5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, Open plan living area with roof terrace and large gardens
- english, french, Je parle un peu de Français mais pas rapide!
We are a welsh family with 4 children who love france for the food the people and the countryside.
Neil purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why Neil chose Sauvelade
We love the mountains and the sea and as an active family of 6 wanted somewhere which offered something for everyone in all seasons but what tipped it for us were the views of the majestic Pyrenees.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The house is just under an hour away from the sea and mountains in a fabulous area and the house is set up for families to have everything they need to have a fabulous holiday exploring historic Gascony.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please smoke outside
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This property has it all if you're travelling with children. Our group were 6 adults and 5 children and the house felt more than big enough. It is probably the best holiday house we've stayed at in terms of how it is provisioned, with everything you'd need in the kitchen, to copious amounts of pool towels, floats, toys and inflatables! Inside as well there was so much to keep the children entertained.
The surrounding area is very peaceful, seen perfectly from the small roof terrace, which looks out on the Pyrenees on one side and the setting sun on the other.
The house and surrounding area met our needs perfectly and we'd definitely return.
Amazing property, ticks every box.
An absolutely fantastic holiday, we had a party of ages 6 - 67 across 3 generations and everything you can think of is catered for. Rooms, pool, living space and scenery is Beautiful, a choice of gas or charcoal bbqs- we used both. I have travelled a fair bit and can honestly say I feel this is the best and most accomodating place I have stayed, I struggle to find anything that would have made our visit any better. The children didn't even squabble. Absolutely wonderful.
Great place for a family vacation.
Our extended family of six adults and 4 children spent a week here in late July. Approaching the property from the road, the children were appalled at the site of what looked like a dilapidated home, but as we turned into the driveway, everything changed and we found a wonderfully renovated and appointed residence. Everything was as good as or better than we had hoped. Very modern and well equipped kitchen, excellent bathrooms, comfortable rooms... The children loved the pool and all the inflatable accessories, whether is was after a long day of touring, or on lazy relaxation days. The trampoline and ping pong table were also a hit.
The location was excellent, as there are many interesting places to visit within a reasonable driving distance: castles, abbayes, beaches... We had coordinated our stay to be there when the Tour de France was passing through the Pyrenees, and we were not disappointed as we were able to easily access two of the stages. It was also nice to be in the quiet countryside after spending 3 days in Paris. Lovely scenery, sunflower fields... The roof terrace was nice, but unfortunately the Pyrenees were often hidden in fog, and the night the kids wanted to eat up there, they were driven back downstairs by bees. Flying insects were also a bit of a problem in the house as the windows do not have screens. We did enjoy eating out on the patio.
All in all, we were very happy with our stay in Sauvelade.
An amazing space, beautifully renovated
Its a really well thought through renovation, maximising the original charm of the farmhouse, but making it a warm and welcoming place to stay. It has loads of space, both in and out, so perfect for large groups and families.
Accommodation is thoughtfully furnished and bedding very comfortable. the kitchen is a great space for entertaining and roof top terrace a real treat for watching the sunset.
The pool, trampoline, table tennis and dart board were in constant use, and loads of garden to play in, and very private. The pool particularly is suitable for both kids to play and adults to swim.
The owners were great to deal with and we hope to go back this summer.
A terrific property
This is a superb property in a great location, and ideally suited to a large party with a variety of areas to suit all tastes - from a quiet afternoon enjoying the views to activity in the pool or the gardens alongside.
A great deal of thought has obviously gone into the design, with helpful additions such as a trampoline and a terrific pool - unlike some houses you can actually swim in this one!
The owners could not do enough to make us feel welcome, and the attention to detail in the property means that all your needs are likely to be accommodated.
Amazing house. Amazing pool. Amazing area
This beautiful Bearnaise house has been carefully restored, but inside it has every modern convenience, great bathrooms, a huge kitchen and a wood burning stove in the living room. The pool is fantastic and gating and an electric cover make it safe for young children. Set in rolling countryside with spectacular views of the pyrennese, the house is close to lots of beautiful villages and just 1.5 hours drive from Bayonne and San Sebastian. We had a fantastic holiday.
Set in the Beautiful countryside of Gascony with views of the Pyrenees (40miles) and close to the historical city of Pau, Navarrenx and spa towns of Salies and Sauvaterre du Bearn, the Farm is perfectly located for summer or winter as half way between the mountains and sea. 10mins from the A64, gives you easy access to Biarritz(45m), St Jean-du-Leuz, Cap Breton(50m) and St Sebastian(1 hr) and ski resorts of Gourette(1hr)Cauterrets(1.5hrs) and La Mongie(2hrs). The Local town of Orthez,10mins away provides all you need in regards to Shops, supermarkets, train station and restaurants whilst also having a lake with beech and ski Nautique club during the summer months. Sauvelade is known for it's historical Abbey and sits on the Pilgrim way and has a small restaurant and a bar serving local snacks.