Large holiday let with heated pool, Aquitaine

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Miramont-Sensacq (17km from Aire-sur-l'Adour), Landes, Aquitaine Reference: AL004821 Advertiser since: 19 May 2016
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About this property

Large Elegant Gascony Villa With Heated Pool. This villa is in a rural setting.

This stylish holiday villa is classed as "maison de Maitre" . It was built more than
2 centuries ago, as a replacement for the original Chateau de Miramont, whose origins
date from the 13th century.
Over the years it has been upgraded and modernised without ever losing its character or charm. Today set in its landscaped gardens of mature ornamental and fruit trees, it stands out as a landmark site.
Sitting atop a small hill it simply dominates its surrounds.
From this vantage point you are afforded awesome panoramic views from every aspect.
From here you can see the Pyrenees mountains, the Madiran hills and the Bearn countryside. The whole estate is at the same time secluded and yet very much part of the village.
With over 300 sq.m.of living space it has generously proportioned rooms and lovely high ceilings.
Its massive outer stone walls means it enjoys a delightful ambient temperature at all times.
So you can have the very best of a Gascony summer without the need for artificial air conditioning.
There is a11x 6m heated swimming pool, both private and secluded.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Oak beamed farmhouse kitchen open fire hearth and genuine bread oven - perfect for that family feast (seating 8) Every modern appliance.

Sumptuous Georgian dining room, with genuine antique furniture and stunning Persian carpeting - for a memorable dining experience.

Living rooms

Stylish yet restful and airy salon with views over the garden to the south and east, lots of comfortable sofas.

Study/tv room/library overlooking ornamental fish pool.

Massive glazed veranda comfortably furnished. Fabulous views over the whole countryside to the Pyrenees.

Bedrooms

2 master bedrooms, king size beds, en suite full bathrooms.
Mini suite like with armchairs and tables.

2 twin bedrooms sharing giant master bathroom.

All the bedrooms are fully carpeted and often with sublime oriental/silk rugs.

Bathrooms

3 full bathrooms.
1 downstairs cloakroom.
1 fully equipped laundry room.

Heating

Oil fired central heating.
Wood fire in the kitchen.

Entertainment

Library with books
Satellite/cable
Wi-fi
Stereo
Television and dvd player
Games.

Garden and outside

The pool and gardens are completely secluded as the house is set in over an acre of landscaped gardens with mature ornamental and fruit trees. Set on a slight hill, it overlooks and dominates the village.
The terrace off the study is effectively high above the gardens and seems to nestle amongst the treetops. It has fine furnishings to match.

The park-like garden with its rose beds has balustraded steps leading own to the pool and its adjoining terrace which are a perfect suntrap.
The swimming pool is 11x 6m and is heated and has underwater lighting.
There is an associated pool house with a fridge.

Parking and garages

The attached garage is 12mx4m and can easily house 2 cars. There is private parking in front of the garage, easily big enough for 2 cars side by side.

Visitor suitability

Neither the house or garden are especially adapted for special needs.
The gardens are very secure for children, although toddlers will need supervision.
There is a pool alarm system.

Information about any additional facilities

The garden has lawns and there are badminton sets and a full sized croquet set.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pau
Distance: 25 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 40 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac de Miramont
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Les Greens de Eugenie
Distance: 7 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Aire sur l'Adour
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Les producteurs de Madiran

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Les Pelerins de Compostele.

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cooperative des vins de Tursan
Distance: 10 km

The Owner Recommends

the Basque country

The Atlantic coast, with several beaches to choose from, is about 50 miles away - boasting the finest surfing in Europe. A little further afield you will find the Basque country - with its great cities of Bayonne, Biarritz and St. Jean de Luz. A different world, a different language - then up into the mountains of the Pyrenees, perhaps on the little train "Artouste" -the highest in all Europe or on to Col d'Ibardin to find unbelievably cheap wine, spirits, food and petrol .You can also take an excellent cheap lunch in one of its many restaurants, some with views so fabulous they would command a £ 20 cover charge any where else

1 Review
8/10
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 7
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 8
8 / 10 michaelR 13 September, 2016

We stayed as a party off 3 one of which was an older child. All electronic devices worked as stated (wi-fi, tv, sky etc). Directions from the home owner were excellent and we found the house with no real issues. There were a couple of minor issues as with all properties but a call to the owner and someone was there within an hour to repair the fault. Most of our time was spent in or by the lovely pool.

Owner response

There are four reception rooms. -A vast farmhouse kitchen ,replete with refectory table and handwoven seated chairs
A classic dining room for 8 people graced with genuine antique Georgian furniture
A stylish salon furnished with 3 comfortable sofas and rare oriental rugs
and the study/television room with its sumptuous Chesterfield sofa, American armchairs and all tele-paraphernalia.
There are 4 bedrooms with fitted carpetting ,all with hotel standard beds and still with room enough for armchairs and tables.
There are 3 full bathrooms with continuous availability of hot water.
In the garden there are no fewer than 4 dining table arrangements, with their accompanying chairs and cushions, varying from marble through teak to the ubiquitous plastic.
There are 8 sunbeds by the pool.

All this for a couple and one teenager! The 'Comfort Rating' apparently based on the television room (a mere 25sq.mtrs) being considered 'cramped'
and the flowering Jasmine being over abundant.