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The Farmhouse - Farmhouse Holiday Rental in Gurs, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Child Friendly, Luxurious Béarnaise Farmhouse
A wonderful holiday awaits you at this charming and authentic 1790 Béarnaise Farmhouse. Recently renovated to a very high standard, the Farmhouse delightfully retains many original features and boasts a few new luxurious ones; with all the latest mod cons to add the finishing touches to your stay. The gardens offer magnificent views of the Pyrénées and the Farmhouse is situated near Oloron-Ste-Marie and Béarn.
Whether you are a couple looking for a relaxing holiday full of the gastronomic delights of France, or a family looking for plenty of activities to keep the children amused, you will not be disappointed. The Farmhouse caters for all year round holidays and offers easy access to Atlantic beaches for summer vacations and ski resorts for winter adventures.
The farmhouse provides ideal child friendly holiday accommodation near the Pyrenees, ideal for families with young children or babies. We are fully equipped to cater for even the youngest infants supplying everything you could possibly need. A baby welcome pack can be ordered prior to arrival so that you can have nappies, wipes, milk and anything else you require for the first night awaiting you.
We understand what it’s like going on holiday with a baby, so there are plenty of facilities at the farmhouse for your use, to save bringing them with you. Facilities on offer include:
- 2 travel cots
- Hi-chair and booster seats
- Steam steriliser and milton tank
- Baby monitors
- Rocker chair
- Changing mat
- Baby bath and toys
- Potties/loo seats and toddler steps
- Toy cupboard including selection of baby toys
- General books
- Toddler toys including lego and stickle bricks
- Bats and balls
- Buckets and spades
- Bicycle with baby seat and helmet
- Bicycle with stabilisers
- Ride on toys
- Sun tent
- Paddling pools
Baby sitting can be also be arranged as part of you holiday. Please mention this on booking so we can notify the baby sitters of your dates. The finer details are then arranged by yourself directly with the baby sitter on arrival (mature English speaking ladies with transport available). For further details please contact us.
Holiday Accommodation at The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse is set within half an acre of gardens. The property also has gates at the front that can be shut to allow young children to play freely within the grounds. There is an outdoor table with chairs and a barbeque area for your use.
The Farmhouse has original exposed oak beams/stone walls throughout. There is electric heating throughout and a wood burning fire in the sitting room.
- Entrance hall with communal wc.
- Newly fitted kitchen in traditional French style. Large French 'La Cornue', the Rolls-Royce of cookers. There is also plenty of workspace and ample cupboards/storage. It is equipped with: fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, microwave, iron and ironing board and full utensils.
- Sitting/dining room features include wood burning fire with logs provided. The pine table and chairs to seat 8 people. There is comfortable seating, a television, DVD, games cupboard and library of DVD's.
- Double bedroom with pine bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table and built in wardrobe. All rooms have hair dryer, alarm clock, and all bedding/fresh towels are provided.
- En-suite bathroom with a double sink, wrought iron roll top bath, wc and bidet.
- Double bedroom and twin bedroom (to the same spec as the above bedroom description).
- Bathroom including shower and basin and a separate communal wc.
- Large mezzanine area for additional 2 fold-away beds if required (to sleep a total of 8 people).
- Outside there is ample room for children to play and off road parking. There are 2 sets of tables and chairs and a barbecue area for your use.
Disabled Access: there is a ramp on the stable door leading into the kitchen. All doors are substantially more than 24 inches wide to allow for a wheelchair to use the ground floor. This floor consists of the kitchen, sitting room, wc, bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom comprising of 2 sinks, roll top bath, wc and bidet. The ground floor is therefore completely self-contained if required.
About Gurs in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine
The Farmhouse is situated in a peaceful village, it is very safe for children with just one quiet road and has a nearby park. The village itself is near Navarrenx. Navarrenx has an ample number of bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a large supermarket on the way to Navarrenx approx 1km away from the Farmhouse. You will also find supermarkets, butchers, bakers, chemists, banks, post office, tourist office etc and, in true French style, 4 hairdressers in one town! Navarrenx is renowned for its water sports such as rafting and canoeing; the main office/starting point is situated here. It also has a public swimming pool and tennis courts, a local market, and regular fetes and entertainment.
See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and facilities.
How To Get To Gurs in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, South West France
There are many ways to travel to the Farmhouse whether you prefer to fly, drive or sail.
Airlines: Many of the low cost airlines fly from all over the UK. The flights are short and if you book enough in advance you can get some really great deals (such as 0.1p plus taxes). Ryanair fly from London Stansted to Pau Pyrenees in just over an hour. This airport is just a 35 minute drive from the Farmhouse. You can also fly to Biarritz with Ryanair which is aprox an hour from the Farmhouse. Easyjet will also be operating from Gatwick to Biarritz in July 2011. Other airlines fly from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Southampton, Newcastle, Edingburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin, Shannon, Bristol, East Midlands, Cardiff, Birmngham, Liverpool, Norwich, Luton to nearby destinations such as Bordeaux, Bilbao, Toulouse which are just a few hours drive away. A full list of routes can be provided on enquiry.
