Set in the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees, Maison Montalibet is on the edge of the pretty little hamlet of Lichos, and just a picturesque 15 minute drive from the lovely market towns of Navarrenx, Mauleon and Sauveterre de Bearn.
The building was originally an 1850s bergerie, now converted into a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom beautiful home full of character and charm, yet with all the comforts of modern living. The house makes a perfect summer holiday home, however with central heating, a wood burning stove and open fire it is also a lovely home for a winter holiday. Mature trees and shrubs provide privacy for you to enjoy the garden, terrace and swimming pool. Beautiful furnishings complement the features of the home, so Maison Montalibet provides everything you could want for a wonderful holiday in the stunning Bearn region of South West France.
Living Spaces :
Lounge : you enter Maison Montalibet through the arched doorways into the double height lounge with exposed beams, wood burning stove and built-in bookcases. This is the ideal space to relax, with comfortable seating, TV with DVD player and Apple TV, and many English language books, DVDs, games and jigsaw puzzles for you to enjoy.
Kitchen : the recently renovated kitchen, with the large island topped with local Pyrennean granite, provides everything you could need, including a 5-burner range with double oven, dishwasher, wine fridge and Nespresso coffee machine (please bring your own pods!) This generous space also includes an extendable dining table, providing plenty of room for everyone to enjoy relaxing meals in front of the large open fire with original overhead beams. Leading off the kitchen is a well fitted utility room, with an additional fridge freezer, washing machine and microwave.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Maison Montalibet has 5 bedrooms, which sleep 9 people. A travel cot is also available should this be required. All the beds have extremely comfortable British matresses, high quality summer bedding and room fans to keep you cool in the summer, and warm winter duvets and heating to keep you cosy in winter. Maison Montalibet also has 2 full bathrooms as well as 1 ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 1 : this is a pretty beamed room on the ground floor. It has a queen sized bed, and with an ensuite shower room and arched doorway leading onto the terrace it makes an ideal space for guests who would prefer to avoid the stairs.
The remaining bedrooms are on the first floor :
Bedroom 2 : looking out towards the pool, garden and mountains, this lovely bright bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and English oak furniture.
Bedroom 3 : with the same gorgeous views as Bedroom 2, this is a cosy single bedroom.
Bathroom & toilet : bedrooms 2 & 3 are ideally located to share the first bathroom on this floor. It contains a bath, separate shower and generous cabinet space. Next to the bathroom is a separate loo.
Bedroom 4 : this generously sized double bedroom with a beautiful mahogany sleigh bed provides access to the hallway that leads to Bedroom 5 and the 2nd bathroom. There is also a TV, DVD player and wii in this room.
Bedroom 5 : with beautiful views over open fields and rolling countryside, this pretty room has white wood furniture and a double bed.
Bathroom : this full bathroom is ideal for the guests in Bedrooms 4 & 5 to share.
Outdoor space : the beautiful mature gardens surrounding Maison Montalibet provide a peaceful, private setting to relax and enjoy the lovely French weather and long evenings, while the swimming pool is the ideal way to cool off or unwind at the end of a busy day exploring the surrounding area. The covered terrace overlooking the pool is furnished with comfortable outdoor lounge furniture to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif, and a dining table for al fresco dining. The dining table seats six people, and there is an additional table and chairs available should you require a larger outdoor dining option.
There are garden games available for your use, such as swing ball, mini badminton and boules, as well as a table tennis table which can be set up on the covered drying area to the rear of the property.
In summary, Maison Montalibet is the perfect house for a memorable holiday in beautiful countryside.