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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
I am a beautiful Gite and my owners designed me just for Couples. I am extremely stylish and very comfortable and have my own private entrance and shady seating area.
I am easy to get to as I am just off junction 8 on the new A65 and a 25 minute drive north east of the fantastic city of Pau in South West France.
Because I date back to the 18th Century I have tons of character, with original beams which, I must admit, are a little low in places for anyone taller than 6ft. But well worth the effort of ducking.
I have very pretty views across the rolling Bearn countryside and am surrounded by woodland which brings in many amazing birds. My owners will also let you share their pool.
Within a very short distance are so many things to do and see. My nearest mountain resort is the beautiful Spa town of Cauterets which is great in Summer with Biking, Walking etc.
Or if you prefer you could drive across to the Atlantic coast and visit some stunning beaches and towns.
I am in a little hamlet called Lannecaube. A friendly farming community with pretty views.
I have been lucky enough to have the most gorgeous natural stone flooring called Travertine which gives me an extremely smart contemporary look.
My Pool is approximately 5 metres long and 3 metres wide and is 1.2 metres deep so is very safe to use and is a godsend on those very hot days.
You enter the pool from a raised deck area which is a great place to sunbathe as it is in the sun all day. If you are not someone who sunbathes then my owners have installed a Wall Gazebo outside my private entrance giving you plenty of shade if you need it.
I have quite a long driveway so there is plenty of places to park. You would need some form of transport because I am in a very rural location but I have easy access to anywhere you want to go.
I am called Gite Madaune after my owners home which is called 'Maison Madaune' (pronounced mad-on-a). Although I run along the back of my owners home I am very private and I stay cool when it is very hot outside.
To gain access to me you will go through a set of double doors leading you directly into my Lounge area. I have all the mod cons with a super 32" LCD TV, DVD, Docking Station for IPod and also WiFi. I have plenty of drawer space for you to use in my lovely sideboard, a very comfortable leather sofa and a table with two chairs.
My fabulous bathroom is next, complete with a two-headed shower (one overhead and one hand) a tulip sink with a funky tap and there is also a few shelves and a heated towel rail.
Next to the bathroom is the bedroom with a double bed with a memory foam mattress which is very comfortable. A dressing table, hanging space and side tables with lamps. There is a very pretty view from the bedroom across rolling hills.
Last but no means least there is my very cute Kitchen. It has everything you would need to make your holiday a happy one, complete with red accessories.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Biarritz 110 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||9 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pau 30 km, Nearest railway: Pau 22 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
We do offer an evening meal if you would like one upon your arrival. This would cost 25 Euros per person, including Wine - please email your requirements and we will sort out a menu for you.
|Further details outdoors|
There is plenty of parking on our property.
If you are arriving by Motorbike, we can provide secure covered parking in our barn if you prefer.
About this location
The Bearn region
The Bearn Region:
Bearn, along with three Basque provinces of Soule, Lower Navarre and Labourd, the principality of Bidache, as well as small parts of Gascony, forms in the southwest the current department of Pyrenees Atlantiques (department 64). Pau was the capital of the former viscountcy of Bearn.
Bearn is bordered by Basque provinces Soule and Lower Navarre to the west, by Gascony (Landes and Armagnac) to the north, by Bigorre to the east and by Spain (Aragon) to the south.
In Alexandre Dumas's 'The Three Musketeers series, the protagonist d'Artagnan was from Bearn (he mentions having attended his father's funeral there in the second book, twenty years after). That d'Artagnan is usually referred to as a Gascon is neither surprising nor incorrect as Bearn is sometimes considered part of Gascony.
Garlin - 15 mins:
My nearest small town is great for your morning Croissants! Also boasts a Supermarket, Boulangerie and a very good Boucherie. There is also a couple of Restaurants and if you fancied seeing a film one evening, there is a great little Cinema. Garlin also has a very pretty Fishing Lake and it takes approx 1 hour to stroll round it.
LEMBEYE - 20 mins:
This is my nearest larger town with all the above (except the Cinema) and a few very good Restaurants. There is also a very friendly Bar which also serves very good food. It is a very nice town with a beautiful Church and it also boasts a Thursday morning market which is great for all your provisions.
PAU - 25 mins:
The fantastic city of Pau is only a 25 minute drive. It has everything i.e. Bars, Restaurants, Museums, Theatre, Casino, Parks, Castles, Chateau, Gardens, Rivers, white water rafting, zip wires and high level walkways and even a Funicular railway which takes you down to the station. Henry IV once resided in the Chateau de Pau which dates back to the fourteenth century. Free to view on Sunday mornings. A beautiful city surrounded by the Pyrenees.
CAUTERETS - 1.5hrs:
This is my nearest mountain village which is truly versatile i.e. mountain biking, walking, casino, spa, bars, restaurants, shops. A beautiful town in a beautiful setting.
LOURDES - 1hr:
Lourdes is famous for the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. It is recorded that she visited Bernadette 18 times. Since then Lourdes has become a major town for Christian Pilgrimages attracting visitors from all corners of the globe. The Cathedrals and Grotto are well worth a visit. There are 21 places of worship and services are held in all major languages.
A 1,000 year-old never-defeated Chateau/Fortress. Now a Museum displaying French and Spanish historic collections. Panoramic views of the city, the Sanctuaries and the Pyrenees. Botanical Gardens with superb Pyrenean Architecture.
BIARRITZ - 1.5hrs:
On the Atlantic Coast, is the lovely town of Biarritz. A very trendy and lively town with super architecture, beaches, shops and of course the rolling Atlantic Ocean. Biarritz is not all glitz as in the old port there are some very good Fish Restaurants and it tends to be a little quieter and very picturesque.
