Nature Lover's Dream: La Bouchague

House - Entire home/apt · Issor, Aquitaine 64570, France

La Bouchague is a very private, restful and pretty cottage for couples. Situated in a Pyrenean meadow at 300 metres with direct access to mountain or valley walks by day and star-filled night skies. No neighbors, streetlights, or noise but birdsong.

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La Bouchague is a very private, restful and pretty cottage for couples. Situated in a Pyrenean meadow at 300 metres with direct access to mountain or valley walks by day and star-filled night skies. No neighbors, streetlights, or noise but birdsong.

The Space

Surrounded by fields and forests, no streetlights to dim the stars at night, this one bedroom house with 750m2 fenced garden at the entrance of the Aspe Valley offers total privacy. Valley and mountain walks start from the door, 15 minutes to the market town of Oloron Sainte Marie, 20 minutes to the Jurancon vineyards, 40 minutes to a total change of scene across the boarder in Spain, Pau Airport and TGV station in 60 minutes, Biarritz airport, beaches in 90 minutes. Three ski resorts within 45-60 minutes.

Ideal for nature lovers, skiers, hikers,writers, photographers, cyclists. The Tour de France routinely passes within 3 km of the property.

Note: The cottage, La Bouchague was created from a barn adjacent to a farmhouse which is unoccupied but perfectly maintained. La Bouchage is truely tranquil with no neighbors, no street noise. A total escape: guests have told us "we have never been anywhere as peaceful and relaxed as La Bouchague".

Weekly rates from 350€ depending on the season, special discount for longer stays.

Three course evening meal waiting for you on arrival including regional wine 25€ per person.

Breakfast shop for your first morning including cereal, croissants, fruit, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, juice 10€ per person.

Renovated in 2012, the property features:

- Flatscreen TV/DVD
- MP3 Player/Radio/CD
- Newly Fitted Kitchen with dining area, garden views
- Dishwasher
- Clothes washer
- Induction cooktop
- Oven
- Spacious bedroom, brass bed, orthopedic mattress, bureau, closet, valley views
- Living room with quality sofabed, two club chairs, vaulted ceiling, mountain views
- Shower room, sink, bidet
- Separate WC
- Quality linens and towels
- Wifi

- Fenced garden, garden furniture, garden pavilion containing one female one male all terrain bicycle
- Unoccupied well maintained family home adjoins the cottage. - -- - Closest neighbor 1km, Issor 2 km

- Sorry no pets
- Our cottage is smoke free
- Older children very welcome

Guest Access

La Bouchague is an independent private property for the guests sole use.

Interaction with Guests

We provide information on the region prior to the guests arrival and meet the guests upon arrival to welcome them, show them the property and ensure that everything is to their satisfaction. We then leave our guests to enjoy their privacy, though we are always contactable by phone or in person as needed.

The Neighborhood

Total peace and quiet, yet only 10 minutes to a baker and butcher, 15 minutes to a charming market town with all commodities and a full, free, summer music programme. Stupendous scenery in the adjoining Aspe and Barcus Valleys with walks and climbs for all skill levels. Forty minutes to a complete change of environment and culture in Spain or the delights of Pau and 90 minutes to the Atlantic surf and beaches at Biarritz.

Getting around

A car or bicycle is needed. Nearest train station is Oloron Sainte Marie or the TGV at Pau. Local Airports include Pau, Lourdes or Biarritz. Bordeaux or Toulouse airports also an option.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $491 /week
Monthly Price: $1051 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Lynn and Edward are very real and not automated at all :) As is the house, which is a wonderful stay and great value. This is a perfect location if you're looking to discover the Pyrenees, and like privacy, peace and quiet.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Très bon accueil de nos hôtes, gîte très agréable, au calme en pleine nature. Très bon séjour.

    February 2014
  • The gite is really cozy and quiet, full of character. The accommodation has everything you need, including a great big front yard and garden furniture to enjoy and relax outside.

