• cottage La Fontaine
  • cottage courtyard
  • Private pool
  • Terrace with BBQ




Welcome to cottage "La Fontaine", Sauveterre de Béarn, France !


cottage "La Fontaine"


The 18th century cottage "La Fontaine" is a charming and cozy home from home but it's also spacious and very comfortable if not luxurious.
It has been completely renovated to modern, high standards, but you will still find the authentic 18th century charm.
In total you have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a huge 50m² living room, an anti-chambre, a fully equipped kitchen and a utility room at your disposal.
This spacious cottage is dominated by thick stone walls, wooden floors, high ceilings, old oak beams and "colombages" and features eye
catching authentic woodwork.
In the fully fenced garden you will  find an big above ground swimming pool and in the courtyard on the terrace, you'll find the bbq area.




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The cottage is equipped with Satellite TV (FTA channels via Astra 19.2), all French TNT HD channels and offers a fast free Wifi broadband internet connection via smart TV 48" (perfect for UK channels via FilmOn) and also free landline telephone connections (even international). Hi-fi set and DVD player + DVD library are also provided.

Off road private parking space available.

La Fontaine" offers you on top of all that one unique feature which distinguishes this property from all the others: It's a mere 150m walk along a kiwi orchard before you have easy access to the beautiful unspoilt pebbled river beaches.


Downstairs: Anti-chambre, master bedroom, kitchen, utility room, living room, bathroom
The luxury spacious bathroom features a large walk-in shower, a bathtub and contemporary tiling throughout.
It also has a marble granite composite washbasin with a big mirror, as well as a modern hanging toilet and a hanging bidet.

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The solid whitewashed oak kitchen with a wooden worktop is spacious and practical with fitted cupboards, a big fridge with freezer compartment,a  beige ceramic butler sink and a family-sized De Dietrich oven with induction hob, an extractor fan, a bar worktop and plenty of work surfaces to create delicious meals. A comprehensive selection of crockery, cutlery, and glassware for 8 people is provided and the kitchen is well stocked with all the utensils, cookware and general paraphernalia that an enthusiastic cook requires.

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In the adjoining fully tiled utility room which leads onto the bathroom you will find a washing machine and a dishwasher, an ironing board, a laundry basket, a microwave. A 300 L boiler is also fitted. Next to the utility room you find the spacious modern bathroom.

The spacious tiled anti-chambre features a vintage "Godin" wood burner, a lovely wooden staircase, 2 "Voltaire" armchairs and a solid wooden buffet. It's equipped with a CD player and a CD library.

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The 50m² living room not only offers a lot of space, the double glazed French windows in the front and the lateral 2 big windows have transformed the lounge into an extraordinary bright place with a lot of natural light shining in. It features wooden parquet floors and over 3m high red cedar ceilings with exposed old oak beams.

A large teak farmhouse table sits in the center of the room with comfortable chairs for 6 persons. The lounge has its own state of the art 'Godin' wood burner which creates a really cozy atmosphere during the cooler months.
The living room also has an old oak wardrobe, 2 sofas, a sofa bed (only for reservations of 7/8 persons), an armchair and a table near the TV and entertainment area. With a view of the outside courtyard and the terrace and garden beyond, this is the place to be to relax in.
It is equipped with a 48" smart TV and 8 Mb ADSL Wifi internet access which also offers free international telephone connections (only landlines !) and over 60 French and international FTA channels (Astra 19.2) or UK channels via e.g. Filmon. It is completed with a soundbar and a DVD player and a DVD library, so you will never be short of entertainment.

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Downstairs large masterbedroom with comfortable double bed with new mattress, wooden nightstands, wooden floor, wardrobe, table and chair and exposed old oak beams.

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Upstairs: 2 bedrooms, landing, separate bathroom

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The 2 upstairs bedrooms are both equipped with 2 comfortable twin beds and all have new mattresses, quality linens and summer duvets and there are radiators and clothes racks in both rooms. Both bedrooms have wooden floors and exposed beams and windows with views.
One bedroom also has a free standing ancient solid wooden vanity cabinet with black granite top counter and integrated mirror.
Between the two bedrooms you will find a separate bathroom with hanging toilet, shower cabin and a modern washbasin.
The upstairs bedrooms and bathroom are accessed from the solid wood paneled staircase in the anti-chambre.


The courtyard, terrace, garden and pool

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One of the nice extra features of "La Fontaine" is its private fenced garden where you can hear the sound of the water from the river below. It's big enough for the whole family to explore and enjoy. Whether you prefer to relax in sunloungers or run around playing you won't get in each others way. The main woodland style garden has a wide expanse of green grass surrounded by colourful mixed borders, a beautiful large boxwood hedge, rambling wild vine climbing the barn, wonderful flowering shrubs like hibiscus and camelia japonica, spectacular trees like Mimosa and Magnolia You can use the shady, pebbled terrace with garden chairs and table for all fresco dining. You can cook outside using the quality BBQ.

Other outside furniture and equipment

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Garden chairs and table and parasol on terrace, pool, sun loungers around pool in fully fenced landscaped garden (June 1st-  end September), badminton/beach tennis sets,  French boules, table tennis table, darts and mini soccer table in barn, body boards.  







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