Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The beautiful old stone Barn has been recently converted into a light and spacious dwelling, which faces away from the main House, offering privacy and spectacular views to the hills and woods in the distance.
Complete rural peace and calm. Situated on one of the local walks classified for outstanding natural beauty.
* 2 single bedrooms, one with wash-hand basin.
*"Orangery" dining room
*Fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, hob with extractor over, and oven,etc.
*Very large salon, ( 50sqm) flooded with light, with French windows to private terrace & garden area. This Living room includes a comfortable double sofa-bed, screened off, and a beautiful mahogany "boat-bed"
*Large family bath-room with both bath and separate shower cubicle.
*Use of in-ground swimming pool
* Large Private stone terrace with BBQ with views across valley
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||BIARRITZ 60 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: PAU 45 km, Nearest railway: ORTHEZ 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
In contrast to many local Bearnais Farm-Houses, which tend to have small windows and can be dark, this conversion gives an immediate feeling of light and space. The bath-room is unusually large and light.
The atmosphere of calm and seclusion is enhanced by soft tones and colour schemes throughout.
Wall-mounted electric heaters throughout, and "Coloniale" wood-burning stove in Living-room for cooler nights
|Further details outdoors|
The Manoir sits in the centre of its own 30 acres of land, so has complete quiet and privacy. The lane peters out into a footpath, so there is no passing traffic, except for an occasional tractor, or Hiker ! Yet within 10 mins by car one has all the facilities of Navarrenx.
3 mins away is the excellent family-run Restaurant in Audaux village- considered by most locals as the best restaurant in the area and which also offers excellent value for money. There is another very good restaurant in the next village and several others in Navarrenx
The in-ground pool is available for La Grange 10am-6 p.m., guests staying in the manoir may use the pool early morning or in the evening, unless alternative times are agreed with the Owner.
For those who prefer Sea bathing to the swimming pool. the beaches of Biarritz, Hossegor and St Jean de Luz, are approx 60 mins away , either by motorway, or scenic country route.
BOOKING CONDITIONS for La Grange
You can contact the owner by email or telephone if you have any questions or wish to check latest availability.
1. Once you inform us of your chosen dates we will send you a booking form for you to fill in and return to us with your details confirming your chosen booking period. Once we have acknowledged this, you need to send us the non-returnable deposit (25%) during this time we hold the property for you for 5 working days. Once the deposit is received we then confirm your booking to you. The remainder of the money, as well as the damage deposit (GBP200/ euro200) must be paid no less than 8 weeks before the start of your visit.
2.The house is only for the number of persons shown on your booking form (a max of 4 persons in total) for the holiday duration. Any changes in group number must be agreed in writing prior to your holiday commencement.
3. If you are booking late (i.e. within 8 weeks) all the money is payable on making the reservation.
4.Your damage deposit is returned after the end of your visit provided the property is left in a clean & tidy state. Deductions shall be made for breakages and any additional special cleaning required. However, the sum held shall not limit your liability to us. We refund the damage deposit due within one week after the end of the rental period.
5.In the event of you requesting a cancellation, a refund of amount paid will be made if we are able to re-let the Property less the deposit amount previously paid. If the Property is re-let at a lower price than the original price paid, i.e. at a last minute price, a refund of the new price less the deposit amount will be made.
6. We shall not be liable for any losses or inconvenience caused to or suffered by you if the property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any such event, we shall within seven days of notification to you refund all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period. We shall not be responsible for interruptions to public services or problems caused by severe weather. Under no circumstances shall our liability to you exceed the amount paid to us for the rental of the house.
Note: Due to La Grange furnishings & pool area the property is unsuitable for toddlers and very young children.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Thermal Spa Town of Salies de Bearn.
15 to 20 minutes by Car, this charming Town is renowned for its warm thermal Springs, 10 times naturally more salty than Sea Water. with beneficial properties for various conditions, including rheumatism. There is an indoor Pool, where visitors can bathe in the warm salt water, and enjoy the relaxing and soothing effects.
Sometimes called " The Venice of the Bearn", its elegant old Houses and Streets are interlaced with waterways.
Attractive Golf Course 9 holes plus separate Par 3 (9 holes)
Sauveterre de Bearn, and St Jean Pied de Port.