TOUR DE FRANCE:
The Tour, which begins in Utrecht, Holland on 4 July, concludes in Paris on 26 July, after travelling through Holland and Belgium, continuing to commemorate the first world war in northern France and then travelling to north-western France.
There is a long transfer to the Pyrenees, but the decisive moments will take place in the Alps. The penultimate stage will conclude with the ascent to Alpe d'Huez, with its fabled 21 hairpin bends, before the ceremonial finish in Paris.
JAZZ IN MARCIAC - 26th July to 15th August:
Jazz in Marciac is a musical event that has been held under the stars in August since 1978. Over 200,000 visitors meet every year in the small village of Marciac to enjoy this gathering with famous jazzmen, jazzwomen and young musicians.
For over 2 weeks, concerts take place under a giant marquee or at the Astrada. A fringe festival also takes place in the main square of Marciac which still has it's own medieval arcades. Smaller 'Jazz in Marciac' sessions also take place at other times of the year.
AIRE-SUR-L'ADOUR - 25mins:
A lovely town with the beautiful Adour river. Some really nice shops and a pretty good market. Also has a bull ring!
PONT D'ESPAGNE - 1.45mins:
A superb day out. Why not take a picnic and go and visit these fantastic Waterfalls. There is a great walk alongside one of the falls which takes you up to the lake. Not for the feint hearted though as it takes over an hour and is quite steep in places. Well worth it though to see the most stunning lake at the top.
You can catch the chair lift back down!
CAVES - BETHERRAM - 45mins:
These Caves are truly amazing and the tour takes about 1.5 hours. You will see an amazing array of Staligmites and Staligtites. Another fantastic day out.
PARACHUTING - 15mins
If you fancied jumping out of an Aeroplane strapped to a Parachute then this is for you!
We also have many Vineyards very close to us which you can go and sample and purchase some superb quality wine at very reasonable prices.
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1 Nov 2013
"Lovely gite in excellent location"
This gite is in a great location and has been built to a high specification. The hosts Mike and Lesley are very welcoming and friendly, there are many attractions close by. The city of Lourdes city of… More
27 Oct 2013
"Secluded Luxury Gite"
Spent a nice week relaxing in the lovely French countryside . The gite was well appointed with a modern clean feel, there are a couple of low beams which being just over 6ft I soon learnt to avoid .Mi… More
26 Sep 2013
"Fantastisch , rustig en kraaknet verblijf met heel aangename eigenaars."
Met ons tweetjes werden we heel vriendelijk ontvangen. Er stonden tevens nootjes en een fles wijn op ons te wachten. Bij het zwembad was het heerlijk genieten van de stilte. Deze gezellig ingerichte g… More
18 Sep 2013
"A small luxury hotel, packaged as a Gite"
Perfect retreat for couples wanting to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. 2nd visit to this wonderful gite. Improvements from last year was the new pool and decking area. We s… More
21 Aug 2013
"Fabulous gite, great hosts, beautiful countryside and relaxing stay"
Les and Mike were the ultimate hosts: very friendly and helpful. They offered advice and guidance when necessary, yet were unobtrusive at most times. They made the holiday what it was aided by a sup… More
6 Aug 2013
"1st visit to rural France, relaxing, great hosts at gite, would certainly go back."
Great gite, 5*, all mod cons. Really loved the location in the French countryside with its quiet winding roads. Very relaxing holiday. Friendly, very considerate hosts. Spent time in the pool every day. Visited Pau for shopping,bLourdes, Marciac, Tillac etc. Would definitely go back.
6 Jun 2013
"A wonderfully relaxing stay"
Maison Madaune is a beautiful place to stay and Lesley and Mike are fantastic hosts. The gite is really charming, set in the midst of tranquil, rolling hills but very accessible to the tourist areas, especially to Pau. The gite is very private, beautifully furnished and the bathroom is of a five star hotel standard. Lesley has added wonderfully stylish touches all through the gite.
There is a lovely covered patio area just outside the front door where you can sip your glass of locally produced wine or alternatively you can relax by the pool. Lesley and Mike are anxious to let their guests relax and enjoy their beautiful gite but are more than willing to recommend places to visit, or where to eat. Mike took a lot of trouble to direct us to a free car park in the old part of Pau, which saved us ending up miles from the centre.
We would thoroughly recommend staying here, you can do as much or as little as you wish, although we would suggest that you make a point of visiting Pau which is a fabulous city with the Pyrenees as a back drop. Thank you Lelsey and Mike for such a great few days r and r. Just what we needed.
20 Jan 2013
"Beautiful Gite nicely situated"
Very stylish comfortable Gite. Fantastic designer bathroom with everything you need to make a great holiday. If you want peace and quiet and pretty views with easy access to many places then this is a perfect place for you to be. It was nice to have the use of the pool and the owners Lesley and Mike were extremely welcoming which made the stay extra special.
We were looking for a property to purchase and this was a good base for us and we would definitely return for a longer stay.
1 Oct 2012
"1st class accomodation in a beautiful location"
Stayed at this fabulous gite for 2 weeks in August. This is a beautifully finished and well equipped gite. Outside there is a wonderful covered area perfect for BBQ's and a glass of wine as the… More
26 Sep 2012
"Fabulous and Stylish Gite with lovely English owners"
My partner and I stayed at Maison Madaune in July 2012. Although this was their 1st year, the owners (Mike & Lesley) made us feel like they had been doing it years! Everything was spotlessly clean … More
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