La Conciergerie was originally the gate house for the chateau in the small village of Méritein. It stands in the grounds of the chateau, but is now a seperate family holiday home. It has three spacious bedrooms that can comfortably sleep up to six adults with cots available for toddlers and babies. Here you have the best of both worlds, as the house is situated in a typically quiet french village, but is only a ten minute walk to Navarrenx, where you'll find several bars, some with live music, restaurants, antique shops, art gallery artisanal markets, cycle hire, boulangeries, charcuteries and banks. There are tennis courts, a large outdoor swimming pool and petanque area.Every year Navarrenx hosts the 'World Champion Salmon Fishing' competition in the magnificent river, the 'Gave d'Oloron' where you can also try canoeing, rafting and kayaking. If you prefer walking or cycling there are hundreds of kilometres of quiet roads to do both, or cycle off-road on the well marked forest routes. Horse riding and hot air ballooning are available locally too. The Tour de France passes very near every year on it's way to and from the nearby Pyrénées mountains.
This holiday house in Navarrenx is pet / dog friendly.
Méritein is in an area called the Béarn in the Pyrénées Atlantiques department of Aquitaine. This part of France stretches all the way down from Bordeaux to the Pyrénées mountains and the Spanish border, with the Atlantic coast to the west. We are about an hour from the mountains and about an hour from Biarritz on the coast. You can fly to either Pau airport (40 mins away) from Stansted or Bristol or to Biarritz from Stansted, Luton, Birmingham and Dublin with Ryanair. You can also fly to Biarritz from Gatwick with Easyjet. By ferry you can sail from Portsmouth to Bilbao on the north coast of Spain with P&O Ferries or to Santander from Plymouth with Brittany Ferries. We are about 3 hours drive from Bilbao and about 4 hours from Santander. Once across the channel, you can drive from the western channel ports to Méritein within a day, Calais is about a 12-13 hour drive.
We would like a deposit of 30% on booking with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. If you book within 8 weeks of your holiday the full amount is payable then. A damage deposit of 250.00 euros (refundable) is also required. All prices are per week and are from Saturday to Saturday. You can arrive from 4pm on the Saturday and you must vacate by 10am the following Saturday. All prices are quoted are for the entire house, per week. The prices include electricity, water and central heating but there is an additional charge for heating during the winter months. Prices include bed linen, towels, tea towels etc. Discounts may be available for couples or individuals and out of season bookings.