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.
This is without doubt one of the nicest Gites we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a lot. The owners are genuinely warm and friendly and speak good English. They can help you settle in and advise you on places to visit with their local knowledge of the area.
The location is just amazing and a dream place to bring your kids. Our four year old adores it here. The surrounding countryside is simply stunning. The green rolling hills and cute well kept villages are sublime. Why on earth the English have not invaded is a mystery...but long may that remain....for here you will find a genuine French way of life that you will not see in the Loire Valley and the jam packed roads and beaches of the Cotes d'Azur.
The beaches are just 40 minutes away. The mountains about 1 hour. There is a great boulangerie close by and some gorgeous walks to do. A supermarket is a 5 minute drive with larger facilities at Peyrehorade. A market is every Wedenesday.
The weather is brilliant for this time of year and each day is warm. Just a few fleeting showers. It's the perfect place for a winter break.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need, the beds are comfy and best of all is the log fire. The three rooms each have an en-suite toilet, shower and sink.
Book it, you will have any amazing time here.