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With just two of us in a villa for eight, there was obviously plenty of space. Very clean, modern good quality kitchen equipment and living room furniture. Lovely pool and pool furniture; but it would be even better with the pool cover being electric powered rather than manual. The owner Catherine, was very understanding when we arrived late due to a delayed flight and had left enough food in the fridge and cupboards for us to do a light meal. She visited a couple of times to clean the pool and check that we were OK. Some comments mention a problem with mosquitoes but, during our two weeks in early September, we had no problems at all. In fact less than at home! We plan to come back.
Thank you Sandra and family for such a wonderful stay. We loved the gite: a charming rural home, providing both relaxation and fun throughout the 2 weeks that we stayed. Everything you need is there - comfortable bedrooms and a good-sized living room/kitchen. The garden is beautiful and complete with the pool use, ping pong tables and swings. We spent the evenings barbeque-ing and bat spotting with a glass of local wine in hand. The location is superb as it is nestled deep in the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of a city. However, 2 big supermarkets, a great boulangerie (check out the macarons), and restaurants are just a 10 minute drive away in Peyrehorade. The local lake is a 20 minute walk through country lanes and there is a restaurant and snack bar there too.
One of the chief attractions for us was the easy access to the Atlantic beaches with endless enormous rollers and great surfing. The mountains offered a truly stunning cave visit at 'grottes de Betharram', a trip on le petit train de la Rhune and white-water rafting.
Finally, our kids loved 'Base de Pop' - extreme sport water slides, inflatables and a zip wire.
Thank you so much Sandra and family for your warm welcome, top tips for beaches and days out and all round friendly hosting. We are refreshed and happy from the holiday and will certainly be returning.