Extracts from our Guest Book

Cornish Cycle Club, September 2016

"Thank you for your excellent hospitality. We have all had an amazing week in the Pyrenees.  The food was outstanding and you couldn't have looked after us any better.  We really appreciate it!  Good luck Sofia with your journey through school and whatever you decide to will be fantastic.  We are sure that we will be back and will be highly recommending your brilliant accommodation."


Jo & Ben, September 2016

"Simply perfect!  Dom, Liz & Sofia are fantastic hosts, cooks, company.  They made our holiday as relaxing and adventurous as we wanted it to be.  We will be sure to spread the word!

Being here is exactly what we needed....Fresh air, laughter, mountains & sunshine!"


 The Whitfield Family, UK, August 2016

"We have had the most wonderful time here - three siblings and our families.  So many laughs, swims, bike rides, lively table tennis matches, happy late-evening barbeques and so much more.  Thank you for making us so welcome and allowing our big family get-together to happen. "


Guests on the WWT London Wetland Centre Annual Bird Watching Tour, June 2016  

"Such a delightful and welcoming country house. We have loved the roses, the trees, the birds, the amazing food, the delightful host and hostess and the added bonus of Vanilla"


 Paul, Susie, Jodie & Matt, Geelong, Australia, June 2016

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, such a beautiful setting and view.  The rooms have been lovingly restored and are so cosy and comfortable.  And the food! OMG the food! Liz, you are a talented cook.  Every meal was restaurant quality and so beautiful and enjoyable.

Thank you so much for your awesome hospitality!.

P.S Pyrenees Pursuits will always be special to us as the place we were engaged! Paul & Susie"


 Alison,  May 2016

"What a wonderful five days! Thank you so much to both of you for all the wonderful food, great accommodation, kindness and informative guiding around a lovely area.  I will recommend you to all my friends and family"


Sven, Elizabeth, Noa & Emilia April 2016  (second visit)

"It felt great being back here after our first stay in April 2014.  Again we were lucky to enjoy a week full of sunshine.  Thanks Dom, Liz & Sofia for making us feel at home, we'll try to come back soon."


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Dean & Tracie, Melbourne Australia Aug/Sept 2015  (second visit)

"Thank you so much for your kind hospitality over the past two weeks.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here.  Liz, once again, your cooking was a huge highlight during our first week and Dom your knowledge of the mountains was invaluable to us.  Thanks again for having us in your beautiful home.  We hope to be back soon."


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Jerry (MPCC) - July 2015

"Fantastic hosts with a great place and superb food, they could not be more welcoming.  In 20 years of arranging cycling trips to the TdF this is the best place yet."


Elaine and Chris, London June 2015

"We really enjoyed our stay here, though it was too short!  Thank you for making us so welcome.  Everything about this place is comfortable, homely and relaxing.  Hopefully we will be back - for a bit longer next time."


Robert & Alison Barry!!! May 2015 

"Thank you so much for making our wedding night so special and for looking after our family so well.  This place is stunning, we will have to come back and stay in the treeehouse one day!  Amazing hosts and so flexible with plans.  Even let me have my pre-wedding stags do on the lawn."


Team Radon Magura Factory, Switzerland,  April 2015

"This place is "Amazing"! We have spent 12 days with Dom & Liz and can't say how much we have enjoyed it! Making new friends here at 'Pyrenees Pursuits' is what life is all about.  1000 THX and hope to see you again in the near future! Gery and Team"


 Babs & Ian Dawson, 12-18 October 2014

"We have had a fabulous week in the Pyrenees. Location, location. Stunning views and great accommodation.  Bed so comfortable, long lies bliss!!  Liz & Dom vey helpful and friendly.  Gave great advice re walks, biking etc.  To top it all the weather has been stunning.  Hope to return and cycle the Col d'Aspin!!"


Six Danes from Copenhagen, Sept 2014

"Six Danes from Copenhagen enjoyed a fantastic stay with Liz and Dom.  We loved the surroundings, enjoyed walking in the mountains, swimming in the pool and playing Petanque.   We enjoyed the excellent cooking.  We had dinners prepared by Liz and Dom - highly recommendable.

Fantastic, excellent, wonderfull - six senior citizens!"

