La Bergerie

Montestrucq, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Bed & Breakfast


In a beautiful, sparsely populated area of the Béarn, expect heart-warming gastronomic cuisine by bon viveur Didier and generous Sabine

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Through ancient woods and unspoilt farmland you wind your way up to little Montestrucq, to a farm half a mile from the church, steeped in ancient character. Now, in the former bergerie, are sheepskin-strewn sofas, standing timbers, a huge open fire and, upstairs, bedrooms charming and cosy… Irish bed linen, pure wool carpets, Italian walk-in showers. Cassoulets, piperades, fondues, wild boar: Didier loves his ‘cuisine gourmande’ and sources with gusto; Sabine is full of smiles. The house faces south, the pool is inviting with a sauna too, and views soar over the hills to the majestic Pyrénées.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Heated swimming pool.
Closed
Rarely.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Lunch, €20. Dinner €30. Gastronomic dinner €42. Non-alcoholic drinks complimentary. Restaurants 10km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €98
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
1 Twin
From €98
1 Double
From €98
2 Doubles
From €98

Reviews

A lovely place, quiet and calm, with comfortable rooms and really excellent food. Sabine and Didier are lovely hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble. Outside there are wonderful views over rolling wooded farmland - and a swimming pool to enjoy too. We came for a couple of nights and did not leave the house once, it was such a good place to relax. Didier takes his food seriously - cures his own ham and makes his own charcuterie - and keeps a decent cellar too. Pale carpets upstairs mean you have to take your shoes off before getting to your room. No credit cards, so take cash.

John, London

My husband and I booked a five night break at La Bergerie and visited in September. We had a wonderful stay and Didier and Sabine (and Dickie) were such wonderful hosts. We were thoroughly looked after, and were welcomed into their home. I would highly recommend La Bergerie for families, couples and groups looking to explore a beautiful part of France, and parts of Northern Spain. The house is stunning in all aspects, as is the food if you choose to dine in the evening. We did twice and had an amazing feast made from local produce, with fantastic wine. We certainly can't wait to visit again.

Katie, London

This place is worth a journey! We stayed three nights with our delightful and warmly friendly hosts Sabine and Didier (not forgetting Dicky!) Didier does the cooking and cares greatly about the quality and provenance of his ingredients, many being local and organic. His home-cured ham is a winner, and that cappuccino of crème de cèpes... wow! Dinner is an event not to be missed. The house and surroundings are restful, and the guest accommodation is of excellent quality. Special place? You bet!

Tony, Nottingham

Fantastic place and amazing food! Very nice welcome from the owners and a very tasty complementary aperitif! The food is really nice and smartly presented. The room is clean and it has a lovely walking shower. The view from the place is fantastic and the swimming poole is suitable for children.. We stayed three nights , my husband, myself and my two-year old baby. We totally enjoyed our stay!

Melinda, Sicily

We highly recommend La Bergerie and the hospitality of Didier and Sabine (and Dici!). What a beautiful and peaceful setting. It felt like we had just gone to visit friends in their home and we were made to feel so welcome. We will DEFINITELY be returning to see our new friends again as soon as we possibly can!

Matt, Eastbourne

A great chambre d'hote of excellent quality situated in an exeptionally beautiful landscape of rolling hills and a view of the Pyrenees. The excellence of the site is matched by the warm and friendly reception of the hosts and their cuisine is also in itself worth the trip!

Erland

La Bergerie offers the true French 'en famille' experience. We were made to feel at home and part of the family, with the house and garden ours to freely enjoy. Dinner was the real French gourmand experience, all made at home or locally, and delicious. We had great evenings 'a table', with conversation flowing and it felt like a night in with friends. Breakfast was equally copious, setting us up for the day. Location is fab too, with the Pyrenees visible in the near distance. Didier and Sabine are the perfect hosts, and 'super sympa', with a natural affinity in people. We will be back...

Tessa

Two years on we have very fond memories of our stay in La Bergerie. Such a warm welcome from Didier and Sabine in their wonderful home in the countryside, conveniently located close to the Pyrenees and also for day trips to the coast. Delicious food and great conversation despite some language barriers (!) Didier is a character and took us on his weekly shopping trip to his suppliers, cheese makers, vineyards, buying trout. The location of La Bergerie the perfect place to unwind, great views from the terrace and refreshing dips in the pool. We hope to visit again! Lucy, Luis & Inés

Lucy, Madrid

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sabine & Didier Meyer

  • Charming B&B, romantic, peaceful, in a totally isolated environment, inviting, relaxing and authentic. Nearby to all kinds of activities, located in Béarn, by the ports of 'Pays Basque', of 'Salies de Béarn', of 'Sauveterre' and of 'Navarrenx'.
  • Everything you need to relax and recharge: soft gowns for your use, a communal large screen TV, unlimited calls, wifi, a computer, a HifI system, 2 sitting rooms with fireplaces, 1 study, 7 terrasses, a salt-water swimmimng pool of 4x9 metres and a sauna.
  • Recommended by the renowned French chef Christian CONSTANT: our "bistronomic" cuisine is authentic, gourmet and generous. Based on top-quality, local and organic produce, as well as fish and game. The culinary art of "La Bergerie" will entice you!
  • Satisfy your guilty pleasures! An excellent wine list, apéritifs (Whisky bar), and digestifs (Armagnac bar) are all on offer. We are especially licensed and set up for these. Borrow our electric bikes and enjoy a picnic with a packed lunch.
  • As well as 130m2 of living space and 7 terrasses, there are numerous services on offer: hairdressing, beauty care, massage service, 45mins from the mountains and the sea, you can take a chaffeur and we can add it to your bill.
  • Located in Béarn, you can set off from La Bergerie and discover numerous treasures of 'French Tuscany' and even embark on a train trip of 2000m to the Artoute lake to discover marmottes, isards and bearded vultures.