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18th C Farmhouse Own Pool, Mountain, River Views, Large Garden, Garaging,Terrace



Updated: 28-Jun-2016
Farmhouse in Gestas, Nr. Sauveterre-de-Bearn, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France - Situated In A Very Peaceful Hamlet, Just 55min Away From Pau And Biarritz Airport. Sea And Mountains

The house is situated in the Bearn region of France, 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 the year around, sunny and hot in the summer. Gestas is a tiny hamlet very quiet and private near the wonderful Gave des Saisons. The house seats on it's own grounds with a few trees and hedges making it private. It will take 55mn to go to Biarritz and Pau, Spain about one and a half hours. All the old features have been kept. They include the original stone fireplace, original staircase and wall made out of pebbles from the river and displayed in the fun pattern. It has garden furniture, a dining table and chairs, a BBQ and loungers. The nearest towns is Sauveterre de Bearn, medieval with a 12thc church and pretty Salies de Bearn is 10km away. We are on the edge of the Basque country with lovely walks and fantastic scenery; Biarritz and the sandy beaches are very near.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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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1 holidaymaker review


We spent 4 weeks in Gestas and loved every minute.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, comfortable house, very peaceful setting but close to rivers, mountains, sea and countless attractive towns and villages. Charming and helpful host who made our stay very enjoyable. Would return and recommend wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very special guests. Very charming, the best.
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From the Owner

I bought this property in 2004 and did a lot of work to it. I also own the property next door called Quilhaut. This is a marvellous part of France, near the mountains and the sea.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Biarritz at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Dax at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 70 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Biarritz-Hossegor at 55 Kilometres Car: recommended

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 and there is a lot to see architecturally. 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 delicious and there is some very well priced restaurants in the vicinity.


55km to Biarritz which has numerous beaches and is well known for surfing. Very good shops and restaurants in the town and a lovely food market. St jean de luz is a very pretty town, has a marvellous church where Louis XIV married the infanta of Spain. Soccoa opposite the bay has lovely fish restaurants. It will take an hour and ten minutes to the sandy beaches of Les Landes, it stretches for 300 km.


Biarritz and Pau airport 55min away

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

Toulouse two and a half hours

Bilbao two and a half hours

Car hire available in all airports


The nearest village is half a mile away. It is called River-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 and Salies, large supermarket in St Palais (20mn) and two very large ones in Orthez (25mn)

Traditional markets are available in 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Jun-2016
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From the Owner

Peace and calm, beautiful scenery.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


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


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Italian shower room, basin and loo on the ground floor doubles as laundry room. Main bathroom on the first floor with basin, loo and hand shower Cloak room en suite with bedroom 4, basin and loo.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed, dressing area Bedroom 2, a twin , chest of drawers and hanging space Bedroom 3, double, lacquer armoire, chest of drawers Bedroom 4, large double, 1800X2000 with cloak room en suite Bedroom 5, single, hanging cupboard and chest of drawers


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is very comfortable and been of a large size there is plenty of room for people to get away from each other. The fact that the main sitting room is adjacent to the kitchen and dining area makes it a very convivial place. Outside: Pretty garden with fruit trees, flowering trees and shrubs, beach hedges making it private. There is a garden table and chairs, recliners and a BBQ.A large area where one can play ball. A little rivlet runs along the garden but it is usually dry in the summer. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron. Wash basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided for the entire stay, includes beach towels. The property will be cleaned on the day of departure but guest are expected to leave it in as good a condition as they have found it. Other: Beamed second living room with antique fire place and a breakfast banquette. French doors onto the terrace. Third living room is a quiet study with desk and bookcase.

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