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3 Bedroom Gite With Heated Pool, Stunning Views Of French Countryside



Updated: 26-May-2016
Barn in St Loubouer, Landes, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful, Rural Location Set In 5 Acres

The gite is attached to the owner's property but has a separate entrance from the main house. The property has a 75sq mtr. spacious open-plan living area downstairs, encompassing a modern fitted kitchen, a dining area and a lounge.

Outside there is a large terrace and 50m2 decked area. The pool is 5.5mts x 12mts and has max depth of 2mts

For 2017 we are in the process of creating another garden area with seating around a firepit and BBQ/Pizza oven hut.

The property is a ideal for families

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi we are The Pattisons, Brits living in South-West France since mid 2009. We moved to the area from the UK to get out of the rat race in July 2009. We have 2 children schooled in France, a menagerie of pets, including dogs, cats, vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, chickens and ducks.

We love the tranquillity and peacefulness of the area and this is the perfect destination if you want the get away from it all factor. We are not so remote that we are cut off by any means, there are fabulous restaurants anywhere from a 5 minute to a 30 minute drive away, and several market towns offering a variety of shopping.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had a fantastic hoilday. The Barn is superb, spacious and furnished to a high spec with all we could need.

The pool gardens, bar and animals all added to our great enjoyment.

We swan, played tennis and golf, saw bullfights, went horse riding, visited Lourdes, Biarritz & St Sebastien.

Most of all we have to thank Ian, Mel, Charlotte & Jack for making us feel so very welcome. The children became such good friends and it felt more like we were at home rather than just guests. Nothing was too much trouble or Mel & Ian and they made a big contribution to our enjoyment.
Jul 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


More than just a property to rent!

  • 5 of 5

Quite simply, Ian and Mel provide so much more than just a place to stay and relax. Their lovely setting, in a peaceful and rural part of the South West of France (within an easy drive from Bordeaux airport), feels like you are a million miles from the hustle and bustle of normal everyday life, yet provides enough entertainment and attractions, to keep even the most hyperactive child amused!

The converted barn has been tastefully renovated, with a high standard open plan kitchen. I particularly liked the ice making machine - a necessity for the scorching summer days. There is also use of a large larder freezer in an outbuilding, if, like us, you have bought in a load of pizzas and ice cream that you need frozen.

Bedrooms are of adequate space and there is a nice shower room/toilet on the 1st floor.

The large open plan living area has comfortable seating for a large number of guests, together with UK TV for those missing their creature comforts.

What adds to the features of this property however, is the open and generous nature of the hosts, Ian, Mel, and their two children, who go out of their way to make you feel right at home. They provide access to their own outdoor bar/dining area, together with use of the BBQ facilities (a bonus for late evening summer feasts or an ice cold beer!).

This property is highly recommended for families who will be kept constantly amused. Ian and Mel have numerous farmyard animals and pets, which our kids just absolutely adored. A basketball hoop, huge trampoline, a fantastic, clean and warm pool, pool table - are just some of the things to keep everyone amused, kids and parents alike.

I was unsure of renting accommodation with the owners right on site, but Ian and Mel, Jack and Charlotte, very quickly made us feel right at home and added to our enjoyment and relaxation by becoming friends, not just property owners. Always there to provide advice of the local area and share a beer or glass of wine with!

So, I can't recommend this property enough. Book now to avoid disappointment, but just not at the same time we plan on returning next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place

  • 5 of 5

Just a great place. The gite is tastefully decorated and the pool and bar area are fantastic. There's some excellent restaurants in the local area and San Sebastian is only a couple of hours away too. Mel and Ian are great hosts. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Saint loubouer retreat weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property fully equipped and all the mod cons.owners were friendly and very accommodating couldn't help enough with advice or a glass of wine!

Will be definitely returning!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Our passions are the sea and skiing, we moved and located our home and our family within an area where we can enjoy both. We are approximately a 1 hour drive from the foothills of the Pyrenees, so skiing is a possibility from the property during winter months, or indeed hiking and mountain walking, white water rafting etc. We are less than an hour and a half away from the coastline and regularly spend weekends at Cap Breton, Hossegor, Biarritz, Vieux Bocau and for special weekends, pop over the border and enjoy the sights, sounds and tapas of St Sebastien.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lourdes/Tarbes at 62 Miles Nearest Barpub : Eugenie les Bains at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Bilbao at 196 Miles Nearest Golf : Bahus-Soubiran at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Mont de Marsan at 24 Miles Nearest Motorway : A65 at 11 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Eugenie les Bains at 4 Miles Nearest Ski : Gourette at 85 Miles Nearest Beach : Vieux Boucau at 60 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Guests have the possibility of aromatherapy massage treatments and facials, guided cycle rides.


The fabulous coastline of Biarritz, Cap Breton, Hossegor, Vieux Bocau are an hour and 30 minutes drive from the property.


Lourdes (Ryan Air from Stanstead), approx 1h05m,

Biarritz (Easyjet, Ryanair and from May 2016 British Airways), approx 1h45m

Bordeaux (British Airways, Ryan Air and Easyjet) approx 2hrs.


Eugenie-les-Bains, 5 mins

Aire Sur L'Adour, 15 mins

Mont de Marsan, 25 mins

St Sever, 25 mins

Hagetmau, 30 mins

Further Details:

The village has an epicerie which stock a range of local produce, fresh breads etc. Eugenie-les-Bain houses 2 fabulous Michel Guerard restaurants Pres D'Eugenie and Ferme aux Grives. Eugenie also has a private and a public thermal spa's. Grenade-sur-Adour and Aire-sur-Adour are both approx 15-20mins by car and have supermarkets, restaurants, banks at both towns.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 1 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2 2017
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner if you are interested in booking this rental property. Bookings will require a 25% deposit. Full payment required 6 weeks prior to arrival date.

Bookings can be made by telephone or email. 25% to be paid at time of booking (non-refundable). 75% to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival date, plus a security of £500, for any damage to the property or swimming pool. This deposit will be returned within 7 days after your departure following an inventory check.

Changeover Day:
Guests are requested to vacate the property by 11.00 a.m. on date of departure.
Check in is from 4.00pm onwards

Notes on prices:
At extra cost, owner can provide catering service for guests excluding weekends.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A modern tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, wash basin, wc, heated towel rail, mirror, electric and shaving point.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, Bedroom 2 with king-size bed, Bedroom 3 with bunkbeds and 1 single bed. There is an option of an additional single bed in Bedroom 1 for families, and a sofa-bed in the lounge area of the property.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: The property has a large terraced area, with a 12m x 5m heated pool. There is a large covered area where the outside bar and seating/dining area is located and shared with the owner's family. There is another dining table under a large pergola off the back of the barn which offers plenty of shade. We've recently added a large south west facing 50m2 decked area, gas bbq. Guests are welcome to use the large trampoline in the grounds and children's play area which includes swing bridge, tightrope, tree house and zip wire (all at own risk). Utility Room: No utility room, however potential to use owner's own facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and all bedlinen is provided, including tea-towels and dishcloths. Beach towles are not provided. There are smoke alarms, carbon monoxide sensor, fire extinguisher, fire blanket & first aid kit. Other: Dining area has large french oak dining table with 8 chairs.

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