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Gite to rent in the Pyrenees Atlantique

Maison Touyarot within an hour of the sea and the mountains

Maison Touyarot

Maison Touyarot is a fine 19th century stone barn conversion, with spacious accommodation for up to 8 guests and a baby in four bedrooms on two floors. The house is set in 1/3 acre of private grounds, a short walk from two delightful hilltop villages, with views towards the snow capped peaks of the Pyrenees. Inside, the rooms are well proportioned, bright and airy, and have been tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout.

The house, whilst set in tranquil surroundings, is within 45 minutes of the mountains and an hour from the golden sandy beaches around Biarritz renowned for its surfing.

Ryanair now fly to Pau airport (only 20 minutes drive from the house) and offer cheap flights and car hire to passengers.

The Accommodation

The barn, recently converted, has retained much of its original character, with a finely turned staircase, galleried landing, terracotta floor tiles, and a wealth of exposed timber beams. The living room has comfortable sofas, a CD player and a television with a DVD player with a selection of DVD’s for all ages. Ample garden furniture is provided for eight people to dine on the terrace. The large open plan kitchen  is equipped with an oven, four gas hob burners and a dishwasher.

The terrace in front of the property

Stunning views of the Pyrenees from the lane leading to Touyarot 

The house has four bedrooms two rooms have a double bed, one has two single beds and the other has two singles and a cot. There are two  bathrooms one with a bath, shower and WC and the other with a shower and WC.

One of Maison Touyarot's bedrooms

The stone barns and outbuildings surround a large courtyard with table tennis, badminton and boule facilities. The property is surrounded  by the rolling landscape of the Bearn, with views stretching to the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrénées.

Climate - Early Springs and Summers stretching towards the end of October!

Whilst the south east of France is characterised by cold winters giving way to baking summers and the strong winds of the mistral, the Atlantic influence on Aquitaine brings mild winters, early springs and long summers stretching well into October. The average max. daytime temperature reaches 20 C in May and does not fall below 20 C until late in October. In fact the locals view September to November as the best months of the year with warm sunny days without the heat of high summer…...and feedback from a family letting Touyarot (at the end of March last year) we learnt that they spent part of the week sun-bathing on a beach near Biarritz with temperatures around 24 C… and a day in the mountains and amongst the snow and the skiers in the Pyrenees. Next year they plan to return and surf in the sea near Biarritz and ski in the Pyrenees in the same week!

For further details and availability please e-mail: nick@hodsonlewis.co.uk