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Comfortable vacation home in a former watermill with big garden by a river! - House 'Maison Ibure'

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights



House 'Maison Ibure'

Maison Ibure is the comfortably developed former house of the miller. It offers various possibilities to different holiday makers: couples and small families feel good in the kitchen and living room on the ground floor and in the rooms on the first floor. Bigger or two families and groups of friends enjoy the whole space to unfold. The 4 pleasing bedrooms, each with an adjacent bathroom, are furnished with comfortable beds, wall cupboard, table and two wicker chairs. So here you can recreate at night and daytime. Enjoy the splendid view of the garden and the surrounding valley! In summer the south terrace covered by vine tendrils is a wonderful place to dine outside. The ample garden is green and flourished from April to end of October. Here you can take a sunbath, quietly read a book but also play badminton or volley on the meadows. Our small guests adore discovering the natural garden and specially enjoy splashing around in the bordering rivulet when it purls unhurriedly in summer.

About the property

Moulin d'Ibure

Moulin d’Ibure is a former water mill. It is situated nearby the Atlantic coast only 30km East of Biarritz in quiet rural surroundings at the border of the village Bardos at the river Lihoury. The property covering about 7,4 acres has a vast garden with very old plane trees, meadows, flowered bushes and subtropical plants. It consists of two houses: the former house of the miller “Maison Ibure” and the ancient original mill building “Moulin”. Both have been completely renovated and equipped as comfortable vacation homes and newly furnished in a bright and tasteful style. Each home is an independent unit with separate entrance, own terrace and a large own area of the garden which is clearly devised by the former mill channel.

“Maison Ibure” has its kitchen and a living and dining room with a large eating table, sofa and TV on the ground floor. On first and second floor there are four bedrooms each with adjacent bathroom. “Moulin” has a spacious combined living room with eat in kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all on one floor.

House and garden:

Moulin d’Ibure offers plenty space to various holiday makers: couples and small families enjoy it as much as bigger or two families and friends who like to spend their vacation together! The bright cosy rooms are furnished tastefully and comfortably, wonderful places to retire not only at night time. In both kitchens you find everything to prepare a good meal and then relish it at a nicely laid table, inside or outside. The vast natural garden impresses with its mighty old plane trees, amply flowered bushes, subtropical plants and large meadows. Here you can take a sunbath, quietly read a book but also play badminton or volley. Especially our small guests adore discovering flora and fauna here and enjoy splashing around in the nearby rivulet Lihoury, when the water is low in summer. The large property is bordered by the rivulet, a copse and a high laurel hedge.

Mountains, beaches and villages:

Moulin d’Ibure is situated in the middle of the gently hilly landscape of the outskirts of the Pyrenees. Here you can enjoy peace and tranquillity. When you climb the outlook tower of Bardos, you will be overwhelmed by the fascinating view of the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the Pyrenees in the south! And you can easily reach both whenever you like. At the coast south of Biarritz there are plenty of nice bays to swim and north of it the well-known long white Atlantic beaches. In the back country you can discover typical picturesque Basque villages. Also a walk in the beautiful historic old town of Bayonne or Saint Jean de Luz is worthwhile. The area is a real paradise for surfers and golfers; there are various possibilities for horse riding and marvellous hike paths. Also for those who are interested in the culture life there is a lot to discover: museums as the ‘Musée Bonnat’ and the ‘Musée Basque’ in Bayonne, festivals of music and dance, not to forget the vast choice of markets providing regional delicacies! Even Spain and the pulsating cities San Sebastian, Pamplona or Bilbao with its famous Guggenheim museum in are not far away. The choice what to do and where to go might be difficult and often holidays are just too short to experience all attractions.


A part from coming in one’s own car, a flight combined with car hire is an attractive alternative way of travelling to this lovely region of France. There are well-priced offers to the nearby airports of Biarritz, Pau, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Toulouse or Bilbao. This way even a short one week holiday is worthwhile!

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Jens Krueger and Sigrid Degen
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

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Preise bis 1.7. und ab 2.9. für bis zu 6 Personen, jede weitere Person außer Kinder bis 2 Jahre 35€ pro Woche
Rates till July 1st and from Sept. 2nd for up to 6 persons, each further person exept children up to 2 years 35€ per week.
Tarifs jusqu'au 1 Juillet et à partir du 2 Septembre pour max. 6 personnes; chaque personne de plus (sauf enfants moins que 3 ans) 35€ la semaine.
Endreinigung/Final Cleaning/ Nettoyage fin de séjour 90,00€
Haustier/Pet/Animal 20,00€
Bettwäsche/Bedlinen/Linge de Lit 8€ p.P.
Handtücher/Towels/Serviettes 6,50€ per Set (3 normal + 1 groß/large)
Zusatzbett/Extra Bed/Lit extra 35€ Woche/Week/Semaine
Heizung/Heating/Chauffage 80€Woche/Week/Semaine


Bardos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Each room has its own adjacent bathroom with window towards the garden. They are all equipped with modern shower cabin, toilet and washbasin; three of them have bidets too. A hair dryer is at your disposal. Lots of our guests prefer bringing along their own towels. To all others we propose them against a small fee (see rates).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 160 x 200 cm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 160 x 200 cm
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 90 x190 cm each
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 160 x 200 cm
  • Each bedroom is furnished with comfortable beds, bedside tables and lamps, a spacious wall cupboard, a small marmoreal table and two wicker chairs. Additionally we gladly provide a baby cot with its pillow and small duvet free of charge. In case of necessity an extra folding bed is available too. Our bedding consist of one pillow 80x80cm and one duvet 140x200cm for each person. If you wish, matching bed linen is available against a lending fee for washing and ironing (see rates).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
WiFi available


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

House 'Maison Ibure'
average rating of 4.857143 based on 10 reviews
Helsinki, Finland

Moulin d'Ibure at Easter time

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 adults (including my mother aged 85) spent a week during Easter time at Moulin d'Ibure. We enjoyed our stay very much: the location was perfect for us as we preferred the peaceful countryside to the busy tourist centres, nevertheless, it was close enough to Biarritz and the other oceanside resorts.

The house was well-kept, clean, spacious and comfortably and nicely furnished. It had everything we needed.

We had lots of correspondence with the owners beforehand. They were extremely helpful and gave us good good advice and information regarding our stay.

We truly enjoyed our stay and warmly recommend it to anybody wishing to savour the beauty and atmosphere of the Basque country at a location that provides privacy and tranquility, but is not far from the attractions of larger places.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Quintessential Relaxing French Experience

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from spending the most idyllic week at Maison d'Ibure and were really sorry to leave. The house is just beautiful and extremely well equipped and well laid out (we all had our own bathrooms - such a treat!), and the setting is idyllic - so peaceful and relaxing - the perfect place to re-charge the batteries and experience life in the beautiful French countryside. The location is also excellent with a long list of highlights within a manageable drive away - Biarritz, St Jean de Luz, Lourdes, Hautes Pyrenees, Bordeaux, Bayonne etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Maison to anyone and we are already talking about our next visit. Thank you Sigrid.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 0

Sommerferien im Maison Ibure

  • 5 of 5

Dieses Ferienhaus ist aussergewöhnlich schön.Es liegt sehr einsam in einer wunderschönen Gegend.Es ist vollkommen still rundherum.Die Einrichtung ist schlicht im Sinne von nicht überladen und sehr geschmackvoll.Es gibt eine inspirierende Bibliothek.Jedes Zimmer verfügt über ein Bad.Es ist nicht weit zur Westküste und auch zu den zahlreichen kleinen typisch französischen Dörfern.Oder nach Spanien.

Das Informationsmaterial über das Haus und die Umgegend ist sehr gut und hilfreich,um sich schnell zu orientieren. Wir haben uns unglaublich wohl in dieser positiven Athmosphäre gefühlt.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4 2
Bornheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Erfrischender baskischer Sommerurlaub 2010

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren insgesamt 3 Wochen im Juli/August zu Gast in dem sehr ansprechend und komfortabel eingerichteten Maison d'Ibure mit zeitweise 9 Personen zu Gast. Wir wurden freundlich empfangen und konnten uns jederzeit an die absolut umsichtige und auf unser Wohlergehen bedachte Hausdame vor Ort wenden. Beschreibung und vorgefundener Zustand stimmen exakt überein: eine große, gut eingerichtete Küche mit den zum häufigen Kochen notwendigen, über den üblichen Standard hinausgehenden Utensilien, ein behagliches Wohnzimmer mit großem Esstisch, sehr geräumigen Schlafzimmern mit viel Platz für Kleidung und sehr guten Betten, frischen und liebevoll gestalteten Badezimmern. Bei so einer großen Personenanzahl hatten immer 2 Leute ihr eigenes Bad, was alle als sehr entspannend empfanden. Die Umgebung rings um die Mühle ist zauberhaft angelegt: blühende Albizienbäume, Bananenpflanzen und Palmen, grüne Hecken und uralte Bäume machen das riesige Grundstück wirklich zu einem Paradies. Der Gesang der Vögel und der Frösche wiegt den Urlauber in den Schlaf, und das bei stets angenehmen und erholsamen Temperaturen um die 20 Grad; dies natürlich aufgrund der Lage der Mühle im Tal. Zwar braucht man unbedingt ein Auto, aber man ist in kurzer Zeit an allen interessanten Orten dieser Gegend: den vielen Städten, Höhlen, Bergen, und natürlich auch dem Strand. Unser persönlicher Tip für einen langen, sauberen Strand mit extrem guten Wellen: Tarnos-Plage (ca. 38 km). Am Ende eines jeden Ferientages freuten sich alle - auch die sonst eher feierfreudigen und in einer quirligen Großstadt lebenden erwachsenen Kinder - auf das Ankommen und gemeinsame Kochen in der Mühle. Mit den baskischen Spezialitäten in fester und flüssiger Form nebst unzähligen Karten- und Spielerunden am langen Tisch, Federball usw. draußen im Garten beendeten wir unsere Abende. Fazit: absolut lohnens- und erholenswert in völliger Ruhe, unbedingt ausprobieren!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4 2

