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Gorgeous converted bergerie with enclosed gardens and private pool

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Converted bergerie on the edge of the pretty hamlet of Lichos

Set in the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees, Maison Montalibet is on the edge of the pretty little hamlet of Lichos, and just a picturesque 15 minute drive from the lovely market towns of Navarrenx, Mauleon and Sauveterre de Bearn.

The building was originally an 1850s bergerie, now converted into a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom beautiful home full of character and charm, yet with all the comforts of modern living. The house makes a perfect summer holiday home, however with central heating, a wood burning stove and open fire it is also a lovely home for a winter holiday. Mature trees and shrubs provide privacy for you to enjoy the garden, terrace and swimming pool. Beautiful furnishings complement the features of the home, so Maison Montalibet provides everything you could want for a wonderful holiday in the stunning Bearn region of South West France.

Living Spaces :

Lounge : you enter Maison Montalibet through the arched doorways into the double height lounge with exposed beams, wood burning stove and built-in bookcases. This is the ideal space to relax, with comfortable seating, TV with DVD player and Apple TV, and many English language books, DVDs, games and jigsaw puzzles for you to enjoy.

Kitchen : the recently renovated kitchen, with the large island topped with local Pyrennean granite, provides everything you could need, including a 5-burner range with double oven, dishwasher, wine fridge and Nespresso coffee machine (please bring your own pods!) This generous space also includes an extendable dining table, providing plenty of room for everyone to enjoy relaxing meals in front of the large open fire with original overhead beams. Leading off the kitchen is a well fitted utility room, with an additional fridge freezer, washing machine and microwave.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Maison Montalibet has 5 bedrooms, which sleep 9 people. A travel cot is also available should this be required. All the beds have extremely comfortable British matresses, high quality summer bedding and room fans to keep you cool in the summer, and warm winter duvets and heating to keep you cosy in winter. Maison Montalibet also has 2 full bathrooms as well as 1 ensuite shower room.

Bedroom 1 : this is a pretty beamed room on the ground floor. It has a queen sized bed, and with an ensuite shower room and arched doorway leading onto the terrace it makes an ideal space for guests who would prefer to avoid the stairs.

The remaining bedrooms are on the first floor :

Bedroom 2 : looking out towards the pool, garden and mountains, this lovely bright bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and English oak furniture.

Bedroom 3 : with the same gorgeous views as Bedroom 2, this is a cosy single bedroom.

Bathroom & toilet : bedrooms 2 & 3 are ideally located to share the first bathroom on this floor. It contains a bath, separate shower and generous cabinet space. Next to the bathroom is a separate loo.

Bedroom 4 : this generously sized double bedroom with a beautiful mahogany sleigh bed provides access to the hallway that leads to Bedroom 5 and the 2nd bathroom. There is also a TV, DVD player and wii in this room.

Bedroom 5 : with beautiful views over open fields and rolling countryside, this pretty room has white wood furniture and a double bed.

Bathroom : this full bathroom is ideal for the guests in Bedrooms 4 & 5 to share.

Outdoor space : the beautiful mature gardens surrounding Maison Montalibet provide a peaceful, private setting to relax and enjoy the lovely French weather and long evenings, while the swimming pool is the ideal way to cool off or unwind at the end of a busy day exploring the surrounding area. The covered terrace overlooking the pool is furnished with comfortable outdoor lounge furniture to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif, and a dining table for al fresco dining. The dining table seats six people, and there is an additional table and chairs available should you require a larger outdoor dining option.

There are garden games available for your use, such as swing ball, mini badminton and boules, as well as a table tennis table which can be set up on the covered drying area to the rear of the property.

In summary, Maison Montalibet is the perfect house for a memorable holiday in beautiful countryside.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, My French is a little rusty!
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Calendar last updated:
2 November, 2017

About Tracy

We are a British family with 2 daughters, and live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tracy purchased this house in 2014

Why Tracy chose Lichos

We had spent several wonderful holidays with friends who have homes in the area, and decided to look for our own place in this beautiful part of France. We absolutely fell in love with Maison Montalbet, and the fact that it provides the ideal space for us to have friends and families to stay.

