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Les Vieux Chenes
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Les Vieux Chenes
Pool from Garden Wall Gateway Comfortable sitting area with piano
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Les Vieux Chenes
Pool from Garden Wall Gateway
Comfortable sitting area with piano
Opera king bedroom
Opera en suite with 'rainforest' shower, basin and wc
Another view of Opera bedroom
Bedroom-Theatre
Main bathroom with view over Pyrenees!
The Stone Terrace
Fully fitted Kitchen to prepare market goodies
Dining Area with antique farmhouse table
Enjoy views over the vineyards & Pau valley
After a shower early season..
Aerial View of farmhouse
Twin en suite top floor on 4 bed option only
Big Bikes on Col D'Aubisque
Tour de France comes to town(Navarrenx)
Pau Horse Show fence #28
Tasting Area at Local Vineyard
Views of Pyrenees from house in midwinter
Bedroom - Opera King en-suite
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, Bearn-Basque Country, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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MichaelCh...
Bournemouth
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Brilliant visit.”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I booked Les Vieux Chenes for a week for our family of 6 plus our 11 month old grand daughter. We had asked Gillian to arrange a meal on our arrival which due to traffic congestion was a hour behind our agreed time. No problem, Gillian had organized a lovely meal for the family plus a package of local produce as a welcome pack. Gillian was most welcoming and the rooms, bathrooms and shower rooms were first rate. A beautiful comfortable house with more than enough room for the family and which, as we mentioned to Gillian, was not done full justice by the web photographs.
At our request, Gillian also laid on a meal for us which was absolutely excellent with superb food and wines.
The pool was too cool at the time we were there ( May ) but the stunning views around from the pool area and towards the snow capped mountains more than made up for this loss and we enjoyed 2 bar-b-cues at the outside table and adjacent facilities.
In short, Gillian is a fine hostess, the accommodation superb and the entire family enjoyed there stay without exception. To be recommended to all.

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Liked best: Everthing!
Liked least: The drive down the road to get the early morning croissants.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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San Dimas
Reviewed November 11, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: The hospitality and charm
Liked least: more towels would be great
Traveling group: Friends
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Ginnyjuic...
Temecula, California
1 review
“Great Place to stay and a wonderful host.”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stayed in this lovely house for 9 days and we were treated with Great Food, beautiful views and a lot of advise on where to go and what to see. As we spoke no French, Gillian was a great help to us. The house was very comfortable with good beds and modern baths. and a small kitchen if you wanted to cook for yourself. I personally would just loved to have Gillian do all the cooking. A wonderful Chef that used local foods and wine talking about where they came from and how she used them in her cooking. A Great Place!

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Cmyapplet...
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A very comfortable stay”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Myself and my husband had a very relaxing stay here at the start of June. Unfortunately we didn't always have great weather to lounge by the pool, but we were very comfortable in the house on the days that the weather wasn't great. The kitchen was very well equipped and it was very handy to have a washing machine for our use also. Gillian made us feel very welcome and was happy to recommend some outings and was able to book restaurants on our behalf also. It was great to have fast wifi and UK tv channels also. We would definitely return in the future, hopefully to better weather so we can enjoy the beautiful pool area!

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Liked best: The very comfortable bed
Liked least: The rain!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: The meal Gillian prepared
Liked least: Everything was very good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jun 28, 2013
We are very pleased that you and your wife had a good holiday despite being here when this area was on maximum weather warnings, battered by the worst storms for many, many years with so many local towns & villages being devastated by floods. Happily, the house is on a hilltop.

As a chef, I love finding the best local produce for our guests and serving it in the private dining room, adjacent to the rental house, so thank you for your kind words about our food.
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CaFrancop...
Palm Springs, California
Level 6 Contributor
477 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“How many wonderful things can we say about Les Vieux Chenes?”
Reviewed October 5, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

The graceful house sits at the top of a lovely rolling hill and is surrounded by pleasant gardens. Furnished with polished antiques, the gîte is fully and beautifully equipped, right down to hair dryers in the bathrooms. Close to many charming villages, the location is ideal for an exploration of rural life. and then there is the fabulous host Gillian! Upon arrival she had prepared a fantastic multi-course Béarnaise dinner, and throughout our stay was always available with information to ensure a great vacation. We have stayed in many gîtes over the years, but this one is one in a million! Lucky those who get to stay at Les Vieux Chenes.

We'll definitely be back.

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Liked best: Tranquil setting, surounding villages, on-site chickens, and of course friendly, helpful hostess
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nala1947
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great area made perfect by friendly owners living next door.”
Reviewed September 21, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Four friends, two couples, stayed for a week at the end of the British summer, September. The weather was wonderful, and really ended the season off beautifully. The large clean pool was put to good use every day, and the view from the seating around it was fabulous. The old house took care of the weather, the hugely thick walls soaking up the heat and keeping the inside pleasantly cool. One day we went up into the Pyrenees seeing not just the magnificent mountains but also the Victorian Spas, modern Ski resorts and plenty of cyclists trying to emulate the Tour de France athletes, another was spent exploring the superb town of Pau, a couple of days we walked the local area, but I was also talked into just lazing by the pool by the less energetic.
A great area made even more enjoyable by the superb house and thoughtful and knowledgeable owners. Gillian also did a fabulous home cooked meal as an extra one night.

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Liked best: Quiet
Liked least: Travel there and back
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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