Description from the manager
Description from the manager
Enchanting 1792 Stone Watermill & Farmhouse; Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms ensuite); Natural & Heated Swimming Pool with Views of the River - Privacy to Swim, Read & Sunbathe. The 39 acre Estate is totally private. Our Private A-Class river l'Adour, is ideal for Fishing & Kayaking - complimentary Kayaks and Mountain Bikes are Provided.
Moulin de Marras is a stunning 17th century watermill on the river, set in 39 acres of meadow and Woodland nestled among fruit trees and ancient oaks with 1km of your private A-class River l'Adour. The river bed is pebbled with crystal clear waters which flow from the Pyrenees Mountain and ski resort of La Mongie (1.5 ...Read more
About the manager
About the manager
M Y Ali
M Y Ali
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Additional Location Information
Flights: Ryanair to Pau Pyrenees (40 minutes drive) or Biarritz (1hr 10 minutes drive)
Many other airlines fly from various regional airports to Bordeaux (1 hr 45 minutes drive), or Toulouse (2 1/2 hours drive). Please contact us for flights from specific UK airports.
Car hire available at the airports.
Trains: TGV direct from Paris to Orthez (20 minutes drive)
Channel Ports 6 -8 hours drive or alternatively Bilbao, Spain
There are many places of historic interest locally, including Vineyards and numerous Romanesque churches, Golf, Fishing, Kayaking, Walking, Mountain biking, Swimming, Health spas, Wine and Armaniac tours.
For food lovers every town has its weekly market with fantastic fresh local produce. The Saturday farmers market at Mont de Marsan is particularly recommended for its wonderful selection of Pyrenean cheeses, Bayonne ham, foie gras and oysters from Arcachon.
There are many Roman towns in the area, including Eugenie-les-Bains (8 Km) with its famous spas, La Ferme Thermale and three star michelin restaurant run by world famous Michel GuÃ©rard. Saint Sever which has an 11th Century Benedictine Abbey, and is an important stop on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. Dax, another Roman town, is France's most popular spa town with its thermal mud baths.
For four star luxury visit one of France's most eminent chef's, Michel Guerard at Eugenie-les-Bains, with it's 3 star Michelin restaurant and wonderful Auberge serving fantastic traditional local cuisines in the most beautiful of surroundings.
Given its proximity to Spain the area has many Spanish influences including the summer festivals. Every town has its annual fete and the larger ones in Mt de Marsan, Hagetmau and Dax are highly recommended, with carnivals, Flamenco at Mt de Marsan, and the unique local tradition of the Course Landais, a type of bull jumping which has to be seen to be believed.
The flamenco art festival: Since 1989 Mont de Marsan has been the favoured haven of the flamenca artistic expression. For six days, just before the bullfighting festival starts the whole town lives to the rythm of flamenco. Every night the enjoyment goes on till very late with the traditional tertulias (evenings).
FÃªtes de la Madeleine: Every summer Mont de Marsan lives to the rythm of the Madeleine Festival. The fame of the Mont de Marsan bullfighting festival "The Madeleine festival" has made it the most looked-forward to event of the last two weeks of july. The whole town dances to the sound of the bandas.
For five days, thousands of festival lovers, from all over France, Spain and even farther away, come to enjoy the wild and picturesque atmosphere of the "bodegas y casetas".
Music Festival: Marciac is a bastide town founded in the 13th century on one of the main routes of the pilgrimage to St Jacques de Compostelle. Its fine central square is bounded by well-preserved arcades, which become alive for two weeks in August to the sound of international Jazz musicians. Marciac is a 35 minute drive from Moulin de Marras.
Skiing: The River Adour finishes at the sea in Chiberta, Anglet (just 3kms West of Bayonne) below, visiting Moulin De Marrast, but starts at a Mountain source just South of La Mongie (Ski Resort) in the Hautes Pyrenees Mountains - 90 minute drive.
Golf: There are 28 golf courses in or near the area covered by Gascogny. The greens and fairways are permanently green, and most of the courses here are adjacent to the large rivers which flow through the departments. The rest is just good grounds management
Gastronomy: On a more accessible level there are treats to be found in the simple country restaurants where one habitually finds a robust, carefully prepared 5 course menu inclusive of wine for 10 euros. Another way to enjoy the local fare is to subscribe to the â€œrepas du chasseurâ€ or one of the meals at the local fetes. Here lunch can stretch through to the evening and would include the likes of Salmis de Palombe preceded by lashings of foie gras on warm toast, and followed by venison steaks with local wild mushrooms. This could be rounded off by a light salad, brebis cheese, and an apple croustade. Wash it down with some of the local wine and set the meal beneath the leafy plain trees in the grounds of Moulin De Marrast or village square and you begin to get a feel for the quality of life to be found in this remarkable region.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest ferry port: St Milo
Nearest airport: Pau or Bordeaux
Nearest train station: 15 minutes drive
Car is recommended