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Maysonnave (The Little House)

Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Sauveterre-de-Bearn, Bearn, Bearn-Basque Country, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
“An enchanting country house in the Pyrénées Atlantic”
The location - so close (150 metres) to the region's favourite mountain river (Gave d'Oloron) makes the house a perfect stay for families wanting peace and serious fishermen wanting fish!
Enjoy views of the Pyrenees, walk on its misty mountains and gorgeous valley, or even visit its ski resorts just 1.5 hour's drive away - in the summer simply go walking in the clean mountain air.

The ancient, unspoilt towns of Sauveterre (5mins) and walled Navarenx (15mins), apart from their historical interest, also provide bases for white water rafting.
WiFi facility for general e-mail and Internet use is available 24 X 7 to guests .

While the surfing beaches of the Cotes Basque are just 1 hour's drive through the Bearnaise countryside. Nearer to home, walk or cycle the pilgri...
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Listing #HL211719
About the Owner
Janet S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We had a wonderful holiday staying in The Little House. It was very spacious for 3 of us, this children loved their little bedroom. The whole property has been so meticulously restored, the children loved imagining what life would have been like living in the...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We decided to spend our week-long honeymoon in this lovely house and we were mighty glad we did! It's a beautiful spot - lovely green, big spacious garden, nice friendly neighbours, great local towns and the fabulous river just on the doorstep. We headed out...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Daisy D
Jan S, VR Owner at Maysonnave (The Little House), responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

Daisy,...and Chris. Many thanks for this lovely review of our Little House in Camu and the local region- we were delighted you two chose to stay there - and for your honeymoon too...sounds like you had a good time...perfect result then. Kind regards and good...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2014

Maysonnave was a perfect holiday house for us. It is ideal for two people as it is not too large, but it is in a very quiet secluded spot with plenty of space both inside and out. It is beautifully finished and contains all the...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank NealeV1
Jan S, VR Owner at Maysonnave (The Little House), responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2014

Many thanks to you guys for this lovely Trip Advisor review of The Little House- much appreciated! Honest comment on the house and region is always helpful as a guide to new guests considering a holiday here, and we really like to have feedback (good...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Fully renovated from 2005 onwards and meticulously converted by the owners, the house now offers a traditional old-style Bearnaise environment for an enchanting and comfortable country based holiday retreat. Ideally suited to one or two week breaks between Spring and Autumn.

A great heavy old door leads onto original Ardoise slate flooring, wood burner fireplace, stone walls and open beams – all help create a traditional but very comfortable setting in the lounge and old Bearnais fireside areas. The house has discrete central heating and all the added modern facilities expected for today- WiFi for e-mail and Internet connection, CD Music player, DVD and TV set to France's TNTsat- but has English News (BBC World News etc;) crucially without spoiling the internal or external traditional...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The charges are all 'Short Term' holiday bookings (max 4 weeks) at a weekly rate and include rental of the whole house, including electricity, heating, etc.: Longer, 'Long Term' bookings may be considered (usually in low season) and a lower weekly rate may be available for bookings of more than one month - please enquiry about Long Term bookings.
Service charges:Cleaning and laundry is NOT included in the rental price but paid locally at €50.00 per session / per week.
Daily / Weekend (minimum 3 days) rentals may be available- please ask.
Local Taxes (Taxe de Sejour) are now included in your pre-paid rental package- i.e. now paid to the authorities by the owners NO longer an added charge for Guests. A 24 x 7 WiFi facility for e-mails and general Internet use (not film or large file downloads please) is included FREE to our Guests.
Fees must be paid in advance. For your ease and comfort, the house has some standard supplies and even a bottle of wine or two- all to be us...
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About the neighbourhood
Spend a day white water rafting on the Gave d'Oloron or just wander down the lane in mid-afternoon to watch other rafters skimming past . The unspoilt ancient towns of Sauveterre, Naverrenx, Salies-de-Bearn and Orthez., are worht exploring. Not forgetting the typical Basque town of St Palais (15 minsutes away) -all the local towns have their own weekly markets and fetes during the summer months.

The Chateau de Laas (open to the public) in the beautiful village of Laas is just 10 mins from the house or cycle there and have a delicious lunch in the auberge. There are numerous cycling routes away from the traffic along old farm roads, tennis courts ( one in the village and more in Sauveterre) and Spa Baths, horse riding and golf all nearby.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Biarritz or Pau or Tarbes : 65.0 km
Railway: Orthez: 26.0 km
Ferry: Bilbao: 215.0 km
RYANAIR to Biarritz (just under 1 hour's drive) or Pau / Tarbes /Lourdes (just over 1 hour's drive)
EASYJET to Biarritz or Bordeaux (2hours) or Bilbao (over the border in Spain about 2 1/2 hours)
BA to Bordeaux (2 hrs drive)

Ferry to Bilbao or Santander (Spain - easy drive North - takes 2.5 hours)
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 80.0 km.
Nearby cities
Aquitaine Gites (7,385)
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