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Recently renovated Bearnaise Farmhouse with heated pool and views of the Pyren

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, Open plan living area with roof terrace and large gardens

The house is a 18th Century Bearnaise farm known as a 'cluster' a house with barns attached situated at the edge of the small hamlet Sauvelade on the main Pilgrim way to Comino De Santiago in Spain. Sauvelade has a famous Abbey and 2 small bar restaurants all within 10min walking distance, but then surrounded by beautiful Gascony countryside, Spa towns and villages.

The house has 5 bedrooms, 3 Kings, 2 twins plus options of additional pull out beds, 3 bathrooms,2 shower, 1 bath and additional downstairs toilet. The living areas are open plan with children's play area with lego, Brico, books, Smart TV, DVDs and boxes of toys and games and sitting area in front of the Log burner for relaxing.The German Kitchen is new and has double oven range cooker, large American fridge, microwave, dishwasher and centred on a big round table. For those that need to be connected the house has a phone with 20MB broadband.

The house also has a large 40m2 roof terrace with views over the valley and the pyrenees perfect for a morning coffee or early evening drink. There is a new(2016) 5x12m heated pool with electronic safety cover, with patio and a large lawned garden all secured by safety fence and child lock gate. The pool is set at 28c but can be adjusted either up or down to your personal taste. The garden is grassed and has ball games, trucks, trampolines and slides whilst the open barn has table tennis, darts and other games to entertain when wet or just keen to stay out of the sun. The courtyards are gravelled with sitting area and sun covers for alfresco dining and a gas BBQ for cooking. There is an outside utility room with washing machine and dryer.

Morning bread can be bought at the Abbey or at the boulengerie in Orthez 10 mins away which has all the convenience of a modern town, supermarkets, shops,doctors, vets etc.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Je parle un peu de Français mais pas rapide!
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Neil

We are a welsh family with 4 children who love france for the food the people and the countryside.

Neil purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Neil chose Sauvelade

We love the mountains and the sea and as an active family of 6 wanted somewhere which offered something for everyone in all seasons but what tipped it for us were the views of the majestic Pyrenees.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house is just under an hour away from the sea and mountains in a fabulous area and the house is set up for families to have everything they need to have a fabulous holiday exploring historic Gascony.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Sauvelade in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower
  • 2 shower, one en-suite,1 bathroom, and downstairs toilet, cloakroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is a sofa bed that can be single or Queen
  • 3 Queens and 2 twins with additional pull-out beds if required
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
XLTrampoline, outdoor games, darts, Table tennis.


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Recently renovated Bearnaise Farmhouse with heated pool and views of the Pyren
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A terrific property

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb property in a great location, and ideally suited to a large party with a variety of areas to suit all tastes - from a quiet afternoon enjoying the views to activity in the pool or the gardens alongside.

A great deal of thought has obviously gone into the design, with helpful additions such as a trampoline and a terrific pool - unlike some houses you can actually swim in this one!

The owners could not do enough to make us feel welcome, and the attention to detail in the property means that all your needs are likely to be accommodated.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing space, beautifully renovated

  • 5 of 5

Its a really well thought through renovation, maximising the original charm of the farmhouse, but making it a warm and welcoming place to stay. It has loads of space, both in and out, so perfect for large groups and families.

Accommodation is thoughtfully furnished and bedding very comfortable. the kitchen is a great space for entertaining and roof top terrace a real treat for watching the sunset.

The pool, trampoline, table tennis and dart board were in constant use, and loads of garden to play in, and very private. The pool particularly is suitable for both kids to play and adults to swim.

The owners were great to deal with and we hope to go back this summer.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house. Amazing pool. Amazing area

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful Bearnaise house has been carefully restored, but inside it has every modern convenience, great bathrooms, a huge kitchen and a wood burning stove in the living room. The pool is fantastic and gating and an electric cover make it safe for young children. Set in rolling countryside with spectacular views of the pyrennese, the house is close to lots of beautiful villages and just 1.5 hours drive from Bayonne and San Sebastian. We had a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
2 in Sauvelade
Nearest Ferry
140 Miles
Bordeaux, Bilbao
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Golf De Pau
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A64 peage j8
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Le Petite Auberge
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Set in the Beautiful countryside of Gascony with views of the Pyrenees (40miles) and close to the historical city of Pau, Navarrenx and spa towns of Salies and Sauvaterre du Bearn, the Farm is perfectly located for summer or winter as half way between the mountains and sea. 10mins from the A64, gives you easy access to Biarritz(45m), St Jean-du-Leuz, Cap Breton(50m) and St Sebastian(1 hr) and ski resorts of Gourette(1hr)Cauterrets(1.5hrs) and La Mongie(2hrs). The Local town of Orthez,10mins away provides all you need in regards to Shops, supermarkets, train station and restaurants whilst also having a lake with beech and ski Nautique club during the summer months. Sauvelade is known for it's historical Abbey and sits on the Pilgrim way and has a small restaurant and a bar serving local snacks.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Heated Pool will be available Easter holidays to end of October, outside these times additional fees will be requested to open and heat the Pool

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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