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18th Century Riverside Cottage With Above Ground Pool In A Rural Countryside Set

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Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Riverside Cottage in Sauveterre de Béarn, Pyrenees Atlantiques - Unique Spot, Ideal For Cycling, Hiking, Angling, White Water Activities. View On Pyrenees

Cottage "La Fontaine" is a spacious, bright and comfortable 18th century property with lots of original features. The cottage features 2 modern bathrooms with bathtub, hanging toilet and bidet and a walk-in shower downstairs, a practical fully equipped oak cottage kitchen with bar. "La Fontaine" combines the best of modern comfort with authentic French living. The cottage is equipped with a large flatscreen TV offering Satellite TV (Astra 19.2), a stereo player, DVD player and offers on top of that a free Wifi broadband internet connection and also land line telephone connections (even international). This spacious cottage is dominated by thick whitewashed stone walls, wooden floors, old oak beams and features eye catching authentic woodwork. The cottage offers you another unique feature; it's a mere 150m walk to the beautiful pebbled riverside beaches of Gave d'Oloron.

You can follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Fontaine/952158321481288

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Fabienne
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The surrounding area is beautiful and the "natives" are friendly. We never expected our experience to be this good and we are sad to be leaving but happy to be taking with us the memories we have - will definitely be returning.



We have had a great time at "La Fontaine". The cottage has been everything we hoped for and the owners have been great hosts. We have spent time at the coast, in the mountains and the local towns, all very special places. We return to the UK refreshed, happy and a little sad to be leaving. Maybe one day we shall return!



We stayed in this beautiful cottage & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was a perfect base to explore the surrounding area.



We have had a wonderful time at "La Fontaine" with the most amazing spell of early May weather. We have walked till our legs sreamed for mercy and enjoyed the abundance of wild flowers and birds. Thank you for a warm welcome.
Jan 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The surrounding area is beautiful and the "natives" are friendly. We never expected our experience to be this good and we are sad to be leaving but happy to be taking with us the memories we have - will definitely be returning.



We have had a great time at "La Fontaine". The cottage has been everything we hoped for and the owners have been great hosts. We have spent time at the coast, in the mountains and the local towns, all very special places. We return to the UK refreshed, happy and a little sad to be leaving. Maybe one day we shall return!



We stayed in this beautiful cottage & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was a perfect base to explore the surrounding area.



We have had a wonderful time at "La Fontaine" with the most amazing spell of early May weather. We have walked till our legs sreamed for mercy and enjoyed the abundance of wild flowers and birds. Thank you for a warm welcome.
Jan 2011
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2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Quiet location, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A nice, clean gite; we all enjoyed our stay. Fabienne was very welcoming. The nearby river was great fun too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very nice family! When we met at the gite, I saw happy faces and that is why we are in the rental business. They showed a lot of respect towards our gite. This is a family you would like to have as guests! Thanks a lot for staying at gite La Fontaine!
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Pyrenees Atlantique - Expedition

  • 4 of 5

Great base for a two week stay and exploration of the Pyrenees Atlantique.

You could not wish for more pleasant owners to deal with, so helpful and accommodating.

A lovely spacious property in a secluded dead end lane, a couple of neighbours who respect your privacy but are perfectly pleasant. Peacefully chilled is how we would describe La Fontaine.

Coast and mountains in relatively easy reach, as are all the regional towns, rivers and tourist attractions nearer to base. Car is a must and travel to the further afield destinations a prerequisite.

We had a lovely holiday

Thanks Coats Family, Warwickshire, England

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for leaving a positive comment. You were great guests.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : at 200 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 55 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

150m from quiet unspoilt pebbled river beaches of Gave d'Oloron. 1 hour from sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean (Biarritz, St. Jean de Luz, Hossegor, Capbreton).

Travel:

Biarritz airport 55 km, Pau airport 40 km. Use of car is recommended.

Distances:

Sauveterre de Béarn 4 km. Salies de Béarn 10 km. St Palais 10 km. Oloron Ste Marie 25 km.

Further Details:

All amenities like shops, banks and supermarkets can be found in Sauveterre de Béarn at 5 min.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
16 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
60 night minimum stay
£1,104
for 60 nights
£585
 
 
spring
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£541
for 7 nights
£541
 
 
05/06/17
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
06/06/17
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£758
for 7 nights
£758
 
 
07/07/17
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£931
for 7 nights
£931
 
 
07/08/17
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,364
for 7 nights
£1,364
 
 
08/09/17
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,104
for 7 nights
£1,104
 
 
sept
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£758
for 7 nights
£758
 
 
09/12/17
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
12/01/18
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,538
for 7 nights
£1,538
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22
Refundable Damage Deposit £173
Final cleaning £65

House linen package is an OPTION ! Fee: EUR 10,00/pp.:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs large bathroom, fully tiled with walk-in shower, hanging bidet and hanging toilet, bathtub, vanity top with large granite washbasin and design mirror. Upstairs separate bathroom with hanging toilet, shower and counter washbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms+ quality daybed/sofabed 2 pp) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs master bedroom (18sq.m) with double bed, wooden nightstands, upstairs 2 bedrooms with twin beds each 12sq.m. Daybed/sofabed (2 persons) in living room.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Ideal family rural countryside retreat on the banks of one of the most beautiful rivers in France, natural surroundings, no traffic. 5 km from medieval town of Sauveterre de Béarn. 1 hour to Biarritz/Atlantic Ocean, 1 hour alpine skiing in Pyrenees. Outside: Terrace with BBQ, fenced garden with outdoor furniture and sun loungers. Above ground swimming pool 5,50m diameter. Private garden with lawn and borders. Above ground pool available as of June 1 until end September. Utility Room: Features: Boiler, large worktop, washing machine, storage room, ironing board+ iron, dishwasher. Towels and linen are optional.€ 8/pp Other: The spacious tiled entrance hall features a vintage "Godin" woodburner, a wooden staircase, thick Persian rug and a solid wooden buffet.

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