Welcome to our 16C basque farmhouse located in the centre of La Bastide Clairence, a listed village housing a dozen or so high quality craftsmen. Our guestrooms have all modern comforts, large beds, private bathrooms, reversible heat-pumps for summer/winter comfort. Our small garden is totally private being walled and offers several terraces for guests' use and also off-road parking for two cars. Three friendly cats live here too! We are 20 mins from Bayonne, 25 mins to Biarritz and 45 mins from San Sebastien. Our house is neighbour to a medieval real tennis court (1512) which is still in use for all the basque racquet games (pelote, pasaka, etc) and of course real tennis. The village has 3 swimming pools, 2 tennis courts and in summer, a lively Friday night farmer's market. For our guests we have prepared personalised "off the beaten track" routes to help you discover our region, its culture and lifestyle. We look forward to receiving you in Maison Marchand.
Our largest oak-beamed bedroom with kingsize double bed, private bathroom on 1st floor giving onto the balcony and garden at rear of the house. Sitting area and bureau. Original stone sink and fire lintels as decoration feature, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, reversible heat pumps, books, guides in english and french.
Ground floor room with terrace and exterieur furniture. Queen size double bed, shower room, double sinks and toilet, sitting area, books, tea/coffee facilities. Gives onto garden at rear of house.
Family room on two levels situated on 1st floor of house, giving onto balcony and garden. Equipped with two single beds and 1 queen double, shower, two sinks and wc. Cooling/heating air pumps for summer/winter comfort. Price given is for 4 people.
Located in the centre of the house giving onto a quiet side street, this room features exposed beams, wafer bricks, stone window surrounds, pale wooden floor, queen bed, sofa, tea/coffee making facilities. It is decorated in warm cinnamon/cream tones to complement the beams and bricks.
Biarritz, France (BIQ-Bayonne-Anglet) 20 miles
Leaving airport, 1st large roundabout follow St jean de Luz. 2nd roundabout straight across (St. Jean de Luz). Get into left lane and at 3rd roundabout left into toll station. Once through follow A63 Bayonne/Bordeaux direction. After about 5 mins take filter lane off to right onto A64 Toulouse/Pau. Exit 4 Urt/Bidache/St.Palais, right onto D936 La Bastide Clairence. Right at mini-island onto D123, 4kms and you enter village on main street. House half-way up on left, wrought-iron sign saying Maison Marchand.
Historical interests, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone
Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Library, Private entrance, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts
Foix Valérie et Gilbert
Horses, rugby, real tennis, walking, travelling