Travel

Travel

If you would like to get in touch about staying at Pyron or have any questions about the area, travel or events, please contact us by either completing our Enquiry Form on our Booking Page or you can email us directly: info@maisonpyron.com. We will reply as soon as we can and we look forward to welcoming you here. We will send you local directions on how to reach Pyron prior to your stay.

The property is situated between Hagetmau (5 minutes by car, 3 km) and Saint Sever (10 minutes by car, 11 km). Both towns have cafés, boulangeries, patisseries, markets and independents stores in the centre and there are several supermarkets between 5-10 minutes drive from here.

COVID-19 Information

We are monitoring the situation and will review your summer 2020 booking with you closer to your stay.

Stage two of déconfinement in France is expected to last from 2 June until 21 June.

From 2 June, the 100 km travel limit is lifted; beaches, parks, lakes, cafés and restaurants will re-open with social distancing in place and groups are still limited to a maximum of 10 people in public spaces.

From now until 15 June, the rules state that only a French national and/or a permanent resident returning to their main home, can enter France (unless travelling for one of several valid reasons as stated on a new attestation travel form).

From 15 June, border restrictions and travel into France from European countries are to be lifted; “reciprocal” voluntary quarantines may be in place for people arriving in France from countries that have their own quarantines for people arriving from France, such as the UK and decisions will be made on whether to relax/open border restrictions on arrivals into France from outside the European Union.

Stage three of déconfinement will start on 22 June - more information will follow at that time.

For holidays after 15 June 2020, please come back to us around that time, when we will update our site with any relevant developments relating to governmental decisions. For stays beyond 15 June, our normal contract and cancellation policy applies for now.

If the situation remains unclear regarding travel, we will discuss options available with you in the hope of finding a solution. Two options could be to reduce our current cancellation policy and balance payment timeline to help with last-minute decision making.

Due to the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis on the tourism sector, we can offer postponements to later in 2020 under French law if that is suitable to both parties. Where it is not suitable, then a credit note valid for 18 months will be offered. Should the credit note not be used after 18 months, then it is fully refundable.

Here are some useful sites for the latest advice and information: French Government (French); French Government (English) and UK Government.

Providing clean and safe accommodation is always a priority and we will be putting further thorough cleaning measures into place following official recommendations. This following will take place:

  • Thorough airing of property before and during cleaning
  • Cleaning followed by disinfection of surfaces
  • Thorough attention paid to items that are frequently touched (door handles, light switches, remote controls…)
  • Wearing masks and gloves to clean
  • Washing of household linen at high temperature
  • Washing dishes at high temperature
  • Respect of social distancing rules upon arrival
  • Removing soft furnishings, cushions, etc...
  • Changing shower curtains at changeover
  • Providing digital Welcome Guides
  • Only one property will be rented out to one family/one group of families in summer 2020.

Updated 1 June 2020

For now we are carrying out some planned projects such as installing new solar heating panels for the pool and carrying out a make-over to the terrace in-front of Maison Pyron. This involves installing a new large terrace awning; removing the overgrown leylandii hedge to replace it with a lower wall/screening and surface for a new large plancha and preparation area giving lovely views of the gardens at the back of Pyron. We are also continuing to work on our permaculture potager and rediscover the already existing paths in our woodland by clearing some of the old fallen oak trees, which we will then season for future firewood.

Airports

Situated between the two towns of Saint Sever and Hagetmau, you can fly to five international airports, which are close to Pyron:

Biarritz (1 hr 25 mins drive)

Ryanair flies from Stanstead, Dublin

EasyJet flies from London Gatwick

Flybe flies from Birmingham, Southampton

Air France flies from London City, Heathrow


Bordeaux (1 hr 50 mins drive)

Flybe flies from Birmingham, Southampton

Ryanair flies from Stanstead, Edinburgh

EasyJet flies from Bristol, Luton, London Gatwick, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow and London Southend

British Airways flies from London Gatwick

Air France flies from Heathrow


Lourdes (Tarbes) (1 hr 15 mins drive)

Ryanair flies from Stanstead


Bergerac (2 hrs 30 mins drive)

BA fliesfrom London City

Flybe flies from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Southampton, Manchester

Ryanair flies from Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool, Stanstead

Jet2 flies from Leeds Bradford


Toulouse (2 hrs 30 mins drive)

British Airways flies from Heathrow

EasyJet flies from Bristol, London Gatwick, Luton

Jet2 flies from Manchester

Ryanair flies from Stanstead

Flybe flies from Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton

Air France flies from Heathrow


Pau (50 mins drive)

Air France flies from London Heathrow to Paris Charles de Gaulles, where you can transfer to an internal flight to Pau.

There are currently no direct flights to Pau from the UK. Ryanair now flies to Lourdes and Cityjet stopped flights from London City to Pau in 2014.


For futher details visit: AirFrance, BritishAirways, Ryanair, Flybe, Jet2 and EasyJet.


Ferries

You can sail to 2 port in Northern Spain:

Bilbao: 2 hours 45 mins drive and enjoy a 24 hour crossing from Portsmouth (Brittany Ferries)

Santander: 3 hours 45 mins drive and enjoy a 24 hour crossing from Portsmouth (Brittany Ferries)

You can also sail to several ports in France:

St Malo: 6 hrs 30 mins drive (Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries)

Caen: 7 hrs drive (Brittany Ferries)

Le Havre: 7 hrs 30 mins drive (Brittany Ferries, LD Lines)

Dieppe: 7 hours 50 mins drive (DFDS)

Cherbourg: 7 hours 50 mins drive (Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, Stena Line, Irish Ferries)

Roscoff: 7 hours 40 mins drive (Brittany Ferries)

Calais: 9 hours 20 mins drive (Eurotunnel, DFDS, P & O Ferries)

Dunkirk: 9 hours 30 mins drive (DFDS)

For further details visit: AFerry, Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, LD Lines, DFDS, P & O Ferries, Eurotunnel, Stena Line, Irish Ferries, and Direct Ferries

Please note that if you book a stay at Maison Pyron & Le Grenier (sleeps 12) through Holiday France Direct, they will provide you with a discount code entitling you to a 20% discount on ferry travel with Brittany Ferries.


Train

Mont de Marsan: 30 mins drive (with TGV links to Paris)

Orthez : 30 mins drive (TGV links)

See TVG for further details.


Car Hire

Available at the local airports. Being situated in the countryside, you will need a car for your stay here.

Holiday Autos, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Rhino and Avis are just some of the car hire companies here. Rhino offer a guest discount, please contact us for details.


Local Buses

Hagetmau to Mont de Marsan: There are 4 return buses / day.

Hagetmau to Dax: There are 2 return buses / day.

Saint Sever to Dax: There are 4 return buses / day.

See RDTL for further details.