5 Bedroom (Sleeps 10) House in Salies-De-Béarn

Spacious, renovated village house with 10.5 metre private pool equidistant from Beaches And Mountains.
At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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  • Property Type: House
  • Location: Salies-De-Béarn
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: £900
  • High season price per week: £1950
  • Average price per week:£1117
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (9 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Maison Mailhes is a spacious renovated house with an 10.5 metre private pool and enclosed garden. Easily sleeping 10 people in 2 double (both en suite) and 3 twin bedrooms and with space for cots, it is ideal for extended families, families holidaying together, and groups of friends. Inside and outside dining tables seat up to 12, and 2 comfortable sitting rooms mean there is no shortage of space to relax indoors.

Carresse is a flourishing village in the Béarn/Basque borders. People come from several miles around to the excellent bakery, just 200 metres from Maison Mailhes. There is also a bar/restaurant (Chez Camy) which serves food every lunchtime and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, a post office, an English-speaking doctor and a pharmacy all within 400 metres.

With easy access to the stylish resort of Biarritz and famous Atlantic surfing beaches, Maison Mailhes is an obvious summer destination, but with full central heating and double glazing it provides a comfortable base for a memorable holiday at any time of year. The countryside is perfect for walking and cycling, whilst a relaxing interlude at the thermal spa, a round of golf or a game of tennis in Salies-de-Béarn is just 10 mins away. There are numerous activities, sights and attractions nearby, and in winter skiing in the Pyrénées makes an outstanding day trip.


Any local taxes
Gas (except for long stays which exclude the cost of gas)
Bedding appropriate to the season
Bed linen
Bathroom towels
Tea towels and hand towels in the kitchen
Hand towels in the WC
Swimming pool towels in summer
Change of bed linen and towels for stays of more than 1 week
High chair and cot if required.

We are happy to accommodate 1 or 2 small dogs for a small extra charge of £20 per stay per dog to cover the cost of extra cleaning.

Many guests comment on the unexpected extras such as a cool box and picnic equipment, which make Maison Mailhes a real home from home and ensure a relaxing holiday.


Ground Floor:
Large sitting room – double aspect with 3 seat sofa, 2 seat sofa and 2 armchairs, other chairs and furnishings. Television with Freesat (UK channels) and DVD player
iPod Dock DVD Library.
Small sitting room – 3 comfy chairs, a variety of games, books and toys.
Cloakroom – WC and wash hand basin
Utility room – washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board,
Kitchen/dining room – well equipped and beautiful beamed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite worktops containing electric oven, gas hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is a wide range of other equipment including food processor, electric kettle, milk frother, filter coffee machine, espresso pot, and plenty of glassware, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils. The hand-made solid oak dining tables were commissioned from a local craftsman, and have been especially designed to join together to seat up to 12 or be used separately to create a more intimate environment for a smaller group. The door opening on to the terrace makes al fresco dining effortless.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 – double aspect with King size bed, ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower, wc, bidet and washbasin.
Bedroom 2 – double aspect with double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, washbasin
Bedroom 3 – twin beds
Bedroom 4 – twin beds
Family bathroom with bath, separate shower, wc, bidet, washbasin.

Second Floor:
Bedroom 5 – twin beds under the original beams


Terrace with dining tables and chairs for 12 and large parasol.
10.5 x 6.5 metre private swimming pool with alarm
Sun loungers and parasols
Folding garden chairs
Shed with storage space for bicycles, surf boards and skis
Grassy areas where children can play.
Off-street parking for up to 4 cars


There are plenty of great activities nearby and the countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. There are numerous activities, sights and attractions nearby, and during the winter skiing in the Pyrénées is an option.

The Atlantic beaches are 45 minutes away and offer a wide choice including the stylish resort Biarritz, the enchanting Basque village Bidart, the surfers’ paradise Hossegor, and the beautiful and popular St-Jean-de-Luz. Even closer (18 km) is Lac de Sames with a sandy beach, water slides and pedalos. Lac d'Orthez (24 km) has all this plus bumper boats. Base de Pop in Guiche is a lovely lake with free swimming, and paddle boards, boats and canoes to hire, but the main attraction is the enormous (and terrifying!) water jump which teenagers love, as well as an 'Aqua Park' for younger children and the less adventurous. Or try Aqua Béarn, a charming water park in Estialescq, great fun and suitable for all ages. San Sebastián in Spain, with a strong Basque character and fabulous beach, is less than 1 hour away.

The area has many excellent restaurants. As well as Chez Camy in Carresse, L'Escale on the banks of the Gave d'Oloron is within walking distance at just 800 metres away. There are a number of popular restaurants in Salies-de-Béarn but a firm favourite with the locals and visitors alike is La Belle Auberge, 4 km away in the small village of Castagnède.

Maison Mailhes is situated 6 km east of Sorde l'Abbaye, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Chemin de St Jacques (Way of St James), an ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella which is still followed today. The Abbey retains some of the original (11th Century) mosaics and panels. Travelling 6 km in the opposite direction will bring you to the with its thermal baths, shops, restaurants and sporting facilities including golf and tennis.

The Gave (river) d’Oloron is within 10 minutes walk. It is one of only 2 rivers in France where the salmon still return naturally to their spawning grounds each year, and is reputedly one of the best fishing rivers in France. Our managers can organise fishing permits for our guests. The Gave is also good for swimming and kayaking, and there is white water rafting upstream.

