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Stunning views of the Pyrenees, large secluded garden & private heated pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large, spacious house with 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 - 10 + cot

Situated at the end of a quiet lane and perched above the attractive village of Ogeu-les-Bains, the house enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the mountains. An ideal base for a family holiday, with a heated swimming pool (8 x 4 metres), a large enclosed and safe garden (5 bikes, badminton, table tennis, boules, darts, football goal available), barbecue, south-facing terrace with table and seating for 10, and an indoor games room. In a peaceful setting, but within easy access of the mountains, Spain, the Pays Basque, Lourdes, Biarritz, Bayonne and the Atlantic coast, and a huge variety of activities all year round - skiing at Gourette (40 minutes' drive), hiking, white-water rafting, horse riding, fishing, golf, paragliding. This much loved family holiday home has a recently refurbished and fully-equipped kitchen, a brand new bathroom upstairs with separate bath and shower, a spacious open-plan dining/living area, separate sitting room with TV/DVD, downstairs twin-bedded bedroom and downstairs bathroom with shower. Upstairs are two twin-bedded rooms (one with extra pull-out bed), a large double bedroom and the large new bathroom. Chill the days away if you wish, swimming or sunbathing, or head up into the mountains; sample some of the delicious local food and wine. Relax totally just sitting on the terrace as you gaze at the mountains - every bit as good as meditation. There are always plenty of birds to observe in the sky - from buzzards to sparrow hawks to vultures to Eagles.

Accommodation: Inside: Downstairs: Large L-shaped and open-plan living/dining area and kitchen. The living area has a wood-burning stove and in the dining area there is a large table and seating for 10. Two sets of French windows open out onto a large south-facing terrace with wonderful mountain views. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen leads off the dining area and is newly fitted (includes dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave). A third set of French windows in the kitchen open out onto the garden. There is also a separate sitting room with TV/DVD and a good selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs in English & French. Also downstairs is a bedroom with two single beds, a shower room with WC and a cloak/boot/boiler room which leads into a garage. In this garage are a washing machine and tumble dryer. Upstairs: large galleried landing; two twin-bedded rooms (one with third pull-out bed); one double-bedded room; cot and 2 inflatable mattress available on request; brand new large family bathroom.

Outside: The large enclosed garden is mainly laid to grass, so is ideal for games or just for relaxing in. The garden surrounds the house, so there is always a cool spot to be found even in the height of summer and a selection of deck chairs and loungers to relax in. The heated swimming pool has a child-proof cover and solar shower. 4 sun-loungers are provided and there are also floats and pool toys. The terrace is ideal for 'al fresco' dining - morning, noon and night - with stunning panoramic views of the mountains and the barbecue and pool close by. A large second garage/indoor games room has lots of equipment for family games, including table tennis, badminton, boules and darts, as well as 3 adult bikes and 2 children's bikes, all of which guests are welcome to use. There is a separate orchard below the garden which can also double up as a mini tennis court - net and rackets provided.

Getting there: The quickest way of getting to Ogeu from the UK is by air from London Stansted or Bristol or Birmingham or Dublin or Manchester to Biarritz, Tarbes, Toulouse or Bordeaux. Ryanair have daily low-cost flights which take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Easyjet and FlyBe also have flights which are worth checking. Car hire is available from the airport - we tend to use either Rentalcars.com or Holiday Autos. Other airports within easy reach of Ogeu are Toulouse (2 hours 30 minutes) and Bordeaux (3 hours). There are also daily flights from Paris to Pau.

Ogeu has its own train station and it is possible to travel to the house by train. You could, for instance, take the TGV to Pau and then catch a train directly from there to Ogeu.

French motorways are excellent if you want to bring your own car. Some visitors have used the ferry crossing to Bilbao or Santander which are approximately 3 or 4 hours' drive from Ogeu.


We have fallen in love with this beautiful area of France and your holiday home has made the perfect base from which to explore this region. There is much to see and do in this relatively unspoilt area and we hope to return in the not too distant future to sample more of the local cuisine, soak up the atmosphere and seek out further treasures. Thank you for a wonderful fortnight. LEVY-CHANCE FAMILY (HEREFORDSHIRE)

We all loved the pool and the fantastic views ; the area was great to discover – day trips to Oloron Ste Marie and Lourdes ; up to the Col de Marie-Blanque (great scenery !), Louvié-Juzon fête and Castet for a picnic. Local boulangerie is very good and the grown-up boys liked the local bar. WITHERS FAMILY (HAMPSHIRE)

We’ve had a fantastic fortnight ! Hours of swimming, table tennis, badminton and boules. A wonderful trip on ‘Le Petit Train’, breakfast picnics at Cromlech and Lescun – the latter is without a doubt one of the most beautiful bits of the Pyrenees. Views from the house sublime. KING FAMILY (IRELAND)

Thoroughly enjoyed our brief sojourn. Especially the outdoor dining overlooking the Pyrenees – just spectacular ! Great to return for a relaxing swim after some heavy walking in the hills. We found the house very well equipped – a great place to spread out and relax. Thank you so much ! JULIA PAULL (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)

We’ve had a wonderful holiday ! What a lovely place – very comfortable, magnificent views, splendid pool – it,s been a real joy. RAMSBOTHAM FAMILY (CAMBRIDGESHIRE)

We had a great holiday here. So happy to find so many home comforts – really well provided for. Our best find was the creperie on road to Rébénacq – on a beautiful night with the sun setting around the mountains and a few bottles of local cider ! Lots of cycling and hide and seek. GALLAGHER FAMILY (GLASGOW, SCOTLAND)

A wonderful time with the ever-changing sky and the mountains ! Delightful long lunches under the awning on the patio ! The pool was wonderful ! Very, very quiet and restful. Thanks for a terrific holiday ! (ODA AND ROBERT HODGE, TORONTO, Canada)

We enjoyed the location with the fine mountain view and did a lot of swimming in the perfect pool with its most welcome heating system. (it was the end of September). The weather appeared rather changeable and we noted that clouds frequently changed direction (pretty unusual for Dutchies). Our trips into the Hautes Pyrenees were magnificent. (VAN LEEUWEN FAMILY, UTRECHT, HOLLAND)

Great Christmas holiday. Wonderful scenery and places of interest. Sunny days made it a memorable stay. SING FAMILY (MID-WALES)

Lovely location, excellent views. Kids enjoyed day in the snow in the mountains. Really relaxing holiday. We travelled somewhere different everyday. Loved the house. O’SHEA FAMILY (IRELAND)

We have had a wonderful time. The weather has been perfect so the pool has been a godsend. The house is one of the best we have had for a number of years, and Lizzie was so friendly and helpful. And the views fantantastic. What a good week. (AITKEN FAMILY, LANCASHIRE)

Thank you – we’ve had a wonderful holiday and experienced new places yet again from our last visit 3 years ago. The area is outstanding and of course the pool just brilliant and very welcome with the very hot weather. Visit to Gourette in the mountains highly recommended, along with La Foret Suspendue – brilliant ! Found some new places to eat including La Trinquet in Oloron – fantastic! Thanks again! (DAVIES FAMILY, SHROPSHIRE)

Many thanks for a fabulous two-week stay and you couldn’t ask for a more beautiful view. The house is well equipped and we really felt at home – so much so that we didn’t want to leave! All the locals have been incredibly friendly and made our stay even more enjoyable. Had an amazing journey to the Col d’Aubisque – highly recommended. Also Biarritz, St Jean de Luz, San Sebastian, the Pyrenees, also Pau, some excellent restaurants, beautiful beaches at Hossegor. All in all a really fabulous two weeks, we have thoroughly enjoyed it, many thanks. SMITH FAMILY (DERBY)

Somptueuse maison avec une magnifique vue sur les montagnes. Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour! Nous partirons la tête pleine de bons souvenir et de beaux paysages. SOPHIE (RENNES)

Merci beaucoup pour l’accueil. Nous avons apprécié le confort, la vue exceptionnelle, la douceur de ce coin de verdure et le temps de vivre. Nous gardons vos coordonnées. Comme à la maison. L’idéal pour des vacances, plus la vue sur la montagne qui amène à la rêverie. Merci.


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Annabel Warburg
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German
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Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

About Annabel Warburg

Annabel and Thane Warburg are English. They both studied languages at university where they first met. It was Thane's cherished dream - throughout his career - to own a house in the French Pyrenees. As a French teacher and Francophile - he teaches in an English boarding school - he fell in love with the area when visiting it as part of his university course. Annabel and Thane have two sons - James (20) and Angus (16). The whole family love France, mountains and the incredibly friendly local Bearnais.

Annabel Warburg purchased this house in 2004

Why Annabel Warburg chose Haut Bearn/Soule - Oloron

We simply fell in love with the house and its situation as soon as we saw it. The magnificent views of the mountains as far as the eye could see to East and West thrilled us - and we never tire of sitting on the terrace gazing at the mountains, the view changing imperceptibly minute by minute. The house's raised elevation above the village means there is always a cooling breeze on even the hottest summer day. We first saw the house on a blistering hot day but were delighted to find it was cool inside. The reverse is also true - we have put in central heating and a wood-burning stove so that it is very cosy in winter. Having a heated swimming pool is a huge luxury as far as we are concerned but we fully appreciate it. We also love the huge garden. The locals are incredibly friendly and the food at the local markets and served in the fine restaurants is delicious.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ogeu-les-Bains in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Newly refurbished in April 2016
  • The upstairs bathroom, newly refurbished in April 2016, has a wonderful view of the mountains. It includes a bath with shower attachment, a separate shower, a basin and a toilet. The downstairs shower room is equipped with a shower enclosure, a large vanity unit and the toilet is equipped for the disabled (heightened seat available as well as handrail).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The upstairs bedrooms lead off a large galleried landing. Bedrooms 1 and 2 enjoy magnificent views of the mountains. Bedroom 1, the master bedroom, has its own access to the family bathroom and also has a large French window with views over the garden and on to the highest of the mountains to the east of the house. Bedroom 3 has a third pull-out bed. A cot is available and two inflatable single mattresses are available on request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The kitchen is fully equipped for 10 people. A washing machine and tumble dryer are housed in the garage attached to the house. Access to this garage is through the boiler room which also serves as a useful cloak/boot room. Outside there is a large second garage/indoor games room with a table tennis table for indoor/outdoor use, darts board, boules set, badminton set, 3 x adult bikes, 2 x children's bikes (7-8 and 10-12 years), pool toys and floats. There is also a football goal. The sunny terrace has a table and seating for 10 people. Stone steps lead down to the swimming pool area where there are also 4 sun-loungers. The pool has a child-proof cover and a solar shower. There is also a barbecue. The house is cool in the summer but warm in the winter, thanks to both central heating and a wood-burning stove (logs provided). There are plenty of books, family games, English-language videos/ English and French DVDs and CDs for guests' use. Cot and highchair available on reques


