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Orchard Cottage
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Orchard Cottage
Bright and airy sitting room with view across the terrace to the pool Fully equipped kitchen
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12 reviews
Orchard Cottage
Bright and airy sitting room with view across the terrace to the pool
Fully equipped kitchen
Dining area
Dining and kitchen area
Double bedroom with super king size bed and ensuite shower room
Ensuite shower room to double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Al fresco dining on the private terrace
View from the terrace
Stunning 14 m x 8 m swimming pool with sunflowers, summer 2017
Domaine Lavie Manor House
Aerial view of Domaine Lavie
Pont de Lune, Salies de Bearn
Surfing at Biarritz
Stunning mountain scenery
Old fishing port at St Jean de Luz
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Salies-de-Bearn, Bearn, Bearn-Basque Country, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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jimmywill...
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Pure delight”
Reviewed July 29, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Our second week at Domaine Lavie. Easy 40 minute drive from Biarritz airport through gently rolling hills. Our first week spent at Courtyard Cottage (already rated) and our second at Orchard Cottage (which is more roomy) as our nieces were joining us. Loved this cottage even more - equally well equipped, immaculate, larger lounge and two bathrooms. Julie and Ian extremely helpful in all matters regarding local area, trips recommended, where to eat and we all enjoyed Midsummer's Eve in Salies music festival, with Ian playing bass guitar in one of the bars. Despite 37 degrees in our first week, our week in Orchard saw temperatures plummet to around 10 degrees at times. But that meant we went out more - La Rhune, Biarritz, Artouste (scary little train, highest in Europe), Salies (lots to offer, restaurants, great market on Thursdays, Carrefour supermarket) at only 5 minutes, max, from Domaine Lavie. The surrounding fields of sunflowers burst into flower, absolutely no noise at nights allowing us to sleep like logs and wake up late, and, of course, being in such an unspoilt area of France. Glad we found Domaine Lavie and a huge thank you to Julie and Ian for being there and being such great hosts. See you again.

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
Glad you enjoyed Orchard Cottage for the second week of your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future. Julie & Ian
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katyh155
County Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful relaxing holiday”
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This is our second year in a row to stay in Damine Lavie, the Orchard cottage has everything you need for a great holiday - relaxing gardens, pool, walks, BBQ.
Salie de Bearn is a friendly little village which has everything you need - supermarkets, bistros, restaurants etc. Lots to explore and do in the region and also only less then an hour from Spain.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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CathS72
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful location for relaxing, cycling or exploring”
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Orchard Cottage is one of a cluster of gites around the courtyard of an old manor house, each backing on to the beautiful south-facing garden with its large pool. It was perfect for our family - clean, well-equipped (for both British and French cooks), comfortable and with bags of character. We were there during a hot spell, and the thick stone walls kept the cottage beautifully cool during the day. The owners, Jules and Ian, were very friendly and hospitable, and provided a really helpful 'welcome pack' of bread, milk, tea, coffee, wine, etc. We split our time between lazing around the garden and exploring the local area - Salies, Navarrenx, St Jean de Luz and the Pyrenees are all recommended. We were pleasantly surprised by how many flat cycling routes suitable for the family there were, as well as the more mountainous routes for the serious cyclist. The unheated pool was a little bracing in April, but we understand they have plans for solar heating soon. As in most of rural France, WiFi is not amazingly quick, but it was fine for checking emails and searching on the Internet.

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Liked best: Location, swimming pool, pyrenees
Liked least: Sunburn!
Traveling group: Young Children
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miniching
Liverpool
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“An excellent holiday location for our young family”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We booked this quite last minute as we just wanted to get away from it all for a week in the sun to relax and unwind with our baby. The property was beautiful and Mary went out of her way to make sure that we could make ourselves at home by providing everything for the baby and a barbecue for some al fresco cooking. The views from the pool and the cottage were lovely and it was only a short drive to the quaint village of Salies de Bearn which is a treasure trove of winding cobbled streets leading to several restaurants all serving delicious French food and local delicacies. We enjoyed days out to Biarritz and Pau but most of all we loved to relax in our beautiful cottage and explore the grounds in the sunshine.

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Liked best: The beautiful views and the swimming pool
Liked least: The fact that we didn't book for two weeks
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tony777_1...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A perfect location for relaxation & sightseeing”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

A warm welcome awaits you at Domaine Lavie from Mary & Roger who are the perfect hosts. The gite is A1,equipped with everything you could need including flowers & wine.! Unwind around the pool overlooking the quiet,beau countryside dotted with farms.The local village of Salies is a treasure & there are numerous places to visit, from the Pyrenees to the coast.This is a quiet corner of France often overlooked.There is a myriad of things to do to suit all tastes.Do come!

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Liked best: The peace & quiet.
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cork
Reviewed February 10, 2013 for a stay in July 2012

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Management Response
Feb 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words - we hope you will come again!
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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 1, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: The Pool
Liked least: wasps
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 12, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you stay here and we are very pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much.
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