Located in the gastronomical heaven of Gascogne, the property is a private estate with 15 hectares of private land, 1 km of river Adour, featuring access for fishing and kayaking. Two delux Gemini 2 seater kayaks are provided as well as terrain bicycles.
Children friendly lagoon type swimming pool is alarmed and has several levels of depths to please all ages of guests. Children splash at the shallow end while adults can enjoy a decent deep at the 1.8 m deep end.
Private terrain consists of two large meadows, parkland and one kilometre river bank.
There are two buildings on the property-the old mill Le Moulin De Marrast is yet to be restored, but the Millers cottage has been lovingly renovated and features all modern comforts: fully equipped kitchen, hot showers, flat screen TVs, Free Wifi, indoor and outdoor dining area, barbecue, log fire and central oil heating in winter and restored bread oven for a pizza or a grand roast with rosemary from the kitchen garden, enough place for a family or a group of friends. No parking restriction, tons of space for walking, breathing and breaking away from it all!
There are four en-suite bedrooms and a spare bedroom with a communal WC and shower facility provide plenty of privacy for all. Towels for both: showers and swimming pool are included in the rent, as well as bed linen.
The property is very private and quiet, however in a close driving proximity to the nearest supermarket, petrol station, local villages with coffee shops, regional produce markets, restaurants, banks and post offices, churches and picturesque village squares.
A must visit is a little town of the oldest spas in Europe Eugenie les Bains, only 6 km from the house, Marciac jazz festival is 45 km away, skiing village of La Mongie is over an hour drive, as well as Biarritz and a Spanish port city of Saint Sebastian.
Both sea front towns are stylish and memorable places for a day trip or even an overnight stay. In Eugenie les Bains there is a 3* Michelin restaurant with the great Chef Michel Guerard heading the kitchen. For a more casual experience, his Auberge la Ferme aux Grives is a perfect lunch or dinner option.
Saint Sebastian is also a home to a film festival and a world leading conference for world renown Chefs. Needless to say the gastronomical scene is exquisite.
The oldest Armagnac refinery is not far either. An old estate of count Bayonne left to the monastery was making Armagnac there since 11th century and now offers a guided tour, tasting Armagnac and Flocs, as well as shopping opportunities for the connoceurs of rare milisimes. Domaine Armagnac d'Ognoas is a great place to visit.
Nearest airports are Pau, Biarritz, Bordeaux. From the UK an overnight ferry to St. Malo and a drive down proved to be an effective and stress free option to travel for a family with kids. Extra bonus is sightseeing around France if the time is available to go off onto country roads.
For a group of 10 or less it's a great French escape.