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



Updated: 13-Nov-2016
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.

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  • 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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

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

2 holidaymaker reviews


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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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


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).


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


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.


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
for 60 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 13-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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