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“Luxury villa at the foot of the Pyrenees”
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Review of Maison Berchon

Maison Berchon - a classic French townhouse
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Maison Berchon - a classic French townhouse
The south-facing pool with rolling safety cover View from the table-tennis table towards the pool's Roman steps
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Maison Berchon - a classic French townhouse
The south-facing pool with rolling safety cover
View from the table-tennis table towards the pool's Roman steps
Roses and flowering bushes surround the sunny pool
Spacious first floor double bedroom.
Spacious double under the eaves
The first-floor bathroom
Top-floor walk-in shower
Part of the well-equipped kitchen
The cheerful dining area
Comfy sofas in the salon
The stunning Bearnaise staircase
Modern stairs leading to the games room
Games room with garden access
Private garden with barbecue
View of mountains from a bedroom
Henri IV's château in Pau
Carnival time in Nay
Happy crowd at Nay fetes
The parade of floats at Nay fetes
The stunning backdrop of the Pyrenees in winter as seen from the Gave de Pau in Nay
Park next to Gave de Pau in Nay
The sandy beach at Baudreix
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Nay, Bearn, Bearn-Basque Country, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Rob A
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Luxury villa at the foot of the Pyrenees”
Reviewed 2 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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We expected a good-sized villa with some extras (the games room, etc) but what we hadnt expected was the consistent quality of everything the owners had put in - from bathrooms that wouldnt be out of place in a 4-5 star hotel through to a superbly equipped kitchen. Its really first class for a holiday let, and we hope to make it down next summer to try the great-looking pool as well as the house.

Tony and Yolande couldnt have been more welcoming and have the sensitivity to be there when you need them and not there when you dont! The thoughtful welcome basked included English necessities (proper tea!) as well as delicious local cheese and fish soup (and a nice bottle of wine.) Best of all was delicious bread from the local boulangerie (ask for directions, its only 2-3 minutes walk)

Nay itself is a smallish town but has the shops and bars you need, a very good restaurant and an interesting market (twice a week) which has everything you'd expect, including live chickens. We also explored local towns like Pau (stunning) and Lourdes (a weird crossover between religion and commercialism, but an essential trip all the same). A highlight was the trip up into the Pyrenees which gives an insight into what the Tour de France cyclists put themselves through - truly extraordinary.

Overall thoroughly recommended and we hope to return next summer with our teenaged children

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Liked best: quality of furnishings and equipment in the house
Liked least: we couldnt get the wifi to work consistently
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queenalio...
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect place to explore the Pyrenees”
Reviewed 16 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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person found this review helpful

From the moment we arrived, we felt at home in this beautifully renovated property -- not least because of the fresh bread, English tea, cheese and other delicious essentials that were waiting for us. As we didn't arrive until 8pm local time, this 'welcome hamper' was greatly appreciated as it meant we didn't have to go straight out again to find food. The property itself is charming and full of character but also has all the comforts and conveniences of a well-equipped modern holiday home. We didn't do much cooking during our stay, preferring to eat out, but as far as I could see it had everything you might need for diy catering. Another big plus is the wonderful patisserie that is just a couple of minutes' walk away -- a must for your daily breakfast croissants and baguette. Nay is a pleasant but not terribly exciting town with several restaurants and bars, most notably the new and rather chic St Georges restaurant. It also boasts a Museum of the Beret. Although it doesn't have a lot ot offer in terms of tourist attractions, it does make an excellent base for exploring this beautiful part of France. Highlights for us were the elegant city of Pau, the tour of the nearby Betharram caves (which includes a boat and train ride) and, of course, the spectacular Pyrenees mountains themselves, which you can see from several of the gite's windows. All in all, Maison Berchon is a great place for sight-seeing, walking or just relaxing and unwinding in wonderfully peaceful surroundings.

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Liked best: attention to detail
Liked least: lots of stairs
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Your age range 35-49
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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Your age range 25-34
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bal_ple
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Perfect holiday base in beautiful Pyrenees”
Reviewed 3 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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My family of 5 stayed in beautiful Maison Berchon for a week in July. The house is fantastic with all the facilities, comfort and a lot of space, both inside and outside. It is a perfect base for a hike in the Pyrenees, cycling the cols, visiting the beautiful castles or just staying at the pool. We had a fantastic stay.

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Hans B
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2017 for a stay in July 2016
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22 Jan 2017
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family - and we look forward to your next visit!
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