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Village Farmhouse With Private Gardens And Above Ground Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Lay-Lamidou, Nr. Navarrenx, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Peaceful Farming Village Location, 1 Hour To The Pyrenees And 1 Hour To The Atlantic Beaches

Set in a quiet farming village with views of the Pyrenees this farmhouse is a perfect place to base yourselves. Very much an original family home,the shaded garden is entirely private and enclosed with stone walls and a gated entrance. There is a stone barn and carport with additional parking. The house is in excellent condition, retaining many of its original features. Bedrooms are light and airy with garden and village views. Good combination of sleeping arrangements suits families and couples alike.

The house is located only 5km from the Bastide of Navarrenx which is a historically fascinating town well serviced with weekly markets, small supermarkets and all manner of patisseries, butchers and local produce. There are a number of very good hotels, bistros, and bars to choose from. Outside the Bastide walls are larger services and Supermarkets. You are close to beautiful old medieval towns famous for their markets such as Oloron Sainte Marie, Sauveterre De Bearn and Salies de Bearn where you can also discover the historic salt spas. Navarrenx is on the River Oloron which is a stunning river and Grade 1 listed for Salmon and Trout fishing. The annual Salmon festival is held in Navarrenx in July and is the culmination of the season.There is much focus on activities on the River as well as opportunities to picnic on large islands and swim in beautiful crystal clear swimming holes.

You are less than an hour to the Atlantic beaches near Biarritz, the Spanish border and the Pyrenees. You have a huge choice of activities including walking, canoeing, kyaking,cycling, skiing, or simply relaxing!

We get most of our guest comments about the garden and the proximity of the house to so many varied things to do. Most people who have taken it for a week have commented that it wasn't long enough as this area was so surprising to them. As a result we have had repeat visits from guests which has been lovely. There are easy opportunities to travel in Northern Spain.

We live in Australia but have full time bilingual caretakers who live locally and who can assist you with anything you need including advice, tourist information or help in any way. They keep the garden and the pool whilst you are there but leave you in privacy unless you require anything.

More Details

Owner
Lucy brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The most interesting comments we get are that our guests feel they have stayed in a truly french house. They have made comment that possibly due to the retention of the beams and the layout of the house the integrity of the history is still very evident. Coupled with the old barn and the small friendly village it seems they feel very at home quickly.

The other standout comment is having Spain so close and the very interesting mix of cultures that is the Bearn-Basque country.
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Lay-Lamidou Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , large and airy
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, toilet En-suite shower room to twin room washbasin in twin room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , basin
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , ensuite shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom, King bed, armoire, Double bedroom (balcony room) hanging space, twin bedroom with en-suite shower and wardrobe, Twin bedroom (balcony room) with basin and wardrobe. Sofa bed on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Light and spacious rooms are a key feature. Balcony bedrooms overlooking the courtyard and garden. A charming wooden staircase between floors. Village and garden views from every window. Outside: Private above-ground pool, garden furniture and a barbecue are all provided. Table can be set in the garden or under the shaded courtyard. A large stone barn is a feature of the property. Fig, Walnut and cherry trees in the garden. Plenty of off street parking for up to 4 cars. One space carport. Utility Room: Dryer, freezer, washing machine, second fridge Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included including pool towels. Property cleaned on weekly changeover or additional by request

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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5

Lovely farmhouse, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in August and had a great time. The Farmhouse is very authentic and it felt like we were staying in a rustic French house. It is in a quiet location, but the nearest town Navvarenx is only a short drive away. Jennie, Steve and Lucy (the owner) were really helpful and made us feel very welcome.

The information in the accommodation was really useful regarding accessing the Pyrenees and the local tourist information helped us source white water rafting and a water park.

Our group consisted of 2 families with children ranging from 6 to 17 years old and it suited us perfectly. Would definitely recommend as a base for exploring the Pyrenees and close to Northern Spain, as well as the coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy that you enjoyed the house and the area and thank you for the review. You did so much in the week and I think your point about all ages being catered for locally is quite correct and one of the great attractions of the area. Look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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5

Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse is located in a very beautiful region of France. We found lots to do, but also really enjoyed time in the lovely garden. The house offered comfortable, spacious accommodation and was well equipped. We had a really lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and taking the time to write about your holiday. We would love to welcome you back sometime. Thank you for making the point about the house and garden. The area certainly has much to offer so do come back! All the best
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5

Loved this beautiful old farmhouse.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely old quirky house in a lovely village. Really enjoyed reading in the secluded garden. The local town Navarrenx is just a bike ride away and the Pyrenees an easy drive. Very well equipped and Steve and Jen the caretakers were extremely helpful and friendly. They are a credit to the owners. Enjoy the pool or go swimming in the beautiful river Orolon. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the house. You make such a good point about the house being quiet and private but having everything on its doorstep when you want it. Our village is so friendly and Navarrenx being close by and so typically "French" is a huge part of the appeal. Thanks for mentioning Steve and Jen, we simply couldn't do it all without them and they are very good and so much fun with it! Look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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A WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY LAY LAMIDOU.

