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Situated in the picturesque rolling hills of the Chalosse, this beautiful large villa comprises Maison Pyron (built in 1871) and Le Grenier have been lovingly restored to offer spacious and comfortable family accommodation, perfect for extended family holidays or families taking their holidays together. This is an ideal base for relaxing family holidays and getting away from the stresses of everyday life in a tranquil part of undiscovered rural France; for exploring family beaches and surfing on the Atlantic coast (Biarritz, Capbreton); visiting local market towns, wine tours and tasting; walking in the Pyrenees; swimming in lakes in nearby Mugron, St Pierre-du-Mont and Orthez and visiting Spain (San Sebastian and its food / tapas culture).
Maison Pyron (250m²) has four spacious bedrooms sleeping 8 and its annexe Le Grenier, the property's grain store has two bedrooms sleeping 4 (75m²). Both are renting together and are well equipped with large double bedrooms. With a total of six bedrooms, three bathrooms, one cloakroom with WC and hand basin and a separate toilet, the set-up is ideal for three generation family holidays. Le Grenier would work well for couples seeking some independence or occasional private time with their own entrance, garden and garden furniture to the side of the property.
The property is set in 5 acres of land with gardens, terrace, private woodland, and poolside views on the local countryside. There are a variety of trees, including cherry, peach, walnut, fig and weeping willows, providing shaded spaces with a good time for privacy or spending time together. Great for stargazing and spotting shooting stars as well as enjoying 'Indian Summers' in autumn, usually a great time to visit the region. The gardens provide a wonderful space to relax and unwind. For nature lovers, you will see buzzards, kites, roe deer, frogs, woodpeckers and butterflies and in the height of summer, crickets, grasshoppers and cicadas.
Maison Pyron is attractively furnished with a diverse range of beautiful French and European antiques and objects. With stone and tile floors downstairs and Provence blue shutters, the house remains wonderfully cool during the summer months. The spacious main lounge and dining room (seating 12) is furnished with two unusual sofas and armchairs. The second sitting room also has a large fireplace with a new soapstone wood-burning stove for chillier evenings with two more comfy sofas. There is a flat-screen television with French and French satellite TV and a DVD player. This room leads onto the well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, oven and 5 ring gas hob with kitchen table. Double doors open onto the large terrace with a canopied dining area (comfortable seating 12 and perfect for al fresco eating) with BBQ and plancha.
Upstairs you'll find four bright and airy bedrooms off the first floor hallway, comprising one UK king with private en-suite shower room with toilet and hand basin; one bedroom with a double bed; a third bedroom with a double bed and a single bed and a twin bedroom with two single beds. There is a cloakroom with toilet and hand basin and hand basin is on the ground floor with a separate toilet next door.
Le Grenier offers bright contemporary accommodation, and the Pyron Pyron. Downstairs you enter a long well-equipped galley kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer box, oven, hob, microwave, dining table & chairs and storage heater. The renovated staircase leads you upstairs to the main area with refurbished architectural wooden beams. There is a sitting area with a comfortable sofa, two armchairs, two leather and chrome chairs and a flat-screen TV with both TV and French TV (TNT). In the main area there is a reversible air conditioning / heating unit and a storage heater.
Off the main area are three separate rooms: Bedroom 1 with a UK king size bed (152 cm x 198 cm); Bedroom 2 with two single beds (90 cm x 190 cm) and a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
We can accept a baby at no extra charge. We can accept one or two extra people in the main house for a small fee (15 € per person per night). For babies and younger children we can add a travel cot, stair gate, baby bath, toddler step tools, potties, changing mat, milk warmer (as well as micro waves in both properties), high chair and bibs.
There are lots of board games in the main sitting room, flat-screen TVs, DVD stereos / CD player, XBox and books. You can watch French and UK TV and we have good wi-fi. We have pool noodles in the pool, a table tennis table, badminton, football, boules, darts and games.
We provide you with a welcome pack containing local wine, eggs from our free-range chickens, orange juice, bread, butter, croissants, home-made jams, teas and coffees. We leave a starter kit too or olive oil, herbs, spices, dishwasher tablets, clothes wash, aluminum foil, etc ... Supermarkets are now open here on Sunday mornings, but if you would like it first day.
The house benefits from a new private in-ground 10 mx 5 m eco-friendly salt water pool reducing the use of harsh chemicals. It has now been fitted with solar heating panels, so have pool temperatures for guests during the summer and early autumn months. Water temperatures reach between 20-28 ° (depending on outside air temperature and time of year). The pool is open from May to late September, has a solar shower and is equipped with a safety and alarm system. Next to the pool is a large shaded barn with table tennis table, darts and pool noodles for hours or fun in the pool.
We provide you with remote fobs for the main electric gates and there is private parking for several cars on the large driveway in front of the house.
As on-site owners (staying in the 'Four' at Pyron, the old Bakery, we are carefully maintain the pool and grounds during your stay. Guests have priority use of the pool. We may occasionally use it when we are not using the area at the end of the day. We are happy to suggest visits, restaurants and day-trips. We can help you with bookings and arrange bookings, let you know about local events taking place or liaise with any return stopover hotels, etc ...
Locally there are plenty of sports facilities: a local Olympic size pool, golf courses, tennis, canoeing, cycling, many lakes with great walks and canyoning in the Pyrenees. Many towns and villages have their own summer fêtes during July and August. There is much to see locally (museums, chateaux, thermal spas, local farmers markets with fresh organic food and vegetables, Basque Country, Pau, wine-tasting and Armagnac tasting).
Pyron is close to four international airports (Pau, Biarritz, Lourdes and Bordeaux). Your own car is recommended, as the property is rural but not remote.
All bed linen and bath, hand and kitchen towels are included. Pool towels can be requested - please ask if needed.
Free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Written guides supplied to the local area and using the house; also latest details of summer and night markets, fêtes and local events.
Changeover is usually Saturday. We can be more flexible out of season depending on availability.
Damage deposit of 600 € (refundable).
A general end-of-stay clean is included. Please leave the property in the tidy state you found it in. Any extra major or deep cleaning would incur an additional fee to cover costs.Get the full listing »