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Wonderful! 4.9/5
Free cancellation until60 days before check-in

Tracey Howes

Property # 8161792

Maison Acanthe: spacious, character farmhouse with private pool, near Madiran

Property overview

About this rental

  • Farmhouse
    • 1615 sq. ft
  • 4 bedrooms
    • 7 beds
    • Sleeps 9
  • 2 bathrooms
    • 2 full baths
  • Spaces
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Terrace

Beautifully restored farmhouse near Madiran, Hautes-Pyrénées, 12m pool with steps, stunning views, beautiful garden with sweeping lawn, peaceful location

Rooms and beds

Bedrooms: 4(People: 9)

Bedroom 3 - First floor


Bedroom 2 - Ground floor


Bedroom 1 - Ground floor

king · Cot

Bedroom 4

single (3)

Bathrooms: 2

Bathroom 2 - First floor

Toilet · Bath with shower

Bathroom 1 - Ground floor

Toilet · Shower


  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Terrace
  • Dining
    Seating for 10 people
  • Garden



  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Children Welcome
  • Parking
  • Heater

Safety features

  • Smoke detectorDining room and top of stairs
  • Exterior lighting
  • Carbon-monoxide detectorLoft
  • First-aid kitCupboard above washing machine
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisherKitchen beside fridge and fire blanket beside cooker

Location Type

  • village
  • mountain
  • Rural


  • HeatingVery efficient gas fired central heating. Hot water provided by combi bolier so constant hot water.
  • Wood stoveWoodburning stove in lounge and dining area
  • Hair dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels availableBath towels, handtowels and bathmats provided (please bring your own poolside towels)
  • Iron & board
  • Washing machine
  • Internet
  • Linens providedBedlinen and tea towels provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Microwave
  • Coffee makerCafetière
  • Pantry itemsTea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, oil, vinegar. Welcome pack provided includes butter, cheese, fresh bread, wine.
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & utensilsLarge range of cooking utensils and equipment provided
  • Barbecue
  • HobGas hob
  • OvenElectric fan-assisted oven
  • FridgeLarge American fridge/freezer with chilled water dispenser and cubed or crushed ice making facility
  • Toaster


  • Childs highchair


  • GamesBoard games provided
  • BooksExcellent selection of reading and cookery books
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable TVSatellite with access to all UK channels
  • StereoiPod/tablet/smartphone speakers - please bring your own USB cables
  • DVD playerDVD and Blu-ray player


  • Kayak/canoeKayak/canoeing available in Aire sur l'Adour or further afield in the Pyrennées
  • GolfThe oldest golf course in France is at Pau, approximately 45 minutes drive away. Golf is also available at Eugénie les Bains, also 45 minutes drive.


  • wheelchair inaccessibleGravelled drive and steps makes wheelchair access difficult

Pool / Spa

  • Private pool12m x 5m pool with steps. Shallow end 1.1m, deepest point 1.5m, shallow shelf around edge of pool. Under water light in pool for night-time illumination. Electric pool cover.


  • The house and garden are ideal for family holidays. There are two wood-burning stoves in case of Spring/Autumn chilly evenings - one in the original inglenook fireplace in the dining area, the other in the living room. The large living room has a 40" HD satellite TV with access to Netflix, Youtube and Spotify and a DVD/Blu-ray player. The kitchen dining area has ipod/phone/tablet speakers (please bring your own USB cables). There are plenty of board games for guests to play. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, large clothes horse. Rotary line in garden. Cleaning/Towels/Linen: Towels and bedlinen are included but not beach towels. The house is cleaned and towels/linen changed at changeover. House management team visits once or twice during your stay to mow lawn, clean pool and ensure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay. If all you want to do is sit in the sunshine and let the world pass you by, please help yourself to one of the many good reads in the bookcase in the study area, drink in the views and enjoy the total peace and quiet. Every effort has been made to make this feel like a home. Outside:The south facing garden, which is private and not overlooked, is 3/4 of an acre and mostly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. The 12m private pool, with alarm, is at the bottom of the garden. It has steps that lead into it and a shallow end for children and a shallow slope round the edge of the pool. There are 6 sun-loungers pool side. The terrace runs around the house with a covered area for eating outside under the pergola (seating for 10) and a smaller covered terrace. There is also a barbecue for guests to use as they wish. The house is on its own up a no through lane so parents and children can safely enjoy plenty of privacy and peace and quiet.


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
  • No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
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Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.

House Rules

Check in after: 16:00
Check out before: 9:30
  • Children allowedCot, bedlinen, highchair, child-friendly crockery

  • No pets

  • No events

  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed outside the house

  • Max guests: 9

Cleaning practices

  • Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC

  • Cleaned with disinfectant

Hosted by Tracey Howes

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