Set in a quiet farming village with views of the Pyrenees this farmhouse is a perfect place to base yourselves. Very much an original family home,the shaded garden is entirely private and enclosed with stone walls and a gated entrance. There is a stone barn and carport with additional parking. The house is in excellent condition, retaining many of its original features. Bedrooms are light and airy with garden and village views. Good combination of sleeping arrangements suits families and couples alike.
The house is located only 5km from the Bastide of Navarrenx which is a historically fascinating town well serviced with weekly markets, small supermarkets and all manner of patisseries, butchers and local produce. There are a number of very good hotels, bistros, and bars to choose from. Outside the Bastide walls are larger services and Supermarkets. You are close to beautiful old medieval towns famous for their markets such as Oloron Sainte Marie, Sauveterre De Bearn and Salies de Bearn where you can also discover the historic salt spas. Navarrenx is on the River Oloron which is a stunning river and Grade 1 listed for Salmon and Trout fishing. The annual Salmon festival is held in Navarrenx in July and is the culmination of the season.There is much focus on activities on the River as well as opportunities to picnic on large islands and swim in beautiful crystal clear swimming holes.
You are less than an hour to the Atlantic beaches near Biarritz, the Spanish border and the Pyrenees. You have a huge choice of activities including walking, canoeing, kyaking,cycling, skiing, or simply relaxing!
We get most of our guest comments about the garden and the proximity of the house to so many varied things to do. Most people who have taken it for a week have commented that it wasn't long enough as this area was so surprising to them. As a result we have had repeat visits from guests which has been lovely. There are easy opportunities to travel in Northern Spain.
We live in Australia but have full time bilingual caretakers who live locally and who can assist you with anything you need including advice, tourist information or help in any way. They keep the garden and the pool whilst you are there but leave you in privacy unless you require anything.