We've stayed at Park Cottage twice now and we can't fault it: the most beautiful pool and views; a really comfortable and well-equipped cottage; warm and friendly hosts who go out of their way to make your stay special; and an inspiring location within reach of both mountains and the Atlantic Coast. If you stay here you simply won't be disappointed.
The owners were very flexible when we changed our booking dates and were most welcoming on our arrival. The cottage and other buildings were an inspirational in appearance. Good-sized pool. Close to small tourist town with most necessary amenities. We intend to return next year.
We received a warm welcome from our hosts who live in the large house on the small estate. Thought had been given to our comfort with a welcome pack and everything clean and prepared.
The gite is well equipped with a large terrace and gas barbeque.
The two bedrooms upstairs are compact, but each have the benefit of a separate shower room. The twin bedroom downstairs is very spacious and comfortable with a larger bathroom.
The small pool is set in lovely well maintained gardens.
The town is 2.5km away and the walk is along a road without pavement and some fast traffic, but there is plenty of parking if you want to drive into the lovely town of Salies de Bearn for food shopping or restaurants, plus the Thursday morning market.
The Basque Region is almost a quaint overload! It is a wonderful, not overly-touristy place to visit - especially the town where we stayed, Salies-de-Bearn. We almost felt like locals because it was so quiet. I felt like Belle in the opening scene of Beauty and the Beast when she sings of a provincial town. We traveled with our four daughters - ages 10-18 - and they all loved the experience as well.
Our cottage was fabulous and the owners, Julie and Ian, and their three sons were so accommodating and nice. We had everything we needed to get by with a large family in a lovely, quiet setting with a picturesque pool and clean and well-appointed (and quaint!) lodgings. We absolutely loved our stay and hope to go back someday.
It should also be noted that this cottage is in an ideal location - quiet and set off from the main highway - but very close to the main road so that we could jump on and either head to the beaches or the mountains for hiking. It was perfectly situated for all of our day-travel adventures.
Also, my girls loved their adorable, loving dog.
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