La Joliette - 003
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Very few holiday properties can match the elegance of la Joliette. It's a classic French rental and beautifully renovated by its English owners. la Joliette delivers the whole package - accommodation, facilities, grounds and views.
Families for whom the beach is less important but who do want a successful combination of outdoor activities and classic French culture. Outside the summer school holidays, La Joliette is available in winter for ski-ing groups, hikers in Spring & Autumn and is popular with couples here to enjoy the local scenery, market towns and culture.
Toddlers - safe & enclosed grounds. Pool fenced off
Teenagers - games room plus lots of activity thrills in the local area
Reduced mobility - steep steps to access property
Anything to watch out for?
A charming and bustling market town in 'deep France'. There are a few monuments of interest but the market day is the best time to visit and sample the Bearnais life. Oloron is also an established gateway to the Pyrenees and its many activities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|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
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Games room with table tennis table and CD stereo (with iPod input), TV and Sony Playstation which can also be used for DVD's- it's a great place for the kids to unwind and amuse themselves away from adults.
There is a shower & WC here also - ideal for when you are relaxing by the pool. Also handy is the drinks fridge.
The laundry room can also be found in the basement.
The main entrance, via the stone staircase, leads into a spacious entrance hall. To the right is a dining area with table for up to 10 persons, and to the left is the kitchen. Generously equipped, the kitchen also has access to a south-facing decked terrace.
The hallway leads to the spacious grand séjour. This is the principal room of the house and has been furnished to a very high standard. Features include huge mirrors and a marble fireplace. This is an extremely comfortable space for resting in the evening, after a long and delicious meal on the terrace! There is plenty of seating (three 2-seater sofas), plus flat screen TV, CD stereo, DVD and vcr. There are lots of DVDs and videos for guests' use.
A wonderful, original carved wooden staircase leads from the hallway to the first and second floors.
Four of the bedrooms are situated on the first floor. Each has a pleasant aspect and benefit from attractive, original wood flooring.
Bedroom 1 - queen-size double bed, double wardrobe, bedside cabinets x2. En-suite shower room with WC and basin. Views to the front of the house.
Bedroom 2 - twin beds, chest of drawers, dressing table. En-suite shower room with WC and basin. Views to the front of the house.
Bedroom 3 - twin beds, double wardrobe, dressing table, bedside cabinets x2. En-suite shower room with WC and basin. Views west to the rear of the house.
Bedroom 4 - king-size double bed, double wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets x2, fireplace. Private bathroom with bath, shower, double basins & WC. Views to the south and west.
|Further details outdoors|
The house lies in a generous plot of land, about 1.5 ha in total. There is plenty of space front and back for kids to play.
The breakfast terrace is south-facing and the rear pool terraces are south and west-facing. There is plenty of room for dining outside. The patio terrace can be accessed directly from the living room and basement.
There are 6 sun-chairs and 4 sun-loungers on the pool terrace.
Parking for several cars.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The villa enjoys a 'standalone', hill-top location on the southern outskirts of the town. Its elevated situation affords it excellent views to the Pyrenees.
The property is tucked away thanks to its long driveway and there is no passing traffic.
As such the location feels very private. Oloron-Ste-Marie is a traditional Béarnais market town to the south west of Pau. The stunning scenery is a key reason to visit this area.
Nearest village / town: Oloron Ste Marie (2 kms)
Nearest beach: Biarritz or Hossegor coastlines are c. 1hr 30 mins
Boulangerie: In the local square 1km or Oloron-Ste-Marie 2kms
Restaurant: Oloron-Ste-Marie 2kms
Market: Oloron-Ste-Marie 2kms
Distance to nearest major transport connections:
Pau airport: 39.1 km
Biarritz airport: 115.3 km
Pau railway station: 31.7 km
Bilbao ferry port: 251.0 km
Santander ferry port: 348.1 km
St Malo ferry port: 775.0 km
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