Contemporary riverside chalet (one of just six) in the heart of the beautiful Basque countryside just 30 minutes from Biarritz. Shared heated pool. Wonderfully peaceful location and a great base from which to explore the Basque Country.
Lovely well-equipped chalet (30m2) for 2 people maximum decorated in a contemporary style with double bed, living/dining room and kitchenette, shower room and verandah with table and chairs and a barbecue. The chalet, which is one of six, has a parking space and an outside area with sun chairs. Wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the swimming pool. Picnics along the river bank are possible. Beautiful, peaceful setting by the riverside and situated just next to our 16th century watermill with shared heated pool. Biarritz is just half an hour away and Bayonne 25 minutes. In the heart of the countryside, just outside the village of La Bastide Clairence, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is an artisan village with lots of craft workshops.
No traffic noise whatsoever and amazing wildlife such as griffon vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, wild deer, otter, red kites, herons, etc. We have 2 very friendly goats and four cats. Our neighbours have donkeys and llamas. Lovely walks nearby with views over the Pyrenees. A huge range of activities are available in the Basque region such as hiking, surfing, canoeing, skiing, Hawaiian pirogue, cycling, horse riding, white water rafting. For guests wishing to view sport, there are both Bayonne and Biarritz rugby teams, Basque pelota games and in our own village of La Bastide Clairence is the oldest Real Tennis court in the world (Jeu de Paume).
Please note that the chalet has heating and a thick duvet for off-season months.
Please note : we can only accept bookings of a minimum of 1 week in July and August. Please note that our chalets are for 2 people. We do not accept children.
The hillside where the chalets and pool are situated, the river bank and the riverside terrace where our vintage tea garden is situated.
Interaction with guests
Jon and I both work from home so we are on hand for any advice or recommendations.
Other things to note
The pool is heated from mid May to mid October
We ask guests to please refrain from smoking inside the property. Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside. Unfortunately, we cannot accept dogs as we have four cats and two goats.
I and my husband Jon have been living in France for over 20 years. I am originally from Cornwall and Jon is from York. I first lived in Paris for 7 years where I worked for a New York law firm as a bilingual PA, then ran a luxury rental villa/B&B in Grasse on the Cote d'Azur for 10 years and we now live in the beautiful Basque country near Biarritz. Jon is a graphic designer and photographer and works in the yachting industry. We love living in the Basque country as we have the best of both worlds: the beautiful countryside and riverside location, and the stunning coastline just a short drive away. Jon is a keen surfer and can help with recommending the best surf spots! We love the huge choice of excellent restaurants and bars in the area, including across the border in Spain in San Sebastián, Fuentarribia and Pamplona.