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A great base for all seasons.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

A pretty Bearnaise house set in an acre of private gardens.

La Bowdette:

This charming house in the southwest of France about 40 minutes drive from Biarritz and an hour drive to the ski resorts of the Pyrenees.

A warm welcome awaits you at this rustic Bearnaise house, La Bowdette. Set in an acre of grounds with a secluded outdoor pool and BBQ patio area, with an outdoor dining area set under the trees. The well equipped kitchen makes cooking a pleasure after shopping in the numerous local markets. Your stay will be enhanced by Egyptian cotton sheets and towels, fresh flowers and a French produce welcome pack.

The house sleeps 7 but we can accommodate groups as large as 8.

One bedroom is Ensuite, there is one large family bathroom looking out over a private paddock and a shower room downstairs.

There is a snug with a large fire for a cosy night in, and a large kitchen living area to enjoy

More Details

Kate Briant
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Kate Briant

Charlie and Kate brought La Bowdette a year ago and have spent the last year making it into a delightful cosy base.

Kate Briant purchased this house in 2012

Why Kate Briant chose Bearn - Orthez

Both of us being keen beach and mountain people we just love this area. So when we came across our lovely house there was no looking back.


Montfort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Roll top bath and double shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En suite to bedroom 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Attic room with a little room off to the side with no door
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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A great base for all seasons.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Fantastic 'Picture Postcard' Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at La Bowdette and had a very enjoyable and relaxing time.

It is a perfect 'picture postcard' holiday home with a lovely secluded private swimming pool.

The surrounding area was very picturesque. It was only a short drive into the nearby town 5 minutes for groceries and a few very good local restaurants close by although the quality of the local produce on offer meant we enjoyed eating outside and using the bbq on the terrace on most occasions.

The house was beautifully decorated, well equipped and spotlessly clean.

We didn't venture very far during the week but we were very close to the Pyrenees and Biarritz was only about a 40minute drive.

Overall we found it the perfect place for a relaxing stay and I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

La Bowdette is a lovely french country house with just the right amount of character and charm. It is situated on the edge of a small hamlet and has just the right everything for a good time. The house itself has a nice flow with a big kitchen connected to a comfortable living room. Kate and Charlie follow through on all of their commitments and were consummate hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
220 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Salies De Bearn
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Laas Aurberge
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
La Pierre St Martin
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Montfort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65.15
Refundable damage deposit $260.59

We offer special rates to smaller groups between October and March. The house is still very cosy if there is just the two of you.
Please give us a call to see what deals we have available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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