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Large comfortable house gite, private pool, sleeps 15, lovely views, SW France

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious gite with pool, great location, ideal for families, groups of friends.

We are certain you will have a wonderful, comfortable stay at Maison Cantegrit.

Cantegrit is set in a beautiful rural setting, on top of a hill with views over the rolling countryside towards the Pyrenees, but only 5 minutes from the beautiful Medieval spa town of Salies de Bearn. Ideally located to access all the region has to offer, such as places of interest, delicious cuisine, numerous sporting facilities, fantastic cycling routes, the coast, mountains, or just spend time around the pool and relax! The house offers very spacious accommodation (500 sq M) with 7 bedrooms for up to 15 people. It's well equipped with 2 cookers, 2 fridge freezers, large utility room, BBQ's, large sunroom with a table seating 16, separate dining room for intimate dining, large lounge with a flatscreen TV and Freesat, DVD player, Hi-fi with MP3 connection. A range of books, CD's and DVD's are available for guests to enjoy.

Linda McDonald
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Linda McDonald

We have now retired and stay at Maison Cantegrit ourselves at various times of the year, we regularly have family and friends with us. Over the years we've made numerous improvements, and continue to do so. It's a very private, peaceful house, so ideal for a 'get away from it all' holiday, but it's also very easy to locate and to access everything you may need for a more active holiday! We're confident Maison Cantegrit will offer you the perfect place to stay for your vacation.

Linda McDonald purchased this house in 2005

Why Linda McDonald chose Bérenx

Because Cantegrit is so well located, being just 45 minutes from the French coast, 1 hour to the Spanish coast, the Pyrenees are also just an hour away, plus easy local access to historical towns and villages, it's centrally placed to explore and experience this wonderful region. So we couldn't resist buying it! It's certainly given us many happy times, and guests have certainly enjoyed it.

What makes this house unique

The stunning views over the surrounding rolling French countryside looking Southwards towards the wonderful Pyrenees Mountains was something we couldn't ignore. The spacious accommodation also meant we could have our own space when needed even if friends and family visited. Whilst relaxing in the pool area, especially with a G&T, it's very easy to forget the stresses of work!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to say we had a very memorable and happy time at Salies de Bearn.

Four generations found your very large house and especially the pool a

great relief during the hot weather.

Everyone had space to relax and we were only a short distance from the

local towns and Biarritz airport. The outdoor areas allowed for all

visitors to have their own space while in the evening the main meal was a

celebration in itself.

Thanks again for the hospitality and will you thank Jenny for the time and



Jun 2017
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Bérenx House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All re-cycling glass bottles and jars must be taken to the re-cycling centre across the road.
  • Bookings are strictly from Saturday to Saturday with a minimum of 7 nights stay. Alternative arrival or departure days are by prior agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , bidet , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs tiolet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Upstairs toilet
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , bidet , Large upstairs bathroom
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double room overlooking the pool, double doors onto balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Double bedroom downstairs overlooking the pool, large window
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double room at rear overlooking the garden towards Pyrenees
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Small bunk bed room with wardrobe & cabinet
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room at the front of the house, doors onto balcony
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single , Triple bedroom overlooking the pool, doors onto balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Very large, overlooking the pool, TV, doors onto balcony
  • We can sleep 15 adults comfortably, and have two travel cots if required for younger children. The bedrooms are very spacious, each has a mirror, wardrobe and bedside table or cabinet.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
For Europeans, Internet access is possible using your mobile data, minutes and texts allowances, which will work just like they do in your own country. Dongles can be used with laptops. There are also many WiFi hotspots in the area. We supply sun loungers with pads, plus numerous tables, chairs, tables and parasols to use on the terrace and in the pool area.


