Manor House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Adventurers can enjoy the ultimate ski, cycling, walking and surfing resort, whilst food lovers will delight in the gastronomic pleasures of France, nearby Cote Basque and Spain. Lovingly and thoughtfully renovated, La Maison Paul offers enough to keep you busy for the whole of your stay: swimming pool, tennis court, extensive entertaining and catering areas, a large undercover terrace area with barbecue and garden furniture, table tennis, billiards room and library. All this means relaxing, unwinding and enjoying yourself is hard to avoid.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Biarritz
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pau 45.5 km, Nearest railway: Orthez
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, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 En suites
Furniture Double beds (7), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Kitchen: Cook up a storm in the kitchen fully equipped with Miele appliances: 2 x double ovens, 7-ring induction hob, 2 x full-sized fridges, steam oven, warming drawer, convection microwave and 2 x full full-sized dishwashers to cope with the aftermath. Utility Room: The outdoor kitchen is equipped with two washing machines, a tumble dryer, laundry detergents, iron and ironing board, cleaning products and materials, a drinks fridge, freezer, two ovens and BBQ equipment. Living Rooms: La Maison Paul offers: a spacious double-height lounge with imposing fireplace, a TV room equipped with a large flat-screen television, satellite TV, Blue-ray DVD player, a selection of DVDs and a library well socked with books and board games. Other: 3 dining areas: formal dining room, breakfast room and undercover terrace. All tables comfortably seat 14 people or more.

Remove the mahogany leaves from the formal dining room table and it coverts to a hand-crafted Hamilton 9ft billiards table.

Further details outdoors

Poolside: In its secluded position the 6x12m salt-chlorinated swimming pool, surrounded by original stone walls and a sun-drenched terrace, offers complete privacy. Sun loungers, an alfresco shower, lilos, games and play equipment a-plenty makes it the ideal spot for keeping the children amused for hours whilst you while away your time soaking up the French sunshine. Terrace: In summer the terrace is the centre of holiday life. Designed and appointed for ease and pleasure, the private and peaceful outdoor living area offers everything you need for summertime entertainment. The spacious undercover dining and BBQ area benefits from a large adjoining fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom, so very little need drag you away from enjoying the outdoors. Entertainment: facilities include a high-quality hard surface tennis court and basketball ring, darts, table-tennis, boules and mountain bikes for excursions.

The Bearn region

La Maison Paul is in the foothills of the Pyrenees, close to the Pyrenees National Park, in which visitors are routinely awestruck by tumbling waterfalls, lush wildflower-meadows, austere glaciers and serene mountain lakes. The area is cradled by the valleys of Aspe and Ossau which house ancient and beautiful pilgrimage routes including the route de Santiago de Compostela. The Atlantic beaches, ever popular with surfers, stretch from San Sebastian in Northern Spain, over the border to the beautiful harbour village of St-Jean-de-Luz , to Biarritz, Bayonne and all the way to Bordeaux.

Araujuzon

This region of France is well-stocked with idyllic local towns and villages, complete with historic architecture and rural charm. Those only a short drive away include the lovely towns of Monein and Lacommande, the centre of the regions wine-producing district and the spa town of Salies de Bearn, whose natural salt deposits have historically attracted royalty for their healing properties. Naverrenx was once integral to strategic occupation of the area and the centuries-old fortifications have been lovingly restored.