Ferry/Tunnel: Plenty of options to choose from! You can comfortably drive from western Channel ports to The Farmhouse within a day, Calais is approx a 12-13 hour drive. The 2 Spanish ports are the nearest to The Farmhouse. If you chose to drive from Calais and wish to break up your journey, we can recommend a nice place to stop off overnight around the Loire Valley area which has been recommended by previous guests. The nearest port to the Farmhouse is Bilbao (Journey distance: 149 miles/Journey time: 2 hours 44 minutes).
PO Ferries routes: Dover - Calais Portsmouth - Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg, Bilbao
Sea France routes: Dover - Calais
Brittany Ferries routes: Portsmouth - St Malo, Caen, Cherbourg Poole - Cherbourg Cork - Roscoff Plymouth - Roscoff, Santander, Cherbourg
Hoverspeed routes: Dover - Calais Newhaven - Dieppe Condor Ferries routes: Guernsey - St Malo Jersey - St Malo Poole - St Malo
PO Irish Ferries routes: Rosslare - Roscoff, Cherbourg Dublin - Cherbourg
Eurotunnel routes: Folkestone - Calais Rail Eurostar Simply take the high speed Eurostar to Paris, Gare du Nord and leave on the TGV from Paris Montparnasse. This travels to Irun or Tarbes and stops in Orthez and Pau (1 hour, 45 kms). This is the same line that stops in Biarritz and Lourdes but Orthez and Pau are nearer to The Farmhouse. When you are in Pau, there is a bus that leaves at 6.00pm from Rue Gachet (town centre) and arrives in Navarrenx at 7.25pm. For the return journey, the bus leaves Navarrenx at 6.47am from Porte St Antoine, Place des Casernes and arrives in Pau at 8.30am.
Rail - Distances to The Farmhouse: Orthez (16 miles /28 minutes) Lourdes (53 miles /1 hour 02 minutes Biarritz (61 miles 1 hour 05 minutes).
Self drive/Fly drive/Rail Endless options! You can take any ferry crossing, travel via the Tunnel, or fly drive. Or why not put your car on the Motorail train and travel overnight to Toulouse, Avignion, Brive, Calais, Narbonne or Nice?
See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and airports.
Facilities at The Farmhouse
|Bedrooms||2 double, 1 twin|
|Living Area||2000 m²|
|Suitability||Non-smoking, Suitable for children, Suitable for the elderly, Wheelchair access|
|Linen||double bed inc towels £18.00, single bed inc towels £13.00 and cots £7.00. Use of beach towels supplied free of charge|
|Internal facilities||Board Games, Central heating (gas), Central heating (oil), DVD player, Exclusive rental, Hairdryer, Owner not on site, TV, VCR, Weekly maid service, Wood burning fire or stove|
|Kitchen facilities||Cooker, Freezer, Fridge, Fridge-Freezer, Gas hob, Gas oven, Ironing facilities, Microwave, Washer-dryer|
|External features on site||Barbecue, Garden, Scenic views|
Availability at The Farmhouse
Availability last updated on: - Wednesday, January 30, 2013
- Booked / Unavailable
|Accommodation rental period||Tariff|
|30 January 2013 - 22 March 2013||
£995.00 per property per week
|23 March 2013 - 12 April 2013||
£895.00 per property per week
|13 April 2013 - 24 May 2013||
£795.00 per property per week
|25 May 2013 - 30 August 2013||
£995.00 per property per week
|31 August 2013 - 28 September 2013||
£795.00 per property per week
|29 September 2013 - 13 December 2013||
£595.00 per property per week
|14 December 2013 - 31 January 2015||
£995.00 per property per week
Additional price information
- Mini breaks also available
- Mid stay cleans available.
- Welcome pack on arrival.
- Housekeeping costs are an additional £120.00 per week
A deposit of 30% is required on booking with the balance due six weeks before the start of your holiday at the French farmhouse. A damage deposit of £250.00 is also required (this will be refunded to you in full after your stay, providing there is no damage to the property or its furnishings).
All rental prices are per week and are from Saturday to Saturday. You can arrive from 5pm on the Saturday and you must vacate by 10am the following Saturday.
To see a full list of prices and availability please view tarrif page. All prices are quoted in Pounds Sterling (UK currency), and are for the Farmhouse in its entirety, per week. The prices include electricity, water and central heating (including logs during the winter months). Housekeeping costs are an additional £120.00 per week. Linen prices as follow: double bed inc towels £18.00, single bed inc towels £13.00 and cots £7.00. During the Summer months beach towels are available for you to use free of charge.
The rental prices for the French farmhouse are based on 4 seasons: High season inc. high ski season, mid season, Easter and low season.
If you are booking a skiing holiday in the French Pyrenees these seasons are as a guide only. Please see the skiing holiday page in the activities section of this website, which details the ski resorts websites where you can check the weather forecast and snow fall, along with a live webcam on some sites. The general ski season is approximately from December 15th - April 9th.
The prices are as follows:
Low season £595.00 per week
Mid season £795.00 per week
Easter £895.00 per week
High season £995.00 per week
Rental of the French farmhouse for Mini breaks is also available. Please see below for further information.
Email the owner
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(Advertising since September 2005)
Tel: + 44 (0)1622 747840
Tel 2: + 44 (0)7905 795784
Languages spoken by owner English, French
Please mention French Connections.