Maison Loumé is a charming holiday house in one of the prettiest streets in town. It is a great value holiday option for families or small groups, sleeping eight people comfortably in two double rooms and a family room that has two singles and a double bed. There is a large fully equipped kitchen, and a combined living / dining area with wood burner for the colder months. There is a modern bathroom with shower upstairs, and second bathroom on the ground level.
Being right in the centre of town you are within easy walking distance of all local attractions, bars, restaurants, shops, and the thermal baths, famous for their healing qualities.
There is parking available in the surrounding streets, and street access to the property to pick up / drop off only. Note the 3rd floor is currently unrenovated and not intended for guests use, but the washing machine is located on this floor.
Salies de Béarn is a lively town in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region of South West France. Pyrénées-Atlantiques takes its name from the Pyrénées Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean with Salies de Béarn being perfectly situated between the two. This provides access to a wide range of activities and beautiful scenery throughout the year.
Markets and shopping - Considered the Venice of the Béarn, Salies is a beautiful traditional village with an old medieval quarter and a charming old-fashioned 19th century area. The Place du Bayaa is the heart of the town and the market is held here every Thursday morning. The fresh local produce is delicious, and you can also find clothes and gifts here. There are excellent shops, bars and restaurants along with a supermarket, banks, a cinema and a casino at the Hotel du Parc.
History - The town has become most famous because of it's salt - legend has it that this was discovered when an injured boar fell into a swamp and was discovered later covered in salt and perfectly preserved. The salts at Salies de Béarn are particularly beneficial for gynaecological, rheumatic and paediatric ailments and the Thermal Baths are a must for any visitor to the area! Relax at the thermal spas or pamper yourself with one of the many beauty treatments on offer.
Fetes - During the summer each village or town in the area holds its own fete, which takes places over a weekend. The two main festivals in Salies are The Piperade and the Fête du Sel, however there are many other events throughout the year, particularly in the summer evenings and weekends.
Sports - There are plenty of activities to take part in including a local 12 hole golf course, cycling tracks, hiking/walking, local outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, kayaking and white water rafting at nearby Sauveterre De Bearn. The area is also famous for its fishing in the local rivers or gaves. Gave d'Oloron in particular is rich in trout and salmon.
Nearby – The vibrant town of Biarritz and surf beaches of Hossegor are 40 minutes away by car. St Jean de Luz is a beautiful port town with fabulous seafood restaurants situated about 10 minutes past Biarritz on the Spanish border. In under an hour you can be exploring the old town and sampling tapas (pinxtos) in San Sebastian (Spain). Ski resorts are just over 1 hour to the south and cater for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
Inland and closer to Salies is St Jean Pied de Port, a gorgeous village and one of the starting points for the El Camino de Santiago. Lourdes is about 1.5hrs by car.
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We live in Australia so unfortunately won't be able to meet guests. We respond to any emails within 24 hours if you have any questions during your stay. For urgent questions regarding the property, we have a property manager available.
NO SMOKING INSIDE
House MUST be left clean and tidy on departure, otherwise additional cleaning fees will be taken from the security deposit
Small pets OK - by prior arrangement
Long term lets welcome
July - August - €500 per week - 1 week minimum stay
September to June - €400 per week - 1 week minimum stay
September to June - €800 per month - 1 month minimum stay
Security Fee: €200 refundable security deposit
We are an Australian & Kiwi couple who met while travelling many years ago and settled in Newcastle, Australia. We now have 3 teenage sons who keep us from travelling as much as we would like to!
We enjoy food, wine, books, music, art, and travel - anywhere will do.
A couple of years ago we bought a house in Salies de Béarn, Aquitaine, France. We call it our mid-life crisis... We hope to spend more time there when our boys have finished school but in the meantime we love sharing it!
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