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Le Pigeonnier

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Le Pigeonnier

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Chateau Coye has been lovingly restored and cared for over recent years by its former and current owners, and has featured in numerous magazines including Homes & Gardens, BBC Homes & Antiques, The Weekend Guardian, The Daily Mail, Saga Magazine, Living France, French Property News, Artists & Illustrators etc.

This magical and historical small Chateau was acquired by Elizabeth & Len Selby in April 2012 who have since welcomed and enjoyed the company of many visitors.

The picturesque, quirky and rustic Chateau Pigeonnier, once the home to the guardian of the Chateau has been sympathetically restored and comfortably furnished. Set in nine acres of tranquil grounds with access to swimming pool in the grounds, seemingly miles from anywhere is deceptively close to all amenities. Surrounded by maize fields, woodlands, vineyards and fields of summer sunflowers it is a peaceful location especially for couples or small families that want to escape the rat race, to rest, to play, enjoy the clean air, sunny days, starlit nights, good food and wine, and explore the delightful villages and small towns steeped in history that surround this lovely area of France.

Although Coye is set in a quiet location there are many activities and places of interest to enjoy within a short walk or drive. St Columbe our village has a Church, a small school, a tennis court, trinquet courts, a bar, bread shop and a village hall that often holds lively and interesting community events throughout the year. Everyone, including holidaymakers are welcome. Good walking, running and cycling routes are available to enjoy from the gates of the Chateau.

La Cite Vert in Hagetmau offers a wide range of sporting activities, including an Olympic size swimming Pool in addition to gym facilities and many other sports. An hours drive will take you to the Atlantic Coast and nearer one can find inland lakes and rivers which offer many opportunities for water sports. The Thermal Spa at Dax is the best in France. No visitor to this area should miss a trip out to the magnificent Pyrennean Mountains nor the glamous and elegant cities of Pau and Biarritz. Nor indeed should anyone miss out on a tour of one of the local vineyards with wines to taste including Madiran, Juracon and Tursan.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Biarritz 80 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pau Pyrenees 50 km, Nearest railway: Orthez 20 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, Video player, CD player, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Built in 1820 as the gardeners cottage for 17th Century Chateau Coye, Le Pigeonnier has recently been sympathetically restored and is well equipped with modern conveniences whilst retaining its character.

It has a good sized kitchen diner and the sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with log burner. It is comfortably furnished throughout.

The Pigeonnier has a very tranquil setting adjacent to the main chateau and the surrounding rolling countryside is planted with vineyards, maize and sunflower fields. Although situated in a rural environment the local towns of Hagetmau and Saint Sever are only a 5 minute drive away.

The first floor balcony overlooks the front formal garden of the chateau. The perfect place for breakfast in the morning sunshine. There is a pretty shaded patio area to the rear of Le Pigeonnaire for relaxing.

Welcome pack included. Evening meals in the Chateau by arrangement. Additional ensuite accomodation available in the Chateau, please call to discuss your requirements.

Further details outdoors

The nine acre grounds include gardens, orchards, fruit and vegetable gardens, meadow and woodland and is surrounded by the tranquil Chalosse countryside. The south facing swimming pool benefits from all day sun and has a covered deck area perfect for lounging and dining.

The swimming pool is alarmed but not fenced.

Further details

The grounds are shared with the owners of Chateau Coye, however the pool will be used infrequently.

Le Pigeonnier is a rustic and quirky French cottage. It has some low doorways and the dining area has a low ceiling. It has steep wooden step with a rope bannister. The second bedroom has built in cabin bunk beds (with full size single mattresses) and is accessed via the first floor balcony (reached through the house's internal staircase).

The Aquitaine region

With its proximity to the Pyrenees and the wonderful unspoilt beaches of the Atlantic coast, the area offers great variety for people with all manner of interests.

There are plenty of pursuits for sports enthusiasts including white water rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, horse riding and golf. Biarritz has the best surfing beaches in Europe and every summer hosts the European surf championships.

The little town of Hagetmau boasts superb sporting facilities, visit www.complexe-sportif-hagetmau.fr for further information.l

For shopping Medieval Bayonne, elegant Biarritz, and Pau with it's wonderful views of the Pyrenees are highly recommended.

For spectacular scenery the Pyrenees are a must, with pretty little towns nestled in valleys, lakes, gorges and caves, and of course the famous pilgrim site of Lourdes. The Spanish border is easily reached by car in an hour and a half, with San Sebastien and Bilbao being popular day trip destinations.

Summers are long and generally hot, although not oppressive. May and June are very pleasant months and during September and October the region experiences brilliant late summer warmth and sunshine. This is an excellent time to discover the real France outside of the peak season whilst still enjoying warm weather.

Saint Sever

There are many places of historic interest locally, including Chateaux, Vineyards and numerous Romanesque churches. For food lovers every town has its weekly market with fantastic fresh local produce. The Saturday farmers market at Mont de Marsan is particularly recommended for its wonderful selection of Pyrennean cheeses, Bayonne ham, foie gras and oysters from Arcachon.

The local town of Hagetmau has an excellent selection of shops and reasonably priced restaurants.

There are many Roman towns in the area, including Saint Sever which has an 11th Century Benedictine Abbey, and is an important stop on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. Dax, another Roman town, is France's most popular spa town with its thermal mud baths, and an olympic size swimming pool.

For four star luxury visit one of France's most eminent chef's, Michel Guerard at Eugenie-les-Bains, with it's 3 star Michelin restaurant and wonderful Auberge serving fantastic traditional local cuisines in the most beautiful of surroundings.

Given its proximity to Spain the area has many Spanish influences including the summer festivals. Every town has its annual fete and the larger ones in Mt de Marsan, Hagetmau and Dax are highly recommended, with carnivals, Flamenco at Mt de Marsan, and the unique local tradition of the Course Landais, a type of bull jumping which has to be seen to be believed.

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Review 1-10 of 12

2 Aug 2012

5/5

"Peaceful location and an good base to explore south West France"

The host and hostess are a charming couple who are very friendly and welcoming. The Pigeonnier is modern and clean, whilst retaining the rustic charm of its origins. The kitchen is well equipped with all of the home comforts. The hostess is an excellent cook with a wide repertoire. It is a very enjoyable option you if do not want to cook some of the time. A car is must as you are slightly off the beaten track, but makes a good base for exploring the local area and the Pyrenees. The location has lots of local shops, restaurants and attractions only a short drive away in the nearby market towns. The internal staircase might be a challenge if you are a bit wobbly on your pins, as they are short, but steep. It is very tranquil and relaxing place, with no traffic noise. The starlit skies in the evening are glorious. We spent a lovely holiday in July 2012 and would we would highly recommend it.

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    • 1 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:18 Jun 2015

    Based in France

    Languages spoken
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