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18th Century Riverside Cottage With Above Ground Pool In A Rural Countryside Set

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Riverside Cottage in Sauveterre de Béarn, Pyrenees Atlantiques - Unique Spot, Ideal For Cycling, Hiking, Angling, White Water Activities. View On Pyrenees

Cottage "La Fontaine" is a spacious, bright and comfortable 18th century property with lots of original features. The cottage features 2 modern bathrooms with bathtub, hanging toilet and bidet and a walk-in shower downstairs, a practical fully equipped oak cottage kitchen with bar. "La Fontaine" combines the best of modern comfort with authentic French living. The cottage is equipped with a large flatscreen TV offering Satellite TV (Astra 19.2), a stereo player, DVD player and offers on top of that a free Wifi broadband internet connection and also land line telephone connections (even international). This spacious cottage is dominated by thick whitewashed stone walls, wooden floors, old oak beams and features eye catching authentic woodwork. The cottage offers you another unique feature; it's a mere 150m walk to the beautiful pebbled riverside beaches of Gave d'Oloron.

You can follow us on Facebook: La Fontaine, gite Gave d'Oloron.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The surrounding area is beautiful and the "natives" are friendly. We never expected our experience to be this good and we are sad to be leaving but happy to be taking with us the memories we have - will definitely be returning.

We have had a great time at "La Fontaine". The cottage has been everything we hoped for and the owners have been great hosts. We have spent time at the coast, in the mountains and the local towns, all very special places. We return to the UK refreshed, happy and a little sad to be leaving. Maybe one day we shall return!

We stayed in this beautiful cottage & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was a perfect base to explore the surrounding area.

We have had a wonderful time at "La Fontaine" with the most amazing spell of early May weather. We have walked till our legs sreamed for mercy and enjoyed the abundance of wild flowers and birds. Thank you for a warm welcome.
Jan 2011
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Car: necessary


150m from quiet unspoilt pebbled river beaches of Gave d'Oloron. 1 hour from sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean (Biarritz, St. Jean de Luz, Hossegor, Capbreton).


Biarritz airport 55 km, Pau airport 40 km. Use of car is recommended.


Sauveterre de Béarn 4 km. Salies de Béarn 10 km. St Palais 10 km. Oloron Ste Marie 25 km.

Further Details:

All amenities like shops, banks and supermarkets can be found in Sauveterre de Béarn at 5 min.


Sauveterre-de-Béarn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Downstairs large bathroom, fully tiled with walk-in shower, hanging bidet and hanging toilet, bathtub, vanity top with large granite washbasin and design mirror. Upstairs separate bathroom with hanging toilet, shower and counter washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms+ quality daybed/sofabed 2 pp) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs master bedroom (18sq.m) with double bed, wooden nightstands, upstairs 2 bedrooms with twin beds each 12sq.m. Daybed/sofabed (2 persons) in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Ideal family rural countryside retreat on the banks of one of the most beautiful rivers in France, natural surroundings, no traffic. 5 km from medieval town of Sauveterre de Béarn. 1 hour to Biarritz/Atlantic Ocean, 1 hour alpine skiing in Pyrenees. Outside: Terrace with BBQ, fenced garden with outdoor furniture and sun loungers. Above ground swimming pool 5,50m diameter. Private garden with lawn and borders. Above ground pool available as of June 1 until end September. Utility Room: Features: Boiler, large worktop, washing machine, storage room, ironing board+ iron, dishwasher. Towels and linen are optional.€ 10/pp Other: The spacious tiled entrance hall features a vintage "Godin" woodburner, a wooden staircase, thick Persian rug and a solid wooden buffet.


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18th Century Riverside Cottage With Above Ground Pool In A Rural Countryside Set
average rating of 4.25 based on 5 reviews

Well run property delivered its write up.

  • 3 of 5

I think the advert of a riverside cottage is very misleading but in fact it didn't affect our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you liked your stay. Since you mention "very misleading advert" it needs some clarification and objectivity. In fact the cottage is the house nearest to the river of the entire village. No other constructions are allowed between the river and the cottage because of inundation risks. The cottage was built in the 19th century and then people already knew you should not build on the river banks. So the cottage is as closest to the river without any risk, so the advert mentions "riverside cottage" which is not misleading in any respect.
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Quiet location, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A nice, clean gite; we all enjoyed our stay. Fabienne was very welcoming. The nearby river was great fun too.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very nice family! When we met at the gite, I saw happy faces and that is why we are in the rental business. They showed a lot of respect towards our gite. This is a family you would like to have as guests! Thanks a lot for staying at gite La Fontaine!
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Pyrenees Atlantique - Expedition

  • 4 of 5

Great base for a two week stay and exploration of the Pyrenees Atlantique.

You could not wish for more pleasant owners to deal with, so helpful and accommodating.

A lovely spacious property in a secluded dead end lane, a couple of neighbours who respect your privacy but are perfectly pleasant. Peacefully chilled is how we would describe La Fontaine.

Coast and mountains in relatively easy reach, as are all the regional towns, rivers and tourist attractions nearer to base. Car is a must and travel to the further afield destinations a prerequisite.

We had a lovely holiday

Thanks Coats Family, Warwickshire, England

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for leaving a positive comment. You were great guests.
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Traumhaftes Haus zum Wohlfühlen und Entspannen

  • 5 of 5

Die Unterkunft hat alles, was man sich wünschen kann. Ruhige Lage, nahe am Fluss in dem man wunderbar baden kann - kurz: Ideal zur Erholung und um einen entspannten Urlaub zu genießen.

Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit und sind immer erreichbar - gerne kommen wir nochmal wieder!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Freut uns zu hören, dass Sie sich bei uns wohlgefühlt haben und Ihren Urlaub genossen haben. Sie waren sehr liebenswürdige Gäste und wir haben uns in jeder Hinsicht über Ihren Besuch gefreut. Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße aus dem Béarn nach Deutschland.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $88.43
Pet Fee $29.48
Refundable damage deposit $235.82

House linen package is an OPTION ! Fee: EUR 10,00/pp to be paid on arrival..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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