Just 6 km away is the beautiful and historic spa town of Salies-de-Béarn and there are other fascinating medieval towns to explore close by, including Sauveterre-de-Béarn, Orthez, Navarrenx and St Jean Pied de Port. A 25 minute drive south brings you to Saint-Palais, a market town in the Basque region and so with a very different style and culture.

This region of France is known for its gastronomy and each nearby town has its weekly market selling local produce as well as gift items and souvenirs. There are a number of supermarkets within a 10 or 15 minute drive for more routine shopping.

The only independent wine producer in the Béarn, Pascal Lapeyre, is just a few minutes away in Salies-de-Béarn. The Lapeyre family has been making wine here since 1909, and it is generally agreed that they produce the best wines in the Béarn. Look out for them – Domain Guilhemas and Domaine Lapeyre – in local restaurants and shops. Better still, call in and taste them and have a look at the huge oak barrels containing the aging wine before buying a few bottles to drink at Maison Mailhes or to take home as souvenirs.

For those who like to be active there’s an enormous choice, but many of our summer guests find it hard to tear themselves away from the lovely pool.


Biarritz and Pau airports are just ¾ hr drive from Maison Mailhes, Tarbes-Ossun-Lourdes 1 hr, Bordeaux 1¾ hrs, Toulouse 2¼ hrs. All are served by scheduled and lost-cost airlines from the UK and Ireland, are close to a motorway and have car hire available.

Bilbao ferry port is 131 miles, Santander 185 miles, St Malo 445 miles and Caen 490 miles. We can offer guests up to 10% discount on Brittany Ferries sailings between the UK and France or Spain.

TGVs from Paris stop at Puyoo (15 min drive) and Orthez (25 min drive). Car hire is available in Orthez close to the station.

9 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Maison Mailhes

By Pettitt on 11-Jul-2020

This lovely house is perfect for a large family holiday. It is situated in a small village which unlike many others has a thriving restaurant/ bar/ cafe, a bakery and a pharmacy. A short walk or bike ride takes you to the riverside where you can swim, the countryside is perfect for cycling and walking and there are lovely small French towns in every direction. Spain is less than an hour away as is the Atlantic coast- there are so many things to do! That said, you will find it hard to tear yourself away from the beautiful pool which is perfectly situated in full view of the outside eating area. The bedrooms are spacious, there are plenty of bathrooms and the kitchen is fantastic with plenty of room for a family of 12 to dine. It is extremely well equipped, not only with good quality china for dining but also with unbreakable crockery for picnicking or for use by the pool. My husband used the small study to work and there is a lounge should you ever have time to watch the television!.There is a large garden for the children to play in and a shed to store games and bikes. The owners are highly responsive and keen to ensure that you have a problem-free stay.

5 of of 5

Family of 4

By Darren on 09-Aug-2019

We stayed at Maison Mailhes for 10 nights in August; family of 4 plus our dog. This is a fantastic property - the pictures really don't do it justice. Spacious, well laid out, and nice blend of traditional simplicity with the modern bits you need. Lots of small things like having ample good quality crockery and glassware, BBQ things, everything you need in the kitchen make a big different. It really wants for nothing and makes for a relaxing experience. Lovely pool and big garden so we spent a lot of time just playing and relaxing at the house We loved the surrounding area for walking, cycling and river swimming and most of the time didn't need to venture too far from the local villages and small towns with fantastic markets. We took 1 day trip to San Sebastian which is well worth a visit. The owner was fantastic and very prompt and helpful in communications, as was their property manager out there. Highly recommended!

5 of of 5

Fabulous house, huge enclosed garden, stunning pool

By The Short Family on 26-Jul-2018

The property is so spacious, the garden was completely secure for my little dog. The pool was a lot bigger than it looks but has a shallow end with steps down into water. The pool is secured by an alarm if a child or a dog fell in.The house is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. It has a massive kitchen. A TV with British channels. The house is a two minute walk from a bakery and a short ride from main town. It was centrally located to the sites that we wanted to visit ie Biaritz, Loardes, San Sebastian etc

5 of of 5


4/9/21 to 2/10/21 Mid Season 7 to 10 guests £1300 per week
4/9/21 to 2/10/21 Mid Season 6 guests or fewer £1150 per week
2/10/21 to 18/12/21 Low Season 7 to 10 guests £1100 per week
2/10/21 to 18/12/21 Low Season 6 guests of fewer £900 per week
2/10/21 to 28/5/22 Long Stay 3 consecutive months minimum €1.100 per month plus gas
18/12/21 to 1/1/22 Christmas £300/night, min 4 nights, week £1950
1/1/22 to 28/5/22 Low Season 7 to 10 guests £1,100 per week
1/1/22 to 28/5/22 Low Season 6 guests or fewer £900 per week
28/5/22 to 16/7/22 Mid Season 7 to 10 guests £1,350 per week
28/5/22 to 16/7/22 Mid Season 6 guests or fewer £1,150 per week
16/7/22 to 3/9/22 High Season £1,950 per week
3/9/22 to 1/10/22 Mid season 7 to 10 guests £1.350 per week
3/9/22 to 1/10/22 Mid Season 6 guests or fewer £1,150 per week
1/10/22 to 24/12/22 Low Season 7 to 10 guests £1,100 per week
1/10/22 to 24/12/22 Low Season 6 guests or fewer £900 per week
1/10 22 to 27/5/23 Long Stay 3 consecutive months minimum €1.100 per month plus gas
24/12/22 to 1/1/23 Christmas £300/night, min 4 nights, week £1950



Children Welcome
Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Private Pool


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions