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Maison Lajus, a rural retreat in South West France with private pool



Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

4 bedroom farmhouse in quiet rural setting, but close to amenities.

Maison Lajus is a renovated farmhouse 35km North East of Pau in the Madiran wine region. It is situated in a peaceful rural setting, but only 4kms from the market town of Lembeye. The owners, Graham and Sue, live next door and are on hand to offer advice about the region and facilities. The area enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year, and the majestic Pyrenees are about an hours drive away.

There is an outdoor (unheated) swimming pool for the summer months, with a Jaccuzi built into the steps.The house offers one double room with en-suite and a king size bed, two twin bedded rooms, a single room, and a house bathroom. A large, fully equipped kitchen, and a comfortable lounge with hi-fi, TV (Freeview and Sky channels), DVD's and games are found downstairs. Outside is a gated courtyard, and a lawned area. There are local walks with lakes and woods, and an abundance of wildlife. The town of Lembeye offers bars, restaurants, a supermarket and a weekly market. Further afield there are plenty of vineyards offering tastings of Madiran and Pacherenc. A short drive away is the beautiful city of Pau, the birthplace of Henry VI, with chic shops and plenty of restaurants in the historic quarter. Here you find the vineyards of Jurancon, which make excellent dry and a sweet white wines.

A visit to the mountains is a must, with huge waterfalls, glaciated valleys and the astonishing cols through which the Tour de France passes each year. Take a cable car up to the Observatory on Pic du Midi and feel on top of the world at 10,000 feet. Or maybe a train ride on Europe's highest railway at Artouste, a trip to the Cirque de Gavarnie, etc etc.....

For beach lovers, the resorts of Biarritz, Bidart and St Jean de Luz are about 140 kms away, along with the surfing centres at Hossegor and Cap Breton. Further north is the wonderful Dune de Pilat, Europe's largest sand dune.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lourdes Tarbes at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar X15, Lembeye at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 385 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau de Palanne at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pau at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A65 at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : De la Tour, lembeye at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Gourette at 75 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Biarritz at 120 Kilometres Car: necessary


The property is about 90 miles from the Atlantic beaches famous for surfing, and the resorts of Biarritz and St Jean de Luz.


Pau Airport 20 miles flights from London City. Biarritz 90 miles flights from Stansted, Birmingham and other UK airports. Bordeaux 120 miles Flights from many UK airports. Toulouse 120 miles Flights from many UK airports. Carcassonne 170 miles Flights from Stansted and Leeds.

By Car from the Ferry Ports. Calais 600 miles / 10 hours. Le Havre 500 miles / 8 hours. St Malo 425 miles / 7 hours. Santander 220 miles / 4 hours.


Lembeye - local town with shops & restaurants 2 miles.

Pau - elegant capital of the region 20 miles.

Lourdes - 25 miles.

Marciac - 17 miles.

Further Details:

Lembeye is on the wine trail with many local producers of Madiran and Cotes de Gascogne wines. Armagnac is also produced in the region. The area is famous for its cuisine, with much use of the local duckling. There are several pretty towns on the banks of the Adour river which takes the melting snows of the Pyrenees to the Atlantic. The mountains offer spectacular walks in summer, with Europe's highest train at Artouste (May - October). You can marvel at the Col de Tourmalet which provides one of the toughest stages on the Tour de France, and follow the old smugglers trail into Spain over the Pont d'Espagne.

Pau is a lively city with hypermarkets, excellent shops, many fine restaurants, and a casino. There is an historic Grand Prix round the streets of Pau et the end of May (Pau hosted the first ever Grand Prix) and a superb steeplechase racecourse.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Summer
30 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only