 The Cycling Life Tour Group, Australia, July 2014 (second visit)

"Thanks to Dom, Liz and Sofia.  Supreme location & unbelievable catering.  No stone left unturned.  Made a tough cycling trip as easy as it could be.  Would highly recommend this location to any one coming through this way. 

Dom, Liz and Sofia what an amazing host, food & experience.  Thank you all for making this a memorable trip for our Cycling Life guests. "

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 Swindon Road Cycle Club, June/July 2014 (second visit)

"What a fantastic gem in the mountains! We have had the most amazing week staying with Dom, Liz and Sofia.  We couldn't have asked for anything else.  The food has been first class, with vegetarians catered for so well, along with the 'meat eaters'. Fabulous cycling, wonderful scenery and great company.  We will be back."

 Marco & Gert, 2 Cycling friends from Holland, June 2014

"This is a sad day.... We have to leave this paradise on the hill.  We found this place by coincidence and did not book but we were welcomed with open arms as we drove up Col de Bidalet.  We really enjoyed the hospitality, the food and the view.  We hope we stay at the top of the league with 11 Cols in 4 days.  Thanks a lot and we are hoping to come back to do the last Col (Troumouse)."

 Gillian & Roger Holt, UK - June 2014

"We have really enjoyed our week in this lovely house & amazing area.  We have greatly appreciated your hospitality; your willing & helpful guidance about where to eat, where to walk, where to watch birds.  Thank you too for the delicious meals & even cake on our return in the afternoons!"

Sven, Elizabeth, Noa & Emilia, Holland, April 2014

"Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday.  Great place to stay & great people, respect for all the work you've done. And we've never had 7 consecutive days of sunshine in the Pyrenees in April before so thanks for that as well."

The Cannon family, 3 generations age range 10 mths - 84yrs!,  August 2013

"Thank you for a lovely holiday.  What a lovely house in a beautiful location.  Highlights included the pool, the rabbit, the view, Hautacam luge, the pool, Pic du Midi, the car-chasing dog, and did we mention the pool!!! Special thanks to Biddy for looking after us so well while Liz, Dominic & Sofia were away.  We will be sad to leave but will take away some wonderful memories."

 Jim & Cath Purves from Dingwall, Highlands of Scotland, June 2013

"Some places on earth are exquisitely beautiful & this is one of them.   Obviously the views are majestic and they give you the incentive to explore more whether by bike, car or paintbrush.  Thank you Liz for Bareges Artist Walk.  Even my non-artistic husband dabbled & enjoyed.  As for cycling, he has rekindled his long lost love of cycling - now a 'happy chappy'.  We are both incredibly impressed with the effort that Dom & Liz have expended to fulfill the potential of such a beautiful site.  Dom, Liz & Sofia are extremely welcoming & helpful hosts and gladly assist in providing suggestions for numerous activities - naturally cycling, but also yoga which Cath particularly enjoyed with Dave.  Also great to spend evenings by the 'heated pool'.  And the bed in 'La Clique' was fabulous.  Thank you all" 

 Andy Caldwell, ( and Eric, Steve and Pete), 08 May 2013

"Wow, what an unbelievable holiday experience.  We spent five idyllic days here cycling in the beautiful mountains and relaxing in the mesmerising house/gite/farmhouse/thingy.  Dom and Liz were the most incredible hosts, relaxed, welcoming and always with time to chat, advise and laugh with us. We loved it and will definitely be back.  Thanks!"

 Anna & Mic,  (Belgium, Autwerpen), April 2013

"We very much enjoyed our stay at your beautiful house.  We enjoyed our walks in the meadows of yellow dandelions and daisies, we enjoyed feeding Vanilla, the rabbit, clover leaves and patting her white soft fur.  We enjoyed the birds waking us up every morning early and most of all the magnificent white pearls in the horizon.  Thank you for your warm welcome."

 Paul, Debbie and Jonathan,  August 2012

"Thank you Dom, Liz and Sofia, we have had a wonderful holiday, one of the best ever.  We have relaxed and enjoyed the atmosphere and spectacular views.  We loved the wine tasting evening! It has been a privelege to stay at your lovely home.  Can't wait to visit again."

