Our place is close to the mountains and has great views. You’ll love our place because of its peaceful location, the quiet, the seasons and weather, the light, the comfy bed, and the coziness, and the good food. We welcome couples, solo adventurers, big groups, and furry friends (pets).
At 'L'Ancienne Bergerie' bed and breakfast we offer 3 double bedrooms and 1 bedroom with a double bed and single bed, tastefully laid out in our converted sheep barn.
A welcoming communal living/dining area has terracotta floors and natural wall finishes of lime and clay, french doors lead from the entrance hall out onto the sunny terrace. In the cooler months the L'Ancienne Bergerie is heated with a wood fired central heating system.
The south facing terrace is paved in slate and bordered with flower beds. A dining table seats 9 for breakfast or dinner under a shaded pergola and further deck chairs and parasols are placed for you to relax and enjoy the view.
Enjoy relaxing inside the building or outside on the terrace. There is private parking to the side of the building, where you can also start many walks which leave from the property.
You have privacy in your rooms, with chairs placed by the window so you can relax and enjoy a tea or coffee from the tray supplied in your room. Breakfast and dinner are served around one communal table. We are here to answer any questions and at hand to offer information about the local area.
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We offer evening dinner to our guests, served at 20hrs around a large communal table OR we can recommend a restaurant.
We can offer you information on the local area, places to visit and things to do. Free wifi through out the building and outside on the terrace. Mobile reception is limited with Orange, other network providers seem to work perfectly.
- Smoking outside only
- Arrival from 4pm
We met in France in 1993, whilst working. We said then that perhaps one day we’d move to France.
After returning to the UK in 1994 we lived in Edinburgh, Scotland for 10 years while furthering our professions. Becks held a partnership in a catering company with three busy outlets in the city and Kev worked in the estate of Holyrood Palace and Park, situated in the heart of the city.
During this time we continued our holidays to France, on several occasions to the Pyrenees, finding the Couserans area the most compelling and alluring.
We found a traditional stone building, in the hills, with some land, which we could turn into a « chambre d’hôte » business, working for ourselves and reaping the rewards from rearing our own Gascon pigs, Ariegoise sheep, egg laying chickens and maintaining a seasonal vegetable garden.
It took four years for us to renovate, which for us became a huge learning curve whilst developing skills we’d never envisaged. General building, water proofing the interior walls, reinforcing the walls, roof work, windows, carpentry – stairs, doors, floors and finally experimenting with natural materials for the finished look i.e.: insulation, clay renders, woodwork, locally hand crafted terracotta floor tiles, paints and lime wall finishes.
Becks has always had a passion for food and through her research, testing and experience she has now found the perfect medium to share this with our clients. Kev’s lifelong interest in natural history, gardening and wild food obviously ties in very well with Beck’s culinary skills and together they have found a home where they can marry all these things for our guests here at L’Ancienne Bergerie.
In our free time you'll not find us at home as we'll be out in the mountains!