The property is situated at end of small lane on a hill just outside the small hamlet of Athos- said to be the birthplace of the fourth musketeer. There are stunning views of the Pyrenees. The house has been updated for modern living, retaining its original character. A 12x6 metre salt water pool has been recently installed. The property sits in a hectare of land and is surrounded by fields, providing privacy and wonderful views. This is complemented by the house's proximity to the fortified medieval town of Sauveterre de Bearn. Opportunities for activities are endless: river and white water rafting, walking, cycling, fishing, tennis and golf. Additionally numerous historical towns and villages of interest are nearby. The Atlantic coast and surf (Biarritz,Saint Jean de Luz) are less than an hour away. And just ninety minutes away are the gastronomic delights of San Sebastian in Spain.
- House1679 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
Farmhouse in Athos Aspis, Sauveterre-de-Bearn, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Location Yet Only Minutes From Local Village
- english, french, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 31, 2018
About Elizabeth Kershaw
I'm Australian and my husband is English. We have lived in Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Germany and the UK and found that the Pyrenees Atlantiques with its magical countryside with mountains, rivers and the sea fulfilled all our expectations for places to live.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Atlantic sand beaches with magnificent surf. Biarritz is closest by car 50mins. Saint Jean de Luz is 60 mins.
Airports: Pau - 40mins Ryanair
Biarritz- 50mins Ryanair
Toulouse- 2.5 hrs BA and Easyjet
Bordeaux- 2 hrs
Car hire available all airports.
TGV train to Dax- 60mins away
Nearest town- Sauveterre de Bearn 4 mins by car: 4 bakeries, 2 pharmacies, Butcher, Vet, bars and restaurant
Supermarket- 2 mins by car
Sauveterre de Bearn , a charming old fortified town overlooking the lovely salmon river Gave d'Oloron. Salmon fishing and rafting available.
Salies de Bearn, a beautiful medieval spa town centred around the river that flows through the town.The famous spa offers a variety of health and leisure regimes. Weekly market and annual salt fete in September- 15 mins away
Pyrenees and unspoiled ski resorts such as Pierre St Martin- an hour
Restaurants in Laas , Castetbon
Booking Notes: Booking will be confirmed on receipt of deposit. The final payment is 8 weeks prior to date of use. Cancellation fees apply. Third party/personal liability Insurance is required in France (Assurance Villegiatur) to cover personal accidents or damage to property. Changeover Day: Please contact the owner.