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Lizzie Maynard

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

17th Century cottage nestling in the Pyrenean foothills with solar heated pool

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Haut Bearn/Soule - Oloron Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering 17th century farm cottage in peaceful countryside location

Peaceful, rural self catering 17th Century farm cottage with 12m pool. Ideal base to explore the unspoilt wonders of the Bearn region of The South-West of France. Walking, cycling, skiing, historic golf course, riding, bird watching, fishing or relaxing and watching the natural world go by. Day trips to Lourdes, Spain, Ski resorts and Biarritz's beaches. Open plan cosy living area with central heating and wood burning fire, satellite TV, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine etc. One double and one twin bedroom and bathroom. Countryside setting, grounds of one acre - badminton, table tennis, barbeques and simply releasing around the pool. Imagine summer BBQs watching the sun go down with a glass of local Jurancon wine and a swim under the Milky Way.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lizzie Maynard (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


1 traveler review

17th Century cottage nestling in the Pyrenean foothills with solar heated pool
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Sydney, Australia

Spring 2011 in the Pyrenees

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay and the Welcome Pack on arrival was most appreciated.

This traditional cottage has lots of history and is located in beautiful Bearn countryside surrounded by flowering hay meadows at this time of year. It is perfectly quiet and is set in lovely gardens.

The photos are accurate, although the dining area photo must be out of date as the table is much larger than shown and there is a lovely pine dresser as well. The kitchen is a separate room and has everything you could require with a tall family sized fridge / freezer. The lounge area has two comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV with lots of English channels (BBC, ITV etc). The bedrooms are upstairs (quite steep and narow) and have a couple of low beams so tall people will have to take a little bit of care. The bathroom is between the two bedrooms and the only negative from us is that it only had a bath and no shower. However it is a traditional style cottage so I imagine fitting a shower would be quite difficult.

We were in this area to go hiking in the Pyrennes. Depending where you go it is 45 minute to 1 hour drive up to the trails. We left a walking book behind to perhaps inspire others. Oloron has a very large Leclerc supermarket which catered for us very well with Oloron approx 15 minute drive from the cottage. Pau is worth a visit but it a fairly standard yet pleasant French town with nothing much of note. However, we strongly recommend the Du Barry bistro for their fabulous and very good value half portion Chateau Briand with Bearnais sauce (thanks to Harriette for the recommendation whilst Maggie and Barry were away).

  • Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pau Pyrenees
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Ogeu les Bains
Nearest Ferry
258 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Ogeu Les Bains
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Ogeu les Bains
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
St Jean de Luz
Car: necessary

Located in a rural setting in the foothills of the Pyrenean mountains between the historic, cultural city of Pau and the local market town of Oloron Ste. Marie, there is a never ending range of activities to entertain you and your family at all times of the year. Spain is not far away, beaches, inland lakes and local rivers provide many secluded spots for swimming and picnics. Walking, climbing, white water rafting, fishing, skiing, golf, riding, caves and magnificent opportunities for watching eagles, vultures and red kites. The Pyrenean National Park offers unspoilt mountain scenery with wondrous fauna and flora. There are sophisticated restaurants in and Pau, and local Auberges in every village offering traditional fare. Spring offers wonderful mountain flowers, summer, warm nights of BBQs and swimming, autumn shows amazing colors and light quality and in winter there is of course skiing and cosy nights around the wood burning stove.

Other Activities: bird watching.

Golf: The oldest golf course in Europe is half an hours drive away.

5km from Pau towards Bayonne. The first course in continental Europe opened in 1856. Flat wooded along the River Gave de Pau. 18 holes 5312 metres S.S.S. 69. Practice facilities including three practice holes. Visitors are very welcome.

Green Fees:

Low season : week 40 €, week end 45 €

High season : week 45 €, week end 50 €

Restaurant, pro shop, bar.


Rates & Availability

Oloron Ste Marie Cottage Rental Rates

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Jun 25 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit will secure your booking with the balance becoming due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. Price includes tax de sejour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Haut Bearn/Soule - Oloron Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The shower is a hand held attachment on the bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The cottage is semi detached to a barn in which we live. You have your own entrance and garden area and full access to the pool at all times. We are available for help or advice but you won't see us unless you wish to!

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