About the Property

Why South-West France?

During a career in the travel and tourism industry Michael Jago discovered the then relatively unknown area of the Béarn and the Basque Country. He decided on the spot that this was where he would live one day.

Fifteen years later he and his wife Carol scoured the region of Aquitaine and bought a house in the small, working village of Ogeu-les-Bains between Pau and Oloron-Sainte-Marie.

After ten years of working on the house and garden, reclaiming fields, converting a disused barn, the house is now finished (or as “finished” as seventeenth-century properties ever are) and is available for rental for 11 months during the year (from January to November).


Different configurations are available for rental:

The main house has five double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room, library, dining room, kitchen., laundry room and downstairs cloakroom. It sleeps 10 people comfortably.

The cottage has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open upstairs that includes sitting room, dining room and kitchen. It sleeps five people comfortably.

The studio has a large bedsitting room, bathroom and basic cooking facilities. It sleeps four people and is generally rented only in conjunction with either the main house or the cottage.

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