Beautiful French Farmhouse in the Bearn Countryside
Beautiful French farmhouse to relax and unwind, set between mountains and coast in the Béarn countryside.
This characterful farmhouse is located in a charming hamlet 15 minutes from the bustling, fortified town of Navarrenx, 30 minutes from the mountains and 50 minutes from the Basque beaches. It is an ideal location if you are looking for complete peace and quiet in a traditionally French setting yet want easy access to activity, be it surfing or mountain-hiking. The Gestas farmhouse offers you the lot! The property is set in beautiful grounds with an orchard (walnuts, figs and apples), a pool and its own river frontage. The farmhouse is not overlooked and the only sounds you will hear are the cowbells, crickets and occasionally the local donkey! An ideal choice if you are a couple of families holidaying together requiring plenty of space. There are six bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and three reception rooms.
If you are searching for rural, you’ve found it here! Yet day trips to Biarritz are as easy as mountain hikes to the local ski resorts – stunning in the summer too! The house is homely and rustic and though substantial in size, has a very cosy feel to it. Families will feel very comfortable here and all amenities are provided for a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Shops and markets are in the delightful towns of Navarrenx, Salies and Sauveterre de Béarn – all three located in the valley famous for salmon-fishing. No surprise then that the local restaurants offer very good, fresh produce at sensible prices. The perfect place to relax and unwind.
Why we like it
We are experiencing requests for more rural, inland properties with less peak-season summer traffic and yet within easy access to activities too. At Gestas farmhouse we love that you can splash about down in the river or laze by the private pool, savour outdoor treats cooked on the plancha and watch the sun dip down behind the mountains with a local glass of Jurançon wine in hand. We haven’t forgotten the kids though, who have a home cinema (Apple TV, Netflix etc) to keep them happy and WIFI throughout the house. The perfect, stressless holiday destination!