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Villa & Private Pool For Relaxing Holidays With Family & Friends

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,498 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fully renovated, sleeps 12 with solar-heated pool, escape to the French country

Situated in the picturesque rolling hills of the Chalosse, this beautiful villa comprises Maison Pyron (built in 1871) and Le Grenier have recently been lovingly restored to offer spacious and comfortable family accommodation, perfect for extended family holidays or groups of families. This is an ideal base for relaxing family holidays and getting away from the stresses of everyday life in a tranquil part of undiscovered rural France; Voor het verkennen van familiestranden en surfen op de Atlantische kust (Biarritz, Capbreton); Visiting local market towns, wine tours and tasting; Walking in the Pyrenees; Swimming in lakes in nearby Mugron, St Pierre-du-Mont and Orthez and visiting Spain (San Sebastian).

Maison Pyron (250m²) has four spacious bedrooms sleeping 8 and its annex Le Grenier, the property's grain store has two bedrooms sleeping 4 (75m²). Both are rented together as one property for larger groups and have well-equipped kitchens with adjacent double French doors leading onto a spacious terrace at the front of the property with BBQ / plancha facilities. With a total of six bedrooms, three bathrooms, one cloakroom with WC and hand basin and a fourth separate WC, the set-up is ideal for three generation family holidays. Le Grenier would work well for grandparents or couples seeking some independence or occasional private time with their own entrance, garden and garden furniture to the side of the property.

The property is set in 5 acres of land with gardens, terrace, private woodland (the latter yet to be explored and developed) and pool at the rear of the property with some views over the local countryside. There are a variety of exotic trees and plants, including cherry, peach, walnut, fig and weeping willows, providing shaded spaces with hammocks on summer days with plenty of space for privacy or spending time together. Great for stargazing and spotting shooting stars as well as enjoying 'Indian Summers' in autumn, usually a great time to visit the region. The gardens provide a wonderful space to relax and unwind. For nature lovers, you will see buzzards, kites, roe deer, frogs, woodpeckers and butterflies and in the height of summer, crickets, grasshoppers and cicadas.

Maison Pyron is attractively furnished with a diverse range of beautiful French and European antiques and objects. With stone and tile floors downstairs and Provence blue shutters throughout, the house remains wonderfully cool during the summer months. On the ground floor the spacious main lounge and dining room (seating 12) is furnished with two comfy sofas and armchairs and retains the unusual original floor tiles and a wood-burning stove. The second sitting room also has original floor tiles and large fireplace with a new soapstone wood-burning stove for chillier evenings with two more comfy sofas. There is a smart television with both English and French satellite TV and a DVD player. This room leads onto the well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, oven and new 5 ring gas hob with kitchen table. Double doors open onto the large terrace with a canopied dining area (comfortably seating 12 and perfect for eating together al fresco) with BBQ and plancha.

Upstairs you will find four bright and airy bedrooms off the first floor hallway, comprising one UK king with private en-suite shower room with toilet and hand basin; One bedroom with a double bed; A third bedroom with a double bed and one single bed and a fourth bedroom with two single beds. There is a cloakroom with toilet and hand basin on the first floor and the family bathroom with bath, shower and hand basin is on the ground floor with a separate toilet next door. 

Le Grenier offers bright contemporary accommodation, adjoins the far of Maison Pyron and overlooks its own garden, the pool, woods and grounds at Pyron. Downstairs you enter into a long well-equipped galley kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer box, oven, hob, microwave, dining table & chairs and storage heater. The renovated staircase leads you upstairs to the main area with refurbished architectural wooden beams. There is a sitting area with a comfortable sofa, two club armchairs, two leather and chrome chairs and a TV with both English satellite TV and French TNT (Free to View) TV and a DVD player. In the main area there is a reversible air conditioning / heating unit and storage heater.

Off the main area are three separate rooms: Bedroom 1 with a UK king size bed (152 cm x 198 cm); Bedroom 2 with a single bed (90 cm x 190 cm) and a sofa bed (140 cm x 190 cm) and a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail.

Vi kan acceptere en baby og legg til en cot at no extra charge. We can accept one or two extra people in the main house for a small fee (15 € per person per night). For babies and younger children we can add a travel cot, stair gate, baby bath, toddler step tools, potties, changing food, milk warmer, as well as high chairs and bibs.

There are lots of board games in the main sitting room, a smart HD TV, DVD stereo / CD player, XBox and books. You can watch French TV via Orange Satellite and UK TV (including BBC, Channel 4 etc ...) via satellite too. Outside in the big barn we have inflatables you are free use in the pool, a table tennis table, badminton, boules, darts and games.

We provide you with a Welcome Pack containing local wine, eggs from our free range chickens, orange juice, bread, butter, croissants, home-made jams, teas and coffees. We leave a starter kit too or olive oil, herbs, spices, dishwasher tablets, clothes wash, aluminum foil, etc ... Supermarkets are now open here on Sunday mornings but do ask if you would like to get a few other provisions for your First day.

