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Luxury Self Contained Country Mansion

Chateau with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and private pool in Salles, the South of France

From €3,588 per week

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Luxury self contained 300 year old French country house, private pool and terrace area with stunning views of the Pyrenees ski fields, Lourdes nearby.


Perfect for families, groups or a romantic escape, Le Belvedere is a beautiful private home and one you can make yours for the duration of your stay. Le Belvedere has an ambiance to match the location with a sense of style, comfort and understated luxury that is both inviting and intimate. Spectacular scenery of the Haute Pyrenees, a unique region rich in heritage and authenticity which is conveyed and treasured by its inhabitants. Delicious meals from elegant candlelit dinners to casual barbeques on the front terrace. Savour our local cuisine, a mountain on a plate with produce from the seasons.Awesome mountain experiences from picnics in the exquisite Pyrenean countryside to the diversity of adventure activities from hiking, ski-ing, cycling, canyoning and rafting. Our favourite thing about our house and land is that the village of Salles has a particularly rich natural heritage, thanks to an environment that has remained very well preserved ... a small "sanctuary", a precious place which has preserved its authentic pastoral character, offering to the true lovers of nature all the pleasures offered by a space still wild.

In 2007 with a passion for travel and adventure I arrived from Australia and purchased ‘Le Belvedere’ offering authentic French boutique accommodation to friends, family and guests from all around the world. I came to France looking for a place we could enjoy in both the summer and the winter. I fell in love with ‘Le Belvedere.’ The previous owners introduced me to an architect couple specialising in Chateau renovation in Bourdeaux. Their advice which has stayed with me, was to approach ‘Le Belvedere’ carefully to maintain its distinctive heritage and authenticity. There is something magical about this place, it seems to have the ability to capture everyone’s hearts, people simply love coming here. ‘Le Belvedere’ is very comfortable and a place you can stop and breathe and relax and absorb what this special region has to offer. The village is tranquil, and the people are very welcoming. It’s a pleasure to be a caretaker of such a beautiful house in a beautiful area."

The property is located close to five ski stations including La Mongie and Super Bareges. It is perfectly located to explore Gavarnie, Cauterets and Lourdes either in the stunning summer or beautiful picturesque winters. The Pyrenees are an unspoilt wilderness area of France and Spain where you can go rafting, canyoning, walking, trekking, riding and much more. Our favourite thing about our house and land is that the village of Salles has a particularly rich natural heritage, thanks to an environment that has remained very well preserved ... a small "sanctuary", a precious place which has preserved its authentic pastoral character, offering to the true lovers of nature all the pleasures offered by a space still wild, where the man has found his place in harmony with the landscape: random paths through which to discover the many barns that adorn this landscape and further accent the charm of the place and we will take in the scenery, smells and warmth of this beautiful space. One of the first things that you will notice when you arrive in the Gaves Valley is the four grand sites which are known worldwide: Lourdes, Gavarnie, Le Pont d’Espagne - Cauterets and the Pic du Midi.

Interior description of Le Belvedere
Dining room

Food and wine are at the heart of the people of the French Pyrenees and certainly look no further than Vallees des Gaves for unique and wonderful local specialities that can be enjoyed in this magnificent dining room. Our dining room seats 10 people however it can seat 12 - 14 comfortably. You do not need visit restaurants to enjoy French cuisine - be adventurous prepare the meals yourself and enjoy and relish in the wonder of French cuisine and wine.

Grand Salon

Warmed in winter by the massive open fireplace and in summer the Grand Salon opens on to the terrace overlooking the magical Haute Pyrenees. The Grand Salon is the heart of the house where you can enjoy wonderful evenings in summer or winter with a glass of wine and wonderful friends.


You may want to eat in one of the many wonderful local restaurants - however who could not resist the temptation to test your skills on the wonderful and tasty array of local French Pyrannean produce. Cook to your hearts and your guests content in your own French kitchen.

Entertainment Room

Want to relax and catch up on the news from home or keep the kids entertained with a DVD or board game? With over 200 Cable channels and a selection of DVD's in multi languages (usually French and English) we are sure that your entertainment needs and those of your children will be catered to.

Master Bedroom

A charmingly beautiful bedroom, in warm golds and burgundys, to rest after enjoying the excitement and beauty of the Haute Pyrenees - it is said that people sleep soundly and restfully in the mountains. This room comes with an adjoining sitting room and en-suite bathroom.

Triple Bedrooms

These two rooms provide stunning views from the top level of the house across the expansive valleys below. Charmingly furnished in antiques each room has a double and single bed with en-suite bathrooms.

Twin Bedroom

This room is comfortably furnished for either children or adults and also has an adjoining bathroom en-suite.
Please note that all bedrooms on the first and second floor are accessible by stairs only.

The Grounds of Le Belvedere
The pool, terrace and BBQ area is yours to enjoy! The pool is alarmed to ensure water safety and the terrace area is fitted with a barbeque to enjoy those wonderful summer evenings and spectacular views of the mountains.

Spring at Le Belvedere is truly breathtaking. The garden comes alive with colour and fragrance that lasts throught summer. Autumn offers up a spectacular display of olds, reds and browns, while winter transforms Le Belvedere into a beautiful snow covered hideaway. Any time of the year is truly magical.


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Fernando from Bilbao

Wordless. There was everything perfect. Amaizing combination of tradition and living.


Distances to locations

Nearest beach 90km Nearest bar 20km Nearest restaurant 200m Nearest ski lift 45km Nearest supermarket 15km Tarbes airport 20km Toulouse 120km San Sebastian 120km Lourdes 15km Biarritz 90km

Local activities

Climbing 45km Cycling 15km Fishing 15km Golf 45km Horse riding 15km Mountain biking 45km Skiing 45km Sports center 6km Tennis 6km Walking 100m

Sights and attractions

Historic site 45km Local food market 4km Museum 45km Night club 15km Shopping 4km Park 4km Theatre 15km Theme park 45km Zoo 4km Cinema 15km Casino 4km

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 27 September 2022 - 30 June 2023: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 July 2023: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 August 2023 - 30 June 2024: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 July 2024: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 August - 27 September 2024: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 July 2025: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 April - 31 August and receive 10% off if the booking is for 20 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • Security Deposit

    €500.00 per booking, paid with booking



4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 3 single beds and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite

There is also 1 cot


4 bathrooms including 4 en suites, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 4m x 6m, Depth 0.6m to 1.6m

Shared pool


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 10, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Single gender groups, Smoking, Restricted mobility , Pets

Extra information

Le Belvedere' is unique to the Valley and was originally built over 300 years ago. Since that time as been a government building, local council house, school, and private residence. The 300 year old wooden staircase is heritage listed for its unique construction as it is entirely free standing without vertical support beams. The magnificent staircase is still in its original state and with minor restoration work, stands as strong as at the time it was built. The house is built from stone and chestnut wood and is finished in walnut. It features built-in walnut cupboards and doors mostly in their original state that have seen over 300 years with very little restoration work needed. The floors in the master bedroom are still in their original state and are made of chestnut parquetry.


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