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Beautiful and Spacious 4 Bedroom Villa with Private Swimming Pool and Garden.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Recently Renovated to a High Standard. Comfortable Accomodation for 10 People.

The villa is very spacious (280 square metres), well maintained and is a perfect situation for people who want space to relax. The villa is set in private grounds and is in a quiet and secluded village offering access to lots of local amenities and things to do nearby.

The garden is very large (7,000 square metres), providing space at the back for a decent sized football pitch (30m x 25m) with two goals. It also has an orchard with fruit and walnut trees.

Set in the front garden there is a large private, secure swimming pool that is 12.5m x 5m with a patio area to sit.

At the front of the house the lounge opens out onto another terrace with space to barbecue and sit and eat.

We have a few (not very well maintained) bicycles that you are free to borrow to ride around the country lanes. is 300m away and is a wonderful and very inexpensive restaurant where you can sit outside in summer and enjoy the most fabulous food.

We bought the house ten years ago to enjoy holidays with friends and our young family. We often visit with other families and the villa is large enough that 10 people can stay very comfortably.

We chose the location because being in the south of France near the Spanish border the climate is great.

Within 45 minutes you can either drive to the best surfing beaches in Europe at Biarritz or within 1.5 hours you can be at the top of the Pyrenees skiing at 1,850 metres. The mountains and the beaches offer lots of other activities at different times of year. Being within easy reach you can enjoy a bit of both.

If you want to go on other trips you can easily get to Pamplona, San Sebastian or Bilbao in Spain, or head up Les Landes to Bordeaux or east towards Carcassone.

Being the area of France that heralded the 17th century King Henry IV, there are lots of Chateuaux and historical sites to visit. The pilgrimage to Compostello follows the river and passes a few hundred metres from the house, and Salies-de-Bearn a beautiful medieval village is just 7km away. Lourdes, set in the foothills of the Pyrenees is less than an hour away.

The house is set in the countryside, with a beautiful river that offers some of the best fly fishing and rafting experiences you can find.

Being France, the food and wine is abundant and fresh, and this part of France is especially famous for its gastronomy.

Whether you want to keep yourself very busy or chill out, we hope you will find Villa St Jean to be as perfect as we do.

More Details

Russel Levi
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017


Castagnède Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 - is a very large bright bathroom with a free standing antique bath, loo and sink. The shelves have lots of towels for use at home or the beach, and spare linen for the beds. Bathroom 2 - is also large and has recently been refurnished with new tiling a new bath, built-in shower, sink and loo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • The main bedroom overlooks the swimming pool and hills to the front. The room has a large double bed, chest of drawers and masses of built in wardrobe space. There is plenty of room to place the cot or fold up beds in this room. The second bedroom overlooks the back of the house and the gardens and fields behind them. It also has a large double bed and a large wardrobe with drawers. A cot can also be comfortably accomodated in this room. The third and fourth bedrooms are also large with plenty of room to add fold out beds or cots and have wardrobe and chests of drawers. All of the rooms are bright, spacious, clean and recently decorated.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is modern and was refurbished to a high standard in 2008. The kitchen is well stocked with both crockery, utensils and pots and pans. For people who like to cook, there is plenty of space and a good view to enjoy otut the front window. The lounge is very comfortable and spacious with large patio doors that open out onto the terrace. There is also a fireplace in the corner to sit around in the evening during winter and spring. The lounge is connected to an open plan dining room with space for 10 people to sit comfortably. The terrace looks out over the private fenced swimming pool. On the terrace there is space for 10 people to sit comfortably and barbecue or relax.


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Beautiful and Spacious 4 Bedroom Villa with Private Swimming Pool and Garden.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Super house and pool in a very quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely large house with massive garden. Terrace and swimming pool particularly enjoyable on sunny days. Very quiet location in small village with marvellous family run hotel and restaurant at less than five minutes walk. Well positioned for walking, cycling and river swimming. Will definitely consider returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Our 4th great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth time we have stayed "chez Levi" (at the request of my 4 children). The house is very well equipped (particularly the kitchen), unlike the usual holiday let which has just 6 of everything...). The pool is fantastic and is enough to keep everyone amused for a few days. Salies is a 10 minute drive where there are plenty of restaurants and shops. However the Auberge which is a 5 minute walk away serves really nice food at a very reasonable cost.

We have not found problems with mosquitoes except at dusk. There are meshes on the windows so you can have the windows open at night.

All in all very comfortable, spacious and lots of everything you need with a lovely covered terrace overlooking the pool.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Wonderful holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two weeks at Villa St Jean. The house is spacious and airy with comfortable rooms and beds. The kitchen is well equiped, the garden offers lots of space for the children to run around and the pool is a great size and treated with a salt system rather than chlorine which is much more pleasant.

We enjoyed the surrounding area and found visiting Bayonne, Biarittz, St Jean de Luz and San Sebastian all easy for a day out. The local nearby restaurant is also a bonus offering good food and only a walk away and it was also easy to drive to the nearest baker for croissants for breakfast. We also enjoyed walking to the nearby river to swim and picnic and enjoyed a canoeing trip nearby. A great base for a really varied family holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Biarritz or Pau
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
La Belle Auberge
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A64 Junction 7
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
La Belle Auberge
Nearest Ski
145 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

In the South West of France ideally situated between the beaches and the mountains. Lots of medieval towns surround the area providing a picturesque backdrop with plenty to visit. Whether you like surfing, quiet secluded coves, sailing, waterskiing or walking and hiking in the mountains there is an abundance of outdoor activities and

lots of restaurants including an excellent Auberge 100 yards away.

Go white water rafting, canoeing or salmon fishing on the Gave de Bearn that flows through the village and runs safely 200m behind the house.

Golf, Tennis, Waterskiing, Sailing and Horse Riding are all available within 10 minutes by car.

Surfing or swimming on the beaches of Biarritz is about 45 mins away. Lots of water parks and other activities are available at the coast.

The Pyrenees mountains provide all sorts of hiking, rock climbing, skiing and other action sports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $96.55
Pet Fee $38.62
Damage Deposit $193.1

Rentals are normally Saturday to Saturday but flexibility can sometimes be offered.

A refundable breakages deposit of £150 is also requested in advance.

We have a local contact for any questions or problems and the garden, swimming pool and house are maintained by local professionals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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