Secret Pyrenees

Lasseube, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Bed & Breakfast


In the foothills of the Pyrenees, a rambling, romantic garden to lose yourself in, a large swimming pool, wildlife and vineyards all around

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Drive 20-minutes south of Pau, the last, narrow 10k winds up, down and finally up, past old and newer homes (watch out for wild boar) to this friendly retreat with rustic stylish rooms and serene views. You don’t have to be sporty to stay here but you’ve expert advice on hand if you are: Tobias knows every trail and piste and wants guests to have the best, adventurous fun.

He and Zayne gladly give a steer on restaurants and wine tastings too, this is Jurancon country, and as well as chats over breakfast – indoors or out, continental style with cereals, fruit (their figs and sometimes peaches), great coffee, bread and yogurt, home-made muffins and cakes- there are evening drinks and canapés most Fridays.

Walk 25 minutes into the village for a good meal, explore endless trails and set off on great adventures with suggestions from Tobias.

Secret Pyrenees - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Exploring awesome mountains, rivers, beaches
  • Cooling off in the pool
  • Touring local vineyards
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You should know

  • No communal living area, yet
  • You need a car to get about
  • No bar in the local village

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Book a minimum of 2 nights with us direct and mention that you found us on Sawday's and we'll give you a bottle of Jurancon wine on arrival, so you can sit by the pool and gaze at the mountains.

Booking information

Check in
4pm-8pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
1 November - 1 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurant 2km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €80
Surcharges
Singles €80-€90.
3 Doubles
From €80

Reviews

We booked 3 nights at Secret Pyrenees and wished we could have stayed longer. The rooms are beautifully decorated with quality finishes and there is excellent attention to detail. It is a renovated French farm house with lovely stone walls so the rooms were very quiet. Breakfast was fabulous with fresh, home-baked food which was served in a lovely dining space in the main part of the house. Guests have access to seating areas in the garden and around the large swimming pool. It’s easy to relax there! The hosts, Zane and Tobias are friendly, accommodating and very helpful in every possible way.

Jill, Melbourne

Secret Pyrenees is a glorious spot to bookend your days in the Béarn. Perfectly placed for adventure sports in the mountains or on the rivers, enjoying the Basque coast, or taking a tour of the local vineyards. Return in the evenings to picnic, drink a glass of wine and take a dip in the pool watching the swallows fill the evening sky, the night fall and the mountains fade to black.

Jane, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The grounds and mature garden here are vast and lovely, with south westerly views of the Ossau valley; owls, bats, deer and red kites live here; a tunnel of roses leads to the swimming pool. And Jurancon vineyards are all around; walk to Domaine Tinou for a tasting. It’s a five-minute drive or 25-minute walk to Lasseube for provisions or an auberge meal (closed Mondays). As for activities: trail-run, ski and cycle the cols - kayak the Gave d’Ossau…

Local points of interest from Tobias & Zayne Mews

  • We're situated in the heart of the wine growing region of the Jurancon - a delicious sweet wine, traditionally used to anoint the kings of France.
  • For cycling fanatics, the Bearn Pyrenees is paradise. The Tour de France passes through the region every year and Pau (20 mins away) has hosted the Tour over 70 times. The infamous Col d'Aubisque is 40 kms away.
  • If you like cheese - your'e come to the right place. The Bearn Pyrenees is home to the delicious Ossau-Iraty. You can go cheese tasting in many of the farms, or follow the Route de Fromage across the Pyrenees.
  • We are situated at the head of three valleys - the Ossau, Aspe and Baretous. Each of these valleys harbours hundreds of kilometres of epic hiking paths to walk or trail run along.
  • Nearby Pau (20 mins) is a bastion of Englishness. It's home to the first golf club to be created outside of Great Britain, a real tennis-court, a first class hippodrome, a Philomonic Orchestra, a beautiful Chateau and panoramic views of the Pyrenees.
  • The Bearn is neatly sandwiched between the Haut Pyrenees and the Pays Basque - offering the ability to go to the beach one day and the next head up into the mountains. Or you can pop over the border to nearby Spain (1h10mins) where another world awaits.

Introducing

Tobias & Zayne Mews

Vivacious and engaging Tobias is British and Zayne is South African; they speak French and Spanish fluently and have forged strong links with the local Béarn community. Welcoming guests here allows them to pursue the sports they love, to use their languages and inspire others to enjoy the Pyrenees whether in a sporting, leisure or cultural way. Tobias is an adventure sports expert and knows the area back to front. His mum has a house here too.