House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Maison Bo retains its rustic charm from the outside with basque red shutters, juliet balconies to 2 of the bedrooms and french doors opening up on to the private garden, whilst inside there is a modern open plan living area and contemporary furnishings. The house comfortably accommodates 6 people (2 bedrooms have kingsize beds - one is a water bed! 1 bedroom has a double bed); however there is also a double sofa bed in the study which could sleep an additional 2 if required.
The house is located in the town of Salies de Béarn and is a few minutes walk from all amenities. Whilst the house does enjoy a town location, it is set back from the main road and has a garden surrounded by trees and a fence which ensures your privacy. The South West facing garden is perfect for al fresco dining at any time of the day, there is a table with 6 chairs and a large parasol to provide some much needed shade in the summer months!
The house is a few minutes walk from the centre of Salies de Béarn so perfect for people who want to go out for a drink or a meal without the worry of driving home! Salies has a supermarket, restaurants, spa, open air pool, bars, golf, etc which are all within walking distance of the house.
There is free wi-fi access for guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Biarritz 50 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Biarritz/Pau 50 km, Nearest railway: Puyoo 10 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|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||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
There are 3 large bedrooms, each with a double bed and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 1 has its own en-suite with a large corner unit, which incorporates a jacuzzi bath, steam room and double shower. There is a house bathroom, which has an over-bath shower and a separate toilet at the other end of the hallway. The sofa bed in the study can sleep two extra people if required. Bedroom 2 and the study both have juliet balconies which look out on to the garden.
Downstairs there is a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area, so this is a very sociable space and great for entertaining. The living area has 2 sofas which can seat 5-6 people along with 2 extra armchairs so a maximum of 8 people could be seated. There is a 32" LCD TV with Sky freeview channels and a dvd player. We have also provided a selection of dvds for guests to enjoy during their stay. There is a large dining table, which has 6 chairs; however there are outside chairs that can be brought in where extra chairs are needed.
The kitchen has a large range style cooker which incorporates 2 ovens (1 electric and 1 gas), a grill and 8 gas burners so large meals can easily be prepared. We have provided pans, utensils, crockery, mugs, glasses, etc so there is everything you need for your self-catering stay. Leading just off the kitchen is a utility room, which has a microwave, large fridge/freezer, washer and additional storage space.
The house has radiators throughout however from April to October the system will not be set to come on unless specifically agreed beforehand as the summer months can be extremely hot. There are additional electric radiators and heaters provided at the house and there is hot water provided by an immersion heater.
|Further details outdoors||
There is on street parking immediately outside the house.
A 1 week rental includes bed linen and towels for all guests. For those staying for 2 weeks a change of bed linen and towels will also be provided at the start of the 2nd week.
A final clean can be arranged for an additional £40, otherwise it is the renters' resposibility to ensure that the house is in a good, clean condition.
An english-speaking couple look after the house and are available to answer any questions during your stay.
Weekend breaks are available, please contact us for details.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Bordered along the whole of its west coast by the Atlantic Ocean, Aquitaine is bathed in a mild oceanic climate with the influence of the Gulf Stream and has the longest stretch of sandy coastline throughout Europe. The Pyrenees Atlantiques in particular is a combination of beautiful landscapes, a deeply rooted culture and a history it can be proud of as well as flavoursome gastronomy.
Biarritz has some of the best surf in the world and great beaches such as La Grande Plage which is dotted with striped bathing tents as well as a lively atmosphere and a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Biarritz is approximately 45 minutes away from Salies de Bearn.
On the southern reaches of the Silver Coast, Hossegor is Europe’s surf Mecca and a world famous spot for the annual Quiksilver World Pro Surfing Competition. Hossegor has what is arguably Europe’s most consistent waves.
The historical city of Pau is known as the capital of the Béarn and invites you to stroll through its unique trail of parks and gardens against the backdrop of the Pyrenees. This is truly a beautiful place with an excellent selection of shops (high street and boutique) as well as lively bars and wonderful restaurants. Pau is approximately 45 minutes drive away from Salies de Bearn.
Lourdes the celebrated holy shrine of St. Bernadette is visited by many thousands of pilgrims each year and is just one hour's drive away,
Saint Jean Pied de Port is the last stop before the mountain pass of Roncevaux (Roncesvalles) on the pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Pilgrims have been making the trek ever since the 10th Century, their routes intersecting in this medieval village surrounded by the red Pyrenees hills.
You can reach Spain in just one hour where you can sample local tapas, enjoy some sangria and take advantage of the shopping. The cosmopolitan city of San Sebastian is highly recommended!
Salies de Bearn
The Pyrénées-Atlantiques takes its name from the Pyrenees Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean and Salies de Bearn is perfectly situated between the two providing you with access to a wide range of activities and beautiful scenery throughout the year,
Considered the Venice of the Bearn, Salies is a beautiful traditional village with an old medieval quarter and a charming old-fashioned 19th century area. The Place du Bayaa is the heart of the town and the start of the market that is held every Thursday morning where you can buy fresh local produce, clothes and gifts. There are excellent shops, bars and restaurants along with a supermarket, banks, a cinema and a casino at the Hotel du Parc.
The town has become most famous because of it's salt - legend has it that this was discovered when an injured boar fell into a swamp and was discovered later covered in salt and perfectly preserved. The salts at Salies de Bearn are particularly beneficial for gynaecological, rheumatic and paediatric ailments and the Thermal Baths are a must for any visitor to the area! Relax at the thermal spas or pamper yourself with one of the many beauty treatments on offer.
During the summer each village or town in the area holds its own fete, which takes places over one weekend. The two main festivals in Salies are The Piperade and the Fete du Sel, however there are many other events throughout the year, particularly in the summer evenings and weekends.
There are plenty of activities to take part in including a local 12 hole golf course, cycling tracks, walking, local outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, kayaking and white water rafting in the Gave.
This area is also well known for it's fast flowing rivers, known as Gaves. The Gave d'Oloron in particular is rich in trout and salmon and attracts numerous fishermen every year from France and many other countries. The World Salmon Fishing Championships have been held here for over 40 years.
Ski resorts such as Le Pierre St Martin and Gourette can be reached in just over 1 hr and are suitable for skiiers and snowboarders of all levels.