The house benefits from a new private in-ground 10 mx 5 m eco-friendly salt water pool reducing the use of harsh chemicals. Det har nylig blitt monteret med solvarmepaneler, så økte pooltemperaturer for gæster hele sommeren og tidlige efterårsmåneder. Water temperatures reach between 20-28 ° (depending on the outside air temperatures and time of year). The pool is open from mid May to mid October, has a solar shower and is equipped with a safety alarm and gated fencing to keep young children safe around the pool area. Next to the pool is a large shaded barn with table tennis table, darts and pool noodles for hours or fun in the pool.

We provide you with remote fobs for the main electric gates and there is parking for several cars on the large driveway in front of the house. Alternatively you can park at the rear of the property using the side driveway.

As on-site owners (staying in the 'Four' at Pyron, the old Bread Oven House) we are carefully maintain the pool and grounds during your stay. Guests have priority use of the pool. Vi kan av og til bruke det, men bare når du ikke bruker området og vanligvis på slutten av dagen. We are on hand as much or as little as you wish and are happy to suggest visits, restaurants and day-trips. Vi kan hjelpe deg med oversættelser og arrangere bestillinger, fortæl dig om lokale arrangementer som tager sted eller kontakt med eventuelle returstoppested hoteller, etc ...

Locally there are plenty of sports facilities: a local Olympic size pool, golf courses, tennis, canoeing, cycling, many lakes with great walks and canyoning in the Pyrenees. Many towns and villages each hold their own summer fêtes during July and August. There is much to see locally (museums, chateaux, thermal spas, local farmers markets with fresh organic food and vegetables, Basque Country, Pau, wine tasting and Armagnac tasting).

Pyron is close to 4 international airports (Pau, Biarritz, Lourdes and Bordeaux). Your own car is recommended, as the property is rural but not remote.

All bed linen and bath, hand and kitchen towels are included. Pool towels can be requested - if ask if needed.

Free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Written guides supplied to the local area and using the house; Ook de laatste details van zomer- en nachtmarkten, fêtes en lokale evenementen.

Changeover is usually Saturday. We can be more flexible out of season depending on availability.

Damage deposit of 600 € (refundable).

A general end-of-stay clean is included. Please leave the property in the tidy state you found it in. Any extra major or deep cleaning would incur an additional fee to cover costs.

More Details

Bea White
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Bea White

Since moving to Sainte-Colombe in 2012, Bea and Derek have been busy renovating the house, various parts of the grounds and gardens and installing the solar-heated pool which everyone enjoys. They have also renovated Le Grenier, the adjoining annex and following requests by guests to rent both properties as a whole, we have made both of these available for summer bookings, thus retaining exclusivity of the pool to one group of guests. We will still be onsite at Pyron and spending summers in Le Four.

Bea White purchased this villa in 2012

Why Bea White chose Sainte-Colombe

We love the peace and quiet of the countryside, local walks, the rolling hills of the Chalosse, the Pyrenees, Atlantic Coast and Spain (San Sebastian is only 2 hours by car) plus the local French food and wine. We have been warmly welcomed into the local community and hear about some great places to explore from our neighbours and friends, many of which we can share with you.

What makes this villa unique

Maison Pyron is a characterful property retaining its original character and benefiting from having added many lovely antiques pieces and having good quality furniture.

The recently renovated spacious properties have well-equipped kitchens, both leading onto terrace for alfresco dining and boules on the large driveway.

A solar-heated in-ground pool is located next to a large barn for table tennis and darts surrounded by spacious grounds with mature trees. Hammocks in the garden are loved by many guests.

Guests love the peace and quiet of the area and the property; it is perfect for extended family holidays or families on holiday together with a separate garden for Le Grenier.

During the main summer holidays both properties are rented as a whole for groups of 12, thus retaining privacy and exclusivity of the pool and facilities for one party.

Speaking both French and English we can help out with translating, booking trips, suggesting places to visit, etc...


Sainte-Colombe Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3498 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , First floor
    - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • In Maison Pyron the Family bathroom is located on the ground floor with a large bath and shower; a separate shower and mirrored floor to ceiling cupboards. The ground floor toilet is situated next door to the main bathroom. There is a cloakroom with a toilet and hand basin on the first floor. The en-suite is accessible through the Willow bedroom on the first floor. The spacious bathroom is located on the first floor with toilet, large walk-in shower and sink.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Maison Pyron bedrooms are spacious and on the first floor with shutters and fans. The Willow bedroom overlooks the pretty bread oven house and has a Queen-size mahogany sleigh bed with a Vi-Spring mattress, a floor armor in walnut and a large mahogany chest of drawers. This bedroom has en-suite shower room with toilet and hand basin. The Lime bedroom overlooks the lime trees and weeping willow trees. It has a double bed, mahogany chest or drawers and a comfy armchair. The Mimosa room overlooks the lovely old Mimosa tree at the front and has a double bed, single bed, large walnut armoire, mahogany chest or drawers and oak coffer. The Pine bedroom has 2 single beds, chest or drawers and plenty of toys to keep the children amused. In the Grenier you have 2 bedrooms in the first floor, one with a Queen-size bed and the second bed and a single bed. Both have wardrobe / hanging spa and drawers. All the rooms and floors have been restored.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Next to the pool you'll find a large barn with plenty of shade as well as table tennis table, games, hammock, inflatables for the pool, boules, badminton, darts, football, etc .. for all the family to enjoy. We have UK satellite TV and French Orange satellite TV. We have a wide variety of board games, books, records, CDs, albums in the main sitting room and X Box in the second sitting room.