  • 4 of 5

THE STAY AT LAY LAMIDOU IN YOUR PROPERTY LUCY WAS MORE THAN WE EXPECTED. ON ARRIVAL AT YOUR HOME WE

WERE EXCITED AND OVERWHELMED OF WHAT WE HAD COME TO. THE CARETAKERS HAD BEEN IN AND HAD LEFT SOME VERY NICE GOODIES AND WINE WITH THE TABLE BEING SET

FOR US.

NAVARRENX OUR NEAREST VILLAGE FOR DINING OUT WAS GREAT, WE ATE AT 2 HOTELS AND 2 RESTAURANTS AND COULD NOT FAULT ANYTHI NG. THE STAFF LOOKING AFTER US

AT THESE PLACES WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND WERE ALL INTERESTED IN AUSTRALIA,. THE PYRENEES WERE VERY CLOSE AND AN EASY DRIVE AS IS SAN SEBASTION ON THE SPANISH BORDER, SO MANY PLACES TO SEE. WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING A

STAY AT YOUR HOME IN LAY LAMIDOU.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are so happy that you enjoyed the property which we love so much. You certainly made the most of all the places and sites to see locally. We are always thrilled when our guests enjoy the very reasons we chose to buy in this area which has so much to offer. All the very best and hooe to welcome you back one day! Scott and Lucy
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5

Beautiful,large comfortable farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We all really enjoyed our holiday at Lay Lamidou. Lots of varied activities including cycling each morning into Navarrenx for bread etc.The pool was lovely and cooling when very hot! Also enjoyed whitewater rafting,high wire climbing, walking in Pyrenees and even found a waterfall and plunge pool to have a swim in! Heaven! This as well as markets and sightseeing!

Jennie and Steve were really helpful and very welcoming which was reassuring and the house very comfortable.Our only problem was our holiday was too short!! Could have stayed for much longer!

All in all a very memorable and enjoyable holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Vive la France!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic big traditional French property, loved the open plan lounge - dining - kitchen. Lots of outdoor space, great pool. Plenty of good walks from the house. Lots of local markets. Enjoyed a couple of day trips into the Pyrenees.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pau
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Navarrenx
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Salies de Bearn
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Pau/Orthez
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Bayonne - Toulouse
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Navarrenx
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Gourette
Nearest Beach
68 Kilometres
Biarritz
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Fishing, the world Salmon Fishing Competition is held annually in Navarrenx (7mins) people come from all over the world to fish these crystal clear waters.

Spa and thermal waters at Salies de Bearn

Hiking, Biking and walking in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Walks available from the village. Three of the main routes on the St Jaques de Compostelle Pilgrim trail run through this area.

Horse-riding, rafting and White -water Kayaking are hugely popular and can be done within 30 minutes.

Coast/Beach:

Atlantic Surf beaches are 1 hour drive away at the stunning locations of Biarritz, St Jean de Luz and into Spain to San Sebastien

Travel:

Car is required

Pau airport 40mins by car, car hire

Bordeaux airport 2 hours by car, car hire

Biarritz airport 1 hour by car, car hire

Orthez train from Paris, 30 mins by car, car hire

Pau train from Paris , 25mins by car, car hire

Distances:

Lay Lamidou has hairdresser.

Navarrenx 7 minutes by car, full range of shops and services, restaurants and cafe/bars, supermarket and hardware stores and weekly market.

Sauveterre de Bearn 20 mins by car is a medieval village and has full range of shops and restaurants.

Salies de Bearn, 30 mins by car has thermal spa, huge range of restaurants and casino. Excellent weekly market.

Further Details:

This house and area suits both couples and families alike. the house is spacious enough when full but at the same time welcoming and private. There is as much or as little as you wish to do. Activities are many and varied so depending on the holiday you are after you really do have so many options in this area.

Having the influence of Spain within ready driving reach adds a different dimension to the holiday as the two way influence of these countries is marked in architecture, food and language.

The Pyrenees dominate the landscape at all times of year and with the Atlantic ocean within easy reach makes for a contrasted and interesting mix.

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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 $235.49

Booking Notes:
Saturday changeover unless by arrangement. Minimum weekly bookings. Discount for over 4 weeks by arrangement in high season only
Arrivals after 3pm and departure by 10am.
Refunds for cancellations only when cancelled 6 or more weeks prior
If booking within 6 weeks, full amount to be paid.
refundable damage deposit of Euro 200, refundable within 7 days of departure.


Changeover Day:
Saturday Changeover unless by arrangement if available
Arrive after 3pm and depart by 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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