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Stunning Landaise Farmhouse, large gardens, 'Real' Pool, B&B or House Party W/E



Updated: 27-May-2017
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

6 bed (7 on request), 5/6 bath, 12 + (4 if children) people, views, walks,

Sumptuous very private house completely private pool with spring board, inner walled garden with large lawned area. Surrounded by fields and farms. Ideal for a getaway and sight seeing holiday as 'Tafiart' is on the border of four departments. Tafiart is a private 'Home' therefore just like being at home with sunshine, peace and quiet yet Pau and all the fun it holds is 30 minutes maximum away. Several great restaurants within 2-10 minutes away as are 27 Vineyards.

Tafiart is great for a group as there are several 'Break-out' areas for some peace and quiet. For the 'Fois gras' lovers, you're living in the region and Jurancon, Madiran, are on the doorstep for wonderful wine. Also Eugenie Les Bains, famous 5* health resort 10 minutes.

Great for Cyclists too as the Tour de France passes close by. Very popular with french cyclists around here

Flights and Location: Although I say the house is in Pyrenees Atlantiques it is right on the border of the Landes also. A great location for four regions! 25 minutes from Pau Airport, CityJet from London City low cost flights and Ryanair to Lourdes 45mins

Charles de Gaulle and Orly Air France at least 8 flights per day to Pau from 29 Euro.

Bordeaux and Biarritz BA and Easy Jets and Ryanair

Bergerac from Leeds Bradford Flybe sat to sat

Toulouse from Leeds Bradford with Jet2.

Toulouse/Manchester with Jet2 also

Perfect for a two family holiday, house parties and birthdays, Hen Weekends etc too

Bed and Breakfast is offered when the house is not rented in whole. B&B

New addition is a comprehensive set of Gym Equipment. Not 'Machines' but everything else, Step, TRX, Kettle Bells, Bar Bells, and Dumb Bells, and videos and info to with them.

Pau is a cosmopolitan city and very equestrian

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About the Owner

Craig Burton
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Craig Burton

My Name is Craig Burton, I'm originally from Yorkshire lived in France since 2005

Craig Burton purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Craig Burton chose Adour Chalosse Tursan area

Tafiart's location was the winner for me, I didn't want to by restricted to where I could escape to so therefore we are equidistant to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Biarritz, Pau and Tarbes and Lourdes on the doorstep and a good regional airport too.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Tranquility, gastronomic, culinary and a great escape, cycling, running, gym all here

13 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Beautiful and relaxed stay

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a gorgeous stay at Tarfait. 14 of us went to celebrate my 30th birthday and it could not have been better.

The farmhouse is simply stunning and the photos don't do it justice. Everything we could possibly need was thought of and accommodated for. Literally a home from home (only better).

Every room was beautifully decorated and furnished with home comforts. Craig has fantastic taste, from the unique art on the walls and ornaments in cabinets right down to the gorgeous bedding. Really well stocked kitchen and pantry with everything we needed to make some great meals.

Pool and garden was where we spent most of our time and it was perfect, beautiful lawn and gorgeous flowers and a perfectly maintained pool.

Car is required to get around but everything is pretty easy to get to with a local supermarket and bakery just a five minute drive. Lovely bike riding routes too and a great local restaurant 'Minvielle' - food there was fantastic and great value.

We will all return again and might make it a yearly tradition as we had such a fantastic and relaxed time. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thanks for a great stay Craig and Julie Ann, hope to see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulously stylish, comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property, in a gorgeous spot. When we visited in July 2015 the surrounding fields were full of sunflowers - a sight I've always wanted to see. Some holiday homes you go to feel a bit unloved but this one is the opposite. Every little detail has been taken care of, meaning you get a holiday in somewhere that feels just like home. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thanks so much for your kind words. I presume people expect my standards but having stayed at rental properties myself I know this not to be true. You deserve things to be right, holidays are food for the soul! Craig
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Fantastic Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful holiday here in August 2014 even though the weather was not great. The house is full of character and very welcoming; you feel more like you are staying at a friends house than a rental property. We were a large family party from 8 years to 85 years old and not sure how many would actually turn up (typical twenty year olds) but Craig was very relaxed that we were going to utilise every bed available and made sure we had plenty of bedding, towels, space, supplies etc which made you feel that nothing was held back in helping you to have a good time. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Alison, you left the house in great condition too, perfect guests indeed, so happy yiou enjoyed your stay
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Home from home but WAY more relaxed

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Craig's house which is very comfortable and stylishly decorated, but not so much so that we couldn't relax in case of damaging anything! It has a very personal touch and every effort is made to make you feel at home. It is much more of a home than a holiday let which was perfect for our large family group from 8-88 years old.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alison, just to say thanks, you have reviewed and most kind with your words. Its beutiful here at the moment, been decorating and up-dating furnishings. Never ending but fun! Have a great Summer cx
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Great moment !

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, warm and beautiful garden. The room was beautifully decorated simply, it feels like home. Craig is an attentive host, jovial and friendly. And what about breakfast if not we would have taken in a table was so pretty and delicious meal. When we left we all feel from a friend's house. we had a great time and are already thinking about returning. We recommend to all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys, thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to host you all. Craig
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Idyllic and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Vast and luxuries, all the facilities you could need (even game sets!), everything to an excellent standard. Having read the other reviews they are all true to my experience. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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From the Owner

Tafiart's location was the winner for me, I didn't want to by restricted to where I could escape to so therefore we are equidistant to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Biarritz, Pau and Tarbes and Lourdes on the doorstep and a good regional airport too.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pau, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Toulouse, Bergerac, at 33 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Village Garlin at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Bilbao at 250 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Eugenie Les Bains ten min. Pau Historic Course at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pau. Mont De Marsan, DAX, at 33 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bordeaux/Pau A65 2 mins at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Minvielle, SEGOS Also Michelin Star restos at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Gourette, La Mongie at 65 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Capbretton for Surf, Hossegor, Biarritz at 80 Kilometres Car: necessary

Easily accessible from Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lourds, Pau, Biarritz, Pau airports. On the Border of Four departments Les Landes, Pyranees Atlantique and Gers. Haute-Pyranees The Bearn is a very popular destination for the French as is Pays Basque all on the doorstep.

Also, Eugenie les Bains is ten minutes up the road. The most glamorous wonderful 5* Health Spa Village and Michelin Star Restaurant and Bistrot

There are tons of things to do for small people in the area and we have four mountain bikes for guests use.

Tafiart is located on the border of four regions all with their own specialities in food and feel different. from beaches to walking to bars, farms, lots of vineyards (27). Also lovely French farmers markets in all the towns and villages.

An hour in any direction you're in a completely different place. A day out 'Go Ape' to beaches and mountain walks.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Standard Rental
15 Jan 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn Winter
1 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas New Year
18 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000
Pet Fee £50

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. For very cold weather extra charges for logs and fuel may have to be agreed at cost price. A "Good Housekeeping Deposit" will be refunded in full within two weeks of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-May-2017


From the Owner

Tranquility, gastronomic, culinary and a great escape, cycling, running, gym all here

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 350 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, New 2006
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, New 2006
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, New 2006
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, New 2006
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, New 2006
  • Plenty of hot water towels provided


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed, This is available on request and supplement
  • Most rooms open to the pool area, via private French windows. Brand new bathrooms rain showers in the smaller en-suite. A French ball and claw roll-top bath in one (very romantic) All the beds are in good condition and most are brand new. Real linen sheets can be provided as Pau is famous for linen and chocolate!


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome


  • There is one other large double en-suite room that can be used by special request

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