Ponlat-Taillebourg is situated at the edge of the Pyrenean foothills, overlooking the Garonne valley and the snow-capped mountain range to the south. Toulouse and Pau are both approximately 100 km.
The house is a south-facing, traditional, large farmhouse that has been restored on ecological principles by the owner-architect over the last five years. The accommodation is on three floors and has three sitting areas and seven bedrooms.
On the ground floor is a hall/sitting room with a wood-burning stove, a spacious kitchen/dining room, utility room and a single bedroom with its own shower room. On the first floor is the drawing room, with the main bedroom and bathroom beyond; on the street side is a family unit of a double bedroom and a twin room with a shared shower room. There is access to the balcony through French doors on the landing. On the second floor, there is a large double bedroom , a smaller double bedroom and a single room, a shower room and a sitting area; three doors give access to the upper balcony.
Outside is a paved courtyard with a pergola over a table that seats 14; vines planted 2 years ago are gradually growing up to cover the pergola. To the west of the property, behind the farm buildings, is a 12-metre swimming pool with changing room; the pool is securely fenced with a 1.2 metre fence. There is a rough lawn area beyond the pool.
It is situated on the south edge of the small village of Ponlat-Taillebourg and 4 km from the town of Montrejeau, which has a wonderful Monday market on an esplanade facing the Pyrenees.
A great variety of outdoor activities are possible, with the mountains less than half an hour away – cycling, walking, skiing, canoeing. A summer music festival is held in the spectacular pilgrimage cathedral of St Bertrand de Comminges and the smaller Romanesque church of St Juste and there are many other small musical events in the area, including the very lively international folk music festival in Montrejeau in August.