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Les Vieux Chenes
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Les Vieux Chenes
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20 reviews
Les Vieux Chenes
Pool from Garden Wall Gateway
Comfortable sitting area with piano
Opera king bedroom
Opera en suite with 'rainforest' shower, basin and wc
Another view of Opera bedroom
Bedroom-Theatre
Main bathroom with view over Pyrenees!
The Stone Terrace
Fully fitted Kitchen to prepare market goodies
Dining Area with antique farmhouse table
Enjoy views over the vineyards & Pau valley
After a shower early season..
Aerial View of farmhouse
Twin en suite top floor on 4 bed option only
Big Bikes on Col D'Aubisque
Tour de France comes to town(Navarrenx)
Pau Horse Show fence #28
Tasting Area at Local Vineyard
Views of Pyrenees from house in midwinter
Bedroom - Opera King en-suite
Overview
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, Bearn-Basque Country, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Fiona W
Toulouse, France
1 review
“Very comfortable and well appointed gite with good facilities”
Reviewed 3 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

A very comfortable and well appointed gite with plenty of homely touches. Very generous welcome pack and delicious meal on arrival (in addition and ordered in advance) which gave a true taste of the local produce. Very comfortable bed with nice bedding, bathrooms clean with good baths and showers.

The owners were very friendly and helpful, extremely willing to share their local knowledge. Knowing that we are used to warmer climes they made sure that the gite was warm - the thick walls hold the heat in winter and keep it cool in summer.

A great place to base yourself for trips to both Pau and the Pyrenees.

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Liked best: Friendliness of owners
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Heronsgat...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Peaceful, relaxing and characterful - an excellent base for exploring the Pyrenees”
Reviewed 24 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Vieux Chenes is a characterful house in the deep countryside, up on an escarpment overlooking the Pau valley. Spacious and tastefully-furnished accommodation - particularly the bedrooms - and a well-equipped kitchen and living room. The pool is large, clean and has gorgeous views down the valley, and there is a nice private bbq area. Well-situated for exploring the interesting local villages, and for reaching south to the Pyrenees and north to Pau and other historic towns. Gillian Pye is a welcoming and generous host, and we quickly felt wholly at home. We will certainly be back!

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Anna D
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Peaceful, tranquil and relaxing with wonderful pool and views”
Reviewed 14 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011

Warm and welcoming hosts, who make it their business to ensure you get the best out of your stay.

Lovely quiet Gite with stunning views, tastefully and thoughtfully renovated typical French farmhouse, with all the little touches to make your stay comfortable.

A car is a must but would highly recommend taking the dinner option on the first night it's delicious! There is also a welcome pack with breakfast essentials so we didn't need to worry about the first day.

We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed lazing by the pool with trips to the local towns and trying out some of the local recommended restaurants.

Ideally situated for the Pyrenees - walking, skiing or cycling (the national pastime!) Not far from one of the Tour de France stages (Make sure you're really really fit if you try this!!)

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Liked best: The comfort and tranquility
Liked least: Not being able to walk to bars and shops
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Tadley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with teenagers
Tourists
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tropicalk...
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A lovely place to get away from it all, in stunning countryside”
Reviewed 28 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011

Myself & my husband spent a great week here just last week. We flew from Dublin to Biarritz, the drive which just under 1.5 hrs to reach to the property. The house & area is even more idyllic than in the pictures, the surrounding countryside is truly beautiful. We wanted a relaxing getaway and got just that, it was so peaceful & quiet. The house is attached to the owners but everything is quite separate and private, and as the property is quite rural we were happy just to know they were there. The house itself is very well equipped and pool area is great, which we had to ourselves pretty much all of the time. There is plenty to do in the area, such as walking, sightseeing, rafting, golf etc. The owners provide a detailed list of amenities. A car is essential. The nearest town, Monein, is a 5 min drive, is very pretty and has everything from banks, shops & a couple of restaurants. This was our first visit to this area and the food & wine is great, and good value. We visted a midsummer music festival in Pau (c30 mins drive), another lovely town. Last but not least, the owner Gillian is a wonderful cook and can cater meals for guests at the house in a really interesting old dining room, or outside if the weather allows - we had a great meal on our last night with local wines etc and no worries with driving anywhere afterwards - highly recommended!! A great rural escape and we hope to return someday.

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Your age range 25-34
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