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Holiday Rentals Gite Salies De Bearn

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Updated: 12-Sep-2016
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

House in Salies De Bearn, Pau, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France - Quiet Location Within The Historic Town Centre And close To All Amenities

Holiday Home in a beautiful town : Comfortable house in a lovely medieval street. Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 baby. The house is on three levels. 1. Large dining room with table to seat up to 6 people, kitchen, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, cooker. Bathroom with overhead shower bath and toilet. 2. Large bright lounge with 2 sofas one of which is a comfortable double sofa bed, TV, DVD, hifi, Cd's, books, DVDs games. Double bedroom with a balcony overlooking the picturesque street. Single bedroom. Toilet. There is a cot and highchair. The town has many shops and restaurants within walking distance of the house, one which, Les Voisins, a Michelin starred, is on the same street as the house. Close by you will find many activities. Golf, tennis, squash, outdoor swimming pool, fishing, hiking, rafting, kayaking. The region is world famous for its trout and salmon fishing. There is a lovely thermal spa offering a range of beauty and health treatments. The beautiful beaches of Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz etc can be found within a 40 minute drive as can the historic towns of Bayonne and Pau. Lourdes is 1.5 hours. Northern Spain, including the amazing San Sebastian, is 1.5 hours. The ski resorts of Gourette and Pierre St Martin can be found within 1.25 hour. Heating is included. Towels and sheets can be supplied by arrangement.

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About the Owner

Mrs Bernadette Packer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2016

About Mrs Bernadette Packer


Mrs Bernadette Packer purchased this house in 2014

Why Mrs Bernadette Packer chose Bearn - Orthez area


2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

North Yorkshire

Bearn charm

  • 5 of 5

We found this a most comfortable house, and really conveniently located very close to some lovely cafes, shops and restaurants. We could have driven to restaurants outside of the town, but it was nice just to leave the car parked, and explore the town. There are plenty of places to eat. We had breakfast on our balcony in the sun every morning, and gazed out on to a charming medieval street. The house is in a quiet location, but only minutes to the centre of the town. There is plenty to see and do. A short walk in one direction took us to the spa and pool, in the other direction a wooded hillside with superb views over the town. The countryside beyond is wonderful, whether heading into the mountains or the outstanding coastline at Biarritz, just an hour away. The house has plenty of space, and is well set up for catering at home, if you prefer staying in. There is a big lounge to relax in if the weather is not ideal, but even on a rainy evening the cafes and restaurants are easy to reach. The house is well equipped, and would easily cater to the average family. We would recommend anyone staying that they take the opportunity to explore the mountains - there are some wonderful drives, outstanding walks, and some awesome scenery. Check out the eagles as you drive over the high passes. As for the coast, the swimming at Biarritz is excellent. This town has a real sense of 'riviera' about it, but not as crowded. There are huge beaches and the town is easy to get to, to park in, and find somewhere decent to get a cup of tea in. Sit on the terrace outside the Casino and watch the sun go down over the surf. Who needs Cannes?

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great base for a stunning region

  • 4 of 5

This property provides all you will need for a great place to stay and enjoy everything that this lovely part of France has to offer. The house has everything that a couple might need for a two week stay (including a further small bedroom and a sofa bed for any visiting friends!) The sitting room is bright and airy and the bedroom comfortable. The house was clean and very welcoming and there was lots of helpful documentation provided in order to make the most of our stay.

The main asset of this property is its location in the heart of this lovely historic town. It is possible to gaze over the medieval rooftops from the balcony and wonder how on earth anyone manages to make modern services function at all in such an area!

The town square is within 50 metres of the house and parking available close by (or on the street if your car is small). The town has several lovely restaurants and we particularly enjoyed La Grignotine.

Nearby there are beautiful historic towns to explore plus fishing and other outdoor pursuits. So much to do that we didn't even make it to the coast-good enough reason to have to return!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Biarritz; Pau/Lourdes; Bordeaux at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Salies de Bearn Nearest Ferry : Santander at 250 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Salies de Bearn at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Orthez; Puyoo at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A64 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Salies de Bearn Nearest Ski : St Martin; Cauterets at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Biarritz; Cap Breton at 60 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Salies is famous for its spa with a relaxing thermal pool and range of health/beauty treatments. Close by you will find many activities. Salies has its own golf course, open to the public. There is a tennis club where courts can be hired; a squash court is 5 minutes away; an outdoor swimming pool; world famous trout and salmon fishing; hiking;,rafting; kayaking. Cycles can be hired in Navarrenx.


The beautiful beaches of Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz and the plages Basques can be found within a 40 minute drive as can the historic towns of Bayonne and Pau. Lourdes is 1.5 hours. Northern Spain including the amazing San Sebastian is 1.5 hours. The area has many famous walks nearby, including a section of the St Jacques de Compostelle route over the Pyrenees to Pamplona.


There is easy access to a range of airports ... Biarritz, Pau, Tarbes, Bordeaux and Toulouse. The TGV high speed train stops at Orthez (15kms). The train to Bayonne and all directions from there can be caught at Puyoo (7 kms). There is easy motorway access in all directions (7kms).


Biarritz 50 km

Cambo les Bains 35 km

Dax 40 km

Guethary 50 km

Hendaye 70 km

Lestelle Betharram 70 km

Navarrenx 25 km

Oloron Sainte Marie 35 km

Orthez 16 km

Saint Jean de Luz 60 km

Saint Jean Pied de Port 40 km

Sauveterre de Béarn 10 km

Further Details:

Lying in the heart of Salies, all the local shops restaurants and services are a short walk away. There is also a weekly market. Salies has a large supermarket and several smaller ones.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
To book the house, please contact Bernadette Packer (English but speaks French) on 0033786418030 (mobile); 0033984469826 (landline); e-mail bernadette.p2@gmail.com
Bernadette and Ian live near to the house and are on hand for any queries/problems. To reserve the house a 25% deposit is payable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is normally Saturday but other days are possible by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Rates for shorter stays and/or longer stays can be agreed with Bernadette Packer.

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Updated: 12-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom with overhead shower bath and toilet. A second toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with a balcony overlooking the picturesque street. Single bedroom. Comfortable/modern double sofa bed. Cot for baby/small child.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is a cot and highchair. Outside: Outside covered balcony runs along the front of the building on the top floor Utility Room: Store cupboard with iron, vacuum and cleaning materials. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, sheets and linen provided An excellent launderette is located in the street behind the house. An exit clean can be arranged on request before arrival. Other: Parking is free, either on the street or in one of the many municipal sites around the medieval centre.

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