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Maysonnave (The Little House)

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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“An enchanting country house in the Pyrénées Atlantic” The location - so close (150 metres) to the region's favourite mountain river (Gave d'Oloron) makes the house a perfect stay for families wanting peace and serious fishermen wanting fish! Enjoy views of the Pyrenees, walk on its misty mountains and gorgeous valley, or even visit its ski resorts just 1.5 hour's drive away - in the summer simply go walking in the clean mountain air. The ancient, unspoilt towns of Sauveterre (5mins) and walled Navarenx (15mins), apart from their historical interest, also provide bases for white water rafting. WiFi facility for general e-mail and Internet use is available 24 X 7 to guests . While the surfing beaches of the Cotes Basque are just 1 hour's drive through the Bearnaise countryside. Nearer...“An enchanting country house in the Pyrénées Atlantic” The location - so close (150 metres) to the region's favourite mountain river (Gave d'Oloron) makes the house a perfect stay for families wanting peace and serious fishermen wanting fish! Enjoy views of the Pyrenees, walk on its misty mountains and gorgeous valley, or even visit its ski resorts just 1.5 hour's drive away - in the summer simply go walking in the clean mountain air. The ancient, unspoilt towns of Sauveterre (5mins) and walled Navarenx (15mins), apart from their historical interest, also provide bases for white water rafting. WiFi facility for general e-mail and Internet use is available 24 X 7 to guests . While the surfing beaches of the Cotes Basque are just 1 hour's drive through the Bearnaise countryside. Nearer to home, walk or cycle the pilgrim routes of St Jaques de Compostella, which give access to the hidden beauty of secret woods, fields and ancient villages. Play golf at picturesque Salies-de-Bearn (20 mins drive) or Pau (home to the 1st golf club in France) or at Biarritz by the sea. Wander into the Basque country to explore the foothills of the Pyrenees and enjoy the unique Basque cuisine. Or just over the border in Spain, try the famous tapas of the beautiful, elegant, city/beach resort of San Sebastian, a renowned cultural centre and host to the film festival each September. Ideal location and place for a Spring Summer or early Autumn holiday break - Although central heating is installed, Winters can be a bit cold in this stone house.. so December-March is mainly only for the brave! «Une charmante maison de campagne dans les Pyrénées Atlantiques» Sur place: Pêche en rivière et baignade dans le célèbre Gave d’Oloron (à150 m de la maison) Vélo, VTT et Tennis (terrain gratuit dans le centre du village) Sports d'eaux vives (rafting, canoé et Kayak),de Navarrenx à Sauveterre (5 min) A une heure de route: Ski dans les Pyrénées jusqu'àPâques Surf et Plage à Biarritz, côtes basque et landaise Grottes préhistoriques, gorges et randonnées montagne Shopping à Pau ou Bayonne ou en Espagne à St Sébastien (1h30) More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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Fully renovated from 2005 onwards and meticulously converted by the owners, the house now offers a traditional old-style Bearnaise environment for an enchanting and comfortable country based holiday retreat. Ideally suited to one or two week breaks between Spring and Autumn. A great heavy old door leads onto original Ardoise slate flooring, wood burner fireplace, stone walls and open beams – all help create a traditional but very comfortable setting in the lounge and old Bearnais fireside areas. The house has discrete central heating and all the added modern facilities expected for today- WiFi for e-mail and Internet connection, CD Music player, DVD and TV set to France's TNTsat- but has English News (BBC World News etc;) crucially without spoiling the internal or external traditional 'country style' feel of the inside and outside of the building. There is a well serviced family kitchen providing all modern comforts- dishwasher, electric hob & oven and low level fridge and freezer. But arranged in a country style with oak worktop, hand made tiling on the floor and a generous French cabinet for storage of food, utensiles and crockery. A wood and charcoal based barbeque is also supplied to eat al fresco in the garden. For your convenience there are always basic supplies provided -we ask guest to use, but please top up or replace on a 'like for like' basis. Thanks. The main, double bedroom is cosy, very French…. and traditionally simple! With painted wooden floors and open oak beams throughout the upstairs.. The second bedroom has antique bedsteads with new mattresses made to fit - one 3/4 (120cm) size bed and one large single (100cm) making it a flexible and comfy room for either children or guests. The whole house retains an authentic, rough & country style throughout but with many more modern touches and home comforts than you would perhaps expect! The spectacular, spacious bathroom has wood everywhere as well as a spacious rain shower cubicle, massive bath and stone based sink- covering all tastes and preferences. Récemment restaurée méticuleusement par les propriétaires, la maison offre maintenant une atmosphère dans le pur style traditionnel béarnais pour un séjour des vacances confortables . Une grosse porte ancienne conduit par un dallage original en ardoise jusqu’à la cheminée, les murs de pierre et les poutres apparentes créent une ambiance traditionnelle mais confortable dans le séjour et le coin du feu béarnais. La maison a un chauffage central discret et tous les aménagements modernes disponibles aujourd’hui ne changent pas le «style campagnard» traditionnel aussi bien à l’intérieur qu’à l’extérieur du bâtiment.
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We had a wonderful holiday staying in The Little House. It was very spacious for 3 of us, this children loved their little bedroom. The whole property has been so meticulously restored, the children loved imagining what life would have been like living in the...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2015

