An east-facing window, a Juliette balcony window and a sky-light fill the living room with light.A good spot to read or watch a DVD.
FranceAquitaineIssor
Peaceful, Pretty Pyrenees Cottage

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Explore the mountains or just relax at our cosy, peaceful cottage in the west Pyrenees foothills. Direct access to pristine nature in this unspoiled corner of France. Hike, ski, fish, visit local markets, wineries, or 40' to Spain. WiFi. Car needed.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Weekly Discount: 15%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

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, 30 minutes to a total change of scene across the boarder in Spain, Pau Airport and TGV station in 45 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.

The cottage, La Bouchague, is a converted barn adjacent to a farmhouse that is only occasionally occupied. La Bouchague and its outdoor dining area are not overlooked.

La Bouchage is a total escape, no street noise, no steetlights to dim the night skies. Guests have told us "we have never been anywhere as peaceful and relaxed as La Bouchague".

WEEKLY OR LONGER RATES
Weekly rates from 400€ depending on the season, special discount for longer stays.

MAY WE PREPARE A MEAL FOR YOU?
Three course evening meal waiting for you on arrival including regional wine 25€ per person.

BREAKFAST ON YOUR FIRST MORNING?
Breakfast shop for your first morning including cereal, croissants, fruit, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, juice 10€ per person.

FEATURES
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
- Satellite TV
- DVD
- CD/MP3/iPod/AM/FM

OUTSIDE
- Fenced garden, garden furniture, garden pavilion

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

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.

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 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. Ninety minutes to the Atlantic surf and beaches at Biarritz.

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 are also an option.

Designed for one to two guests sharing the bedroom. However, the living room sofa converts into a double bed. This allows for two to sleep separately.

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 including and indoor and outdoor pool, rafting expeditions, a water park and a free summer music programme. Stupendous scenery in the adjoining Aspe and Barcus Valleys with walks and climbs for all skill levels. Visit nearby vineyards, historic sites, village markets or enjoy a complete change of scene in Spain 30 minutes, Pau 45 minutes, or 90 minutes to the Atlantic 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.

Other things to note

For Sunday Arrivals - Please note that most shops are closed on Sundays. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday, but only until noontime. Most restaurants are open for lunch on Sunday but not for dinner.

Designed for one to two guests sharing the bedroom. However, the living room sofa converts into a double bed. This allows for two to sleep separately or a third occupant. Note that the kitchen is separated from the other rooms by a short flight of stairs which may not be convenient for those with mobility issues.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is after 4PM

No smoking and no pets.
Suitable for older children.
Maximum occupancy two adults or two adults and one older child.
We do not charge for cleaning but ask instead that the cottage be cleaned prior to your departure.
Radiators must be turned off when not at the cottage.
Close all shutters upon departure.
Refuse should be placed in the plastic bags provided and deposited in the refuse bins found on the route to Issor, just across the small bridge on the route to Issor.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Lynn User Profile

I have lived in the region since 2007 but continue to discover new mountain trails, wildflowers, villages, vineyards and restaurants. I've lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America, in the pharmaceuticals business. I enjoy meeting new people and introducing them to our glorious region of southwest France and especially the Aspe Valley and Northern Spain.

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