|Les Vieux Chenes||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||2|
IMPORTANT: from mid July and August:2 week minimum bookings only
Les Vieux Chenes, historic Lucq de Bearn (1km) with good restaurant, dating from 18th century, is situated on a hilltop giving marvellous views from the large POOL across the vineyards and valleys. The bedrooms and bathroom have lovely views of the Pyrenees.
Less than 30mins to Pau city's elegant boulevards, cafes, restaurants and museums but in a truly tranquil position it allows guests to be as active or chill out as much as they choose. A 4 star property with no other gites here.
The house offers very good room proportions and is filled with French antique furniture as well as comfy sofas and modern, quality mattresses. There is a welcome basket on arrival.
Optional arrival day meals available at £18pp for a starter, main course, cheese plate and dessert with wine, beers and mineral water.
There is masses to do from cycling, walking, white rafting rafting, fishing, explore cheese and wine route, local historic towns, elegant Pau city or do nothing at all and relax in its total tranquility. Historic town of Monein with cafes, shops, banks, supermarket etc 5 mins by car, just 10mins is Navarrenx labelled France’s Most Beautiful Village
Fully fitted kitchen, incl dishwasher and washing machine,coffee machine, toaster, microwave, oven & hob, fridge freezer. Plenty of matching crockery, glasses etc.
Large antique farmhouse table and chairs
With feature fireplace, old piano, 3 cream sofas, coffee table. Flat screen tv with British tv channels. Dvd player. Hi-fi. Wi-fi throughout property.
King bedroom ( with French antique frame) with en suite shower room and mountain view. Armchair, dressing table, closet, cooling fan. With pretty French quilts and Egyptian cotton sheets
Twin with 120cm over-sized French antique framed twin beds adjacent to bathroom. Armchair, closet, chest of drawers, cooling fan. With pretty French quilts and Egyptian cotton sheets
Family bathroom - Bath with shower over, Handbasin and wc
En suite rainforest style shower with shower, handbasin and wc
Oil fired central heating. Bedrooms have fans.
UK Satelite tv. Dvd player. Hi-fi. Golf clubs available for loan (pls ask).
Days out might include the highest mountain train in Europe in the national Park, a visit to Lourdes, or the Caves of Betherram, Pau city, Biarritz or St Jean de Luz on Atlantic coast all are within about an hour. Cyclists would enjoy the challenge of many cols of Tour de France as well as near deserted local roads, (there is secure bike storage).
Stone terrace and bbq. Wooden furniture and parasols both at poolside and in private garden
Plenty of parking
Unsuitable for anyone with severe walking difficulties (bedrooms and bathrooms on first floor)
Unsuitable for toddlers as no stairgates
Price includes taxe de sejour ( daily tourist tax), full linen set including swimming towels, extensive welcome basket
Please note the house is rurally located and although it has WIFI throughout, it is slow by UK town/city standards. Very occasionally UK TV maybe unavailable due to weather conditions.
Note: one of the owners discreetly uses pool occasionally - otherwise you have total private use, no other rental properties on site
Check-in after 4pm, check-out 10am
We purchased this large property in 2002
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||The architecture of the local bastide style farmhouses built with the river stone are really lovely. Les Vieux Chenes offers the chances to stay in a 17th century farmhouse, but that has been renovated sympathically, but with modern failities to suit the 21st century holiday maker. The stunning backdrop of the Pyrenees National Park can be seen from the bedrooms windows.|
|Unique benefits of property||360 degree views over the Jurancon vineyards and Pau valley in one direction and the Pyrenees mountains in the other. Outstanding valleys views from the very large pool|
Ossau-Iraty Cheese Route voted best cheese in the world can be tasted at a number of local producers, nearest 1km Jurancon Wine- vineyards are small and on the sloping hills. Lots of local domaines. Both dry and sweet quality white wine
This is raced on the streets of Pau on the original 1930 circuit. Lots of other historic cars on display. An excellent event with many races over the 2 days. Inexpensive entrance or watch at a distance for free.