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Peaceful 6 bedroom country lake house with spacious grounds, tennis court & pool

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 living areas, games room, outdoor chess, tennis and pool. Tranquil location overlooking a lake. Within reach of the beach and the Pyrenees.

The house is set in a small village (Doazon), right on the edge of a fantastic lake, where its possible to fish or take a leisurely walk around. You truly understand the words 'relax and unwind' when you are sitting on the terrace looking out over the lake with the Pyrenees in the background.

Its a spacious house, spread over 3 levels. There are 6 bedrooms easily accommodating 10 to 12 people, as well as 6 bathrooms (4 being en-suites). There is a large dining area and two lounges. The games room is located close by in a separate barn with a table tennis table and electronic darts. There are many other games stored here including; badminton, swing ball, boules.

There are spacious grounds for all ages to enjoy. The multi purpose court caters for tennis, basket ball and football. The outdoor chess set, beside the pool and overlooking the lake, is also ideal for all ages.

The new kitchen is well equipped with cooker, dish washer, fridges, freezer, coffee machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and many pots / pans.

Outside there is a terrace, overlooking the pool, chess set and the lake with steps leading down to the pool. There are many sun lounges and tables located around the pool area to relax and enjoy. There is a separate covered barbecue pergola for fabulous alfresco entertaining. The tasteful lighting provides an ideal setting to enjoy the long summer evenings.

There are 2 market towns within 10 mins which have all your local requirements. Arthez De Bearn has a supermarket, Boulangerie, Patisserie, Pharmacie, sports bar and Tabac. Artix has all of these plus a couple of great restaurants too. If you are looking for a supermarche; either Orthez or Serre Castet (near Pau Airport) are the answer and both are within 20 mins.

More Details

Yvonne Jackson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Yvonne Jackson

We are an Australian couple who currently work in Singapore. We have four adult children and have bought this house as part of our long term retirement plan.

We look forward to welcoming friends and family to this wonderful part of France, so close to the Pyrenees, Pau, Biarritz and of course Spain.

The house itself is so relaxing and the view over the lake on a summer evening is superb.

We have spent a lot of time and energy repainting the house and renewing all of the landscaping. It is a pleasure to stay there.

Yvonne Jackson purchased this house in 2015

Why Yvonne Jackson chose Doazon

The Pyrenees Atlantique is an amazing part of France; it is much less commercialized than south East France and still holds much of the local traditions and character.

With the coast and mountains so close; you can experience so much and the food and wine is simply divine.

What makes this house unique

This house is ideal for families, groups of adults and people of all ages. It feels resort within a peaceful rural setting. There are plenty of options for both adults and children to entertain themselves. A great holiday for everyone!

With the famous wine regions so close and the local cheese / Aquitaine meats on the door step; eating and drinking is such a pleasure.

There are many local markets and festivals which are wonderful to experience.

The mountains are breath taking both in the summer and winter. The coast line too is magnificent with sheltered bays as well as more 'surfing' beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is amazing, the pictures really don't do it justice.... Jayne

The views over the lake are simply breath taking, what a lovely spot..... David

Its such a convenient location to incorporate the mountains, coast and country side all in one holiday.... Sam
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Doazon in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Four bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom Bedrooms 4 and 5 each have a hand basin and also share a full bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , with ensuite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be two single beds: with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , can be converted to extra large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , can be converted to extra large double bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 to 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size bed and en-suite, Bedroom 2 with a super king size bed and en-suite, Bedroom 3 with super king size bed or two single beds as required and en-suite, bedroom 4 with two single beds and bedroom 5 with two single beds, shared bathroom , bedroom 6 with super king size bed and en-suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The house is large and there is flexibility on the accomodation. Outside: The house is set in 3 acres of grounds; most of which are woodland. There is a terrace area with seating for 10 over looking the pool area and lake. The BBQ area is off to the side and has a large BBQ and further seating. The pool is 8m x 4m with sun lounges and table/chairs on its surrounding terrace. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for the house are included (1 large and 1 small per person) and changed each week. Note; towels for the pool / beach are not included. The house is also cleaned each week. Other: There is a washing machine and tumble dryer (iron and ironing board too) located within the shower room


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Peaceful 6 bedroom country lake house with spacious grounds, tennis court & pool
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

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From the off this has been a completely positive experience.

Yvonne (the owner) was quick and extremely helpful with her responses from the enquiry point to booking to sending out details about the property for arrival. Made it a hassle free process.

The house......where do I start its amazing. Everything you could need in the house. Beautifully furnished, amazing amount of space and all the facilities that you could need for a holiday away.

The pool is a brilliant size for couldn't get the kids out of it. The New tennis court is a brilliant addition. We all love tennis so it was great that it was on the doorstep...literally. And a bit of ping pong for the kids whilst we sat and chilled with a glass of wine. PERFECT

Liz and Ashley who manage the property where brilliant also. Very attentive with a few queries we had and couldn't sort them quick enough.

