B&B | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
5 km from the village of Bardos
30 minutes from Biarritz
Maison Etchebehere is a beautiful Basque home set in a unique location in a valley with almost 360-degree views of the surrounding hills, forest and river. The serenity is felt the moment you pass through the entry gates.
You will enjoy waking in the morning to see horses and donkeys in the neighbouring paddocks and the peace that comes when you capture the views across the valley and river. You may take the opportunity to have meals prepared with fresh ingredients picked from the garden that day and authentic local produce purchased daily from the markets.
Maison Etchebehere was constructed in the 18th century. A former splendid farm it fell into disrepair. Uninhabited for over 30 years it was almost a ruin when Corinne who is French and Richard who is Australian purchased it in 2009. The home has been luxuriously restored at the same time keeping all the charm and characteristics of a Basque house.
Etchebehere is a derivation of the Basque word etxea, which can mean home or to belong. In Pays Basque, there is a strong connection between the home and those who live in the home. Maison Etchebehere and Corinne and Richard have such a connection and together they combine to ensure visitors receive a warm welcome and are made to feel at home. Guests during their stay will experience that sense of belonging and what it is to be a “local”.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Anglet 20 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Biarritz 20 km, Nearest railway: Bayonne 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The region is world famous for its surfing and a privileged destination for golf lovers who relish the vast choice of golf courses within a 40km radius, as well as many sporting activities such as teniis, Basques pelote, horse riding.... The local gastronomy, traditional village fetes, architectural heritage, green countryside, mountains, the ocean and... several thalassotherapy to relax and well being treatment.
The Basque region is very beautiful. This house is close to the Pyrenees and the landscape is green all year round.
The area is farmland and at the same time close by car to Bayonne and Biarritz. In the summer the days are hot 30C and above and int he winter the temperates reach 3C to 5C. By European standards it is a mild climate. Expect rain all year round hence a very green landscape
Bardos is a small village not a tourist attraction but a place where people live. It is well services by butcher and bakery and very good local supermarket.
Bardos has a very young population and it very active in sport. Rugby is the culture and the local Club supports 14 teams from young children to men. The local inhabitants number 1400