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Large comfortable house gite, private pool, sleeps 15, lovely views, SW France
average rating of 4.571429 based on 12 reviews

Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this area many times and this lovely house has the best outside eating and pool area out of all the properties we have rented. The view across the fields with the Pyrenees in the distance is beautiful. The house was plenty big enough for the fourteen adults in our party. It is spacious and very well equipped. There is so much to do in the area from mountain walking, canoeing, river swimming and taking part in the wonderful local festivals. We drove to Pamplona and Lourdes for day trips. The Atlantic coast is only 45 minutes away. The house does not have wifi but this wasn't an issue for us. We would thoroughly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for a group holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this house. Our group of 14 had more than enough room and the kids and adults all enjoyed the large pool. The facilities were clean and well maintained and were enough for all of us. In addition the house was cool in the evening even when the outside was hot! The only downside was the lack of internet access which we thought had been installed and made keeping in contact difficult (some of our party needed to access work), otherwise we would definitely come here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour! la maison est spacieuse, très bonne literie, une grande piscine sécurisée, entretenue, parfaite pour des jeunes enfants. L 'accueil fut chaleureux et les voisins très charmants serviables et accueillants. Tout mes hôtes ont été ravis. Toutes les comodités sont proches, la région extra.Le prix très correcte par rapport à la région et aux autres gites des alentours beaucoup moins spacieux. Je recommande vivement le "cantagrit" .

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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agreable maison familiale

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé une superbe semaine dans cette maison spacieuse et tres bien equipee. Nous n avons manqué de rien. La piscine est tres agreable, la grande salle a manger aussi. Nous avons cependant trouvé dommage que tout soit en anglais dans la maison (dvd, cassette, mode d emploi de la tv, hifi etc). Nous recommandons cette maison pour des vacances au calme. Nous vous remercions pour la delicate attention a notre arrivee (3 bouteilles de vin)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je suis heureux que vous ayez un bon jour férié. Merci pour vos commentaires gentils. Nous assurerons que nous traduisons tout pour l'avenir. Respects Linda I'm happy you had great holiday. Thank you for your kind comments. We will ensure that we translate everything for the future. Regards Linda
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Great stay at Cantegrit!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a great week in this really comfortable, spacious and beautifully located house. Great situation and really lovely welcome from the owners. All had been thought of - nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend and will consider for future visits to the region.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grande maison près du très joli village de Salies

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions plusieurs couples avec enfants et avons passé une très bonne semaine dans cette grande maison, suffisamment grande pour que nous ne soyons pas tous les uns sur les autres. La maison est très bien équipée et avec un accès à la piscine très sécurisé pour les jeunes enfants. La maison est idéale avec des tout-petits, car la terrasse y est très spacieuse. La vue est superbe aussi et la piscine très bien. Il nous a manqué juste une petite chose; un accès à internet.

Nous reviendrons avec plaisir!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Biarritz, Pau, Lourdes/Tarbes, & Bordeaux (2hrs)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Auberge de Relais, Berenx
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Salies de Bearn
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A64 auto route & N117 national route
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Auberge de Relais, Berenx
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
La Pierre St Martin
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Biarritz (45 mins)
Car: necessary

Numerous vineyards in the region, Thermal spa baths in Salies de Bearn and country park, large country park with a lake, beach, playground etc in Orthez, World class salmon fishing 10 mins away, kayaking & rafting 15 mins away, Pyrenees for part of the Tour de France bike race plus stunning walks, snow skiing & bird watching, Atlantic coast at Biarritz for world class surfing, Pau for Europe's oldest golf club, and so much more. Spain is reached in just over 1 hour, so easy to visit San Sebastian, Bilbao, Pamplona etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $347.75

Prices held for 2016
We also accept Euros. Please contact us for an up to date exchange rate.
A booking form and contract are sent by e-mail.
We require a deposit of 25% of the total when booking, balance to be paid 8 weeks before your holiday.
There is a £250 security deposit to be paid with the balance. This is returned within 2 weeks of your departure.
We do not accept on line bookings because of the size of the groups visiting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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