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Au Balenti – Home 205771 Farmhouse

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Au Balenti – Home 205771

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 9 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Au Balenti is an extremely spacious country Farmhouse with private grounds and pool. Perfect for large families and friends to holiday together or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Set within several acres of gardens surrounded by the owners fields, yet situated within a peaceful rural village setting.

Antique furniture, inglenook fireplaces and floor to ceiling wine barrels (unfortunately empty) are just part of what makes Au Balenti that little bit special.

The property and area caters for all ages and lends itself perfectly for a relaxing holiday, especially now with the brand new village Grocery, Restaurant & Bar selling fresh daily bread, organic food, fine wine and products from local producers - there is no need to go anywhere else....

Also available, a charming rustic one bedroon Gite, tastefully restored with every attention to detail retaining the original stone walls and exposed beams, adjoining the main property available to rent at an additional cost.

Au Balenti is an extremely spacious country Farmhouse with private grounds and pool. Perfect for large families and friends to holiday together or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Set within several acres of gardens surrounded by the owners fields, yet situated within a peaceful rural village setting.

Antique furniture, inglenook fireplaces and floor to ceiling wine barrels (unfortunately empty) are just part of what makes Au Balenti that little bit special.

The property and area caters for all ages and lends itself perfectly for a relaxing holiday, especially now with the brand new village Grocery, Restaurant & Bar selling fresh daily bread, organic food, fine wine and products from local producers - there is no need to go anywhere else....

Also available, a charming rustic one bedroon Gite, tastefully restored with every attention to detail retaining the original stone walls and exposed beams, adjoining the main property available to rent at an additional cost. (Note, the property is private for guests sole use. (For privacy, we do not rent the Gite out to other parties when the main house is occupied).

Location description from owner

The Midi-Pyrénées region

In a tranquil setting, on the edge of the small village of Lascazeres, 'La Balentines' lies in the heart of the historic region of Gascony. At the crossroads of the Haute Pyrenees and Les Gers: France's secret garden, with its gently rolling landscape and fields overflowing with sunflowers, maize and vineyards.

Gascony's appeal is the generous amount of sunshine, warm summers with long evenings and sublime weather stretching well into November.

It is truly a gourmet's paradise, deservedly famous for its foie gras, confits and magrets. Fresh produce from the local farms are freely available at the weekly markets in Plaisance du Gers, Vic en Bigorre and Maubourguet.

For those who enjoy the noble grape, nearby are the famous vineyards of Madiran, Saint Mont and Juranon
with Armagnac about an hours drive north. . All around the area, wine producers offer 'degustations' - wine tastings.

Whether its exploring the local bastide towns with their weekly markets or visiting beachside towns such as Biarritz, the location of Maison Balenti leaves you spoilt for choice.

- Golf (The oldest Golf course in Europe being in Pau), Horse Riding, Cycling and Tennis.
- Brocante (antique shops) and flea markets.
- Surfing on the Atlantic Coast notably Biarritz & Hossegor.
- White water rafting and canoe trips in the Pyrenees.
- Waterskiing and Wakeboarding on Lake Cahuzac 15 mins away.
- Day Trips taking in: Atlantic Coast (Biarritz, San Sebastian), the stunning medieval brick city of Toulouse, Bordeaux, Thermal villages in the Pyrenees and the spiritual Lourdes.
- The spectacular mountains of the Pyrenees can be seen from the house and are only an hours drive away.
Whether you visit for skiing only 1.5 hours away to resorts such as La Mongie, Bareges, St Lary to name a few, or sightseeing everything is within easy reach.

Madiran

The busy market town of Maubourguet is only 6 km away with its banks, post office and pharmacies as well as a huge brand new supermarket as well as the usual shops. There are four café restaurants serving excellent and inexpensive food.

There's a terrific local restaurant at Aydie (5km) where the Cepes Omelettes are legendary (One of our personal favourites)

Fetes - We list a couple of the local fetes which we have personally attended.
Marciac: First two weeks of Aug, International Jazz festival with many famous musicians, live music and wordwide streetside eateries.
Madiran: Aug 14/15, Wine festival: where many local vineyards congregrate offering free degustations,entertainment .
Maubourguet - Mid August - fantastic street party featuring many activities for all ages

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Bedroom 5: Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom, 4 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Sally K
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
05 Sep 2016
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Farmhouse has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Feb 2012. Located in Hautes-Pyrenees, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1750 to £2250.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Sep 2016.

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“Holiday heaven!”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2016

This was our second visit to au ballenti. The first time we came as a couple on a motorbike and stayed in the one bed gite, this time we brought the whole family and a few friends. Even with 10 adults and 6 children it was never crowded. The house was even better than we remembered. The garden and pool were so good that the children didn't want to go out at all. We were there during the fete du vin at Madiran which was a great day out (and resulted in fairly full car boots for the return!). Everyone agreed it was a brilliant holiday - the only question was - whose organising the next trip!

Graham, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! It was a pleasure to welcome you back as guests. Hope the rest of your trip home went well and kindest regards, Sally

“All you need for relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2013

We stayed for a week, 6 adults and 6 teenagers. We had plenty to do, with the table tennis and pool table very popular. There is a fridge by the pool for cold beers, and plenty of sunloungers with parasols. In the distance we could see the Pyrenees. It was a lovely location, and everything was arranged just as you would like it. The bedrooms were spacious and our bed was comfy. The house was clean and everything worked! Unintentionally, we stayed during the Jazz festival at Marciac. We went one evening to a restaurant on the stall-lined town square. A band was playing and locals were dancing, there was such a good atmosphere.

Thank you for your kind review. Its always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed their holiday. Wishing you well for the future.

“WOW-What a Gem!”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2013

Somebody must have looked deep into our hearts, saw everything that we needed for a wonderful, relaxing holiday, packed it all into a beautiful house with large splendid garden surrounding it - and then went home and left it all to us…! The place is idylic, quiet and restful with wonderful views especially when the Pyrenees decide to put on a show! Really enjoyed exploring the area and much appreciated the bikes that were provided for our use. The little shop in the village is very convenient for buying the daily Baguette and the restaurant we highly recommend for lunch and dinner…Serves a great beer too!

Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back soon.

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