Spacious holiday gite in rural Aquitaine - AP006896

Mouhous (30km from Pau), Pyrénées Atlantiques, Aquitaine Reference: AP006896 Advertiser since: 31 January 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Maison Lahon Self Catering Flexible 4 10 4 Extra twin bedroom (screened with curtains)

About this property

A Light And Airy Rural Gem Set In Tranquil Gardens. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A tastefully decorated converted barn/gite is available on a self-catering basis which sleeps 10 people and features four bedrooms, four private shower rooms, a huge well equipped kitchen and dining area as well as a large outdoor dining patio. Ideal for large gatherings of family and friends. Set in five tranquil hectares of beautiful gardens.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A well equipped large kitchen with everything you need to cater for your friends and or family. A large indoor table seats 10 people with ease. Outside is a large dining area on the patio.

Living rooms

The living room has three sofas, television (french and english). A wood burner is used during the winter months.

Bedrooms

There are four bedrooms. Two bedrooms have double beds and two bedrooms have twin single beds.

The fifth sleeping area is a space which is screened by a curtain and has twin single beds.

Bathrooms

There are four separate bathrooms with shower and toilet facilities.

Heating

Heating is provided by a wood burner in the winter months.

Entertainment

There is a large swimming pool, petanque court and badminton equipment. A barbecue is available for guest use.

Garden and outside

The garden is large with a range of established trees and shrubs. During spring and early summer there is a field of meadow flowers in bloom.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking space. Guests can drive past the main house and park outside the gite. There is no garage.

Visitor suitability

This accommodation would suit a group of friends or family wishing to spend quality time together in a relaxed environment. You can do a little or as much as you wish. Some guests have spent their entire holiday on site, others have explored the surrounding area and activities on offer. There are stairs in the gite to the bedrooms which may make it unsuitable for disabled persons. The swimming pool (10m x 5m) is deep so young children must be supervised. The swimming pool is enclosed by a fence. There are sun loungers, a sun parasol and plenty of outdoor chairs.

Information about any additional facilities

Wi-fi available.
Travel cot
Highchair
There is a clothes line for drying clothes located behind the gite.
We have a friendly dog called Elsa.
Pets are welcome.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Aire sur l'adour : 05 58 71 70 20

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pau
Distance: 30 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 90 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Salmon
Name of nearest fishing location: Aire sur l'adour
Distance: 27 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 80 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Chateau Viella

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: La Mongie
Distance: 95 km

Sports

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateau Viella
Distance: 24 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Daniel Budgen

Hi, we are an English couple, Daniel and Tracy, who moved to France to run our bed and breakfast and gite business. We enjoy meeting new people, skiing, surfing, cooking and walking with our dog in the amazing french countryside.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? We chose this location because it is so peaceful and beautiful. The rural location is very tranquil yet we are not far from the major city of Pau and there are many local attractions such as Chateaux and vineyards and local markets, bars and restaurants. We are only 90 minutes from Biarritz and 90 minutes from the Pyrenees so we have the choice of skiing in the winter or surfing in the summer.
Unique benefits of property Our gite is large and airy and has a huge well equipped kitchen ideal for self catering. There are four bedrooms, two have double beds and two have twin beds. There is also a separate area (with curtains) with two further twin beds. This is ideal for large groups of family or friends. There are four separate bathrooms with shower facilities offering lots of options for guests. Guests can enjoy eating outdoors on the large patio area or under the shade of the trees. The pool is large and has proved to be a highlight with all our guests so far. Guests can also enjoy badminton on the lawn or bowling on the petanque court. Pets are welcome.

The Owner Recommends

Chateau Viella wine tour and tasting

A great trip out for any wine enthusiast. Very friendly staff, English spoken, offering free tours and free wine tasting. You can wander through the vineyards at your leisure and take in the spectacular views. 30 minutes away.

Navarrenx

The fascinating fortified town of Navarrenx has a range of bars, restaurants and boutique shops, artisan painting and pottery. Shakespeares is a micro- brewery producing English bottle conditioned real ale. The bastide was constructed around the 13th century. The ramparts overlook the the Gave d’Oloron which is the longest salmon river in France. A market is held on Wenesday morning and Sunday mornings (in the summer). Rafting 64, an amazing half or full day canoe/rafting trip, leaves from Navarrenx bridge. Good English spoken.

Taron Church

An impressive 5th century Gallo-Roman mosaic at Taron church. 5 minutes away. The mosaic was uncovered in the grounds of the church and is now on display inside the church both to see and touch..

Morlanne

A beautiful village 40 minutes away. An amazing castle with views. Good for a picnic. Quaint tea room. Market on Wenesday 4-7pm (Artisan produce – about 7 stalls)

Gourzy Forest, Eaux-Bonnes

1 hour 20 minutes away. ‘Go Ape’ type adventure, climbing obstacles in the trees. Different levels of ability. Good English spoken.

Experience Canyonning – Laruns.

1 hour 20 minutes away. Half or full day canyoning. Walking through river canyons, jumping, abseiling in wet suits. Good for active adventure. Good English spoken

Pau

A beautiful city and stunning chateaux. Great shopping, restaurants and bars.
Emmaus Lescar – for all things second hand. Large space just outside Pau. Flea markets held in Pau on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Eugenie des bains

A small pretty village famous for its thermal spas.

Castelnau riveree basse. La maison des Chameaux.

English family run farm. Open 12-6pm. Great for kids. 45 minutes away

Betous Palmeraie du Sarthou Jardin Exotique

Beautiful open palm gardens. 32110 Betous. Planned route through gardens. Walking routes time 45 mins to 1 hour 30 mins.

Aire Sur L’adour

Gave d’Oloron, lovely Saturday market, shops, restaurants, walks along the river.

Hossagor

A great destination for surfers and all holiday makers. This stretch of beautiful white sandy beach, has six different surf spots, all for different levels of experience. Hossagor has a great vibe and holiday atmosphere. There are pretty cobblestone streets, bike paths, bakeries, restaurants and big name surf shops.

Saint Jean-de-luz

A lovely seaside resort famous for its fishing and fabulous seafood restaurants. Cycle along the basque coast or enjoy the many activities on offer.

Biarritz

An elegant and stylish seaside resort famous for its surfing and beautiful beaches, fabulous restaurants and great shopping.

Cadillon

Lake and fishing, 20 minute drive from Maison Lahon

Madiran and nearby chateaus

Madiran is a small village in the centre of the wine producing area. The chateau Cave du Crouseilles is 2.5 miles away, located on a hill top with beautiful views. There is wine tasting and wine shop. Chateau Aydie is only 3 miles from Madiran and Chateau Barrejat is 4.7 miles from Madiran. Chateau Arricau-Bordes.

Lourdes

We are approximately 1 hour from this famous tourist attraction known for Roman Catholic pilgrimages.

Baudreix Water park

Baudreix Lake O Kiri water park is situated 45 minutes drive from Maison Lahon. The water park has a water jumps and giant slides, a water ski lift on cable wakeboarding open to any group, individual, families. Open April to September.

Jazz in Marciac

Jazz in Marciac is a musical event that has been held under the stars in August since 1978. Over 200,000 people meet every year in the small village of Marciac to enjoy this gathering with famous jazz players and young musicians. For a fortnight, concerts take place under a giant marquee or at the Astrada. A fringe festival also takes place on the main square in Marciac, which still has its medieval arcades. Smaller Jazz in Marciac sessions also take place at other times of the year. Marciac is a 55 minute drive from Maison Lahon.

Equestria

The festival of equestrian art at Tarbes usually held in July. 1 hour from Maison Lahon.