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18th C Farmhouse Own Pool, Mountain, River Views. Wisteria Covered Terrace



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in Gestas, Nr. Sauveterre-de-Bearn, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France - Very Peaceful, Just 55 Min Away From Pau And Biarritz Airport. Enjoy The Mountains And The Sea

The house is situated in the Bearn region, in the foot hills of the Pyrenees. The country side is green and rolling with the mountains as a back drop. Climate is very mild all year around, sunny and hot in the summer. Gestas is a tiny hamlet very quiet and private near the wonderful Gave des saisons. Mature garden and hedges insure maximum privacy. All the old featured have been kept, they include a large stone fireplace, beautiful staircase and lovely original wooden floors. Bathrooms and kitchen have been build in the extension to the house therefore not upsetting the original character of the property. A wisteria covered pergola at the back Leeds towards the swimming pool and the garden. It has garden furniture, a dining table and chairs and a BBQ. The nearest town are Sauveterre de Bearn, medieval with a 12cent church and pretty Salies de Bearn is 10km away. We are on the edge of the Basque county, with lovely walks and fantastic scenery.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

I am an interior designer and product consultant living in London for a great many years. I own two houses that I let in this lovely hamlet in Gestas.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

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From the Owner

I bought this property because I needed a place to go on holidays, away from the crowds and in the middle of the most gorgeous country side. The sea ant the mountains, beautiful scenery what else?

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Swimming in the summer, even in the river where there are deep pools.

Fishing and skiing in the winter, white water rafting, riding and the Atlantic under an hour away. There is walking and bicycling in the mountains, golf a few minutes away. All the towns around us are pretty ancient ant there is a lot to see architectural. During the summer there is a wealth of festivals available. World surfing championship in August in Biarritz. You can also cross the border into Spain, San Sebastian is a very attractive town. On the way why not stop in St Jean de Luz for a nice lunch.

The food in the area is pretty good and there is some very well priced restaurants in the vicinity.


55km to Biarritz with beaches and surfing. It will take an hour and ten minutes to the sandy beaches of Les Landes


Biarritz an Pau airport 55min away

Bordeaux airport two hours. Bus from airport to the train station and train to Puyoo or Dax

Toulouse two and a half hours.

Bilbao two and a half hour

Car hire is available in all airports.


The nearest village is half a mile away. It is called Rive-Haute and has a groceries shop and butcher, a chemist and a doctor.

Bread and croissants can be delivered to you door step.

Medium size supermarket in Sauveterre, Large supermarket in St Palais (20min) and two very large ones in Orthez (25 min)

Traditional markets are available in all the main towns. Tuesday Orthez, Thursday Salies, Friday St Palais and Saturday Sauveterre.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4 + Electricity
8 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 5 + Electricity
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 6 + Electricity
7 Jan 2017 - 12 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 7
13 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 1
8 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 2 + Electricity
16 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
Having telephoned us or contacted via the internet and received confirmation that the dates on which you wish to rent the house are free, please sign the copy of the conditions of booking that we would have sent you and post it back with your deposit.
100% of the rental charge will be received greater than 45 days prior to arriving.

Changeover Day:
The change over day is on Saturday:
Arrivals 3PM
Departure 10AM
The house will have to be returned in the same state of cleanliness and repair as you have found it.

Notes on prices:
For rentals between October and the following June electricity will be charged on top.
Extra deposit of £ 100 for the use of the telephone.

Owner'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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Updated: 11-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The property is very cosy and has a great soul. One feels rejuvenated after a few days there.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom upstairs with bath,hand shower, loo and bidet.Electric radiator. Shower room downstairs with basin, and loo. This room also doubles as laundry room. It is very conveniently situated so one can have a shower having had a swim.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, Master large double bed 1800 X 2000 with chest of drawer and hanging cupboard. Bedroom 2, twin beds chest of drawer desk and french armoire Bedroom 3, smaller double, cod and antique french armoire Bedroom 4, single bed downstairs, armoire


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


  • Outside: Very pretty garden with fruit trees and box hedges. The garden is totally private and towers above the river.There is a garden dining table and chairs, a BBQ, garden recliners. A large area where one can play ball. Utility Room: Washing machine, deep freeze, ironing board and iron. Electric radiator Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided for the entire stay. The property will be cleaned on the day of the departure but guest are expected to leave it in as good a condition as they have found it. Other: The second sitting room downstairs has a single bed and French armchairs it has been decorated in an amusing fashion and has been photographed in magazines.

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