At the heart of the Basque Country in the quiet but lively village of Helette you are very well situated to visit the Basque coast, the mountains and all the towns and villages of this beautiful area.
The large cottage 'Ohantzea at first floor layer up to eight people. Two mezzanine bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with a double bed and a single bed. (Toilet between)
On the lower floor, a kitchen and dining room fully equipped, a library lounge with a double sofa bed, wood fire and a clipboard.
The 3rd bedroom is off the living room (double bed and single bed).
The apartment also has a lovely private terrace and flowers (15 m2) and an en suite spatieuse (10m2) and a bathroom on the mezzanine.
Santa Maria home also offers its beautiful terraced with superb views of the mountains or find its friendly owners Baigura of the corners Barbeque picnics with tables and hammocks to rest seat garden.
The cottage can be rented Ohantzea with two large rooms on the front of the house for larger groups (up to 12) These groups control indoors Hegohaiz the room (80 m2) ideal for yoga, dance etc.. Also Harrigela rooms with a large fireplace.
Rental houses in Fort House "Santa Maria" dating from the thirteenth century
You fall in love with the old noble house "Santa Maria", located Helette the heart of the Basque Country, the Pyrenees Atlantiques.
Between Biarritz and St Jean Pied de Port our rural houses that are half an hour from the beaches of Biarritz and St Jean de Luz. Helette is in a lost or you will find the quiet and beautiful valley landscape. At the foot of Mt Baigura, Helette offer you several hiking on Baigura and in the valleys and hills around the village which gives an overview on the Basque Coast and the Pyrenees mountains. Not far from the GR10 here you will find very interesting rides for all levels.
The leisure at the foot of the Baigura offers Paragliding, ATV, Scooter: The 'train' that rises to the top is open to all for recreation and hiking on the crest of Baigura.
Nive (15Mn), river rafting, is excelling for rafting, kayaking, etc.. Several companies offer rental and descent groups. There are lots of nooks for swimming and diving cliffs;
The beaches of the Basque Coast's easily accessible Helette (30/40Mn): Hendaye, St Jean de Luz, Bidart, Guethary, Biarritz and Anglet beaches offer great qualities with and without waves. Coming from inside you avoid traffic jams and the RN 10 appreciera Helete the quiet after the crowds of the coast.
Cultural heritage of the Basque Country is very rich. Prehistoric caves-Isturitz-d-d-and-Oxocelayasont the neighboring village, The Commandery 'Ospitalia' of Irrissary too. In the castle is Arnaga Cambo (15 Mn), Le Chateau de Mauleon 1hr inwards. But the towns and villages of the Basque Country with their regional commodity markets, Festivals and other cultural events may be the best wealth here. St Jean Pied de Port, Bayonne, S Jean de Luz, Saint Sebastian and Pamplona Spanish side its full historical and charming towns, as the greater part of the village around Helette.
Santa Maria House Fort dating from the XII / XIII century shows the stages of its Evolution with murderers north side, Windows cross stone and the main staircase carved with angels' heads and renaissance motifs Basques (xv/xv1 century) It was built on the border between Navarre and Aquitaine (at age English) and on the old road leading from Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port and also the Way of St James of Compostela.
Santa Maria is behind the church 50 meters from the Place Helette; Classic instead Basque with its pediment is surrounded by bars and restaurants, it is also a post office and bakery;
Anthony Tucker renovated with passion this mansion. It now offers three spacious and lovingly renovated stone and hardwood apartments: Hegoalde, Sutegia and Ohantzea and many common areas: