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4 Bedroom & private pool, family house in Orthez, pets welcome, near Pyrenees

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1.5 Km from historic medieval town, lovely walks, lake with water sports nearby

Our home is a lovely four bedroom French style bungalow. It has private gardens front and back and is on a quiet road, off the main Pau - Biarritz road. We have our own private swimming pool in the back garden.

We are about an hour's drive from some of the main tourist attractions such as Lourdes and Biarritz but we have wonderful scenic country walks in the hills and valleys surrounding the property. There is also horse riding and water skiing available locally. We are an hour to an hour and half from some of the main ski runs and many of our neighbors go skiing at weekends or on school holidays. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the nearby town of Orthez and lovely chateaux and historic places to visit in the surrounding countryside and nearest large town, Pau. Salies de Bearn is a nearby spa town which has a wonderful treatment centre for pampering anyone who needs spoiling and the breathtaking Pyrenees await your visit.

Tony Ritchie
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Orthez Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Both bathrooms are new. The family bathroom was renovated in 2008 and also contains the hot water tank (cumulus) and there is a separate toilet adjoining this room. There is plenty of storage and heaters in all of the bathrooms and bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed style
  • The master bedroom was converted recently and has an adjoining bathroom. The bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe and drawers available to hold all clothing. All four rooms are suitable for both adults and children and the house is tiled throughout to help keep cleaning to a minimum. There are plenty of sheets and towels available and washing and drying machines and a clothesline. There is also a laundry service available in Orthez and a dry cleaning service in the nearby Leclerc store. All of the bedrooms have shutters and curtains and there are duvets and pillows on all the beds. We will have a cleaning service available for you at the end of your holiday.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Our house is suitable for anyone who would enjoy a holiday in a comfortable family home. There are books and DVDs left for our guests and we try to insure that everyone who stays feels comfortable and welcome. There are enough plates dishes and pans etc for twelve people and we have often had summer barbecues for large parties of neighbours and friends. Although the house was built in the 70's, it has been renovated to a high standard and is very child friendly. There is a cover for the pool and we would ask that the pool remains covered whenever the occupants are absent from the house as this is now French law. We have people, who live nearby available to help in any difficulty or emergency and there is a local clinic and hospital available in nearby Orthez. There is also a local taxi service which we use when we have dinner in town and don't wish to drive home. The supermarket, Leclerc is about ten minutes walk from the house and it will have anything that a family needs.


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4 Bedroom & private pool, family house in Orthez, pets welcome, near Pyrenees
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of three teenagers and two adults. The house was plenty big enough for us all (still had a spare bedroom with two sets of bunk beds!) and was very well equipped. We loved the swimming pool, it was such a great asset, a really good size and well maintained. The house had all the mod cons like dishwasher and washing machine to make the stay super relaxed. The owners were great to book with, really helpful and friendly. We did find the local town quiet for our needs but that is a personal thing. It was a very relaxing holiday and we thought great value for money :)

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
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hemel hempstead

Fantastic holiday in home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the family house in Orthez this August and had a fantastic holiday. The propety was well located and had lots of home comforts.

We thoughly enjoyed the holiday and would definately return.

The house was well layed out and had plenty of room for our two famlies. The pool was great and of a good size and also well maintained. Someone came regularly to check the pool and clean it.

The owner was vey quick to respond if we had any problems or queries.The television broke while we were there and it was replaced in a few hours. There is a local person who speaks english on hand for any problems or advice.

The local area was lovely we went cycling around the neaby lakes, surfing in Biarritz, drove to San Sebastian. There was lots to do we did not manage to do everything we set out to do because we also loved chilling out around the pool and having bbqs. Shops are located neaby and we often cycled down to get bread and croissants.

We have a brillant holiday and would highly recommend property.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
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A lovely stay during May and June 2010

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the property was very clean and spacious with lovely gardens and pool, plenty of pool loungers even the use of bikes. Tony was very helpful with information and also Dee when we arrived to show us the property. We would certainly like to stay again. The property is situated within easy reach of the sea and mountains and we had quite a few trips into spain. Jim and Sandie

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
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Lovely bungalow in Orthez

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in Orthez and the bungalow was beautiful. It had everything you needed and the pool and gorgeous. It felt very homely and was extremely clean and tidy and had a fresh, cool feeling about the place on a very hot day! I would definitely recommend it to anyone and we plan to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
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longford ireland

great house in beautiful part of france

  • 5 of 5

just back from a 1 week holiday in beautiful part of france. we all loved this house, it has everything we could have wished for and the owners did everything possible to make our stay as pleasant as possible, great setting, lovely pool and house has all you require. located in great area, nice quite road and still only short distance to town and shops. have no problem in reccomending this property to anyone

  • Submitted: May 31, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Nice clean house near authentic french villages

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time that we rented a house. During the search on many websites there were always a couple of things that owners ask, (difficult houserules, pets allowed but only inside, 1000 Euro deposit 4 weeks in advance, owners live in the same house, etc...). The rules and communication with this owner was simple & to the point, a big plus for this!. Finaly arrived at the house, we were finding ourselves in the beautiful city of Orthez, 75 km of very beautiful Biaritzz and a lot of activities (water jump, ski, horse riding, etc...) in a range of 50 km. The welcoming was very nice, the house was clean & the pool & garden was top clean. The reality was better as the description on the website, so a big plus for this also. In the house there were a lot of facilites (bikes, golfs, swim gear, toys, movies, books, games, etc...). We would recommand this house to our best friends & if we return to France, we will not hesitate to rent this house again. Thanx everybody for making it a very good holliday for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Salies de Bearn
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
St Jean de Luz
Car: necessary

Our house is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and parks. There are two lakes within five minutes drive of the house, both suitable for fishing and one which allows swimming and water skiing. There are lovely historic sites for those interested in exploring the past and the beaches, shops and restaurants of Biarritz and Bayonne will entertain all age groups. Further inland are the historic towns of Pau, Tarbes and Lourdes and a short trip south will take you to the border of Spain and the majestic slopes and ski runs of the Pyrenees. There is a world of natural beauty and quiet rural villages surrounding Orthez. It makes for an ideal, romantic, peaceful holiday. You will fall in love with the charming, friendly atmosphere in this beautiful, unspoilt corner of France. The rich cultures of the Bearn and the Basque people allow you to peep back to a time when people worked hard and lived well on the wonderful food & wine they produced. The local food is still wonderful! Enjoy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $246.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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