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 town of Cauterets. Great biking, walking, spa and skiing here.
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, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne 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.
GRAND PRIX DE PAU & GRAND PRIX DE PAU HISTORIQUE:
Pau has a rich past in motorsport and the circuit is one of the great street circuits in Europe offering superb vantage points and a relaxing ambience with the Pyrenees in the distance. The GP of Pau is the oldest GP race in the world and was the first to use the name 'Grand Prix' in 1900. The unchanged street circuit in the heart of the city has seen wonderful duels over the years involving such legends as Fangio, Ascari, Brabham and Moss.
The first Grand Prix Historique began in 2001 and the number of grids increases every year. The track can be best described as Monaco with trees!
Combine the Monaco Historique weekend with the Grand Prix de Pau Historique - now that is a truly magical week!
Grand Prix de Pau - 9th & 11th May
Grand Prix de Pau Historique - 17th & 18th May
CAUTERETS - 1.5hrs:
This is my nearest mountain village which is truly versatile i.e. mountain biking, walking, ski-ing, 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:
Running from Saturday 5th July to Sunday 27th July 2014, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,656 kilometres.
The route goes through Pau on the 24th July and then through the town of Maubourguet on the 25th July which is 25 minutes north east of us.
MARCIAC - 45mins:
Is host to the largest Jazz Festival in Europe. You can buy tickets for the marque but you can also sit for free in the square where you will be entertained by Jazz musicians. In the evening you can stroll around the town listening to various musicians, taking in the ambience and maybe even have a meal in the many restaurants. Afterwards you can stroll round the stall holders selling some very beautiful arts and crafts:
24th July - 13th August
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.