Quilhaut, Gestas Bearn SW
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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This 18th century farmhouse has been lovingly restored, keeping all the original features such as antique fireplaces and stairs.
The small sitting room downstairs opens onto a wisteria covered terrace for dining al fresco. This leads to the very private garden and swimming pool and at the end of it there is a very dramatic mountain river grade one listed for salmon and trout fishing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Biarritz and Hossegor 55 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Biarritz and Pau 55 km, Nearest railway: Orthez 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone|
|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 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There is a large drawing room with an antique fire place, sofa and comfortable armchairs. There is a wood burning stove in the antique fireplace. The dining table seats 10 very comfortably. Through doubles doors one enters a smaller sitting room with a single bed. It leeds to a terrace covered with a wisteria clad pergola. Fully equipped kitchen and a shower/utility room with downstairs loo.
Master bedroom with very large double bed and twin bedroom a the front, antique wardrobes and chests of drawers.A further double bedroom at the back. Bathroom with loo, large landing with bookcase.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is set in a very pretty garden with hedges all around giving maximum privacy and looking down onto the Gave des Saisons( a mountain river). Swimming pool set in the orchard. There is a large meadow, 1000 sq meters, ideal for playing ball.
Swimming pool available from June to Mid October.
The Bearn region
The house is situated in the Bearn region, in the foot hills of the Pyrenees. The country side is green and rolling with the mountains as a back drop
Climate is very mild all the year around, sunny and hot in the summer.
The nearest town Sauveterre is medieval with a 12th c church. The very attractive ancient town of Salies de Bearn is 10km away. Navarrenx is a 17th century garrison. The nearest skiing resort is under an hour. Pau and its chateau is an hour away so is Lourdes and its grotto.
Biarritz and the sandy beaches of the Landes are under an hour. Not to forget that we are on the door steps of spain with Pamplona, San Sebastian and of course the Guggenheimmuseum in Bilbao, taking the lovely fishing village of St Jean de Luz on the way.
Swimming in the summer.Fishing, and skiing in the winter (75 km).
Tennis courts available, white water rafting, riding and the Atlantic under an hour away.
There is walking and bycicling in the mountains, golf a few minutes away.
During the summer there is a wealth of festivals available.
Pau and Biarritz are both very attractive and entertaining towns. World surfing championships in August.
We are on the edge of the Pays Basque and its folklore.
Pamplona is one and a half hours away and Bilbao and the Guggenheim museum three hours.
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30 Jan 2014
"We didn't want to leave"
Our group of 3 adults and 2 children (boys, 9+11) stayed at Quilhaut for 2 weeks over September - October 2013. We were also joined by some other friends (adult couple) for part of trhe time who wer… More
7 Dec 2013
un havre de paix, d'une authenticité rare, une des meilleures locations ou nous avons séjourné depuis fort longtemps. Literie impeccable et gout exquis pour la décoration et l'esprit de … More
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