We decided to spend our week-long honeymoon in this lovely house and we were mighty glad we did! It's a beautiful spot - lovely green, big spacious garden, nice friendly neighbours, great local towns and the fabulous river just on the doorstep. We headed out...More

Thank Daisy D
Jan S, VR Owner at Maysonnave (The Little House), responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

Daisy,...and Chris. Many thanks for this lovely review of our Little House in Camu and the local region- we were delighted you two chose to stay there - and for your honeymoon too...sounds like you had a good time...perfect result then. Kind regards and good...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2014

Maysonnave was a perfect holiday house for us. It is ideal for two people as it is not too large, but it is in a very quiet secluded spot with plenty of space both inside and out. It is beautifully finished and contains all the...More

Thank NealeV1
Jan S, VR Owner at Maysonnave (The Little House), responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Many thanks to you guys for this lovely Trip Advisor review of The Little House- much appreciated! Honest comment on the house and region is always helpful as a guide to new guests considering a holiday here, and we really like to have feedback (good...More

Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is the second time we have stayed here and it was somehow an improvement on our last visit. Great quiet location, close to the mountains, rivers, villages and even Spain! Very well maintained property that now offers wi-fi and satellite tv (should you wish!)...More

Thank Robert2684
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed in the little house for 3 weeks and had a fabulous holiday. The location is fantastic with beaches, villages, Spain, rivers, larger towns all close by and the house itself is well equipped, cosy and just idyllic. Whether it was meals in the...More

1  Thank Jan D
About the Owner
Janet S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Availability
December 2018
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About the neighbourhood
Spend a day white water rafting on the Gave d'Oloron or just wander down the lane in mid-afternoon to watch other rafters skimming past . The unspoilt ancient towns of Sauveterre, Naverrenx, Salies-de-Bearn and Orthez., are worht exploring. Not forgetting the typical Basque town of St Palais (15 minsutes away) -all the local towns have their own weekly markets and fetes during the summer months. The Chateau de Laas (open to the public) in the beautiful village of Laas is just 10 mins from the house or cycle there and have a delicious lunch in the auberge. There are numerous cycling routes away from the traffic along old farm roads, tennis courts ( one in the village and more in Sauveterre) and Spa Baths, horse riding and golf all nearby.
How to get there
RYANAIR to Biarritz (just under 1 hour's drive) or Pau / Tarbes /Lourdes (just over 1 hour's drive) EASYJET to Biarritz or Bordeaux (2hours) or Bilbao (over the border in Spain about 2 1/2 hours) BA to Bordeaux (2 hrs drive) Ferry to Bilbao or Santander (Spain - easy drive North - takes 2.5 hours)
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