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Comfortable and spacious house w/really good vibes

  • 5 of 5

It was just what we needed, a quiet place where we could relax and unwind. Amazing views, star-filled skies and breathtaking surroundings, including some interesting neighbors (horses and sheep) that just added to the overall charm. We had pretty good weather so we were able to enjoy the pool as well, heated to perfection! Our host Nathalie was a delight when she greeted us. The info they have about the destination is quite comprehensive and we had no problems getting to the house with the directions Annabel provided. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could ever imagine. In fact, there were a couple of items we decided we had to buy for our own kitchen! Annabel made the whole booking process a breeze, very responsive and quick.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine sehr erholsame Woche. Das hübsche Haus liegt genau zwischen den beiden Tälern (Ossau-Aspe) und bietet daher zahlreiche Möglichkeiten zum Wandern. Der beheizte Pool, ein Außengrill, ein schöner Garten und der herrliche Blick auf die Pyrenäen lassen keine Wünsche offen. Der Kontakt zu den Vermietern war unkompliziert! Danke an Annabel und Thane!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful. Gorgeous views, beautiful area, lovely house. Excellent in every way. Highlight? Swimming in the pool, stopping to lean head back and gaze up at the sky - and spotting a group of seven Egyptian vultures gliding overhead (positive id via binoculars!). Also loved the stag beetles who buzzed around every evening.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Great base to explore the Pyrenees

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this house with fantastic views and easy access to the mountains, whilst still having easy access to Pau and the coast. We wanted for nothing in the house which was spotless for our arrival and notably well equipped in the kitchen, plus plenty of equipment for entertainment from dvds to table tennis and the fab pool.

It is a great base to explore the mountains. We had a week of fine weather and spent much of it outdoors looking at the amazing views, birdlife and rambling the well signposted walks. We were impressed by the files of local information and comprehensive set of walking maps available at the house.

Many thanks to Annabel and Thane for making the booking process so straightforward, and for sharing their lovely french home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very comfortable holiday home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week. The house was just as expected, spacious and clean and very well equipped, including games and other things to entertain the children with us. The owners have been very thoughtful. We spent lots of time in the pool and relaxing on the sunny terrace enjoying the truly wonderful panoramic views of the mountains. The large garden also provided lots of room for outdoor games. We enjoyed driving into the mountains as the house is in a great location for easy exploring of some spectacular country, and had a memorable visit to the Parc'Ours at Borce (recommended), also a trip to Oloron, which is an interesting town and the market is well worth catching. Another time we would take the train to Pau as an easy day trip. However, we didn't feel much need to stir from such a peaceful and relaxing spot. It was perfect for a family holiday and we would highly recommend it as a place to unwind as well as a great base for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Biking Holiday May 2011

  • 4 of 5

We rented the house for 5 nights from 18-23rd May with the intention of using it as a base to do some motorcycle touring in the Pyrenees region. Annabel was extremely helpful in meeting our requirements and providing useful information about the house and the area. Despite arriving late at night we found the house no problem and Harriet, the local contact had been good enough to get in a few essential supplies to keep us going until the following morining. The house had pleanty of sleeping accommodation for the 8 of us and the catering facilities in teh kitchen were first class.

In the morning a 10 min walk into Ogeu to the local supermarket and boulangerie sorted out breakfast and other necessary supplies.

The house was clean and well mainatained and had ample parking facilities, certainly more than enough for 8 motorcycles. Unfortunately the pool was being filled after some essential repairs on our arrival but after a couple of days it was back in use albeit slightly chilly. After a couple of days of heating the temperature was perfect.

The house proved a great base for touring the Pyrenees with some fantastic mountain roads for we sportsbike enthusiasts. From Ogeu it took us about 20 mins to get into the mountains and once you start making your way up the various Colls the scenery is breathtaking. We found Ogeu to be very quiet and couldn't find either of the restaurants but, then again we didn't look particularly hard! Outwith the mountains we found time to visit Pau, Lourdes and Oleron all of which were worth a visit. We rode to La Mongie to visit the mountain top observatory but unfortunately had to abandon our trip up the cable car due to extremely bad weather and poor visibility.

So the house proved perfect for us and we would certainly recommend it as a base for anyone planning on doing touring or sight seeing in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season (pool open)
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season (pool open)
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season (pool open)
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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