    We would recommend the stay anytime, perfectly located and connected while really quiet, great to visit Bearn, especially le vall du Aspe. Amazing landscape all around and charming medieval little villages; local food was also another highlight.

    Lynn and her husband were really nice and welcoming, very attentive and helpful providing info and advice on local amenities and places of interest.

    November 2013
    Response from Lynn:

    We're very glad you enjoyed the region and our gite. Thank you for your comments! There really are many splendid places to visit. So if you decide to return we would be happy to see you again.

    November 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay in this lovely little gite. It's a really peaceful spot with only the distant clanking of cow-bells to interrupt the bird-song as you look out across the rolling hills.
    Lynn and Edward couldn't have been more helpful, even coming to meet us to go over some maps and giving great suggestions for driving and hiking.
    And, if you're there on a clear night, do yourself a favour: turn off all the lights and go outside to enjoy the stars, you won't regret it.

    September 2013
  • We very much enjoyed our stay at Lynn & Edward's cottage! The little "gite" is the ideal accommodation for a quite and cozy vacation for people who love nature! From the cottage we drove app. 40 Minutes to access the hiking trails to spectacular destinations like Lac de Lhurs, Pas d' Osque, and Pic d'Ansabere. Thus, we can very much recommend their gite to people who like to hike, but still want a cozy and lovely accommodation. The gite is very well equipped, we especially loved the induction stove:-). A big plus: it is *very* quite: We slept like babies and enjoyed the fresh air and the faint cow-bell ringing when opening the window blinds in the morning.... Lynn and Edward are wonderful hosts, we very much enjoyed meeting them, and simply had a wonderful time there.

    September 2013
    Response from Lynn:

    Thanks for being our guests Max and Anna. We loved getting to know you and having you as guests! We're impressed that you opted for the high mountain peaks accessed from the long drive up to Lescun! That means you've still got all the nearby peaks and territory in between to explore! Hope to see you again.

    September 2013
  • Un sitio idóneo para disfrutar de la naturaleza en estado puro (a 2 km del centro de Issor, al lado de una antigua granja) y aprovechar para tener una estancia relajada y muy tranquila. La casa está muy bien equipada (en dos plantas) y el jardín es un buen recurso si el tiempo acompaña.

    Su ubicación permite disfrutar del paisaje y a su vez conocer los pueblos y ciudades de alrededor, ya que está cerca de la frontera con Isaba (Navarra) y a menos de una hora tanto de Oloron como de Pau.

    Edward nos guió el primer día hasta la casa y nos dio algunas indicaciones sobre el entorno, lugares a visitar etc, cosa de agradecer cuando se llega a un lugar desconocido.

    August 2013
  • We had a great stay in this clam and "isolated" chalet. Our small son could finally scream and run without disturbing anyone. Once you learn the path (Edward picked us up and show it to us the first time) and do a couple of km by car you are in the middle of the valley and you can explore all the surroundings. Lynn and Edward gave us a great welcome and help with many tips about villages, restaurants and trekking paths.
    We really recommend Lynn's cottage for a calm staying in the French Pyrenees mountains.

    August 2013
  • We had a great time in Lynn's cottage. Quiet, peaceful and strategically situated place, nice and cosy house, and, above all, very helpful hosts. Perfect for our well deserved holidays!! Absolutely recomandable.

    August 2013
  • La maison est très confortable, joliment décorée et parfaitement équipée.
    La vue sur les montagnes est splendide. C'est un endroit très calme et reposant.

    August 2013
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We have lived in the region since 2007 but continue to discover new mountain trails, wildflowers, villages, vineyards and restaurants. We've lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America, Lynn in pharmaceuticals and Edward as a diplomat. We both love to meet new people and introduce them to our glorious region of southwest France and especially the Aspe Valley and Northern Spain. We offer tranquil surroundings in a stunning setting with complete privacy. We want you to feel at home.
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