Les Vieux Chenes
About the home
This tastefully renovated, 18th century, stone, 4 star,fully accredited by national tourist board, holiday house is situated between Biarritz (60mins) and Pau (20mins) with very large in-ground POOL with panoramic views of Pyrenees mountains and Jurancon vineyards. Ideal for COUPLES, group of friends or families who want tranquil countrty surroundings with the option of ease of access to nearby towns and the city of Pau.
* 2 bedrooms ( 1 king- Opera, 1 large twin- Theatre) + 1 en suite shower room + 1 family bath/shower room. Top floor remains unused.
- private stone terrace, private garden and plenty of parking space.
Ideally situated for
CYCLING- Try the local hills and Cols (many appear in the Tour du France)
RIVER- salmon and trout fly fishing and Whitewater rafting in our local well known river
WINE TASTING- Jurancon wine region- neighbouring vineyards
GOLF - we lend our guests golf clubs/trolleys (note on your booking form and we can advise re booking tee times/course selection)
...events such as
Pau Grand Prix 3000 (18-20 May), Pau Historique Grand Prix (11-12 May), Pau International 3 Day Event Horse Trials( 25-28 Oct)
For larger groups choose our LARGER CONFIGURATION for up to 7 persons - 4 bedrooms with high quality mattresses and Egyptian cotton linen + 3 bathrooms arranged over 3 floors. See price page for details.
Whilst being very peaceful situated on the hilltop above historic Lucq de Bearn, it is easy to reach PAU and many other places of interest.
All bedrooms have views over distant high Pyrenees. NO OTHER RENTAL PROPERTIES ON SITE . One of the owners does sometimes discreetly use the pool.
Make your first day hassle free, order a first night supper available freshly prepared in the house on arrival evening.
Secure storage for bikes available at no extra charge. Just pre-book.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Biarritz, 80km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pools:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The accommodation comprises up to 4 excellent-sized bedrooms with good quality mattresses and Egyptian cotton linens.
Small Party configuration- 2 bedrooms/ 2 shower/bathrooms :
Opera - King antique walnut bed with en suite shower & WC, large wardrobe, dressing table,armchair
Theatre - Twin (two smaller (120cm/4ft) antique full length double beds), antique mahogany chest of drawers, wardrobe, armchair
2 more Bedrooms/ 1 extra bathroom for Larger groups on Top Floor:
Gallerie - Twin (standard singles), beamed ceiling, large wardrobe en suite bathroom (no shower)
Cinema - Double (usually used as a single), beamed ceiling, wardrobe, side table, armchair
The bedrooms have bedside tables, bedside lights, all have additional armchairs or chairs..They also have fans for those warm summer nights and central heating for the winter.
Additionally, there is a large family bathroom with bath, shower, handbasin and WC. Downstairs provides:
- fully fitted kitchen
- large farmhouse dining table & chairs
- comfortable lounge area with sofas, armchairs, fireplace, flat screen satellite TV and DVD and PIANO. There is a selection of books, DVDs and games in the house which you are welcome to use.
Further details outdoors:
The POOL (14m x 6m overall) which has extra large Roman steps is great place for cooling down and sipping a drink or two! There are wooden sun loungers with cushions and parasols around the pool.
Your private garden has a lovely old 18th century well house, large, old oak trees providing welcome shade in the heat of the day. There is a private stone terrace, with large terracotta planted pots, outside wooden furniture, parasol and a large stone built barbecue. Both the house and garden overlook the Pyrenees mountains and offers an excellent opportunity to have breakfast outside in the sunshine. The warm evenings are great for relaxing in the garden and cooking produce purchased at a local market, visiting a local restaurant or making use of the personal chef option.
Passing through a gateway in the old garden wall you find the large in-ground POOL (14mx6m overall) .
with views of almost 360degrees - mountains and valleys with the Jurancon vineyard .