The location is just stunning. A pleasant 45 min walk around the lake if you feel the need. and a short drive to supermarket to restock. With Lourdes and Pau within easy reach.

The house has heaps of space so you can spend time with everyone, but equally you can have time out as the house is so spread out. Chill Out in the TV room, on one (the many) patios or just watch what's going on from the terrace.

I cannot say enough good things about this place. We had gorgeous weather, good company and a Fabulous Holiday.

We will be back.

Thanks to all

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a picturesque location

  • 4 of 5

We were a large family group the property had plenty of space so everyone could enjoy doing their own thing. The large downstairs lounge was a bonus and the tennis court

fantastic. We would definitely recommend the property to our friends. The owners were really helpful in replying to any queries we had.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Salamander Bay

Amazing French Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house as a base to meet friends and family from around the world. The house is large, extremely clean, well maintained (loved the ensuite bathrooms) and had been recently refurbished which catered perfectly for our large group. We spent a lot of our days relaxing around the magnificent pool, sampling good French wine and enjoying the great bbq facilities for both lunch and dinners.

Pau is nearest large city, which is about 25 mins by car and we spent some time visiting the shops and local restaurants. We used the house as a great base for visiting the Pyrenees, Bordeaux and also San Sebastian in Spain. Some of our group enjoyed a game of golf at Pau Golf Club. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here as there is plenty to do nearby. We will definitely be back sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you loved the house. We find it very relaxing. The tennis court is now finished, so that's another thing to enjoy when you return. Safe travels!
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Perfect French getaway

  • 5 of 5

As a large family group with four small children it was proving difficult to find a property that fulfilled all our holiday needs but we really struck gold with this house! We were a group of 4 adults and 4 children under 3 yrs and stayed here for two weeks, it was large enough to give everyone their own space and the covered outdoor BBQ area is perfect for getting together in the evening. The pool and garden are fantastic and it was a shame that we were only there for two weeks. We were so lucky with the weather and it was lovely exploring the local area (hire car is a must). I would thoroughly recommend La Chenaie, the owners are great for any queries the location is perfect for a laid back, French vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Chênaie- piece of heaven in the South of France

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful place for your holiday, "La chênaie" will perfectly suit your needs. Every year, I cherish the moment when I can relax and enjoy a glass of wine with my friends on the terrace with the lake view. The owners have done an impressive amount of work to make it very confortable. Concerning the activities, everything is within an hour of road (Biarritz and the beaches, The Pyrenees and the mountains, the famous french vineyards,etc. ). In my opinion, a week in "La Chênaie" is the best way to get some rest and share quality moment with friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Henri IV
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Arthez de Bearn
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Pau Billere
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Cap et Tot, Morlanne
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
113 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fishing; it is possible to fish in the lake (there may be certain conditions, please check) and the carp are huge. There are also many other fishing lakes in the area.


There is a man made beach in Orthez, 25 mins away by car, on another large lake where you can hire pedlo's or even go water skiing.

The coastal beaches are about an hours drive; Biarritz beach is a terrific sandy beach with shops and bars all along the top.

There are many other beaches along the coast. If you venture towards Spain, there is San Sebastian with a sheltered sandy beach and again many coffee shops and restaurants near by.

and of course it is famous for its tapis.


Airports; Pau Pyrenees Airport is the closest (20 mins drive) with regular daily flights to Paris. There are also flights to Lyon and Marseille. Lourdes is about 45 mins drive with flights from UK (incl. London Stansted) and Biarritz is about an hours drive also with flights from UK (incl. London Stansted and Gatwick)

Ferries; It is obviously possible to drive down from the ports on the French Northern coast; its 1090 Kilometres from Calais, or 830 kilometres from Caen. It is also possible to take overnight ferries to/from Bilbao (250 ks) and Santander (345 ks).


Artix / Arthez de Bearn are two local market towns about 10 mins by car.

Orthez is about 20 mins by car and is a larger town with lots of restaurants and a huge supermarket.

The city of Pau with its chateau and cathedral are also about 25 mins away and definitely worth a visit.

The religious town of Lourdes is about 45 mins by car.

Biarritz is about an hour away.

San Sebastian is about an hour and a half by car and has some amazing restaurants and a fantastic city beach.

Further Details:

The mountains offer many great activities from horse riding, white water rafting, hiking, etc and are only an hour or so's drive.

There are other great lakes not too far away, including lake Leon (about 75 mins away), where its possible to go sailing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Doazon, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Shoulder
3 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Jan 2019 - 2 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
3 Feb 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
13 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
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 £250

Booking Notes:
a 25% deposit and signed booking form will secure your booking with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to your holiday.
A damage deposit of £250 will also be required, but refunded after your holiday, following your check-out.

Changeover Day:
Check in is on Saturdays after 3pm with check out on Saturdays before 10am.

Please contact the owner for any other timing requirements.

Notes on prices:
Please note there is a 10% discount available for bookings over 2 weeks in duration.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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