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Au Balenti

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5.0 of 5 stars
5 reviews
Welcome to Au Balenti
Pool house with Garden Kitchen, fully fitted with Plancha Grill, 2 fridges & all dining accesories
A morning dip!
Farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room
Double bedroom No. 1
Pot Black!
Bedroom No. 3 with one double and one 3/4.
The old Chicken house
The Bar
Breakfast on the terrace?
Upstairs snug and Kids games/TV room.
Double bedroom No.1
Kids bedroom with two singles.
Pool room and Bar
Natural fish pond
Bedroom No.4 Two doubles, with direct access to kids bedroom
Front gates
Downstairs living room
View of kitchen/breakfast room leading to 'Prep' Kitchen
View of the Pool and Pool house
View of gardens and Badminton area from the pond
Front of the Farmhouse and Gite
Surrounding fields in winter
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Au Balenti is an extremely spacious country Farmhouse with private grounds and pool. Perfect for large families and friends to holiday together or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Set within several acres of gardens surrounded by the owners fields, yet situated within a peaceful rural village setting.

Antique furniture, inglenook fireplaces and floor to ceiling wine barrels (unfortunately empty) are just part of what makes Au Balenti that little bit special.

The property and area caters for all ages and lends itself perfectly for a relaxing holiday, especially now with the brand new village Grocery, Restaurant & Bar selling fresh daily bread, organic food, fine wine and products from local producers - there is no need to go anywhere else....

Also available, a charming rustic one bedroon Gite, tastefully restored with every a...
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About the owner, Sally K
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 60 %
Response Time: Within two days
Calendar Updated: 41 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2007
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL205771 by: Holiday Lettings
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Rhoda R
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a wonderful week here with extended family (children 6 and 8 and 2 grandparents). There was plenty of space indoors and out and we initially were going to have been joined by 2 other grandparents and there would have been plenty of space still. The children loved the pool, the lawns to run around or play badminton and... more

Lynne F
Oxted, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 for a stay in July 2014
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A lovely house and grounds making it an ideal holiday location. Peaceful with wonderful views and all in our party thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The house is comfortable and the owner has obviously gone to great lengths to ensure that every possible need has been thought of. We found the house clean, well presented and exactly as described in the advert.... more

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Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back soon. more

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Kathryn M
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 for a stay in September 2014
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The setting is superb and the surrounding area beautiful that has much to recommend.   The facilities and house were very well equipped, we found it clean and the beds comfortable. Really appreciated the Pool table and Ping pong inside the house to occupy our party on the few days that we had rain. We have generally relaxed and the setting... more

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
The ground floor comprises, the original Farmhouse Kitchen which now lends itself as the dining/breakfast room with the well equipped 'Prep Kitchen' leading directly off. Here, you will find everything that you need - a large gas range cooker, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, raclette and fondue set. Across the hallway is one of the two sitting rooms with comfortable rattan sofas, coffee table, fireplace and TV. Further down the hall on the right, is the games room with table tennis and darts. On the left is the Billiard room with facilities for both snooker and billiards. The Gothic style room has a huge inglenook fireplace with large wrought iron wall candle sconces. The far end of the Billiard room opens up into the Bar (unstocked) where guests c... more
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Sep 26, 2015 -
Oct 30, 2015
Mid season
7 nights
Jun 4, 2016 -
Jul 1, 2016
High season
7 nights
Jul 2, 2016 -
Sep 2, 2016
Peak season
7 nights
Jul 2, 2016 -
Sep 2, 2016
Peak season
7 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rental price includes:

Bathroom towels (pools towels not included) bed linen and electricity.

We expect that guests leave the property clean and tidy with duties performed as per our terms and conditions. An optional exit clean is available at €120, payable locally.

Refundable security deposit: £400 by cheque which will be returned within two weeks after departure and satisfactory inspection.

Payments accepted by bank transfer or cheque.

Arrival time after 4pm and departure by 10am, Saturday to Saturday.
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Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pau: 31.1 mi
Railway: Tarbes: 18.6 mi
Ferry: Santander, Bilbao: 111.8 mi
Au Balenti is approximately a day's drive from the Channel Ports ,1 hr 45 mins from Toulouse Airport and 45 mins from Pau Airport.

From the French ports it is virtually autoroute for the majority of your journey and should take less than a day to drive. See www.viamichelin.com for route map and estimated journey time.

Flying: Toulouse (1.45hrs) has flights from many major and regional airports including Gatwick, Heathrow, Dublin, Cardiff, Southampton, Birmingham and Manchester
Pau (45 mins) has flights from Southhampton on Flybe and London City on Air France/City Jet
Tarbes/Lourdes (30 mins) has flights from Stanstead on Ryanair and Bmibaby from Manchester
Biarritz (1.30hrs) served by Ryanair and Easyjet

Cheap flights with Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, Aer Lingus to name a few
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 93.2 mi.
Nearby cities
Aquitaine Gites (5,003)
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