schönes Feriendomizil in wildromantischer Natur

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten die ""Moulin" über einen Zeitraum von 14 Tagen mit insgesamt 7 Personen (3 Erwachsene und 4 Kinder) gebucht und waren von der Lage, der Aufteilung der Zimmer und der Ausstattung begeistert. Absolut empfehlenswert!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4 1
Frankfurt am Main

Gepflegtes Haus in ruhiger Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Bereits zweimal haben wir unseren Urlaub in diesem Haus verbracht, weil einfach rundum alles perfekt war. Ein ausgesprochen schönes, gepflegtes Haus in ruhiger Lage auf einem großen Grundstück. Die Übergabe bei Empfang und Abreise war perfekt. Der Zustand des Hauses und die Qualität der geschmackvollen Einrichtung muss man als wirklich hochwertig bezeichnen und es hat einfach an nichts gefehlt. Es war wunderbar abends im Freien unter dem Weinlaub zu sitzen und die Ruhe zu genießen. Wir können Ihr Haus guten Gewissens jederzeit weiterempfehlen. Besonders interessant ist auch die große Anzahl von Ausflugszielen in der Nähe inklusive der Badestrände.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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8 6


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Cazauran, Bardos
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Biarritz, Anglet, Bidart
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Chez Odile, Bardos
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

To fully enjoy vacation in Moulin d'Ibure and its most attractive surrounding nearby the Atlantic coast, a car will be necessary. For those guests who do not want to come with their own car, a flight combined with car rental is an attractive way of travelling to this lovely region of France. There are several airports in the surrounding: from the nearest in Biarritz it takes 30 minutes, from Pau less than 1 hour, from Lourdes about 1,5 hours, from Bordeaux or Bilbao about 2 hours and from Toulouse 2,5 hours. Especially for our guests coming from England or Ireland there are interesting low budget flight offers, e.g. with Ryan Air or easyjet to Biarritz or Pau. This way even a short one week holiday is worthwhile!

The typical Basque village is located a bit away from the tourist centers just 30km east of Biarritz.

It is the perfect starting point for wonderful excursions to the seaside and the mountains, in the lovely back-country with its picturesque villages and to attractive towns like Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, Bordeaux or in nearby Spain Pamplona and Bilbao with its famous Guggenheim museum. A special highlight in 2016 is the european capitol of culture San Sebastian!

It takes only 30 minutes to reach the lovely bays and splendid long beaches at the coast.

The center of the village is 3km from Moulin d’Ibure. There you have a restaurant, a café-bar, a bakery, a butcher, a grocery store, a supermarket, each Thursday morning a market and the post office. In the nearby surrounding you will find a lot more shopping facilities, also on traditional markets which offer lots of delightful regional delicacies.

Right in the neighborhood there is the “Bois de Mixe” a protected forest with lovely promenades. Wanderers find gorgeous hike paths in the surrounding hills, the nearby Pyrenees and along the coast. There are various possibilities for horse riding too.

Also for those who are interested in the culture life there is a lot to discover: museums as the ‘Musée Bonnat’ and the ‘Musée Basque’ in Bayonne, festivals of music and dance, the traditional festivals in the villages, old abbeys, prehistoric caves and much more.

Golf and surf have a long tradition in the region. For enthusiasts of these sports it is a real paradise!

Nearby along the coast from Ciboure in the South over Saint Jean de Luz, Bidart, Biarritz and Anglet up to Les Landes and in the outskirts golfers will find a lot of excellent courts. 11 of them can easily be reached in about 30 to 40 minutes by the motorways A63 and A64. They are situated in a splendid landscape and often provide spectacular views of the sea or the mountains.

For swimming with young children off the waves of the Atlantic ocean nearby there are recreation centers featuring various other watersport opportunities too at the lakes ‘Lac de Sames’ and 'Lac des Arroques'. The villages La Bastide Clairence and Bidache have open air pools.

We send detailed tipps and information about all this to our guests before arrival.


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