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Lovingly restored large house in tranquil setting in SW France with large grounds and heated pool with play area. Perfect for extended families or friends holidaying and ideal for visiting local areas, day trips to Spain, Atlantic coast and Pyrenees.
Situated in the picturesque rolling hills of the Chalosse, this lovely Maison de Maître (built in 1871) has been lovingly renovated to offer spacious and comfortable accommodation, including extended family holidays or groups of friends and families. It is ideal for unwinding and getting away from it all in a tranquil part of undiscovered rural France and for exploring family beaches and surfing on the Atlantic, visiting local market towns, wines tours and tasting, mountains and swimming lakes in Mugron, St Pierre-du-Mont and Orthez. Set in 5 acres, the house is surrounded by large gardens, terracing and private woodland with views over the local countryside. A variety of exotic trees and plants, including peach, walnut, cherry and weeping willows provide welcome shade on summer days with plenty of space for privacy or spending time together. The gardens provide a wonderful space to relax and unwind - we often stop in our tracks to watch local wildlife - deer, woodpeckers and butterflies.
On the ground floor the spacious lounge and dining room (seating 8) is furnished with two comfy sofas and has original floor tiles and a wood-burning stove. The second sitting room again has original tiles, original large fireplace and new soapstone wood-burning stove for chillier evenings and two more comfy sofas. This leads on to the well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, oven, micro-wave and new 5 ring gas hob with large kitchen table. Double doors open onto a large terrace with a canopied dining and relaxation area (comfortably seating 8, great for eating al fresco) with BBQ and plancha and overlooking the pretty Landais 'four' (ancient bread house).
Upstairs you'll find four bright and airy bedrooms off the first floor hallway, comprising one king with private en suite shower room with toilet facilities and hand basin; two bedrooms with double beds and a fourth bedroom with two single beds. The family bathroom with bath, shower and hand basin is on the ground floor with a separate toilet next door and there is a further cloakroom with toilet and hand basin on the first floor. The house is attractively furnished with a diverse range of beautiful antiques and objects sourced regionally and throughout Europe. With stone and tile floors downstairs and renovated wooden floors upstairs, the house remains wonderfully cool in the summer months.
The house benefits from a new in-ground 10m x 5m eco-friendly salt water pool reducing the use of harsh chemicals. As of April 2016 it is also now fitted with solar heating, so increased pool temperatures for guests throughout the summer and warmer pool temperatures too for swimming in May, June, September and October. Water temperatures reach between 20-28° (depending on outside air temperatures and time of year). The pool is open from mid May to mid October, has a solar shower and is equipped with a safety alarm and gated fencing to keep young children safe around the pool area.
For babies and younger children we provide:
High chair with support cushion
Electric bottle warmer
Plastic glasses and crockery (also great for use around the pool)
Toilet seat risers
The pool and gardens are carefully maintained by the onsite owners. A large barn beside the pool provides shade for dining and games, including a new outdoor table tennis table. We provide plastic plates and glasses to use beside the pool. Previously an old farmhouse, we have interesting relics and rustic items on display and our first two chickens arrived in 2015.
There are remote-controlled electric gates and plenty of space to park several cars safely on the driveway. Guests have also enjoyed using the large driveway to play boules/pétanque.
The property is well-located for local amenities with local towns of Saint-Sever and Hagetmau only 5-10 minutes drive away. There are plenty of picturesque towns, markets, châteaux, fêtes and vineyards to be explored as well as numerous sporting and outdoor activities in the area, including an Olympic-sized pool and golf course in Hagetmau and the Pilgrimage route of St Jacques de Compostelle. We have 2 bicycles available for you to use during your stay.
A Welcome Pack is included and access to free wi-fi, books, DVD and smart HD TV with UK TV via satellite & French TV via Orange satellite. Bed linen and bath, hand and kitchen towels are provided as are pool towels.
We provide an information pack with suggestions of where to visit, a guide to using the equipment in the house and an annual update of specific local events, summer and night markets, etc...
The house sleeps 8. We can accept a baby and add a cot at no extra charge. We can accept a ninth adult for a small charge – please contact us for details.
Maison Pyron is usually available from September to early July. It is not usually available during the summer school holidays when Maison Pyron and Le Grenier is rented by one large group. In early and late summer the pool may be shared with one other gite, either the Grenier or the Four. Guests have priority use of the pool - we occasionally use it at other times of the day when not in use by guests.
Access to Maison Pyron is through electric gates leading onto a large driveway with space to park several cars. The front of the property is fenced and has hedges along the front and side. Opposite the house is the old bake house surrounded by weeping willow trees and garden. The long terrace at the front has a canopied and planted area with a large table, chairs and BBQ/plancha for cooking and eating al fresco.
To the rear of the property is the swimming pool, terrace and table tennis table. The grounds are large with plenty of space, offering chances to see wildlife, watch the stars and eat outside.
The house is not shared with anyone else. The pool is shared with guests staying in the Grenier, which adjoins Maison Pyron. Up to 17 June 2017 guests in Maison Pyron will have exclusive use of the pool. Guests have priority use of the pool - we occasionally use it at other times of the day when not in use by guests.
Interakcija s gostima
We are on hand as much or as little as you wish. We will maintain the grounds and pool during your stay. We can suggest visits, restaurants and day-trips. I am fluent in French so can help you with translations and arrange bookings, trips out or liaise with any return stopover hotels, etc…We are available to help with ideas on what's happening locally and can make recommendations on places to visit, restaurants, etc...
A Welcome Pack is included and access to free wi-fi, books, DVD and UK TV via satellite and French TV via Orange satellite.
We usually ask for a security deposit of 400€. No charge is made in advance through this site. Should there be any breakages/damage, this site will be in touch to clarify the amount due to cover such breakages.
It is recommended that guests take out travel insurance to cover for potential cancellations, accidental damage caused during your stay in the house and any medical treatment. The rate includes a welcome pack, linen and towels. It also includes a change of towels if you are staying for 2 weeks. Swimming pool towels can be provided.
The house sleeps 8. We can accept a baby and add a cot at no extra charge. We can accept a ninth person for a small charge – please contact us for details.
There may be an additional supplement of 30€ per week for Autumn, Winter & Spring bookings, which we will advise at the time if relevant.
We don't usually allow pets, as we have two cats and two free-range chickens.
Smoking outside is fine by us but no smoking inside the property.