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 two single beds (90 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, flat screen TVs, DVD stereos / 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.