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Airy Modernised Family Bungalow, Garden, 5 minute walk Into Salies De Bearn



Updated: 28-Apr-2016
Bungalow in Salies de Bearn, Pau, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine / Dordgone, France - Quiet Residential Area, 5 Minutes Walk To Salies; Spa, Shops, Swimming Pools, Golf, Cafes, Market

This is a modernised bungalow just a short walk into the centre of this vibrant spa town. It has been updated and extended around the south facing patio overlooking a large garden. It is light and airy, with double doors onto the patio from the kitchen, lounge and bedroom 3. There is a large child-friendly garden, laid mostly to lawn, which is partially shaded with trees. There is plenty of parking space available. It is set in a residential area, opposite a park where there is an outdoor swimming pool which has a separate children's pool, tennis courts, a pelote court and a children's playground. Staying here, you feel as though you are a part of French life. Salies de Bearn is a delightful spa town with a long and interesting history, fascinating medieval architecture and many narrow alleyways leading to the centre of town. According to legend, the town was founded when a wild boar was felled by hunters. At the bog where the boar died, the hunters found a natural salt spring. The town was built on the production and health-giving properties of this unique salt. This led it to become a 'Thermal' or Spa town and people come here for its health cures. There is the Salt museum in town, salt production works, the thermal spa and saline swimming pool all of which you can visit. Salies de Bearn is a market town where you will find everything within walking distance: shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, a cinema, a town museum documenting its origins based on the discovery of and production of the unique properties of the local salt, wine tasting from a local wine grower, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a health spa, a casino, a Thursday market, an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and a pelote court. The town boasts many excellent cafes and restaurants. There are many local designated walks around the area and there is a 45 minute country walk directly to a great restaurant. The property is equidistant between the Pyrenees mountains and the coast of Biarritz and Côte des Basques. The nearest ski resort at La Pierre St Martin is just over 1 hour away and it's 45 minutes to the classical seaside resort of Biarritz which has excellent shops, daily markets and beaches. Explore the long, wild Côte des Basques with its famous surfing beaches. There are lots of places where you can enjoy the coast; Ondres Plage, Capbreton or Hossegor are all only 45 minutes away. You can watch, join in or take a course to be part of the surf culture. St Jean de Luz is a beautiful town with a beach and harbour and further down the coast is the resort and harbour of Hendaye. You could have a day trip to Spain via the coast to visit the beaches, town of San Sebastian. The tapas bars in the old port area take you to the heart of Spanish culture, or you could go to Bilbao (2 hours) to wander around the Guggenheim Museum there. The Basque region is famous for its bastide towns; Navarrenx and La Bastide Clairence are close by and have also been designated as one of 'Les Plus Beau Village de France'. Pay a visit to Bayonne with its gothic cathedral that has been designated a World Heritage site, stroll along the banks of the river which are lined with cafes, visit a chocolate factory or a Bayonne Ham manufacturer or go to a demonstration of the Basque game of Pelote of which there are several variations. The region is also famous for its food (foie gras, mountain cheeses, Bayonne Ham, chocolate manufacture, colourful macaroons, pimento and the Gabure that will be on the menu in restaurants) and outdoor life (fishing, cycling, kayaking, surfing, skiing, mountain climbing, walking, high mountain walks like the GR10 and the pilgrim trails of the Compestela de Santiago routes).

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

I live in the south of England and had many holidays in this area before buying my house. I love this region for its scenery and its proximately to both the coast and the mountains. I am delighted to be able to share my holiday home with you.

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pau, Biarritz, Bordeaux or Toulouse at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Many within 1 kilometre at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Bilbao, Santander at 200 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Hotel du Golf at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Puyoo at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Junction 7, A64 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many within 1 kilometre at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : La Pierre St Martin at 65 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Biarritz and Cap Breton at 65 Kilometres Car: recommended


Biarritz, with its classic Regency elegance, is 50 minutes. You can also discover the wild Côte des Basques which has numerous places where you can join it; try Ondres Plage (45 mins). You can also travel further up the coast to the famous international surfing location of Hossegor (45 mins). St Jean de Luz is a quaint port with lovely beaches. You could enjoy the port and beaches of Hendaye and then take a short ferry across the estuary to Spain and explore the different cultures.


Salies de Bearn has many accessible international airports. Biarritz, Pau and Lourdes are all 45 min-1hr away. Toulouse and Bordeaux are 2 hours. The TGV stops at Orthez. The nearest train station for local trains is Puyoo. There are local buses that connect most towns and particularly Puyoo and Orthez for the onward connection to the train network.

Salies is 8Km to the motorway network.

The ferry port of Bilbao is 2 hours


Biarritz 50 mins

Bayonne 45 mins

Pau 45 mins

Lourdes 1 hour

Hossegor 45 mins

Sare 1 hour

La Bastide Clairence 30 mins

Navarrenx 30 mins

Dax 40 mins

St Jean Pied de Port 45 mins

Espelette, 1 hour

San Sebastian 1.2

Further Details:

The property is an excellent location from which to explore the town and the surrounding Basque region.

Biarritz has beautiful beaches, architecture, shopping and daily markets. Whilst you are there don't forget to enjoy the macaroons for which it is famous.

Bayonne has a cathedral which has been designated a World Heritage site and beautiful gothic architecture along the banks of the river.

Sare has beautiful architecture and is near Le train de la Rhune which takes you up the Rhune mountain from where you can birdwatch or start a walk.

La Bastide Clairence has been designated one of Les Plus Beaux Village de France. It is a fortified town with a lively art and craft culture. Navarrenx has also gained that award. It is a bastide town and an important stop on the pilgrim trail across Europe to Santiago de Compostela. St Jean Pied de Port is the trail's main crossing point through the Pyrenees to Spain.

You could have a day in Spain and visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the old port, tapas bars and beaches of San Sebastian.

You could watch the Tour de France as it will be passing close by on its mountain stages (13-15th July)

Closer to Salies, the region is world famous for its fishing in Les Gaves (the local word for rivers), particularly salmon fishing, which you could do at Sauveterre de Bearn or Navarrenx. There is white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking nearby and canyoning higher into the Pyrenees at Laruns.

The local independent wine producer in Salies, Pascal Lapeyre, offers wine tasting. There is a famous Casino in Salies. You can go there for a nice meal or just a drink to admire the architecture; you don't have to gamble!

Alternatively, wander through the alleyways of Salies, stop at a cafe and enjoy the atmosphere.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
10 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £450

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 1 week's rental is required to cover breakages etc

Changeover Day:
Change over days are negotiable out of season

Notes on prices:
Optional 60 euros exit cleaning charge

Full payment to be received at least 3 weeks before rental period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Apr-2016
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Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Games ...
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • town
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet room 3 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 has a shower and toilet Bathroom 2 has a shower There is an additional toilet room off bedroom 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds side by side Bedroom 3 has a single bed, an en suite toilet and double doors onto the patio. There is a sofa bed in the lounge for 2 persons


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: There is a large, flat garden laid mostly to lawn which is partially shaded by some large trees. The patio is south facing towards the garden and has patio furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. An optional exit clean is 60 euros.

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