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



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
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
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

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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Henri IV

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pau at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Arthez de Bearn at 6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Pau Billere at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Orthez at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A64 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cap et Tot, Morlanne at 10 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Cauterets at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Biarritz at 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 and 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
for 7 nights
Rate 7
15 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
30 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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


  • 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.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis


  • Self-catering


  • 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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