B&B / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

5 km from the village of Bardos

30 minutes from Biarritz

Maison Etchebehere is a beautiful Basque home set in a unique location in a valley with almost 360-degree views of the surrounding hills, forest and river. The serenity is felt the moment you pass through the entry gates.

You will enjoy waking in the morning to see horses and donkeys in the neighbouring paddocks and the peace that comes when you capture the views across the valley and river. You may take the opportunity to have meals prepared with fresh ingredients picked from the garden that day and authentic local produce purchased daily from the markets.

Maison Etchebehere was constructed in the 18th century. A former splendid farm it fell into disrepair. Uninhabited for over 30 years it was almost a ruin when Corinne who is French and Richard who is Australian purchased it in 2009. The home has been luxuriously restored at the same time keeping all the charm and characteristics of a Basque house.

Etchebehere is a derivation of the Basque word etxea, which can mean home or to belong. In Pays Basque, there is a strong connection between the home and those who live in the home. Maison Etchebehere and Corinne and Richard have such a connection and together they combine to ensure visitors receive a warm welcome and are made to feel at home. Guests during their stay will experience that sense of belonging and what it is to be a “local”.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Anglet 20 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Biarritz 20 km, Nearest railway: Bayonne 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Basque Country region

The region is world famous for its surfing and a privileged destination for golf lovers who relish the vast choice of golf courses within a 40km radius, as well as many sporting activities such as teniis, Basques pelote, horse riding.... The local gastronomy, traditional village fetes, architectural heritage, green countryside, mountains, the ocean and... several thalassotherapy to relax and well being treatment.

The Basque region is very beautiful. This house is close to the Pyrenees and the landscape is green all year round.

The area is farmland and at the same time close by car to Bayonne and Biarritz. In the summer the days are hot 30C and above and int he winter the temperates reach 3C to 5C. By European standards it is a mild climate. Expect rain all year round hence a very green landscape


Bardos is a small village not a tourist attraction but a place where people live. It is well services by butcher and bakery and very good local supermarket.

Bardos has a very young population and it very active in sport. Rugby is the culture and the local Club supports 14 teams from young children to men. The local inhabitants number 1400