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

People10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Yvonne Jackson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2017

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 Bearn - Orthez area

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Doazon in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • 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:
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

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Salamander Bay
5

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: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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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Coleraine
5

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: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 9
4 Sep 2016 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Rate 7
15 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Rate 8
30 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Christmas / New Year Price
16 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 

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.
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