2 bedroom gîte in 12th Century Basque Manor House

From $135 / night

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Bed and Breakfast


Spacious and luxurious maisonette, the ground and 1st floor at the front (south side Hegoalde in Basque) of Santa Maria. You enter into the 80 M2 living area directly from your private garden (with picnic table and BBQ). To the right is the kichen (Granite surfaces, Dishwasher, Electric oven, Hob, Fridge Freezer, Double sink ) and dining table (8 place). To the left the lounge with three leather settees, TV,(hdmi connection to laptops) DVD & Hi Fi. A staircase leads to a landing wih doors into the bedrooms (Newly renovated to leave visible the stones of the original Renaissance (16th C) windows. Bedroom 1 (30M2) with south faci...Read more


2 bedroom gîte in 12th Century Basque Manor House
Helette, Aquitaine, France

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Additional Location Information

The heart of the French Basque country between Bayonne and St Jean Pied de Port.
A half hour from the coast & the fantastic beaches of Biarritz & St Jean de Luz, in the foothills of the Pyrenees.The house looks over Mt Baigura (895m) which is walking distance from Santa Maria. The Baigura activity centre has a paragliding school & offers courses & accompanied (tandem) flights. A "tractor train" takes passengers to the summit as well as paragliders, mountain bikers & Trottinettes (fat wheeled scooters for freewheeling down!).
The river Nive 15 minutes away has excellent swimming spots with deep pools for diving/jumping in; Canoes rafts & a variety of appliances for descending the rapids can be hired;
The Basque country is a very beautiful region (mountains,rivers & ocean) fantastic for hiking, its distinctive architecture and its strategic historical position make the towns & villages also a pleasure to visit; The Basques are the aboriginals of Europe having been present in the region since before the last Ice age (living in the many prehistoric limestone caves to be found in the region).
A car is neccessary to explore the region, however there are shops, bars & restaurants in Helette .
The Basque country is famous for its fêtes: Bayonne & san vermin are famous but every village has its weekend with Mechoui (giant BBq lamb),concerts & dancing till dawn; The Helette mechoui seats aroun 1000 people in our magnificent square;

More About This Location

Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways

What's Nearby

Golf course within 30 minute drive, Water sports nearby, Fishing nearby, Horse riding nearby

Nearest beach: Biarritz, 20 miles
Nearest shops

Getting There

Nearest train station: Bayonne, 20 miles
Nearest ferry port: Bilbao, 100 miles
Nearest airport: Biarritz, 20 miles
Car is essential


Last updated on May 11, 2014
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Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR)

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Jun 30 - Aug 2, 2014
July Hegoalde
$153$1,077$3,3661 Week
Aug 3 - Aug 30, 2014
August Hegoalde
$174$1,212$4,0391 Week
Aug 31 - Jun 27, 2015
Off Season
Weekend $81
$942$2,6931 Week
All other dates
$135$9421 Week
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $269
  • Tax rate | 0% of rent
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.


  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Central heating
  • Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Fitness Room
  • Corporate bookings allowed
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • Secure parking space
  • Parking
  • Mountain Views
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Stove or Oven
  • Kettle
  • Stereo or CD player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garden
Onsite Equipment
  • Swing set or jungle gym
  • 8 Dining chairs
  • 8 Lounge chairs
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - ask
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 35 square meters

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