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Maison Berchon

Maison Berchon - a classic French townhouse
1 of 23Maison Berchon - a classic French townhouse
Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Nay, Bearn, Bearn-Basque Country, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Maison Berchon is in a quiet location, yet only 30 minutes from historic Pau and world-famous Lourdes. So, there's plenty of sightseeing if you tire of relaxing in the garden or by the pool. Want to be even more active? Take your pick from golf, rambling, horse-riding, fishing and water sports - or, in winter, skiing, with both Cauterets and Gourettes just an hour away. Shopping in Nay's busy market is a delight and you can walk to the local baker for the all-important breakfast croissants.

The sitting room balcony overlooks the private garden, where there's plenty of space for children to play, trees to give shade and an area for al fresco eating. With 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms, the house is ideal for a large family, two smaller ones or a group of friends. The house has been newly renovated from top to bottom while...
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Listing #HL164342
About the Owner
Yolanda and Tony P
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We live next door if you need advice about the local area and happy to help.
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time in this lovely, spacious home. Tony and Yolanda were very responsive hosts: very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The pool area was beautiful. We also appreciated the many other diversions for kids: foozball, ping pong, board games etc. Location...More

Thank Bonnie B
yoyo822, VR Owner at Maison Berchon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Bonnie Thank you so much for your comments. We greatly enjoyed meeting you and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 20 October 2014

I stayed for a week with a group of friends and would definitely recommend it. The house is beautiful, spacious and extremely well-equipped, and Tony and Yolanda are brimming with local knowledge and suggestions of things to do, even if we didn't often venture farther...More

Thank Helen T
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

Fantastic, well equipped house in the quiet, relaxing setting of Nay. The pool and garden provide an environment perfect for relaxing. Nay itself is a lovely little town to have a look around, I recommend visiting the market. Overall, a lovely stay at Maison Berchon...More

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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Quality Travertine-tiled bathrooms with thermostatic shower mixers and all-white suites. Separate utility room with third loo. Electric window shutters to most windows.Multi-games table in den and board games, books, DVDs and magazines available for when you want to relax indoors. Wii console with games. Official rating 4* (Inspection Classement Hotel)
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Suitable for older children due to many stairs or smaller children bearing in mind the nature of the house layout. Cots and highchairs available on request. Pets allowed, please...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    2 Fulls
    4 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$359 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include all utilities, linen, towels and welcome pack.

The local taxe de sejour of 77¢ per head per night is payable on arrival or deducted from the security deposit refund.

Refundable security deposit of £200 required with final balance payment.

We accept payments by cheque or bank transfer in GBP or Euro.
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About the neighbourhood
Nay is a bastide (Medieval new town) dating back to 1302 and you can still see parts of the original walls. Take the time to visit the lovely 15th century St Vincent church and Renaissance Maison Carrée in the centre of town and the unique Musée du Beret. For arts lovers, the Minoterie, an old industrial warehouse converted into studio and exhibition space, holds regular art shows – as does the Maison Carrée, which also has exhibits about the local area, including its rich industrial heritage. Maison Berchon itself was built by one of Nay's major 19th century textiles magnates. The Gave de Pau runs through the town and offers lots of opportunities for fishing, riverside walks and water sports. Nay also has a very modern swim pool - Nayeo - with plume, two pools and fitness centre - while the Lac de Baudreix with its sandy beach, lake and restaurant/bar is just 3km away. Within an hour's drive, golf lovers have the choice of nine courses. The closest are the two at Pau, including the oldest golf club in France, and an 18-hole picturesque course at Lourdes. Every local village has its fete during the summer months and Nay's five-day extravaganza in August is one of the biggest - with a funfair, children's entertainments and a big parade. Nearby Pau was the birthplace of Henri IV and you can visit his splendid chateau, visit art galleries and museums, shop in the lovely boutiques or impressive markets - and stop for a drink at one of the cafes on the Boulevard des Pyrenees to enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains. An ultra-modern sports complex, including a centre for pelota, the fastest ball game in the world, lies on the north side of Pau - as well as a major racecourse. In May, Pau hosts two Grand Prix weekends for vintage and Formula 3 cars and it's often a staging-post for the Tour de France in July. Within 10 minutes of Nay, you can visit the Grottes de Betharram, an impressive group of caves, complete with underground train - and Lourdes, the world-famous pilgrimage site, is just 20km away. The Parc National des Pyrenees, with its abundance of nature trails and magnificent scenery, begins only a few kilometres from Nay - a fabulous resource for those who like mountain biking, rambling or climbing. Nay's large mixed market on Tuesdays and local produce market on Saturdays give you plenty of opportunity to look for bargains or buy high-quality food from local farmers. You can shop for daily essentials at the excellent boulangerie and butcher just round the corner while the centre of Nay offers even more bakeries, a butcher, deli, post office and range of other shops. If you want to eat out, watch out for places offering Assiette de Pays - which promote local specialities, on a plate. The two main cafes in the centre of town both serve brasserie-style meals at midday while other eateries include a creperie and pizzeria. For lots more choice, Pau's the place to go - you can take your pick of cuisine from Basque to Vietnamese, grilled meats to vegetarian.
Getting around
A car is highly recommended. There is a bus service but they are few and far between. Train station not too far away. To go to the centre of Nay, for the shops, and restaurants, it is within walking distance from the house.
How to get there
Fly to Pau from Paris - just 32km or 45 minutes easy drive away. Cheap flights to Lourdes (40 minutes by car) or Biarritz (1h 30) by Ryanair. Or you can fly EasyJet from Gatwick to Bordeaux - and take the A65 motorway direct to Pau. Cheap car hire. Ferry or shuttle and then drive - 10h 30 from Boulogne, mainly on French motorways, without stops. We can give you detailed directions and advice when you book.
Airport: Lourdes: 28.0 km
Railway: Coarraze-Nay: 0.5 km
Ferry: Bilbao: 284.0 km
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, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km
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