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Stunning 14 m x 8 m swimming pool
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Stunning 14 m x 8 m swimming pool
Bright and airy sitting room (curtains have been replaced with blinds) Fully equipped kitchen
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9 reviews
Stunning 14 m x 8 m swimming pool
Bright and airy sitting room (curtains have been replaced with blinds)
Fully equipped kitchen
Orchard Cottage from across the orchard
View of the pool and valley beyond through the courtyard gates
Domaine Lavie Manor House
Views across the valley
Surfing at Biarritz
Pont de Lune, Salies de Bearn
Stunning mountain scenery
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Salies-de-Bearn, Bearn, Bearn-Basque Country, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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CathS72
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful location for relaxing, cycling or exploring”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Orchard Cottage is one of a cluster of gites around the courtyard of an old manor house, each backing on to the beautiful south-facing garden with its large pool. It was perfect for our family - clean, well-equipped (for both British and French cooks), comfortable and with bags of character. We were there during a hot spell, and the thick stone walls kept the cottage beautifully cool during the day. The owners, Jules and Ian, were very friendly and hospitable, and provided a really helpful 'welcome pack' of bread, milk, tea, coffee, wine, etc. We split our time between lazing around the garden and exploring the local area - Salies, Navarrenx, St Jean de Luz and the Pyrenees are all recommended. We were pleasantly surprised by how many flat cycling routes suitable for the family there were, as well as the more mountainous routes for the serious cyclist. The unheated pool was a little bracing in April, but we understand they have plans for solar heating soon. As in most of rural France, WiFi is not amazingly quick, but it was fine for checking emails and searching on the Internet.

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Liked best: Location, swimming pool, pyrenees
Liked least: Sunburn!
Travelling group: Young Children
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miniching
Liverpool
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An excellent holiday location for our young family”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We booked this quite last minute as we just wanted to get away from it all for a week in the sun to relax and unwind with our baby. The property was beautiful and Mary went out of her way to make sure that we could make ourselves at home by providing everything for the baby and a barbecue for some al fresco cooking. The views from the pool and the cottage were lovely and it was only a short drive to the quaint village of Salies de Bearn which is a treasure trove of winding cobbled streets leading to several restaurants all serving delicious French food and local delicacies. We enjoyed days out to Biarritz and Pau but most of all we loved to relax in our beautiful cottage and explore the grounds in the sunshine.

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Liked best: The beautiful views and the swimming pool
Liked least: The fact that we didn't book for two weeks
Travelling group: Young Children
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tony777_1...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A perfect location for relaxation & sightseeing”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

A warm welcome awaits you at Domaine Lavie from Mary & Roger who are the perfect hosts. The gite is A1,equipped with everything you could need including flowers & wine.! Unwind around the pool overlooking the quiet,beau countryside dotted with farms.The local village of Salies is a treasure & there are numerous places to visit, from the Pyrenees to the coast.This is a quiet corner of France often overlooked.There is a myriad of things to do to suit all tastes.Do come!

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Liked best: The peace & quiet.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cork
Reviewed 10 February 2013 for a stay in July 2012

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Management Response
12 Feb 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words - we hope you will come again!
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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: The Pool
Liked least: wasps
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
12 Feb 2013
It was a pleasure to have you stay here and we are very pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much.
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