|Les Vieux Chenes||Self Catering||Saturday||3||5||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 well situated, very good standard 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, whitewater rafting on the nearby river, fishing, explore cheese and wine routes, 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 large fridge with freezer, dishwasher and washing machine,coffee machine, toaster, microwave, oven & hob. 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 and french channels. Dvd player. Hi-fi. Wi-fi throughout property.
All bedrooms have wardrobe, armchair, cooling fan and mountain views Beds have pretty french quilts and quality cotton sheets:-
KING- 1st floor ( French antique frame) with en suite shower room.
TWIN- 1st floor with two x 120cm over-sized single French antique framed beds adjacent to family bathroom
SINGLE - 2nd floor. Oversized single bed. Beamed room under the eaves.
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. French channels. Dvd player. Hi-fi. Golf clubs available for loan (pls ask).
Days out might include the highest mountain train( Artouste] in Europe in the national Park, a visit to Lourdes, or the Caves of Betherram, Pau city’s and its elegant boulevards, Biarritz or St Jean de Luz on Atlantic coast all are within about an hour.
Local historic towns of Monein and Navarrenx offer range of local shops, cafes and restaurants.
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 with outdoor wooden dining table and parasol
Teak poolside loungers, parasols, additional wooden seating for relaxing in pool area garden
Plenty of parking
Unsuitable for anyone with severe walking difficulties (bedrooms and bathrooms on first floor, with bedroom 3 being on second floor.
Unsuitable for toddlers as no stairgates
Price includes taxe de sejour ( daily tourist tax), full linen set including swimming towels, extensive welcome basket, and starter fuel pack for bbq.
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.