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18th C Farmhouse Own Pool, Mountain, River Views. Wisteria Covered Terrace

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Gestas, Nr. Sauveterre-de-Bearn, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France - Very Peaceful, Just 55 Min Away From Pau And Biarritz Airport. Enjoy The Mountains And The Sea

The house is situated in the Bearn region, in the foot hills of the Pyrenees. The country side is green and rolling with the mountains as a back drop. Climate is very mild all year around, sunny and hot in the summer. Gestas is a tiny hamlet very quiet and private near the wonderful Gave des saisons. Mature garden and hedges insure maximum privacy. All the old featured have been kept, they include a large stone fireplace, beautiful staircase and lovely original wooden floors. Bathrooms and kitchen have been build in the extension to the house therefore not upsetting the original character of the property. A wisteria covered pergola at the back Leeds towards the swimming pool and the garden. It has garden furniture, a dining table and chairs and a BBQ. The nearest town are Sauveterre de Bearn, medieval with a 12cent church and pretty Salies de Bearn is 10km away. We are on the edge of the Basque county, with lovely walks and fantastic scenery.


Owner
Vincent Dane
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2017

About Vincent Dane

I am an interior designer and product consultant living in London for a great many years. I own two houses that I let in this lovely hamlet in Gestas.

Vincent Dane purchased this farmhouse in 1990

Why Vincent Dane chose Pyrenees-Atlantiques

I bought this property because I needed a place to go on holidays, away from the crowds and in the middle of the most gorgeous country side.

The sea ant the mountains, beautiful scenery what else?

What makes this farmhouse unique

The property is very cosy and has a great soul. One feels rejuvenated after a few days there.

Amenities

Gestas Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Main bathroom upstairs with bath,hand shower, loo and bidet.Electric radiator. Shower room downstairs with basin, and loo. This room also doubles as laundry room. It is very conveniently situated so one can have a shower having had a swim.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, Master large double bed 1800 X 2000 with chest of drawer and hanging cupboard. Bedroom 2, twin beds chest of drawer desk and french armoire Bedroom 3, smaller double, cod and antique french armoire Bedroom 4, single bed downstairs, armoire
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Outside: Very pretty garden with fruit trees and box hedges. The garden is totally private and towers above the river.There is a garden dining table and chairs, a BBQ, garden recliners. A large area where one can play ball. Utility Room: Washing machine, deep freeze, ironing board and iron. Electric radiator Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided for the entire stay. The property will be cleaned on the day of the departure but guest are expected to leave it in as good a condition as they have found it. Other: The second sitting room downstairs has a single bed and French armchairs it has been decorated in an amusing fashion and has been photographed in magazines.

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Stunning House Outside Quaint French Country Village in Southwest France

  • 5 of 5

Sure there's Nice, Cannes, Provence and all the name brand places in the south of France. And then there's the Pays Basques in the southwest near Spain.

If you want to get away in beautiful country with rolling fields of sunflowers in the foothills of the Pyrenees, come here.

And stay at this house. The property is exactly as advertised. Our kids played for hours in the yard, jumping in and out of the pool while we lounged close by. When we wanted an outing, there was plenty to do, from evening dinners at fabulous restaurants in nearby Salies de Bearn and Sauveterre to day trips into Biarritz and San Sebastian. We could have done more (the Pyrenees are only about an hour away), but everyone was so happy we'd stayed close to home, exploring nearby villages and even the river behind the house with pools that even little swimmers can enjoy.

My husband and I traveled with our 8-year old son and rented the house together with friends who have a 5 and and 8-year old. There was really something for everyone, from the runners among us, to the loungers, readers, and swimmers.

Property owners can make all the difference with places like this. Vincent, the owner, is perfectly attentive without being intrusive. The place is beautifully maintained. And Vincent's a wonderful resource - willing to share restaurant ideas, to where to spa or find local markets to stock up on croissants.

This place is a real gem. Don't miss it.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anna, Thank you very much for the marvellous review. I am overwhelmed. It was so lovely meeting you and your friends. You are such a happy bunch of people, I really enjoyed being with you. The best guests. Best regards to you all and thank you again. Yours. Vincent
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Special interest holidays:

Swimming in the summer, even in the river where there are deep pools.

Fishing and skiing in the winter, white water rafting, riding and the Atlantic under an hour away. There is walking and bicycling in the mountains, golf a few minutes away. All the towns around us are pretty ancient ant there is a lot to see architectural. During the summer there is a wealth of festivals available. World surfing championship in August in Biarritz. You can also cross the border into Spain, San Sebastian is a very attractive town. On the way why not stop in St Jean de Luz for a nice lunch.

The food in the area is pretty good and there is some very well priced restaurants in the vicinity.

Coast/Beach:

55km to Biarritz with beaches and surfing. It will take an hour and ten minutes to the sandy beaches of Les Landes

Travel:

Biarritz an Pau airport 55min away

Bordeaux airport two hours. Bus from airport to the train station and train to Puyoo or Dax

Toulouse two and a half hours.

Bilbao two and a half hour

Car hire is available in all airports.

Distances:

The nearest village is half a mile away. It is called Rive-Haute and has a groceries shop and butcher, a chemist and a doctor.

Bread and croissants can be delivered to you door step.

Medium size supermarket in Sauveterre, Large supermarket in St Palais (20min) and two very large ones in Orthez (25 min)

Traditional markets are available in all the main towns. Tuesday Orthez, Thursday Salies, Friday St Palais and Saturday Sauveterre.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $463.64

Booking Notes:
Having telephoned us or contacted via the internet and received confirmation that the dates on which you wish to rent the house are free, please sign the copy of the conditions of booking that we would have sent you and post it back with your deposit.
100% of the rental charge will be received greater than 45 days prior to arriving.

Changeover Day:
The change over day is on Saturday:
Arrivals 3PM
Departure 10AM
The house will have to be returned in the same state of cleanliness and repair as you have found it.

Notes on prices:
For rentals between October and the following June electricity will be charged on top.
Extra deposit of £ 100 for the use of the telephone.

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.

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