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Pretty French Farmhouse

Pretty French Farmhouse
Very good
11 reviews
Pretty French Farmhouse
Front of the farmhouse
Pool overlooking Basque countryside
Overview of the house
Dining alfresco
white/blue ensuite bedroom
Yellow bedroom
twin bedded room
Just one of the beautiful views from the house
Another beautiful view from the house
Brebis sheep from the window
White water rafting at Navarrenx
Fishing at a local river
Fishing for trout and salmon in nearby Navarrenx
A stunning viewpoint from nearby Gourette
Cycling in the Pyrenees
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Barcus, Basque Country, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
This pretty French farmhouse, dating back to 1785, is nestled halfway up a hill from a Basque farm. It is situated within enclosed grounds of three quarters of an acre. At the end of a lane, it is very private and safe for children. There are beautiful views from every aspect, rolling fields grazed by sheep ewes, woodlands inhabited by the wide variety of local wildlife and picturesque views of other farms. Whilst tucked away, it is just a 15 minute drive to three pretty towns, Navarrenx, Oloron and Mauleon. Closer (approx 5kms each way) is the village of Barcus with 3 restaurants and some small shops and Hopital St Blaise with 2 restaurants.

It has been tastefully renovated to provide charming and comfortable accommodation and retains many original features. The farmhouse exudes an ambience of tranquility and warmth. Unique features i...
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About the Owner, Nathan heather O
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 55 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2008
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 11 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL69729
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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We had a lovely relaxing holiday st this pretty cottage. The house was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The front garden is pretty and was great for outside dining. The children loved playing in the pool which is very private. The surrounding countryside is very pretty and great for cycling and walking although it is quite hilly....

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The house was perfect, very comfortable, clean and well equipped. It stayed nice and cool inside even though we had 37 degree in May! The pool was just right for us and provided great relief from the heat. Location is quiet and secluded. A short drive away, there are some very nice restaurants and local shops in the nearby villages....

Kevin P
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The location is perfect for us but maybe too rural for some, a good distance from a normal road, at the end of a small farm track. You have to drive through some farm buildings to get to it! Spectacular views, very quiet, with only sheep for neighbours. The house is spacious but, unfortunately the shower in the en-suite was...

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The house is rural, quiet and peaceful but you can drive or cycle 3 miles in both directions to lovely restaurants (5), Barcus also has a small supermarket, charcuterie, boucherie, boulangerie. Navarrenx, Oloron and Mauleon are nearby for shopping. The farm and neighbours down the hill are delightful and there are no problems driving through the farm buildings.and up the...


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  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
This pretty Souletine farmhouse has been recently renovated retaining many original features.

* The ground floor area is open plan offering a fully fitted and well equipped kitchen with large fridge / freezer and double oven. The dining area houses a large wooden dining table Which seats 6 and the lounge area has three sofas, a large woodburning stove and TV / DVD.

* The three bedrooms are all tastefully decorated with beautiful views. The first floor has one double bedroom with en-suite shower room, large landing area with day-bed and a family bathroom. The third floor houses a double bedroom and also a small twin bedroom.

Electric heating can be supplied for which there is an additional charge. There are also fans in all bedrooms for those warmer nights.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    2 Fulls
    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.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 1 night
GBP 90
GBP 90
GBP 650
16 Jun 2018 -
8 Sep 2018
7 nights -- --
GBP 995
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $361 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Fuel Surcharge payable for logs and electrical heating.
Check in time is 16.00 hours and check out time is 10.00 hours
Longer term rentals by negotiation.

Christmas, New Year and Easter by negotiation please contact us for further details.

Discounts for short breaks and couples, please ask.

30% non refundable deposit on booking.

A refundable damages deposit of £200.00 is required with final payment due 6 weeks before arrival date.
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About the neighbourhood
Barcus (approx. 5 kms away) is a small pretty village which has three restaurants and a small selection of shops. The road from the farmhouse is particularly scenic.

Hopital St. Blaise (approx. 5 kms away) is a small hamlet providing two typically French restaurants which both have alfresco dining for those warm summer nights. Visit the 12th century Romanesque church with its treasure of Romanesque architecture which was listed as a UNESCO world heritage monument in 1998.

The drive from Barcus to Tardets through small country roads with its absolutely stunning views is worth braving the occasional flock of sheep or herd of cows for. On the way you will see directions for La Madeleine which has amazing panoramic views across to Spain.

The ancient fortified town of Navarrenx on the ban...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pau: 35.0 km
Railway: Oloron: 18.0 km
Ferry: Bilbao/Santander: 160.0 km
Nearest Airport is PAU (approx 50 min drive) via Ryanair from LONDON Stansted, BRISTOL, BRUSSELS, AMSTERDAM.

Biarritz Airport (approx 1 hour drive) is served by many airlines including Ryanair and Easyjet from LONDON Stansted, LONDON Gatwick, DUBLIN, SHANNON, BRISTOL and BIRMINGHAM.

Bordeaux, Loudes, Toulouse, Zaragosse, San Sebastien airports are within easy driving distance also.

By Ferry - About 2.5 hours from Santander, 8 hours to St Malo and 12 hours to Calais

By Rail - nearest mainline station about 25 mins (Oloron, Pau or Orthez)

Detailed travel information can be provided if required.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
Nearby cities
Aquitaine Gites (6,527)
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