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Boutique holiday cottage by the river Saison

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Whether you visit us in the summer to enjoy the coolness of the stone-walled farmhouse when it's hot outside, or in the colder months to sip from a glass of wine by the crackling fire after a refreshing walk or a bike ride, Maison de la rivière is a home away from home for all seasons. Our three tastefully-decorated double-bedrooms sleep six people, but up to eight people can sleep in the cottage, thanks to the comfortable sofa-bed in the garden room. The two siting rooms and the spacious kitchen offer enough space for socialising and relaxation, especially if you are in a group with children. The cottage comes equipped with a book library that we have carefully curated for a variety of moods and inspirations. Our bathroom has both a bath and a shower and an additional toilet is located...Whether you visit us in the summer to enjoy the coolness of the stone-walled farmhouse when it's hot outside, or in the colder months to sip from a glass of wine by the crackling fire after a refreshing walk or a bike ride, Maison de la rivière is a home away from home for all seasons. Our three tastefully-decorated double-bedrooms sleep six people, but up to eight people can sleep in the cottage, thanks to the comfortable sofa-bed in the garden room. The two siting rooms and the spacious kitchen offer enough space for socialising and relaxation, especially if you are in a group with children. The cottage comes equipped with a book library that we have carefully curated for a variety of moods and inspirations. Our bathroom has both a bath and a shower and an additional toilet is located downstairs. A large terrace with a view to the river is just the perfect spot for a barbecue or an al fresco dinner, or for lounging with a book in your hands on a quiet afternoon. We are surrounded by 10 acres of land (all part of our property) and we have our very own access to a secret pebbled beach by the river where you can swim or fish. In addition to our eight chickens whose eggs you are invited to collect and enjoy fresh every day, we also have five miniature goats and a resident pony. Occasionally you may spot our black fluffy cat who goes by the name Little Boy and you may get love and attention from our dog Filou, a béarnaise mountain dog cross. We have some of the region’s finest walks and cycling routes on our doorstep, as well as a great village restaurant, Auberge Blondain, which is famed for its cheap, plentiful and delicious food. A larger selection of restaurants is also available in Sauveterre de Bearn, only a 5 minutes’ drive away, and the Atlantic Coast’s sandy beaches and beautiful seaside towns of Biarritz or Saint Jean de Luz make lovely day trips. And if you thought that being within a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean was cool, then guess what: we’re also only an hour and half drive away from the Pyrénées National Park: perfect for a day of trekking or skiing (depending what time of the year you’re staying with us). But for a truly unforgettable experience, hop on Le Petit Train d’Artouste (running between 19 May to 14 October), just outside of Laruns, for a 10km ride through the Ossau Valley to take in the breath-taking scenery and marvel at the engineering dating back to 1920s. Our region has a large selection of activities to keep the children entertained, such as kayaking and canoeing on the river, treasure hunting at Chateau de Laas, climbing trees at Adventure Park Aramits, water sliding at the Aqua Bearn, visiting the zoo and seeing the bears at Parc d'Ours, go karting, bowling, horse riding and even quad biking for the children. Not to mention the activities they can engage right here at Maison de la riviera, such as feeding and interacting with the animals, trampolining, swimming and bodysurfing in the river, playing badminton, football, volleyball, table tennis and more. For the parents and not only, we recommend a day of indulgence at the Spa in Salies de Bearn and a lovely meal at La Legende restaurant in Sauveterre de Bearn. We can look at arranging babysitting service for the children, if required. No matter where you are in the Bearn des Gaves, you are never too far away from the famous pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela, but if walking isn’t your thing, there is a plentiful selection of charming villages surrounding us (some of them classed as Les Plux Beaux Villages de France) such as Sauveterre de Bearn, Navarrenx, Salies de Bearn or Saint Jean Pied de Port. During the summer months, a plethora of village events, such as Marche des Producteurs, Medieval Festival and the Festival of the Blonde Cow in Sauveterre de Bearn, allow you to rub shoulders with the locals and challenge your stomach with delicious freshly-cooked food. The Festival of Bayonne gathers over one million participants annually and it takes place less than an hour away. You can even go surfing for the day in Biarritz or any of the other coastal towns. Or maybe you just want some quiet time. Maybe you envisaged your holiday in France as your time to recharge your batteries, reconnect with yourself and to spend time with your family. We have ten acres of land for your to roam around, if you want to keep it local. We invite you to take a refreshing swim in the river or to fish to your heart’s content from our very own secluded pebbled beach, enjoy leisurely walks and beautiful sunsets. More
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About the Owner
Iulia C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2018
Interaction with guests
We love to give guests their privacy but we are, of course, on site and available to help with recommendations and requests.
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Whether you want a bit of Vitamin Sea (Ocean) or a glimpse of the Pyrénées National Park Maison de la Rivière promises a memorable getaway all-year-round. Just 1h away from Biarritz, our drive was smooth, we had a great time and managed to sleep like...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank LoredanaBaranga
Management response:Responded October 21, 2018

Thank you so much! Looking forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed September 26, 2018

I stayed here with my husband and our dog for 2 weeks and it was absolutely wonderful. The cottage is so beautifully decorated and the location is perfect. We started feeling relaxed from the moment we arrived as you are right in the middle of...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Irina M
Management response:Responded September 28, 2018

Many thanks for your wonderful words! We hope to have you back with us soon :)

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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

I cannot recommend this place enough, we had such a wonderful relaxing time in the most charming setting. We loved the accommodation where design and comfort are well considered. We enjoyed our escape from London relaxing in the sun on the terrace watching no the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank henricrook
Management response:Responded September 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely words and we are very looking forward to having you back! :)

Reviewed September 20, 2018

A holiday at Maison de la riviere is a charming way of experiencing the French countryside whilst being less then an hour away from some of the most beautiful spots in Europe. So, by staying at Iulia and Ali's guest house, you get best of...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Andra A
Management response:Responded September 23, 2018

Thank you so much, Andra, for your lovely words. We are looking forward to welcoming you back at Maison de la riviere :)

Reviewed September 20, 2018

We stayed at the cottage for 3 night for a friend's wedding. The accommodation is very cosy, clean and spacious, a short walk to the river and fantastic fields. Alistair and Iulia are very welcoming, always there to accommodate our needs. this was a dream...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Maria I
Management response:Responded September 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are looking forward to welcoming you again! :)

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Private Yard
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About the neighborhood
Bearn des Gaves is perfectly located half-way between the Atlantic coast and the Pyrenees. We are less than an hour drive to Biarritz, one and half hours away from the Basque food capital of San Sebastian, and one and a half hours away from the Pyrenees National Park and its ski slopes. A large network of rivers criss-crosses the region, making it a paradise for trout and salmon fishermen and river adventure enthusiasts.
Getting around
The A64 motorway connects us to Biarritz, San Sebastian, as well as the beaches in Les Landes in the West, as well Pau and Lourdes to the East. We are easy to find, only 20 minutes from exit 7 on the motorway, just outside the village of Sauveterre de Bearn.
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