15 minutes by Car, the historic Town of Sauveterre, offers one of the most beautiful views, and panorama of the Pyrenees, from the ancient fortifications, best seen from the Church of St Andre dating from the 12th and 13th Centuries.
St Jean Pied de Port, 30 to 40 mins driving, near the Spanish border, is a "Must" visit if time allows. The Citadel bears testament to the strategic position this ancient town has always occupied, and the medieval streets and dwellings are redolent of the passage of pilgrims crossing into Spain to Santiago de Compostella over the Centuries, and to this day.
Historic City of Bayonne
Once a major Port, the name is celebrated by "Jambon de Bayonne", and by being the birth place of the "Bayonnet" weapon. The oldest part of the City is dominated by its magnificent Cathedral, reached on foot by a network of fascinating lanes and alley-ways. There are medieval Houses built into the walls of the old Ramparts, and an imposing iron-work covered Market-place by the River, surrounded by alluring Restaurants ( Fish a speciality ) and Cafes, and a famous Cake and Pastry shop.
For Art lovers, the Musee Bonnat, offers, surely, one of the most eclectic collections imagineable, assembled in the late 19th Century by the wealthy Leon Bonnat, himself a very successful Portrait Painter. Amongst many others, there are works by El Greco, Rubens, Van Dyck, Gericault, Ingres, and Degas.
The Surf Beaches of the Atlantic Coast, elegant Biarritz, and the pretty fishing Port of St Jean de Luz.
Biarritz ( 60 minutes by Car ) was celebrated as a smart sea-side resort long before the Cote d'Azur on the Mediterranean took over. Originally a simple whaling Village, it is now more famous for surf-boarding, and Thalasso-therapy. Here are to be found the Palace of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie, now a luxury Hotel, and the one-time Mansion of the English King Edward VII.
Just down the Coast, the pretty fishing Village of St Jean de Luz, beckons, with its un-spoilt and sheltered Beach. For those who fancy Sea Food, there is a plethora of good little Restaurants, many at modest prices.
King Louis IVth came here to marry his Spanish Infanta, in the Church since dedicated to Fisher-men and Sailors.
The majestic Boulevards of Pau.
Pau -- the capital of the region, with an international Airport, is 50 minutes drive away and should not be missed. At one time, the City pre-empted Nice by far, and boasted a large ( over 7,000 heads ) British Colony, originating from the time when many of the Duke Wellingtons Officers stayed behind after the Napoleonic Wars. They founded the World famous Golf Course, established Fox-Hunting, and the still existing Anglican Church. There are still some stately Villas bearing English names, - such as one: --- " Villa-no-name".
Some of the many attractions to visit are a good Art Museum, the Chateau of King Henri IV , much restored by Violet Leduc, the House in which was born Jean -Baptiste Bernadotte, the Son of a Cooper -- later one of Napoleons Marshals, who became King of Sweden, ---- and the regal "Boulevard des Pyrenees" from which there is a magnificent panorama of the Pyrenees on a clear day.
Spectacular natural Scenery of the Pyrenees, and the National Park.
These can all be enjoyed by Car, Bicycle ( available for Hire in Navarrenx ) or Foot.
Superb Hill walking, or gentle traffic-free driving.
A pretty drive of about 40 minutes will take one to Lourdes, and the Grotto and Shrine. One of the most important Centres of pilgrimage in the Roman Catholic Church
NAVARRENX - Our local town less than 10 mins drive away with a Medical Centre / Doctors, Dentist, Vet, Osteopaths, 2 Chemists, 2 Butchers / Traiteurs, 3 Supermarkets, 2 Boulangers, Bank, Internet Cafe and Cybernet Centre. An excellent Market on Wednesdays and Sundays, an Hotel and 3 Restaurants.
Navarrrenx is a walled ( 1537 ) and fortified Town, whose Ramparts, Church & Bell Tower, and the imposing St Anthony's Gate are all classified as " Monuments Historiques". It is rich in History, and was the first "Cite Bastionnee" in France ---- a century before the more famous Vauban. There was a "Military Fountain" which could supply the needs of all the Inhabitants, both civil and military, during times of siege that one can still visit today.
On the banks of the river, Gave d'Oloron, which added to its impregnability in past times, today it offers an excellent site for WHITE WATER RAFTING
This is still an important stop for Pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostella in northern Spain.
Interesting guided Tours at 10 a.m., every Friday from July to September.
Local TENNIS Courts can be booked.