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Fijn huis in mooie omgeving

  • 4 of 5

Wij hebben genoten in deze mooie woning met een heerlijk zwembad. De eigenaren Bea en Derek wonen direct naast de woning, maar er is voldoende privacy. Ze zijn daardoor wel makkelijk benaderbaar: voor een vraag of een gesprek.

Het huis is ruim, schoon en van alle gemakken voorzien. Het zwembad is zonder chloor en erg schoon. Bij het zwembad zijn ligbedden en er is een mooie overdekte ruimte met tafeltennis en darts.

In de omgeving zijn vele leuke dorpjes met markten en bezienswaardigheden. Kortom: een leuke plek om naartoe te gaan!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your review, Christel. We're glad that you enjoyed the house and the pool and also visiting the area. Bea & Derek
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
29 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
88 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
St Pierre-du-Mont (lakeside beach)
Car: necessary

Maison Pyron & Le Grenier are located just outside the pretty village of Sainte-Colombe. With Hagetmau or Saint Sever within easy driving distance all the local amenities, supermarkets, shops, markets, restaurants and cinemas are close by. A visit to the Saturday market at Mont-de-Marsan is a must for its amazing range of local produce, including seafood and oysters, hams, cheeses and breads as well as fruit and vegetables. Michel Guerard's Michelin-rated restaurant serves delicious food in Eugenie-les-Bains. You'll also find patissiers and chocolatiers in most local towns.

Hagetmau boasts its own Olympic-sized pool with water slide, Jacuzzi, outdoor terraces and golf course at La Cité Verte. You can play tennis in Sainte-Colombe and there are plenty of walks nearby taking in the spectacular views of the Pyrenees on a sunny day. You will find lakeside beaches with swimming at St Pierre-du-Mont (30 minutes drive) or within an hour at Arjuzanx; Also Lac d'Agès for walks and Lacs d'Halco at Hagetmau with pedalos and lakeside walks.

The main pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela passes through Hagetmau and Saint Sever and you can explore the Romanesque buildings in Saint Sever, including the Abbey, Cloisters and the Convent of the Jacobins. Chateau d'Amou is well worth a visit, as is Le Chateau de Morlanne and Chateau Gaujacq, all within a 30-minute drive. The historic Chateau at Pau is also worth a visit.

Capbreton on the Atlantic coast is only 1 hour 10 minutes by car and both Contis Plage and St Jean-de-Luz are 1.5 hours away offering amazing coastline, beaches and surfing. You can tour the Corniche, an amazing stretch of coastline before Spain. Venture further into Spain and visit San Sebastian to sample its internationally recognized cuisine and Spanish culture.

Verdere inland kunt u de vele fantastische dorpen en dorpen dotted langs de Pyreneeën, alle mogelijkheden om te ervaren Baskenland, douane en architectuur ervaren. Bird watchers may be rewarded by the sight of vultures, eagles and ravens even in the foothills. St Jean-Pied-de-Port, Gourette and Gavarnie are all well worth a visit.

Dax is the leading spa resort in France with 'Hyperthermal Water' and 'Peloide Mud' treatments, well-visited and respected by people from all over France. You can also try the Calecio spa in St Paul's for a real treat with pool, sauna etc ...

Local towns hold their own annual summer fairs / festivals and many have their own arena for the tradition of the course landaise, an ancient sport of cow jumping, which involves no harm to the cows. Andre events worth seeing are the night markets in Aire sur l'Adour and St Sever in August; The Jazz Festival at Marciac in early August and racing events at Pau and Nogaro.

For nature lovers, you will find buzzards, kites, butterflies, roe deer, frogs and in the height of summer, crickets, grass-hoppers and cicadas.

Maison Pyron & Le Grenier are close to four international airports: Pau Airport is 50 minutes drive; Biarritz and Lourdes are both 1. 5 hours drive and Bordeaux is 2 hours drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $738.37

Changeover is usually Saturday (this negotiable out of peak summer and if the houses are available).

Rental starts at 17h00 on the first day and ends at 10h00 on departure day.

This property is usually rented to 12 people. A maximum of 14 people can stay at an extra charge of 15.€ per person per night. Please contact us if you wish this option.

Guests have priority use of the pool. It may occasionally be used by the owners of Pyron, who will be staying in Le Four, another self-contained gite at Pyron.

Although it's no smoking inside, it's fine to smoke outside.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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