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Country Town house 'Le Petit Chien' ..right In the heart of Town

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car not necessary

Holiday Townhouse 'Le Petit Chien' in the heart of the historic fortified town of Navarrenx

Built in the 1700s, a former restaurant and bar to the market traders and cattle men, our spacious family house, known locally as 'Le Petit Chien' has been completely renovated and is now available as a comfortable, stylish holiday home for 6 people.

Packed with original features and with high ceilings, natural light floods in from large windows in every room.

Painted french country furniture & neutral accessories create a calm, harmonious feel throughout.

There's a sizable kitchen with Smeg Oven & Hob & separate pantry, with adjacent panelled dining room, another sunny breakfast and sitting room, relaxing lounge with free Wi Fi, DVD, TV and digital radio, polished original oak wood and tiled floors throughout, real fireplaces and with views of the historic ramparts, you will not find a more convenient or comfortable house for your family activity-based holiday or relaxing break with friends, Everything is literally, right on your doorstep.

Comfortably sleeps up to 6 adults in 2 king-sized Bedrooms and 1 X double bedroom

Well proportioned bathroom with shower, bath, washbasin & W/C

Ensuite shower & washbasin

Groundfloor W/C /cloakroom

Full gas central heating with radiators in every room

Wood burning stove

Washing machine & Dishwasher

All quality 100% cotton bedlinen & plenty of bath towels are provided for your use.

Extra blankets/throws available in cooler months .

A cot & high chair for babies or toddlers is available with changing mat and all baby linen.

Caters for all year round holidays and offers easy access to Atlantic beaches for summer vacations and ski resorts for winter adventures.

Situated right in the heart of town, a car is not essential to enjoy your stay.

All amenities are to be found in Navarrenx, including several good restaurants, a choice of lively bars & cafes ( some with live music) ,shops & supermarkets, banks with cashpoints, and a traditional fresh produce market twice a week in summer.

There is an outdoor swimming centre / kids splash pool and Tennis & Petanq courts .

The Béarn is a perfect place for cycling. It is quite hilly and undulating in places but there are also plenty of gentle flat routes taking you through the pretty villages nearby. Quality bike hire is available in Navarrenx from our friends at 'Pret-a rouler ' who can give you maps and local routes for cyclists of all ages & abilities.

Horseriding, Paragliding & hot air ballooning, Rugby & Motorsports are all available nearby.

Try your hand at fly fishing for trout & salmon in the River ( Gave D'Oloron ) English speaking fishing guide available.

The sparkling turquoise river waters are perfect for rafting and canoeing, ( Rafting centre at the bridge in Navarrenx ) there are many safe swimming areas up and downstream, ideal for paddling or simply sunbathing with a picnic in the shade...

Other places of interest : Maison de Cigar -Navarrenx . Havana cigar makers in the Bearn. Take the fascinating tour to see how their unique cigars are made.

If you have the use of a car :

There is ample free parking

World class surfing and the golden sandy beaches of Biarritz & Hossegor : 1hr

Cultural and gastronomic day trips, San Sebastian and Bilbau on the coast 1.5hrs

Chocolate & Basque Beret Museums, the shops & Traditional bars in Bayonne 1hr

Walking, birdwatching, Climbing and skiing in winter, valley d'Aspe and the nearest Ski resort at Pierre St Martin : 50 minutes

Antiques & Collectables , Motor racing /classic cars /Designer Boutiques /Historic Chateau of Henri 1V - Pau : 40 minutes.

Golf Course & Casino and Thermal Spas : Salies de Bearn : 20 mins

Vineyards & Winetasting - Route de Jurancon : 20 minutes

The Basque Country for fine cuisine & historical sights : 10 mins

Owners run Micro Brewery, making real english ale..

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach 1 hour Biarritz and Anglet - Atlantic Coast
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

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 has a Medical Centre , Doctors, Dentists, Vet, Osteopaths, 2 Chemists, 2 Butchers / Traiteurs, 3 Supermarkets, 2 Bakers, 3 Banks with cash machines, & an Internet Cafe . An excellent produce Market on Wednesdays and Sunday mornings , The Hotel de Commerce and 4 good 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.

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