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Pretty French Farmhouse in idyllic countryside with pool and gardens

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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., woodlands 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. You can either relax in the pretty private front garden, soak up the...
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Listing #HL69729
About the Owner
Nathan heather O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2008
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank amykennedy54
Reviewed 10 June 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...More

Thank tomtoon1
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Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Kevin P
Management response:Responded 13 April 2017

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...More

  • 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 provides an open plan ground floor area which includes a 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
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    2 Fulls
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$367 / 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 banks of... more
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). Biarritz Airport (approx 1 and half hour drive) is served by many airlines including Ryanair and Easyjet . Tarbes airport is one and half hours drive away. Bordeaux, Toulouse, Zaragosse, San Sebastien airports are within easy driving distance also. Nearest ferry port is Santander or Bilbao. By Rail - nearest mainline station about 25 mins (Oloron, Pau or Orthez) However a car is essential for this location.
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.
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Aquitaine Gites (7,900)
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