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Jon and Celia Proudfoot, August 2012

"4th stay now & booked in again for next year.  Glorious weather, thrilled Sofia has a rabbit - loved doing the specialist crossword with her, wine festival great fun & Dom and Liz lovely hosts as ever.  Floating in the boat in the pool gazing at the mountains & trees ....Thinking of doing a photo montage of interesting wildlife.  4 Cols this year - can't wait for more next year!!"

Lucy and Patrick Brennan (Warlingham Surrey),  July 2012

"Thank you for a wonderful stay, great location and views, wonderful and comfortable gite.  Yoga with Dave was fantastic and the cycling great.  We've really felt at home, wonderful to spend time wity you all and can't wait to come back."

 Phil, Kath and Amy, Tavistock, Devon, UK),  June 2012

"The website does not lie, a perfect setting from which to enjoy a varied and beautiful scenic holiday.  Our hosts gave us a warm welcome and have been accommodating including local knowledge. THe pool setting was idyllic and the wildlife slightly more exciting than anticipated!"

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 Robert and Margot, September 2011

"Thank you for a lovely week.  You have a view to die for, a lovely gite for two, and you are great hosts.  We have enjoyed the mountains immensely in no small part due to your excellent advice for walking and cycling."

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 Hazel & Barry, Worthing Sussex, UK

"Thank you Dom, Liz & Sofia for your warm hospitality, especially the waitress at dinner!!! Lovely place in a beautiful position and the group of cyclists added to the enjoyment."

Graham & Joe, September 2011

"Great place, Great hosts, Great fun - in a word "Great"!"

Heather and Paul, September 2011

"Again another wonderful stay.  Can't wait to come back.  A lovely group of guests all added to this year's experience.  Great to catch up wih the news since last year and the addition of Vanilla .  oh ... can't forget the cake! Yum!"

Lawrence, Reegan, Spiro, Mark, Leonardo, Giovanni, Elena & Demi, August 2011

"It is rare to find a place that ticks all the boxes: comfortable lodgings, excellent hospitality, a child-friendly environment and a truly amazing location!  But perhaps most impressive is the genuinely friendly atmosphere that our wonderful hosts have created about the place."

 Jenny & David (and Rois & Marty & Murray & the Donegal 3 & the Belfast Mafia), August 2011


"Our 3rd visit & it just keeps getting better.  Superb location, great hosts and the best facilities. LOVE IT ALL!! Thanks to you all, Dom, Liz ad Sophia, for the best holiday ever.  Already planning next year - talk soon."

Anne Marie & Julian Foot, Strathpeffer in Scottish Highlands, June 2011

A huge thank you to Dominic, Liz and Sophia for welcoming us to their wonderful home and making us feel so welcome.  We have always loved the Pyrenees but this has been our best visit.  The location is wonderful and the way you have done the place is inspiring.  We have also had a great week of cycling both doing our first Cols of the Tour.  Anne Marie was thrilled with d'Aspin and I was chuffed to get the Tourmalet done along with d'Aspin and Hautacam.  Dominic's advice was always greatly received.  We are both looking forward to coming bac already."

Sue & Roy- Rothbury, Northumberland April 2010

"We've stayed in holiday homes all over Europe buth this takes the prize for the best view - Awesome."

Liz & Nicolas, January 2010

Fanstastic 5 days - great skiing, food & excellent company xxx.  Hoe from home with special touches ....(thank you Dom & Liz)  Plan to be back for walking, yoga & massage!!

Christine and Vincent, Melbourne, Australia, October 2009

"We definitely lucked out at Pyrenees Pursuits! It has been a superb week - location, views, accommodation & especially ambiance created by Liz, Dominic and Sofia.   We really enjoyed our daily riding planning sessions and advice from Liz and Dominic over breakfast in the sunshine and tea and muffins on our return!  Liz's dinner was a wonderful treat after slogging up Tourmalet abd I musn't forget to thank our hosts for arranging the weather - fantastic sunshine with a dusting of snow on the peaks for our farewell" 

Jon and Celia, August 2009

"The nicest place we've ever stayed - not only because of beautiful surroundings but because the accomodation is comfortable & pretty & Dominic and Liz are so helpful and great company. Sofia is delightful.  Great meeting all the different guests.  I want to take the pool and the donkey home."


