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The view from the verandah of the chaletThe exterior of the chalet with steps leading up from the pool and sunbeds to the side - parking space at left hand side
Riverside Chalet near Biarritz (4)
Riverside Chalet near Biarritz (4)
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

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.

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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house
2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Jota User Profile
July 2015
Very peaceful stay. The chalet was clean, cute and confortable, liked furniture and decoration. We really enjoyed the views and the pool, it seems that was our private pool. Cathy and Jon are so nice and Lilly the puppy is so funny.

Victor User Profile
July 2014
We had à great stay at Cathy's chalet. Nice surroundings en great food. Greetings

Claire User Profile
October 2017
Loué pour deux nuits Arrivée vers 21h30 L'extérieur on verra demain L'intérieur : au secours Tout a été fait à l'arrache, papier peint très mal posé, des trous de chevilles partout, systèmes de fenêtres juste inouvrables, un volet cassé et pas fermable normalement ( obligés d'être à deux , un dehors sous la pluie , un dedans et le tout en se coinçant les doigts ) ;déco pas du tout contemporaine comme annoncé , joints de douche silicone douche ni faits ni à faire. Etc etc Les meubles des années 80 et placards vétustes avec étagères sont d'un très mauvais effet. C'est sans compter sur la porte du meuble sous évier qui tombe quand on l'ouvre et celle de la salle de bain qui ne s'ouvre qu'avec deux ou trois coups d'épaule. Les photos sont trompeuses , nous allons porter une réclamation auprès du site où nous avons loué. ( nous avions payé d'avance ...️). Il n'y a pas de véranda comme annoncé mais une terrasse couverte. Il n'y avait pas de couette épaisse comme annoncé également mais une vieille couverture qui ne couvrait pas l'ensemble du lit. Un tout petit convecteur sur roulettes pour chauffer " l'ensemble" ( il faisait 12 dehors ). La responsable tres gentille , vue une fois à notre arrivée 5 minutes. Biarritz est plus à 45 Minutes en roulant bien que le temps annoncé (30 minutes ). L'extérieur est très plaisant. Mais tout ceci s'apparente plus à un mini camping qu'à un Airbnb par exemple. Éviter le chalet n• 4 qui est à côté du local qui est à 6 mètres du local technique de la "piscine" (qui est plus un couloir de nage en fait ) ..... ronronnement 24h/24 !

Valentin User Profile
November 2016
Superbe endroit, le chalet est grand et très confortable. Merci a cathy, notamment pour les petites attentions comme les croissants devant la porte le premier matin. Et si vous aimez les animaux vous aurez la chance d'en croiser quelques uns notamment Charlie le chat qui vient chercher des caresses le soir.

Cathy a été très accueillante. Nous avons bien profité du calme et de la vue splendide. La piscine au pied du chalet était un vrai plus. Charmant et reposant, tout ce dont nous avions besoin pour nous ressourcer. Cecile et Tony.

Sabine User Profile
April 2014
Merci pour ce séjour chez vous qui a été très agréable. Je cherchais à me ressourcer et le cadre magnifique de la nature, la piscine, les animaux, le chalet cosy, tout a été propice au calme, au repos et à la détente. En même temps nous avons bien profité de la région et de l'océan. Nous avons bien pu nous dépayser. A bientôt!

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La Bastide-Clairence, FranceJoined in January 2011
Cathy User Profile

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.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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