You will often have EXCLUSIVE USE of the pool as the only other occasional user is one of the owners who live behind a courtyard in the adjacent property, however as the houses face different directions both are quite private from each other.
There are NO other rental properties here.
There is plenty of parking. Storage is available for golf clubs & bicycles. There are several sets of golf clubs available for guests to borrow free of charge on request. There is local bike hire in the nearby small town of Navarrenx, please ask for more details.
* No hidden compulsory cleaning charges, tourist taxes, heating/electric/ linen costs.
* Extensive Welcome Pack included
* Summer BBQ/Dinner can be booked for the night of your arrival. Prepared starter & dessert, with salads and either BBQ meat pack or prepared main dish at £16 /19 euros/adult, £9/11 euros/child under 10 which includes wine and soft drinks
* All linen and towels (including swimming towels) are provided at the start of each rental. 3 week rentals include a full change of linen. Additional linen & towel packs are available ( £15 per room).
* FLEXIBLE START DAY outside high season
* 25% deposit on booking, with remaining balance due 8 weeks before holiday start date
* GBP250/275 euro damage deposit required
* FLEXIBLE START DAY outside high season subject to availability
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Pyrenees Atlantiques region
An ideal area for a family and friends holiday or break with easy access from UK regional airports. Offering the beaches and surfing of the Atlantic coast, spectacular mountain scenery of the Pyrenees National Park, chic city boulevards and interesting historic local towns & villages to explore.
There are so many places to see, but some of the major ones are:
Pyrenees National Park- stunning mountain scenery incl. highest railway in Europe
The Atlantic Coast & beaches
St Jean de Luz -pretty fishing port
Navarrenx and Sauveterre for magnificent views of the river below from their mediaeval ramparts
Salies de Bearn - with its thermal baths,
the many local VINEYARDS
St Jean Pied-de-Port & Lourdes pilgrim towns
Jaca ( citadel town) in Spain.
The Pau area
2013 EVENTS DIARY
11/12 May Historic Grand Prix PAU
18-20 May Formula 3000 street race PAU
23-27 October PAU 4* World CCI 3 day event
31Oct-3 Nov World Pony Driving Championship PAU Equestrian Ground
LUCQ de BEARN (2 mins) is a listed village with beautiful church
MONEIN (5 mins) a Jurancon wine centre, many vineyards are open to the public. It has an important cathedral-like church (guided tours of tower giving access to spectacular roof structure), tourist office, restaurants, bars, shops, market, supermarket and banks. Offers horse riding, wine-tasting.
NAVARRENX (10 mins) Mediaeval walled town whose fortifications are well-worth exploring has also restaurants, bars and shops,supermarkets etc. Offers river rafting, tennis, bastide fortifications,riding.
PAU (20mins)- with its elegant boulevards, including the famous Boulevard des Pyrenees and famous chateau with some of the worlds best tapestries has vibrant cafes and many restaurants. Oldest european golf course. National horse stud in Gelos,Pau
GOLF- Pau-Billiere 1856 golfcourse, oldest course outside the UK, is on most golfer's must playlist with its traditional course layout and wonderful old clubhouse.
CYCLING & CYCLO-SPORTIVES - this is an outstanding area to enjoy the hills and valleys, with near deserted roads as well as conquering various cols and mountains on the Tour de France
HORSE RACING- Dec-Feb 30+ racing meetings. Jump & flat. Excellent racecourse. Free entry. Excellent reasonably priced panoramic restaurant.
FISHING- The Gave d'Oloron and the Gave de Pau are both nearby which have seen both the World and French championships for salmon and trout fishing. The season runs from March 15th to Sep 15th. Fishing licences are inexpensive and can be purchased for a single day or the holiday duration.
WINE TASTING- The region has the famous Jurancon wine favoured by many top worldclass restaurants. It is made from the Gros Manseng and the Petit Manseng grape variety which is only allowed under the Appellation laws to be grown in this specific region. It produces an excellent dry white from the gros manseng and sweet apertif or dessert wine made from either variety or a mixture of the two, though experts consider the very best is made with just the Petit Manseng. Many vineyards are open to the public and sell wine, as do the local shops.
