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Park Cottage: a pretty Béarnaise gîte near the medieval town of Salies de Béarn

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Park Cottage
Swimming pool with a view!
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Park Cottage at Domaine Lavie accommodates 6 people and offers the perfect holiday for a family or couples. Facing south, the property has stunning views over the grounds and swimming pool to the valley beyond, which can be enjoyed from the large terrace. A table and chairs and a gas BBQ are provided for alfresco dining. On the ground floor, the cottage has an open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with comfortable armchairs and a sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and there are two fridges, both with freezer compartments, a dishwasher and a washing machine. The ground floor bedroom can be made up with either a super king double or twin beds and has an ensuite bathroom with bath (shower over). The two bedrooms on the first floor both have en...Park Cottage at Domaine Lavie accommodates 6 people and offers the perfect holiday for a family or couples. Facing south, the property has stunning views over the grounds and swimming pool to the valley beyond, which can be enjoyed from the large terrace. A table and chairs and a gas BBQ are provided for alfresco dining. On the ground floor, the cottage has an open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with comfortable armchairs and a sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and there are two fridges, both with freezer compartments, a dishwasher and a washing machine. The ground floor bedroom can be made up with either a super king double or twin beds and has an ensuite bathroom with bath (shower over). The two bedrooms on the first floor both have en-suite shower rooms. One has a standard double bed and the other can be made up with either a super king double or twin beds. For the cooler months, the cottage has a lovely wood burner and electric radiators The south facing 14m x 8m swimming pool is surrounded by a large terrace and is shared between the four properties at Domaine Lavie. There are plenty of sunbeds and parasols to relax and read a book or sunbathe, or simply enjoy the view. The Bearn and Basque regions are steeped in history and tradition and there are a wealth of places to visit and activities on offer. The superb beaches of the Atlantic coast and the stunning Pyrenees mountains are both within a hour’s reach of Domaine Lavie.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Julie D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2008
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend Domaine Lavie, four gites set in beautiful countryside and a pool that over looks a most magnificent view. We stayed in Park Cottage which sleeps 6, plenty of room and everything you can think of is there. Sheets and towels were all changed...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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JulieD5179, VR Owner at Park Cottage: a pretty Bearnaise gite near the medieval town of Salies de Bearn, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Domaine Lavie as well as your time exploring the beautiful Béarn and Basque regions. We look forward to welcoming you back before too long!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We were very lucky to stumble across the Domaine Lavie website whilst searching for a place to spend a week for our annual holiday to France. After spending a lovely first week near Duras, we were equally impressed with our second week near the beautiful...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We spent a wonderfully relaxing week at Park Cottage. It was generous accommodation for a family of 5 including 3 teenagers and extremely well-equipped. It was a treat to have our own washing machine and gas BBQ. The pool setting is beautiful and the supermarket...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

We've stayed at Park Cottage twice now and we can't fault it: the most beautiful pool and views; a really comfortable and well-equipped cottage; warm and friendly hosts who go out of their way to make your stay special; and an inspiring location within reach...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Anna M
Julie D, VR Owner at Park Cottage: a pretty Bearnaise gite near the medieval town of Salies de Bearn, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

It was lovely to welcome you back to Domaine Lavie and I'm delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much. We look forward to seeing you again some time!

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Reviewed November 9, 2016

Date of stay: July 2016
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

The owners were very flexible when we changed our booking dates and were most welcoming on our arrival. The cottage and other buildings were an inspirational in appearance. Good-sized pool. Close to small tourist town with most necessary amenities. We intend to return next year.

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Boardingmania
Julie D, VR Owner at Park Cottage: a pretty Bearnaise gite near the medieval town of Salies de Bearn, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2016

We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at Domaine Lavie and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Reviewed August 18, 2015

We received a warm welcome from our hosts who live in the large house on the small estate. Thought had been given to our comfort with a welcome pack and everything clean and prepared. The gite is well equipped with a large terrace and gas...More

Date of stay: July 2015
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Basque Region is almost a quaint overload! It is a wonderful, not overly-touristy place to visit - especially the town where we stayed, Salies-de-Bearn. We almost felt like locals because it was so quiet. I felt like Belle in the opening scene of Beauty...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank WishIWasFrench
Reviewed October 22, 2014

What a very pleasant place to stay! And what very pleasant people! Park Cottage is very comfortable. Our hosts, Julie and Ian, have only recently taken over this business and they are keen to identify ways in which it can be improved - not that...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank BigRon40
Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is the best place we have stayed in in France. The property itself is beautifully equipped with everything you could need for an easy, relaxing time. Julie and Ian, the owners, could not have been more welcoming; they were helpful and friendly and on-hand...More

Date of stay: September 2014
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Yard
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Park Cottage is located in the quiet countryside, just 2 km from the historic thermal spa town of Salies de Béarn (which is also famous for its salt), and surrounded by Domaine Lavie’s 7 acres of grounds and gardens waiting to be explored. Salies is a thriving town with a range of shops, lively cafés and bars and several excellent restaurants. The bustling market takes place on Thursday morning and you can pick up some local Brebis cheese or Bayonne ham along with your fresh fruit and veg. Enjoy a stroll through the flower filled lanes or up to the Pain du Sucre to meet the llamas, donkeys and goats grazing there and take in the view over Salies to really appreciate the beautiful Béarnaise architecture.
Getting around
There is so much to see and do in the area that a car really is essential to make the most of your visit to this beautiful corner of France.
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