What makes this house unique

Maison Montalibet is an original bergerie, and was converted into a lovely home in the 1980s. The location of the house is ideal - on the edge of a peaceful hamlet just 15 minutes drive to some of the prettiest market towns in the area, and an hour to the Atlantic beaches or Pyrenees mountains. We love exploring everything the area has to offer - the outdoor activities, the history and of course the fantastic food and wine!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lichos in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Toilet in separate room next door
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Gorgeous converted bergerie with enclosed gardens and private pool
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

vacances au pays basque

  • 5 of 5

Une magnifique maison, des hôtes très prévenants et réactifs. Bref de superbes vacances, il ne manquait que le soleil ....

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Schönes Haus mit sehr guter Ausstattung und kleinen Mängeln.

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren als Familie mit Kindern im August/September 2017 in dem Haus und es ist ein wirklich schönes, großes Haus mit toller Ausstattung (einzig ein Toaster fehlte, war zu verkraften). Einziger negativer Punkt war, dass es nicht wirklich sauber geputzt war als wir ankamen. Es war schon oberflächlich gereinigt, aber überall noch Spinnweben (auch und gerade unter und hinter den Betten). Dies ließe sich aber sicher leicht abstellen und soll auch keine Kritik am Haus sein, welches uns wirklich sehr gefallen hat, sondern eher an der Putzfrau, die ihren Job nicht richtig macht. Der Pool war etwas arg beschattet, was man aber durch einen radikalen Rückschnitt der Bäume/Hecken leicht ändern könnte. Alles in allem also ein tolles Haus mit leicht behebbaren Mängeln.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Belle maison pleine de charme, bien équipée correspondant parfaitement a l'annonce

  • 4 of 5

Propriétaire et personne entretien (Michelle) très a l'écoute

Bon séjour en famille malgré soucis d'eau chaude désormais solutionné

Belle région

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes ravis que vous avez apprécié votre séjour dans notre maison. En ce qui concerne l'eau chaud, la nouvelle chaudière est installé. Merci encore pour votre bon commentaires.
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
230 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Salies De Bearn
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
56 Kilometres
La Pierre St Martin
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Coast/Beaches/Mountains :

Maison Montalibet is ideally situatued for both beaches and mountains. The gorgeous coastline of Biarritz, Bayonne and St Jean De Luz is about a 1 hour drive away and just slightly further along the coast are the internationally renowned surfing beaches at Hossegor. 1 hour drive to the south are the stunning hiking trails in the Pyrennees leading up through beautiful mountain scenery to the ski resort of La Pierre St Martin.

Travel :

Biarritz Airport is about a 1 hour drive from Lichos, and has a number of daily flights from the UK, operated by EasyJet, Ryan Air and British Airways. Pau Airport is about 45 mins away and has many daily domestic flights. Bordeaux Airport is about a 2.5hr drive and has flights to and from many European cities.

Activities :

Maison Montalibet is in the perfect location for many activities - white water rafting, hiking, fishing, cycling and horse riding if you enjoy outdoor pastimes; chateaux, churches and museums if you prefer history; or of course the barbeque, garden and pool if you like to stay closer to home!

Local area :

Masion Montalibet is placed on the edge of the little hamlet of Lichos, on the pilgrims route of the Chemin de St Jaques de Compostelle. The village is equidistant between the ancient towns Navarrenx, Mauleon and Sauveterre de Bearn which are a 15 minute drive away and have many boulangeries, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and weekly markets. Just a little further away is the renowned thermal spa town of Salies de Bearn, where you can enjoy the restorative salt baths. A 45 minute drive will take you to Pau, the capital of the Pyrenees Atlantique region, with its beautiful chateau and plethora of shops and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £261.45

The house sleeps 9, however during low season it is possible to close off access to bedroom 5 and a bathroom. This leaves access to bedroom 1 with ensuite, bedrooms 2, 3 & 4 and a bathroom. This configuration sleeps 7. Please email for details on price.

Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am, and during mid and high season check in day in Saturday.

The house should be left in the same condition as you find it.

Cancellations more than 60 days before reservation commences will be refunded 100%. Cancellations 30-60 days before reservation commences will be refunded 50%. Cancellations less than 30 days before reservation commences will not receive a refund.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.