David and Andrew, July 2009

"Well what can I say? A fabulous weekend enhanced by your attention to everyone's needs.  We'll be back for sure. "


 Debbie, Andy, Tom and Heidi, Charante, Feb 2009

"Lovely place to stay, would thoroughly recommend.  Beautiful views and fantastic surrounding area.  Good time skiing at Cauterets and Hautacam." 

  Clas, Rasmus and Oscar, Solihull, February 2009

  "Thanks a lot for all the help and your hospitality during our stay. The weather, the snow and the atmosphere made it all into a special memory for us."


"Staying here has been a great finale to our 3 weeks in France.  The accommodation is superb & Liz, Dominic and Sofia have been wonderful hosts.  From arranging a bike for Bruce to our final evening chatting around the fire, it's all been first class. We shall certainly be recommending Pyrenees Pursuits to cycling and non-cycling friends back in New Zealand. "

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  Mark, Joanna and Harry, September 2008

"Arrived dead of night weary from travelling - opened windows in the morning and the views and mountain air soon cheered us up.  Dom Liz and Sofia soon made us feel really really welcome - always there for you, from arranging doctors appointments to collecting bikes and weary mates from a 180k cycle in the twilight hours - Dom : you are a master of arranging the simplest things in times of need - perhaps a masseur at the top of Hautacam would have been better but Liz's cooking that evening was the perfect 'warm down'.  Thanks to you both and I regret to say 'WE'LL BE BACK'"

Peter, Jo, Alan & Susie,  September 2008

"We have enjoyed self-catering holidays together for a great number of years.  This must rank as one of the best.  Standard of accommodation, facilities and equipment are truly superb.  It is so peaceful and set in such beautiful surroundings that anyone staying must find it an unforgettable experience. Liz & Dom are wonderful hosts who spare no effort in ensuring their guests enjoy a wonderful stay. They are helpful and cheerful always and we appreciate all they have done for us.

Simon, Marion, Emily and Crispy, August 2008

"Dom, Liz & Sofia - Thank you for such a lovely week.  We have had a brilliant time.  We loved the swimming, eating, drinking and wonderful conversation.  Dom - thanks for taking Simon on his bike ride (his bum will recover) & next year - PADDED SHORTS!!  Emily is going to miss Sofia.  Thank you for being so great to play with. See you next year with the new addition."


The McPhees, August 2008

"Came for the Jazz in Marciac and the Tourmalet Cycle Climb.  Discovered: the warmest of welcomes; the best of hosts; a view that no website snap could possibly do justice to (from our living room); peace, tranquility and stars in the night sky that you can no longer see in most of the UK; as well as loads of other gems.  Will come back for all the above plus - the other Cols I didn't cycle; and most of the Rough Guide 'must sees' because we were too busy 'relaxing' and enjoying the sites nearby."  

Chris and Sue Vernon, July 2008

"Thanks Dom and Liz for a great holiday - something for both of us.  Pilgrimage to Lourdes, great views, gentle walks, challenging walks - Pic de Montaigu and Breche de Roland from Gavarnie (thanks Dom) - A Tip - days in the hills here are long and hard (especially when hot) compared with the UK.  The gite was just right, a very comfortable bed and British TV!  The setting wants you to stay around all day by the pool and watch birds. So much still to do - we will be back."

Jane & Paul Kerslake, May 2008

"Wonderful hosts, delightful gite, amazing location, fabulous wildlife and gorgeous weather.  All in all a fantastic introduction to the Pyrenees.  We would recommend the walk from Ouzous to the Pic de Pibeste, which we first did with the local guide, to see the vultures."

Nick Taylor, James Baggott, Anthony James and Paul Vanstone, October 2007  

"Dom, Liz and Sofia, thank you for a great week - canyoning, quad biking, gliding, mountain biking, hiking.....more hiking, great food... if only there was something to do around here.  Can't wait to come back and check out the winter facilities." 

Denise & John, June 2007

"This has been one of the nicest holidays we can remember. When we arrived, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of our surroundings and amazed by the extent of the work done by Liz and Dominic. Thye have treated us like family.  We know they will make a great success of this enterprise and look forward to returning and admiring the next phase as soon as we can."

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Amanda, Bruce, Alex and Chris, New Zealand, October 2008

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