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Traditional style French house. Private gardens and pool.

Montfort, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
  • House1076 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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.

If you are a smaller group looking at staying with us during May, June, late September or October special discounts rates are available.


Kate Briant

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
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 Montfort

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.

What makes this House unique

The pool is totally private and not overlooked. The house is set back from the road with parking in the front and the garden goes all the way around the house.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


        • 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

          Location Type

            • Rural
            • Village


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Rustic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Fireplace
                          We have a wood burner in the snug
                        • Internet
                          Free internet access is available to all guests.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Heating
                          Electric heaters
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              The kitchen has a large selection of crockery and kitchen utensils.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Washing machine and tumble dryer in a separate pantry area.
                            • Refrigerator
                              A large fridge freezer
                            • Stove
                              We have a gas range cooker with one oven. The hob has 6 rings.
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      French TV
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                              The back garden is on two different levels so not very wheel chair friendly. The bedrooms are on the 1st floor but we are happy to make up the snug as a ground bedroom for wheel chair users .

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  The house has a 15m2 pool in a sunny fenced area.


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • sight seeing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • ski privileges optional
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming

                                                                  4 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Away from it all!

                                                                  CLAIRE G.

                                                                  We have just spent two weeks at this charming, rustic property and have had a great time. Our boys aged 3, 7 and 9 absolutely loved the pool and despite it not being a heated pool, they couldn't keep away. The house is old and the stairs creak but for us that added to the charm of the property. La Bowdette is spacious as well as cosy and very well equipped (there were even scales and baking tin so I could make our youngest his birthday cake). The house has excellent facilities (the water pressure in the shower was divine) and every detail has been thought through, there was a plentiful supply of towels and beach towels, the use of a very up do date washing machine and dryer made staying here very enjoyable. Alison the housekeeper was on hand for local advice and even popped in a couple of times to check everything was ok which was very reassuring. The only reason for four stars would be the need for a car if you stay here, to fully appreciate the surrounding area and to get to local amenities a car is a must. Thank you for a great stay, we explored the local area and beyond and can fully recommend the following:

                                                                  Auberge Claverie, Auberge de la Fontaine, Rafting 64, Train Artouste, Bettharem Caves, Navarrenx, Chateaux de Laas and access to the river is very easy just turn left onto main road and watch for a Acces Gave sign on you right (great spot for a BBQ or picnic).

                                                                  Perfect french home for all the family

                                                                  Mandy R.

                                                                  We had a lovely time in la Bowdette. It's a gorgeous home for your vacation. Only the weather was pants! We enjoyed balancing our time between the lovely little towns close by and our base in Montfort. The area is stunningly beautiful. The house was perfect for our party. My 15 year old had the top of the house to himself, he simply loved it. A hamper of goodies was a nice touch on our arrival and it was much appreciated.

                                                                  Fantastic 'Picture Postcard' Holiday Home

                                                                  Edward R.Bournemouth, United Kingdom

                                                                  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.

                                                                  A perfect holiday

                                                                  kevin h.

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Montfort, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit

                                                                  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.

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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                  Property # 1092965