Red wine locally is from the Madiran and Saint Mont regions (N of PAU)
Skiing - There are several resorts within one hour. All equipment can be rented by the day, and lift passes are very reasonable.
How to get there
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Nearest Airport is PAU (25mins) from DIRECT from LONDON & DUBLIN (Cityjet/Airfrance), 3 daily flights from Paris. All major car hire companies represented.
Biarritz is 1 hour (Ryanair & Easyjet) from LONDON Stansted, LONDON Gatwick, DUBLIN, SHANNON, BRISTOL, Brussels
LOURDES is 1 hour (Ryanair) from London Stansted
Bordeaux and Toulouse are approx 2 hours (Other numerous airlines flying to regional UK airports)
By Ferry - About 3 hours from Bilbao, 8 hours to St Malo and 12 hours to Calais
By Rail - nearest mainline station about 25 mins (Pau or Orthez)
Activities near Pau
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
05 Oct 2012
The graceful house sits at the top of a lovely rolling hill and is surrounded by pleasant gardens. Furnished with polished antiques, the gîte is fully and beautifully equipped, right down to hair... more
21 Sep 2012
Four friends, two couples, stayed for a week at the end of the British summer, September. The weather was wonderful, and really ended the season off beautifully. The large clean pool was put to good... more
07 Jul 2012
This was our first holiday in France and it exceeded our expectations. The house had everything you could think of and then more. Little touches like beer and wine in the fridge was great after a long drive. The pool and gardens were great and had lovely views.
Location: plenty to do locally and further afield, a week wasn't long enough. Local towns had everything in that you would need.
Gillian was always close by if needed and her knowledge of the area and things to do/see was more than helpful. Once we found the house it wasn't a problem but GPS co-ordinates would have been an advantage. We will definately be back.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|WINTER||5 Jan 13||4 May 13||£ 495||£ 100||-||4 Nights|
|spring||4 May 13||18 May 13||£ 525||£ 110||£ 125||4 Nights|
|SUMMER||18 May 13||25 May 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|SUMMER||25 May 13||8 Jun 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|SUMMER||8 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|SUMMER||22 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|HIGH||6 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|V HIGH||13 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|PEAK||20 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 1250||-||-||2 Weeks|
|AUTUMN||21 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|autumn||5 Oct 13||19 Oct 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|Pau Show/Half term||19 Oct 13||6 Nov 13||£ 625||£ 130||£ 130||1 Week|
|LATE AUTUMN||6 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 525||£ 120||£ 120||4 Nights|
|XMAS||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||2 Mar 13||18 May 13||£ 625||£ 120||£ 120||4 Nights|
|LATE SPRING||18 May 13||25 May 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|EARLY SUMMER||25 May 13||8 Jun 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|SUMMER||8 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|SUMMER||22 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|SUMMER||29 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|HIGH||6 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 1095||-||-||1 Week|
|PEAK||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1275||-||-||2 Weeks|
|SUMMER||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1025||-||-||1 Week|
|END SUMMER||7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|AUTUMN||14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|AUTUMN||28 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|AUTUMN||5 Oct 13||9 Nov 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|LATE AUTUMN||9 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 625||£ 120||£ 120||4 Nights|
|XMAS||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 775||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
4 person rate is smaller party configuration - OPERA & THEATRE bedrooms- highest floor unused
* PAU 3 Day event - 22-26 Oct- World Cup Horse trials final (29oct-2 nov) - also offered on DB&B see our website for full details- Monday changeover available to fit with competitions
* Prices INCLUDE all taxe de sejour (daily tourist tax), heating, electricity, linen, towels (incl swimming towels in season), extensive welcome pack
* Saturday start date, flexible in low season please askEnquire now
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