum amount of people to benefit from this ultimate holiday style. You can choose to customise one activity such as hiking, climbing etc. or mix them up to create the ultimate multi-activity combination, so everyone can get in on the action. The possibilities are endless. His guidance priceless.
Mountain Sessions with Dan
“The Pyrenees is my home land. These mountains have taught me much and given me more than I could ever hope for. It’s here that we live as a family and it is here that we have two pre-organised trips a year, one in the summer and one in the winter. We welcome you to our home in the summer to benefit from the home grown produce of our garden, the long warm evenings and of course the beautiful hiking routes in our local area. In the winter keep warm by the large open fire, enjoy delicious meals and wine and discover the enchantment of hiking in the snow covered mountains. These are two pre-organised, fully catered for trips that we have made every effort to keep as authentic and comfortable as possible. Both trips are for those who wish to discover the mountains with family, friends or as a couple. The solitary traveller who wishes to meet new people is of course equally welcome.
Unlike Big Tour Operators with their endless lists of holiday destinations to chose from, like in the aisle of a supermarket, we’ve opted for a more personal approach. A more mountain approach. We’d rather get in touch with you; find out what you like and dislike; what you expect or what your experience is; what you want or don’t want. We don’t just want to sell you a mountain holiday, we’d rather create a mountain experience that suits your desires. More Info